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Best Italian food in Queens, is where?

bushel1 Jun 20, 2007 04:24 PM


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  1. janie RE: bushel1 Jun 20, 2007 08:44 PM

    La Tavernetta in Glendale.

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      rootytootyfreshnfrooty RE: janie Jun 21, 2007 02:10 PM

      Have you been lately? I haven't been in two years. Been thinking about a return visit.

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        janie RE: rootytootyfreshnfrooty Jun 21, 2007 04:14 PM

        We get takeout from there consistently about 1-2x per week, for the last couple years. We lived on their takeout hero's when we were packing and moving for a couple months...their grilled chick hero with fresh mozzarella and shallot vinagrette is my favorite sandwich, ever....they raised their prices about a month ago, for their pastas and main dishes, but it's still reasonable enough, and the portions are big. Also, their veg lasagna, and eggplant parm, are tops!

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          rootytootyfreshnfrooty RE: janie Jun 23, 2007 08:40 PM


    2. Astoria Lurker RE: bushel1 Jun 21, 2007 05:45 AM

      Trattoria L'Incontro in Astoria, the chef is from Abrruzo but the cuisine is not limited to that region. Modern, fresh and wonderful Italian food, more like you would find in Italy than old school NY places.

      Piccola Venezia, also in Astoria, Northern Italian and Istrian focus.

      Other than these and Sapori D'Ischia, in Woodside, I think that Italian food in Queens skews more towards traditional red-sauce New York, Italian American places. Of course there may be exceptions. What type of Italian are you looking for?

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        xclarice RE: Astoria Lurker Jun 21, 2007 04:56 PM

        I second Trattoria L'Incontro. I go there quite often and always have good food and a good time. Don't even bother looking at the menu, wait and listen to the specials - there will be something there that you will love! And don't worry, your waiter will repeat them if necessary (there is usually 15-20 specials).

      2. Mcheck57 RE: bushel1 Jun 21, 2007 01:04 PM

        We love Manducatti's in LIC

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          MJCalloway RE: bushel1 Jun 26, 2007 08:09 AM

          Antica on Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood. Every single time I am there the food is fantastic. Some of their dishes are made with their homemade pasta. Delicious. Plus it's not expensive either (always a plus for me).

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