In an out of the way shopping plaza, located in Queens, NY, discover Top Notch NYC Italian Food. Hidden from view off Metropolitan Avenue, Paul Michael’s Brick Oven Cafe offers some of the best Italian dishes around. Moderately priced quality main entrees come in delicious hefty portions and include bread with pasta or vegetable sides. You can dine in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere or if you are on-the-go, just swing over to pick up some brick oven pizza.
“We have a nice friendly family restaurant and pizzeria,” says Giovanni who at the age of 16, began his studies to become a chef at a Torrione culinary school in Salerno, Italy. He immigrated to the US over 40 years ago and lived in Forest Hills where he also worked at Portofino.
Eager to please, Giovanni will go out of his way to help if you have any special requests. He has been at Paul Michael’s Brick Oven Cafe since 2003, but its location keeps it a mystery from many who travel the main road day after day because it is not visible until you enter the small shopping center. Besides serving lunch and dinner, there is a piano if you get the urge to perform and dine outside during the summer. And there is plenty of parking not only in the plaza lot but in the immediate residential area as well.
Hop into your car or jump on the bus and treat yourself to some fine Italian Cuisine. I suggest the eggplant parmigiana rollatini with a side of sautéed garlicky veggies. And while you’re at it, start with a calamari appetizer.
Tasty Cheese, Sauce, Pasta … Momma Mia!
Paul Michael’s Brick Oven Pizza
85-19 126th St, Kew Gardens, NY 11415