In recent years, Astoria has seen the closures of many staples of the community. As the new come in, the old haven't many places to go.
Among the many who have recently said goodbye, is Ponticello Ristorante, on 46-11 Broadway. A staple it certainly was, and one that saw generations of Astorians walk through the doors.
After over 30 years in the business, owners, partners and friends Luigi Kucica and Pepi Honovic along with all the Ponticello staff were always serving with a smile, and filling our bellies with some of the tastiest Italian dishes around.
And so it is with their own words that we say goodbye to our friends, and true Astorians, taken from their website and written to all their loyal customers over the many years.
On Sunday, January 3rd, Ponticello will open and close it's doors for the last time. We cherish the relationships we have built with all of you. We owe our success to you, our loyal friends. It has been a joy to call you friends and to serve you. We always felt like you were our family. Our goal has always been to make you feel like you're stepping into the house of a friend when you came through our doors. Judging from the relationships we have built, over the years, we are confident we achieved our goal.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Luigi and Joe and the boys of Ponticello Ristorante