For all you local Glendale/Middle Village/Ridgewood/Rego Park/Maspethers who were fans of La Tavernetta before it closed (formerly of 88th Street in Glendale), Abuelo has found them again!
Their new place, Osteria Italiana, is a no-frills spot on 61st street in Maspeth (between Flushing and Grand Aves). The place has no ambience yet, but the homemade pasta combinations make up for it.
We recommend ordering the homemade cavatelli (perfectly misshapen) with broccoli rabe and sausage. They also have a selection of risotto dishes, including a rich tartufo risotto (mushrooms and truffle oil).
I will definitely be adding it to our go-to list of places when I want a nice hearty dish of pasta.