We spotted Il Falco few months ago, while going to LIC Market in Long Island City. And, as we were planning to have dinner in that same area, we decided to try it. Interesting place: quite dark, you will hear the waiters speak Italian, in a setting that makes you think you are in an old school Italian restaurant.
I started the meal with their New Fashion, made with Grand Mariner, Bourbon and an orange slice, definitely not close to an old fashioned, but still good, a bit strong and served unfortunately in a martini glass: I hate these glasses as I always end up with some of the cocktail on my fingers...
They then brought us some very good zucchini caponata that were slightly spicy, as well as some bruschetta, both as amuse-bouche, perfect to open my appetite.
For the appetizer, we decided to order their homemade burrata tartufata. The burrata itself was very good, very creamy, but I did not really taste the truffle (probably oil anyway).
For her main, Jodi went for a special of the day: homemade mushroom ravioli, smothered in a creamy sauce that had champagne and truffles in it. It was delicious, not too heavy, and that time, you could taste a bit some truffle.
On my side, I ordered a classic I love: linguine alle vongole. There was for sure an awkward moment when I asked for some parmesan cheese on top, lots of restaurants are not used to putting cheese on seafood, but the waiter concluded with "I am asked a lot to do it". The pasta was perfectly cooked al dente and there were lots of clams (with and without shell) in the plate.
Last was dessert and we ordered a classic: the tiramisu that was superb: creamy with a nice coffee taste.
With it, they offered us some homemade limoncello that was a nice touch.
This was a very good meal and I would again go back to Il Falco. Know that it is conveniently located few blocks from the subway, so, going there is not such a big deal!
Enjoy (I did)!
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Il Falco - 21-50 44th Drive, NY 11101