Anthony Federici has owned the iconic Parkside Restaurant, in Corona, Queens. for over the 34 years, . Legendary entertainers, politicians, movie stars, have always been at home at Tony's place. The decor, the people and the fantastic home style italian cooking have kept them coming back for years. Frank Sinatra, Jackie Collins, Pat Cooper, Luciano Pavorotti have all been in love with Parkside and their photos and compliments are on display at this legendary italian eatery. Near the restaurants entrance, photos of celebrities from "back in the day" and plaques for excellence, from the prestigious, world famous american academy of hospitality sciences, who bestow the "star diamond award" for excellence, have been on display for the past 17 years.
Parkside has been acclaimed for its extra large portions perfectly suited to the big appetites of its regular clients. It is also noted for its famed celebrations of birthdays and engagements. Tony's basic menu remains unchanged a over all these years.. He takes particular delight in extolling the virtues of his amazingly diverse bread basket and bruscetta. Other Tony favorites are the dishs of small mushroom caps stuffed with heartily seasoned breadcrumbs, and the large bowls of steamed clams posillipo in a garlic flavored tomato sauce . Parkside's menu also features seasonal staples of fresh seafood, whole grilled fish, veal and chicken specials, along with traditional pasta dishes. Although parkside's fare is not haute cuisine it has been designed to please their eclectic clientele. As they say: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", and the restaurant consistently gets great reviews from its clients and reviewers!
For good, old-fashioned Southern Italian food, lovingly prepared under Tony's personal supervision, Parkside is the place to be. Where else can you find great old world italian food, amidst a clientele of top line entertainers, movie and tv stars, regulars, and tourists. Parkside with its Sinatra music and its world famed Marilyn Monroe room , is a fabulous italian restaurant that has stood the test of time. Tony, oversees the elegantly attired wait staff while keeping the culinary hits coming out of parkside's kitchen.
Why settle for anything less than the very best? Parkside, has a long tradition of excellence in food, service and ambiance. Highly recommended!
Parkside restaurant, 107-01 Corona Ave. tel 718-271-9321 Call for reservations at least a week in advance!