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“Most over-rated Italian restaurant in NYC”
Review of Elio's Restaurant

Elio's Restaurant
Ranked #2,855 of 13,938 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Reviewed November 20, 2011

The food is bland, the service is rude if you're not a celebrity, and the place is loud. Also, expect to pay twice as much for your meal as you would in a really good NY Italian restaurant. It's one of these places that is all about the crowd, not the food.

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Reviewed July 23, 2011

We met friends for dinner. The food was wonderful- best soft-shell crabs I've had. Others raved about the halibut. And save room for the chocolate sorbet! We sat and talked and were never rushed. We will definitely go back.

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Reviewed January 29, 2010

The waiter said it was the best chicken in the town and i am pretty sure it was. However, this is deff no burger king. You don't get it the way you want it. You get it the way they make it. Bottom line. A little cramped in there but honeslty, everyone in the place must have been high rollers. Great spot!!

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Reviewed December 13, 2009

My New Orleans friends and I dined at Elio's on the upper East side in Manhattan in November. Gwyneth Paltrow had listed it as one of her favorite places to eat in NYC on her GOOP website. It was PACKED to the gills. We were squeezed (all 8 of us) into a corner table so close to the people next to us that they asked us to move over and we couldn't budge. I got a little claustrophobia but the food was superb! I will only go back when it's NOT as crowded - it's good but hectic.

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Reviewed February 8, 2008

this place would get 5 stars, but the clientele is more my parent's age. food and service were awesome (homemade style), and the likes of ed koch and donnie deutsch didn't hurt either....

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