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About Manducatis Rustica

Long Island is known for Italian food, so it says a lot for the place that Manducatis Rustica stands out and is a favorite amongst locals. If you’re in the area for lunch and want some exquisite food, drop in and try one of the paninis at Manducatis Rustica.

The Almafi, sausage and broccoli rabe or grilled ham and mozzarella on Italian bread are all recommended by frequent patrons as well. If you’d rather wait for dinner, the tagliere rustic, polipo casareccio and calamari piccante are big hits, too. Manducatis Rustica is an ideal spot to meet up with friends and family.

4635 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Tue–Fri 12:30 pm–9:30 pm
Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
46th Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 937-1312

Website:
http://www.manducatisrustica.com/

Catering:
Catering is available

Public Transit:
Take the 7 train one stop into Queens to Vernon-Jackson Blvd, take the G to 21st St/Jackson Ave, take the E to 23rd St/Court Sq, or take the East River Ferry to Long Island City! We are on Vernon Blvd between 47th Ave and 46th Ave (don't be confused by 47th Rd!).

Manducatis Rustica Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Comfort Food (4)
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Good for a Date (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Healthy (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance, and we did get seated away from a very large noisy birthday party, so not too bad.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy
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food4
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Calamari was rubbery. Veal scalappini had poor breading. Pizza was good.

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food2
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great, casual, neighborhood Italian. Be sure to check out the "bakery' side of the restaurant for gelato for dessert.

Tags: Live Sports, Casual, Bar Seating
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I have been here many times, and hope this visit was a one-off negative experience. The food was not great...the Marsala special was SO sweet; the ESL scallopine was SO meager; the rabe on the pizza was bitter...service was fine, though very slow. A disappointment.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great Food, very clean place. Polite staff. Needed a place to have lunch early on Sunday and Manducati Rustica was it. The Homemade Gelato was yummy.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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food5
ambience4
service4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Fantastic! Great food, superb service! Makes everyone feel like your having a wonderful family get together at grandma’s house.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2014

Rustic charm with a splash of chic would describe the atmosphere. Excellent top shelf bar. And the food!! The cheeses, the meats, the seafood, the fresh, homemade pasta, the gelato, and the homemade desserts --just too delicious to describe with words. If you're a foodie (or just like to eat) you must try this place. The grilled octopus was so ridiculously delicious -- tender, seasoned and practically melted in your mouth. The salted caramel cake puts you over the edge. All this complemented by excellent wine selection. What a neighborhood gem and just one stop on the 7 from Grand Central. Hope the tourists go to Italy and allow the authentic New Yorkers to enjoy this authentic Long Island City Italian-food treasure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2014

classic Italian, down home warm welcome--Mangia! I would totally recommend the schelp to Queens

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2014

Food was fresh, well prepared and delicious. We had buffalo mozzarella salad with peppers. Smoothest, softest mozzarella I have ever had. Eggplant rollatini was delicious. Very good ricotta filling.
Flounder Livornese was delicious. Fish portion was big. Another dish was chicken piccata. Very light sauce and the coating on the chicken was light. Great for lunch. Can't wait to get back there. I want to try it for dinner soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2014

Great pizza, accommodating staff. The lighting needs to be changed to make ambiance warmer.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2014

Food was very good Prices were good Noise level was good Service was good What is there to say bad Nothing Deserts like superb gelato a plus plus

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2014

THis neighborhood gem has two rooms(make sure you sit in the larger room)THe food is very good but oddly the portion size varies from small to very big. My friend had rigatoni with two very small meatballs while my pork chops were too much to eat and i took one home with me. The pizzas are outstanding and most entrees are served with pasta or vegetables for around $20.You pick out your desert by visiting the small bakery and gelato bar in the small room. Overall, a really wonderful dining experience and we will be returning often.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2014

Wonderful food and a varied menu. Italian fare with a nice selection of options in every category. My husband had the spinach pappardelle which was heavenly and I had grouper with escarole which I loved. Flavorful and perfectly prepared. Dessert was divine with a chocolate, chocolate cake not to be missed and a freshly stuffed cannoli. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2014

Had dinner in party of 4. Server put the "wait" in waiter despite place being only half full most of the time (we started at 6; it was nearly fill by the end). Gone for long-long-long periods of time. Food for most of us was good to very good but my fish was nearly cold and one person really disliked taste of her wild salmon. Much to his credit, the same waiter asked her about it and when told her opinion, had it removed from tab. But the wait for every simple step of a dinner from beginning to end was excruciating. And the large kiddie birthday party in each of the two rooms gave this otherwise lovely, homey place the ambience of a Chuck E. Cheeze.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2014

Hidden to all but locals this is an absolutely terrific Italian restaurant. Excellent pizza, tasty pasta, wonderfully prepared fish, wine not overpriced. A can't miss choice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2014

There is no place better for a Sunday family dinner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed in Long Island City during our NYC vacation and wanted to sample the food in our neighborhood. Manducatis Rustica looked very appealing so we made plans to eat on a Friday night. From the time we stepped in and to the time we left, the staff made sure we were taken care of. The owner, Gianna, came over to speak with us about the menu. She asked where we were from and took interest in us. The food was outstanding and the portions were fantastic. There isn't anything I wouldn't recommend. It's a super spot for a romantic Italian dinner that has a lot of value for what you pay. If I lived in Manhattan, it would be nothing to take the E train and walk a few blocks to the restaurant. It's that good and we will return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2014

My husband and I recently had dinner at Manducatis Rustica and really enjoyed our meal. We had a very nice salad to start, split a pasta and we each had an entree. He had pork chops, I had fish. My fish was wonderful, but my husband's pork chops were a bit overdone and tough. He really liked the sauce they were in though. Our server was excellent. Attentive and helpful without being overbearing. The only downside...the atmosphere. This restaurant sorely needs some updating. Terrible décor, from the dingy-looking floor to the strange alcoves with weird "sculptures" to the odd chandeliers that seemed to small and weirdly placed. That being said, atmosphere isn't too important to me if the food is good. We'd probably go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Canceled my reservation 2 hours before on Valentines Day. Offered no accommodation of any kind. Ruined the holiday.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2014

The atmosphere is family oriented, the service is great, the food outstanding. I did not miss a single course. I went to bed dreaming of the food and planning my next visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2014

My husband and I decided to explore Atlantic City on a cold Saturday evening and read about Manducatis in a blog and then read reviews on Open Table. This place is the real deal. There is an italian bakery that is part of the restaurant with all sorts of tempting desserts and gelato--save room for dessert. We had a great meal. I ordered the branzino and out came a very large and beautifully grilled fish. My husband had the veal chop which was large and delicious. A neighboring table ordered pizza which also looked awesome. The service is not stellar and there is a bit of a wait for the food, but dining here is an experience and if you are willing to go with the flow and aren't impatient, I highly recommend this place and will return.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2014

Just great. Don't doubt, just go

Tags: Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2014

We've been eating here since it opened a few years ago. We have never been disappointed. For appetizers love the arugala pear salad and the calamari in a red sauce. All the pastas are excellent. A friend particularly loved the raviolis. We were too full for deserts but the coffee was good. And to me a sign of a good restaurant is great bread. That they have and it is offered with a wonderful olive oil.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2013

Giana really knows how to do Italian food right. The combinations of ingredients are superb for all dishes. It is the best choice for Italian food in LIC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2013

We came on a Saturday night and the restaurant was moderately crowded - just what we were hoping. We wanted to have a quiet dinner with good food and didn't want to be rushed and we got just that. When it came time to get the check the waiter asked if we wanted the check then or did we want him to wait to give it to us. When do you get that kind of courtesy in Manhattan where they typically put the check down before you even ask for it? Nice place. We'll be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2013

This had been one of our favorite restaurants and we frequented it about twice a month until a few years ago. A friend was visiting from out of town and we met several of her friends for dinner. We knew there might be an issue so we requested separate checks for one group of 4 and a separate group of 6. Our regular waiter (and son of owner) refused our request and sure enough there were major issues between the two parties. We could not comprehend the refusal of management to accommodate us and my spouse refuses to return to the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2013

We were a small group of 4 on Sunday evening, the place was about 20% full! we never received bread! we ordered 2 salads , they never came but we were charged for them on our bill, and the meals came 45 mins after we ordered, and everyone's food was warm at best.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2013

We were a group of 6 on a Saturday night. Round table was perfect for conversation. Calamari appetizer was great. Crab cake was not good,, rest of appetizers were just o.k. Pasta with sausage and broccolli rabe was terrific, as was the red snapper special. Desserts that evening were a bit disappointing, as the place has its own bakery. The staff aimed to please, and we had a great time. Stick with the standards and you can't go wrong.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2013

a great restaurant, the food is fantastic. you would never know that a great restaurant like this is actually there. hard to find but definately worth it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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