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Testaccio Ristorante

47-30 Vernon Blvd., Queens, NY 11101 40.744658 -73.953756
nr. 47th Rd.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-937-2900 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

testacciony.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

7 at Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Ave.

Prices

$14-$30

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Delivery after 10pm
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

49th Ave. to 43rd Ave., Jackson Ave. to Center Blvd.

Profile

With its reclaimed wood and whitewashed brick, Testaccio has the feel of an updated Tuscan barn. Soaring ceilings stow a small loft cleverly separated from the dining room below by a glass wall that multitasks as a glamorous wine rack. Groups sit around wide, family-style tables, sharing sprawling platters of crusty bruschetta and wooden platters heavy with antipasti like artfully frittered artichokes. A bright salad of tri-colored tomatoes, accented by crunchy chunks of tomatillo, is another a strong starter. A domed, wood-burning oven produces surprisingly uninteresting pizza crusts, but the pies are saved by inventive toppings—a spicy salamino adds smoky flavor and chewy texture. The mains on the menu offer a mixed bag of highs and lows: The spaghetti carbonara is a perfect al dente, its bits of guanciale hitting the palate like salty little pillows. Compare the delights of that dish to the disappointment of a $30 bland, oversauced filet, the accompaniment a soupy mess of a polenta gratin. Wines by the glass are poured with a heavy hand—sipping one in the rustic space might transport you to Italy, but the accents of your fellow diners will bring you right back to Queens County.

Recommended Dishes

Insalata di pomidori, $11; spaghetti alla carbonara, $16

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