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Villa Rustica in Bayside

MercuryGS Jul 6, 2005 08:22 PM

Has anyone tried the pizza at Villa Rustica in Bayside?

Or the general fare. Any info. appreciated. Thank you.

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    lucyis Jul 9, 2008 06:04 AM

    Update from a returning Bayside ex-pat
    We went to visit Dad Monday night and went to his favorite little restaurant, Villa Rustica. I was surprised at how good it was and how friendly the service was. They were offering specials and we took advantage of the free glass of ( house but not awful) wine and coffee with dessert. The dessert was a firm slice of apple strudel with a fresh coat of powdered sugar. Our entrees; chicken marsala and chicken piccata were good tasting, well prepared and large portions. I had a side of their own vegetable medley that was so good I could have easily had it for my main dish. DH had his pasta upgraded to whole wheat for a $2 surcharge.
    So, go for it Bayside, it's well priced and right in the 'hood.

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      Dennis Jul 14, 2005 07:56 PM

      If that's the one on Bell near 40th Ave, I have.
      It's serviceable, nothing more than that, I'm afraid.
      Go to the Italian/Pizza joint on Bell & 73rd Ave. for similar but superior fare.

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      1. re: Dennis
        MercuryGS Jul 17, 2005 11:38 AM

        Maybe that's Rustica? because it's listed at 73-28 Bell Blvd.

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          Mark Jan 15, 2006 09:55 AM

          Listen...this place ROCKS! I haven't tasted their Pizza but their Southern Italian Entree, Lasagna, Shells, Eggplant Parmigna, etc, etc, is just the BEST!

          Very Spicy and Garlicy! The place is a bit noisy, with lots of Families, you may want to try them for take out, and they do deliver locally

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