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Il Bambino

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34-08 31st Ave., Queens, NY 11106 40.763192 -73.920988
nr. 34th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-626-0087 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian, Soup & Sandwich, Spanish/Tapas
  • Price Range: $$

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    8 out of 10


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Sun-Thu, 10am-midnight; Fri-Sat, 10am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

N, W at Broadway



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

35th Ave. to 25th Ave., 45th St. to 21st St.


You might flit by this frumpy storefront, dismissing it as just another cupcake parlor. That would be a grave mistake. Inside, past the cupcakes and “Insane Homemade Brownies,” the delicate art of panini pressing is practiced almost clandestinely and with a high degree of finesse by Darren Lawless, who worked at Oceana and Lavagna in the East Village. In addition to panini, there’s a wide range of snacky items, like marinated sardines with smoked tomato and chili vincotto, and an egg-salad crostini judiciously drizzled with truffle oil. At night, they dim the lights and place candles on the tabletops like an Astoria version of the late, great ’ino.

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