Glass Expo Northeast™ (GENE) ’19 is designed to provide the architectural glass and metal industry with essential connections and information to help bring in big business. The event kicks off March 27-28 at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, N.Y. Previously, we gave some ideas for things to do while in Long Island, now we would like to offer some suggestions on places to eat.

Borrelli’s Italian Restaurant (0.8 miles from Long Island Marriott)

Since 1955, Borrelli’s Italian Restaurant has served traditional Italian cuisine to the surrounding community and beyond. For more than 60 years, the family owned and operated establishment has offered a variety of dishes ranging from Italian classics, including a variety of pastas such as stuffed raviolis, penne primavera and pasta carbonara, as well as mouthwatering seafood, steak, chicken and veal options.

Cafe Baci (1.6 miles from Long Island Marriott)

Cafe Baci serves classic Italian cuisine, with items such as penne alla caprese, ravioli riviera and rigatoni la folie. The pizza margherita and pizza momma are both made from traditional family recipes. The restaurant has received numerous awards and boasts that it is Long Island’s most popular Italian restaurant.

El Mofongo (1.8 miles from Long Island Marriott)

El Mofongo, established in 2016, is a family owned restaurant specializing in home-style Dominican and International cuisine. Chef Hector Henriquez brings with him years of culinary experience both in fine dining and home-style cooking. A true master of his art, his specialties will take you back to that comfort zone we call home. Come in and try it for yourself. Your taste buds will beg you for more.

If you are looking for even more options, the Long Island Marriott has several local restaurants listed on their website.

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GENE ’19 is co-sponsored by the Long Island Glass Association (LIGA), USGlass magazine,™ and Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal.