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Mangia at Magna on Farrington Street in Flushing

Tony Pecora knows Italian cuisine like the back of his hand.Growing up in Sicily, he was always working with food. And when he moved to New York City in 1970, Pecora started out washing dishes and worked his way up in the industry until he owned multiple successful restaurants specializing in his home country’s cuisine.

Trattoria 35 is a top spot for Italian eats
Updated: March 28, 2019 - 11:54 am

Just ask Taylor Swift, Edgardo Alfonzo or Burt Young, a few of the big names who have dined there.

Trattoria 35 does Italian cuisine right.

In the 14 years since it opened, the Bayside restaurant has built up a strong base of regulars. Driving it is a business philosophy that puts the customers above everything.

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Bring your appetite to Ben’s
Updated: March 14, 2019 - 12:24 pm

It has been a distressing trend that kosher delicatessens have been closing up around the country in recent years but Ben’s, located in the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, has just celebrated its 25th anniversary and is going as strong as ever.

Aside from the food, a key reason Ben’s has prospered is that it has a modern look in both its design and lighting; has comfortable high-back cushioned booths; and is spacious whereas most delis tend to be quite cramped.

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Alba’s: true fine dining
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 1:31 pm

Alba Pizzeria & Ristorante has been serving the community since 1962. If you have only passed it while driving or walking, you might think it is just a neighborhood pizzeria in Briarwood. What you wouldn’t realize is that just behind the grab-a-slice front part of the restaurant is a sizable fine dining area.

Sicily native Giacomo “Jack” Virdone has owned Alba for the last 40 years.

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Taste some top-notch Thai at Kin’d
Updated: June 28, 2018 - 12:40 pm

Kin’d, a Thai restaurant on Union Turnpike at 192nd Street in Fresh Meadows, is new in town. But after only about two months of operating, it already has a following.

“We have a lot of regular customers coming back,” Siriwan Srisawadi, one of the eatery’s owners, told the Chronicle. Reservations are recommended to get a table on the busy weekends.

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