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CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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GLI ANTIPASTI
8
Soup of the day
ask for the special soup of the day
10
Croquette di Melanzane
Eggplant and ricotta croquettes, served with light tomato sauce and sautéed spinach
10.5
With Prosciutto Crudo di Parma Add 4
Caprese a Modo Nostro
Vine tomato and fresh mozzarella with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic dressing
10.5
Fegatini di Pollo
Chicken liver sautéed with endive, radicchio, balsamic dressing served with soft polenta
12.5
Grigliata di Verdure
Mixed grilled vegetables served with crumbled goat cheese and truffle oil
13
With Shrimp Add 5
Calamari Dorati
Fried Calamari served with light spicy organic tomato sauce and tarter sauce
13
Zuppetta Piccante di Molluschi
Sautéed mussels and clams with a light spicy organic tomato sauce and crostini
14
With Speck (Smoked Prosciutto) Add 3
Polenta con Bolognese e Porcini
Fresh polenta baked with Bolognese sauce and porcini mushrooms
14.5
Carciofi Saltati con Scampi, Pistacchio e Parmigiano Reggiano
Sauteed artichokes with shrimp, pistachio and parmigiano cheese
LE INSALATE
with shrimp - $5, chicken - $3 extra, split dishes - $2
8
Insalata Della Casa
Mesclun salad, carrots, tomatoes, radicchio in red vinaigrette dressing
9
Insalata Cesare
Traditional Caesar salad
10
Insalata Tricolore con Formaggio di Capra
Baby arugula, endive and radicchio served with crumbled goat cheese with extra virgin olive oil and lemon dressing
11
Insalata Mele e Parmigiano
Sliced apples, Parmigiano cheese, walnuts, baby spinach and crispy bacon in balsamic dressing
11
Insalata di Indivia e Avocado con Parmigiano
Endive and avocado salad with Parmigiano cheese, oil and lemon dressing
INSALATONE (LARGE SALAD)
16
Del Poeta
Lettuce, tomatoes, tuna, olive, onion, cherry mozzarella, Boiled eggs and prosciutto with Italian dressing
16
Di Polio
Mesclun salad, chicken breast, tomatoes, olives, asparagus, slices parmigiano cheese with balsamic dressing
PRIMI PIATTI
LE PASTE
16
Spaghetti alla Sebastiano
Pasta with fresh tomato, touch of organic tomato sauce and fresh basil
17.5
Tagliatelle alla Bolognese
Homemade pasta with beef ragout and organic tomato sauce
18
Gnocchi di Patate con salsa di Pomodorini e mozzarella
Homemade potato Gnocchi with cherry tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese
18.5
Cavatelli con Radicchio e Salsiccia
Homemade rolled pasta with sausages and radicchio in organic tomato sauce
19
Cannelloni di Vitello Gratinati al Profumo di Tartufo
Homemade manicotti pasta, filled with veal, vegetables and cheese, baked with béchamel sauce with a hint of truffle oil
19
Ravioli al Formaggio in Salsa al Burro e Salvia, Scamorza Affumicata
Homemade cheese ravioli in butter and sage sauce, shaved smoked scamorza cheese
19.5
Penne con Salmone ed Asparagi in Salsa alla Vodka
Pasta with salmon and asparagus in vodka sauce
19.5
Linguine con Scampi, Zucchine, Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino
Linguine pasta with shrimp, zucchini in garlic, oil and spicy red pepper
20
Tagliolini del Poeta
Homemade pasta with porcini mushroom sauce, wrapped with imported speck and truffle oil
23
Spaghetti Chitarra dell' Adriatico
Homemade pasta with seafood in light spicy organic tomato sauce
I SECONDI PLATI
I PESCI
23
Filetto di Salmone al Forno in Crosta di Senape e Pistacchio
Baked Atlantic filet of salmon in mustard crust and pistachio served with sautéed spinach
25
Guazzetto di Pesce con Crostini all' Aglio
Seafood and fish stew in a light spicy tomato sauce with crostini
27
Pesce del Mediterraneo alla Griglia con Vegetali
Grilled Mediterranean fish served with mixed grilled vegetables
Pesce del Giorno
Fish of the day. Price can change, please ask the server
LE CARNI
21
Petto di Pollo in Crosta di Parmigiano con Pure` di Patate
Chicken breast in parmesan crust white wine and lemon sauce served with mashed potatoes
23
Pollo Spezzatino con Carciofi, Salsiccia e Peperoni Arrosto al Vino Bianco
Boneless diced chicken with sausages, artichokes and roasted peppers in white wine sauce
23
Pollo Ruspante Arrosto con Patate al Forno
Roasted half free-range chicken served with roasted potatoes
23
Filetto di Maiale con Funghi e Bacon in Salsa al Marsala
Pork tenderloin with mushrooms and bacon Marsala sauce served with mashed potatoes
24
Fegato di Vitello alla Veneziana
Calves liver Venetian style sautéed with onions and served with crispy polenta
26
Scaloppine di Vitello con Capperi e Salsa al Limone
Veal scaloppine in lemon and capers sauce served with sauteed spinach
29
Costata "Battuta" di Vitello alla Milanese o alla Griglia
Veal chop pounded Milanese style or grilled, served with chopped tomato and black olives
31
Tagliata di Manzo all'Olio Aromatico con Insalata di Rucoletta
Sliced RibEye Steak in aromatic extra virgin olive oil, served with baby arugula, cherry tomato and shaved Parmigiano cheese
I CONTORNI
7
Sautéed Spinach
7
Mashed Potato
7
Roasted Potato
7
Polenta
7
Vegetable of the Day
KIDS MENU
available for kids up to 14 years old
7
Palatine Fries
French fries
8.5
Calamari Dorati
Fried Calamari served with tomato sauce
8.5
Pasta al Burro
Pasta with butter
8.5
Pasta al Pomodoro
Pasta with Alfredo sauce
9
Pasta con Salsa Alfredo
Pasta with organic tomato sauce
10
Petto di Pollo Impanato
Chicken fingers served with French fries
10
Petto di Pollo alla Milanese
Chicken breast cutlet served with French fries
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner with family and friends. Hector was our assigned waiter. In a word Excellent. Clean and warm family feel to a small, intimate space. Excellent wine selection. Great appetizers served piping hot. Main course selections were ample with added specials to round out...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Jimmythecurb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a pasta lover try Il Poeta. A bit out of the way on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills. Friendly service. Prices are a bit high but the handmade pasta is delicious.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Mina B
Reviewed July 21, 2019

Great find. Intimate setting with great food. The menu is both standard and creative. Very reasonable prices, especially on the wine list with many interesting choices. I can't waitto return!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank RJBLH
Reviewed June 6, 2019

I had walked by this neighborhood place and was intrigued by the white tablecloth ambiance. So, when a special occasion arose, I made a reservation. Not at all disappointed. The service was excellent and the restaurant comfortable in terms of noise level. The menu is...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Silasroy
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Went on a Sunday night after being shut out of a couple of places in the city. What an excellent surprise. There were three of us. We had appetizers of clams (excellent), a salad and a pasta figouli. The soup was ok but not the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Greetings all, have to say everything we ordered was delicious, service wonderful! Enjoy this tiny gem!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wbondar
Reviewed September 6, 2018

I am visiting Forest Hills regularly to spend time with my ageing mom. She is on a completely sodium restricted diet and after many dining experiences I can attest that the chef has paid attention and prepared meals that delight her. As for myself, the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 440gaylec
Reviewed September 2, 2018

I have been here twice an had good service each time. The food is quite good and they offer a wide assortment of dishes. Haven't tried dessert.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LindaE_10
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

The food is perfection!! I had pistachio crusted salmon and I devoured it. The service was impeccable. Even though we had to wait, Mario, the owner came by with a glass of wine for us and chatted a bit. He’s genuine and very kind! It...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Estee L
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Came with family for a celebration!! It’s a small. Cozy restaurant with little noise. The walls were decorated with art. Parking is on the street. For appetizers we shared baked clams, fried calamari, and filled octopus. Our 9 year old is an octopus lover. They...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DrKatieRN
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