Gastroteca Astoria

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$30 and under
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Italian

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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.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Eat , Drink, and Be Thankful! On this day, both our a la carte and Thanksgiving Prix Fixe will be available. Reservations strongly recommended. prix fixe $55 per person PASTA COURSE | CARVERY BOARD | SIDES | DESSERT . $10 HOUSE WINE special

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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PT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food ! Must try the Italian eggs Benedict , Toast with nutella & the chicken and waffles !

E
Los Angeles
97 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was terrific, nice house wine by the glass , Very good brussels sprouts and avocado salad and carbonara and house Bread was tasty

ES
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a very nice Sunday Brunch. Service and food was very good. We were all (5 people) pleased with our selections. Place is comforting and great to relax and enjoy a peaceful conversion with friends while enjoying brunch.

BB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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!

AL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MJ
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

JB
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

LO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

SZ
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

AS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

DS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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.

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

J
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

F
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

ME
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

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.

k
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy brunch and affordable.

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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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