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Queens Italian Favorite Il Triangolo Makes A Comeback After Closing Last Year

Plus, East Harlem’s popular Tres Leches Cafe has opened a new location on the Lower East Side — and more intel

The exterior of a restaurant with a painted mural depicting an Italian riviera scene
Il Triangolo will reopen its dining room on March 4
Robert Sietsema/Eater

Queens red sauce joint Il Triangolo is reopening

Beloved Queens Italian restaurant Il Triangolo is set to reopen after initially closing down permanently last October. The red sauce joint will reopen March 4 with a new owner at the helm but the same staff and menu, Eater has learned.

Edwin Nunez, who oversaw the design and marketing for the restaurant, purchased the establishment from its longtime owner Mario Gigliotti last month, a restaurant representative tells Eater. The restaurant reopened for deliveries on February 26, and will welcome diners back inside starting this Thursday. The restaurant does not have any outdoor seating.

Located at the corner of Corona Avenue and Junction Boulevard in Corona, the restaurant opened in 2011, and quickly established a reputation as a homey Italian spot where cell phone use was banned by Gigliotti and his wife Pierina Gigliotti. The restaurant is known for its baked clams, veal alla grappa, and chicken parm, among other dishes.

In other news

— Cutlets Sandwich Co., from Richard Zaro of Zaro’s Family Bakery, has opened a delivery and takeout outpost in Williamsburg, at 158 North 12th Street, between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street.

— Edomae-style sushi destination Nakaji is hosting a 19-course omakase priced at $225 per person that’s running Wednesday through Friday this week. Third-generation sushi chef Kunihide Nakajima will serve the same menu his grandfather served at his sushi counter in 1946.

— East Harlem’s popular Tres Leches Cafe has opened a new location on the Lower East Side.

— The NYC Sheriff’s office busted more illegal parties in Manhattan and Queens this past weekend.

— A new pizzeria, Burrata Pizza, is set to open on Avenue A, between East 13th and 14th streets.

— A generous New Yorker left $1,000 tips each at five of his favorite Chinatown takeout spots this past weekend.

New York Magazine food critic Adam Platt reviewed Lower East Side Italian restaurant Forsythia writing that “that you might have a difficult time finding food as fresh and polished as this even among the tourist-trap restaurants and cafés of the Dolomites.”

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