Acquista Trattoria is a most welcome addition to the neighborhood around St. John's.( 178-01 Union Turnpike)
The food is imaginative and delicious. One of my favorites is Petto di Pollo Ripieno, which consists of a chicken breast,stuffed with goat cheese and spinach. Delicious cannellini beans and frisee accompany the chicken. The dish is served with a sundried tomato and eggplant sauce. The price is $7.95.
I really don't know of any Italian restaurant that serves this quality food at these prices. We eat there about 3 or 4 times a month.
They seem to do a nice take-out business as well.
Try anything on the menu-we have yet to hit a clinker.
Oh, and the gelato is delizioso-the real stuff!