May 7, 2013 By Christian Murray
An Italian restaurant is moving into the space that was occupied by the now-defunct Tapenade Bistro at 44-07 on Queens Blvd.
The restaurant, which has yet to be named, will open in about two months and is going to offer Italian-inspired cuisine, using products from the local greenmarket.
The restaurant will be owned and operated by three people who run restaurants in Astoria.
The new owners—Giusepe Falco, Leonard Sacco and Michelle Vido—will model the Queens Blvd. restaurant after “Vesta trattoria and wine bar”, a restaurant they own located at 21-02 30th Avenue.
The owners also have a restaurant called “Pachanga Patterson”, which offers Mexican-styled cuisine. It is located at 33-17 31st Ave.