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Il bambino

3408 31st Ave, Astoria, NY
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Ranked #1 of 477 restaurants in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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- Jul 18, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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English first
New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This has easily become one of my favorite restaurants in Astoria and I thought, why doesn't it have more reviews on Trip Advisor for NYC tourists? Just be mindful to give yourself some wait time, especially on the weekends. On Friday night and the weekends, this place gets extremely busy. The first time we went, we had to wait 45... More

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Astoria
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I was skeptical when they opened (and before all the great reviews of the joint started coming out), but I have been a die-hard advocate for this place since my first bite of their Italian meatloaf panini, shortly after they opened. This place is the real deal -- inspired combinations of fillings on perfect panini bread. Add to that excellent... More

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New York City, New York
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12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was very good. The atmosphere was nice, it was inexpensive and the service was great. What else can you ask for?

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Been here many times. Food is amazing! Quality ingredients. Crostini and Paninis are my favorite. Anything with Prociutto, Goat Cheese, or Olive Spread = amazing. Chive oil and truffle butter are delicious as well. Very pleased with the Italian meatloaf and Eggplant panini's.

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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64 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Have been here a few times now visiting Astoria. It's delicious. The food is creative and very good. I love their combinations. Service is excellent. Portions are good (we always bring some home).

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new york
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9 reviews 9 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

As a local, I have the great pleasure of visiting il bambino a few times a year, and it NEVER disappoints. To say this is just a sandwich shop is a grotesque understatement. They have salads, crostinis, and variety of decadent ingredients in each panini that make them so much more than a 'just a sandwich'. I have tried a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

then definitely eat at Il Bambino. Very large selection of paninis and everything sampled was delicious. Note if you order the Pupu platter of 6 crostinis make sure there are 3-4 people in your party. They are very filling. The atmosphere is excellent. The day I went with my son there was a music track of Cash, Kristofferson, and the... More

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Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great menu with different types of panini. A lot of choice. Waiters are welcoming and environment are classic. We will come back definitely.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Came here with my boyfriend after googling "best restaurants in Astoria". The food here is delicious and the ingredients are fresh. I recommend the smoked bacon panini and say yes to the soup of the day! The staff is great! Our waitress was a doll! My only suggestion for this restaurant is for them to have Pandora radio instead of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We were searching for a good place to eat for dinner. We found this restaurant on the "Best of Astoria" list and it didn't disappoint. I had the meat loaf panini. It was terrific. Three different meats and a great sauce. The panini was perfectly cooked--crunchy warm bread with moist meat loaf inside. My wife had the special tomato bisque... More

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