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Tazzina in Forest Hills, NY is an Italian restaurant with a new American twist. Take a culinary journey with owner, Chef, & “Chopped” Champion, Jason Zukas.

Tazzina reflects the Old World culinary sensibility which initially inspired Chef, Jason Zukas with his Nouveau flair. Aromatics motivated by Jason’s Italian-American family’s kitchen grace the restaurant, and just like home, the delectable Italian cuisine is made with passionate hearts. Some popular dishes include any of the homemade Gnocchi dishes and the Herb Roasted Chicken “Under a Brick”.

At Tazzina there is a full bar with Happy Hour from 5pm-7pm, Tuesday thru Thursday that includes half off on all House Wine, Sangria and select Beers. Thursday is ladies night, all ladies get a free glass of wine or a beer with your entrée and a $7 cocktail special that runs all night.

The owner, chef and visionary of Tazzina is Jason Zukas. He was featured on the second season premiere of Food Network’s hit show, “Chopped”, where he reigned supreme and was crowned the winner. The following year, Jason returned to compete on “Chopped Champions” and earned 2nd place in the final competition.

Get ready to take a culinary journey, one that spans not only countries but generations. Jason’s menu which is always in transition satisfies his desire to experiment and create new dishes, as well as to satiate the ever-changing palate of his guests. Buon Appetito!


Established in 2011.

In January of 2011, Jason was thrilled to open his own restaurant in his native Queens. His first restaurant Tazzina, formerly located on 88th st. in Glendale, reflected the Old World culinary sensibility which initially inspired him with his Nouveau Flair. Now currently located in Forest Hills, Jason infuses the flavors of his travels to inspire his natural Mediterranean style.

Meet the Business Owner

Jason Z.
Jason Z.Business Owner

Jason’s earliest food memories come from the smells coming from the kitchen of his Italian American family. They evoked in him a lifelong passion which he brings to every dish he prepares. While life did not bring him the opportunity to attend culinary school, Jason was determined to bring his culinary dreams to fruition. Jason made some of the best restaurants in New York City his classroom and trained under notable chefs.

After winning first place on the Food Network’s hit show “Chopped” and second place in “Chopped Champions”, Jason has ventured on his own to open his first restaurant Tazzina.

Our address

102-15 Metropoltan Ave Forest Hills, NY 11375

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