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136 West 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
+1 212-265-4000
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Ranked #2,756 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Bar
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 6th & 7th Avenue
Transit: R or N subways to 57th Street
Description: Located steps from Manhattan's Theatre District and the famed Carnegie Hall, Ed Sullivan Theater, and City Center, Abboccato Italian Kitchen serves some of New York City's finest authentic, yet simple Italian cuisine, spanning the diverse regions of Italy from Sicily to Lombardi. Executive Chef David Arias serves up regional dishes featuring ten varieties of handmade pasta, a selection of shared-plates, and an approachable six-course chef's tasting menu. To accompany the meal, guests can enjoy Italian wines and cocktails featuring traditional Italian spirits and modern preparations, including herb and fruit-infused ice cubes. 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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English first
San Francisco, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was after the theater and were hungry but did not have any place directly in mind. The Abboccato was just a block from our hotel and it had caught my eye earlier in the day so decided to take a gamble on the food. Must admit, was surprised it was better executed than I had expected which made for... More

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Paradise Point, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nice cosy decor and quiet. Good Italian food with a good choice of dishes. Service is good and the prices are reasonable. Would definitely go back there on another visit to NYC.... Recommend a table in the in-door/out-door area

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 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

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
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370 reviews 370 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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