Positano: A Sparkling Gem of Forest Hills Fine Dining



The Austin Street area of Forest Hills, Queens, exemplifies shopping from discount-everything to quality clothing of evening gowns and leather jackets, books and video stores, movies and of course; a variety of eateries. But when only top service will do, when the urge to dine out or hold an event necessitates excellent cuisine, atmosphere and hospitality, Positano Ristorante Italiano stands tall.

Park View
Park View

Owners Nicola and Mihaela Schipani have created a cozy ambiance, a delicate, decorative blend with a sand-grain stucco ceiling, an ornate tile floor and brick oven, art, lamps, maple wood chairs and an attached solarium for groups or private gatherings. Blue pin-striped awnings, window boxes, and flower pots adorn for sidewalk dining.

Brick oven View
Brick oven View

Delicious and delightful, traditionally expected Italian dishes, and a quality wine assortment, bring familiarity. Begin with thoughtfully prepared fresh Calamaretti Fritti, then to fresh bread, homemade pasta cooked to perfection “al dente,” garlic sauce with parsley, wild mushrooms and shrimps, “Un po di vino” (a little wine). There is no more to be said, except “Dolci” (dessert), Tiramisu with special Mascarpone cream, and espresso or cappuccino. Add the words, courtesy, care and quick service.

With a view that overlooks beautifully renovated Captain MacDonald Park, an authentic Mediterranean menu along with a piano accompaniment, free parking and flashing summer fireflies (no extra charge); anyone can enjoy the pleasant-dining Positano experience.


107-02 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills

(718) 520-1778

Hours: Kitchen and Delivery

Mon.-Fri. 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sat. & Sun. 12:00 noon to 11:00 p.m.

(Bar usually open longer)

Cuisine: Italian

All Major Credit Cards

Free Parking

David Pambianchi is a New York writer, who loves to tell stories about the city, the people, the entertainment, the sport and the businesses that catch his attention.