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Best Italian Restaurants in Howard Beach


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A photo of Vetro by Russo's on the Bay restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Howard Beach
Booked 7 times today
Vetro by Russo's on the Bay stands out for its delectable Italian cuisine. Reviewers rave about the exceptional dishes, which include "exquisite linguine and clams," "delicious rack of lamb," and a variety of delicious cakes. The menu also boasts a range of pasta options, ranging from "Rigatoni Pomodoro" to "Cavatelli Bolognese," and a wine cellar collection including a fine array of Italian red wines. Patrons significantly highlight the top-notch service, from the provision of valet parking to the staff's attentiveness and professional conduct. The restaurant's setting, which includes a beautiful bar and a lounge-like space, further heightens the dining experience. In the words of one reviewer, Vetro by Russo's on the Bay serves "by far the best Italian in all of New York City."
A photo of Dee's restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Forest Hills
Booked 18 times today
Dee's Italian restaurant has consistently provided excellent food and service for over 20 years. With a variety of dishes including pizza, lamb chops, salmon cakes, short ribs, and chicken parmesan, each is prepared with care, attention, and a unique twist that keeps customers coming back for more. The restaurant also values its customers, especially those with special dietary needs, ensuring a safe and enjoyable dining experience. Customers rave about the welcoming and attentive staff, the unique and delicious dishes, and the overall dining experience. The renovated setting of Dee's, along with the open pizza oven, adds an upscale touch to the ambiance, making it a splendid place for any occasion.
A photo of C Kew Gardens restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Kew Gardens
Booked 9 times today
C Kew Gardens is a highly recommended Italian restaurant tucked away in the heart of Queens, New York. Patrons appreciate its attention to quality in both its food and ambiance, often described as having a European flair and reminiscent of an old-style Hollywood café. It stands out for its Northern Italian cuisine, with standouts such as artichokes and branzino consistently earning praise. Customers note the excellent service with staff receiving commendations for their friendliness and professionalism. The restaurant is also applauded for its live music and stylish decor which adds to the overall dining experience. Despite being a little pricey, reviewers agree that it is worth every dollar.
A photo of La Vigna Restaurant & Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Forest Hills
Booked 3 times today
La Vigna Restaurant & Bar is lauded for its high-quality and homey Italian cuisine by its patrons. Reviews laud the restaurant as a "neighborhood gem" with its fresh ingredients and individually prepared meals. The northern Italian menu is bright with flavors and offers a great deal of quality at a reasonable price. Customers frequently praise the consistency of the delicious meals and the professional and friendly service. Additionally, the ambiance is frequently mentioned as cozy and welcoming, making La Vigna a go-to spot for both groups and individual diners. As one reviewer puts it, it's "the best Italian restaurant in NYC that's not overpriced and not impossible to get a reservation."
A photo of Il Poeta restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Forest Hills
Booked 4 times today
Il Poeta is an Italian restaurant with a Northern Italian cuisine. Chef and co-owner Mario Di Chiara has over 20 years experience in the most famous Italian restaurant in Venice and NYC with 10 years work experience in Cipriani’s restaurant. In summer 2011 the Italian Government award Il Poeta with "Ospiutalita Italiana nel Mondo" meaning that it is a truly authentic Italian restaurant (so far we are the only Italian restaurant in all Queens to have this award from the Italian Government).
A photo of Spolini's restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Kew Gardens
Booked 3 times today
Spolini's is a remarkable Italian restaurant that excels in delivering authentic and delectable cuisine. Customers consistently rave about the quality of the food and service. They not only offer a variety of dishes such as antipasti, shrimp francese, chicken parmesan, but also an impressive wine selection including the highly recommended Montalcino wine. The proof of their excellence lies in the rave reviews with customers recounting their "wonderful meal from start to finish". The tantalising creme brulee dessert and the fantastic wines only add to the memorable culinary experience. Spolini's commitment to authentic Italian cuisine has inspired a loyal customer base, ensuring their definite return.
A photo of Pizza D'Amore restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Mill Basin
Pizza D'Amore is renowned for its first-rate Italian cuisine that leaves customers singing its praises. Patrons continually express satisfaction with the varied menu, raving about everything from the salad with grilled chicken to the shrimp parmesan, all attesting to its deliciousness. Their seafood pasta has also been pinpointed as exceptional, adding to the rich culinary experience. The superb service is a cherry on top, with teams that are not only attentive but also friendly. Repeat customers are common, with many visitors choosing Pizza D'Amore for their special occasions, like birthday dinners. All these sentiments showcase the restaurant's consistency in delivering excellent food and service.
A photo of Cecconi's Dumbo restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • DUMBO
Booked 247 times today
Cecconi's Dumbo, famous for its Contemporary Italian cuisine, has been lauded by many for its exceptional dining experience. The restaurant, nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge, offers stunning views of the waterfront and the Manhattan skyline, creating an unmatched ambiance that guests find irresistible. Patrons have consistently praised the authenticity of the dishes, with one even singling out the vegan sausage pizza for its convincing flavor. The service has been deemed 'outstanding' and 'impeccable' by numerous reviews, with waiters like Mario and Sam earning special mentions for their kindness and attentiveness. Whether for the vegan dessert that is 'decadent and rich', or for the 'amazing' salami pizza, Cecconi's Dumbo has something for everyone, expertly blending traditional Italian cuisine with a touch of modern creativity, promising an experience that 'never disappoints'.
A photo of Serra by Birreria restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Gramercy Park
Booked 135 times today
Serra by Birreria, a renowned Italian restaurant in New York, receives a lot of praise from patrons for its authentic cuisine, ambiance, and excellent service. The restaurant has been described as a wonderful Italian garden, filled with greenery, flowers, and fruit, creating a pretty and relaxing atmosphere. Visitors rave about the food, one patron stated, "From the ambiance to the server, to the food, I'd recommend it highly," while others commend the Pomodori side dish and pasta bolognese, among other meals. Despite being located inside Eataly, it carries its own unique charm, and many customers were eager to revisit.
A photo of Palma restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Greenwich Village
Booked 54 times today
Situated in the heart of the bustling West Village, Palma stands out as a beacon of authentic Italian cuisine. The many rave reviews from their patrons consistently praise the freshness, flavor, and authenticity of their dishes, from homemade pasta to scrumptious appetizers. The restaurant is often described as a 'gem', with many pointing out its 'coastal Italian vibes', 'romantic ambience', and 'exceptional service'. Reflecting its commitment to quality, Palma is recognized for offering gluten-free pasta options that are hard to find elsewhere. As one satisfied guest succinctly put it, "If you want to taste Italian authenticity, you must visit Palma in NYC!" It's not just about the food; the charming decor and relaxed atmosphere make dining at Palma a spectacular experience, likened by some to a night in Italy.
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