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Amata Cucina Italiana

209 E 56th St, 56th Street Bet. 2nd and 3rd Aves, New York City, NY 10022-3705
+1 212-308-0830
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
209 E 56th St, 56th Street Bet. 2nd and 3rd Aves, New York City, NY 10022-3705
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Reminded me of an old time Neapolitan restaurant, dark wood with white table cloths. We enjoyed veal and eggplant parmigiana. Pasta was cooked perfectly.

Thank Ita49
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Amata is one of those classic Italian restaurants that just feels right. Dark wood, white table cloths, a bit of an attitude, and really great food. Located on a quiet block of 56th St. is really is like entering another world––calm and relaxed. We a...More

Thank JD K
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I have eaten at Amata probably 20 times. Never..ever ..a less than perfect meal. From the apps to the veal chop (best I have ever had in NYC over 20 + years) this is a must 'GO TO" place. Little bit off the beaten path...More

Thank mullynyc
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Off the beaten path, Amata is a charming restaurant with great Italian food. The selections are wide, and the atmosphere is quiet so you can talk and actually hear your table-mate. They serve high quality Neapolitan Italian food, and the seafood is especially good. Service...More

Thank Joan R
Reviewed May 16, 2018

The food was ok but nothing special. I had the Mussels which I found to be a bit fishy tasting, my friend had the blackened chicken which she enjoyed. If I came back I would definitely try the pizza which looked very good BUT what...More

Thank Lastrin818
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

We recently dined here while we we staying in Fitzpatricks hotel-less than 10 mins walk away and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal- not an excessive amount on your plate which makes a pleasant change- but had a really great flavour. When the owner Chris realised...More

Thank DownMadge
Amata N, Owner at Amata Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed May 2, 2018

Looking for nearby restaurants in TripAdvisor I came upon this name and went for dinner. Good find. It is a nice restaurant with a nice bar where I ate. The atmosphere is elegant and the place is quite nice. The service was good as was...More

Thank GrandeSanJuan
Amata N, Manager at Amata Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

We're glad you found us on Trip Advisor! Thank you for stopping by and enjoying our authentic Italian cuisine. We appreciate your review and look forward to welcoming you back next time you're in New York.

Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

The website says Amata means beloved and I can understand why. A friend and I arrived there recently for dinner before a show at Carnegie Hall. We were skeptical at first as the restaurant was empty. What place is empty at 6PM on a Saturday...More

Thank Valerie C
Amata N, Owner at Amata Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Valerie, thank you for your positive review! We're glad you and your friend tried us out and enjoyed our delicious food. And we appreciate your praises of our staff, as we take pride in customer service. We look forward to having you back next time...More

Reviewed September 13, 2017

The service and the ambience were excellent. The tables have white table clothes and the waiter was very attentive. We ordered the white salad. (endive, hearts of palm and shaved parmesan). It sounded interesting but was very bland. It would have been better with a...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Carpaccio was good, and the Tiramisu also. But I ate (partly only) one of the worst seafood risottos ever, dry, without taste, without any sauce. And I do eat a lot of seafood risottos everywhere ! Perhaps the pastas are better, do not know. But...More

Thank Demapi
Management response:Responded September 11, 2017

Demapi, we appreciate that you took the time to leave us your honest comments. We certainly don't want any of our guests leaving unsatisfied after a meal, and we apologize that the food was not to your liking. Please know that your review will be...More

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like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
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and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 E 56th St, 56th Street Bet. 2nd and 3rd Aves, New York City, NY 10022-3705
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-308-0830
AMATA is a vibrant yet cozy Italian restaurant serving delicious traditional Italian fare with a modern flair. Located in East Midtown of Manhattan, NYC, Amata boasts a large, splendidly-decorated room, with white linen service, sidewalk café seating, a quaint and lively bar, and a smaller intimate room for private events.
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