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Ornella Trattoria: Where the Menu Begins at Home in Queens

These dishes aren’t culinary school perfections (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Rather, they are what you might find in homes from the Italian Alps to the Amalfi coast.

The term “home cooking” is bandied about a lot in the restaurant industry – often a little too loosely. But at Ornella Trattoria Italiana in Astoria, Queens, you can take the claim literally.

Proprietors Ornella and Giuseppe Viterale just opened their restaurant and their menu is based on dishes they both enjoyed growing up in Italy.

Hamptons

Almond Restaurant, French Bistro Friendly in Bridgehampton

Almond Restaurant Bridgehampton

Sample entrees include tasty Steak Frites with roasted shallots and Montauk Flounder with preserved lemon, garlic chips and bread crumbs.

In the spring of 2001, co-owners Jason Weiner and Eric Lemonides opened Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton offering reasonable prices, bold bistro fare, friendly service and an attractive dining room reminiscent of a Parisian bistro.



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Junoon: Indian Cusine Fit for Raja in Manhattan's Flatiron District

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East River Cafe: New York Style Dining, Moderate Price

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It’s always a welcome sight when the owner of a restaurant greets patrons as they enter. At the East River Café on the corner of First Ave. and 61st S...Read More

Sotto Sopra Pairs Steak, Northern Italian Cuisine in Amagansett

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The Clam Bar, Where Catch of the Day Rules in Amagansett

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