About Us: Cirella's Restaurants

The Cirella Family - Nearly 50 Years of Serving You

Sal Cirella opened his first restaurant in New York City nearly five decades ago. With his mother’s  inspiration and Sicilian recipes in hand, Sal gave his customers not only sumptuous Italian cuisine, but the warmth of a home-style meal as well.

Melville Long Island - Our Home Since 1987

In 1987, Sal's son Dean joined the business and they opened Cirella's in Melville, Long Island. With the addition of a second generation has come many new and exciting dishes to complement the traditional Italian specialties that have made their name famous. As has been the case for nearly 50 years, we’re sure that once you experience the authentic Italian flavor of Cirella’s — for lunch or dinner — you’ll become “alla familia”…one of the family.

Our Promise to You

At Cirella’s, we take pride in offering our customers a tantalizing blend of classic and modern approaches to Italian cooking, each with our own unique variations that set us apart from the majority of today’s “Italian” restaurants. And we do it all in a friendly, family atmosphere that’s equally conducive to business gatherings and private dining. The reason is simple: we have a passion for good times and fine food. And we love nothing more than sharing both with our customers. That’s why you’ll always find a member of the Cirella family on premises, and a standard of quality and service excellence that’s second to none.