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Uvarara, wine bar in Middle Village

wonka Jan 14, 2009 06:32 AM

What a pleasant surprise; the place looks awesome from the outside and even better on the inside. Talk about charming, lit right, good tunes....this place could be down in the village somewhere. The staff was real nice, and the food was good. Started with a flat bread with speck, mozz, and truffle oil, nice side salad w/balsamic. Tried the bolognese and a chicken special. Only draw back, the prices we're just a bit on the high side. I'm gonnna give it another try, it has a good feel to the place. Has anyone else been there??

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  1. janie RE: wonka Jan 14, 2009 06:51 AM

    there have been several favorable reports in the past, probably about 2 years ago or less. Maybe add your report to those threads so, that any new info will be easy to find.

    Do a search, there are about 6 threads on it, here's one:

    1. squid kun RE: wonka Jan 14, 2009 09:47 AM

      Here's place info plus more thread links ...

      79-28 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11379

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        Salsiccia Creature RE: wonka Jan 16, 2009 11:14 AM

        I love this place and I'm always amazed it's not more crowded (location I guess). Great atmosphere, slow paced service and always reminds me of Italy. My favorites: the fagottini and the gnocchi.

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          FAL RE: Salsiccia Creature Jan 18, 2009 04:51 AM

          I think the food is great here and the wines they serve are amazing for Queens. But they are lacking in service

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          Budo RE: wonka Feb 26, 2009 06:36 PM

          I've been to Uvarara many times. Great place, awesome vibe, and excellent food. The regular menu is great but the specials are even better. I love having such a quality spot right in Middle Village. It's about time!

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            jennielap RE: Budo Mar 1, 2009 07:52 AM

            I've been there about half a dozen times with friends for "Mom's Night Out." We keep thinking we should try somewhere else, but we've had such a good time we always wind up there. It's a great looking place, I don't think it's terribly old but they've done a lot to create a cozy, Old World atmosphere. The small plates are great for sharing, and the service is always excellent. As others have mentioned, the gnocchi is probably the best dish: pillow size, melt-in-your-mouth. Good tiramisu too. Yum, can't wait to go back.

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