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48-06 Skillman Ave. (48th St.) Send to Phone
A surprise: great donuts at a Romanian restaurant in Queens.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Acasa Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Nestled in a small Romanian enclave in Sunnyside on Skillman Avenue’s restaurant row, Acasa is a cheery spot with some of the best donuts in the five boroughs. The interior exudes friendliness, from the bright yellow walls and tablecloths to a staff eager to extol the virtues of Romanian fare (and help diners chose among the off-the-menu Romanian wines that top out at $12). It’s safe to give the starters a pass. Mostly spreads, like a sweet mixture of eggplant and red peppers, they’re not memorable and unnecessary in the face of the mammoth entrées. Arrive with a hankering for protein, as many of the mains feature it front and center, from a smoky grilled lamb steak pounded millimeters thin to stuffed cabbage and a pork stew that boasts some three different iterations of our porcine pal. The best bites feature mamaliga---a type of polenta that’s not quite as leaden as its continental brethren---that’s paired with a fried egg and farmer’s cheese. Still, the donuts are a number one priority here. Freshly fried and then drizzled with vanilla cream sauce and topped with apricot jam, they are well worth the trip across the East River.
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