A tradition of hospitality for over 30 years.
From Humble Beginings
Dominick was tutored by his father, Sime a master chef whose career blossomed on luxury cruise liners and in exclusive private clubs. His father served as a chief chef and manager of the renowned Century Club where he remained for many years. Dominick began working in the Century Club where he remained for five years, working as a waiter, head waiter, and assistant to the manager. His talents were thereafter nourished in various restaurants as a waiter and maitre d’ until 1981 when he opened the first Galleria Restaurant in Westbury.
It was immediately embraced by sophisticated diners who remained as loyal patrons until a fire destroyed the restaurant in 1984. Dominick’s lifetime dream came into being at 238 Post Avenue in Westbury. From the first shovel in the ground and its opening of its doors to the public, Dominick designed, created and assembled the all new Galleria. He reached out to waiters, captains and other personnel that he knew for years, modeling into an exciting, caring team. It served its first diners in November 1984 and the response was immediate.
The clientele of the first Galleria and the surrounding community adopted the new restaurant. The word spread and appreciative diners came from afar to savor the gracious service and fine cuisine. A vestibule of stars greets patrons as they enter the Galleria with pictures of famous movie and theatre celebrities that were the recipients of Dominick’s special attention. Renowned names in government, the law and theatre often grace the Galleria’s tables.
A fine restaurant is made up of many things; ambiance, selective foods, tender preparation, gracious service, all within a framework of leisure and care. To insure this Dominick personally selects all of the ingredients and supervises the kitchen, assuring that nothing leaves without his personal approval.