First look at PeraBell in Riverhead

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Pera Bell Food Bar East chef Jim Klein and co-owner John Peragine. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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Greg Martin (left) of Long Ireland Beer Company and Stevie Czelatka of Crooked Ladder Brewing Company. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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A plate of sliders. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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PeraBell co-owner John Peragine mans the pizza oven. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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A crowd builds at the inside bar on family and friends night. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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Mushroom truffle pizza with four cheeses. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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A spoonful of tuna tartare. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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Families at the inside dining tables. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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A clam pizza pie. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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The wait staff was working hard to keep up with all the family and friends Friday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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The flat screen televisions at the inside bar make PeraBell a great place to catch a game. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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A plate of calamari. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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Setting up the food. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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From left: Peter and Adriene Picataggio of Patchogue with Lindsay Lunati and Kieran Py of Bay Shore. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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Ray Dickhoff of Joe’s Garage and Carol Sclafani of Wading River. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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A view of the dining room, where Riverhead Town Board members Jodi Giglio and Jim Wooten were chatting it up. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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The outside bar staff gives the thumbs up. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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The evening’s musical entertainment. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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Siblings Glenn Stidham and Chris Sears of Patchogue. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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Carolyn Poncato of Vital A T and Brian Gurley of Two Brothers Pizza. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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Welcome to PeraBell Riverhead. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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A tomato and basil pizza. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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The taps include some local beer options. (Credit: Vera Chinese)