Fortino’s Tavern
Fortino’s Tavern
Fortino’s Tavern
Fortino’s Tavern

Fortino’s Tavern

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Mike and Nikki Fortino never imagined they would be opening a restaurant in the middle of a global pandemic, but on July 3, 2020 Fortino’s Tavern opened the doors on Preston’s Dock in Greenport.

After spending all winter in negotiations to purchase the restaurant, the coronavirus epidemic hit, and the couple decided to sublet the space for the summer with a plan to buy in the winter. 

The Fortinos met in 2013 in the U.S. Virgin Islands when Nikki moved to there to open a bar. Mike had been living and working in the Caribbean for over ten years. After having the opportunity to help friends open up PORT Waterfront Bar and Grill, the couple cashed out of the Virgin Islands and moved to Long Island. It was divine intervention as two successive Category 5 hurricanes flattened both of the restaurants they had previously owned.

Fortino’s Tavern encapsulates everything that Nikki and Mike love about the North Fork and the service industry. With a focus on inventive interpretations of classic dishes and fun fresh cocktails the restaurant’s first season was a resounding success.


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