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Ornella Trattoria Italiana
Ornella Trattoria Italiana

Ornella Trattoria Italiana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ornellatrattoria.com
  • Email: contact@ornellatrattoria.com
  • Phone: (718) 777-9477
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm -10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Guiseppe Viterale
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We cater for large groups, please call us for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Ornella is available to meet your event needs.Please contact us directly for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Giuseppe Viterale (718) 777-9477

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 31st Street and 29th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: N and W train on ditmars last stop.
A word from Ornella Trattoria Italiana
Ornella is is an intimate family owned Italian restaurant located in Astoria, Queens. Guiseppe Viterale was named one of the Best Chefs in America (BCA), his wife Ornella oversees the dining room while their children attend to your table.The Viterale's make you feel like you are at their house having dinner.

Our diverse menu shows our emotional attachment to the many dishes our families have served for years.

Our mission statement at "Ornella Trattoria Italiana" is to put as much passion in serving the public as we do our own family. We are committed to using the finest organic ingredients in all our recipes.

And as we say at our house : "Tutti a tavola prima che si fa fredda la pasta"
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "I have never come in contact with a waiter who had such a rude manner and tone.. When we asked him what he would recommend, he responded "I don't know, I don't know you." Who says that? We also spoke to the owner about that, he didn't apologize but rather told us 'that's how he is.' I will never good back. The food was good, but not that good."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The restaurant was amazing. We had their personal pan pizza and it was delicious. All the food was great. We really enjoyed ourselves and can't wait to go back again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I have been going to Ornella for over 2 years now. It is truly my favorite little homey place in Queens. It is my frequent date night spot with my fiance. The food is always fresh and delicious. You can close your eyes and point to anything on the menu and have an amazing dinner. It is a family owned restaurant and the family works there everyday they are all wonderful people with a passion for food and what they are doing at the little gem. I am happy to give them a great review and I will continue to go back again and again. Follow me on all social media: Cheating With Dinner"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Go for their signature dish - Chestnut Pasta - it's delicious. The fish entrees were so-so but the pasta dishes were very good."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I wanted to like this place, and I did for the atmosphere. The service was good as well. But the food was extremely mediocre."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "In my opinion Ornella's is the finest Italian restaurant in NYC, all boroughs. I have never been disappointed, have always been made to feel that I was the only diner in the restaurant and the food is so very special. Giuseppe is so on top of his game! I wish I lived closer."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "My partner & I decided to go out for NYE dinner with friends, so it may not be fair to review that night. However, there are a few things to note. When I made the reservation, the posted menu said that the prix fixe dinner was $45; when we got there the menu said $50. I didn't care since we weren't doing the prix fixe (we had nibbles and dessert at home after), but that seemed cheesy. The restaurant is small and we sat in the back near the kitchen, which was a bit cramped; up front has more ambiance. The good news is that the food is very good. We will go back again to test the waters but not on a holiday."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Small but makes up for size with the food. Very good and quite a few twists compared to the average local menu. the duck meat balls in a raisin sauce must be tried as well as the sage infused pasta."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "I had an early dinner on Christmas eve with a friend. We had fish dishes from their special menu. Very well done with a wonderful sauce with cherry tomatoes. The chardonnay was great too."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Ornella's never disappoints. The food is always imaginative and delicious, the service is warm and you feel part of the family, a family with fabulous cooking. The old favorites we ordered tonight - burata, grilled calamari, duck meatballs, imbustada, orrechietti with broccoli rabe- all wonderful"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Food was good but they write out the check by hand... they up the tax to the next dollar. Our tax was supposed to be 4.23 .....they wrote 5 dollars even...."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "My wife and I have been to Ornella Trattoria Italiana several times and each time we had a terrific dining experience the food was delishes and the service was excellant."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "We had a delicious cozy dinner at a neighborhood restaurant!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We had dined here previously and had a delicious meal with great service. This time we waited 45 minutes to be served a disappointing pasta dish, even though the restaurant was less than half full. Service was not up to the previous standard. Too bad, as we had hoped to become regulars. We will try again to see if this was just a fluke."
    Dined on 10/6/2013