843 Fort Salonga Road, Kings Park, NY 11768
(631) 651 - 9887
Vespa Italian Chophouse is located at 843 Fort Salonga Road, Kings Park. There are two accessible spaces in the paved parking lot. A stone walkway requires one step up to the single door entrance. A small entryway leads to another door and the welcome area. There are several dining areas, one of which requires two steps to get to it. No steps are required to get to the large, outdoor tented dining area. There is a large, accessible, single-occupancy restroom in the rear of the dining room.
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: na
Paths and walkways: stone walkway to step up to main entrance
Doors: single doors
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: one step to main entrance - two steps to one area of dining room
Width of aisles: spacious
Places to sit: tables and chairs, full-height bar
Location of restrooms: rear of dining room
Type of restroom: large, single-occupancy, accessible with baby - changing station
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
Friendliness of staff: very pleasant and helpful
Notes: Large, tented outdoor dining area. Be careful when entering
Having enjoyed Vespa in Farmingdale, we were looking forward to trying Vespa Chop House in Kings Park. It was ice to be able to make a reservation specifically for outdoor dining under their large tent.
Parking wa easy in the large, paved lot. We saw two accessible spaces. Going in the single door main entrance requires a step up. If you cannot manage this, you can use the street level, side door.
There are several dining areas inside, with one area requiring two steps to get to reach the tables. Well-spaced tables and chairs are on wood floors. There is a full-height bar.
As I said, we were able to get a reservation outside. The seating here is also well-spaced. This area ha been tastefully decorated, complete with tablecloths, flowers and lovely lighting. Take note to be careful when entering the tent. The entrance has been delineated by what I would describe as the stoppers used in parking lots to keep cars from going too far forward. There is space between them, but I suspect it may not be wide enough for a walker of wheelchair. There is an area close t one side of the tent that seems wide enough for anyone to enter safely. Otherwise you might want to ask the restaurant to pick up a portion of the tent to make entering easier.
Our server greeted us with a delicious serving of garlic bread, and water all around. As he took our drink order he apologized in advance for service that might be “slow.” He explained that they were short staffed, but would do his best. I thought this was a nice gesture. We know that Covid has affected many things, but being up front about it was greatly appreciated. As it turned out, he was lovely and the service was fine.
On to our reason for coming, the food. Everything was delicious! Our salads were definitely large enough to share – and they shared them beautifully for us. All of our orders were great. Osso Bucco was huge, as well as delicious. Chicken parm was also tasty and large. Two of us ordered mussels, probably the largest order I have ever been served. Needless to say, they were exceptional as well? When it came to dessert, the tartuffo was perfect for sharing, and the cappuccino outstanding The name VESPA was sprinkled onto the top of the foam. It was by far the longest lasting foam I have ever had on a cappuccino.
Finally, a large, lovely, accessible, single-occupancy restroom had a baby-changing station.
Our evening couldn’t have been better!
As always, we at Destination:Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.vespaitalianchophouse.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go,”