Chowhound Find: An Italian Gem in Queens, Lost and Found

Queens Chowhounds have followed Chef Michael Zampitelli for years, going back to La Tavernetta in Glendale and Forest Hills. Now he's resurfaced at three-week-old Osteria Italiana in Maspeth. Try great, inexpensive pastas, meatballs, and an old 'hound favorite: a strapping sandwich (pictured) of juicy grilled chicken and mozzarella with shallot vinaigrette.

 

Photo by Mark Hokoda