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Alberto Restaurant

9831 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375-6640
(718) 268-7860
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Ranked #7 of 155 restaurants in Forest Hills
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 70 th & 69 th Avenues
Description: Alberto has been a neighborhood institution for over 35 years. Owners, Silvana & Roberto Chiappelloni, originally from Piacenza, Italy, have always believed that good food should not be outrageously expensive and that good wines are meant to be enjoyed. Alberto's menu offers spirited versions of home-cooked dishes from the Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Ligurian provinces. Alberto's offers a welcoming and friendly atmosphere from the moment you walk through the door. The bar area is resplendent with an antique mahogany bar, fireplace and large open mahogany doors. Frosted glass and wrought iron chandeliers hang overhead. The souring oak-beamed ceiling is artfully enclosed by exposed brick walls, skylight and colorful artist-signed prints which provide warmth and a delightful sense of coziness. While many NYC eateries have a reputation for highbrow dining, there remains a warm and familial culinary treasure in Forest Hills, Queens. Come and join us at Alberto. Buon Appetito
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21 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
New York, NY
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

You will not find a finer place to enjoy Northern Italian food. The restaurant is staff is pleasent and the food is excellent. Truly a place to enjoy with friens and relatives.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Alberto's has been an old establishment in Forest hills for many years, The food is good but thats about it. This is a place that Snookie and her family would go to it someone was having a birthday. Its not that I haven't had a good meal here, I have but its the same as its been for as long... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

It is affordable and attractive. The food is healthy and fresh. The staff is cheerful and friendly. The atmosphere was warm and inviting.

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New York, New York, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

My wife and I went here for a birthday dinner last week. Really great experience. Drove by this restaurant for +15 years but never went in before. Its a hidden jem; really nicely laid out with high ceilings and holiday ambiance. Service was very good, with additional regular attention by the manager/owner. The kitchen made a special vegetarian pasta for... More

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Newark, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My wife & I have visited this restaurant several times, mostly with her aunt & uncle that live in Forest Hills. Each time we go the food is super & the service impeccable. This last time was no different. I ordered the duck special with wild mushrooms & cognac sauce. It was exceptional! Served with mushroom risotto. My wife ordered... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Food is great and the waiter is knowledgeable. Appetizer is a must; artichoke is their specialty (Don't waste the sauce), and small clam with red or white sauce is good too. Entree is good; sea bass with white wine sauce is excellent, but tuna steak is not so good(Deduct one star). Deserts are plenty, chocolate polenta is my son favorite.

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Yummy food and a romantic atmosphere. We were greeted with such warmth (like a regular customer, even though it was our first time stopping in).

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I have been coming to this restaurant for family gatherings for years. The food is great, the staff is friendly, but the manager/owner is unbelievable. We called to make a reservation about 7 weeks in advance to have a big family get together (about 30 people) on a Friday night. First we were told that Friday is a busy night... More

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New York, New York, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is the kind of restaurant we go to for special occasions and they make it very special for their customers. The food is excellent and while it is Italian, the new owners are German. Yet, there is something just good and old world about stepping into the place. If you're lucky you are there for the man who plays... More

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Winter Park, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

A friend from Forest Hills, NY, recommended this restaurant as his favorite in the area. After a terrific experience there, we have it on our list as well. It is easy to find and parking is plentiful and free. The restaurant has a neighborhood feel--an intimacy that comes with having clientele who patronize an establishment year after year. There were... More

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