Italian Restaurants in New York City

Up to 50% Off at Convo Bar

Convo Bar

Midtown

$40 $20

Appetizers such as rosemary focaccia, garlic shrimp, and meatballs sliders precede wood-fired pizzas dressed in italian sausage and basil

Up to 44% Off Italian Dinner & Wine at Intermezzo

Intermezzo

Chelsea

$79.40 $45

Family-recipe Italian meals served amid black-and-white photos and crystal chandeliers that evoke midcentury glamour

Up to 61% Off Pasta Bistro Grill

Pasta Bistro Grill

Greenwich Village

$20 $10

After PEI clams or eggplant fritters, diners dive into almond-crusted lamb or grilled swordfish before cannoli or mud cake

Gallo Nero – Up to 49% Off Italian Dinner with Wine

Gallo Nero

West Village

$84.85 $45

Chefs craft pastas in-house and garnish dishes with fresh herbs

Up to 53% Off Upscale Italian Dinner at Re Sette

Re Sette

Midtown Center

$100 $49

(139)

Gothic-styled eatery near Theater District with southern Italian-inspired dishes from brick-oven pizzas to fresh homemade pastas

Half Off at Rocco's Brick Oven Pizzeria

Rocco's Brick Oven Pizzeria

East Elmhurst

$25 $12.50

Enjoy dinner cuisine such as veal and peppers, piccata, baked ziti, and prosciutto di parma pizza

Up to 53% Off Prosecco and Oysters at Cacio e Vino

Cacio e Vino

East Village

$38 $19

(359)

Platters of fresh oysters paired with bubbly glasses of prosecco

50% Off Italian Food at Rossini's Restaurant

Rossini's Restaurant

Murray Hill

$100 $50

(268)

Veal, chicken, and filet mignon prepared the Northern Italian way, as well as daily seafood and pasta specials

42% Off Italian Cuisine at IL Tesoro Ristorante

IL Tesoro Ristorante

Upper East Side

$60 $35

(68)

Owner and chef draws on his experience in Italy when crafting dishes—such as the signature risotto alla pescatora—with seasonal ingredients

Up to 48% Off Italian Meal and Themed Event

Magic & Pasta

Kitchen NYC

$125 $69

Enjoy an intimate housemade Italian meal at TV, music, or movie themed event

Up to 45% Italilan Meal at Mezzogiorno

Mezzogiorno

SoHo

$82 $45

(86)

Sample entrees such as pappardelle in a wild boar ragout or pesto and pine nut pizzas, paired with glasses of wine

Up to 50% Off a Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner at Serafina

Serafina Meatpacking

Multiple Locations

$114 $59

Meals start with pizza, followed by choices that play on Northern Italian flavors, such as ravioli in sage sauce and sea bass

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Il Riccio aims to evoke a seaside trattoria on the Amalfi Coast with its abundance of fresh seafood, and indeed, as soon as you step through the doors, it’s easy to forget you’re on the Upper East Side. The cozy spot is hung with eclectic decor the likes of which might accumulate in a beach cottage after years of happy summers: painted fish trail across sunny yellow walls below plates painted with folk-art depictions of octopuses and the sea urchins that give the restaurant its name. In addition to shrimp, red snapper, and scallops, there are pastas such as housemade ravioli in saffron sauce and a handful of simply prepared chicken and veal dishes, all ready to be paired with Italian wines. Dessert options go far beyond the standard gelato and tiramisu to encompass a wide array of fresh-baked pastries. A fruit tart’s “plump whole berries, crisp, flaky crust, and sweet sugar glaze brings perfect closure” to meals, according to New York magazine. Indulging in this bounty alongside plenty of neighborhood regulars, the Il Riccio staff members say they regularly spot such celebrities as Ralph Lauren, Michael Bloomberg, and Henry Kissinger, rumored to stop in to catch up and slurp a giant bowl of fettuccine together.

152 E 79th St
New York,
NY
US

With dishes of thick, sage-seasoned veal chops and house-made pasta on its tables, it's no wonder that the dining room at Da Noi gets crowded. The Midtown spot is usually "packed with devotees of solid Northern Italian fare," according to New York Magazine, which also praised the "elegant" wood-paneled dining room.


A Taste of Northern Italy

Da Noi's chefs celebrate the subtleties of Northern Italian cuisine by tirelessly chopping fresh herbs, slicing scarlet-hued beef carpaccio, and sautéing filets of fresh sole in white wine. Da Noi's handmade pasta dishes have turned many first-time diners into regulars, but other enthusiasts return again and again for pasta-free dishes such as grilled chicken livers dressed in a tangy balsamic dressing and served over fresh field greens.


A Sip of La Dolce Vita

The dessert menu rubs shoulders with the cocktail program at Da Noi, and the results are lavishly indulgent. Bartenders mix and muddle ingredients such as white chocolate and fresh blueberries with potent liqueurs, and decorate shaken martinis with whimsical garnishes. Glasses of silky house-made limoncello present a careful balance of sweet and tart flavors.


138 Fingerboard Rd
Staten Island,
NY
US

Beneath a canopy of red and white fabric, monkeys cross a trapeze, giraffes play instruments, and diners indulge in fine Italian cuisine. Circo takes its name seriously—which is to say, playfully. It was founded by Sirio Maccioni, who founded culinary landmark Le Cirque, and his wife Egidiana, who carried on the family tradition of Italian cooking.

The menu focuses on handmade pastas, pizzas, and secondi of seafood, veal, and chicken, brimming with ingredients and flavors that, though decidedly Italian, won’t be found in your average neighborhood red-sauce joint. Award-winning executive chef, Alfio Longo, creations include: Pyramidal pumpkin agnolotti basks in a brown-butter and amaretto crumble, chestnut pappardelle entwines with muscovy-duck ragu, celery root, and hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, and smoked salmon and capers dot the creamy base of a white pizza. For added drama, there are platters of red snapper and turbot prepared tableside for two. Filled Tuscan donuts and cannoli with blood-orange sorbet end meals on a note sweeter than a barbershop quartet’s rendition of “That’s Amore.”

120 W. 55th St
New York,
NY
US

Under the leadership of executive chef Salvatore Fraterrigo, Centro Vinoteca's chefs fill diners' tables with revised Italian classics that include seasonal, organic ingredients from local markets, earning the restaurant a feature in the New York Times and in Time Out New York. Originally from the western coast of Sicily, Salvatore Fraterrigo learned to update his favorite Sicilian dishes by incorporating the techniques that he learned while working in kitchens throughout Europe and the United States. Centro Vinoteca also boasts an extensive wine list, which includes bottles from wine regions across Italy. Designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen, the dining room spreads across two levels, with the second floor available for private events or highly publicized marriage proposals. High-backed booths surround the dark wooden tables, french windows flood the space with natural light during the day, and hanging lanterns facilitate shadow-puppet practice at night.

74 Seventh Ave S
New York,
NY
USA

The building known today as Limelight Marketplace has worn many hats. Originally built in 1844 as a gothic-style church, it eventually shed its sacred skin and became The Limelight, a popular club of the 1980s that was frequented by such celebrities as the light bulb used in police-movie interrogation scenes. Scandals forced The Limelight to close its doors, leaving the building barren until its retail transformation in 2009. “We really don’t want to be that associated with the past,” Limelight Marketplace’s developer Jack Menashe told the New York Times. The array of shops and restaurants framed by checkerboard tile floors and dangling chandeliers almost distract from the stained-glass windows and limestone arches of the space's churchly past, but the three-story bazaar exudes a modern, ritzy feel that was never there before. “We wanted that feeling of discovery," says Menashe, "like you’re finding something new and exciting around every corner.”

656 Avenue Of The Americas
New York,
NY
US

The rustic Italian cuisine at La Giara takes its inspiration from the food of Italian peasants, which is why the owners chose to name their restaurant after a symbol of the pastoral world—an earthenware jar. For nearly 20 years, the chefs at La Giara have been serving up homemade pastas, pan-roasted fish, and homemade desserts to Murray Hill regulars. The menu features a section of popular dishes, all priced at $16, including porcini mushroom raviolo in butter-truffle sauce, a Kobe–style beef burger with smoked mozzarella, and short ribs braised in red wine over fried polenta. Other dishes include homemade pappardelle in marinated wild boar stew, and pan-roasted salmon in lemon and caper sauce. For dessert, diners can choose from five traditional offerings, such as chocolate and almond flourless cake, mascarpone cheesecake with berry compote, and tiramisu. The restaurant’s décor matches the rustic fare, with stone floors, exposed brick walls, and dark timber beams running the length of the ceiling.

501 3rd Ave
New York,
NY
US

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