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Ray Romano Spotted Dining With Family at Forest Hills Restaurant

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | March 28, 2017 7:22am
 Ray Romano dined Sunday at Nick's Bistro in Forest Hills.
Ray Romano dined Sunday at Nick's Bistro in Forest Hills.
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FOREST HILLS — Actor and comedian Ray Romano was spotted at a Forest Hills restaurant Sunday where he had brunch with his family.

Romano, best known for his role in the hit sitcom 'Everybody Loves Raymond,” dined with 10 members of his family at Nick’s Bistro, a Greek restaurant at 104-20 Metropolitan Ave., the owner of the eatery said.

The actor grew up in Forest Hills and his relatives still live in the neighborhood.

“His family comes like twice a month,” said Mario Savvas, who co-owns the restaurant with Alfred Vitsentzos. "He came here with them at least seven or eight times."

Savvas also said that Romano's favorite dishes at the restaurant are their Greek omelet and seafood salad.

“He is an amazing person,” Savvas said. “We have pictures with him and he is always very nice.”

Savvas said Romano is not the only celebrity who comes to Nick's Bistro.

Zach Quinto, who played Spock [in Star Trek] came here twice," he said.

The eatery posted a photo of Romano and Vitsentzos on its Facebook page Sunday. "Thanks for stopping by Ray! Always a pleasure serving you and your family!," the caption read, prompting numerous comments from local residents.

“I knew Ray had great taste! Love Nick's, the best!!,” one Facebook user wrote.

“How Awesome We Love Ray and Nicks!” posted another.

Romano, 59, who takes pride in his Queens roots and is known for his down-to-earth attitude, is also a fan of Lillian Pizzeria at 96-01 69th Ave., five blocks from where he grew up, according to published reports.