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Ornella Trattoria Italiana

239 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
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"
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan
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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
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Phone number
(718) 777-9477
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Guiseppe Viterale
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We cater for large groups, please call us for more information.
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Cross street
31st Street and 29th Street
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Parking details
N and W train on ditmars last stop.
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Gift Card
Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 239 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMountpp (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

A real neighborhood gem. Great food, great service and reasonable prices. Perfect combination.

SteveO (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great family-run Italian restaurant in the Ditmars area of Queens. Space was cozy and the food and service was fantastic. The owner, Giuseppe, made sure we were well taken care of and stopped by our table on a few occasions to make sure everything was to our liking. Also got to meet his son Gio that helps run the business, along with another one of his sons. If you can't make it to the restaurant you can also order through seamless. Would definitely go back for another dinner date with my wife. Good people and service all around. Portions were big and prices were reasonable. Check this place out if you are looking for a good authentic Italian meal.

vipGena (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

This is our fourth time at Ornella. I love trying new dishes each time I go there. The owner is cordial, the waitstaff attentive. Overall, I love it!

Jollica (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

A wonderful New Years Eve dinner with friends! Food was amazing as always.

Steve (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service, incredible food, cozy dining room

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were a pleasure. I’ll eat here every time I’m in the area and will recommend to everyone. What a great place.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We requested handicap seating on our reservation which was not acknowledged. Food was very salty. Would not be returning.

Jollica (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

My husband and I have been going to Ornella’s for years and enjoy coming back every year and for special occasions. Today, we celebrated our wedding anniversary at Ornella’s. Joe the owner is wonderful. He greeted us and checked up on us. The waiters are very pleasant. The food is delicious. Words cannot describe how great the food is. My husband and I highly recommend Ornella’s.

SusanA (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Not your average restaurant. Chestnut and pistachio sauces are divine. Calamari and burrata were fabulous. Our Italian nephew (who grows chestnuts) gave it a huge thumbs up. We shall return.

DylanS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

Delicious as usual! Friendly staff. Definitely coming back soon!

PhillyatEagle (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

I went to Ornella for dinner with my wife and was expecting for a warm meal. Overall shrimp pasta came out lukewarm at best and with a total of three shrimps. "Cappuccino coffee" was more a water-down regular coffee [instead of espresso] with cinnamon.. milk was not even frothed.. disappointed

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

We have been regulars at Ornella for the past two years. It is our go-to place in the neighborhood for everything from a date night for the two of us, special occasions, and our favorite spot to show off Astoria when we have guests. Giuseppe and his sons are remarkable. They treat us like family and we love them.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Had some of the best spaghetti and meatballs the other evening out with friends. Everyone loved their dishes. Will definitely be heading back!

vipkdavid54 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 4, 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!

CWM2003 (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 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.