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About Ornella Trattoria Italiana

Ornella is is an intimate family owned Italian restaurant located in Astoria, Queens. Guiseppe Viterale was named one of the Best Chefs in America (BCA), his wife Ornella oversees the dining room while their children attend to your table.The Viterale's make you feel like you are at their house having dinner.

Our diverse menu shows our emotional attachment to the many dishes our families have served for years.

Our mission statement at "Ornella Trattoria Italiana" is to put as much passion in serving the public as we do our own family. We are committed to using the finest organic ingredients in all our recipes.

And as we say at our house : "Tutti a tavola prima che si fa fredda la pasta"

29-17 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm -10:00pm

Cross Street:
31st Street and 29th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 777-9477

Website:
http://www.ornellatrattoria.com/

Catering:
We cater for large groups, please call us for more information.

Parking Details:
N and W train on ditmars last stop.

Executive Chef:
Guiseppe Viterale

Additional:
Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
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Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We are not strangers to Ornella Trattoria Italiana, and made a last minute reservation for family that was visiting. Normally service is really quick, but admittedly this was a busy Saturday night. Food was good and all servers/greeters were very friendly. Family left stuffed!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We had a great business dinner here, it is only 10 min from the LGA Airport. Why sit in traffic when you can enjoy terrific food and Wine?

The staff treated us like family and there are numerous food options, plus homemade pasta and also Home-cured meats too.

Absolutely worth a visit and Astoria is a lovely neighborhood too.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food here is absolutely outstanding! The service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Hortible. First went to Ornella trattoria 5 yrs ago, it was very good. Went back 9/16/17 notice they are no longer a tazble cloth restaurant, they replaced the swordfish dish w/codfish, the service was mediocre at best, my husbands frutti di'mare was served cold, after 2 bites of my salmon the remainder was RARE. Would never return and mostt definitely never recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Everything is always good!! The service is terrific too. Love the different pasta dishes

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This the sixth time I have been here in the last six months, and everytime it gets better. We went for dinner, me and my wife and another couple, we started off with two appetizers, burrata and onions , the burrata is soft and creamy delicious. We also had the cured meat platter which comes with a onion jam and sweet chili jam and three cured meats, Giuseppe has a farm upstate where he cures his own meats and wow , best prosciutto ever had. For entrees we had four pasta dishes all were delicious. At the end of the night Giuseppe sent over free dessert to our table!! I cant say enough what a wonderful man and his son are running this restaurant, they truly cant do enough for you. Cant wait to go back!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

First time for dinner at Ornella. The dinning room is long and cozy. Our server was very friendly, informative about the menu and very attentive. The pasta was great, the veal parm was over cooked and leathery. We started with the meat and cheese player and it was fantastic. I would come back and stick with pasta dishes and frankly because the service was great!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Searching for place in Astoria that had an interesting menu and was informal . Food choices were excellent , particularly the specials . Had burrata with mushrooms that was off the hook . Service was attentive and friendly . Highlight of night was using men's room where owner posted negative reviews and his responses ! Simply hilarious and spot in. Owner is incredibly friendly and really takes enormous pride in his family run restaurant . If you're in Astoria I highly recommend you go eat there . Also great value for your buck!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

My fiancé and I came here to celebrate our engagement.
We were given a free glass of champagne each and when the wine we ordered was not up to our taste we were given a replacement without any issue.

Well run place - great food - friendly and professional staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The homemade pastas are amazing! Really, really great food.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Delicious homemade pasta, friendly staff. Will definitely go back!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 10, 2017

The staff was very attentive and the service was excellent. The food was well prepared and presented nicely. Each dish was very delicious!! We were not rushed at any point. It was a very enjoyable evening

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Pleasant decor, personable service. Unfortunately, the food is only mediocre. Of four entrees, only one risotto could be called good. Overall, flavors not well-balanced and overly oily.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Family owned. Excellent service. The food was good.

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

Chestnut pasta is a must try

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food was so good! We went for Father's Day and my parents are still talking about the pasta dishes!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Really wonderful experience - from the food to the personal touch of the owner giving you the seats and asking how your meal is - I would suggest this place to anyone who loves Astoria with their authentic and fun restaurants. Really large portions as a word of warning, leading the excellent left overs. Also: sharing is crucial if I went back. I had the "envelope" pasta and my companions had the mushroom risotto and the Bolognese pasta. Everything was flavorful, not oily or over salted, and the pasta is made in house (!). The salami board was great and featured meats that they make in their own farm in Monticello! Outstanding. I had been wanting to go forever and I was not disappointed.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We always have great food at ornellas. The foo d is great all the time

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Amazing as always! Great food, wonderful people and service!

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

We had a great time. Food was excellent and the owner stopped at our table for a short conversation. He sent over an after dinner drink for us to enjoy. We will definitely dine here again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual, Healthy, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

This was our second time visiting and we loved our choices. The linguini fruti de mare is always my boyfriend's favorite while I opted for the short ribs and gnocchi. Service is quick and friendly and getting there around 6:30 helped to beat the rush.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2017

We had a great family dinner. It was a quiet day/time but we really enjoyed it. Food is always great and service is very attentive. Great for any occasion. Highly recomendable

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2017

We love Ornella. The staff and owner are always so hospitable. My husband and I have been celebrating our birthdays there the past couple years and they always make every dinner perfect and enjoyable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Fantastic experience. Very authentic Italian food. Casual vibe. Clean, friendly and reasonably priced. The duck meatballs (with raisons?!) were surprising and delicious. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Excellent food and service

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

Ornella's a classic spot for the comfort food of Italian speciality, mixed with Giuseppe's creative mind. It is an Astoria standout, with impeccable service and fresh pasta that feels like home.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Everything was really good except the calamari, which was lukewarm. The menu is really extensive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

It was Valentines Day, so my lady and I both went for a Romantic dinner to this Ornella's. We've been to Italy several times and read reviews of how greatly authentic the food is at this restaurant. Well, we can now confirm that it lived up to the hype. The food was amazing!!!

We hope to try every pasta dish on that menu!

Tags: Authentic, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Fantastic meal, braised short ribs are to die for, and stuffed pork chop excellent, a owner that cares about his customers

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

What a wonderful surprise. I randomly chose this restaurant based upon the OpenTable reviews and is was terrific. Duck meatballs had such an unusual texture but so tasty. The fresh pasta was perfect. The veal with lemon and artichoke was amazing and the chicken scarp was in a delicious sauce (and I hate sauces directly on my food) The waiter was so helpful and the owner so personable. Highly recommend this restaurant. I will be back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Good service
Tasty food. Will be back again.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 15, 2017

A nice little find in Astoria, and love the fact that they actually play Italian music! The pastas were fine - highly recommend the duck meatballs. A nice touch at the end is a little limoncello.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Very good food. The duck meatballs were an excellent appetizer which was big enough to share.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We've been to Ornella several times. This time it was not up to par. My shrimp dish came out ice cold and it was just okay, nothing great. Friends had the duck meatballs and they were so hard and overly crisped that they were difficult to cut. We'll go back and hopefully find the Ornella we always liked.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2017

I was very impressed, fresh pasta and duck meatballs were great
BYOB on wed night was a plus

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Owner is a true enthusiast that enjoys delivering great meals and a customer experience second to none. Every time we come to Ornella we feel like we have been treated well and the food experience is excellent. One of my favorite places to dine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2016

Always feel welcome dining at Ornella Trattoria. Giuseppe and staff are great hosts. The menu is full of staple and innovative dishes. Outstanding - pasta made from chestnut flour, the cavatelli vodka and linguini with vongole/clams. Try to engage the owner, Giuseppe Viterale, in conversation and you will learn something about Italian cuisine, cooking and ingredients. This is casual dining where you leave having enjoyed something very special and delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2016

The food was poorly prepared and lacked nuanced flavor. For example, the duck meatballs had too much filling and the sauce was overpowering.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

The food here is amazing. You could eat here everyday for weeks and not have the same thing twice. Just be patient: the place gets busy on weekends and great food takes time. Enjoy!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2016

We lucked out finding this GEM as we volunteered to give up our airline seats and stay a the Marriott LGA. A quick 3 mile Uber drive and we met friends for an impromptu dinner. The entire menu was extraordinary - so much so that their 16 yr old ordered pasta for dessert. Fusilli al Pistacchio, Pasta di Castagna, Imbustata, and Short Ribs (fell OFF the bone delicious) graced our table and the "house" chianti-blend was delightful. Dessert of Tiramisu, cheesecake and tartufo were a fine ending to this delicious meal. DON'T wait until you have to be near LGA - this is worth going out of your way. YUM!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic
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