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Graduation Dinner in Astoria

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My daughter is graduating from a High School in Astoria. Looking for suggestions on not too pricey places to go for an early dinner with about 10 people.

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  1. Congrats! We went to L'Incontro last Sunday after my daughters graduation from St. John's.
    Piccola Venezia & L'Incontro tend to be pricey but, hey, you only live once!
    That being said, places like Telly's Taverna, Stamatis, Agnanti might be an option if you like Greek. I was watching triple D on the food network on Friday and they had a spot on Sparrow?
    Looks like a nice spot!! anyone been there recently? There is also 5 Napkin Burger which my junior chowhounds love...
    Regards,
    JK

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    Piccola Venezia
    42-01 28th Ave, Queens, NY 11103

    Trattoria L'Incontro
    21-76 31st St, Queens, NY 11105

    Agnanti
    19-06 Ditmars Blvd, Queens, NY 11105

    Telly's Taverna
    28-13 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105

    Stamatis
    29-09 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105

    Sparrow Tavern
    24-01 29th St, Queens, NY 11102

    Five Napkin Burger
    35-01 36th St, Queens, NY 11106

    1. You should definately go to Trattoria L'Incontro
      In fact I would put money on it you already have reservations there.

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      Trattoria L'Incontro
      21-76 31st St, Queens, NY 11105

      1. What about Ornella Trattoria, for inventive regional Italian food, or Zenon Taverna, for Cypriot homecooking? Both restaurants turn out good quality, authentic food and have ample dining rooms and reasonable prices. (Bare Burger is also a fun place!)

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        Zenon
        34-10 31st Ave, Queens, NY 11106

        BareBurger
        33-21 31st Ave, Queens, NY 11106

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

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        1. re: CitySpoonful

          I agree with CitySpoonful's recommendations. These are two contenders in my search for a spot for my rehearsal dinner. Do note that Zenon is cash only, if that is an issue.

          I'm not sure I get all the love that Trattoria L'Incontro gets on this board. Granted I was only there once, but the meal was very disappointing given the high price point. I tend to prefer more focused menus. When the waiter rattles off a list of about 30 specials for the night, plus a multi-paged menu, I wonder about the quality and freshness of the ingredients. Ornella is a great example of lovingly prepared Italian food and I've enjoyed each of my meals there.

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          Trattoria L'Incontro
          21-76 31st St, Queens, NY 11105

          Zenon
          34-10 31st Ave, Queens, NY 11106

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