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955-957 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-7744 (50th St. & 51st St.)
6 to 51st St.
(212) 752-7151
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Come la cucina di mamma!

Authentic Italian fare for reasonable prices in a great location. The staff treated us like family and the fish and desserts were exceptional.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lockport, NY
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An early dinner for four on a Sunday night turned out to be our best meal over a long weekend visit to the city. Some of us took advantage of the Sunday night "parm" special; another chose among appetizers; another had the fish special. All the meals were excellent. Perfectly-sized entrees, fresh ingredients, very nice wine selection, perfect preparation. Waitstaff... More 

Thank 2IowaGals
Lockport, NY
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic Italian fare for reasonable prices in a great location. The staff treated us like family and the fish and desserts were exceptional.

1 Thank LadyDiLockport_NY
Vancouver, Canada
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174 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this spot to be excellent on many levels. The prices are reasonable, unlike some of the other Italian restaurants nearby. The service was very good and friendly. The food was excellent. We both had seafood pasta dishes and thoroughly enjoyed them. And the atmosphere was appealing. Downstairs was a bit noisy and crowded. But upstairs, where we went,... More 

1 Thank brian790
Richmond, Canada
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124 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on the recommendation of our hotel concierge and were very pleased. We sat in the upstairs dining room which is much quieter than the bar area downstairs, and enjoyed very nice salad, great pasta (a special red pepper linguine with seafood and black linguine with shrimp), and a nice bottle of very reasonably riced wine. Ambiance was excellent with... More 

Thank novascotiakate
Atlanta, Georgia
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180 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those restaurants you wished was in your hometown because the food is so excellent and the service is excellent. we have come here many times and my favorite dish is the parm and the wine selection is good selection. good times with friends.

Thank twomenwithtrumpets
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute idea, so we went with it. The salad was excellent and the chicken parm that I ordered was really good. A touch on the dry side, but very, very tasty. Nice wine list, and they even had my favorite after dinner drink. All of the wait staff was friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed ourselves and plan to return.

Thank Atrandom13
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered from this restaurant through seamless.com. The service and delivery were fast, even at 10 pm. The food was decent. The arugula salad was the highlight of the meal, as I was not overly impressed by the pasta dish, or the cheesecake. However, my experience may have been different if I were dining in the restaurant.

Thank asha884
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The burrata with prosciutto is like dessert and the wine list is perfect (try the French Rose or the Barbera d'Asti). Every one of the flatbread pizzas is so yummy! Affordable and tasty. Very friendly staff at lunch.

Thank BethHeartsNY
New York City, New York
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159 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I went there for lunch yesterday with my daughter. I have always loved this place. The service is impeccable. The food is fantastic and for Manhattan not too expensive. I think the best dish is the Linguine Nero with Scampi. The also have a pretty delicious Seafood bowl for two (it is enough for three). On the weekends they offer... More 

1 Thank petraschnecke72
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Excellent bar and restaurant. Friendly efficient service and great food. We were 8 people and we all shared starters which were tasty and fresh and were as expected. I had veal milanese which arrived with a fresh stack of arugula on top.. not at all what I had envisaged but it was again, fresh and really tasty... I didn't leave... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 955-957 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-7744
    (50th St. & 51st St.)
  • Public Transportation: 6 to 51st St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 752-7151

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions


Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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