In Italy, an osteria was originally a place serving wine and simple food. Osteria Leana honors that heritage by offering a select menu of modern Italian fare prepared with seasonally available ingredients from area farmers and vendors. Our bar offers a distinct wine list with over thirty bottles of white, red, and sparkling Italian wines and craft beers. Come try our signature cocktails featuring the finest spirits from New York and Long Island. With an open dining room that looks out to the kitchen, Osteria Leana is the perfect place for a light snack, an intimate meal, or simply a glass of wine.
Peter Van Der Mije
Osteria Leana is a mixture of everything Peter loves about restaurants — an intimate restaurant setting with an approachable cuisine that remains true to seasonality and freshness. Peter Van Der Mije has always wanted a restaurant to call his own. He and his wife Heather moved to Long Island with goals to open a farm to table restaurant focused on sustainable dining and highlighting the purity of simple clean Italian flavors. With extensive culinary experience in the hospitality industry, Peter is excited to fulfill his dream in Oyster Bay. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 2003, he began working in New York City for well-know chefs, Marcus Samuelsson, Jean Georges, and Dan Kluger. Peter enrolled in Cornell’s Hotel School earning an MBA in Hospitality Management. Peter is passionate about partnering with local businesses including food and beverage vendors to support the community and enhance the experience for his guests. He lives in Long Island with his wife Heather and their two sons William & Oliver and their Beagle, Bruce