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Alberto Restaurant

9831 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375-6640
+1 718-268-7860
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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17:00 - 22:30All hours
9831 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375-6640
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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...More

Thank Angelo M
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I don't eat Italian often but my lady friend does and she was taking me our for my birthday. I have always liked fish specials that they have. Tgis day it was a snapper in white wine artichokes capers and peas with sauteed vegetables. She...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and excellent food. Been at Alberto restaurant a few times. Highly recommended . Great menu of many things. My mom was so happy. We shall return .

Thank Jon T
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Last night my wife, a very good friend, and I went to Alberto Restaurant for dinner. It is basically a neighborhood restaurant but that is where any relationship to a "neighborhood restaurant" ends. We walked in and the place was packed. It then dawned on...More

Thank Brett S
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

It was suggested that while in Queens, NY for Italian food, Alberto's was worth the visit! Not so.... I made the reservation for 8:00 pm and was seated at 8:30. Ordered the special "rack of lamb". It took over 30 minutes to get our entrees...More

Thank Robbie J
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Plan on spending at least 2 1/2 hours here. The courses are spaced apart and served with ceremony. There is plenty of room between the tables and seats are comfortable. While dining the owners will likely come by to talk. The attentiveness is one of...More

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

My family has been coming here for years. Alberto's offers good northern Italian cuisine at a reasonable price. The staff is friendly and efficient. Parking is generally easy to find as well. Can't go wrong with Alberto's.

Thank Selgart8
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Alberto's has been around for years, and there's a reason why: the food is consistently good, and the service is attentive. The owners are usually present, and go around the tables checking that patrons are happy with their food. Over the years I've tried many...More

Thank NYandAussie
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Dined here during the week with a friend who lives near this restaurant. Excellent service and very good food. The menu is limited but there were several specials. Very nice atmosphere with friendly staff and attentive management. Seemed like many of the dinners were returnees...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Alberto is a great find. The restaurant has cool bar area in the front with a church feel with pew and stain glass. The food was all homemade and excellent. The stuff artichoke and homemade raviolis (soft pillow like pasta stuff with cheese) were just...More

Thank cmau3
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Cecilia S
8 November 2016|
Response from Gee241956 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, Alberto does not do lunch. They only have private functions during the afternoon. They don't open for dinner until 5pm. Also, no pre-fixe menus.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9831 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375-6640
    (70 th & 69 th Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Forest Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 718-268-7860
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. Alberto's menu offers spirited versions of home-cooked dishes from the Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Ligurian provinces. Alberto's offers a welcoming and friendly atmosphere from the moment you walk through the door. The bar area is resplendent with an antique mahogany bar, fireplace and large open mahogany doors. Frosted glass and wrought iron chandeliers hang overhead. The souring oak-beamed ceiling is artfully enclosed by exposed brick walls, skylight and colorful artist-signed prints which provide warmth and a delightful sense of coziness. While many NYC eateries have a reputation for highbrow dining, there remains a warm and familial culinary treasure in Forest Hills, Queens. Come and join us at Alberto. Buon Appetito
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