Flanked on one side by a city park and the Lemon Ice King of Corona on the other, Park Side Restaurant dishes out first-rate fare so authentic that Italian-Americans jam the joint. Not that every night here isn’t special, but on Fridays there’s a lobster fest, fairly priced and perfectly prepared. Years ago, the park was conscripted by Italian immigrants who built a bocce court complete with colored hanging lights, a barbeque pit, and long benches to accommodate their ongoing game – now the perfect spot for a celebration of any kind.
107-01 Corona Ave., Queens
718-271-9321
www.parksiderestaurantny.com