2018: Queens Voted Manetta’s Ristorante Best Family Style Restaurant!
10-76 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101
Manetta’s Ristorante opened in 1992 and was founded by Phyllis and Mario Manetta. The Manetta’s came to New York City from Pignataro Interamna, a small town outside of Rome. With Phyllis’ lifelong passion for cooking and Mario’s years of experience in construction, it seemed almost inevitable that this couple would open a restaurant. The establishment was built entirely by Mario and his sons, while the divine flavors were crafted by Phyllis in the kitchen.
2017: Queens Voted Park Side Restaurant Best Family Style Restaurant!
Park Side Restaurant
107-01 Corona Ave., Corona, NY 11368. 718-271-9871
An Italian restaurant deep-rooted in Corona for a quarter of a century, Park Side Restaurant is lauded not only for its atmosphere, but also for being the best family style restaurant in the borough. Its menu boasts hearty portions of everyone’s favorite Italian fare, from lobster risotto to penne alla vodka and family-sized appetizers like the “Colossal Crab Meat Cocktail.” The restaurant may promise to be worth the trip, but according to Queens residents, it’s also worth your penny when dining with a crowd.