This was my first time in
This was my first time in the restaurant. I choose it to celebrate my birthday with my family. I would recommend it to everybody. The food was so tasteful, I have not eaten food like that for a long time. Of course I had to try Ornella special duck meatballs and chestnut pasta .... Both dishes to die for.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good place in our neighborhood
Very good place in our neighborhood ,fair price ,quick service and really great veal!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent retaurant with a
Excellent retaurant with a real "at home", "authetic italian" food and ambiance with superb host/owner.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable Mother's Day.
As always, the food was fresh and delicous. I cannot visit Ornella without ordering their special pasta dish -- chestnut pasta with pistachio sauce. It is as delectable as it is unique. The owner, Giuseppe, is always so welcoming. Mother's Day is usually the worst day of the year to eat out, but not at Ornella's. We had a reservation, were seated right away and the food and service were as excellent as usual.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The short ribs and homemade gnocchi made my LIFE! So tasty.... I cannot wait to come back!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food and Service
The food was exquisite and the service outstanding. Great little spot, with a romantic setting.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little Italian Gem
This is the third time we dined at Ornella. Even though it was a crowded Saturday evening they were still attentive and the service was good. However, during the week is even better. I do think the chef was a little heavy handed with the sauce. Try the Bianca salad; it's superb! The owner is gracious, charming and contribute to making the experience very pleasant.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining in Astoria
The food is outstanding for a neighborhood place. Authentic and inventive Italian cuisine. Friendly service, good wine. We shall return soon.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
superb food, excellent service
Ornella is outstanding. Fresh salads, homemade pasta, large portions of delicious food. We found ourselves impressed by EVERYTHING we ordered. Grilled octopus salad, seafood risotto, short ribs, stuffed pork chop, and cheesecake -- we'd order all of them again! Did I mention the reasonably priced bottle of Gavi? My advice. Go, order a special or two, and enjoy.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this restaurant's food. Its fresh and interesting - not the same old Northern Italian fare for sure. The owner, his sons, and staff are very genuine and kind. I enjoy myself each and every time I go. Even though you may be tempted to go Greek when in Astoria, if you find yourself in that neighborhood, I highly recommend going to Ornella. By the way, try the Imbustata - amazingly delicious!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food but the wait
Delicious food but the wait staff could be nicer and more attentive. If you are going out solely for good food, this is the place to go!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great place. They accommodated our group of 5 and had great menu selections for both the gluten and lactose free members of our party. The service is always warm and friendly. The food as excellent.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
an under known gem
The food was delish and very flavorful and the portions good, the wait service was extremely attentative and friendly.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a delicious cozy dinner at a neighborhood restaurant!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good but they write
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....
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a pleasent experience
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.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal!
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
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM