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120 W 41st St, New York City, NY 10036
(212) 391-0805
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very Good

The pasta was good and PIPING HOT!!! My friends said their pizza was good. Service was a tad slow even though we said we needed to get to a show. Overall, recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Mama_Clark_KC
via mobile
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

The pasta was good and PIPING HOT!!! My friends said their pizza was good. Service was a tad slow even though we said we needed to get to a show. Overall, recommend.

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Thank Mama_Clark_KC
Secaucus, New Jersey, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I have eaten here quite a few times and have never been disappointed. The food is terrific and the inside is cozy and sweet. The prices for Manhattan can not be beat. A lovely little find, we'll hop on the bus just to grab a bite. It can get crowded so reservations are recommended.

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Thank Liz R
New York, New York, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I am a fan of Italian cuisine and they serve the best italian food in Newyork city. I enjoy their pasta and lasanga the most. their seating is also relaxing and fun!

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1 Thank Emmadreamsbig
vancouver bc
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Great restaurant. Great atmosphere! The food waqs excellent and the prices very very reasonable!! Would definitely go back.

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1 Thank waynefuntimes
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

I have never been in a worse "restaurant" than this one. It has to be a front for something else because there's no way a restaurant this bad could whether a bad economy in NYC where great restaurants are everywhere. I don't think they understand herbs or spices. The staff seems miserable which always means the management/ owners are messed... More 

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1 Thank Rocky L
Vanersborg, Sweden
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

The food in the place is one of the more tasteless ones we have ever tried. The atmosphere is dark and old fashion. We ordered pasta with a vodka sause and my wife got pasta alfreddo. The best part was then the waiter asked us of we wanted pepper or parmesan cheese before we even had the time to taste... More 

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2 Thank Pierre B
Toms River, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

My girlfriend is seriously allergic to garlic. Prior to making a reservation, she called to explain the situation and was assured a special dish without cross contamination would be provided for her. When we showed up for our reservation , we had with us friends from Alaska and Naples, Italy. We informed our server about the garlic issue and we... More 

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1 Thank sicilian50
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2010

If there is a 0 star rating, I will give it. Foods are so-so, nothing special. But the server (202 Enrique) is extremely rude and bad in attitude. We were there on a Thursday night (not a busy night for them), but within one hour of our dinning time, the staffs there came over for more than 5 times tried... More 

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1 Thank hpp518
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

It's close to Bryant Park and a 5 min walk from Times Square. Very good value. Nice atmosphere for lunch, dinner and company party. Also have happy hour for red and white wine.

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Thank janetravel11
new york
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

We ate here with three kids (young adults); it was recommended by a clerk in a hobby shop, as being delicious and not expensive. It was near our hotel, so we walked over there early evening. The atmosphere was lovely and welcoming. The menu was great, just what we were looking for. Everything we ordered was delicious, wonderful fresh bread... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 W 41st St, New York City, NY 10036
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 391-0805

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
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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