Pasta: 108-22 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills
Monday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30
a.m. to 12 a.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Lunch specials available Monday to Friday from 11:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cards: All major credit cards accepted.
the bustling corner of 108th Street and Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills,
there’s a quaint Italian eatery serving up traditional Italian dishes in
a candlelit, relaxed atmosphere, transporting Queens residents from one of
the borough’s busiest streets to a quiet, peaceful dining paradise.
Pasta, a small Italian restaurant with a warm and inviting feel, serves a
huge variety of pasta, chicken, fish, vegetable and beef dishes, from
traditional favorites to gourmet innovations.
reasonable prices, Mediterranean décor and friendly and attentive service
enhance the dining experience, which can be enjoyed indoors or outside at
one of the restaurant’s outdoor tables on 108th Street.
starters, we ordered the Stuffed Artichoke appetizer ($10.95), which
includes a large, tender artichoke, drizzled in olive oil and stuffed with
a combination of breadcrumbs, cheese, olives and capers.
perfect for two people to share, and is a wonderful combination of
textures and flavors.
also ordered the Cozze alla Poslillpo appetizer ($6.95), which includes
steamed mussels in a spicy red sauce.
mussels melted in our mouths, and the sauce was tangy and exploded with
the main course, we tried the Gamberi alla Francese ($16.95), which is
shrimp in a wine, butter and lemon sauce, and the Alla Americana ($17.95),
which is red snapper sautéed with spinach, artichoke hearts, capers and
white wine in a ginger sauce.
Francese sauce on the shrimp was light and sweet, and the snapper was
fresh and tasty.
combination of the spinach, artichoke hearts and capers was delicious, and
complemented the fish perfectly.
server explained that some popular dishes at Tutta Pasta include Chicken
Parmigana ($14.95), Osso Buco Napoletano ($19.95), Rissoto all Pescatore
with clams, mussels, shrimps and scallops ($18.95), and Rigatoni all Vodka
dessert, we sampled the Tiramisu ($4.50) which was soaked in rum and
delicious without being overly sweet.
also had Espresso ($1.50) and Cappuccino ($2), which includes strawberry
syrup that makes it sweet and flavorful.