Italian Restaurant Tazzina Opened in Forest Hills This Week

Yesterday, Forest Hills got a new fancy Italian joint. Tazzina opened at 102-15 Metropolitan Avenue, off 71st Avenue. DNAinfo previously reported that the chef, who has appeared on the TV show “Chopped,” moved the restaurant from its original location in Glendale to accommodate more patrons. This Forest Hills space seats around 50, with 15 more spots at the bar. An outdoor patio area will open next year.

There are two menus for both the bar and the restaurant. The focus is old-school Italian with a twist, and dishes include gnocchi, mussels, pastas, risottos, steaks and fish. (The bar menu will feature more small plates, including bruschetta and meatball parm sliders.) Check out awesome photos of the space and the opening night party right over here. GMAP

Photo by Elena D’Este Photography via Facebook

6 Comment

  • Looks like another great addition to the restaurant scene in Forest Hills.
    Just in the last couple of years, there have been so many great restaurants that have either opened or expanded in Forest Hills, including Station House, Austin Public, Reef, The Grill, Banter, Ovo Sodo, Tuscan Hills (expansion) and Bareburger (expansion).
    I’ve lived in FH for 10 years, and all of these new places have made the restaurant scene in FH the best it has been since I moved to the neighborhood.

  • How about a French place next?

    • It’s not a restaurant, but La Boulangerie (on 72nd Road right off Austin Street), is a great bakery/cafe with excellent French breads, pastries, sandwiches, salads, soups and coffee.
      But I agree that a French restaurant would be a great addition to the FH restaurant scene. There used to be one on Restaurant Row (Rouge), but it closed a few years ago and was replaced by Aged.

  • Ovo Sodo is terrible! The pizza they serve is horrible!

    • I’ve eaten at Ovo Sodo several times and all of the food I’ve tried there has been great. I think they have some of the best pizza in the neighborhood.
      Every one is entitled to their opinion, but I totally disagree with you about Ovo Sodo.

      • I agree with whomever said Ovo Sodo is terrible. They need to hire a genuine chef and an experienced pizza maker because what they serve is considerably lower quality than what most home cooks can produce. The pizza is worse than what is offered at all the neighborhood pizzeria’s. If anyone wants to make money quick, please open a good old -fashioned pizza place in Forest Hills, it’s sorely missing.