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257 W 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Between 8th Avenue and Broadway)
N, R, Q & W trains to 57th Street.
212-713-0224
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: One of the best Italian restaurants in New York, serving Incredible food...
One of the best Italian restaurants in New York, serving Incredible food in a romantic atmosphere.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good service average food

Very small restaurant. Our specials were average but presented well. We had the Lobster Ravioli and the chicken breast with eggplant. The Ravioli had a bit of a kick to it and did not taste fresh and maybe overdone. The Chicken dish was a bit bland. The service was good at the beginning but slacked... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Mag275
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Severna Park, Maryland
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Severna Park, Maryland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Very small restaurant. Our specials were average but presented well. We had the Lobster Ravioli and the chicken breast with eggplant. The Ravioli had a bit of a kick to it and did not taste fresh and maybe overdone. The Chicken dish was a bit bland. The service was good at the beginning but slacked off towards the end. This... More 

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New York City, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was Valentines day and for the price of what was being served really wasn't appealing to me so I had to order stuff that wasn't on menu in which they obliged so that was great. was a bit, overall food was good nothing to brag about. service was a little slow but then again it was valentines day so... More 

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new york
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133 reviews 133 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Being an Italian American who cooks "Italian style" I am always Leary when someone recommends a place. The owners here were welcoming,the place was very busy. We were a group of eight and we all felt our entrees were just average . One member of our party could not eat his pork dish, it was awful. Although he wasn't charged... More 

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New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wonderful Italian restaurant! Great food and very cozy. Reservations a must. Love this restaurant! Great pasta, lamb, veal and chicken!!! The seafood pasta dish is terrific!

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Merrimac, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Party of 4 that all had excellent veal dishes. Great attentive and pleasant service. Would definitely return!

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Family of 9 went here for xmas eve dinner. I booked on opentable from Australia so didnt know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. The meals were delicious and the service just as nice Quiet little place in the buzz of Manhattan

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Manalapan, New Jersey, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Party of four. Reasonably priced, (prices are on website), food was excellent and portions were just right. Not a big place and the result is a relaxed and quiet dinner, hard to find in NYC. Service was good and no complaints at all. I'm from Brooklyn and I know good Italian food. Would go back in a New York minute.

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NYC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I don't even eat lamb but i tried this one because it looked awesome and smelled great on my wife's plate. I ended up ordering another one for myself and it became my main dish ever since. Aside from the line of people out of the door waiting to be seated on theater nights, no complains here...Weekly visit with the... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Small, private, family owned restaurant. Excellent service, interesting menu selections. The parmesan-crusted lamp chops were a little dry, but everything else was super.

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Upper Arlington, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Started out wonderful with service and then went downhill after a very large party came in and we seemed to become ghosts. Food, Price and Decor were very good in this small restaurant and had the service been consistent or if they had planned more help that night, I would definitely rate it higher.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 257 W 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019
    (Between 8th Avenue and Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: N, R, Q & W trains to 57th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-713-0224

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance

Description

One of the best Italian restaurants in New York, serving Incredible food in a romantic atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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