2013 Zagat Review

Zagat Survey 2013

Food Rating 25

A circa-1958 "Brooklyn Heights institution" "near the courthouses", this "homey" Italian continues its reign as an area "favorite" for "true red-sauce" fare, minus "culinary gimmicks"; It "keeps on giving" with "gracious service" and "reasonable" tabs.

Queen Restaurant Is Included In:

Zagat Early Bird Specials

The 2008 Zagat Guide To America's 1,000 Top Italian Restaurants

A guide to the best Italian restaurants across the nation.

2009 Zagat Guide To America's 1,000 Top Italian Restaurants

Tim Zagat, CEO of Zagat Survey said. "The American public deserves to know when it is eating authentic Italian cuisine and this guide pulls together the best places to eat authentically around the country."

Buonitalia, sponsor of the guide, celebrates the restaurants included in the guide for providing what they call the "Real Taste of Italy." This experience is made up of three things: (i) the warmth of the welcome and skills of the restaurant, (ii) how genuine the restaurant's products are, and (iii) the art of using simple and original cooking techniques to bring out the excellence of Italian ingredients. Buonitalia believes that the restaurants highlighted in this guide exemplify these qualities and serve as the de facto ambassadors for fine Italian cuisine.

The 2008 Michelin Guide

2008 Michelin Guide

AOL's CityGuide Winner Of 'City's Best Italian' 2006 & 2007

AOL's CityGuide Winner Of 'City's Best Italian' 2006 & 2007

"Get the royal treatment at this Brooklyn Italian Restaurant…"

Eats NYC

Eats NYC

"This is a rave. So I'll dispense with any attempt at fancy writing. Food such as this needs no embellishment."

Eats NYC: A Guide to the Best, Cheapest, Most Interesting Restaurants in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan by Sylvia Carter, Newsday

Mangia!: The Best Italian Food in New York City

Mangia!: The Best Italian Food in New York City

"Best Italian Restaurant In Brooklyn'

Mangia!: The Best Italian Food in New York City

By Jack Robertiello

Time Out New York

Time Out New York

"Smooth, barely salty mozzarella is made in-house daily and served with an ever-changing side (perhaps garlicky roasted asparagus). A meaty mountain of thyme-seasoned osso buco needs only a fork, and the filet mignon gets an herbal boost from its rosemary-infused sauce. To cap your meal, dunk crunchy Tuscan almond cookies into Vin Santo or indulge in a dish of house-made gelato (pray for plums to be in season). What's a Queen like this doing among commoners? The 45-year-old restaurant is forced to share her block with McDonald's, but that doesn't diminish her regal aplomb."

Time Out New York