Welcome to Riccardo’s by the Bridge

Anthony M. Corbisiero

Anthony M. Corbisiero was born in Astoria to Joan and Richard Corbisero Jr. and shortly thereafter moved to Douglas Manor, Queens where he grew up and attended Bayside High School. Anthony continued his studies at Columbia University and graduated with a B.A. Degree in English in 1983.

While attending Columbia, Anthony was awarded the prestigious Van Am Prize Medallion in recognition for his service and dedication to the University. He also distinguished himself in the sport of swimming by breaking two American records and winning two United States swimming championships in distance swimming events.

Upon his college graduation Mr. Corbisiero went to work in the sportswear business reaching the position of Vice President of Sales for the Area Le Coq Sportif brand, a subsidiary of Adidas International in 1991.

In 1992 his desire to explore his entrepreneurial spirit brought him into the business his grandfather, Richard Corbisiero Sr. founded in 1951…Riccardo’s.

After working under his Uncle Philip for several years, he purchased the business in 1997 and today continues the family legacy for the next generation brides and grooms. Since purchasing the business, Anthony has completely renovated Riccardo’s into a state–of–the–art, six–room, full service banquet facility catering to weddings, political functions, organizational and institutional businesses, christenings, communions, anniversaries, engagement parties and many other celebratory events as they arise.

Anthony has always believed in becoming involved in community affairs and has centered his volunteer activities around the youth of the Astoria/Long Island City area. Recently, “Tony” served as chairman of the Board of Managers for the Long Island City YMCA. In 1995, Tony was actively involved in the fundraising and the building of the new 30,000 sq.ft., $7,000,000 Long Island City YMCA on Queens Boulevard on the famous Swingline Factory site. Mr. Corbisiero is currently Co-Chairman of the LIC YMCA Capital Campaign that has raised an additional $1,700,000 to enlarge the current facility and build a much needed gymnasium and additional program space to serve over 7,000 children in the surrounding area.

Mr. Corbisiero is a supporter of numerous not-for-profit organizations, donating his time, facility and financial support as needs arise in the Astoria community. Recently Mr. Corbisiero has been recognized by or served several service organizations including…

  • Lions Club International
  • Sharing and Caring
  • The Queens Flag Day Committee
  • The Grand Council of Hispanic Societies
  • Astoria Kiwanis Club
  • Board of Directors, Queens Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors, Queens Chapter N.Y.S. Restaurant Association
  • NYPD 114th Community Council
  • The United Black Caucus of Union Members
  • L.I.C. YMCA
  • The Italian Americans for Better Government

…among others. In 1998, Tony was awarded the Long Island City YMCA Volunteer of the Year award…an honor he considers his most gratifying achievement.