Part grocery store, food distributor, and opera house, Sapori d’Ischia is – despite its industrial location – one of the most atmospheric restaurants in Queens. Fine produce lines the restaurant’s walls, permitting you to shop between courses, and the tableside preparation of the fettuccini Alfredo, done in a giant wheel of Parmesan, is a show in itself. Thursday brings pass-the-hat opera night, when singers from Manhattan stages come to show off. Top that off with some balsamic cream vinegar to take home, and you have the perfect evening.
55-15 37th Ave., Woodside
718-446-1500