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Ballato's

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55 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10012-2712
+1 212-274-8881
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Italian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
55 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10012-2712
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1 - 10 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Old digs....cool Vibes....GREAT FOOD !!!!! No reservations .....NO Bar....but.... Nice staff....great people watching and old fashioned aromatic italian food! I orderd chicken parm...husband...meatballs....PERFECTION!!!! Fun experience.....do go!!!

Thank sandiShreveport_la_
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love coming here for their pasta with home made sausage, meat balls and brachiole. Their shrimp fra diavolo is superb as most of these old school masterpieces. Are made to order so be patient. Their salads are authentic and are perfectly constructed together. Not a...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attentive service. Delicious salad and appetizers. Great house wine. Excellent entrees: ricotta ravioli and linguine with clams. Would go back in a heartbeat. Great Fathers Day dinner.

Thank Jenn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll always miss Grandma but being able to taste her cooking again is a significant treat,and a treat to be repeated. Emilio made us feel like we were at a family dinner, totally at home, and comfortable. Can't wait to go back.

1  Thank ANewyorkguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for dinner with my boss yesterday. We had the baked clams along with the rigatoni in secret sauce for an appetizer. The clams were delicious, SOAKED in butter, the rigatoni was fresh and cooked perfectly. As an entree I had the Chicken Milanese,...More

Thank justinebaybe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened across this restaurant almost by accident and had a very pleasant lunch there. They also catered for my wife who is coeliac with a delicious gluten free pasta dish.

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw them on one of Andrew Zimmern Delicious Destinations shows and researched and decided to give them a try. We had walked by them several times but never realized what a hidden gem it was. We arrived at 6:45 on Saturday evening hoping to...More

Thank IowaJim2015
Reviewed May 12, 2017

My girlfriend and I went for lunch here the other day and found it to be a very unique experience! The place has an old-NYC Italian vibe. I don't know if it's affectation, but there seemed to be a strong sense of the establishment trying...More

1  Thank legrandfume
Reviewed May 10, 2017

such a nice experience, food was excellent , restaurant not fancy but lovely atmosphere , old time waiters but very good service , went there twice and never got disappointed, place is a must visit!! the owner sits at his table just by the entrance...More

Thank Marian S
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Wow! One of the best restaurants- food, service, experience! If you are able to snag a table- order it all! Clams were amazing. One of the best meatballs ever. You will not be disappointed!!

Thank carolile
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bugaloos
Does the restaurant take reservations?
June 10, 2016|
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Response from Arturo4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes!!!
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sam p
Do you have a corkage policy?
May 17, 2016|
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Response from NoraFrydman | Reviewed this property |
One of the reviews on Yelp did mention that the restaurant charged them $90 corkage fee. Keep in mind that this is a no-nonsense place, meaning the business is not threaten by guests, reviews, whatsoever. It's not a new... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10012-2712
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-274-8881
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