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Ceci Italian Restaurant & Bar

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$8 - $37
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Healthy, Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of 7 really enjoyed a family dinner here before heading to a Broadway show. There was something for everyone on the menu. Each of us really enjoyed the food, although it was a tiny bit towards the pricey side. The pizzas are "personal"...size, not really made to share with anyone (there is also an additional fee if you share a plate with someone at your table). The lasagna and pizza were the biggest hits with our family! There is a good wine selection. Our service was a tad slow although the restaurant was not full, but we were in and out with enough time to get to our show. Our waiter was very polite and accommodating, even though he had to deal with our elderly family patriarch who can be quite difficult at times! Our one "complaint" was dessert. We were so pleased with our main courses that we decided to order 3 desserts to share. This included 2 slices of chocolate cake which were very dry and just not very tasty.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022 via mobile

I’m very careful about writing negative reviews because I feel strongly that all businesses have irregularities. However, this was probably the worst Italian restaurant I’ve ever been to. The gluten-free pizza was like cardboard. The meatballs were overcooked and minuscule. The menu was bland at...best. I’m sorry to say I don’t recommend it.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Marcello P, Owner at Ceci Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2022

I’m sorry we couldn’t satisfied your taste, we are rebuilding and we have a commitment to make it better everyday! Thanks for your review and we will take in consideration and make it better

Reviewed April 2, 2022

I walked in at 5 pm on Sat April 2,2022 and ordered AND paid for takeout for pick up at 6 pm. When I returned at 6:05 I was told the chef was too busy and my order was cancelled. Hard to believe in a...time when restaurants are struggling. My advice, don’t go there. The owner was not on site to complain to.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Marcello P, Owner at Ceci Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2022

I’m sorry for your experience! It was a Saturday and unfortunately we could help take out orders, since we were in a shortage of people! We thank your review and we are committed to make it better! However take out is dependent of the dinners...More

Reviewed January 31, 2022 via mobile

This is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in NYC. I hate that the menu was smaller but I understand why. Food was great & service also was.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 2, 2021

Went for a light dinner with my wife and her cousin -looking for pizza and appetizers. Although the wait staff was friendly, the food was a disaster. The calamari was as if it was cooked from a frozen generic bag at walmart, the salad was...small and worst of all, the so-called flat-bread pizza was an elongated pita-bread with cheese and toppings that wasn't cooked but more like "melted". The picts on the web show more of a traditional Neapolitan pizza and when I showed that to the waiter, he says that was from a long time ago and they don't have that. Also charged $25 for corkage, so we opted for a bottle there - which turned out to be the best part of the meal. But the real kicker was at the end of our "dining experience", the owner/manager comes us to us and starts criticizing our disappointment with his flatbread pizza, how much his license for wine costs and why he has to charge $25 for corkage, the restrictions the city gov has placed on dining establishments, etc., etc.... - WTF???? As a customer who just dropped over $100 +tip on 2 flatbread pizzas (I had him take mine off the bill), a salad, terrible calamari and a bottle of WAY OVERPRICED wine, I really don't CARE about all of that crap. His condescending attitude trying to shame me into accepting the fact that this is the best he could do is a frickin' JOKE. There are THOUSANDS of other places that I would prefer than going back to this one. And if the manager/owner reads this - you'll know who I am, so maybe you might want to take a step back next time when a customer has a problem with a meal and overall experience and start offering ways to make it "right", instead of throwing it back on him as being the problem...More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Marcello P, Owner at Ceci Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2022

I have no words to answer to your review except that we committed to make all experiences here better! I’m sorry we failed you!

Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

We visited here because it was recommended on Trip advisor and really pleased we did. In fact we came here twice. Most of the menu is available Gluten Free and a large choice including sweets. Also was pleased to find they had cider in stock...as it had been difficult to find in NY. The Manager and waiter couldn’t be more helpful. The food, by the way, was great and if we visit again this restaurant will be high on our list.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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CeciNYC46, Owner at Ceci Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2020

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, we are glad to have been chosen twice and excited to hear that you liked our gluten free menu and found our service to be very attentive and efficient.

Reviewed March 7, 2020

I was looking for an Italian restaurant after the museum on a Friday night. I did not have reservations but was able to be seated rather quickly. The menu had a lot of great choices. My dinner was really good. The service was great. I...would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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CeciNYC46, Owner at Ceci Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2020

What an awesome review, concise and to the point! Thank you, looking forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed January 16, 2020 via mobile

We had no reservations and almost no wait time for a party of 7. Food was excellent and they even sang to my son for his birthday. Lobster ravioli was superb.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at this restaurant! The food was great and the people who worked there even better! As soon as our glasses with water were even close to being empty a server was there to refill them. The food was amazing, and...they had plenty of gluten-free and vegan options to choose from, which was wonderful. I would wholeheartedly recommend this place to everyone who wants great food and great service!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

I picked Ceci’s based upon reviews and proximity to our hotel! They actually seated us early and in spite of a mistake with the reservation. The food was superb and the service was excellent! Everyone enjoyed their meal! My husband said the sea bass was...the best he ever had! The atmosphere was warm and cozy! All in all a great find and we would definitely go back!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

We were hesitant upon entering the restaurant due to strange aroma but in the end the food was delicious and we were happy we stayed. While not that large of a restaurant our table was towards the back and comfortable. The prices were reasonable for...NYC. We would definitely go back again when in the area.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

Made a reservation for the same night we booked. Arrived 1 hour early and were seated within 20 minutes. Friendly staff, and fast service. Yes it's a small restaurant but the food was delicious. As a full blooded Italian, I can honestly say the sauce...was delicious. Definitely home made.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 22, 2019

Booked online after reading good reviews online. We ordered starters yet one came out 20mins before the other. The waiter disappeared for 15mins at a time down the other end, when asked another waitress for assistance she wasn't interested. My partner ordered a mozzarella dish...expecting a ball of mozzarella which was in fact a toasted sandwich with mozzarella. I ordered the calamari horrid tasteless the sauce was vile. My main was cheese pasta..which chicken was added too not by me. I do not eat chicken but as its xmas I thought I wouldn't mention this to not offend the waiter. The pasta was dry horrid to be honest no taste at all and I tried to avoid any pasta with chicken. My partners main was pizza. It came out tiny, you could tell it was frozen by the lines on the bottom and it was soggy. He ate around the edges. The best bit of the meal was the chips. Crazy as the restaurant had a great buzz and busy queues. I wouldn't recommend it tbh. A shame as we expected so much from the reviews.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 7, 2019

We had a large party that was planned with Diego and in the wine room. The service was excellent from start to finish. It was a great option for us, as we saw a show and then walked to the restaurant for an early dinner....We had a set menu for choices for the entree and it was for a lot of picky eaters! Everyone enjoyed it and the food was great.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2019

so we went here with high hopes before going to a broadway show and we were very disappointed to say the least. the waitress was busy with larger parties so we didnt feel welcomed but that would of been fine if the food was good....i tried asking her for her opinion on a couple of dishes but again she was rushing but said she would go with the gnocci with meatsauce. and all i can say is WRONG CHOICE. no meat in the meatsauce and the gnocci were tough and chewy. my husband got veal parmesian and said he has had much better. even the cannoli was subpar. the only thing that was great was the bread and butter.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Response from joancB8439ZG | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we have a 12 year old grandchild w Celiac disease. The staff was knowledgeable. As I remember all the pasta sauces were GF but the pasta itself was limited to spaghetti and penne ( I think)
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They are a quick walk up a few blocks. Take 6th Avenue to 46th turn right and they are right there. You will not be disappointed with this place.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ceci Italian Restaurant & Bar

Yes, Ceci Italian Restaurant & Bar offers takeout services.

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Ceci Italian Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4