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About Us

Welcome to the Homestead

About Cooking

Three brothers, inspired by their love of family, getting together with friends and a passion for great food, all became chefs and turned that passion in to the first Italian family style restaurant on Long Island.  When Avanti, located in Baldwin, opened in 1988, word of the superior quality food and generous portions spread quickly as lines formed out the door.  Several years later a second location, Elegante opened in Belmore and their reputation of outstanding cuisine continued.  When Elegante Grand Caterers opened in Massapequa, events were being booked even before the renovations were complete.

The Homestead

Today their dedication to quality cuisine continues with The Homestead in two locations.  The Homestead in Oyster Bay features a cozy tavern type feel in one area, a more elegant dining space with fire place as well as a large formal catering room seating up to 100 guests.  Also extending to a backyard courtyard with outdoor dining and live music, this location has long been one of the most popular eateries in a quaint town.  

We look forward to meeting you soon!

All the best,

The Ringle Brothers

est. 1896

The original Homestead of Oyster Bay, Long Island