For a restaurant well known for its Italian fare and perfectly portioned lunch specials, Mario's in East Setauket also offers something a little different: a take on a sashimi salad dish featuring ahi tuna, a trendy menu item these days even outside the scope of Asian cuisine.
The Dish: Sashimi salad ($16)
What's Inside: Ahi tuna sashimi seared and encrusted with sesame seeds, along with avocado, mango, mixed greens and a ginger dressing.
Eat This Because: You're craving something a little different. This salad adds variety to the Mario's menu and is a refreshing choice, with its savory seared tuna sashimi and cool mango slices.
Side Dish: The lunch specials need little introduction, but the baked ziti was also a standout menu item.