Astoria – Astoria
29-17 23rd Ave. (bet. 29th and 31st Sts.)
Astoria, NY 11105
Ornella will satisfy a craving for authentic home-style Italian cuisine. The restaurant's selections are drawn from family recipes and travels through different regions of Italy. Owner Giuseppe Viterale—included in the 2013 Best Chefs America listing—runs the kitchen along with his wife, Ornella, and both play host to guests. One of the homemade pastas features chestnut flour, and there are gluten-free options and plenty of selections for vegetarians. The setting is perfect for couples on dates and for families looking for authentic and affordable Italian cuisine.