tonight: italian in queens - sapori d'ischia or uva rara?
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.