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Asparagus risotto topped with a quail egg and balsamic reduction at Sirio Ristorante in New York

Best New York Italian Restaurants

 

Looking for the best Italian food in New York? Below you'll find our picks for some of the best Italian restaurants in Manhattan and beyond NYC.

View the Top 10 Italian Restaurants in New York


CHELSEA

Eolo Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Eolo, New York, NY 190 Seventh Ave.
New York, NY 10011
Menu
Creative, multi-layered, and satisfying Sicilian fare. More...

EAST VILLAGE

Gemma Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Gemma, New York, NY The Bowery Hotel
335 Bowery
New York, NY 10003
Menu
Once seedy, the Bowery is now scene-y---especially this farmhouse-styled eatery serving trendy Tuscan fare. More...

FLATIRON DISTRICT

i Trulli Italian
15/20
Dining Room at i Trulli, New York, NY 122 E. 27th St.
New York, NY 10016
Menu
Country-style Pugliese cooking that will whisk your taste buds away to the orchards of Apulia. More...

SD26 Italian
15/20
Dining Room at SD26, New York, NY 19 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
Menu
The rebirth of San Domenico is no less opulent. More...

Zio Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Zio, New York, NY 17 W. 19th St.
New York, NY 10011
Menu
Unpretentious yet nicely prepared Italian cuisine in the Flatiron District. More...

GRAMERCY PARK

Maialino Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Maialino, New York, NY Gramercy Park Hotel
2 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10010
Menu
Danny Meyer does it again---this time Roman-style. More...

HELL'S KITCHEN

Tavola Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Tavola, New York, NY 488 Ninth Ave.
New York, NY 10018
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Neapolitan pizzas and homey Italian fare in Hell's Kitchen. More...

LITTLE ITALY

Torrisi Italian Specialties Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Torrisi Italian Specialties, New York, NY 250 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012
Menu
A Little Italy rarity: above-average Italian-American fare. More...

LOWER EAST SIDE

Tre Italian
14/20
173 Ludlow St.
New York, NY 10002
Menu
Updated Italian in chic surroundings on the LES. More...

MIDTOWN EAST

Barbaresco Italian
14/20
843 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10065
Menu
This unassuming and charming Italian bistro on Lexington Avenue offers a highly polished dining experience. More...

Felidia Ristorante Italian
16/20
Dining Room at Felidia Ristorante, New York, NY 243 E. 58th St.
New York, NY 10022
Menu
The only NYC Italian eatery presided over by a woman who taught Julia Child. More...

MIDTOWN WEST

Abboccato Italian Kitchen Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Abboccato Italian Kitchen, New York, NY 136 W. 55th St.
New York, NY 10019
Menu
Rustic and charming atmosphere brings the true feel of Italy to Midtown Manhattan. More...

Casa Nonna Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Casa Nonna, New York, NY 310 W. 38th St.
New York, NY 10036

"Grandma's House" is a spacious restaurant filled with lovingly prepared delights from Tuscany and Rome. More...

Circo Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Circo, New York, NY 120 W. 55th St.
New York, NY 10019

This Maccioni family haunt is as entertaining on the eyes as it is the taste buds. More...

NOHO

Il Cantinori Italian
14/20
32 E. Tenth St.
New York, NY 10003
Menu
This stucco Tuscan trattoria is well-known to regulars (even the not-so-regular celebrities) for it uncomplicated northern Italian cuisine. More...

NOLITA

Emporio Italian
14/20
231 Mott St.
New York, NY 10012
Menu
Standout neighborhood spot serving Roman cuisine. More...

SOHO

Costata Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Costata, New York, NY 206 Spring St.
New York, NY 10012
Menu
Michael White goes steak-centric at this SoHo restaurant. More...

Osteria Morini Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Osteria Morini, New York, NY 218 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10012
Menu
Michael White's homage to Emilia-Romagna in SoHo. More...


TRIBECA

Locanda Verde Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Locanda Verde, New York, NY The Greenwich Hotel
377 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10013
Menu
It's rustic meets chic at this happening TriBeCa Italian eatery. More...

UPPER EAST SIDE

Alloro Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Alloro, New York, NY 307 E. 77th St.
New York, NY 10075
Menu
Simple but elevated Italian cuisine on the Upper East Side. More...

Sirio Ristorante Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Sirio Ristorante, New York, NY The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York
795 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10021
Menu
An Italian restaurant from Sirio Maccioni, legendary restaurateur behind Le Cirque. More...

UPPER WEST SIDE

Caffe Storico Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Caffe Storico, New York, NY New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Menu
Stephen Starr goes uptown (and historical) at this elegant Italian eatery. More...

'Cesca Italian
14/20
164 W. 75th St.
New York, NY 10023
Menu
Rustic Italian on the Upper West Side. More...

Salumeria Rosi Italian
14/20
283 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10023
Menu
Tiny Tuscan on the Upper West Side offers Italian salumi and tapas dining. More...

WEST VILLAGE

I Sodi Italian
14/20
105 Christopher St.
New York, NY 10014
Menu
Above-average Italian fare distinguishes I Sodi from its West Village brethren. More...

Morandi Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Morandi, New York, NY 211 Waverly Pl.
New York, NY 10014
Menu
Keith McNally and chef Tony Liu team up to create a hip West Village outpost of authentic Italian cuisine. More...

Rosemary's Italian
14/20
18 Greenwich Ave.
New York, NY 10011
Menu
Stylized but well-executed Italian in an eye-tantalizing West Village space. More...

BROOKLYN

al di la Italian
14/20
Dining Room at al di la, Brooklyn, NY 248 Fifth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Casually chic Venetian trattoria offering northern Italian meals. More...

La Nonna Ristorante & Bar Italian
14/20
184 Kent Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Rustic and sometimes inventive Italian fare on the Williamsburg waterfront. More...

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