Il Poeta

Ristorante Italiano

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Il Poeta is a family-owned restaurant featuring classic Italian dishes brought to life with the culinary touches of Chef Mario Di Chiara. Fine dining and exceptional service is what you can expect when you visit us.

After years of experience as Chef at such restaurants as Harry's Bar (owned by Cipriani in Venice, Italy), Cipriani (NY), and Il Corso, Chef Mario decided to open Il Poeta. Come taste some of the classic Northern Italian dishes and some of Chef Mario's delicious creations.

For either lunch or dinner, from appetizers to desserts and all in between, Il Poeta can satisfy your taste. To quench your thirst we also serve a wide array of wines and cocktails.

Chef Mario Di Chiara has been featured in many fine culinary publications as well as appearing on Italian cooking shows on the International Italian Television station RAI.

Chef Mario with his father, Luigino "Pastissa" Di Chiara
Tagliolini del Poeta

Tagliolini del Poeta

Nutella Mascarpone Cheesecake

Nutella Mascarpone Cheesecake

Restaurant Hours:

Il Poeta is open 6 days a week:

Sunday's from 12 pm - 9 pm

Tuesday - Saturday from 12 pm - 10 pm

Sorry, we're Closed on Monday's


2017 Michelin Guide:

"Il Poeta manages to carve out a unique place among it's competitors by cooking real classics that locals can't help but enjoy. Perched on a quaint corner of Forest Hills, the refreshed decor is simple but elegant, with a suited staff and vibrant pieces of art lining the walls. Chef Mario Di Chiara knows a thing-or ten- about Italian fare: you can't miss with items like cannelloni gratinati al profumo di tartufo, a homemade pasta plump with veal and carrot, baked in buttery bechamel, and kissed with truffle oil..."


Cannelloni di Vitello Gratinati al Profumo di Tartufo

Cannelloni di Vitello Gratinati al Profumo di Tartufo

Don't hesitate to send us a comment or inquire about an event you would like us to host. We would love to hear from you.

mangia, bevi, e sii felice

Il Poeta

Ristorante Italiano

98-04 Metropolitan AveForest Hills, NY 11375 (718) 544-4223
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