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Piccola Venezia

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42-01 28th Ave., Queens, NY 11103 40.76475 -73.912069
at 42nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-721-8470 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10

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Official Website

piccola-venezia.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 11:30am-11pm; Sat, 4:30pm-midnight; Sun, 2pm-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q at 30th Ave.; M, R at Steinway St.

Prices

$19.95-$35.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

In its stereotypical old-world splendor, the very red dining room here looks like a leftover movie set from nearby Kaufman Astoria Studios. The cooks are masters of sauce, especially the garlic-laden product ladled over hot seafood antipasto, and the mercifully non-gloppy traditional brown sauce on the osso buco. On a menu of surprising depth, seafood entrees—especially shrimp, langoustines and lobster "prepared any way you like"—stand out, in keeping with the kitchen's ostensibly Venetian orientation.

Wine List

The restaurant's extensive list, which is well priced, has given rise to a series of special Italian regional wine dinners well worth attending.

For Kids
Half-portions, portions without sauce, or portions with just a little sauce are never a problem.

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