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“White truffle heaven” 5 of 5 stars
Review of A Voce

A Voce
41 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10010 (Manhattan)
(212) 545-8555
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Ranked #1,570 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 26th Street
Description: The word is out: Marlon Abela, the restaurateur behind London's Michelin one-star with two-stars rising Greenhouse, has opened a new modern Italian restaurant A Voce ("word of mouth") on the edge of chic Madison Square Park. The emphasis is on grown-up, deeply delicious Italian cookery set against a back drop of Italian style and organic East Coast elements.
Windsor, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“White truffle heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We happened on this restaurant by accident. A very fortunate and happy accident. We ordered scallops with white truffles which was spectacular. The service was excellent and the ambience wonderful. My daughters' first taste of White truffles. A great success!

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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

The food was fantastic, and the service was friendly and very quick.
My only complaint would be that as a vegetarian, I wasn't given a lot of choice. Thankfully the dish I chose, agnolotti minus the shrimp was a taste sensation.
My fiancé had the roast chicken and couldn't have been happier with his selection.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Surprisingly average food!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We ate at A Voce during a 5 day trip to NYC and I was surprised at how unimpressive the food was.

We ordered two pasta dishes and they were flavourless.

Overpriced and underwhelming. We would never return. There are SO many better restaurants.

A pretentious restaurant does not guarantee good food.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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312 reviews 312 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I have nothing but high praise for A Voce-- but you also need a high dollar amount to go along with it (or at least a mid-range budget-- this is not a cheap eat, folks). For a lovely night out or for a special occasion, this place delivers. Everything from the elegant decor, the attentive service, and the plating was amazing-- and of course the food itself was fantastic. I'd recommend getting one or two appetizers to share, and then ordering one of the scrumptious entrees. There's so much to enjoy--and most, if not all of it, is seasonal-- that sampling only one item feels like a waste. Try as much of it as you can.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee, WI
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Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Truffles galore!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

There are not many "last second" meal decisions that turn out well on a Friday night. But dining at A Voce last night worked out great.

There were understandably no tables available (a good sign) so we sat at the bar and enjoyed an excellent meal, adding truffles (and major expense) to a couple of courses along the way. The pasta was excellent and the service was too.

The only lowlight was attempting to find the bathroom in a crowded dining room that is completely mirrored. I felt like a trapped rat before being rescued to an attentive server. I'm sure it was quite entertaining for other guests.

There are far too many great NYC choices to visit again, but you would not be making a bad decision to visit A Voce.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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