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Alberto Forest Hills

4.5
257 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

Alberto has been a neighborhood institution for over 35 years. Owners, Silvana & Roberto Chiappelloni, originally from Piacenza, Italy, have always believed that good food should not be outrageously expensive and that good wines are meant to be enjoyed. Alberto's menu offers spirited versions of home-cooked dishes from the Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Ligurian provinces. Alberto's offers a welcoming and friendly atmosphere from the moment you walk through the door. The bar area is resplendent with an antique mahogany bar, fireplace and large open mahogany doors. Frosted glass and wrought iron chandeliers hang overhead. The souring oak-beamed ceiling is artfully enclosed by exposed brick walls, skylight and colorful artist-signed prints which provide warmth and a delightful sense of coziness. While many NYC eateries have a reputation for highbrow dining, there remains a warm and familial culinary treasure in Forest Hills, Queens. Come and join us at Alberto. Buon Appetito
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Dinner Only:
Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

Closed Tuesdays
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Phone number
(718) 268-7860
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Alberto Forest Hills is the perfect setting for your next special occasion. Whether a bridal or baby shower, anniversary or special birthday party or even a rehearsal dinner, Alberto will make your occasion one to remember. Alberto is also the perfect venue for an intimate wedding celebration.
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Private party contact
Silvana: (855) 970-1832
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
70<sup>th</sup> & 69<sup>th</sup> Avenues
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Parking details
metered parking until 7pm on Metropolitan Avenue & plentiful side street parking as well.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was incredible and service was very good too.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Quality food, great selections and top notch service. Never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

Excellent food and Great service for any occasions.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Great Food and excellent service as always. We have been dining at Alberto's for about 40 years and still come back for more. Thanks Silvana.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2017

Haven't been to this classic in a while and happy to say it never disappoints. The service is outstanding, the attention to detail and pleasing the customer is their number one priority.

I won't let so much time pass before my next visit.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2017

Silvana, Giovanni and the gang came through once again. Whether ordering from the menu or from the endless "specials" they keep inventing, it's always delicious, relaxed and served with style and care. Our favorite place, bar none.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2016

Had a holiday dinner there with my family. The service and food were truly outstanding and they accommodated all 12 of us including several kids without missing a beat.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2016

Alberto's is the best! Never a bad meal...ever!

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Not your typical NYC Italian-American food. Has old style taste and recipes. Service was excellent and made us welcome.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2016

The staff. EVERYONE is so friendly. The owner always says Thank you on exit. Just such a lovely ambiance and pleasant staff. The food is very good. Just one dish I had that didn't wow me. But was not terrible in any way. But, I will continuously come back...I plan to try every dish.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2016

Excellent Queens Italian Restaurant. The host family treats you like their family and really make you feel special. The gentleman host brought us a new bottle of wine when he felt the first one didn't look just right in my glass even though I didn't say anything when I tasted it. I recommend Alberto's highly.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised, the food and service were far better than expected and I cannot wait to go back. Truly the best meal I've had in a while. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and make you feel like part of the family.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2016

A superb culinary experience!
Grazie mille!
We will return to Alberto's soon.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2016

Food was terrific as always. Was my husband's birthday & they came out with a Napoleon & sang. Had a great time.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2016

Alberto's is a Queens staple. If you like Italian food this is the perfect location. A historic restaurant in Forest Hills with a classic, authentic food selection. The specials rivals the size of the regular menu and everything is amazing.

Definitely recommend the Trio de Funghi appetizer, you'll want to come back for it.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2016

Great food! I was greeted warmly by the owner. The deserts are awesome.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Alberto's keeps getting better and better each time we dine at the restaurant. The food, service and wine selection are second to none. The attentiveness and hospitality delivered by Silvana and her staff will surely keep us coming back, again and again! Thank you for another memorable and sublime evening. ~Antoinette

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2016

Always a great meal at Alberto. It's the real deal when it comes to Northern Italian cuisine.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2016

This was a great find! We lived the good, ambiance and the service. Close to the stadium so we were able to walk to see the show after we finished our delicious meal.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2016

Wonderful. Food was top notch and the staff exceeded expectations.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

This was our second time eating at Alberto's. The first time was such a great dining experience that we couldn't wait to return. It did not disappoint! The food is exceptional, whether it's a menu item or special. The wine by the glass is outstanding and the desserts are pure heaven. It is our new favorite neighborhood place.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

We've been going to Alberto's for over 20 years. This is a family run restaurant. The family takes pride in it's menu and ambiance. We have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2016

My favorite Italian restaurant. They have a great menu and you can make orders that aren't on the menu too. Good wine and great dessert. LOVE this place.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2016

I haven't been here in many years and it was just as delicious as I remembered it to be, the food was awesome and the service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2016

Alberto's is a "go to" place for my husband and I when we are looking to treat ourselves . This Thursday they were a little quieter than usual. Their service is always spot on and the food is expertly prepared. I don't think my husband has ordered off of their menu in 20 years. Their specials are always awesome. My favorite is the handmade cheese Tortellini Alberto that is amazing. The busboy mentioned that they had changed their coffee brand and it was noticeably better. We ordered the duck special with risotto to go for our son. He carried on for two days about how good it was.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2016

fabulous food, lovely ambiance, wonderful services, this place is a gem, so lucky it is in my neighborhood, but it would be a star even in Manhattan!!

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2016

Everything about our experience was superb! The greeting at the door, the professional, yet warm and inviting service and did I mention the food... Every item my husband and I selected was amazing. Scrumptious salad, tender and delightful stuffed artichoke, the entrees, his shrimp and my chicken were unforgettable!! I had the did and blue cheese salad which was tastefully done, not at all overwhelming. The chicken special melted in your mouth, it was that tender. Not too tough on the pocketbook either😉

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2016

Everything we have ever ordered has been delicious. We especially love the stuffed artichokes. They are the best we have ever had. The duck and the saltimbocca are also excellent.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2016

If ever there was the most delicious, most consistent restaurant food and service wise, it is our favorite all time restaurant, Alberto's. We got engaged in this restaurant 34 years ago, and the food is still so delicious! The Tortelli is their trademark, the pasta homemade , and their sauces are all delicious! Every veal dish melts in your mouth, as they only use the best quality of everything! The fresh strawberries with Zabaglione is the best I have ever tasted! Thank you Silvana for years of fabulous dinners and wonderful memories!

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2016

Expensive Italian with lots of staff performing service at your table; food quality has slipped a bit in recent years from outstanding to very good but still a nice choice if you need a place with parking nearby and a touch of elegance.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2016

The food and the experience at Alberto's is wonderful! This truly is a neighborhood gem, perfect for sharing an excellent dinner with family and friends.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2016

We hadn't been to Alberto's for over thirty years and are now kicking ourselves about it. The place is lovely, waiters friendly and attentive not to mention very accommodating to special requests. They split two of the pasta dishes three ways so we could all try both.The gnocchi and tortelli melt in your mouth. The veal pillows, branzino and three musketeers were all delicious! We will not be waiting years to go back again!

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2016

Great restaurant, food is wonderful and the waiters are so attentive and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2016

A culinary triumph!
Creative, delicious choices on the menu and superb service.
Free parking on the street.
A wonderful dining experience!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2016

Alberto was very creative with the birthday dessert for my daughter. Always good service and great food!

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2016

Better than ever, especially when it is one's Birthday. Food was fabulous and the birthday plate was divine.

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2016

Alberto 's has been a neighborhood gem for years and is one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. My wife and I went there for Fathers Day and we had a great time. I had the rack of Lamb that was seasoned and cooked to perfection and she had the Branzino in a white wine sauce that was amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2016

I definitely would recommend Alberto's for a special occasion. The cuisine was as good, if not better than any Manhattan restaurant. For the boroughs it was a bit pricey. The ambiance was very nice. The staff was courteous. The owners came around the tables to make sure everyone was happy, and the food was made to order.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2016

We had a lovely meal at Alberto -- the food was great and staff was gracious. Except -- we waited at least 15 minutes to get our check after our plates had been cleared. It was the end of dinner service, I would have thought they would have been happy to expedite our departure!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2016

Dinner was excellent, my hubby and I had baked clams for the appetizer and my hubby had Veal Romana which is excellent. I had the sauteed branzino with homemade pasta - was delicious. As for dessert we shared the home made Napoleon which is to die for. A little pricey, but well worth the meal. Will be back.

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