Orso Orso
322 W. 46th St. (Eighth & Ninth Aves.)
New York, NY 10036
Cuisine: Italian
Famous food – and guests – at this Theater District trattoria.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.


  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

Orso Restaurant Review:

This two-level Restaurant Row trattoria attracts the Broadway theater crowd, including actors both famous and obscure. It's the sister restaurant to Joe Allen, the more known spot right across the street. Golden walls and white tablecloths make for a comfortable, cheerful space. Start with the rosemary-olive oil pizza bread or potato and ricotta gnocchi in tomato and basil sauce with buffalo milk mozzarella. Move on to main courses like grilled salmon with a lemon zest risotto; cast-iron roasted, grass-fed steak with mashed potatoes and spinach; or oven-roasted half free-range chicken in white wine and lemon sauce. Grilled lamb chops pair with roasted potatoes. Pumpkin cheesecake may cap the meal. House Pinot Grigio and Primitivo are served by the quarter liter; the rest of the wine list ventures around Italy, from Piemonte to Sicily.

Sapaio toscana 2019

GAYOT´s Wine of the Week is an Italian red wine made with Sapaia grapes, an ancient Tuscan varietal. Read the article. (Photo @soniadeboniph)