Large Italian restaurant to open in TF Cornerstone building, to be owned by Trattoria L’incontro chef

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  1. local

    Another Italian restaurant? Sigh. Maybe it'll force the others to improve...
    Was really hoping for another grocery option or hardware store or something new in that space.

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  2. Lisa E.

    welcome!

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  3. Anonymous

    to all the folks that keep asking for grocery options or hardware stores, do the math, and you'll see why that won't fly. you're not in kansas anymore, this is a luxury area now.

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  4. Anonymous

    A grocery store is opening in the Gantry Park Landing building by the end of the year. It is called Urban Market.

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  5. Dr. Angelo Ippolito

    If you've had the pleasure at eating at Rocco's restaurant in Astoria you know that something special is coming to LIC.

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  6. Anonymous

    @Anonymous - it's going to be upscale.

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  7. Great

    Wonderful, another destination spot to be filled with riff raff

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  8. Craig

    I don't get it? How many upscale restaurants must there be in this neighborhood? I'm sure there will be an exodus of folks soon if a grocery store or corner store doesn't open soon.

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  9. LIC Resident2

    @Great
    All the places on the water are destination spots filled with riff raff. None of the restaurants on Center Blvd are truly good restaurants with that magic combo of décor & food & service. And that's fine for Center Blvd, keep it that way.

    You want quality, you go to Vernon or Jackson.

    BTW - L’incontro in Astoria was an excellent spot long ago, before it started to go downhill. Lets hope Rocco brings back some of the old touches.

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  10. LittleBearNYC

    I first experiences Chef Rocco's cuisine when he owned a Pizzeria and very very small restaurant (with incredible food at cheap prices) on 31st Ave 15 years ago and love his large Astoria place.
    As others have stated- LIC is in for a treat!

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  11. Native

    A Hardware store is coming if my sources are correct :) Somewhere near 5th and 47th ...

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  12. Love LIC

    L'incontro is more hype than substance unfortunately, I foresee another mediocre Italian restaurant (Testaccio, Bella Via, Manetta's) that you could find in any suburb of Long Island.

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    • Chris

      Testaccio is far from mediocre.

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  13. Mel

    Another Italian place, geez!
    A decent grocery store that's not as high
    Priced as food cellar please! Even whole
    Foods has better prices!

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  14. Lic Resident

    Clearly you guys have not eaten at L'Incontro. This is one of the top italian restaurants in NYC. This is not just a neighborhood place. This is handmade pasta, incredible branzino, racks of lamb, mascarpone stuffed grouper; I mean wake up people! I was at his place last week and had a heirloom tomato, strawberry, and basil sorbet salad! The space is gorgeous and it would be a perfect fit for Rocco! With this level of food and service, the rest of the neighborhood will have to step up their game. The best part is he is fairly priced on top of everything else.

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  15. George

    Any update on this restaurant?

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