Astoria, Guest Bloggers, Lucy Eats Alone May 30, 2012 Lucy Eats Alone: Il Bambino Our latest adventure with Lucy…arugula, white wine and we finally find out what kind of men she’s trying to swear off. Share this Scoop by WHA Guest total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Our latest adventure with Lucy…arugula, white wine and we finally find out what kind of men she’s trying to swear off. by WHA Guest Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Dirty Pickle Martinis & Affogatos: Stand Out Items to T (...) Best of Astoria 2015 – Meg’s Picks Best of Astoria – Meg’s Picks There is something very satisfying about spending a summer afternoon running errands around Astoria. For one thing there are always places to stop for a frappe or iced coffee. Plus I get to visit some of the best old-school mom and pop shops. Today was the framer on 30th Avenue and the vacuum repair shop on Broadway where – of course – he also rewires lamps. Thinking about these places that have been open for years inspired me to skip the newest spots and stop for lunch at a place that had been open for a while but I hadn’t visited in at least a year – Il Bambino. The decor is cute and the backyard patio is perfect on a sunny afternoon because they have a canopy that provides shade. All the tables outside were full and half were folks like me – pleasantly eating alone. Curious about the guy reading poetry and drinking a beer…. But wait, didn’t I swear off the brooding creative types? Its seems to me that the menu is possibly exactly the same since it opened. Tapas – meat and cheese plates, salads, panini and crostini. Wine and beer. I had a glass of whatever white they were featuring – a delicious pinot grigio that was a little fuller than you might expect – and the baby arugula “mimosa” and salad with shaved egg and smoked bacon vinaigrette. It was delicious – if a little over-dressed. I also order the artichoke, goat cheese and olive spread. Perfect. The black olive tapenade is so good that when I drop a bit on my ankle I eat it – one of the many perks of eating alone. Il Bambino 34-08 31st Avenue Twitter Facebook Email Print il bambino Related scoops Dirty Pickle Martinis & Affogatos: Stand Out Items to T (...) Best of Astoria 2015 – Meg’s Picks Best of Astoria – Meg’s Picks 3 Comments Morning Linkage: Eating alone, museums, Mets love | Queens NYC May 31st, 2012 […] Eating alone in Astoria? [We Heart Astoria] […] Reply DynnaLou May 30th, 2012 Love this post so much! Actually, the food you have mentioned here looks new and yummy.. I think I have to check it out then.. Reply trxfreely May 30th, 2012 Love these reviews, and very happy to see you picked Il Bambino. The place happily remains a favorite which is a bit of a surprise to me. A very nice choice whether to eat alone or with others. Thanks. Looking forward to more future Lucy posts. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.