Catering and Bar
95 E. Hoffman Ave., Lindenhurst
Lenny Fanelli, owner
Fanelli’s is not only a go-to spot on LI for the finest Italian food. Depending on the day of the week, there’s always a reason to stop in. They have brunch on Sunday mornings, pasta specials on Monday night, karaoke and two-for-one Martinis every day!
Years in Business: 10 months
Business description: Italian Restaurant, full large bar and a 100-person catering room.
How did you get into this business? It was always something that we wanted to do. We sold off our other business and bought this location.
How are you different from your competition? We serve non-traditional as well as traditional Italian dishes. We will create items that are not on the menu at your request. In the later hours we become a full service bar with live music, karaoke and other events.
What is your best selling item? Chicken Fanelli—Chicken breast sautéed in a balsamic reduction, then topped with roasted red peppers, Portobello mushroom and fresh mozzarella.
Tell us about your website? Can people shop online? People can place to-go orders on out site and then pick them up. All of our events are updated weekly and e-mails are sent to all on our mailing list.
What’s your favorite thing about living on LI? The proximity to the city, beaches and Montauk.
What’s your favorite local restaurant? Fanelli’s.
Hamptons or Fire Island? Hamptons.
Do you have a Long Island accent? You mean a Lawn Guyland accent? Yes.
Billy Joel, Mariah, or Run DMC? Billy Joel.