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Aleo Restaurant

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7 West 20th Street, New York City, NY 10011 (5th Avenue)
6 Train to 23rd St. N Train to 23rd St. 1 Train to 18th St. or 23rd St.
+1 212-691-8136
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Description: Aleo Restaurant Garden Dining is a find in the Flatiron District in NYC....
Aleo Restaurant Garden Dining is a find in the Flatiron District in NYC. "Sincere Service"..Zagat, and "A Great Date Place" ,Zagat....Known for its warm and friendly "Awesome Italian" food, often called "The Fine Dining Italian Cheers" where you want to know everybody there. OUTDOOR DINING with a GARDEN and RETRACTABLE ROOF
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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good, solid Italian. Good happy-hour cocktails.

Pretty good Italian. Friendly and competent service. We had the Rigatoni and the Chermoula Chicken, both quite good. Groupon wine by the glass is about what you'd expect. Drinkable, but just barely. N.B. - If you go during happy hour and spill the beans that you will be using a Groupon for dinner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
Gregory S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We went because we had a Groupon and now we have a new restaurant on our repeat list. Prices were reasonable, food and service were excellent. Nice atmosphere, what else could you ask for?

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Thank Ronstadt
New York City
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120 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Food was good. Prices fair. Service was not so good. There as a table of about 10 people. The waitress went to thst table and took one drink order at a time. Went and got a drink and came back and took another drink order. Instead of asking if anyone wanted another drink from the start. We ordered a bottle... More 

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Thank PrincessVahineMaui
Brooklyn, New York
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142 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I went there because I had a coupon which I needed to use. Both my godson and I were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed every minute of it. The Riesling I had was just right; I totally enjoyed the risotto with shrimp. My godson had the seafood pasta and it was wonderful. The service was good and friendly. The staff was... More 

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Thank beebahk
Burlington, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Upon arriving at Aleo we were greeted by maybe one of the friendliest waitress we have ever had. She had just moved to NYC from Italy awhile ago, but never got her name. She was very genuine and sweet. She seated us in the outside garden area and we were not rushed and got to enjoy the ambiance of the... More 

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1 Thank Barbara C
aleorestaurant, Owner at Aleo Restaurant, responded to this review

Barbara C. Thank you so much for the kind words and pleasant review. We try hard to make sure people are happy. The young lady who served you is Flavia, in case you return and want to ask for her. We hope to see you again, and (once again) THANK YOU Grazie!!! More 

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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Pretty good Italian. Friendly and competent service. We had the Rigatoni and the Chermoula Chicken, both quite good. Groupon wine by the glass is about what you'd expect. Drinkable, but just barely. N.B. - If you go during happy hour and spill the beans that you will be using a Groupon for dinner, they will not let you buy any... More 

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Thank Gregory S
aleorestaurant, Owner at Aleo Restaurant, responded to this review

Gregory...Thank you for the review on YELP and thank you for your review here as well As explained on YELP, please understand, Gregory, that if we allowed customers to couple up discounts (of which Happy Hour is One) we might as well close the doors. We do have to pay bills and salaries. The GROUPON deal is a terrific discount... More 

New York
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Had dinner at Aleo on a Thursday night - I wanted to eat in the garden but there was a private party going on - instead we sat in the very front of the restaurant so we were almost outside - very cozy spot - the service was great and the food was very good - I will definitely be... More 

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Thank catrina717
aleorestaurant, Owner at Aleo Restaurant, responded to this review

Catrina717..Thank you for the kind words and thank you for understanding the garden seating issue and making the most of the situation. We (sincerely) appreciate people like yourself who look for the positive in a situation. You must be a good person to know. We hope you come back again. More 

New York City, New York
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Meal was delicious. All pastas cooked to perfection. Steak fab. Always specials and lots of choices. Service excellent/ Our server Anthony is the best!!!!! The owner, Peter, is gracious and friendly-------- always coming over to offer an antipasto or after dinner drink.. Cocktails delicious!!

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Thank catherine w
aleorestaurant, Owner at Aleo Restaurant, responded to this review

Catherine W. We appreciate your sincere review and hope that you come back. We are so happy that you enjoy the food and the service as well. Its good that you know the staff, if you ever need anything please come right to Anthony or Peter. We are here to make your meal the best we can. More 

MD
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was a birthday dinner for my stepson and dautghter. My daughter is a vegetarian and the rest of us are meat eaters. The menu selection is small but creative. We all ordered a different menu item and every one was more than pleased with their meal. The appetizers were not the usual line up so we tried a few...everyone... More 

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Thank AugusteTravel
aleorestaurant, Owner at Aleo Restaurant, responded to this review

Auguste...Thanks so much for the positive reinforcement. We are glad you enjoyed the meal and were content with the price(s). We try our best to satisfy everyone and it looks like we were successful with you . Thanks again More 

Monroe Township, NJ
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

I had a get together here with friends. Everything was wonderful! The food, the service, the atmosphere -- all fantastic. Two of us had the rib eye which is just as good as the best steakhouse. The calamari appetizer is delish. And my celiac friend loved her gluten free pasta. The wine choices are superb and yes, their tiramisu is... More 

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Thank RockOn54
aleorestaurant, Owner at Aleo Restaurant, responded to this review

RockOn54...The best thing we can be told is that you will be back!!! Thank you . we look forward to your return. More 

New York City, New York
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Food was great. Waiter and waitress were very nice. As for the front man, maybe he thinks his loud, brash, obnoxious disposition is personable. It is NOT. He needs to be a bit easier with customers and not lie to them about reservations and seating. I won't go into the whole story, but he definitely put a damper on the... More 

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Thank erin n
aleorestaurant, Owner at Aleo Restaurant, responded to this review

We sincerley apologize for one person's attitude. If you were two people for dinner and had a table for two in the garden yet wanted to sit at a table reserved for four it is a very difficult thing to accomodate if we are projected to have be full in the GARDEN. When people cancel or "NO Show" it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 West 20th Street, New York City, NY 10011
    (5th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 6 Train to 23rd St. N Train to 23rd St. 1 Train to 18th St. or 23rd St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighborhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-691-8136

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions

Description

Aleo Restaurant Garden Dining is a find in the Flatiron District in NYC. "Sincere Service"..Zagat, and "A Great Date Place" ,Zagat....Known for its warm and friendly "Awesome Italian" food, often called "The Fine Dining Italian Cheers" where you want to know everybody there. OUTDOOR DINING with a GARDEN and RETRACTABLE ROOF
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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