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Apr 19, 2012 07:09 AM

Sapori D'Ischia Closed?

Yesterday i was taking a friend to lunch at Sapori D'Ishia in Queens and found the place empty. A women working there told me the restaurant was closed for good but might be moving. Anyone have any more information?

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  1. That's truly a shame if they are closed.

    10 Replies
      1. re: AubWah

        They're not only a restaurant, they're an Italian food shop like DiPalo's, it's always a shame when a neighborhood loses an authentic purveyor. Olive oils, cheeses, salumi.

        There are few enough left in Queens as it is.

        They have a white truffle tasting menu every year that is good. Frankly it's the only decent Italian restaurant in Jackson Heights/Woodside.

        1. re: Pookipichu

          Just tried calling them and no one is picking up. With New York's best Cajun restaurant, Cooking With Jazz closing, this is not a good week for Queens.

          1. re: Pookipichu

            If a woman working there said it was closed for good but hopefully might move, I would take her for her word

          2. re: Pookipichu

            I knew that, I was wondering about the restaurant food. Aren't there plenty Italian food shops in Astoria?

            1. re: AubWah

              Sorriso is a pain to get to. But getting back to the food, It really was the best Italian restaurant in Woodside/Jackson Heights, old school Italian, the pastas, the veal chops.

              1. re: Pookipichu

                >Sorriso is a pain to get to.

                Depends on where you're coming from, no?

                1. re: squid kun

                  true, but that's the case with any store. Little traffic around Sapori, lots of traffic around Sorriso.

                  1. re: Pookipichu

                    We'd been going to SdI since it opened, had many a memorable meal there, however there was one very patronizing, arrogant waiter who really and truly changed the vibe of the place for us. We stopped going because we always seemed to get him and he cast an uncomfortable pall over the last few evenings we spent there. Quite a few friends have felt the same way for some time. I will miss the budino di carciofi and the robiola pizza and the fettucine al' Antonio....alas...

                    1. re: ZenFoodist

                      I know exactly who you are referring to. We stopped going there because of him as well. It's a shame as I really enjoyed the food.

      2. Sapori D'Ischia updated their Facebook status tonight. This is what they said:

        "Sapori d' Ischia's New Location: 46th Street and 5th Ave, New York, NY Please leave contact information for our Grand Opening Night, July 20, 2012. Seating is limited. You may inbox your info for your privacy. Continue to check periodically for updates, menu and pictures of new restaurant. Hope to see you there. Please share with your friends. The place is going to be spectacular!"

        They were a nice little gem here in my humble Woodside. I hope they are not "just another italian restaurant" in midtown. The locations could not possibly be more polar opposite - in terms of areas of NYC. The whole thing seems strange to me, but I wish them luck.