Sicilian Cuisine from “Isola di Salina” in the heart of the Hamptons. The restaurant, which occupies a non-descript side street in Bridgehamton is owned by Tim and Cinzia (Chef) Gaglio and called Osteria Salina. You will be delighted to discover that it doesn’t feel buzzy, or hype-y; it just feels like a really good restaurant in the countryside of Sicily.
Chef Cinzia was born in New York City, to very Italian parents who had come from the countryside near Rome. “They brought me to Italy when I was a year old and I’ve never stopped spending a great deal of time there” says Cinzia. And that is one of the reasons they’ve flagged Sicily as the chief inspiration for the food at Osteria Salina. It is amazing what flows out of a kitchen when an individual with specific taste is truly watching everything like a hawk! Cinzia has assimilated vast stretches of taste from her Sicily experiences, her times in Lazio, and her times in New York. So it is not just Sicily that rolls across her stunning menu; you’ll find other Italian inspirations as well.