Italian

Osteria Italiana: For a real Italian experience
Osteria Italiana: For a real Italian experience
Dining Liam La Guerre 12/15/2013 at 10:39AM

Looking for real Italian food, but can’t go to Italy? Then how about Maspeth? Osteria Italiana, which loosely translates to “Italian restaurant,” opened up over the summer on 61st Street near Grand Avenue with a familiar face. Head chef and part-owner Michael Zampitelli, who is an Italian native turned Maspeth resident, brings nearly 40 years of Italian cooking experience to the neighborhood.

Vetro: Superior quality all around
Vetro: Superior quality all around
Dining Joanna M. Adduci 10/24/2012 at 4:14PM

For a truly elegant dining experience, visit Vetro of Howard Beach. Exceptional service, an enormous menu, vintage wines and champagnes – all come together in a chic, modern atmosphere on the water. Our waiter, Lance, was much more than a server, acting as a culinary “tour guide” through the menu that has established Vetro as [...]

Valentino’s to reopen as Patrizia’s
News Queens Courier Staff 6/08/2012 at 5:01PM

Craving some good, old-fashioned Italian eats? Valentino’s  is set to reopen as Patrizia’s on Tuesday, June 12. The renamed restaurant will have a new menu, featuring family-style Italian cuisine. The Parks and Recreation department approved the request made by the Friendship Restaurant Group – the Valentino’s concessionaire – to change the restaurant’s name to Patrizia’s and [...]

This Trattoria has a ‘Neo’ take on Italian
This Trattoria has a ‘Neo’ take on Italian
Dining Joanna M. Adduci 5/23/2012 at 3:55PM

Trattoria Neo combines customary Italian dishes with a pleasant, aesthetic atmosphere making for an enjoyable, innovative dining experience. The venue is charming, to say the least, and provides a full bar and a cozy dining room lined in antique Italian pottery, finished with exquisite walls and ceiling. Open for over two years, Trattoria Neo has [...]

Renouncing Stereotypes
News Queens Courier Staff 5/17/2012 at 12:56PM

BY CAV. JOSEPH MATTONE, K.M., K.H.S. EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS WAS A LETTER MATTONE WROTE TO THE NEW YORK TIMES IN RESPONSE TO AN ARTICLE. As the president of the Figli di San Gennaro, Inc., the non-profit organization which has operated the annual San Gennaro Feast in Little Italy since 1996, I am disappointed and shocked [...]

Bruno’s — Italian done right
Bruno’s — Italian done right
Dining Melissa Chan 10/25/2011 at 11:19AM

Competition amongst Italian cuisines on Cross Bay Boulevard is fierce, with an array of long-standing, established eateries lining the main road in Howard Beach. So when longtime restaurateur Bruno Rinaldi opened up Bruno-Ristorante Italiano on the boulevard — close to seven weeks ago in September — he knew he would have to find a way [...]

Parade is source of (Italian) pride
Parade is source of (Italian) pride
News Toni Cimino 9/28/2011 at 3:46PM

Get ready to paint the town green, white and red this weekend. This Sunday, Howard Beach will be awash with Italian pride as the Howard Beach Columbus Day Foundation Inc. presents its 6th annual Columbus Day Parade. Beginning at noon on Cross Bay Boulevard, there will be floats, live entertainment, Italian delicacies and specialties (zeppole [...]