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Piccola Venezia Restaurant

42-01 28th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11103
(718) 721-8470
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Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 42nd Street
Transit: Subway: R train to Steinway St. N/W train to 30th Ave Bus: Q101 to 28th Ave and Steinway St.
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.
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English first
new york
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Huntington, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Went to Piccola with family. We were born and raised in Astoria now live on LI. Ate here many years ago. I am pleased to say the food quality is still the same, good . Had a fun evening. Service was great.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We decided to go here for Valentines day. Our original plans had been canceled due to weather and luckily I found Piccola Venezia and they were able to make a reservation for us on short notice. The place is very nice. Music plays in the background so as not to interrupt your conversation but you can still hear it nicely.... More

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New York City, New York
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280 reviews 280 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Went here for an evening with a large group. While the restaurant has old school charm and boisterous waiters, the food was not worth it. The sauces were heavy, the salad bland, the prices outrageous. Some people may enjoy this type of establishment but I don't enjoy dropping hundreds of dollars and leaving feeling unfulfilled.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Better than Little Italy or Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. Surprisingly authentic and scrumptious Italian fare served in a warm, service-oriented environment - you are not cramped or rushed. Good wine list and well-made cocktails help make this the best restaurant in Queens. The valet parking makes for a graceful entrance.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This place has been around forever. We were last there over ten years ago and returned for a family celebration. The service was impeccable. The menu varied and ample specials. The roast pig was great. The grilled octopus tender. The past filled with Osso Bucco meat incredible. The desserts were good but not great. Certainly worth going to. Count on... More

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Port Washington, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great variety on the menu with excellent service. Most of the dishes were well prepared and tasted great. Service is outstanding.

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food in a cozy and friendly place,from beginning to end. Suckling pig was crisp and tender. Home made pasta is wonderful.

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