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Best Italian food in Queens, is where?

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  1. La Tavernetta in Glendale.

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    1. re: janie

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

      1. re: rootytootyfreshnfrooty

        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!

        1. re: janie

          grazie

    2. 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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      1. re: Astoria Lurker

        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. We love Manducatti's in LIC

        1. 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).