Authentic Italian: Ornella Trattoria Restaurant

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Social Lifestyle Magazine held it’s first Meat and Greet Food Tasting at Ornella Trattoria Restaurant in Astoria, Queens. New York City publicist Alysia Stern invited more than a handful of news media and food journalists to the event. Needless to say, it was a huge success.


Guiseppe Viterale, owner of Ornella Trattoria, hosted the event with an incredible menu and many desirable stories. His Italian roots are not only filled with culture, but with history. The following menu was served:


Burrata & smoked salmon
Duck meatballs
Cheeses with marmalade (hot pepper,eggplant,onions)
Chestnut pasta, Pizzoccheri and Imbustata
Short ribs with gnocchi, Stuffed pork chop

Coffee sorbet with natural snow

Each of the media who attended will be posted an article about either the food or their participation. Please follow them to share in the experience:

Joe DiStefano http://chopsticksandmarrow.com/

Richard Mumith foodsofqueensny.com

Jeff Orlick http://iwantmorefood.com/

Adrienne Cooper http://www.funfoodienyc.com/

Rebecca Berman Lifestyle Reporter


Angel Rodriquez http://nyctalking.com/

On a personal note, I highly recommend Ornella Trattoria Italiana. The food was better than expected and the service was unbelievable. When you dine here, ask to personally speak with Giuseppe. His personality and stories will make your meal a memory you will never forget.

 You can find Giuseppe Viterale here:

 Ornella Trattoria Italiana

29-17 23rd Ave

Astoria, NY 11105
(718) 777-9477

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Alysia Stern is the demiurgic CEO of The Rendezvous Show Inc., a musical PR company. She is also a gifted, multi-published children's book author, a television talk show host and radio personality, an actress, and a celebrity journalist. Alysia began writing at the age of nine and has been highly received in the media since 2000. Her first innovative book, My Nanny Georgeann, was written in 1999. Since then, she has created, written, and published nine more children’s books with her team, Constance Lehry and Anthony DeSantis. Her books are available at Barnes & Noble, the NY public library, Amazon, iBooks, in hard and soft copy, and for the Kindle and Nook. Alysia schedules an annual book tour through New York State, where she entertains children and reads her books to them in schools, charities, day care centers, and summer camps. Since the early 2000s, Alysia has utilized her ingenious writing style and captured the hearts of many as a writer, a world-known poet, and a journalist; she has written for numerous columns, papers, and magazines. Bringing her versatility and zest for creativity from paper and pen to life, her creations have ranged from parenting advice, spiritual awareness, relationships, and politicians to restaurant reviews and celebrity interviews. She has spent time with artists such as Gloria Estefan, Stevie Nicks, and Snooki and pro ball players Tiki Barber, Dwight Gooden, and Sean Landeta. In 2012, Alysia began the journey with Madhouse TV as a talk show host. Her famed show, Rendezvous with Alysia, was seen in 78 countries and by thousands of people weekly. After years of helping artists succeed and pursue their dreams through the life lessons she has learned herself, Alysia officially started her own incorporated PR Company in 2012 with Cristino Melendez. Their love for music has kept them on a journey to help numerous indie artists with their music careers. They built their own radio station in N.Y.C. and started their own station TRS 247, which has taken off beyond their wildest dreams. They have interviewed various guests, including Debbie Gibson, Eddie Money, The Bangles, Chubb Rock, Dres Black Sheep, Melissa Etheridge, Lisa Loeb, Bobby Caldwell, Air Supply, and so many more incredible musical sensations. Acting is also something that has captured Alysia's interest, and she has enjoyed dabbling in it. In 2012 she began filming her first segment for Investigation Discovery’s Dirty Little Secrets. In 2014, Alysia played the role of Lita in the film Money Talks, Bullshit Walks, and in February of 2014, she filmed her first show with A TASTE OF NY, which airs on Channel 79 Time Warner Cable. Her new Web Series for Spoton Magazine, “On The Spot with Alysia Stern,” focuses on showcasing local tri-state area businesses. Outside of work, Alysia is the mother of twins. She enjoys speed walking, cross training, music, sushi, and feeding the homeless.

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