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Emilio's Ballato


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Antipasto della Casa
mixed house antipasto
Tonno Salad
imported Italian Tuna, cannellini beans, red onion and extra virgin olive oil
Cocktail del Molluschi
one dozen clams on the half shell
Tripple alla Marinara
tripe in tomato sauce, cooked to perfection
mixed sauteed mushroomsmixed sauteed mushrooms
Broccoli di Rape
sauteed with extra virgin olive oil and sliced garlic
Zucchine Fritte
fresh zucchini-seasoned, breaded and flash fried
mozzarella di Bufala, tomatoes and fresh basil
Vongole Oreganate
baked Little Neck clams with homemade breadcrumbs
mixed house salad
Pomodori Salad
tomato with fresh basil, oregano, garlic and extra virgin oil
Tre Colori
arugula, radicchio, endive, tomatoes and pecorino
arugula, sliced fennel and orange segments
classic preparation, with or without anchovy
Pasta e Fagioli
hearty soup with pasta and beans
Mozzarella Roasted Peppers
olives, capers, basil, oregano, garlic and extra virgin oil
Spaghetti al Pomodoro
spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce and basil
Tagliatelle alla Bolognese
homemade tagliatelle with beef, pork and veal ragu
Linguine alle Vongole
linguine with fresh clams, olive oil and garlic
Ravioli con Ricotta
homemade ravioli filled with ricotta cheese
Spaghetti alla Puttanesca
spaghetti with tomatoes, capers, olives, and anchovies
Fettuccine all' Amatriciana
tomato sauce, italian bacon, onions and pecarino
Petto di Pollo alla Emilio
white wine, lemon, butter and capers
Salsiccia e Broccoli di Rape
sweet fennel sausage and broccoli rabe
Vitello alla Milanese
pounded and breaded veal with arugola, tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil
Petto di Pollo
breaded chicken or veal topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella
Vitello Parmigiana
breaded chicken or veal topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella
Gamberi Oreganate
baked shrimp with garlic, bread crumbs and linguine
Gamberi Fra Diavolo
shrimp sauteed in spicy marinara sauce with linguine
Costolette d'Agnello al Rosemarino
rack of lamb with rosemary
Pesce del Glorno
fresh fish of the day
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The service was awful, the knives and forks were dirty, food was average, nothing special and the final bill was too high for such service.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kate_Skuba
Reviewed 5 days ago

Menu prices here and menu prices in restaurant are not the same, in restaurant prices are higher ($23 on trip advisor vs $32 in restaurant). The food was average, over spicy as for Italian one, the broccoli rabe was quite strange. Knives and forks were...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AndreyYanishevskiy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The world needs more places like this, just please keep the pedestrians at home. The food is SO good, as my wife said nothing extra, just traditional food done right. Cool wine list priced well, and really nice people working there. If you don't like...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Longfisher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know where to begin! . We are New Yorkers and we appreciate good food, but this place was a big disappointment. The meatball appetizers had no taste, it was more breadcrumbs than meat. My shrimp was too spicy, even though I specifically asked...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank Hanaway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a great experience. The waiter had no plans to tell us the specials until I specifically asked, never asked if we wanted a drink, didn't offer me cheese for my pasta, but the nail in the coffin was paying $20 for a SIDE of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank sharkgirl65
Reviewed January 14, 2019

Can I eat here all the time? So yum! The food is so good. The sauce, the sauce, oh my the sauce! I got the chicken parm and we had a fried mozzarella special to start. We arrived early so we were able to get...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gorobinsf
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

I have wanted to eat at Emilio’s Ballato for a while-my son lives around the corner and said they serve great Italian food. Since we were nearby after post-Christmas touring, we decided to go for an early dinner. Our party of seven was accommodated at...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JeannieF357
Reviewed December 25, 2018

We come to NYC 2-3 times/year, and usually nibble all day and have 1 good meal. We decided to give Emilio's our business. We went in mid afternoon so we had best chance to get a table, and there was only 1 available so it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank ELMny
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting NYC for Veteran’s Day weekend and heard of Emilio’s and were thrilled that we tried this establishment. The food was wonderful - homemade pasta, chicken parmigiana and stuffed clams. It has a charming atmosphere that brings you back in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 96anthonyz
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

The owner is a surly cuss — the joint doesn’t have much in the way of decor - but, man the food is great, fantastic wine list and first rate service.

Date of visit: February 2018
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from Silvia1701Arg | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't think they take bookings. But if you arrive early they will organise a big table at the back where there is more space for you and your family/friends. Enjoy.
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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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