Anthony Giordano, a self-taught espresso connoisseur, is serving up his favorite caffeinated beverages in Lindenhurst Village.

Last month, the 35-year-old opened So Sveglio Espresso Bar at 124 South Wellwood Avenue, a former nail salon location.

As previously reported by GreaterBabylon, Giordano longed for years to open his own coffee shop.

His goal was to one day bring an old-fashioned coffee shop to a Long Island downtown, where he would mainly serve espresso the classic Italian way: one ounce in a cup, for instance. And no gimmicky stuff, such as the Americanized frappé.

“Local places are cool, but these chains just ruin it,” Giordano said. “You go to Starbucks and get a 20-ounce cappuccino, that doesn’t even exist — I wanted to stick to the traditional way of espresso-based drinks.” 

Mission complete.

His ingredients from a local Brentwood roaster, Savor Coffee, and his espresso is imported from Italy.

In addition to coffee, customers can also enjoy some gelato and bakery items. 

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prior reporting

Top: Cheesecake cones, Mississippi mud and brownie peanut butter from So Sveglio Espresso Bar (credit: Facebook).