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A new family style restaurant with Detroit-style deep dish pizza has just opened in Bayside, Queens.

Allora Italian Kitchen and Bar, a 6,500-square-foot, high ceilinged space at 210-35 26th Ave. will seat 240 diners, including 12 at the pizza bar, 12 at the regular bar and another 65 in the private dining room. The menu features pastas, charcuterie, brick oven pizzas and an extensive wine and cocktail program.

Executive chef Steven Koutsoumbaris, who formally helmed three Michael Psilakis restaurants, MP Taverna, Kefi and Anthos, is in charge with sous chef Brian Fisher, who previously worked at Marco Canora’s Hearth.

Dishes include in-house made sausages and pastas, like Casarecce ($15) with wild mushrooms, sun-dried tomato and fresh herbs and pappardelle ($19) with a short rib ragu and whipped ricotta.
— NY Post
 
 
A family-style restaurant presenting traditional Italian food with a twist, Allora serves fresh, homemade pasta, pizza, red sauce favorites and specialty dishes crafted by head chef Steve Koutsoumbaris, who has been in the industry for over 20 years. The eatery also features an extensive wine and specialty cocktail list.
— Queens Courier
This Italian family style eatery that opened at Bay Terrace shopping center is helmed by executive chef Steven Koutsoumbaris, who previously ran several Michael Psilakis restaurants for more than a decade. Allora, which serves homemade pasta and brick oven pizzas, can seat more than 200 patrons. It also features a full bar, a private dining room and an outdoor patio.
— dnainfo.com
This Bayside, Queens newcomer recently launched a brunch menu to the neighborhood that includes options, like a spin on eggs Benedict served with Sicilian-Style focaccia, prosciutto cotto, and poached eggs; a breakfast pizza topped with mozzarella, scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage; and French toast with pecans and mascarpone. The team also offers a drink special of unlimited mimosas, bellinis, and bloody marys for $12 with an entree.
— Eater.com NY
This Italian restaurant that opened in Bayside in December is offering a Super Bowl watch party. Throughout the space will be six big screens, in addition to a full projector on display in Allora’s private dining room. Guests will be able to pick from themed-pizza specials like a clam pie for the Patriots and a barbecue pizza topped with braised short rib for the Atlanta Falcons. Happy hour specials for wine, beer, and cocktails will be available all day.
— Eater.com New York
Pasta and pizza are amongst the top sellers here and I can understand why. All of the pastas are made on the premises. What’s better than having fresh pasta?
— The Queens Times
At present the bar menu
offers 9 original spirits. I indulged in 5 of them… accompanied by Bar Bites, created by
the Executive Chef.
— Merle, The Queens Times