tonight: italian in queens - sapori d'ischia or uva rara?
I haven't been to either, I've heard great things about both. I'm in the mood for Italian, something light. What do people think about the pros and cons of both places??
Have you considered Il Poeta on Metropolitan?
They are very different restaurants- Uvarara is a small, fairly informal place in a funky space (was a headstone supplier for St Johns cemetery). Originally an Italian tapas-like restaurant that expanded into entrees with a great wine list. The biggest downside is the slow service (the last two times I went there it took way too long). If you're going, have the short ribs if available- they're magnificent.
Sapori D'Ischia is an Italian imported food store by day, restaurant by night in an industrial area of Woodside. Big space, very polished service and presentation. Have the fetuccine w/the cheese wheel- not light, but sublime.