Review: F. Ottomanelli Burgers & Belgian Fries in Woodside

Craving a burger? Then run, don’t walk, to F. Ottomanelli Burgers and Belgian Fries in Woodside. With meat straight from the famous Ottomanelli butcher across the street, it truly is “the freshest burger you can eat.”

Located just a block from the original Ottomanelli’s butcher, which has been a neighborhood fixture since 1932, F. Ottomanelli Burgers and Belgian Fries is a bright, well decorated, tasty alternative to fast food. In fact, the prices are in line with what you’d pay for a meal at McDonald’s, but the quality of your meal at Ottomanelli’s is leaps and bounds above what you’d find at a drive thru. 

If you’re looking for a huge menu with a ton of options, this is not the place for you. They focus on burgers and fries, and they do both exceptionally well. The menu is straightforward: you pick your burger, then which toppings you want. There are two sizes : 8oz double patty burger and the 4oz junior single patty. But don’t let the simplicity fool you – we had the junior cheese burger with BBQ sauce and it was delicious.

There are also seasoned burgers you can pick from, where they season the meat itself. Pick from the chipotle burger, caramelized onion burger, roasted garlic burger, jalapeno cheddar burger, or the bacon cheddar burger. You won’t be disappointed.

The fries come in two sizes, small or large. You can pick from their homemade sauces like rosemary parmesan mayo, bacon ranch, buffalo, and honey mustard, just to name a few.

Obviously, there aren’t many vegetarian choices in a burger joint, but they do offer a veggie burger and a grilled cheese for those who may not be carnivores.

Bring the kids, bring your neighbors, bring your friends- a trip to Ottomanelli’s is a must. And you’re guaranteed to keep coming back.


Where: F. Ottomanelli Burgers & Belgian Fries, 60-15 Woodside Ave., Woodside

Contact: 718-446-7489


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