We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Tucked Away in Washington Heights”
Review of Saggio

Saggio
Ranked #2,023 of 13,684 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Pasco, Washington
Level Contributor
90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Tucked Away in Washington Heights”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Freshly made pasta for all their dishes, the lasagne was delicious. They also make their own gnocchi but the dish was too much sauce and not enough gnocchi. Veal parmesan was excellent.

The freshly made mozarella ball appetizer is very good too.

We got the house red and the house white wines at about $25/bottle and they were good.

The place was packed out on a Sunday night. And the restaurant is tight and loud. A great place to relax and enjoy good company.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank pinkpepper9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

72 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    36
    29
    2
    4
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I moved to Washington Heights from Hell's Kitchen (sigh, I know, what I get for getting engaged to a nurse at Columbia and couldn't turn down the gigantic hospital housing apartments)...
ANYWAYS. So I was bummed, Sad, to move from probably one of the most foodie parts of Manhattan, to a place I didn't even know was on the Island!

But then I found Saggios!!! It's as good as the best Italian in East Village and LES (Sorry HK, your pre-theater mediocre italian was a huge negative). Here's my one tip- ALWAYS ORDER FROM THE SPECIALS MENU!!!!!!!!! I always come for dinner and am NEVER disappointed. I still talk about their langoustine linguine-- and I got in 8 months ago!

So go, I know it might be a trek for most but I promise a great night out!

  • Visited February 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank kmbx21
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Worth a detour”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

While New York is full of great restaurants, it can be hard to find them as one reaches the top of the island. Saggio will not disappoint if you find yourself in Hudson Heights.

Saggio's rustic home cooking showed attention and excellence from start to finish. An arugula and panfried fresh sardine salad competed with a perfectly prepared and portioned plate of broiled vegetables for starters.

Our entrees were a beautifully carmelized salmon dish and a plate of homemade pasta bolognese (worth returning for by itself!) . There was plenty of variety on the menu -- both special and regular items -- that would make this an easy place to frequent and not get bored.

The intimate interior is comfortably cozy. A great place for two or four, but a bit tough for a larger group above six. The bar is tight but well-stocked.

This place may not have the fancy atmosphere of many midtown places, but it sure has the food. Prices were reasonable, if not cheap for the quality.

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank J W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dayton, OH
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Don't miss saggio”
Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

This is the 4th visit and the level of service and the quality of the food have been consistently excellent
This location is small, but worth the trip, I'm so glad to have found them

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank petesrep
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Saggio also viewed

New York City, NY
New York City, NY
 

Been to Saggio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing