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About Gastroteca Astoria

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.

33-02 34th Ave.
Astoria, NY 11106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 11:30am to 11pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:30am to 11pm

Cross Street:
33rd Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 729-9080

Website:
http://www.gastrotecaastoria.com/

Entertainment:
Movies played silently, nightly above the bar set to music. Always changing genre's and styles.

Public Transit:
N/Q to Broadway Station.
M,R to Steinway Street Station.

Executive Chef:
John Parlatore

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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Buon Natale! Please join us this Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24th 2017. We'll be serving our a la carte menu in addition to a special Feast Of The Seven Fishes. Also, a Gastroteca holiday tradition, a special $10 unlimited house wine will be offered this evening.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

3-2-1, HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Come celebrate la dolce vita and ring in 2018 with us! We are hosting a special $85.00 prix fix menu. Join the fun this evening. Last seating receives a complimentary toast and rings in the new year. SALUTE!

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Gastroteca Astoria Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.6

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4.6

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4.6

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (12)
Casual (9)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Cozy (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Special Occasion (3)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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·Dined on November 23, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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·Dined 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It was wonderful

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Yummy brunch and affordable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Excellent brunch!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on May 27, 2017

5 stars---quality food and atmosphere.

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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Loved the restaurant! The atmosphere and ambiance was great. Knowledgeable staff and awesome service. I love my appetizer, we orders the huge rice ball. My entree was so-so. Very unimpressed by my pasta dish. I will go back for a second try being that my company loved their entrees.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Overall good experience. The ambiance was nice except all the 90s boy band music was incongruent with the visual ambiance. Food was amazing and service was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was prompt.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I LOVE this PLACE. I LOVE their CHICKEN & WAFFLES. Definitely a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal, and also enjoyed the movies that were projected on to the wall during our dinner! The food was very good, but the restaurant is a little noisy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Great place

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Great local spot! Food & service are always on point. A perfect neighborhood gem.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

My husband and I went this past Saturday for dinner. He had the cotoletta and I had the cavatelli - both were delicious but the cotoletta was really good! Initially, when we sat down we found the music tad loud, albeit because we didn't like the song that was playing. All in all, a fun and good evening was had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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