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Fathers Day in Astoria/Long Island City

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mrabin Jun 14, 2010 06:45 PM

Ok, Hounds-
I need a good place to take Pops on Father's Day. He's worked in Astoria for years, so he's eaten at most of the Greek and Italian joints. Where should I take him? They're adventurous, but I don't think they want to go anyplace where we can't reserve a table or where you have to duck in any back alleys (I'm into that, but they're old).

Please advise.

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    queenseats RE: mrabin Jun 15, 2010 08:17 AM

    Not sure what your price range/cuisine preferences are, but here a couple of my favorites in Astoria. Both happen to be Italian, but are newer restaurants and less tradtional than L'Incontro and the like.

    Vesta Trattoria. It's sort of nouveau Italian -- definitely not red sauce. They have a limited menu (not sure if they will have a Fathers Day menu) consisting of local, seasonal items. My favorite restaurant in Astoria.

    Ornella's Trattoria. I just recently went here for dinner and was really wowed by the meal. The pastas are homemade and the salads are great as well. We had the Bianca salad, which was excellent, as well as a special salad of fresh ricotta stuffed in mozarella with arugula and portobello mushrooms. The imbustata pasta was delicious, very rich, but not overwhelming as it was shared.

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    Ornella
    29-17 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105

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      BigV RE: mrabin Jun 15, 2010 08:32 AM

      Ornella's is probably a good spot since it's relatively new. My other picks would be the usual LIC/Astoria Italian standards.

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      Ornella
      29-17 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105

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        mrabin RE: BigV Jun 15, 2010 09:07 AM

        Thanks, folks. They have never tried Ornellas (and neither have I), so we are going to give it a shot.

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        Ornella
        29-17 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105

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