Longtime Love Lane Kitchen general manager Carolyn Iannone has purchased the Mattituck restaurant from its founders, Mike and Patti Avella.
Ms. Iannone, who has been the manager at the Kitchen for more than four years, was raised on Long Island by a close Italian family who believed in serving good food and wine, according to a statement issued by the restaurant.
Ms. Iannone, who is a certified sommelier, fell in love with Love Lane, and with the restaurant, while working at a nearby vineyard half a decade ago.
“I am excited about continuing to be a part of Love Lane in a bigger way,” she said. “We are fortunate to live in a region where our customers are our friends, neighbors, winemakers, farmers and coffee roaster. It is an amazing experience working with a group of talented people doing what they love to do.”