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Ponticello Ristorante

46-11 Broadway, Queens, NY 11103 40.75671 -73.914103
nr. 46th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-278-4514 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

ponticelloristorante.com

Hours

Tue-Thu, noon-10pm; Fri, noon-11pm; Sat, 4pm-11pm; Sun, 1pm-9:30pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

M, R at 46th St.

Prices

$19.50-$39

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out
  • Special Occasion
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

Co-owners Josip "Pepi" Hanovic and David "Luigi" Kucica, longtime friends from Croatia, have done a bang-up job of adapting an upscale Northern Italian restaurant to the humble environs of Astoria, Queens. Despite more than doubling in size after a three-year-long renovation, Ponticello is still packed for dinner most nights, with customers spilling from the piano-centered foyer into the sapphire and turquoise bar area. Meanwhile, private parties create a din in the upstairs VIP area and basement dining room, which overlooks an eye-popping wine cellar. The main dining room itself is self-consciously sleek with suede paneling on the walls and an iced glass chandelier overhead. Despite the flashy décor, the cuisine mostly maintains its homespun Italo-Croatian charms, with nightly fish and fresh game specials joining favorites like the prosciutto-wrapped veal Ponticello, osso bucco with rice, and the seductive crab and avocado salad. The nightly hubbub is due in part to the stunning wine list, which presents a huge cache of mid-priced Italian reds, plus a dozen-odd choices from Pepi and Luigi's homeland.

Recommended Dishes

Crab and avocado salad, $16.50; veal Ponticello, $24; osso buco, $39

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