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Felidia Ristorante

243 E. 58th St. (Second & Third Aves.) Send to Phone
212-758-1479 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
The only NYC Italian eatery presided over by a woman who taught Julia Child.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
Open late Fri.-Sat.
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Dining room at Felidia Ristorante, New York, NY

Felidia Ristorante Restaurant Review

: Lidia Bastianich, cookbook author and co-owner of Esca and Becco in New York and Lidia's in Kansas City and Pittsburgh, still considers Felidia the jewel in her culinary crown. The bi-level restaurant is elegant and betrays a convivial love of all things Italian. Her chef at this flagship, Fortunato Nicotra, delivers a consistently distinctive gastronomic experience notable for its nod to Istria, near the Italian and former-Yugoslavian border from where Bastianich hails. There are always interesting foods to sample at Felidia, including a changing menu that highlights a particular Italian region and dishes selected to complement specific extra-virgin olive oils. Some winners: black and white spaghetti with oven-dried tomato and almond pesto, sweet shrimp and calamari; yellowfin tuna grilled on one side "Palermitana" style with caponata; and roasted calf’s liver with polenta, farro and shallot gratin. The extensive Italian wine list is a treat.

User Ratings & Reviews for Felidia Ristorante
Average rating    2.8
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Lost
by Pitgnarf on Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:47 am
 
Having been an early customer I can comment on what I experienced over the years.
Initially an excellent choice both food & service, as time wore on it sadly declined in both areas, since I don't eat "reputation".
Here is what I found, an angry, disinterested attitude by the so called "wait staff", food that can measured and compared to the better pizza joints in NY.
I don't EVER send food back, nor complain, since it almost always leads to more problems than a bad meal is worth, I just won't go back and make sure those I know are aware of my experience.
To me consistent high quality in product and service is the mark of of a top restaurant, sadly both are missing. A luncheon with several European banking executives had them leaving horrified in the middle of the meal as they had no further desire to be treated wretchedly by the "server" dumping plates on the table, nasty answers to simple questions about the menu items, etc.,
Without a doubt NOT a top 10 restaurant.
I long for it to return to its original high quality.
 
The Best Italian in NYC
by heidilobster on Thu May 06, 2010 8:13 am
 
I absolutely love this place and it seems to get better and better each time I go. The pastas are out of this world, so fresh and light! I also love the whole roasted branzino, I look forward to getting this every time I'm there. This is really a must try if you haven't already.
 
Simply Amazing
by foodienyc212 on Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:40 pm
 
Can't express what a wonderful evening we had at Felidia's last week. The food was simply amazing and the service also added to the wonderful experience. It is rare to find a restaurant that maintains such a high standard for so many years. I've been coming here with my husband for 15 years and the food is as good as ever. I urge you to try the Branzino and the tiramisu for dessert, they are unforgettable!
 
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