Ornella Trattoria's Imbustata, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

Bradley Hawks

Dish no. 58: Imbustata at Ornella Trattoria (29-17 23rd Avenue, Astoria, 718-777-9477)

The signature dish at Ornella Trattoria Italiana is Giuseppe Viterale's unique creation, the imbustata. Italian for envelope, the imbustata is a thin sheet of fresh homemade pasta stacked with roast chicken, tender veal, mascarpone cheese, fresh spinach, mozzarella, and a blend of woodland mushrooms, all carefully tucked into a tight parcel that is baked in a creamy tomato sauce then sprinkled with a dusting of Parmigiano cheese.

In advance of our 2014 Best of NYC issue, we're traipsing through the boroughs and divulging our favorite dishes of the year. They're presented here as a countdown, but we're listing them in no particular order. Consider this a guide to what's good to eat in this town right this very second.

See all of our 100 favorite dishes.

See the map of our 100 favorite dishes.

Location Info

Ornella Trattoria Italiana

29-17 23rd Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

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