Imagine ... a cozy, intimate setting for family and friends that showcases the gourmet tastes of Italy. A full-service dining venue that's small in size, but features big, bold, mouth-watering flavors. A romantic Italian trattoria with a warm, welcoming atmosphere that makes each and every guest feel right at home.
That's La Bottega Howard Beach - a restaurant concept that focuses on panini - but also affords the customer a complete full-service dining experience, including appetizers, soups, salads, pastas, entrees and the best gelato you've ever tasted.
With over 40 years experience in gourmet Italian specialty food importing and exporting and a commitment to unsurpassed quality and customer service, the Casella brothers - Salvatore, Jr., Gabriele and Sergio - are proud to bring customers in Howard Beach and surrounding communities the incomparable La Bottega dining experience.
To offer our valued customers an enjoyable and affordable dining experience featuring fresh, quality ingredients, expertly prepared and lovingly served.
A Message from the Casella Family
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
It is our great pleasure to welcome you to La Bottega of Howard Beach!
Our story is unique. Our father Salvatore started a gourmet Italian food importing business over 40 years ago, and we've grown up with a love of fantastic, fresh Italian food. We also love being around people, so we opened our La Bottega restaurant to share our passion for wonderful food with our neighbors from Howard Beach and beyond. (We were raised in Howard Beach, and we love it here!)
About La Bottega Howard Beach
Our restaurant is unique, too, in that, besides our incredible panini, we specialize in gelato and crepes. We also offer a scrumptious assortment of fresh cannoli, cakes and a variety of decadent desserts. Our 100% natural, unbelievably rich and creamy gelato is made by hand in small batches by Gabriele - and wait until you try the flavors. The pistachio gelato is made from the best pistachio nuts in the world, direct from Bronte, Italy. And to make a good thing even better, we specialize in a real Sicilian treat - gelato sandwiches made with brioche, a sweet Italian bread. Our customers also rave about our refreshing sorbet flavors, including seasonal specials. Our crepes come in both sweet and savory varieties.
Of course, La Bottega is famous for its panini - and we're very excited to bring this authentic taste of Italy to Queens. We think it's the next best thing to visiting "the old country."
For a cozy and intimate culinary experience, our dining room has been designed to seat 34 - so you'll be guaranteed personal attention and only the freshest food. It's like dining among family!
Please visit us soon ... we look forward to meeting you at La Bottega Howard Beach.
From our family to your family ... Buon Appetito!