I've been yearning to eat (very) locally for years and I may have my wish. Casa Bella in the Whitestone Village which replaced its non-descript predecessor has served me fine meals on my initial 2 visits. Nice mussels, a perfect chicken scapariello, a savory risotto. Reasonable pricing. The only flaw so far is their bread which is virtually Wonder bread. 2 visits is not enough to truly tout a place but there's definitely hope for us eastern Queensites who may not always want to schlep to Astoria on a rainy night.