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Richmond Hill, Glendale, Woodhaven, Ozone Park Area Favorites! HELP ME!

Moving to Richmond Hill North any day now--and looking for good chow in the area..so far, my go to's are: Ozone Pizzaria in Ozone Park, La Tavernetta and Leone's in Glendale, California Pizza Kitchen at Atlas Park Shops(don't laugh--they make a super cobb salad, and great pizza with eggplant and goat cheese, and a few others)--Pio Pio --Woodhaven Branch, Good Columbian Bakery on 103rd st and Jamaica Ave in Richmond Hill, The Pasta Store on 101st in Ozone Park, good fresh mozzarella and great ravioli homemade with fresh ricotta--please help me some others--thanks!

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  1. Janie, there's two stores that come to mind but they're on Cross Bay Blvd in Howard Beach (not too far from you really).

    (i) Rag Time is one. ... (ii) Brothers is the other.

    Both are borderline "pricey", but they' ve got quality goods.

    1. I know this is late but on Fresh Pond Road there's Antica, try Pasticcio at Atlas Park, Dee's Pizza on Metro, Spolini's further down on Metro (family style), There's Zum Stammtisch on Myrtle and Cooper for German food. London Lenny's & Woodhaven House in Rego Park on Woodhaven also there's Abbracciamento's. For Mexican try 5 Burro's on Austin Street.

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      1. re: krugerio

        tried looking for Antica, and couldn't find it..where is it exactly? Pasticcio seemed overpriced to me, and I really don't like to go out for Italian unless it's exceptional, as I am into cooking good gourmet Italian style cuisine....like to go for ethnic stuff I can't do, like Thai, Mexican, Turkish, Middle Eastern, etc...Never cared for Dee's, prefer Nick's. Not into heavy German food....London Lennie's looks okay, but too pricey for me, and kinda straight ahead preparations...I like my fish more eclectic....Abbracciamento's I never tried...thought it was a mafia red sauce haven...but have recently heard some good things about it..could you elaborate more on it??? Mexican, yes 5 burro's is good, but I absolutely adore De Mole in Sunnyside, and since going there, we have been eating there once a week...and they are super nice..

        1. re: janie

          Antica Trattoria is at 68-10 Fresh Pond Road. Bona Restaurant for Polish food is also on Fresh Pond between Myrtle & 71st Aves.

      2. Have you tried Tangra Wok on Queens Blvd. near 63rd Drive? They serve Indo-Chinese and it is WONDERFUL!

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        1. Don't forget to sample some of the multitudinous Roti houses that line both sides of Liberty Avenue. This underappreciated food scene - the nexus of which is at the Lefferts Blvd intersection, where the elevated train abruptly ends - boasts the fairly well-known Singh's Roti Shop, as well as any number of other Guyanese and West Indian storefronts, hawking roti, bakes, doubles, various and sundry fish stews and sandwiches. This is one of the few areas of the city where, if you decide on neighborhood Chinese, Jerk Chicken Fried Rice is likely to be on the menu. There is also a very cheap East Indian retail outlet, where you can buy two or three garish Bollywood CDs for all of 10 bucks or so. This is a fun area. Give it a try.

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          1. re: Polecat

            Thanks Polecat..my husband has tried some....there's a pretty good Indian place on Jamaica near 114th st? I think...he is stuffed from about $5 worth of food!

            1. re: janie

              yes, try a couple of doubles from A&A or from Singh's and you will be happy to be in the neighborhood! (I'm always unhappy that I'm so far away.)

          2. I see no one suggested our favorite restaurant GINO's in Howard Beach! The best Italian Food in this planet!!! Try it! We live in FL and we come back to Glendale once a month and our first stop is Ginos! I hate Leones! Lived right near there! Where did you move from?

            1. janie, i just got back from woodhaven, where i had peruvian food at el anzeulo fino. this is the place that was just reviewed in the village voice at http://www.villagevoice.com/nyclife/0... .

              i'm a little tired right now so i can't go into much detail. but suffice to say, i liked it a lot.

              we had the ceviche mixto, ceviche de mariscos, pulpo al olivo, whole rotisserie chicken, causa rellena with tuna, and a pork tamale, just for the heck of it. all were good except for the tamale. drinks-wise, we got sangria (ok but nothing special), chicha morada (great), chicha de jora (an acquired taste, but it kind of grew on me), and the morir sonando. for dessert, we had a leche asada (ok) as well as lucuma ice cream (very good).

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              1. re: surly

                sorry, i accidentally misspelled the name of the peruvian restaurant. it's el anzuelo fino. 98-01 jamaica ave at 98th street in woodhaven, queens.