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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $23
CUISINES
Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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ANTIPASTI
Crostoni Alla Contadina
Toasted Italian country bread topped with smoked mozzarella & prosciutto di Parma
8.5
La Vera Caprese
Plum tomato, homemade mozzarella & roasted peppers
8.5
Gamberi Con Pancetta
Seared shrimp wrapped in italian bacon over cannellini beans puree
9.5
Polipo Grigliato
Grilled octopus over celery, potato salad with garlic and lemon dressing
10.5
Brasato Di Bue Al Vino Rosso
Short ribs braised in red wine over grilled polenta
10.5
Impepata Di Cozze
Prince Edward Is mussels sautéed in a lemon broth
8.5
Grigliata Di Calamari Con Zucchine
Grilled calamari over julienned zucchini & extra virgin olive oil
8.5
Carpaccio Di Manzo
Thinly sliced raw beef with mixed salad and shaved Parmesan cheese
9.5
Parmigiana Di Melenzane
Baked layers of slice eggplant & mozzarella parmigiana style
9.5
SALADS / INSALATE
Insalatlna Campestre Alla Gioconda
Endive, arugola, radicchio and tomatoes in balsamic vinaigrette
7.5
Splnaci Con Caprino E Fragole
Fresh spinach salad with goat cheese and straberry and extra virgin olive oil
8.5
Insalata Mista Con Gorgonzola, Pere E Noci Caramellate
Mesculun salad with gorgonzola cheese, pears, caramelized walnuts & balsamic dressing
8.5
Insalata Di Arugola, Funghi E Scaglie Di Parmigiano
Arugola salad with mushrooms and shaved parmesan cheese in a lemon dressing
8.5
Insalata Con Barbabietole
Red beets, lentils and flacks of pecorino cheese salad with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic reduction
8.5
Insalata Di Carciofi
Artichokes with pistacchio and parmigiano flakes
9.5
Insalata Di Mele E Ricotta Di Bufala
Seasonal apples, bufala milk ricotta & arugola in a lemon and olive oil condiment
8.5
MAIN COURSES / FARINACEI
Pennette Alla Buttera
Penne with sweet and hot sausages and sweet peas in a light cream and tomato sauce
13.5
Linguine Allo Scoglio
Linguine with mussels, calamari and shrimp in a marinara sauce
14.5
Lasagne All'emiliana
Homemade lasagna with meat sauce
14.5
Ravioli Di Ricotta E Spinaci Con Burro E Salvia
Homemade spinach & ricotta cheese ravioli with brown butter and sage
13.5
Paccheri Alla Norma
Jumbo Rigatoni with eggplants in tomato sauce and topped with dry aged
13.5
Risotto Alla Milanese Con Ossobuco
Saffron risotto with baby veal shank
16.5
Fusilli Alla Caprese
Fusilli pasta with mozzarella and cheery tomatoes in a garlic and extra virgin olive oil
13.5
Tagliatelle Integrali Con Polpette Di Vitello
Homemade whole wheat tagliatelle pasta with veal ball ragu
14.5
Cavatelli Con Cime Di Rapa & Salsiccia
Cavatelli pasta with broccoli rapa, sweet sausage & dry chili pepper
14.5
Tagliolini Al Sugo Di Agnello
Homemade tagliolini pasta with lamb ragu
14.5
SECONDI
Branzino Alla Griglia
Grilled stripped bass filet served with grilled vegetables
18
Salmone Alla Griglia
Grilled salmon filet with season vegetables
17.5
Bocconcini Di Pollo Ai Funghi
Boneless chicken sautéed with mushroom served with roasted potatoes
17.5
Bocconcini Di Pollo Con Peperoni & Olive
Boneless chicken sautéed with red roasted peppers and black olives
17.5
Saltimbocca Alla Romana
Sautéed veal scaloppina over spinach & topped with fresh mozzarella
18.5
Scaloppine Di Vitello Con Funghi Porcini E Gorgonzola
Sauteed veal scaloppina with porcini mushroom and gorgonzola cheese
18.5
Stinco Di Agnello Brasato
Braised lamb shank over mushroom risotto
21
Bistecca Alla Griglia
Grilled hanger steak with roasted potatoes and season vegetables
19.5
DESSERTS / I DOLCI
Tiramisu` Della Nonna
Layers of savoiardi biscuit dipped in espresso coffee with mascarpone cheese
7
Crespelle Dolci Con Crema Di Cioccolato
Warm crepes filled with chocolate sauce
7
Torta Di Capri
Flourless chocolate almond cake
7
Gelati & Sorbetti Misti
Sorbet & Italian ice cream
7
Panna Cotta
Baked custard with balsamic redaction
7
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my family whilst holidaying in NY. The only reason I have given this 3 stars is because the food was very tasty and the pasta in two of our dishes was fresh and perfectly cooked. The real downside was that size of...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank gapostolou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I dined here on a Sunday evening in October. It is a cozy, family restaurant, that seems to be well-established. The food and experience was really excellent. We had short rib pasta and a lamb shank over risotto, plus appetizers and wine.the...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Chivers9
Reviewed October 8, 2019

This is a small, local restaurant that served excellent sea bass and osso bucco. We ate early on a Saturday evening, so the service was excellent, but I think that the one waiter was stretched thin when the restaurant was full. However, it was an...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Peter L
Reviewed September 22, 2019 via mobile

I’ve eaten at the restaurant three times and it is excellent serving “real” Italian cuisine! Their prosciutto de Parma and parmesan cheese appetizers tastes close to the the real thing! Their seafood dishes and beef Ragu are outstanding. And their selection of Italian wines by...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Foodiva665
Reviewed September 14, 2019

We were looking for good food, service, and value in mid-town, NYC - and found it: La Gioconda ! Terrific Italian menu - plus specialties. Everything is well-prepared. Service is friendly and welcoming - and in a small and nice setting. And for NYC, the...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank triptraveller
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and great welcome from the staff. A southern Italian style and a great selections of daily specials. Throughout the whole evening the staff were very attentive and on point on performance and politeness. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank alew141
Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

This is a small restaurant with basic decor but ver good food. We were greeted and seated by a friendly staff member who then ran through all of the night's specials. We arrived during happy hour which meant we got to choose a free tapas...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank gfsc5
Reviewed March 14, 2019

This local Italian restaurant seats about 30 people and is in a fairly small space on 53rd street. Decor is simple. There was a better than expected wine list but the two different glasses we chose were disappointing. Our salad was okay. My Paccheri alla...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Dinner was very good and reasonable. We enjoyed our visit. The staff was courteous and friendly. Small place with a few tables, but was bustling even for a Sunday evening.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jasminkotwal
Reviewed December 29, 2018

This was my fourth visit to this lovely little restaurant. We did not have reservations, but were in the neighborhood and stopped in to see if they were still serving lunch. To our surprise, they were offering a weekday fixed price two course lunch for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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