New York, United States Food Guide: 10 Italian food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Forest Hills

August 31, 2019 Lean Nau

Best Italian restaurants nearby. Discover the best Italian food in Forest Hills. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for Italian restaurants near you.. Coordinates: 40°42′58″N 73°51′00″W / 40.71611°N 73.85000°W / 40.71611; -73.85000
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10. Gloria Pizza

10822 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, NY 11375-9601 Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating [email protected] +1 718-263-1100 http://www.gloriapizza.com/
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4 based on 38 reviews

Gloria Pizza

Gloria Pizza has been serving up hot pizza made from our original family recipe since 1960! Fresh ingredients and friendly service in Forest Hills, NY.

Reviewed By Dee L

Gloria Pizza offers a very nice selection of Italian food. Whether you want just a slice or perhaps a three course meal, you'd be hard pressed not to find something to your liking. Located next door to The Midway Movie theater and in walking distance of Forest Hills Stadium, makes this the perfect spot to stop before a movie or concert. There is a nice choice of alcoholic and/or non-alcoholic beverages,Appetizers,Specialty pies, Pasta and Entrees. It's well worth a visit. So if you happen to be looking for some great Italian food, you must give Gloria Pizza a try.

9. Pizza Classica

8989 Union Tpke, Glendale, NY 11385-8010 Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +1 718-847-5001 http://www.pizzaclassicany.com
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4 based on 53 reviews

Pizza Classica

Reviewed By TheSushiGuy

Pizza Classica has been a favorite guys night out destination for us for the past 9 years. Our group of 5 visits this establishment to enjoy their great food and experience their great service. Service was not great tonight. I felt we were ignored the entire evening. Getting drink refills tonight was like pulling teeth. We only saw our server when he took the order, once when we flagged him down for a refill, and when the check was dropped. Definitely, not the experience we anticipated. Never had such Subpar service here. Our group met 13 years ago working as waiters in a catering hall. We know hospitality and still tipped 20%. Maybe our server had an off night.We started with rice balls and wings. Both were very good. Wings were slightly spicy and crispy. As an entree, the three of us split a Chicken Caesar Pizza. It was as good as usual with plenty of grilled chicken. For dessert, I had Italian Cheesecake with coffee. It was a perfect cup of coffee! I would love to know the brand. The Italian Cheesecake was decadent, very light and creamy with a hint of orange.The food quality ended up saving this review from a "Poor" rating. Hopefully, next visit will have better service. I think it was a one off. We would tip 30% for great service. All in all, check this place out for dinner. You cannot go wrong.

8. Dee's

10723 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375-6820 Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +1 888-488-3337 https://www.facebook.com/deesnyc
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4 based on 51 reviews

Dee's

Established in 1993, DEE’S has been a neighborhood favorite in Forest Hills for almost 20 years. Our specialty is refined comfort food that blends the best of fine and casual dining with an extensive selection of creative dishes, ranging from our authenti

Reviewed By 196denysec

We went to Dee’s for a baby shower! The staff was very friendly and the service was excellent! We sampled 3 different pizza that were amazing- just like the ones I had in Italy! We also had pasta! I wish there was a location in South Jersey!!!

7. La Vigna

10011 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375-6660 Italian Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +1 718-268-4264 http://www.lavignany.com
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4 based on 45 reviews

Located on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills, an upcoming Restaurant row is La Vigna Restaurant featuring Chef/Owner Giuseppe Vitale’s masterful interpretation of Italian cuisine. With the walls painted in the warm golden tones of an Italian villa and h

Reviewed By fooderp

What can I say about perfection. I've been eating there for years. I've never had a meal there was anything less than exquisite. You can't go wrong with that eggplant appetizer or a hot antipasto. Believe it or not for an Italian restaurant the steak is delicious. If they have the osso bucco on the menu it is a must. You will find yourself picking up the bone and sucking the marrow.The maître d' plays great dinner music and makes a mean dirty gray goose martini. The only thing missing would be Gorgonzola stuffed olives for the martini. Definitely a must on Friday and Saturday nights you have to have reservations. Hello Fooder, we are so glad you continue to have a wonderful time at our restaurant. Thank you very much for the compliments and we look forward to serving you again.

6. Portofino

10932 Ascan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375-5353 Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible +1 718-261-1239 http://www.portofinonewyork.com/
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4 based on 112 reviews

Portofino

Reviewed By 768richardmp

At my girlfriends urging we (finally) had a meal at this local Italian restaurant which is a mere 3 1/2 blocks walking distance from our abode. She has garnered many great reviews from her co-workers specific to Portofino so yesterday after work we paid a visit so to speak. The interior is airy with high ceilings and big windows which is attractive from my point of view. At front is a small bar where drinks are prepared however this space lacks a counter or seats hence you may dine only at tables which are covered in thick white tablecloths. Napkins are cloth too and chairs are cushioned hence an upscale type ambience. Delicious garlic bread is first offered to all diners : small crusty and toasted slices of Italian bread delicately adorned with olive oil and garlic hence you may enjoy a bite or two with your wine or cocktails.We started our meal with the grilled octopus appetizer which we shared and offers enough for two. I typically will order grilled octopus if on the menu and use this as a gauge as tasty, soft grilled octopus requires a level of kitchen proficiency. This dish is listed on the menu with a connotation “Portuguese” which I guess is the origin of the octopus. Naming convention aside, the octopus is presented in pieces and mixed with salad greens and lightly coated with EVOO and spices. It is a wonderful dish and my girlfriend and I enjoyed the tender and tasty pieces bite after bite until the serving dish was empty.For a main course she ordered the Angelotti : pasta stuffed with shiitake mushrooms, asparagus and sun dried tomatoes. The pasta was coated in a Madeira sauce and my companion found it quite delicious. I opted for a Rigatoni Bolognese which was also quite tasty and well prepared. House wine (Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot) in addition to a Dewers and ginger ale were satisfying accompaniments to our meal which we finished with green tea, a double espresso and an excellent egg custard.I did not expect this local restaurant to be so good, am happy it is close by and we will return soon !

5. Il Triangolo

9601 Corona Ave, Corona, NY 11368-2753 Italian Dinner Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available [email protected] +1 718-271-1250 http://www.iltriangolonyc.com
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4 based on 128 reviews

Il Triangolo

Il Triangolo Ristorante specializes in traditional fine Italian dinning, our bread, desserts and pastas are made fresh on premises. Our restaurant policies for your fine dinning experience; ATTIRE- Dressy ATTIRE on Friday & Saturday evenings, Button down

Reviewed By SandSPS

We made a reservation by phone a month before for a Friday evening, before our Cunard cruise. When we arrived from our hotel by Uber we were told we couldn’t have dinner because we didn’t have collared shirts. I was wearing slacks and a cashmere sweater, my partner a pullover and slacks. We said that we were never told about a dress code. Since the rude maitre’d went to the back of the restaurant to chat with an older guy and then came back to give us the bum’s rush, we thought maybe it’s a gay thing since we were two men dining together. Nevertheless, the guy was unrelenting about not accommodating us. We were not rude or unkind to him. I asked him what he recommended we do and his response was “go get a collared shirt”. I guess you can imagine how we felt. So after 40 minutes walking around in the cold and not finding another Italian restaurant in this area, we were finally able to hail a cab and get back to our hotel where were able to have dinner about 10 o’clock. Be warned there was no Uber service available in this neighborhood once we outside again. Do not patronize this place. There is no excuse for treating us this way.

4. Alberto Restaurant

9831 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375-6640 Italian Dinner Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 718-268-7860 http://www.albertorestaurant.com/
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4 based on 79 reviews

Alberto Restaurant

Alberto has been a neighborhood institution for over 35 years. Owners, Silvana & Roberto Chiappelloni, originally from Piacenza, Italy, have always believed that good food should not be outrageously expensive and that good wines are meant to be enjoyed. A

Reviewed By NorForker_AJM

When a restaurant survives for 41 years, it has to be doing something right. Alberto's is not simply surviving, it's thriving. Under the continued watchful eyes of Silvana and Roberto, the siblings who started the restaurant, and a team of first-class servers, some of whom have been with the restaurant for decades, Alberto sets the standard for fine Northern Italian dining.It's classic regional pasta offering, tortelli, a melt-in-your-mouth pasta that you won't find anyplace else, is worth travelling hours to experience again and again. If you had a Northern Italian grandmother, it will bring back some wonderful memories. You will also find entrees like rack of lamb in a savory crust that fewer restaurants are offering, and unlike those that do, the portion is generous and cooked perfectly. The tuna with tomatoes and onions, another classic dish, seared, was enough for two and beautifully presented.Finish the meal with strawberries and zabaglione and a complimentary glass of moscato, and you'll want to return, after a visit to the gym, of course!It's well worth a trip from Manhattan or the east end of Long Island to visit Alberto's, again and again.

3. Nick's Pizza

10826 Ascan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375-5373 Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Delivery, Serves Alcohol +1 718-263-1126 http://www.facebook.com/NicksPizzaForestHills
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4 based on 146 reviews

Nick's Pizza

Nick's Pizza Forest Hills has been serving up thin crust pizzas & calzones for over 20 years. Melty mozzarella and fresh ingredients in Forest Hills, NY.

Reviewed By Gary P K

I had no problem with the food, but I had a problem with the manner of service that I received. I asked him to have some wider width lemon wedges for my water so that I could squeeze them into my water. Well, he refused to go into the kitchen to cut a lemon the way I wanted. He also refused to get me a lemon from the kitchen so that I may cut it myself. All I was left with was these non-squeezable really thin lemon slices that absolutely did nothing. These lemon wedges are a garnish, whereas, I should have never been denied these lemon wedges for my water. A very reasonable garnish request from a guest inside of Nick's having dinner should have never be denied. This is the cost of doing business, an extremely small cost, mind you. My bill was $40.00 Good service means as much as the food!!Gary, rest assured you're right to expect outstanding service here -- I'm truly sorry for any miscommunication on our end regarding your lemon wedges. It's great to know you enjoyed the food overall, and I hope you'll have another opportunity to join us for a visit sometime soon. You can always expect a warm welcome here.All the best,Gus, Owner

2. Il Poeta

9804 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375-6628 Italian Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +1 718-544-4223 http://www.ilpoetarestaurant.com
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4 based on 49 reviews

Il Poeta

Reviewed By DrKatieRN

Came with family for a celebration!! It’s a small. Cozy restaurant with little noise. The walls were decorated with art. Parking is on the street. For appetizers we shared baked clams, fried calamari, and filled octopus. Our 9 year old is an octopus lover. They were all good including the crust bread served with olive oil and capers. For entrees we enjoyed steak, home made spaghetti with mixed seafood, Cheyenne Recast with mashed potatoes, chicken fingers (for a little girl). All were delicious!For dessert we enjoyed ice cream and tartufo. The pistachio tartufo and amaretto tartufo we’re unusual and very good. Service was excellent.

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1. Parkside Restaurant

10701 Corona Ave, Corona, NY 11368-3218 Italian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 718-271-9871 http://parksiderestaurantny.com/
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4 based on 462 reviews

Parkside Restaurant

Reviewed By R G

As Italian Americans ourselves, we know what is good and what is not. Having been to the Parkside in the past, we knew that we would have a very tasty italian meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The entire experience was wonderful. First, valet parking was quick and efficient. Having made reservations on a Friday night, we were warmly greeted and seated promptly. Our waiter and busboy worked as a team and were extremely efficient. Wine was brought out promptly and is reasonably priced. Then our appetizers of stuffed mushrooms and cold antipasto arrived and were very good. Pasta was next and the sauce was seasoned just right. Our entrees of veal sorrentino and veal marsala were very tender and delicious. A side of sauteed escarole was tasty. The pistachio tartufo and capuccinos finished off a wonderful meal. The Parkside continues to provide excellent food, great service in a friendly atmosphere!

Top 10 restaurants in Forest Hills, United States

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