Chef Spotlight: Peter Van Der Mije of Osteria Leana in Oyster Bay

"I think my desire for simplicity is my distinguishing feature. When you strive for simple flavors and dishes, there is nothing to hide or cover up."

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5 Things to Try on Osteria Leana’s New Pasta Tasting Menu

"The $55 five-course pasta tasting menu is available Sunday-Thursday. It starts with antipasto, followed by a choice of three pasta dishes and a dessert."

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5 Mouthwatering, No-Fuss Dishes to Try at Osteria Leana

"Craving a good, honest Italian meal, I spoke with chef Peter Van Der Mije about some of the restaurant's most beloved dishes."

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Osteria Leana Chef Lets the Food be Food

"When Van Der Mije and his wife moved to Long Island five years ago, they grew tired of making long trips to Brooklyn
and Long Island City for nice dinners and decided to set up their own shop here."

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An Italian tavern.

"Osteria Leana offers a variety of signature Italian fare with new twists throughout each course."

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Sustainability and masterfully prepared Italian delicacies.

"Besides making fabulous food, Osteria Leana, is one of only two restaurants on Long Island that have a “green” certification."

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Skilled chef offers simple Italian fare at new Oyster Bay restaurant

“As the sun sets and the staff lights the candles, you’ll find Osteria Leana most hospitable:
a romantic hidden gem where the simple preparations done well display confidence and the skill of a chef.  ”

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Long Island Pulse visits Osteria Leana

“Osteria Leana in Oyster Bay is a feel-good kind of restaurant.
Walk in, look at its clean lines, its fresh and roomy aura and it’s obvious there is a thoughtful aesthetic at work here. ”

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Edible Long Island visits Osteria Leana

“In Italy, an osteria is a place serving wine and simple food. Osteria Leana in Oyster Bay is so much more.”

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Grants for Oyster Bay businesses help retain its beauty

"When Peter Van Der Mije opened Osteria Leana in the hamlet of Oyster Bay,
he was faced with the problem of how to bring people into a restaurant off the beaten track."

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Italian restaurant Osteria Leana opens in Oyster Bay

"Osteria Leana, a spiffy Italian restaurant with white-and-wood decor, an open kitchen and a communal table, has debuted in Oyster Bay."

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