Eats: Il Triangolo in Corona

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Lauren Glassberg in a Neighborhood Eats segment features Triangolo restaurant in Corona Queens which serves up classic Italian food. (WABC)

Mario Gigliotti's restaurant can found in a triangle-shaped building on Corona Avenue in Corona, Queens, and it's fittingly called Il Triangolo.

Inside it's an intimate setting. Mario's mother and his wife, Piarina, play a big part in the cuisine at Il Triangolo.

Piarina is behind all the homemade pastas on the menu, and she makes them in every shape and style.

She also makes the bread and that undoubtedly contributes to the dining experience here.

And with this home cooking, you might not want to leave! You'll find veal dishes, chicken Frangelico, salmon and, yes, pasta and more pasta - even one shaped like triangles.

Learn more about the restaurant at http://www.iltriangolonyc.com/

RECIPE:

Fettucini a la Triangolo

Ingredients:

1/4 cup diced smoked bacon or pancetta
1 shallton thinly sliced
1 cup cream
1/4 cup parmesan
2 oz gorgonzola
5 oz fresh fettucini
Olive oil
1/2 cup peas
White wine
1 tbls chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Heat 1 tbls olive oil over medium heat in a large saute pan
2. Add shallots and bacon, make sure not to burn the shallots
3. Begin to boil pasta (if it's fresh it will be ready in about 2 minutes)
4. Add cream to the bacon and shallots, cream will boil and begin to reduce
5. Add peas and gorgonzola, stir so gorgonzola melts
6. Add a splash of white wine
7. Add drained fettucini noodles, mix well and add parmesan plus salt and pepper to taste
8. Add the parsley right before serving

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