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Gastroteca Astoria

4.4
328 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch

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Gastroteca is a neighborhood cafe, restaurant and bar. The menu is rustic Italian with modern technique. Apperitivos offered at the bar with boutique wines and cheeky cocktails. Old cinema is projected on the walls as homage to the film community that is Astoria.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday to Friday 11:30am to 11pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:30am to 11pm
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Phone number
(718) 729-9080
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Parlatore
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
33rd Street
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Public transit
N/Q to Broadway Station.
M,R to Steinway Street Station.
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Entertainment
Movies played silently, nightly above the bar set to music. Always changing genre's and styles.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The ambiance is the unrivaled in the area, and their al fresco dining is lovely. However, their brunch menu far outshines their dinner menu.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Gastroteca was absolutely wonderful. The food and ambience were great! I highly recommend everyone try it!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved it! Such a cute place. Food was wonderful! Service was great too. Was able to take our time to enjoy.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I came here with my husband and daughter for brunch. The food was cool as if it had been sitting out a bit before it was served. The coffee was also cool - never a good feature!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Great atmosphere

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful restaurant! Excellent food, atmosphere, and service. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The food and drinks were great. The staff was friendly and exceptionally professional. It was an all-around outstanding experience.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Very nice ambiance, service was exceptional and the dinner was amazing.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

We were looking for a nice place to eat after dropping somebody off at LGA. Gastroteca was only about 15 minutes away so we gave it a shot. What a find! I so much preferred this to (I'm sorry) the usual Greek fare in Astoria. Pleasant, subdued atmosphere, interesting food and wine, excellent service. What more could you ask for? I'll be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a great experience. Food, service & atmosphere made our Thanksgiving a pleasant one.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing! A must go! Great for a date spot!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

It was terrific! Cool little spot with a great ambiance :)

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Very lovely neighborhood bar/restaurant
Food was great. What else can u say.

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Ordered a California eggs benedict with home fries and a garlic-jalepeño bloody mary (it had some cute name but I forget). Service was good, food was very nicely prepared. Nothing to complain about but nothing remarkable either - pretty much what you would expect for the price point. The bloody Mary was disappointing. Lots of spice but not enough flavor & sort of watery. Served with pickled cauliflower, which was nice but really could have used some quality large green olives. It was not loud in there, definitely easy have a conversation and catch up with a friend. Atmosphere was spacious yet cozy and cute, not an easy combo to pull off. I would definitely go again. I would try a different drink.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Brunch is consistently great here! Good drinks, music & vibes!

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Gastroteca is our go-to brunch spot on the weekends. Everyone we bring there loves it!! Dinner is also amazing. This is definitely at the top of our list of favorite restaurants in Astoria!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

My daughter and I found this restaurant on Open Table and decided to try it. So happy we did! Our waiter was friendly and very knowledgeable. We tasted a couple of wines and she was able to recommend a bottle based on our opinions. It was amazing. We ordered 3 crostinos to share as well as salad, pasta, and dessert. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting in Astoria. I will eat here again on my next trip.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Love this place- staff is super friendly, food is excellent (get the house baked mozzarella, any of the ragus or lobster pastas, and the Banana Riccotta Zeppoles). This place is a gem.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

This place is great! The food is delicious and huge portions. Classic Italian American faire and amazing cocktails. We got the carafe of Peach Mimosa and it did not disappoint! Will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2017

A great gastro-pub. Drinks were excellent, wine list was good and reasonably priced. Food was different and creative. Well prepared. Service was excellent and I liked that the waiters catered to not only their tables but to everyone dinning who needed anything.We sat outside but inside looked comfortable.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Food is delicious, excellent selection. Service was perfect! Love the ambiance/atmosphere. Would very highly recommend for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch and everything we ordered was delicious - steak and eggs, nutella french toast, and chicken and waffles. Service was great. The restaurant didn't have our reservation but it worked out fine as we were seated immediately.

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2017

Caught up with my bestie here for brunch; nice and quite, and the staff doesn't rush you out if you want to just keep sitting and chat. Food was good; I had the breakfast stromboli (an appetizer) with a side of home fries. Chef was accommodating of my request for scrambled eggs on the side instead of a fried egg on top of the stromboli, which I appreciated. The only thing I could stay as a con was that their coffee and tea cups were TINY TINY and so I ordered a second cup of tea, because the first did not satisfy... and they charged me for 2 teas ($3.00 each) which I just thought was a little crazy given how small the cups were.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

We first went there after tennis at the US Open. It's a friendly atmosphere and the food, service and ambiance convinced us we should make it a regular stop whenever we're in Queens.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

It was wonderful

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

This was a Sunday evening and the weather was great for eating outside. Despite being at a busy intersection, the noise level was good for conversation. The waiter was extremely helpful and attentIve. The food was great, the pasta is homemade and was prepared perfectly al dente. Would definitely recommend.

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2.0Dined on August 13, 2017

Prior to checking out the place, I had high hopes for the menu and was looking forward to trying new dishes that I haven't seen before. However the execution of plates ordered were sub-par, poor presentation, average meal at best, and over priced for the meal. Cute spot but the food is not of great quality.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

We enjoyed a delightful brunch and they were very accommodating with our stroller. I've been here for dinner before and brunch and both have been great.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

Went with my best friend for a nice quiet dinner and bottle of wine. It was absolutely perfect! We sat outside in the front patio. Food, service and ambiance were all great.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2017

This place was a great find, the food was interesting and tasty, service was great and the restaurant has a great atmosphere. Will definitedly come back

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

Took friends here for brunch the first time. Server was sweet and prompt and the pitcher of cocktails was strong!!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Gastroteca is just a great restaurant. Good for dinner or brunch. the home made pasta is to die for.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Great spot! This is my go to place for group outings like birthdays, or just to catch up with old friends. The food is always good and the service is great. We'll definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2017

Waitress wasn't very attentive, seemed like she forgot about our table fairly often. But the food was amazing so would go back for that alone.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2017

Lovely local spot. Extremely comfortable padded seating. Unfortunately, three of the entrees that we requested were unavailable, which seemed odd for an early Wednesday evening. However, the meals we chose were delicious. As far as the noise level, there was a group of friends at the bar who were extremely loud (probably teachers celebrating the last day of school!). I imagine that when patrons behave themselves, the noise wouldn't be a problem, but there were numerous times when we couldn't even hear ourselves and we were completely across the room from the bar. The service was outstanding, from the hostess who greeted us, seated us, and thanked us upon our departure, to our waitress who was extremely attentive and responsive. Considering we were a table of 6, I was impressed that additional staff assisted to make sure that all meals were delivered at the same time. A big plus is the seating options: sidewalk seating, bar, dining area, and quiet/private right rear dining. Will definitely be going again!

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2017

Yummy brunch and affordable.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Great ambiance and decor. Food was fine—nothing out of the ordinary. Probably wouldn't come back here for brunch, but would for a drink.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2017

Excellent brunch!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Definitely worth waiting for a table outside. The neighborhood is quiet enough to enjoy the ambiance and the delicious food.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

5 stars---quality food and atmosphere.

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