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322 W 46TH St, New York City, NY 10036-3801 (Manhattan)
(212) 489-7212
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Ranked #669 of 11,857 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

They don't always have on menu, I think but their uni pasta special was a stop-chewing-to-process-incredible-taste-sensation. I really enjoyed it. Orso's other appetizers, flat breads, are lovely but I think their pastas are a standout. (This from someone who doesn't go wild for pasta particularly) Great they're open pretty late too : )

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224 reviews 224 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have usually dined here before seeing a Broadway show, but this time they were booked solid when we called a week ahead, so we took a table at 10:45 pm after seeing The Book of Mormon. This ristorante remains our favorite in the theater district, and it is less crowded and somehow even more relaxing late at night. The... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

In a neighborhood chock full of restaurants Orso is a stand out. We enjoyed a quiet dinner, yes the restaurant was quiet enough to easily have a conversation. Very simple, comfortable decor with a European vibe. The food was amazing ... especially noteworthy were the complimentary bread with white bean dip, caprese salad with delectable buffalo mozzarella and the lamb... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

When you can get a reservation you will not be disappointed! Menus that change daily, service that is helpful and knowledgable, lovely ambiance and food that is creative, well presented and delicious. The bonus is the fabulous vegetable side dishes...they could make a meal on their own. This remains one of my all time favorites.

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Troy, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went to dinner after a matinee. Orso was an easy walk from the theatre even in heavy rain. My wife had the salmon which was cooked to perfection. My lamb chops were also cooked to perfection. This was our third time at Orso, each visit was a elight.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Party of 7, we had a variety of menu items and all were very good. Rabbit was as good as any I have had in Tuscany, Italy. Wait staff was very accommodating and exceptionally pleasant. This place knows how to do pre-theatre so do not hesitate. Will go back next time I am in NYC for a show.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here before theatre. The food and wine were very good. Portions were generous and the prices were quite reasonable. We will definitely return here the next time we are coming in for theatre.

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We dined at Orso pre theater on a Sunday evening. We made reservations through opentable for 5:30pm. The restaurant staff called that morning to confirm. When half of our party arrived a bit earlier, they were seated which was nice, rather than making them wait (we were hung up on the subway). We were greeted, coats checked and brought to... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

When I say odd, I mean things like rabbit, calf's liver and roasted quail. I had the lamb chops and they were very good. This was our first time eating here, but for a pre theatre meal, it was a good choice. The location was right down the block from the theatre we were going to. The service was very... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have been here several times when our travels take us to the theater district. We find the food excellent, well priced, great service, and an overall pleasant calming experience. Just one fault--the decor is rather ordinary, lighting is bad. I think a little money should be spend to improve the ambience of this otherwise theater-district gem.

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Additional Information about Orso

Address: 322 W 46TH St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
Phone Number: (212) 489-7212
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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