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Sapori D'Ischia Closed?

Will4Food Apr 19, 2012 07:09 AM

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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    Pookipichu Apr 19, 2012 09:47 AM

    That's truly a shame if they are closed.

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    1. re: Pookipichu
      AubWah Apr 19, 2012 01:05 PM

      What's good there?

      1. re: AubWah
        Pookipichu Apr 19, 2012 01:18 PM

        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
          Pookipichu Apr 19, 2012 03:46 PM

          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
            AubWah Apr 19, 2012 05:45 PM

            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
            AubWah Apr 19, 2012 05:46 PM

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

            1. re: AubWah
              Pookipichu Apr 19, 2012 07:12 PM

              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
                squid kun Apr 19, 2012 11:57 PM

                >Sorriso is a pain to get to.

                Depends on where you're coming from, no?

                1. re: squid kun
                  Pookipichu Apr 20, 2012 06:47 AM

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

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                    ZenFoodist Apr 30, 2012 06:11 AM

                    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
                      donovt Apr 30, 2012 03:19 PM

                      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. Justpaula Apr 30, 2012 08:33 PM

        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.

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