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St. John's Cemetery in Queens

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. 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.

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

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    1. re: Mister Meatball

      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.

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

      1. re: Anne

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

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      Barosa
      62-29 Woodhaven Blvd, Queens, NY 11374

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

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

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        1. re: lsrider

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

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          Barosa
          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. La Bella Cucina would be a good option.
          Regards,
          JK

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

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          1. re: johnk

            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.

            1. re: janie

              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.
              Regards,
              JK

          2. dee's on metropolitan ave in forest hills.

            http://www.deesnyc.com/