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St. John's Cemetery in Queens

Scribbler Nov 5, 2010 08:26 AM

Need suggestions for post-burial lunch for family. Small group, "plain" fare or Italian (no Asian), price no issue. Thanks.

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  1. Mister Meatball RE: Scribbler Nov 5, 2010 08:38 AM

    For an old-line Italian just up the road, on Woodhaven Blvd, there's Joe Abbracciamento's. Haven't been in years, but other CHs might chime in.

    Joe Abbracciamento's
    62-96 Woodhaven Blvd, Queens, NY 11374

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    1. re: Mister Meatball
      Anne RE: Mister Meatball Nov 7, 2010 04:59 PM

      I hadn't been to Joe Abbracciamento's in 35 years, but went last December. IMHO it's gone seriously downhill. The food at Leone's Pizza on Cooper Ave (across from the cemetery) is much better, at about 1/3 the price. Leone's is fairly small and very casual, though---not sure it would suit your needs.
      Instead, I'd go with "plain" fare at Shalimar Diner, about a mile or so from the cemetery, on 63rd Drive.

      Shalimar Diner
      63-68 Austin St, Queens, NY 11374

      1. re: Anne
        Mister Meatball RE: Anne Nov 8, 2010 08:01 AM

        Sorry to hear about Abbracciamento's. It was never the best place around, of course, but sad to hear it's gone down. That stretch could use some more good places.

    2. Jeffsayyes RE: Scribbler Nov 5, 2010 09:50 AM

      I believe Barosa is right around there. seems nice, htough I cannot verify.

      62-29 Woodhaven Blvd, Queens, NY 11374

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        lsrider RE: Scribbler Nov 5, 2010 09:58 AM

        If they'll eat seafood, London Lennie's is a standby in that area.

        London Lennie's
        63-88 Woodhaven Blvd, Queens, NY 11374

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        1. re: lsrider
          EricMM RE: lsrider Nov 5, 2010 04:09 PM

          I like Barosa over Abbraciamento, but London Lennies is the best of the bunch. There is also Woodhaven House.

          62-29 Woodhaven Blvd, Queens, NY 11374

          London Lennie's
          63-88 Woodhaven Blvd, Queens, NY 11374

          Woodhaven House
          63-98 Woodhaven Blvd, Queens, NY 11374

        2. johnk RE: Scribbler Nov 6, 2010 05:44 AM

          La Bella Cucina would be a good option.

          La Bella Cucina
          69-61 Juniper Blvd S, Queens, NY 11379

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          1. re: johnk
            janie RE: johnk Nov 6, 2010 01:23 PM

            La Bella Cucina..what's good there, I've wondered about that place, when I've been at the park over there...--London Lennie's or Woodhaven house seem the most comfortable place--unless you want to head over to Atlas Park, and go to California Pizza Kitchen...they actually are pretty good for some things and the atmosphere is very comfortable and relaxed and mellow in there so you could sit in a large booth and talk. Their salads are fine, and a few pastas are very good, and the pizza is ok for what it is--mostly it's "plain" safe and kid safe.

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              johnk RE: janie Nov 7, 2010 01:45 AM

              I went there about a year ago (also after a burial) and we had salads , pies & heros.
              The pies are done in a wood burning oven and they were pretty good.

          2. ericalloyd RE: Scribbler Nov 9, 2010 03:33 AM

            dee's on metropolitan ave in forest hills.


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