Fathers Day in Astoria/Long Island City
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).
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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