My wife Elsa and I opened in Cedarhurst in 1977 as a French continental restaurant - fancy and elegant (French and Italian dishes which was the format in vogue those days). As the years passed we moved away from the French and closer to the Italian. Ultimately in march 1990 we switched to family style - the present format. It is considered a fun way of going out to eat, attractive and flexible. We offer plenty of good food at moderate prices. All throughout the years we never lost focus of our aim to please and we still treat our fine clientele with that same white-glove type of respect and class. Eight years ago we opened up La Viola of Syosset. The following year we opened up in Boca Raton, and in November of 1999 we opened in West Palm Beach. At La Viola in Cedarhurst we have been featuring Opera since 1980.We call it "Opera/Broadway Nite Live"