to Thursday, ; Friday
and Saturday, ;
pasta is your passion and marinara is a must, then the warm and
friendly atmosphere of La Terrazza is the place for you.
quaint, cozy and candlelit restaurant offers a wide variety of pasta
dishes, from rich and delicious traditional favorites like Fettucine
Alfredo ($10.95) or Lasagna di Carne ($11.95) to specialty dishes like
Fettucini di Carciofi ($10.95), which is artichoke pasta with
artichoke hearts and pesto sauce, and Raviolli di Salmone ($15.95),
which is salmon-filled ravioli with salmon cream sauce.
pasta is always aldente, and with 25 choices on the menu to choose
from, there’s something for everyone. My companion and I opted for a
small taste of several dishes, including the Pasta e Broccoli ($10.25)
with garlic and oil, the Dolce Vida ($11.95), which featured
spaghetti, roasted peppers, and eggplant with fresh tomato sauce, the
Penne alla Capresse ( $11.25) with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and
basil, and the Linguine alla Vongole ($14.95), which is linguini and
clams with either white or red sauce.
of the pasta was perfectly portioned, seasoned and cooked, with zesty
sauce and fresh ingredients. The mozzarella in the penne caprese
melted in our mouths, the clams in the linguini were flavorful, and
the garlic and oil in the pasta with broccoli was perfectly mixed and
not overpowering. The Dolce Vida was a unique and wonderful
combination with chunky vegetables that added a burst of flavor with
we sampled the pasta, we struggled to choose between the Stuffed
Artichoke appetizer ($10.95) with breadcrumbs and anchovies or the
Mussels all Posilillpo ($7.95) in a spicy red sauce, but we finally
elected to stay healthy and try a Casa Bianca ($8.95), one of the many
fresh and crisp salads on the menu. It included the delicious
combination of endive, mushrooms, mozzarella, and baby shrimp served
in a creative parmesan cheese basket, and was the perfect way to clear
our pallets before trying two entrees.
Chicken Francheise ($14.95), Chicken Marsala ($14.95), Broiled Lobster
Tails ($24.95) and Grilled Filet Mignon over Arugula Salad ($24.95)
are always tempting, we sampled mini-portions of the Chicken Rollatina
($15.95), chicken breast stuffed with fresh mozzarella and prosciutto
in a mushroom sauce, and Veal a “La Terrazza” ($16.95), veal
medallions sautéed with Portobello mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes.
meat in both meals was fork-tender, with sweet wine sauces that were
light and complemented the rich ingredients well.
we wanted to taste one of the fish dishes, like Red Snapper Americana
($19.95) sautéed with spinach, artichoke, capers and ginger sauce, or
Shrimp Oreganatta ($16.95), with breadcrumbs and Italian seasonings,
we skipped right to the Tiramisu, coffee and perfectly layered
cappuccino, ending the meal with a sweet smile.
a full wine list, competitive prices and a catering delivery menu, and
you have an establishment that could rival any of grandma’s Sunday
dinners. This Queens
should not be missed by any fan of Italian cooking.
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