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13-27 Jackson Ave. (47th Ave.) Send to Phone
718-729-4602 | Menu
Classic Southern Italian still run by the same close-knit family. They even grow their own tomatoes for the sauce!

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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Manducatis Restaurant Review

: A loyal following braves the industrial wasteland of Long Island City for a taste of Ida Cerbone's sauce made from family-grown tomatoes. In fact, with extra-virgin unfiltered olive oil and wine from the family vineyard in Italy, and many of the pickled vegetables put up by Ida each summer, this is as close to a real family osteria as you can get in Queens---or anywhere in New York for that matter. Enjoy such specialties as shrimp Ida, roast suckling pig, homemade pasta and gnocchi and garlicky broccoli rabe. This very casual and off-the-beaten path restaurant has a loyal following who are treated like members of the family. Unexpectedly for such a humble spot, there is an excellent wine list, with many fairly priced bottles that perfectly complement the hearty fare.
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