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Best place to satisfy a craving for Italian in FH?

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I am not a big fan of Italian food; however, once in a while I get a craving for some great (or at least very good) Chicken Cacciatore, Spaghetti Bolognese....etc and would like to have a go-to place in the hood when the need arises.

A place that has the traditional Italian dishes down pat.

I think "Tuscan Hills" or "Casa Positano" (that place by the FH post office) are perhaps good candidates?

I look forward to feedback for either place or recommendations to other potential candidates in the area. Please keep in mind I am looking for recommendations within walking distance of Continental Avenue (no subway, and certainly no driving involved)

TIA

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Casa Positano
107-02 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11375

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  1. my favorite Italian place is without a doubt Dasilvno- it is on yellowstone about one or two blocks past austin (towards metropolitian)
    I have never had a bad meal there

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    1. re: jbone

      Thanks for the recommendation. A couple of weekends ago I was checking any new potential eat-in/takeout places and I walked as far as Yellowstone Blvd. on Austin Street but walked back when I reached the school.
      Any dishes that are especially good in your experience at Dasilvno?

      1. re: maria_nyc

        to be honest, i have never had a bad meal there-
        It is one block past the school/police station. I think they might even deliver during the week.

    2. Do not even attempt Positano! It may very well have the worst reputation of any restaurant in FH, let alone Italian. For classic, "red sauce" Italian, I'll have to agree with all the posts about Da Sylvana. Finally tried it for the first time, after living here over 25 years. Its very good. I can't speak about Tuscan Hills as I haven't been there yet, but its reputation is excellent. My favorite is Il Poeta, on Metropolitan. Near Continental, there is always Portofino and Pasta Del Giorno. They are not too great, but nowhere near as bad as people have said they are...but why bother with them if better restaurants are just a slightly longer walk away?

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      Il Poeta
      98-04 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11375

      Casa Positano
      107-02 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11375

      Portofino Restaurant
      109-32 Ascan Ave, Queens, NY 11375

      Tuscan Hills
      115-20 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11375