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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.

Greater New York

Miranda: Williamsburg Gem Blends Italian, South American Cuisine

Miranda restaurant is family-owned and operated in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Miranda restaurant is family-owned and operated in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Sasha Miranda and husband Mauricio Miranda thought they’d found the ideal location for “Miranda,” the Williamsburg, Brooklyn restaurant they opened in 2007. The building was once home to a pre-prohibition saloon and a popular neighborhood bakery.



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