Ornella Trattoria Italiana

Ornella Trattoria Italiana

(Now Closed)
Italian Restaurant$$$$
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  • Kevin B.heart icon on user image
    Kevin BakerJune 5, 2015
    You gotta have the Gnocci if you come here! Paired with the duck meatballs, you will be in heaven. The meatballs are so succulent and the Gorgonzola with the Gnocci is just the best creamy goodness.
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 18, 2014
    Ornella is a hidden gem! The burata appetizer was fresh and delicious! My pasta entree had the perfect amount of garlic and fresh mozzarella on top, a must try! Next time i will save more room fo... Read more
  • Victoria U.
    Victoria U.August 17, 2014
    The menu is creative and the pasta is fresh (Get the Imbustata). The food is wonderfully rich but what really makes this place is the amazing service. Come for the food, stay for the owner.
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comFebruary 6, 2014
    We had the mozzarella and ricotta appetizer and it was amazing! So was the home made tiramisu :) the vegan pasta di ceci had capers, which the menu did not state I believe, so consider this when ... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comFebruary 2, 2014
    Loved this little gem , food was delish , must try duck meatballs top notch ,very satisfying , nice wine menu , great service from minute we walked in so nice and cosy, highly recommend this plac... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comFebruary 3, 2014
    Lovely dinner all around! We ordered the Cesar salad, the duck meatballs, the pappardelle special, and the imbustada. The imbustada was definitely the highlight of the meal. It was flavorful and ... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 24, 2014
    My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this little gem one night after I moved into the neighborhood... We were not disappointed! We have become nearly weekly regulars and enjoy coming to all the speci... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 17, 2014
    We love Giusseppe and his staff! Ornella trattoria is our favorite neighborhood restaurant! I especially love the unique dishes such as chestnut flour pasta and duck meatballs. We are really ... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 18, 2014
    My friends and I had a wonderful dinner. The restaurant was lovely and the staff was very warm and welcoming. The owner was the nicest and most personable person around. Thank you for having us! Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 25, 2014
    Excellent food and service. You can feel the family restaurant ambiance and the service makes you feel like you're part of the famiglia. Prices are reasonable and the portions are more than enoug... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 26, 2014
    Ornella is a true Italian restaurant. My boyfriend and I have been here many times, so much that we are consider regulars, and we have never been disappointed. The food is absolutely amazing an... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 26, 2014
    My fiancé and I first came to Ornella a year ago. We were taken aback not only by the delicious food but by the outstanding wine and personalized service that made us feel like family. Since th... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comFebruary 1, 2014
    Staff here is very attentive! All the dishes are excellent! The pasta is great! The duck meatballs were also awesome! Great food and great service, along with reasonable prices! Read more
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerriNovember 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Chestnut pasta, duck meatballs and the pork chop. BUT, substitute the pasta that comes with the chop with gnocchi. Family staff makes you feel right at home and owner always remembers your name.
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.April 23, 2013
    ffDuck meatballs have a sweet flavor to it, but very tasty. The chestnut pasta w/ pistachio sauce is very different, but works well. Everything else was good to, but those are the stars for the night.
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comFebruary 24, 2014
    One of our favorite places to dine in Astoria. Friendly and family oriented place,,,,and they always remember ur face!..if u want warmth in ur food and atmosphere this is ur place to go, Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comFebruary 4, 2014
    The food was absolutely delicious, we we're full but couldn't stop eating, prices are very reasonable and the service was awesome. This is a must go to spot in Astoria Read more
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.December 3, 2012
    Duck meatballs are so tender & juicy. The gnocchi are like pillows of deliciousness. The chestnut pasta it's very unique & also delicious. The Bolognese is probably the best I've had.
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 23, 2014
    >Always very friendly and helpful>Have never been disappointed with the food; delicious meals >Family run, owner/waiter seem to really care about the business and their customers >Second ti... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comFebruary 21, 2014
    It's hard to compare this restaurant to others, as it is entirely in a class of its own. It's not necessarily the "best" at any one thing, but is rather the standout, cumulative best. Read more
  • Steve G.
    Steve GNovember 22, 2012
    Sooooo good.....chestnut pasta,duck meatballs....out of this world good!!! Warm and enthusiastic service, my first time here, looking forward to many more.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TashJuly 13, 2014
    Exceptional Italian food with a 'family-like' atmosphere. Giuseppe is the consummate host! Worth the trip from Manhattan.
  • Ailie C.heart icon on user image
    Ailie ChangJanuary 25, 2015
    Spaghetti Carbonara so good, Duck Meatballs has nice citrus hint to it, and Gnocchi alla Gorgonzola is creamy.
  • Manasa V.
    Manasa VedulaApril 24, 2012
    Best service ever. A really great place with a real neighborhood feel. Never had anything less than superb here. But the chestnut pasta is to die for.
  • Ryan G.heart icon on user image
    Ryan GallagherMarch 28, 2019
    Little Italian bistro with good pasta options. Family run. They will make almost anything you want.
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 18, 2014
    Excellent food and service! It is such a blessing to have this place in the neighborhood! Read more
  • Bradford C.
    Bradford Campeau-LaurionAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing food and service. Must try the oxtail ragu, duck meatballs and homemade chestnut pasta. House wine is a great deal and usually very good.
  • Diane C.
    Diane ChangAugust 25, 2012
    Agree. Duck meatballs and chestnut pasta were great as was everything else our party of seven had. Very friendly owner and staff.
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comFebruary 3, 2014
    Food was delicious, well prepared and extraordinary AND the service was even better. Thanks. We will be back. Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 25, 2014
    We love this place! Very welcoming and friendly service and fantastic food. Great deals too! Read more
  • Kar B.heart icon on user image
    Kar BartonFebruary 20, 2015
    Chestnut pasta? Blood pudding? Meatballs to die for? Yes please!!
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 31, 2014
    Very friendly staff, great portion size, and delicious food. Will definitely be returning back for more! Read more
  • Randy S.
    Randy SU2February 28, 2012
    The food here was amazing. The appetizers and entrees were delish! The house wines are good choices. Friendly staff and owner.
  • hoai vi p.
    hoai vi pFebruary 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mondays, $15 steak nights. Thursday is $10 pasta nights. Winner: linguine with clams in garlic and white wine.
  • Arminda G.
    Arminda Guillama-RodriguezApril 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Agree with everyone else on the duck meatballs, I also recommend the gnocchi and chestnut pasta, both very unique!
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 24, 2014
    Excellent pasta and very generous pours - very sweet servers and a cozy atmosphere Read more
  • Jen M.
    Jen MakulowichJune 12, 2013
    Best Italian food I've had in NYC at an affordable price! Risotto del mare was delish.
  • Jorge T.
    Jorge TorresJune 26, 2012
    Order the pistachio pasta, the duck meatballs, eggplant cake and the nutella made with pigs blood (yes, for real).
  • Yaling Z.
    Yaling ZSeptember 8, 2013
    Dear everyone who isnt white, beware!!!! The service that my party (nonwhite) got pales in comparison to every party in the restaurant (nonwhite).
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 24, 2014
    Food was very good. Service was friendly and prompt. I would return for dinner. Read more
  • Eileen H.
    Eileen HAugust 6, 2014
    The duck meatballs are a must! Service is always top notch!
  • Pulse-Escola de inglês N.
    Delicious! Angelo, son of the owner is really cool and attentive
  • Freddieheart icon on user image
    FreddieJanuary 17, 2015
    The gorgonzola gnocchi was delicious! A must try.
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.December 29, 2012
    Duck meatballs, chestnut pasta & Bolognese are really good. Desserts aren't that great.
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 18, 2014
    This is the best Italian restaurant in Astoria! Such a pleasure to come! Read more
  • Randy S.
    Randy SU2February 28, 2012
    I insist anyone who comes here to try the duck meatballs. You won't regret it.
  • Jo  G.
    Very hard workers, especially the owner himself. The deserts are very unique, I really loved the eggplant chocolate cake.
  • Sumi D.
    Sumi DeBenedittisFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the shrimp & white bean appetizer and the linguine w/ clams!
  • Sayonara L.heart icon on user image
    Sayonara LopesDecember 1, 2013
    Excellent food , big portions :)
  • Joe P.
    Joe PageSeptember 3, 2012
    Chestnut pasta was incredible, imbustata speaks for itself, penne vodka yumm
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