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!
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.
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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.
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..
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.