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“little diamond in the ruff”
Review of Magna Ristorante

Magna Ristorante
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Ranked #5 of 684 Restaurants in Flushing
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Northern Blvd
Transit: Magna is just 4 blocks from the #7 NYC subway and the Long Island RailRoad's Flushing station. Also a block away from the Q12, Q13, and N21 bus stop.
Description: Come to Magna and discover Flushing's Hidden Gem! A true taste of Italy is tucked away just around the corner from Northern Blvd and 35 Avenue, adjacent to the Marco Hotel & Suites. Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Perfect for business or pleasure. At Magna, you will enjoy a variety of Italian dishes and a fine wine selection. Let Magna impress your taste buds. Benvenuti a tutti e buon appetito! Great location, just a few minutes to LaGuardia Airport,CitiField,and the US Open.
Reviewed March 30, 2012

Very friendly and attentive staff; comfortable setting; convenient location;

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Reviewed March 29, 2012

I was surprised that the food was not bad. I was expecting it to be because the place was so depressing. For some of the time, we were the only ones eating there, although there was one other couple when we came and another couple came shortly before we left. They seem to do a good take-out business. My caesar salad had powdered cheese, one of my pet peeves and the bread was typical store-bought bread. My entree, though, a seafood variety, was tasty enough. Since the neighborhood is almost all Asian restaurants, Magna doesn't have competition, but my advice would be not to eat in this neighborhood.

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Reviewed March 28, 2012

This restaurant is adjoined to the Marco La Guardia Hotel. Very reasonable price for great Italian food. Try Risotto Al Frutti di mare ( Seafood risotto) and daily special ( ours was Lamb chop with steamed veggies) Caprese ( fresh mozzarella with fresh tomatoes and basil) was excellent, too. Fresh ingredient and very tasty flavor. Cappuccino was the best I ever tasted. Tiramisu was fresh, creamy and not overly sweet!

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Reviewed March 22, 2012

We come here every year for a stay and are completely in love. The people are warm, genuine, and lovely. The service is polite and gracious and you will never have better food. The fresh made pasta is perfectly cooked and the espresso is roasted to perfection. This a true gem.

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Reviewed December 17, 2011

Flushing, New York is a mostly Asian-American neighborhood, and the local restaurants almost universally reflect that, but this is an exception. Adjacent to the Marco hotel, with entrances from both the street and the hotel lobby, is Magna Ristorante, an Italian restaurant worth a visit. (We imagine that the hotel is named for the traveller who brought pasta to Italy from Asia, so perhaps the hotel's name is particularly appropriate.)

Magna serves as the dining room for the hotel, serving breakfast every morning, but it comes into its own as a very pleasant Italian restaurant, serving lunch and dinner daily. Prices are reasonable; most pasta dishes are priced from $12-$14, and other entrees mostly from $16-$19. Specials are available, typically in the same price range as pastas and entrees. Sandwiches and personal pizzas are also available, but this is no pizzeria. The room is pleasantly decorated, sound levels are very reasonable, and tables are comfortably spaced, so this is a good choice for groups wanting to converse.

On a recent dinner visit, among the main dishes our party enjoyed were pasta with seafood, tortellini in pesto, and pan-seared salmon, all served in reasonably large portions, (except the very tasty salmon which came in a very large portion). Service is friendly and pleasant.

Just a two minute walk down Northern Boulevard is the restored 149 year-old Flushing Town Hall, which has become an art center and a concert venue. The Borough of Queens has been home to many famous jazz musicians, (the Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong home, now a museum itself, is not very far,) so it's appropriate that Flushing Town Hall has become known for jazz performances, including annual NEA Jazz Masters' concerts. We've made Magna our restaurant of choice for pre-concert dining, allowing us to dine without rushing and walk to the hall, and we especially recommend Magna to those attending events at "FTH".

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