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Park side restaurant - 49 Reviews - 107-01 Corona Ave, Corona, NY 11368, Corona, NY - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (718) 271-9274
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Park side restaurant

107-01 Corona Ave, Corona, NY 11368 (at On the corner of Corona Ave. and 51st street)
Corona, NY 11368
(718) 271-9274
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Park side restaurant - Corona, NY
Park side restaurant - Corona, NY


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Ive been going to Parkside ever since It opened in my neighborhood.....Alfredo the Matre 'D is always acommodating and friendly and the waiters are top notch....The food has alway...


My boyfriend and I came here on a Friday night, we made reservations ahead of time, but had to wait 40 minutes to be seated. Meanwhile there were a few couples that have come in a...

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/26/2013

This restaurant should rock. What is making it go down\r The waiter service is very poor\r The recipes like the carbonara are not correct (they use cream instead of egg)\r They do not honor any reservation making patrons wait for half an hour, an hour, etc\r The hostess and the manager make no attempt to welcome their patrons\r The crowd there is too loud\r Would love to return but no thank you more

Horrible 8/25/2013

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Went there with my family We waited for more than an hour even when we had reservations The place was loud, not good for kids The old hostess is... more

Well Done 8/8/2011

I had a good experience. I enjoyed perfect drinks and also the atmosphere. more

Well Worth it 6/21/2011

I had heard about Parkside for many years but I never got around to trying it until last week. I had a great time. As I expected, it was very busy and the 20 minute wait wasn't bad (no reservations). Enjoyed a perfect Dirty Martini at the bar. As we sat down, a tremendous bread basket arrived along with salami & parmigiano nuggets. VERY GENEROUS!!! The service was friendly & accommodating. We had heard about the Homemade Wine, ordered it and it was delicious. Definitely the way to go!!! I found the food to be very satisfying.. Not very creative, but of high quality and large portions ( at super reasonable prices. I had the special of VEAL RAVIOLI in a mushroom sauce and my friend had the SHRIMP FRA DIAVOLO. Both were delicious. For dessert, I had the PANNA COTTA. Perfectly prepared!! Overall a great experience and I would definitely return!! more

Will never go back. 3/26/2011

Service was terrible. Waited 15 minutes for a high chair for my daughter. Unfortunately, my daughter was not happy and the nasty hostess asked us to leave because she was getting complaints. My friend was watching the hostess and did not see one person come up to her. Maybe they should make rule not to have children under a certain age be there. more

Awful! Terrible!! BAD FOOD AND SERVICE!! 10/15/2010

if this restaurant was in manhattan it would have closed a long time ago!!! ? - ? - Today I've been to this restaurant three times. I went there each time hoping for better food and better service, each time i've been disappointed. This last time was the last straw. My mother is in a Wheelchair and the valet wouldn't bring the car around. Instead my elderly father had to bring the car around and the valets sat in the booth and watched. I would have got the car myself but i had to stay with my mother. Not only is the food terrible and not worth it. The service inside and outside is terrible. I hope more people recognize that this restaurant is not good and they are prejudice against people in wheelchairs!! more

Horrible! 4/29/2010

My husband and I have been looking into several Italian Restaurants within Queens in search of a place where to host a birthday party of about 60 to 75 guest (for the end of June). We came across this restaurant in the internet, and although we saw some of the awful reviews we decided to find out for ourselves...big mistake! From the moment we walked into this restaurant my husband and I were ""greeted"" by the rudest hostess who rather then walking us to our table simply pointed to the worst seating area in the restaurant and said ""Sit around there."" Five minutes later my husband had to ask someone to let us see a menu. After our appetizers arrive our waiter, who previously greeted us with a not so friendly ""are you ready"" when taking our order, decides it is time to bring us our drinks. The food arrived soon after - and just as expected was mediocre. On a norm we like to sit and have a coffee and desert after a meal - needless to say we left right after the main course... left a much deserved tip of $0. And will never step foot into this place again, and will make sure the 60 to 75 attendants we were planning to host hear how horrible this place is. For those of you looking for great service and excellent Italian food I highly recommend Bartolino's in Astoria definitely our top choice so far. Pros: NONE - I gave it a 1 rating only because 0 was not an option Cons: Hostess, Service, Food. more

I advise everyone to avoid this place!!! 3/7/2010

My boyfriend and I just came back from Park Side Restaurant very dissapointed. As far as Italian restaurants go, this has to be one of the worse. Food was horrible, definitely not worth the money which we paid. more

Dissapointing... 8/1/2009

My boyfriend and I came here on a Friday night, we made reservations ahead of time, but had to wait 40 minutes to be seated. Meanwhile there were a few couples that have come in after us who seemed to know the manager that were proomptly seated. When we were finally given a table we had to wait for someone to acknoledge us for a while, although the table next to us (they were seated after us) got immediate service. The food here is quite mediocre. The crabcake I ordered for appetizer was terrible. My lamb chops were half fat and grissle. I would not recommend this place... Pros: nice decor Cons: service, food more

I will never go back 6/12/2009

My boyfriend and I went for my birthday. We are an interracial couple and I really think that is why they were so rude. I would NEVER go back, even if it was free. \r \r We had a reservation & still waited 30 minutes. When I asked the hostess how much longer she was rude and the second time I asked, 15 minutes later, I was ignored. We were finally seated at a crappy table. Even though there were at least 4-5 empty tables in the same section. \r \r We waited a long time to even see our waiter. The service was slow and the food was only fair at best. I would not have minded the price if the food was better. I have no idea what people rave about. Pros: Parking Cons: Food/Service/Wait more

Top Shelf Italian Restaurant 6/10/2009

Ive been going to Parkside ever since It opened in my neighborhood.....Alfredo the Matre 'D is always acommodating and friendly and the waiters are top notch....The food has always been terrific and Ive NEVER ordered anything there that I was disapointed in.... How many popular places do you go to where you sit right down the second you walk in even with a reservation....This place is that busy 7 days a week....So I dont ever have a problem waiting a bit when I walk in....If your in a hurry when you go out...then drive thru a drive thru like mc donalds or wendys.....I promise you the food at Parkside will reward your patience at the door ten times over.....THE BEST KEEPS ON GETTING BETTER.....And the prices are so reasonable its amazing.......Ciao for now.... Pros: Excellant service and food more

Consistently good 4/1/2009

I am a huge fan of parkside and have been coming here for years. It is consistently good, and the staff is more and more professional everytime I come. I strongly disagree with all of Jiffy81's comments below. The bread basket is amazing you must try the proscuitto bread. They have an extensive menu but will make anything you request and its always delicious! I recommend trying the porcini risotto (i hate mushrooms but still love this dish) and the baby lamb chops (comes with a mustard sort of glaze/crust.. so good) Pros: professional staff, excellent food, great home made wine more


I was recommended to come to this ""great"" yea right restaurant for a while so me and my gf decided to try it out. The waiter was horrible with no smile and appeared to be an animal not a human. The food is terrible. The tomato mozzarella is the worse. They give you soggy mozzarella with only two small pieces and two tomatoes. It tasted terrible. The bread they give is hard as a rock and the caesar salad smells like fish. I have been to many great Italian restaurants such as Buena Serra, Baci in Westbury. The waiter was terrible and should be fired and the food is extremely bad. I advise everyone to avoid this place. Pros: Nothing good Cons: Extremely bad service more

Just average 11/22/2008

This was my first time eating here. I know, eat, and cook Italian food.\r \r I hosted a birthday dinner here.\r \r We made reservations here for a group of 9 at 8pm on a Friday night. The hostess was not really accommodating and would not seat us until the whole party was there even if two were running late. She also had the nerve to ask someone in my party if he could move over from the waiting area. All I wanted to say was ""well, where do you want a party of 7 to stand?"" The hostess, an older woman, really had an uppity attitude, so that didn't help. We ended up being seated around 9:20 pm. \r \r Negatives: FOOD.\r For appetizers, we ordered shrimp, calamari, and stuffed clams. They brought over two pieces of shrimp, applebee's like- calamari, and average stuffed clams. Needless to say, nothing stood out. We ordered a variety of things, from veal, to tortellini alfredo, to salmon, to linguini with clam sauce. The consensus was, the food was merely O.K. One of my guests who had been to this restaurant before said ""I remember this place being really good but there seems to be a drop-off in the quality of the food. This placed used to be much better."" We ordered about six desserts and they were all sub-par except for one. Overall, the hype about this place used to be about the food. Either they had an off night or the quality of food has really dropped off.\r \r Positives: \r -Our waiter was excellent. He was attentive and always had our drinks ready. \r -Our drinks were very good as well. \r -Extensive selection of wines. We had an excellent bottle at a reasonable price.\r -Valet parking.\r \r Overall, this place seems to have been a great place, but no longer is. Food is o.k. definitely not worth the $500 we spent that night. Although this might sound reasonable, I should note that we ordered 7 drinks, a $30 bottle of wine, and my diabetic grandmother had a $5 soup for dinner. However, the service and wine selection was extensive.\r Nothing standout, just average. Pros: waiter service, wines, valet parking Cons: food, hostess service more

beautiful inside, 9/30/2008

I must be the only person who doesn't like the food, at parkside, but then again if you like fish which i don't maybe that's why, the food is so salty that you swell up after you eat, i remember parkside before it was a restaurant i grow up in corona and know what excellent food should tease like, the prices have gone up too but its a beautiful place on the inside with all the waiters in black tie. i never have to wait for a table maybe because we go early, but on the few times we didn't we never had to wait. If only the food was like it use to be, but i guess they have a new cook Pros: place is beatuiful, Cons: food too saltie more

BEST ITALIAN FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8/8/2008


Used too be good! 7/24/2008

Park side is not the same restaurant from a couple of years before. You must make reservation, which is fine with me; but I they make you wait over 30 or 40 minutes!!\r They offer valet parking, one parking lot is right next to the restaurant and another around the block; however, when they are full they park your car on the street which incovenience the people of the area. In that case you go and park your car yourself and don't tip their guys.\r The food is not good anymore, they forget about you and really why bother!!! The manager thinks he is a hotshot, so if you are willing to wait when you have a reservation and want to get mediocre food, by all means... GO.\r Pros: looks nice and decor Cons: long wait, find your own parking spot more

Ridiculous wait!! 1/29/2008

ive both made reservations and just walked in and let me say that no matter what you do, the wait is way to long! 1 hour or so. did i make reservations or not??? did i tip the manager when i got there to help move things along or not??? why did i wait this long to be seated??? i used to be a regular customer and i mean every weekend! i finally gave up on the place. there are so many places to get better service and so, ciao parkside. i'm done. more


Parkside is BY FAR, one of the best italian restaurants in Queens. I am Italian and have been eating Italian food & at Italian restaurants since I was a little girl, and I must say this is one of the best! I went here on my first date with my husband, and was extremely impressed. Yes, you do have to make a reservation and it is usually crowded, but it's well-worth the wait. Very nice people, great staff, and very reasonable prices. I've yet to find another place with such amazing food for such a reasonable price. We had appetizers, dinner, and coffee for about 60 dollars. Beat that. Pros: great prices more

A Queens restaurant that's good looking and serves good food 10/26/2007

Parkside is a great Italian restaurant. It's hard to find restaurants like this in the borough of Queens. Usually you have to make trips out to the city for places this nice looking. Went there with a friend for lunch to celebrate his engagement (I was recommended this place by a friend) we were both floored how nice looking it was. The service was top notch and got us our orders right away. Food was hearty Italian, they didn't get ambitious with the flavors so they were very old school. All in all, this a great restaurant that's convenient to get to, find parking and have a great Italian meal in a nice place that won't break your wallet. Pros: food, ambience, service Cons: funny smell when you first enter more
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  • Park Side Restaurant is a New York landmark that has been serving fine Italian food to New Yorkers for over 30 years. This Restaurant is a must try for anyone that loves good authentic Italian food. Many people including the long list of celebrities crave the mouth watering entrees and embrace the traditional Italian ambiance. The exquisite cuisine, phenomenal service, fair prices and friendly atmosphere are the ingredients for this restaurants success.


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    This is an Italian banquet restaurant of the old school. The waiters, all wearing black suits, are serious, courteous, and knowledgeable; the dining rooms are ornate and...

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    Mon-Sat noon-11:30 pm, Sun 12:30-10 pm
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