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Circo

120 W 55th St, between 6th and 7th avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5305
+1 212-265-3636
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:30 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
120 W 55th St, between 6th and 7th avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5305
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

High end Italian fare at Circo, with fantastic service. The circus theme is more indoors & we dined outside. The outside tables can be well shelter by the retractable awnings, which is just as well as we had a sprinkle of raining whilst there. All...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited during Italian week and had the Prix fixe. Excellent food. From the 1st course to dessert it was prepared very well. Desserts were works of art. Restaurant was super crowded and everyone was having a great time. Worth a try.

Thank Leslie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awful restaurant with awful service. We were offered drinks after 40 min in. Waiter stepped on my foot for 10 times and never said sorry. food is less than mediocre. I dont think they even had a chef that night.

Thank Mifa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was gracious and attentive. It was a rare treat to eat in a city restaurant and not have to shout above other diners to have a conversation. The pesto pasta appetizer was delicious that was included in the pre fixed dinner. Great value

Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from Boston so I know a little about Italian food, but I was not prepared for the total experience at Circo. The main dining room is spectacular, with a double height ceiling and enormous paintings of elephants, acrobats and a daredevil being shot from...More

Thank nathanz708
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here quite often in the past. We were more than surprised at the changes we found here lately---especially with the service. It was actually embarrassing in many ways, especially in front of friends we had treated to dinner here. Nobody came to our...More

Thank dgdayana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made pre-show reservations for party of 12 (yes, I know it's a large party!!!) and though we were seated promptly, everything went downhill from there. There was ONE waiter on duty for the whole restaurant and he chose to practically ignore our party. When he...More

Thank ukcat62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious! Instead of having a dedicated server, it was a team effort by the restaurant. It is not the place to go if you're in a rush, however.

Thank Christina L
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Mr. Sirio Maccioni, the founder of the legendary Le Cirque and its off-spin Circo (both words signifying 'circus' in French and Italian, respectively) should be very dismayed at the downward evolution of his famed restaurant empire. Don't get it wrong - the food is still...More

Thank RGSOUNDF
Reviewed April 30, 2017

We sat for 1 and 1/2 hours and never received our meals. We needed to see a show so had to leave without eating! Never have I had such a bad experience. Service was non-existent ...and when we returned the food was mediocre and we...More

1  Thank Steffi D
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Midtown
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like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W 55th St, between 6th and 7th avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5305
    (6th and 7th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: E M @ 5 Avenue / 53 Street B Q N R @ 57th Street / 7th Avenue F @57th Street / 6th Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-265-3636
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Description
The bright blue circus ring is hung with gold stars; sculptures of monkeys swing near the striped pole; a clown peeps down from over the kitchen door; and a trapeze sails above the bar-- Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girl of All Ages, Osteria Del Circo is open in Manhattan, and the atmosphere is electric!This sophisticated big top is the creation of restaurateur Sirio Maccioni, proprietor of Le Cirque; his wife, Egidiana, who is the supervising chef, and their sons; Mario, Marco and Mauro, who are the ringmasters, hosts and owners of Circo.Circo outdoor seating is now available.HistoryEstablished in 1996Authentic Italian Cuisine Sophisticated Big Top Décor Private Dining The bright blue circus ring is hung with gold stars; sculptures of monkeys swing near the striped pole; a clown peeps down from over the kitchen door; and a trapeze sails above the bar. This sophisticated big top is the creation of restaurateur Sirio Maccioni, proprietor of Le Cirque; his wife Egidiana is the supervising chef and their sons Marco, Mauro and Mario are the owners. Party room available for parties up to 20 people. Big restaurant parties accommodate up to 150 people
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