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La Tavernetta

DaveEatsQueens | Apr 26, 2009 09:32 AM

A must try for all. Forget the comments about the prices being raised from the previous location. The qulaity of the food is far above the prices charged. Four people, drinks, appetizers, entree, coffee, dessert around $150.00 for all four w.o. tip; but that is not the real story.

First off you will feel as though you are not in a restaurant, but at a dinner party inside someone's dining room. The owner is attentive, accomodating, and friendly, and so is the staff. You WILL feel like a guest. The pastas are all hand made, and are a MUST. If you don't order pasta as a main course, do a split in lieu of an appetizer. The appetizers are good........... but oh the pasta, not to be missed. I had angel hair in butter sauce with shrimp. Butter sauce that is NOT heavy, greasy, or overdone with succulent shrimp...........in Queens? It was delicious, a winner. All in my party raved over the various pasta dishes ordered. Salads are fresh and freshly prepared, as are all items on the menu. Main courses pose many options, remarkable for such a cozy place. I had cornish hen, which had a very nice presentation. Sometimes I've ordered cornish hen in other places and I've wondered whether it really was cornish hen or a NY pigeon. NOT here, succulent, meaty. flavorful, done just right. Roast potatoes were great (how can roast potatoes be great??).

This place is a gem in Queens. The digs are tight and not fancy.............. just friendly, professional, top shelf. I am used to paying $15 to $30 a head more for food of this quality (IF you can find it in Queens).................... For a superior night out where you get to shake the owners hand at the end of the night, this is it!!

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