2935 Newtown Ave, Astoria, NY | Directions 1110240.768656 -73.921397
Great meat perfect done! – I have a great food here, probably the best meat in the area.
Best Alfredo Sauce in Astoria – This restaurant is an out of the way spot that has very low prices for the portions that you are getting. I would reccomend it to anyone who loves Italian.
Excellent – Love the food and excellent service. Location is nice, good place to spend an evening with wine and good Italian food. Recommend to go during warm season and seat outside.
Excellent Food – I've been there twice and the service was excellent, the food was incredible.
This one is a keeper! – Love this place...and wife comes from a sicilian household, so we typically skip italian places all over the city b/c they almost never compare to mom. but this one is a keeper, and we love that it is almost never packed...we get great food, great service, reasonable $ etc..a local winner.
Great Little Astoria Find – You have to love this place--knowledgeable, accomodating wait staff (most of the time, anyway) coupled with great food and a reasonable, eclectic wine list. The standard menu is great, and the specials are the ultimate wildcard--don't make your mind up before hearing them. To the Manhattan crowd that comes over and is 'so surprised' to experience such a great find outside of Manhattan, this here Astoria country bumpkin would be happy to share his favorite neighborhood restaurant with you.
Disappointing... – Going to Astoria for Italian food seems counter-intuitive, and I found out last week that it really is a bad idea. The ambiance would have been lovely but for Kenny G being blasted into the dining room, but the food was just NOT good. The tomato sauce is absolutely tasteless - to me, it didn't even taste like tomato, let alone garlic or herbs! Every piece of seafood, from the soggy fried calamari to the seafood stew to the lobster special, was overcooked. Salad ingredients, like rubbery fresh mozzerella and too-tart balsamic, were not high quality. The grilled sausage was soaked in liquor to hide the fact that the sausages were lower quality than your average Brown 'n Serve. The wine list is excellent, but the food is AWFUL. Though the prices aren't high, they're not low either, and you can get MUCH more bang for your buck elsewhere.
Wine Cave Events – On the last Monday of the month for over two years wine &food lovers gather for an all-inclusive Wine Dinner .This Family run place has showcased wine from around the world and the wine expert that co ordinates these dinners (Elmer Contreras A.S.A.) rocks with his pairings.. Guests have included Shirley Alpert from House Of Burgundy Bill Whiting from Banfi,Jeremy Ensey the Becco wine director and more......but it's not wine snobby it is just a fun night with 6 or 7 courses backed by 6 or so matched wines..No need to know about wine just need to know how to have fun. Wineturtle loves this place.
I liked it – Everything was very nice. The pasta with eggplant and mozz was delicious; the calamari was lightly fried and not chewy at all. One thing I can't recommend is the stuffed clams -- too SALTY!! I'll definately go back.
Disgraceful service – We were one out of two couples in the restaurant. Once they took our wine order, it took 45 minutes for it to arrive, even though the waiter was talking to a patron next to us. We asked them three times for him to bring our wine. We were not in a rush but 45 minutes is ridiculous!!! We were told they were "too busy". There were only 4 people in the place!! The food was good but the horrendous service ruined it. I have never complained about a restaurant before, we are not fussy people but this was horrible. When it came time to pay, they not only came over, but hounded us for it! I have never witnessed a restaurant with ruder, more incompetent staff. We complained throughout the meal and afterwards, were given no apologies, nor any reason. I DO NOT recommend this place.
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