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Piccola Venezia Restaurant

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4201 28th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103-2801 (42nd Street)
+1 718-721-8470
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 14:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:30 - 00:00
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent Thursday we had a party of 5 visit Piccola Venizia. Had been here about 5 years ago and had a craving for old school Italian. This fit the bill Arrived around 8 and we're seated right away. Restaurant was about half full Our waiter got us started with cocktails. As mentioned by another review the grey goose... More 

Thank remass
Astoria, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

From the moment you walk through the heavy, steel doors of Piccola Venezia, you know you're in for an experience. I swear it's like walking into a scene from a Scorsese film set in the 1970s. Totally old school with wooden and marbled walls, chandeliers, brass-plated plaques reserving the names of regulars from ages past (look for Tony Bennett's!) and... More 

2 Thank theatercub
Binghamton, New York
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Travel here a couple times a year and the service/food is always the best. I've brought large groups at times and they always deliver the best service - always with a smile to make sure my event is great.

Thank emtpeep
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

It's really sad and disappointing that old world restaurant institution like this, is loosing its reputation and its name due to mismanagement and bad hiring decisions. Food was still relatively tasty, not fresh, especially fish, like it used to be, but service was unfortunately so transparent, untrustworthy, and highly unprofessional..... Second time in the row I was stuck with Uspeaking... More 

Thank Nađa B
Levittown, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I have been eating here since I was 2 years old (i'm 37), its been a Christmas tradition every year after that, with some special occasions booked in between. Service and food have been the same for all these years, I love the staff and the cozy white table cloth atmosphere. I cant ever decide what to get so I... More 

Thank carias1010
Flushing, New York
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is my first review of this wonderful Italian restaurant. I have been here many times. Finally I am letting everyone know how superb this restaurant is. First of all, the service is top notch. They are always taking care of us in the best possible way. I must say that every course of food in "Piccolo Venezia" that night... More 

2 Thank GaryKane
Nassau, New Providence Island
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163 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Stellar Dining experience! As we entered we were presented with several of the evening's food selections. Our server Antone was outstanding! He was very professional yet very personable. He made excellent wine suggestions and was very gracious. We were told and it proved TRUE -if you don't see it on the menu, the chef will make it for you! Fabitz!... More 

1 Thank By C
Dallas, Texas
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I went to this restaurant on a business meeting with several colleagues this week. Excellent and plenty of food. The seafood platter was itself like a dinner. I had lamb chops and they were cooked extremely well. The dessert platter to share was also an excellent choice. Service of the place was also very good. This is not a fancy... More 

Thank Zain M
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Dinner at Piccola Venezia is a trip back in time. This is the type of service from our childhood. The food is great and there's lots of it. A whole fish elegantly filleted and delicious is quite a meal. Get in your car and don't worry that there's no place to park, they have valet parking.

Thank DadMD
Emerson, New Jersey
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I've been here a couple of times. Excellent food, well prepared, generous portions, and very friendly service. You really feel welcome here.

Thank Donald S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 80
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4201 28th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103-2801
    (42nd Street)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: R train to Steinway St. N/W train to 30th Ave Bus: Q101 to 28th Ave and Steinway St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: +1 718-721-8470
Piccola Venezia is a fine-dining Northern Italian restaurant specializing in fresh home-made pastas, the freshest seafood, top quality meats and game and world-class wines. Piccola Venezia Restaurant is a family owned and operated establishment celebrating 36 years of excellence. Opened in 1973 in the spirit of the traditional Italian trattoria, Piccola Venezia has blossomed into one of the most critically acclaimed restaurants in the NY metro area. In addition to our extensive menu we also accommodate any special culinary request; your culinary wish is our command.

We also specialize in catering, both on-premise and off. For special events hosted here we can offer a private dining room and prix-fix menus to accommodate any budget.

One of the finest meals in New York combined with a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere and attentive and friendly service equals an unsurpassed dining experience.

Buon Appetito.

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