Zagat-Rated Italian Cuisine at Gente Ristorante Italiano. Two Options Available (Half Off).

Midtown Center

481 Ratings

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Zagat-rated Italian eatery with cuisine influenced directly by the chef’s frequent visits to Milan and other regions in Italy

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required for lunch, recommended for dinner. Alcohol is not discounted more than 50%. Merchant is solely responsible for all sales and delivery of alcohol. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Must purchase 1 food item. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour specials. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $40 for $80 worth of Zagat-rated Italian cuisine and drinks
  • $80 for $160 worth of Zagat-rated Italian cuisine for four or more

The dinner menu includes penne alla vodka ($18), risotto with jumbo shrimp and asparagus ($25), lasagna ($21), chicken piccata ($22), and grilled lamb chops ($30).

Gente Ristorante Italiano

Every day, an endless stream of airplanes flits between the United States and Europe. One of them, though is carrying precious cargo: a daily delivery of sorbetto and gelato for Gente Ristorante Italiano straight from Milan. This tight connection with Italy shines in the rest of the menu, too. All of the cuisine is directly inspired by owner and executive chef Jay B. Mitchell’s hundreds of visits to the country. For example, he first spied the insalata parma dish on the menu at a Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat beach club. With his risotto, he hopes to re-create the classic risottos served at the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan.

Zagat ranked the comforting Italian cuisine at Gente Ristorante Italiano “very good to excellent,” thanks in part to all this research. “The trick, I believe,” wrote a reporter for Short and Sweet NYC, “is when combining local produce with unmatchable Italian staples, Gente manages to produce the essence of a ‘local’ Italian dining experience in a neighborhood notorious for grab-and-go commuter clientele.”

Customer Reviews

481 Ratings

The restaurant was nice. The food was good.
Jennifer S. · October 3, 2016
Great location near Grand Central. Nice ambience, cotton tablecloths and napkins . Very attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff, excellent service but not overbearing . The food is excellent , reasonable wine prices and very nice selection! We will be back!
Douglas L. · September 26, 2016
Great food and great service. We ordered 2 appetizers and 2 entries. All were fantastic, especially the Carpaccio and Shrimp Tagliolini.
Will W. · September 19, 2016
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    Midtown Center

    153 E 45th St.

    New York, NY 10017


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