Agnanti Meze: 19-06 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105
N/W Train to Ditmars Blvd (last stop)
Agnanti, Agnanti, Agnanti is what I’ve been hearing about from loyal Astorians. The fact that this restaurant got so much hype, naturally made me really curious about it. When sitting outside at Agnanti, you feel like you're in your family's back porch--and the food also tells a similar family-oriented story. The roasted baby eggplant and garlic spread is packed with flavor yet isn't too heavy on the stomach. The tomato and herb croquettes are so different from the usual zucchini croquettes that I order at Greek joints. These are light and airy and a true pleasure to bite into. The choices of exotic Greek cheeses impressed me, especially the cheese saragli (warm cheese served in phyllo dough). While this dish is undeniably tasty, it's also quite salty and you'll need to wash it down with a lot of water. Which reminds me, the service here really lacked luster towards the middle to end of my meal. However, I'd return here anytime, especially with close family and friends.