Aug. 13, 2015 By Christian Murray
A new Italian restaurant is opening on Queens Blvd.
Zio Luigie, a restaurant that will focus primarily on offering fresh pastas, is scheduled to open at 42-15 Queens Blvd in October, according to owner Louis Bermjo.
Bermjo said the restaurant will serve “new world Italian” cuisine, although he said it was too early to get into menu specifics.
The restaurant will be Bermjo’s first. He has worked at several Italian restaurants in Manhattan for the past 14 years.
He said that he decided to open in Sunnyside after reading about the growth and development of the neighborhood on the Sunnysidepost. He started reading the publication a few months ago shortly after he moved from New Jersey to Woodside.
“I noticed the area is growing…getting more like the City,” he said.
The restaurant, which was previously occupied by the Mexican eatery El Norteno, is located next door to PJ Horgan’s, which remains closed following a kitchen fire in April.
PJ Horgan’s is located in a building owned by John Ciafone, who plans to develop it.
Bermjo’s has a different landlord and has a 15-year lease.
Bermjo said that the restaurant will be able to seat between 18 and 20 people. He said that once he is up and running he will apply for a liquor license.
“First I want to get the food right,” he said.