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“Lovely people, great vibes, great food”

Scalinatella Restaurant
Ranked #2,077 of 16,568 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Lenox Hill
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Booked for our last night in the city. Lovely people, we got stuck in traffic due to the rain so we were 15 mins late but they still held our table. The people are so welcoming and will cater to any request. The food is quite expensive, so make sure you really like Italian! Small place but worth it - the creamy truffle papperdellie was amazing. Thanks for a great night with great vibes! Recommend to any Italian food lover!

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed November 20, 2016

A fantastic Italian restaurant - you'll need to know what you want and be assertive - but the staff is there is make it a great evening. The quarters are tight, busy and noisy - but the food, vibe and feel is truely New York. The food, appetizers and meal is fresh and high energy.

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed November 7, 2016

If you like Italian food, the way Italian food was served in NYC in the 70's, then you will enjoy the place. The tables here are very close to one another and if you are claustrophobic, this is not the place for you. It is dark and crowded. To some that is part of the charm.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

On a recent visit to Scalinatella, we were welcomed with open arms. Although we are not "regulars", Vito and Giuseppe treated us like special customers and when in NYC, we intend to be regulars. The food was hot, fresh and delicious. In particular, the linguini with white clam was spot on. Note: The staff had excellent knowledge about the wines. I agree that the prices are "New York", but our table had plenty of space.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

For our last night in New York our hotels concierge suggested Scalinatella when we said we wanted Italian food. I checked it out on Trip Advisor and read several reviews...all pretty spot on. Good food, expensive (but not really surprisingly so) and the continuing theme that service was a bit rude/odd. We seemed to have two waiters during the evening. Our primary waiter was somewhat brusque--not really rude but definitely not people focused. Then we had a wonderful, chatty second waiter who came along a few minutes behind the first one to see if we had questions and made sure everything was taken care of. The menu is brief but the list of specials expansive. Pay attention when they rattle off all your options--it's hard to keep up! The beef carpaccio was delicious and my grilled sea bass was really good as well. My husband had the bone in veal chop and said it was good but not fantastic. We split cheesecake for dessert and it was very good--light with a very delicate crust.

Date of visit: October 2016
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