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Jan 28, 2016

Use Your Noodle! Astoria’s Best Spots to Carbo-Load This Winter

Is there anyone who doesn’t love a big bowl of noodles? Whether you’re enjoying spaghetti at your favorite Italian spot, Pad See Ew at a Thai restaurant, or ramen at (…)

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Is there anyone who doesn’t love a big bowl of noodles? Whether you’re enjoying spaghetti at your favorite Italian spot, Pad See Ew at a Thai restaurant, or ramen at a Japanese joint, there’s nothing better than a heaping serving of carb-y goodness. Here are some of our favorite places to get a noodle fix!

Trattoria L’incontro

When you’re looking for a special occasion Italian dinner full of delightful pasta, Trattoria L’incontro is always a winning choice. Whether it’s lasagna, fettuccine, or ravioli that warms your soul, you’ll find it here.

Photo Courtesy of Melissa L. Via Yelp

Photo Courtesy of Melissa L. Via Yelp

Trattoria L’incontro (21-76 31st St. | (718) 721-3532) | Facebook | Twitter


The Queens Kickshaw

Although best known for their knockout grilled cheese sandwiches, TQK recently introduced a fantastic vegetarian ramen that’s both comforting and playful. Don’t miss the pickled hard-boiled egg included; it provides a nice acidic kick for the dish.



The Queens Kickshaw 40-17 Broadway |(718) 777-0913
thequeenskickshaw.comFacebook | Instagram Twitter


Vite Vinosteria

We Heart Astoria recently enjoyed a phenomenal meal at Vite, and the pasta shined especially bright. Their ravioli and tagliatelle both left us wanting to return again soon!

Photo Credit: Marielle Solan

Photo Credit: Marielle Solan


Vite Vinosteria 31-05 34th St. (718) 278-8483 | Facebook | Instagram


Tamashii Ramen

With plenty of options for both vegetarians and meat-eating ramen lovers, Tamashii provides an excellent spot to slurp up some noodles on Broadway. One particular standout is the Champon bowl, topped with seafood and featuring a broth with a slightly spicy kick.

Photo Courtesy of Tamashii Ramen Via Yelp

Photo Courtesy of Tamashii Ramen Via Yelp


Tamashii Ramen 29-05 Broadway (718) 278-5888 | Facebook | Yelp


Brick Cafe

Brick Cafe does everything well, and pasta is no exception. Both their Wild Bucatini Ragu (with wild boar in a red wine sauce, pictured below) and Linguini Mare Nero (fresh black linguini with shrimp, clams, and mussels) are out of this world.



Brick Cafe 30-95 33rd St |(718) 267-2735
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HinoMaru Ramen

For ramen-seekers off Ditmars, HinoMaru is here for you. Try of their signature dishes: Tonkotsu. It features a a creamy pork broth with cha-su, kikurage mushroom, scallion, menma, nori, and naruto.



HinoMaru Ramen 33-18 Ditmars Blvd(718) 777-0228
hinomaruramen.comFacebook | Instagram |


Pye Boat Noodle

For me, one of the most comforting meals out there is a large serving of Pad See Ew. Simple, tasty, and always hits the spot. Pye Boat Noodle’s version gets the job done every time!



Pye Boat Noodle 35-13 Broadway|(718) 685-2329
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Wave Thai

Another option for Ditmars folks, Wave satisfies those Thai cravings. Be sure to try the Street Noodles, (Pad See Ew) a favorite of WHA-er Mackenzi!

Photo Courtesy of Juels C. Via Yelp

Photo Courtesy of
Juels C. Via Yelp


Wave Thai 21-37 31st St|(718) 777-6789 | Facebook Yelp



Vesta can pretty much do no wrong. If there’s a pasta special on the menu, like the lasagna pictured below, you can be certain you’re in for a major treat.

Vesta grandma lasagna

Vesta Grandma Lasagna


Vesta 21-02 30th Avenue |(718) 545-5550 | Facebook Twitter |  Instagram


Ornella Trattoria

Tucked into a cozy space on 23rd Ave, Ornella has everything you’d want from an Italian restaurant: reliable standbys like spaghetti and meatballs, but also inventive options like pasta made with hemp or chickpea flour. One of the most noteworthy options is the Pasta di Castagna, a chesnut flour pasta in a cream and pistachio sauce with truffle oil.



Ornella Trattoria 29-17 23rd Ave |(718) 777-9477
ornellatrattoria.comFacebook |  Twitter


60 Beans

Photo Credit: Bradley Hawks

Photo Credit: Bradley Hawks

Not just for coffee anymore, 60 Beans has recently established itself as a go-to dinner spot on Ditmars. Their pasta selections are a must-try, especially the Burnt Leek Reginette, which features braised lamb and creamy ricotta.

60 Beans (36-02 Ditmars Blvd)
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Now it’s your turn: Where do YOU go to get your noodle fix? Share with us on Facebook and in the comments below!


About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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