707 Willis Ave, Williston Park, NY,11596
(16) 294 - 6670
DescriptionLa Parma is located at 707 Willis Avenue, Williston Park, NY. The paved parking lot does not appear to have any handicapped spaces. There is valet parking.
The street-level, single door entrance leads to a small vestibule and another single door to the hostess area. The bar area is straight ahead. A full-height bar, as well as several high tables can be found here. This area has wood floors. The dining room is fairly easy to navigate. The floor here is carpeted.
The mens' room is on the left as you enter the restaurant. The ladies' room is to the left of the bar area. Both restrooms are multi-stall, handicapped-accessible, with baby-changing stations.
The party room on the second floor requires steps to get to it.
- Surface of lot: paved
Places to rest: bench outside entrance
Paths and walkways: concrete
Doors: single - entryway - sinle
Number of floors: 2
Steps and staircases: to second floor
Width of aisles: adequate
Places to sit: tables & chairs, bar & high tables in lounge area
Location of restrooms: **
Type of restroom: muli-stall, handicapped-accessible
Ease of entry and exit: OK
Baby changing station: yes
Friendliness of staff: very friendly and efficient
Notes: * We did not see any handicapped spaces as we gave our car to the valet. ** The men's room is on the left as you enter the restroom. The ladies' room is to the left of the bar area
We were meeting friends, thinking La Parma would be fairly quiet at 6:30 on a Saturday evening. We were wrong! It was packed, with a variety of large parties celebrating a variety of happy events.
We pulled into the paved parking lot, gave our car to the valet and headed into the street-level, single door entrance, small vestibule, and another single door to the hostess area. If you have to wait for your car when leaving, there are benches just outside.
Straight ahead was the bar area, a full-height bar, as well as some tall tables.
The main dining room was to the right. Although not spacious, one can navigate fairly easily between tables. I suspect that it is somewhat better when there are fewer large parties. The carpeted floor does not impede getting around.
La Parma is a lively place with lots of happy sounds – people obviously enjoying themselves with huge portions of delicious food and caring service. Each course was as great as the one before. Good food and good company made for a fun evening! It all began in 1984 – “one of the original family-style Italian restaurants on Long Island…quality food, professional service and satisfying portions.” (website)
I happily took note of the fact that the entire back page of the menu is devoted to gluten-free options. Another great place to take my son!
Mens’ and ladies’ restrooms are not in the same area. The mens’ room is on the left as you enter the restaurant. The ladies’ room is to the left of the bar area. The restrooms are multi-stall, handicapped-accessible, with baby-changing stations.
As we were leaving we heard lively music coming from upstairs. There is a party room here, but the only way to get there is up stairs.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.laparma.com, when planning a visit, to “”know before you go.