About Us

From a Sandwich Kitchen to Here

It has been over 40 years since we opened this restaurant. Prior to its opening, it was a sandwich “kitchen” known as the Dutch Door. Paul’s Italian-American Kitchen was born on March 28, 1973 with just a few menu items and only three spaghetti bowls. We catered coffee, rolls, bagels and egg sandwiches to a neighboring construction site, which was the Southampton Inn, then owned by the Passavia Family.

The following year we began to sell pizza. It was at that time, Southampton and all of the Hamptons were becoming the “seasonal vacation spot.” Summers began to bring chaos and madness, and Labor Day was the official beginning of winter.

Life Long Friends

Make your way to our local, family-owned restaurant for exciting pizzas. You’ll be glad to know that we also offer gluten-free options.

Giving You Even More Choices

In 1979 we had the opportunity to expand our restaurant and added more variety to our menu. We added salads, pasta, seafood, and more. We strive to serve our customers with quality food at reasonable prices in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Thank You

There are so many that shared in our lives, so many to thank. So THANK YOU to our loyal customers from years gone by, to the present, friends we have made over the years, and to our family. And to those who have past, our close friend Patrick Cunningham and Vinny Burns, our favorite bartender and mentor. But especially, we want to thank our children, Stacey, Andrew, Evan, and Petrina, who have grown up in the business and gave their time unselfishly, whether it was needed here at the restaurant or at home. We thank them for their dedication to us and to this restaurant, despite their hard work and never-ending work hours. They share in our beliefs and values – to operate an eating establishment with fine cuisine, courteous manner, and honesty. And for this, we are most proud and forever grateful.
Contact Paul’s Italian American Restaurant at 631-283-1861
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