Rosa’s Pizzeria on 69th Street in Maspeth is one of those establishments that has opened up an outdoor dining area for customers.
“It’s more of a self-service,” explained manager Maurizio Troia. “If people want to sit down, they can sit and eat outside.”
Troia mentioned that Rosa’s location in Middle Village has just reopened since that location is more of a dine-in setting.
In terms of public safety, Troia said they are following the CDC guidelines.
“We’re doing what we can, sanitizing and wearing masks,” he said. “We have masks if customers need it.”
Patrizia’s on Grand Avenue has also opened up an outdoor dining area.
“We used to have a line around the block so this feels like nothing,” said employee Deborah Resuli. “We measured six feet in between tables, and we ask everyone to wear a mask when they come in.”
The restaurant’s prices have remained constant through the pandemic and Resuli pointed out new additions to the menu.
“I added some items on the menu, like drinks to go and burgers and stuff people would like,” she said.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Phase 3, which would allow for some indoor dining, is planned to begin July 6.