Monday, March 29, 2010

Trattoria El Greco - The Latest Scoop

My mission to stalk the opening of Trattoria El Greco continues.  I walked by yesterday and couldn't believe that it's still in progress. However...they have the menu posted, which is exciting.  I hope that means an opening is in store.  Here's the menu - prepare to salivate!

Trattoria El Greco - Sample Menu

Cozze - Mussels in a spicy tomato broth...$9
Polpo - Grilled octopus, olives, tomatoes, potato & arugula...$13
Crostoni - Assorted bruschetta with sweet & savory eggplant relish, creamy gorgonzola cheese with honey, garlic & tomato...$13
Carpaccio - Thinly sliced filet mignon with arugula, artichokes & parmigiano...$12

Polpetta - La Trattoria bacon cheeseburger with arugula, tomato, red onions & fries...$14
Diavolo - Spicy sopressata, tomato, mozzarella, black olives & chili...$9
Orto - Roasted veggies, mozzarella, gruyere & pesto...$8

Capricciosa - Tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, artichoke, anchovies & black olives...$16
Diavola - Tomato sauce, mozzarella, hot sopressata, scallions, black olives & chili...$15
Zola e Pere - Mozzarella, gorgonzola & pear...$15
Pancetta - Tomato, mozzarella, onions, pancetta & black pepper...$14

Chitarra - Tomato & basilico...$13
Pappardelle - Homemade meat ragu, porcini mushrooms & peas...$17
Gnocchi - Taleggio cheese & creamy leek sauce...$16
Linguine Allo Scoglio - Seafood in white wine with a mild spicy tomato sauce...$17

Main Courses:
Pollo - Grilled chicken paillarde with arugula, tomato, red onions & feta cheese...$15
Porco - Grilled pork tenderloin in barola & balsamico sauce with collard greens & salsify...$20
Costa - Spicy boneless beef spare ribs, slow cooked with tomato, rosemary & garlic served with broccoli rabe & roasted potato...$20
Pesce - Pan fried sea bass with clams, shrimp & mussels in a spicy tomato broth...$26

Trattoria El Greco - Corner of 30th Avenue and 37th Street, Astoria NY 11103
N/W Train to 30th Avenue


  1. I keep looking at the place every morning on my way to the train station...I live right by this restaurant and you can bet that as soon as it opens I am there! Their fixtures are also already in place, it seems. I peeked through the windows the other day. Nice decor, simple and clean...

  2. kempsternyc02 April, 2010

    Oh my god....I am dying for this place to open.

  3. I cannot wait - it seems like it'll be any minute now.



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