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13-27 Jackson Ave., Queens, NY 11101 40.74425 -73.949373
at 47th Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-729-4602 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10


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Mon-Fri, noon-3pm and 5pm-10pm; Sat, 5pm-11pm; Sun (Oct-May only), 2:30pm-8pm

Nearby Subway Stops

G at 21st St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Classic NY
  • Fireplace
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar




Going to Manducatis (Latin for "you eat") is like going to a friend's house for dinner—except your friend is from Naples and really knows how to cook. And while the place may be known for its dining room, it feels more like one big living room, complete with lace curtains, houseplants aplenty, a wood-burning fireplace—and a fully stocked bar. Since 1977, this is where Vincenzo and Ida Cerbone have hosted the curators, sculptors, and painters from P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center. Usually a place puts photos of its favorite (or famous) customers on the wall. But in the case of Manducatis, the reverse has happened: previously P.S. 1 exhibited eleven candids of Vincenzo and Ida surrounded by art types enjoying red wine and great food; the black-and-whites, taken by Howard Gross, date back to the late seventies, when the school building was getting made over while the Cerbones were renovating a German bar two blocks away. As Vincenzo puts it, "They were working in one mine and I was working in another."