Queens >Food & Dining > Bugatti Cafe
3105 34th St, Astoria, NY | Directions 1110640.763084 -73.921178
Sat and Sun Brunch from 12pm-5pm
Amazing !!! – Bugatti is my favorite place to eat !!!
Amazing and fresh food great service !
Romantic place !
the best Italian food in Astoria !! – OMG ! This place is EMEZING !!!
Asparagus soup ah !
Flowers in entry way ware spectacular ,
The food magnificent and the service superb !
Lobster , scalops, lamb , and desert out of this world !!!
Blew as away !!!!
We are going back for brunch pre fix $ 14.95 and free mimosa !!
Don't bother - pushy service & average food – We really wanted to like this place. The atmosphere is great. And the menu looked promising. But after several dinners at Bugatti I won't return.
The staff is pushy on appetizers, wine, dessert. Most places will inquire but leave it at that if you politely decline.
We felt rushed through each meal because our plate was removed as soon as it appeared that we were done.
I hate to say it but the food isn't very special.
Overpriced, not memorable, lousy service – We ate at Bugatti a few hours ago with my wife. We are both Italian I am from Milano, she's from Torino. We moved in NYC seven years ago and we have been living in Queens since then. We tried many restaurants in Astoria and I have to say that Bugatti ranks quite low on our list. I was not expecting a top quality experience, since in my life I had the opportunity to try some of the best Italian specialties where I grew up, but at the same time I was quite disappointed with my experience at Bugatti. NYC Italian restaurants can be really good, Bugatti did not match other comparable experiences.
We started pretty well, the bread they have is really good, definitely Italian style both in texture and taste. I believe is made by Gianpiero Bakery on 30th avenue in Astoria(best bread in Astoria!), where we usually get our bread, but I am not entirely sure. A little plate of sauté zucchini with our bread seemed to be a nice complement. However, things started to look suspicious when we got the "tagliere", that in my book should be a cutting board with a selection of traditional cheeses and cold cuts. For 15 dollars I have got 5 slices of a really salty and flavorless prosciutto, 6 microscopic pieces of cheese (pecorino, asiago and fontina, none of them special at all), 5/6 grapes, some olives from a can and some walnuts. My wife looked at me almost embarrassed. One of the grapes actually fell on the floor while it was being handed to me and went under the waiter's shoe. If I had 10 dollars I could come up with a much better tagliere, trust me. Then I could charge 15, but the net price of the food over the cutting board was probably 4/5 dollars. Really disappointing. Morever, we had no bread left, and when we asked for more it took them 10 minutes. So I had to eat the already disappointing tagliere with no bread. Any true Italian place would make sure you have bread when you eat cheese and prosciutto. In this case they could not care less.
We continued with the spinach and ricotta ravioli in tomato mushroom sauce and fettuccine with duck ragout. It took them 45 minutes at least to bring us the food and nobody was caring too much about us. Lousy service...
The ravioli had no ricotta in the filling, resulting a little bitter and hard to chew. They dough was severely undercooked. The tomato sauce was way to acid, probably because the mushroom had released to much of their juices in the tomato. The tomato itself was very cheap, definitely from a can or a bottle, and not from real tomatoes. The fettuccine were actually ok, but I had an hard time tasting any duck in the ragout, which was actually not bad, but not memorable.
All of this, one appetizer and two "primi" as we say in Italy, for 60 dollars. No wine or alcohol, just a 750 ml. bottle of San Pellegrino that was, and at this point I was rather angry, 7 dollars.
I do not recommend this place to anybody, terrible experience. There are much better Italian restaurants in NY, I will not go back to Bugatti and I will not recommend it to my friends.
Excellent food in a lovely setting! – I figured, Why not?! I've walked by before. Was curious. This time I took a friend of mine there. The food was good. the menu was pretty decent and the presentation of the meal was supurb! (well, as supurb as any meal being brought to a hungry guy!)
The staff was very friendly. I'm glad to be the first to give a review!
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