Hey guys, Dylan here! Happy new year! Today, we will be reviewing a bright Italian bistro which is a sister restaurant of Sotto le Stelle, which you might recognize from my previous review 2 years ago. Let’s get started!
I discovered this restaurant about 2 weeks ago when I went here first for a family gathering to celebrate the start of the Christmas season. I was going to review this experience, but then I realized that I forgot to take pictures and should just come back another time to properly review it. Fast forward to yesterday when my brother was at his friend’s party and I was looking for a new place to try to make my first review of the 2020s. I remembered my experience at SoleLuna and decided to go and try it again. This restaurant is on 40th St. and Queens Blvd. which makes it accessible by the 7 train at 40th St. Station which is right across from the restaurant. When you walk in, you will probably notice the tall windows on the sides illuminating the restaurant and the thin walking space, which I believe is caused by the bar being built out too far. We sat in one of the tables in between the bar and the windows and ordered the burrata as an appetizer, which is creamy buffalo mozzarella over arugula and tomatoes. I got the pollo al limone, or lemon chicken, as my main course, which I remembered from my last experience as being the best dish we ordered. The burrata came out first and was nice and soft, which is always a good indication of the quality of the food. The arugula was a bit chewy, though, and was the one minor flaw of the appetizer. The lemon chicken then came out, which was bigger than how I had remembered it to be. It was well laid out, with assorted vegetables, potatoes, chicken, and a lemon, resulting in a delicious dish that I would say is one of the best items on their menu.
After we finished, we got dessert menus and it took me about 6 seconds to decide what I was going to get. I immediately knew I wanted the tiramisu, which I say is some of the best tiramisu you can get in Queens, if not New York. I had tried it last time I was in the restaurant and loved how they served it in a jar instead of on the regular plate. I ordered it and was a little disappointed when I saw it was on a plate this time, but ignored that and still enjoyed the outstanding tiramisu. They even wrote their restaurant’s name on the plate with chocolate sauce, which I thought was a great chance for a photo.
To top off this nice experience, the staff even gave us complementary shots. Don’t worry, mine was mixed berry juice while my parents’ ones were limoncello. 10 out of 10 on creativity!
This restaurant is slowly establishing itself as one of the best Italian restaurants in the neighborhood, so consider coming here for some dinner and tiramisu next time you are strolling around Sunnyside.
Phone: (929) 296-3942
Address: 40-1 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside, NY, 11104
Overall: DDDD 1/2
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