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“Excellent Italian in Queens” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Piccola Venezia Restaurant

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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64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian in Queens”
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 spending about $75 per person all together.

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  • English first
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English first
Port Washington, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“A taste of Italy in Queens”
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.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A gem in Astoria”
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.

Visited October 2013
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NYC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Recommended to us by a New Yorker, we soon found that other people we met all knew about this little gem in Astoria. Near LaGuardia, so easy stop on way either to or from the airport. Attentive staff, family run....old world feeling. Food was simply delicious. Rack of lamb was best we ever had. There's a menu, but the waiter also tells you about all the specials...which includes just about any meal you would want. Definitely coming back!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Staten Island, New York
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Pricey but good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Lovely Italian Restaurant with attentive waiter service. Parking is impossible in that area so go for the valet parking. In this day and age restaurants usually do not put out more than bread and butter when you are seated, but this restaurant brought out a plate of lite appetizers, along with the fresh bread, at no cost to the patron. I ordered the Veal Pizzaiolo and it was delicious. The spinach salad was also very tasty with bacon and mushrooms. My friend and I shared the salad and instead of servingt it on just one plate for us to share, the waiter had the salad served in two portions on two separate plates for us. My husband said that the Lobster Bisque soup was very good. He unfortunately thought that the Pollo Alla Capagnola, was overcooked and burnt, which was too bad because the sauce accompanying it was delicious. The other couple that we were with seemed to have enjoyed the fish dishes that they ordered. We ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio Cavat to go with the meal. The restaurant was a bit noisy but it was a Saturday night and people were out having a good time.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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