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136 West 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,594 of 11,649 restaurants in New York City
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Mon 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 6th & 7th Avenue
Transit: R or N subways to 57th Street
Description: Abboccato, meaning “a touch of sweetness,” will feature a menu that reflects the true appetites of Italy. Owned by The Livanos Family, Abboccato will provide a taste and experience similar to that of authentic restaurants in Italy. Anyone looking for that unique Italian flavor will find themselves at home when dining at Abboccato. The 75-seat restaurant serves true and time-honored Italian recipes elevated through the talent and techniques of executive chef Jim Botsacos, and features a multitude of Italian products and ingredients. Abboccato offers a selection of Chiccetti, small plates for sharing, which encourage a lively dining experience. Plentiful pasta fill out the Primi Piatti options and fresh Artic Char, Lamb Chops, Whole Branzino and even Veal Sweetbreads make up the savory Secondi Piatti list. In addition to the savory Italian cuisine, Abboccato’s dessert menu allows diners to end their meal as elegantly as they started it.
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109 reviews from our community

64% Recommend
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English first
New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I did not enjoy my meal here...Very disappointing. I ordered the Chicken Picatta which should be strongly flavored with lemon...I couldn't taste any lemon.

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I came to Newyork with my boyfriend as a present. We found abboccato as I saw it in a local magazine. We had the chefs menu $60 each for 6 courses It was amazing I was full to the brim the food was such good value and the drinks the service was amazing. Very attentive safe who I think liked... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
276 reviews 276 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

They food here was quite good but the service was very uneven. There was a long wait for the main courses that caused us to ask multiple times what is happening. I assume that the kitchen was overwhelmed. The servers and bus people run around trying to please but it seems somewhat chaotic. I did like the food and location... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stopped in for a late supper after visiting MOMA. Though the menu is somewhat limited, it was easy to find something wonderful to eat. And, to start, the warm bread and olive oil is lovely. I was also impressed that there house chardonnay was excellent (they do have a full bar but I prefer a nice glass of wine).

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Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We dined at Abboccato recently while visiting NYC, and we would go back in a nanosecond. The ravioli with gorgonzola and pumpkin was amazing! They have a great selection of wine too, making this place one of our favorites anytime we are in town.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The lamb chop was so tender, and very delicious. We almost ordered another, just because it was that good! Their infused drinks are unusual & do not lack on alcohol! The homemade bread sticks they serve before dinner are fabulous too. We also had the baby chicken, and it was very moist and lots of flavor. Not a bad choice... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We went to this restaurant on the advice of our hotel staff and were expecting an okay meal. We were one of the last people to go in before the kitchen closed. The small plates were great, good choices of wine, and the ravioli was excellent. Definitely would recommend.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This restaurant is attached to the Blakely hotel and offers a good Italian meal at lunchtimes and in the evening.

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

I frequently visit many resturants in my home country of england. I seriously enjoy good food, and i will say it now if thats what you are looking for at abboccato you are sure to recieve it. The waitresses and waiters were extremely polite and our every need was fullfilled throughout the whole evening. Nothing was ever too much for... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Stopped next to our hotel The ambiance was good seated Right away an extensive menu The appetizers were good Service very slow for the main course servers overwhelmed The beet salad tasted a little like nail polish remover

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