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42-01 28th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11103 (42nd Street)
Subway: R train to Steinway St. N/W train to 30th Ave Bus: Q101 to 28th Ave and Steinway St.
(718) 721-8470
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Piccola Venezia is a fine-dining Northern Italian restaurant specializing...
Piccola Venezia is a fine-dining Northern Italian restaurant specializing in fresh home-made pastas, the freshest seafood, top quality meats and game and world-class wines. Piccola Venezia Restaurant is a family owned and operated establishment celebrating 36 years of excellence. Opened in 1973 in the spirit of the traditional Italian trattoria, Piccola Venezia has blossomed into one of the most critically acclaimed restaurants in the NY metro area. In addition to our extensive menu we also accommodate any special culinary request; your culinary wish is our command. We also specialize in catering, both on-premise and off. For special events hosted here we can offer a private dining room and prix-fix menus to accommodate any budget. One of the finest meals in New York combined with a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere and attentive and friendly service equals an unsurpassed dining experience. Buon Appetito.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
food is good enough but place needs refurbishment

With a group of 11 people we had dunner here. Not uncommon we had a variety of starters of the 'usual' kind of food in a Italian restaurant. Nice enough but not very special. Second course was a pasta, also not bad but not memorable either. For main course seabass which was nicely cooked and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
Tjalling_1
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leiden, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

With a group of 11 people we had dunner here. Not uncommon we had a variety of starters of the 'usual' kind of food in a Italian restaurant. Nice enough but not very special. Second course was a pasta, also not bad but not memorable either. For main course seabass which was nicely cooked and luckily not with too much... More 

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Long Island, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely Italian dinner with a family of 8, including grandparents and kids. There is something for everyone. Huge menu selection and prepared to your taste. Food is delicious. A bit pricey. Great service. The wait team is so attentive. For appetizer we ordered: Calamari, baked clams, and broccoli rabe. We each had one entrée each, a Carafe of... More 

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New York City, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A classic local Italian restaurant that's still good for groups and special occasions. The service is good and so is the food. This visit I ordered the boneless chicken breast with prosciutto & cheese- it was delicious. Some of the staff has been here forever, and they know what they're doing.

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New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Many folks seem to have found Piccola Venezia through the years and keep coming back. I have been back several times with friends and always had good meals and good times. We return for the food! Great service that starts with a sincere greeting. Large selection and well as "made to order" dishes such as fruita de mare fra diavalo.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The menu is filled with choices of homemade pastas and sauces, but you are able to order your meal exactly as you wish. It was enjoyable to be in a nice restaurant without any pretense or stuffiness. Our extended family, including two children, were made to feel right at home and the servers pleasantly interacted with us throughout the meal... More 

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Henderson, KY
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a great place, very traditional, all homemade. We started with the lobster bisque which was great, then I had the Gnocchi which was out of this world, my husband's son had Buco lloni also great and my husband had Scaloppine di Vitella Piccola Venezia which was outstanding. The pistachio canoli is like no other I have ever had.... More 

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nyc
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant since it opened, over 40 years ago. The food has only gotten better! Same family owns it, with the sons doing more but the cooking is fantastic. Their pastas are wonderful. We had an appetizer with three pastas which included homemade ravioli with cheeses, gnocchi with Gorgonzola and homemade pockets with osso buco.... More 

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new york
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165 reviews 165 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Charming traditional Italian place. Hasn't changed in decades, and that's okay! Friendly service, comfortable seating, and simple, good food. And the prices are fair.

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Syosset, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Haven't been to picola in years but it's still great! Loved the food and the service. Special shout out to Remy.

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Fort Lee NJ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I lived in Queens about 35 years ago and knew of Piccola Venezia but only went there a couple of times. Then perhaps 10 years ago I had to take an Italian-American client, a gourmand, to dinner in Queens and thought of this restaurant. I thought it would satisfy but I was delighted at how he raved comparing it to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42-01 28th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11103
    (42nd Street)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: R train to Steinway St. N/W train to 30th Ave Bus: Q101 to 28th Ave and Steinway St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island City
  • Phone Number: (718) 721-8470

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Piccola Venezia is a fine-dining Northern Italian restaurant specializing in fresh home-made pastas, the freshest seafood, top quality meats and game and world-class wines. Piccola Venezia Restaurant is a family owned and operated establishment celebrating 36 years of excellence. Opened in 1973 in the spirit of the traditional Italian trattoria, Piccola Venezia has blossomed into one of the most critically acclaimed restaurants in the NY metro area. In addition to our extensive menu we also accommodate any special culinary request; your culinary wish is our command. We also specialize in catering, both on-premise and off. For special events hosted here we can offer a private dining room and prix-fix menus to accommodate any budget. One of the finest meals in New York combined with a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere and attentive and friendly service equals an unsurpassed dining experience. Buon Appetito.
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?