Vivaldi

Vivaldi: Life begins anew
Vivaldi: Life begins anew
Dining Queens Courier Staff 9/27/2013 at 8:25PM

It’s had several reincarnations but Vivaldi has got it right. The beloved Cafe on the Green was a go-to place for fine food, wonderful ambiance and a warm welcome from operator Joe Franco. Now, it’s Billy Pappas at the door and around the room mingling with patrons. The site overlooking the Throgs Neck Bridge is [...]

Bayside restaurant Vivaldi celebrates grand opening
Bayside restaurant Vivaldi celebrates grand opening
Dining Queens Courier Staff 7/25/2013 at 9:43AM

Vivaldi, at 201-10 Cross Island Parkway, celebrated its grand opening on July 23. “I feel excellent for being able to bring it to opening day today,” said operator George Makkos. “I’m happy to be here.” The restaurant replaces Patrizia’s of Bayside. It was also once Caffe on the Green and Valentino’s on the Green.   [...]

New owner looks to end unlucky streak at former Patrizia’s of Bayside site
New owner looks to end unlucky streak at former Patrizia’s of Bayside site
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/24/2013 at 1:44PM

The new owner of a luckless Bayside restaurant site is determined to end a streak of bad breaks at the locale. “We’re going to bring it back to its original glory,” said George Makkos, whose newest restaurant, Vivaldi, replaces Patrizia’s of Bayside. The 201-10 Cross Island Parkway building had been a revolving door of new [...]