If you live in Astoria or LIC, Milkflower should be on your radar. And even if you don’t live over there, it’s a good spot to know about. It’s a neighborhood place, and it’s both casual and affordable enough for a weeknight dinner, but they serve the sort of food that you’ll look forward to eating on a weekend. Get a pizza with honey and sopressata, or try the one called the “Van Dammer” if you’re a fan of brussels sprouts and you want something that tastes equal parts healthy and unhealthy. They serve the same menu all day, so you’ll always have plenty of pizzas to choose from, along with a few pastas, salads, and small plates.
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Trattoria L’icontro is not only awesome, but worthy of a trip to Astoria with a group of your friends. Everything about the space is thoroughly cheesy and overstated, but that’s kind of the whole point. No gimmicks, just really good Italian food and really nice people.
"NO MENUS. JUST FISH" is pretty much everything you need to know about this Astoria restaurant.
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Lucali is a walk-in-only spot in Carroll Gardens that serves the best pizza in New York City.
Beebe’s is a restaurant in the bottom of The Boro Hotel in LIC, and it’s a perfect for when you’re in the area and need something easy.
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We feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t have a Paulie Gee’s in their ‘hood or in their city as an option for excellent Neapolitan pies.
Astoria Seafood is a seafood market and restaurant where you pick your fish and tell them how you’d like it cooked.
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