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136 West 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,716 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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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103 reviews from our community

62% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Atlanta, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I am Italian. Got the starter, main and desert specials. $38/ person. Best roast chicken dish I've ever had. Done with olives. Linguini with meat sause also excellent. Casual dress.

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Delran, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I don't want to give a laundry list of the terrible incidents that greeted us at Sunday breakfast. I have written several reviews for Trip Advisor and this time I can only say DISASTER and AVOID. No concept of organization, professionalism or service. Just one example: after fifteen minute wait I stopped someone and asked for a menu. She answered... More

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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The concierge in our hotel recommended this restaurant for our anniversary dinner. The food, staff, ambiance and location are all perfect! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We weren't rushed and the portion sizes were perfect.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

From the start to desert, this was a first class dining experience. Very good wine list, and the homemade pastas were exquisite. Couldn't believe the place was empty but the NFL playoffs were on and the play across the street was a bomb so no traffic from there. Located in the Blakely hotel. A real find for midtown!

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Denville, NJ
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Abboccato is tucked away on West 55th Street across from City Center. You will find a delightful dining experience here at a place that is refreshingly small for the area (75 seats). It has a warm and inviting atmosphere that welcomes you the moment you enter. The service is excellent, the drinks are prepared and served with style, the bar... More

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