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IL BACCO interior

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Il Bacco Ristorante

253-24 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck, NY 11362

718-224-7657 • IlBaccoRistorante.com

Cuisine: Traditional Italian 

Attire: Casual 

Price Range: $$$

Serving: Lunch and dinner

Outdoor Dining: Yes 

Alcohol: Full Bar 

Ambiance: Sophisticated Casual

THE INFLUENCE: “Il Bacco is not just a dining experience. Our customers are guests in our home. We strive for this atmosphere through our fine food, gracious service, and warm ambiance.” – Tina Maria Oppedisano 

Il Bacco is situated on the border of Little Neck and Great Neck, bringing in the crowds from both Queens and Long Island since 1992. In 2010, restaurateur Giuseppe Oppedisano decided to move to a larger space and opened his new custom-designed, Tuscan-style three-story location. It includes the restaurant, a beautiful room for private parties, and a rooftop oasis that offers outdoor dining in warmer months. The restaurant’s mosaic tile, dark wood, and custom chandeliers set the scene for fine dining and gracious service by seasoned professionals.  Reminiscent of Italy, our experience began with fresh bread and a delicious cheese, olive, and cherry pepper plate. The tortelloni tartufata was surprisingly light and absolutely delicious. The baby lamb chops were juicy and melted in my mouth. I made sure to leave room for dessert after the mélange of flavors my meal bestowed upon me. The pistachio tartufo was the perfect ending to a perfect meal.

BELLA’s “A” List 

Appetizers:

CRABCAKES Oven fresh corn, tomato, and hearts of palm with Wasabi Drizzle

INSALATA BACCO Lettuce, tomato, asparagus, peppers, beans, and beets

Entrees

TORTELLONI TARTUFATA Cheese tortelloni, shitake mushrooms, cream, and truffle oil

COSTOLETTE D’AGNELLO SCOTDITTO Baby New York lamb chops, thyme, and lemon over broccoli rabe

BABY RACK OF VEAL Pistachio-crusted with Barolo wine and mushrooms

Desserts

TARTUFO Chocolate and vanilla or pistachio ice cream with a hard, dark chocolate shell, garnished with fresh fruit

Cocktail

Extensive wine list

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