Top Italian Restaurants in New York

Oh, those New Yorkers, they sure know how to cook a proper plate of spaghetti! Not to mention Neapolitan style pizza. And let’s not even go there when assessing wine lists featuring rare Italian bottles (even for Rome). In regards to Italian flavours, New York has it all. We tested more than 50 venues, including authentic and the more audaciously innovative, with historic names and novel openings.

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Del Posto

Average Price $ 150.0

85 10th Avenue - New York

We are back in what is considered New York's most famous Italian restaurant, with that classic charm, with the piano, dark and elegant tones, the flights of stairs, and well-spaced...

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Wine List

Sofia Wine Bar

Average Price $ 40.0

242 E 50th St - New York

What a cozy and intimate wine bar! Sofia is a favorite wine destination in Midtown offering a brilliant wine selection by the glass with more than 50 options available. You...

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Paola's Restaurant

Average Price $ 60.0

1295 Madison Avenue - New York

This historic restaurant in NYC is among the most popular, especially among winelovers. Paola's offers traditional Italian cuisine with a Roman accent. The menu revolves around Italy with dishes that...

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Wine List

Ai Fiori

Average Price $ 100.0

400, 5th Avenue - New York

Located in the elegant Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel, Ai Fiori celebrates the Italian and French Riviera with food that confidently reworks the regional Mediterranean tradition. The restaurant is open for...

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Casa Lever

Average Price $ 70.0

390 Park Avenue - New York

A fine and up-date wine list plus a menu of exemplary Italian dishes make Casa Lever a benchmark restaurant in New York. Dishes are elegant with interesting creative touches. The...

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Pizzeria

Trapizzino

Average Price $ 10.0

144 Orchard St - New York

Trapizzino, supplì, wine, beer, espresso coffee. The perfect synthesis of this place is written on the blackboard at the entrance. Trapizzini triangles, always fragrant, are stuffed with select ingredients and...

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Pizzeria

Mani in Pasta

Average Price $ 20.0

14 E 37th St - New York

A Neapolitan who bakes Roman-style pizzas in New York: the curious destiny of Giuseppe Manco, great connoisseur of the craft, who after working for many years on Neapolitan pies has...

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Restaurant

Feroce Ristorante, Caffè & Bar

Average Price $ 60.0

105 W 28th St - New York

Feroce is our Opening of the Year. In the multitude of Italian openings we monitored all over the world we chose the new project coordinated by Francesco Panello in Chelsea....

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Trattoria/bistrot

Cardoncello Divino

Average Price $ 50

43 W 27th St - New York

In this Chelsea restaurant we found a comforting and reassuring Italian cuisine. The decor is questionable, there is a certain taste for kitsch, but the flavours speak of real and...

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Trattoria/bistrot

Osteria 57

Average Price $ 60

57 W 10th St - New York

This small and well-kept restaurant in the heart of Greenwich Village was a pleasant surprise. Run by two young men who really know their stuff, Emanuele Nigro and chef Riccardo...

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Pizzeria

Song' e Napule

Average Price $ 20

146 W Houston St - New York

            Genuine flavours in this tiny and spartan pizzeria led by Ciro Iovine and his brother Giovanni. Sensible skills are evident in the way the broccoli...

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Wine List

Sistina

Average Price $ 90

24 E 81st St - New York

A New York staple, owner Giuseppe Bruno has been runnng this sophisticated restaurant for more than 30 years. Refined food, great service, and a memorable wine program fit inside a...

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Pizzeria

Una Pizza Napoletana

Average Price $ 35

175 Orchard St - New York

The pizza whisperer. For Anthony Mangieri pizza is a matter of life. Just look at how he handles the dough, the concentration with which he mixes it, nothing is delegated,...

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Pizzeria

Ribalta

Average Price $ 30

48 East 12th Street - New York

In Italian restaurants in New York it’s quite difficult to find an Italian cuisine that’s more authentic than Ribalta’s. Think Gragnano spaghetti with perfectly sautéed piennolo tomatoes, or paccheri alla...

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Wine List

Marea

Average Price $ 50

240 Central Park South - New York

We returned to one of the most famous restaurants in the city, the realm of chef Michael White, alongside a fantastic collection of wines assembled by Francesco Grosso. We started...

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Restaurant

Il Gattopardo

Average Price $ 60

13-15 West 54th Street - New York

Owner Gianfranco Sorrentino is a Neapolitan with a passion for Mediterranean cucina shared with his wife Paula. Every detail matters to them. Their careers began with a restaurant inside MOMA...

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Trattoria/bistrot

Piccola Cucina Estiatorio

Average Price $ 65.0

75 Thompson St, - New York

Philip Guardione, owner of Piccola Cucina, comes from the school of Sergio Mei who has trained many talented chefs around the world. We’ve visited three times this restaurant in 2018...

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Trattoria/bistrot

San Carlo - Osteria Piemonte

Average Price $ 60.0

90 Thompson Street - New York

A corner of Turin in the heart of Soho. Seating about forty, the minimalist and elegant design, has a well-marked identity. The dishes are well crafted, beautifully presented, for the...

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Wine Bar

Anfora

Average Price $ 25.0

34 8th Avenue - New York

It's amphora fever. Ancient origins, sustainable practices and very currents results. The use of terraccotta excites producers, critics and the public, from Georgia to New York City. If you're in...

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Restaurant

Antica Pesa

Average Price $ 75.0

115 Berry Street - New York

Panella brothers’ creature runs at full speed. A legendary restaurant in central Rome (opened in 1922), much loved by Italian and international celebrities, who have adopted it as a favourite...

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Pizzeria

Camillo

Average Price $ 20.0

1146 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn - New York

Offering quality Roman-style pinsa in New York City: this is the goal of Tuscan chef Michele Baldacci, who manages to establish, in a not so easy area of Brooklyn, a...

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Trattoria/bistrot

Rafele

Average Price $ 40.0

29 7th Ave S - New York

Raffaele Ronca, a native of Giugliano near Naples, five years ago created Rafele, a pizzeria and restaurant that combines good pizza with the best traditional products of Italy. The super...

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Wine Bar

Tarallucci e Vino Nomad

Average Price $ 35.0

44 East 28th St - New York

"All ends well with tarallucci and wine," says a popular Italian saying: is the best way to resolve any kind of dispute. It is an attitude to avoid conflict and...

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