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Lusardi's Restaurant

1494 2ND Ave, New York City, NY 10021-1346 (Manhattan)
(212) 249-2020
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Ranked #438 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 78th
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38 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We met a friend for dinner and it was so wonderful. (I had already made reservations for Christmas Eve for our family gathering) but wanted to check it out...absolutely enjoyed every minute. The service is spectacular and the food is divine. Very low-key, old world ambiance and we're looking forward to the next visit.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

A true evergreen … great food; highly professional service; extensive, but reasonable wine list. My wife was early so had a glass of wine at the bar. The bartender was delightful. Our 8:00 PM reservation was honored within 10-minutes when we were shown to a nice table toward the rear of the restaurant. A very nice dark bread and a... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

My sisters and I dined at Lusardi's last weekend. It was really crowded and we had about a 30 minute wait for our table in spite of having a reservation, but it was worth the wait. We all loved our entrees! The only negative comment is that we noticed that a group who sat down after we were seated were... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Excellent food, wine & wonderful service. The grilled calamari appetiser is worth the visitball on is own!

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

From the first taste of the bread in the olive oil (the freshest I've had stateside) my taste buds were transported back to our trip to Italy 5 years earlier. We had been told this was an authentic restaurant, and indeed it was! The host and wait staff were incredibly attentive and although I read reviews of slow service, we... More

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Merrick, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

This upper east side italian is always a friendly and delicious place to visit. The atmosphere makes you feel like you are indeed in Italy. The white salad is a revelation and every pasta is exceptional. the real italian waiters make you feel welcome. The wine list is excellent but on the expensive side. A truly enjoyable meal !!

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

So no doubt this is a solid place. Maybe it is just me but I don't really like to go out and spend a lot on food I feel I can cook myself. I realize not every can do that but I can so I just hate spending the money on that. That said, if you are in the mood... More

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Valley Cottage, NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This restaurant is small but cosy and very attentive servers. Menu varied and prices vary so if you want a medium priced menu for lunch and dinner it is available. Food excellent and portions just the right size. Small bar area as you enter the restaurant and would say about 30+ more or less tables. Not so close that you... More

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New York, NY
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256 reviews 256 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We have been to Lusardi's several times, often with friends or relatives. The food is fresh and well prepared, although somewhat traditional. This is a popular spot with the moneyed classes of the upper east side, so one needs a reservation and the prices are not low. The service is excellent.I would have whatever specials are available, especially the pastas.

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Victor NY
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

This is a VERY Italian restaurant. It reminded me of so many while I was in Rome! The staff all seems to speak Italian, for some at least their native language. The menu is diverse - a good selection of meat, fish, and pasta. We both had pasta and both dishes were exceptional. Our salads were also delicately seasoned. My... More

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