Queens >Food & Dining > Agnanti Restaurant
1906 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY | Directions 1110540.781203 -73.917930
Neighborhoods: Ditmars Steinway
excellent! – Very good food!like if you go in greece to eat!
i'm italian and my wife is greek,we love the food in agnanti!!
Really mediterranean food,maybe who don't like the food here is better if go to macdonals...this is for european taste...
worst moussaka ever – Flavorless food - Moussaka consisted of bechamel sauce and potatoes with a few very thin strips of eggplant and a minimal amount of flavorless meat - the overwhelming taste was of the parmesan cheese which, for some reason, was on the top - then, again, who cares when it is served upside down - all for only an exorbitant $15 - they should pay you to take it off their hands.
Evidently, there is a new chef (haha) - avoid this place like the plague until they get a newt chef or change ownership/management and get a new chef
Does not meet the expectations – The food in this restaurant is not great but it is OK for the price paid. I don't recommend you ordering wine in glass or in carafe since white wine that we ordered tasted just a little bit further than water. The staff can not speak English clearly and you can be blamed about not understanding what they say. As a first-timer of this different cuisine I would expect more enthusiasm from the staff about different options in the menu.
Excellent Choice-Be WARY OF THE WINE – Took my boyfriend here for his borthday this past Saturday. Enjoyed every last minute of the delicious food (we had tzatki and eggplant spread), greek salad and then snapper, spicey greek meatballs.
HOWEVER, I asked for a bottle ofmerlot that was $30. The waitress said they didn't have it but she'd bring me another bottle. It was a $45 dollar bottle which is wuite a gap! I understand I should've mentioned to stay in the same price range, but she definitly took advantage of that situation!
Lesson learned....great food, but be upfront when asking about the prices!
Would go back in a heartbeat!
Terrible service, salty greasy food – I would not recommend this place. There are plenty of other better Greek restaurants in Astoria. We tried three dishes on a Monday night. They were all over salted and greasy. Believe me, this place is pretty cheap with portions too. So don't expect t fill up here. We paid $41 for 3 dishes and wine. It may seem like a good deal, but not if you pay $10 for the cheese wrapped in dough--- what you get is 4 really bad mozzarella sticks. The octopus is really dry and rubbery. Save your money, go somewhere else!
To top it all off, when we used our credit card to pay, the waitress brought back the receipt and had wrote in "PLEASE CASH" where we would normally fill-in for the tip. I suppose she would rather have no tip at all if not paid in cash. Tacky!
rustic Greek – I've been here several times, and am generally impressed with the food here. It's oily, not greasy -- and if you know what to order and balance your oil with your fresh veggies and chilled wine, you'll be in for a nice evening. I like going with at least 4 people so you can get a variety of dishes, such as:
Grape leaves - nice & tender & tasty.
Grilled octopus - as good as any I've had in Astoria.
Tomatokeftedes (croquettes) - a little greasy, but tasty vegetarian option.
Salads - they're all excellent.
Melitzanosalata - chilled eggplant dip. with excellent bread.
Baccalao - excellent fried cod, with a potent garlic dip.
Lemon potatos - need I say more?
Tigania - whopping pile of meat and potatoes (cut like fries, but prepared like lemon potatos with oil & paprika). Watch your cholesterol, it's yummy.
I love that they give you free dessert every time (yogurt, cherries, & little pieces of cake or pastry). The service can be gruff & Greek, but don't let that bother you -- get a variety of things and enjoy sharing the food, take a stroll in the park after dinner.
Terrible! Stay Away! – The food was no more than passable. The ambiance was rustic , bordering on declase (time to update those busted old menus, guys). What really made this a truly regrettable dining experience was the service. It was downright insulting. I've lived in Astoria for 10 years now, and I'm used to being treated differently than the Greeks. That's fine. But, for example, when my mother asked for cream for her coffee (the nerve!), the servers response was, "No! We only have Milk! What, do you NEED cream for your coffee?!" And this was just the final insult. So much better in the area that isn't abusive to its customers.
Consistently bad food and lousy service – YOU CAN?T blame me for trying. I really wanted to find a great restaurant close to home. With all the hype (and that?s all it is, by the way is hype) surrounding Agnanti, I was hoping for a good experience
MY FIRST VISIT to Agnanti was a disaster. We were sent the wrong food, one person didn?t get their food until 15 minutes after the rest of the party was served, when the food came it was a greasy and oily mess, and while they say they take credit cards, you better bring along cash. The owners of Agnanti seem more concerned with not paying their taxes and sending the money they make back to Greece than they are with offering a pleasurable dinning experience to their customers. Credit cards are like Kryptonite there. And don?t even try to split the check between two cards!
MY SECOND VISIT did show marginal improvement with the food, but the service was equally worse. The ?ambiance? of the outdoor seating includes a noisy street corner, loud talking staff so you can hardly carry on a conversation and cramming tables right up against one another so you can actually share your meal with the person sitting next to you. I never had to wait for a table, so I don't know if they take reservations.
I WOULD RECOMMEND going to ?Elias Corner for Fish?(24-02 31st Street at 24th Ave.) for Greek style food or ?Mojave? (22-36 31st Street) for Mexican/Southwestern food.
Disappointment – bad service and bad overall quality of food. food is not fresh and waiters are not as friendly as they should be
Disappointment – The food is ok. My spinach pie was very tasty but a little cold in the middle. The dessert was straight up awful but luckily it was free. The waiter lacked quickness and enthusiasm. To be honest everything was tollerable except for the sexual harrasment my friend and I recieved from the egotystical goombas sitting at the table next to us.
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