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$10 - $23
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Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Midtown East
0.5 miles from Rockefeller Center
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Reviewed May 24, 2022

Went for a quick solo dinner during a business trip, in part because of the restaurant's affiliation with American Airlines Dining program. Ordered a glass of red wine -- they have a nice selection of wines by the glass. Decided just to stick with pasta...as a solo dish, ordering the pappardelle ragu with short rib meet, in a brown sauce. The pasta was perfectly cooked homemade large flat noodles, delivered piping hot from the kitchen. By New York standards, I wasn't overwhelmed by the portion size but they also only charge $16 for the entree. So can't complain. All told a pretty decent experience, although they had the windows open (for air circulation, no doubt during an uptick in Covid infections). Glad I had a coat!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 21, 2022

My friends and I came across La Gioconda while we were exploring the city. The restaurant is small and intimate and perfect for a catch up with friends or date night. The menu had lots of great options, I had the lasagne which was delicious...and a really big portion too. We had a great experience mainly due to Johnny the waiter he was very friendly and chatted to us throughout our meal making us feel very welcome and giving us lots of good tips for exploring the city. I would definitely recommend eating here and want to thank Johnny for his hospitality.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2021

One can never go wrong dining at La Gioconda. Amazing choice of appetizers and main course. My friend and I had lasagna, simply the best one I ever had. And did I envy my friend's dessert: the flourless chocolate cake... OUTSTANDING!! She was so kind...to share it with me! Service is superb.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 5, 2021

Ate in curbside "covered" area. I've been to Spain and Italy, and the menu offers many choices from both countries. My friend had octopus while I had calamari. We shared a delicious salad and enjoyed prosecco. Very good value and excellent service. Friends live near...the restaurant and they often walk from their apartment and order takeout.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed November 13, 2020 via mobile

I asked the waiter which was their signature dishes, and was recommended two which were not the most expensive on the menu. I ordered a Tonarelli cacio & pepe @ $14.5. The home made fresh pasta was cooked to perfection, exactly how "al dente" should...be. The cream sause with black pepper and tasty pecorino cheese was great. This is a place I will visit again and taste the other signature dish!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

In this day and age, it seems to have an average price for similar restaurants in NYC of this quality, with the meal for 2 with tax and tips costing $95. Excellent and delicious food. Very nice service. We eat out quite a bit in...NYC and our favorite Italian restaurant was booked this night, so were very pleased to discover a new great place to have a wonderful meal.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

Found this gem of a place on google. Food was amazing and staff was wonderful. Definitely recommend checking this cute and cozy atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Excellent Italian Cuisine with an intimate atmosphere. Courteous staff and fantastic wine. You can’t go wrong here, they go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable dining experience. Highly Recommend, make a reservation to be sure you can get a table!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 24, 2019

Great little find! Food was great, atmosphere good and not crowded. Good value for money and nice option for a family meal.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2019

Great little find for Italian on Midtown East. The M train stops about a half block away. Small place. Great Waiter, he was so proud of the menu that night. I had a killer veal with Gorganzola sauce and delicious spinach, for NINETEEN BUCKS. Great...value, nice atmosphere and good staff. Go for it. With Tri Colore our new 2nd "go to" for Italian in the City.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019 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...the the main course portions. My wife had the Ravioli and this was the size of a small to medium appetizer at best. We all had different main course dishes and the only one that was a reasonable size was the Gnocchi. If it hadn’t been for the bread they serve before the main, we would all have left feeling hungry. If the size of the dishes had been reasonable I would also have said the price was good, but because they were small, I also think the price is too much.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2019

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...flourless chocolate cake was a great finale. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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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...excellent meal.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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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...the glass are excellent.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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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...value is great. Go here !More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Yes, La Gioconda offers takeout services.

La Gioconda is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5