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Sauce Runs in Our Family

         The Gherardi family, long-time East Hampton residents have been saying for years that the Hamptons need a great Italian comfort food style restaurant. When the opportunity to take over one of the oldest restaurant spaces in the Hamptons became available they jumped on it. Their concept was to create a casual dining atmosphere, serving high-quality classic Italian dishes everyone loves but at moderate prices. Thus, the birth of bel mare ristorante, serving Italian comfort food that Nonna would make for Sunday family dinner.