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Alberto Restaurant

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9831 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375-6640 (70 th & 69 th Avenues)
+1 718-268-7860
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16:00 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 22:30
Mon 17:00 - 22:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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New York City, New York
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126 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alberto is a great find. The restaurant has cool bar area in the front with a church feel with pew and stain glass. The food was all homemade and excellent. The stuff artichoke and homemade raviolis (soft pillow like pasta stuff with cheese) were just perfect. The ossobucco veal was tender and flavorful. The owners are very friendly and right... More 

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Thank cmau3
Forest Hills, New York
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is less intimate than some of the other restaurants along Metropolitan Avenue, but the service and food are excellent.

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Thank Fisherlady57
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Real Italian food, amazing staff, excellent food. The tortellini was the best plate, really delicious.

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Thank Carolina M
Chaguanas, Trinidad
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I love this restaurant. The service was excellent, all the wait staff at the restaurant were very attentive. Once any of them passed the table and saw the water was low or there was a plate to be cleared away they would attend to it straight away. I had 2 of the specials that night. A delicious spinach and cheese... More 

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A friend recommended Alberto's and we are extremely glad he did. As you enter, a long and beautiful bar is on your left with minimal dining area followed by the main dining room. We came late on a Thursday so the place was not packed. Having said that, the wait staff was very attentive, professional and helpful. We were greeted... More 

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Thank 315David303
New York City, New York
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This restaurant never disappoints. This was our 4th or 5th visit and as pleased as ever. The food is delicious, the service friendly and attentive, the ambiance Tuscan. The pappardelle was so fresh and the osso bucco so tender and flavorful. The dessert was a chocolate cup with honey, chocolate and fruit. What an excellent ending to a perfect dinner.

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Thank Leavita
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Consistent Forest Hills favorite. Have now returned to Alberto's four times in the last three months. Alberto's turns out consistently fine fare time after time. The braised lamb ragout appetizer is a particular favorite. Specials and menu staples are all delicious. Service is wonderful and waiters are never far away. Desserts are not to be missed.

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Thank Ornell52
Forest Hills, New York, United States
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Just back from an early dinner in one of our favorites, Alberto's ! As always, great service, outstanding food and a very gracious wait staff! We have been going there over 40 years and I have never been disappointed Slivana always makes you feel at home. We have over the years made many special memories there and hope to continue!

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Thank Maryann R
New York City, New York
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Warm and inviting interior. Comfortable seating. The food is phenomenal and comes with attentive and knowledgeable service. The owner is typically there and comes around to talkto the patrons. Parking along Metropolitan is usually not a big problem in the evening. Be prepared for the bill when it comes. Top notch food comes at a price.

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Thank Donald S
Margate, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

What can I say about this restaurant that hasn't been said before? My husband and I have been coming to Alberto for about 30 years and I can truly say we've never had a bad meal or a bad service experience in all of those years. Last weekend was my 60th birthday and my sister (who I introduced to Alberto... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 23:30
Saturday
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9831 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375-6640
    (70 th & 69 th Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Forest Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 718-268-7860
Description
Alberto has been a neighborhood institution for over 35 years.

Owners, Silvana & Roberto Chiappelloni, originally from Piacenza, Italy, have always believed that good food should not be outrageously expensive and that good wines are meant to be enjoyed. Alberto's menu offers spirited versions of home-cooked dishes from the Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Ligurian provinces.

Alberto's offers a welcoming and friendly atmosphere from the moment you walk through the door. The bar area is resplendent with an antique mahogany bar, fireplace and large open mahogany doors. Frosted glass and wrought iron chandeliers hang overhead. The souring oak-beamed ceiling is artfully enclosed by exposed brick walls, skylight and colorful artist-signed prints which provide warmth and a delightful sense of coziness.

While many NYC eateries have a reputation for highbrow dining, there remains a warm and familial culinary treasure in Forest Hills, Queens.

Come and join us at Alberto. Buon Appetito

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?