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1621 Second Ave. (E. 84th & E. 85th Sts.) Send to Phone
212-772-2242 | Menu
This celeb-frequented Upper East Side Italian classic is worth the wait.

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Elio's Restaurant Review

: For decades, the Who's Who of the Upper East Side, including a host of television personalities, have been crowding into this neighborhood restaurant for solid Italian fare. The wait for a table can seem endless, but the room is animated and welcoming, encircled as it is by globe lights, wood paneling and wainscoting. Think of Elio's as Elaine's with good food: shrimp-and-white-bean salad, spaghetti and veal done lots of ways. The fish varies daily, but is always cooked well, especially the simple Dover sole. And the desserts are a notch above the usual Italian restaurant fare; if lemon tart is available, take advantage of the opportunity.
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