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Scalinatella Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2018 - 2019 Winner

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$41 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

Although it’s in the basement, it’s a great Italian restaurant favored by the locals. Ravioli with bolognese is fantastic.

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank bhavenfamily
Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

It all works here in this dark basement Italian restaurant, until the check comes. Enjoy the fabulous ambience, the waiters from Albania, the excellent food and the strong wine list. Take in the scene - shady stock manipulators, “uncles” with their young female “cousins,” corrupt...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Ted-620
Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

It is a hot bunker, very noisy, expensive, dirty bathroom. Owner on top of you . Food normal. Invoice impossible to understand

Date of visit: June 2019
2  Thank peulot d
Reviewed June 8, 2019

This was a surprise. Finding a resturant what is closest thing to a basement location as possible. In spite of that the place was packed and loud. Tables were cramed as close as possible. Service was very attentive and the food was good. The only...More

Date of visit: June 2019
2  Thank Craig D
Reviewed April 13, 2019

You enter via a steep stairway into a dark, noisy "boite". No windows. Not much ventilation. "Signor, there is only a short wait for your table." The host suggests a drink at the bar while we wait. We each order a sidecar. Fifty dollars, please....More

Date of visit: April 2019
7  Thank Journey814422
Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

Very bad place, very bad food. Bad service. Looks like a shelter. Noisy extremely warm. Ilegal workers in the kitchen

Date of visit: March 2019
4  Thank peulot d
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

Always a bit of a delay in getting seated around 2000 hrs. This time it took us 40 minutes at the bar. But the great service and huge portions of excellent Italian food makes up for the chaos at the front door. One major difference...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank NewYorkCityVictor
Reviewed February 14, 2019

We went to dinner here last weekend while visiting New York with some friends. We had a very nice dinner, and it wasn't too pricey. The restaurant is cute, nestled in a basement accessed by a steep set of stairs. It's dark but cozy. My...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sdanskin
Reviewed December 29, 2018

we live nearby.. its a great place.. its downstairs and crowded,,,,food is always good. tables are hard to get

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kh0000
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic dinner! The chicken parmigiana was the best I have ever had including Italy. The ricotta cheese cake is a must. There Brunello by the glass is unbelievable selection for “by the glass”. Friendly staff!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MikeAulino
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We have seen men in here in t-shirts with backwards baseball caps, and they were seated; we have seen men with a sports coat on but the shirt untucked - who knew this was a "look"; but mostly we see men with sports coats and... More
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