Abboccato
Abboccato

Abboccato

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.abboccato.com/
  • Phone: 212 265 4000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 7:30am - 10:30am

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm -3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: David Arias
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Abboccato offers its lovely Terrazza for intimate gatherings. It can accommodate up to 20 guests at one exclusive table. You and your guests are raised above the main dining room and may enjoy the view, or be partitioned into a secluded area by drawing the curtains.
  • Private Party Contact: Senta Connolly 8887533607
  • Special Events: Abboccato is available for full restaurant buyouts.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 6th & 7th Avenue
  • Public Transit: NQR to the 57th Street, exit and walk east towards 6th/Avenue of the Americas.

  • Parking: No
A word from Abboccato
Abboccato, meaning “a touch of sweetness,” will feature a menu that reflects the true appetites of Italy. Owned by The Livanos Family, Abboccato will provide a taste and experience similar to that of authentic restaurants in Italy. Anyone looking for that unique Italian flavor will find themselves at home when dining at Abboccato.

The 75-seat restaurant serves true and time-honored Italian recipes elevated through the talent and techniques of executive chef David Arias, and features a multitude of Italian products and ingredients.

Abboccato offers a selection of Chiccetti, small plates for sharing, which encourage a lively dining experience. Plentiful pasta fill out the Primi Piatti options and fresh Artic Char, Lamb Chops, Whole Branzino and even Veal Sweetbreads make up the savory Secondi Piatti list.

In addition to the savory Italian cuisine, Abboccato’s dessert menu allows diners to end their meal as elegantly as they started it.
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Abboccato reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (39)great for lunch (27)romantic (23)fit for foodies (21)special occasion (19)notable wine list (17)good for groups (16)late-night find (4)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • I enjoyed it, but didn't love it
    newrestaurants
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I have walked by this cute restaurants many times, and looked forward to trying it. The cheese and meat appetizer were nice. The main course was not as tasty as I'd hoped. The wait staff was helpful and friendly. I just didn't enjoy it as much as I had thought I would. The decor is a little utilitarian-looking, or business-like.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Exceptional food and value!
    JCSCHNJVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Conveniently near the theater district, we enjoyed an exceptional prix fixe lunch comprised of a starter, entree and dessert. There were several choices available for each course. We were expecting good based on previous ratings, but this was truly great for the price. I had the calamari salad, perfectly prepared with a lemon aioli dressing, julienned red cabbage and plenty of delicately crisp, lightly polenta coated calamari. My wife had the caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes, tender mozzarella and an intense aged balsamic vinaigrette dressing as a starter. We both selected the house made tagliatelle pasta with bolognese meat sauce and parmesan, which was extraordinary due to its delicate tomato blush sauce. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very average.
    Boston
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Chicken was stale. Pasta dish also average. A bit embarrassing to take my guest there. I relied on the 4 Star rating that I read on Opentable. The Resturant was empty for lunch. Probably for a reason.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We returned here after 2 or 3 years, and found it to still be outstanding. Interesting menu, great service and a nice Prie Fixe option before the theater. Home-made pasta is always wonderful. Portions are reasonable and prices also reasonable for Manhattan. The only thing less than exceptional were the bread choices, but this is a minor point at an otherwise great spot. We were again surprised that the place was not more crowded.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Loretta22
    Loretta22
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is my third time at this restaurant and i have to say it was a bit disappointing for my dinner chopice. I had the Duck and I found it to be very tough and quite plain. I think that the chef did not do a good job and I dont think that should be on the menu. There are plenty of other good dishes to choose from. The menu that we read online was not the same as the menu when I went for dinner another big disappointment. So in closing I dont think I will be going back. There own price fix menu choices were not nearly as good as the last time I had gone.
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  • MMMMM, good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great spot. Seated right on time. Menu was awesome, as was the wine list. The staff were very attentive. I have had similar meals at near by establishments for twice the cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • joyousfoodsVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Arrived at 5:45P. Entree served at 6:45. Gave our credit cards at 7:00. Received receipts to sign at 7:15. Had indicated on arrival we had a 7:30P curtain. The food was good but impression diminished by the confusion & long waits
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-Theatre Place
    operalover212VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We booked this because we were going to see The Maids, which was playing right across the street. The food was good and the service very efficient. We also enjoyed the added bonus of being seated near James Earl Jones! The night was definitely theatrical.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dinner!
    Michele
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I loved the ambience here. We ordered cocktails while we waited for another person to show up for dinner, they were tasty, and surprisingly strong. They restaurant was out of the wine we wanted, but gave us samples of several other wines in the price range to help us choose another. Our server was very friendly and attentive, and all of our food was fantastic. The meatballs were so good that we had to get a second order.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NeNaVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food and the service were very good. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We ate at Abbocatto because of its proximity to City Center. However, the food was mediocre, and we won't return.
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  • Watch the tip calculations!!
    viewpointVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Only objection was the bill listed suggested tips of 18,20,22% but the calculation was based on the amount after tax. Since when are you supposed to pay a tip based on the city & state taxes? The incident makes one question the owner's integrity.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food and service, 5 stars
    Gupta
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went their for lunch last week, the place is really classy with delicious food and quick service. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was superb. I was very impressed with the menu options, but I was also thankful that it was restaurant week :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    iEatFood
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had a nice dinner in the upper section overlooking the street. Service was great and our waiter was able to accommodate our requests. We had a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio to enjoy with our dinner. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Terrific neighborhood restaurant. Great for pre-New York City Center dining!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lavanos family restaurant
    CATDVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We went for a pertheater dinner. We love both Molyvos and The Modern Barn...under the same ownership which is why we gave Abboccato a try. Nice bread basket, kudos to the salted breadsticks. It was restaurant week so my husband tried the 39.00 dinner. It was nothing special. I had the octopus which was again, not memorable and a simple green salad. I asked the waiter to add tomato to the salad. He told me that there would be an extra charge. And there was..$13.00 for a salad with tomato..come on..a bit excessive. With all the Italian choices in NYC, I'd pass on this one.
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  • Perfect for Lunch
    LunchDate
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Met with a friend to have lunch during the work day. Service was quick, food was excellent. As soon as we entered, we were seated right away. Noise level was low so it was easy to hold a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant
    Good4us
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had the chef's choice which was a six course meal. Nice sized portions and great taste.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rabelais
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was excellent. We had a bad experience two years ago but this time were very pleasantly surprised. The servers were good. When we told them we had a curtain to make the food arrived promptly. The dining room was quiet and very pleasant. We plan to return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great happy hour find
    Sheean
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Overall, it was a really nice spot for dinner. My friend and I showed up early for 3-5pm happy hour at the bar. The bartender was very friendly and made really cool cocktails, like mine had a blood orange ice cube in it. I had the sea scallops. They were cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love their cocktails
    Nicole
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've been here for dinner and it is phenomenal. Chef David is very talented and there is an excellent wine list. Lately though I've stopped by during happy hour and have really enjoyed sampling their cocktails. My favorite is the limoncello lemonade but other customers recommended I try the pear drink next time. All around great service, delicious food and fun drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place for a special date!
    miafoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was amazing! Really enjoyed every single dish. Would definitely go back!
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    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great food and great service, I would definately reccomend this restaurant to any one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Customer service
    Sasha
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Not only was the food amazing, flavorful and perfect temperature, but the service was outstanding. They were always checking back, but not in an annoying way. They were attentive to our needs and so polite. Perfect experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Panna Cotta was good!
    Ifoodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had lunch here for NYC Rest. Week. I was torn between the Caprese Salad and Trio of Bruschetta for the Antipasti portion of our lunch but our server did a great job selling the Caprese Salad so I had that and it was delicious! It was suppose to come with buffalo mozzarella but came with Burrata instead, which probably made it better. The Kumato tomato that came with it was perfectly sweet and drizzled with balsamic vinegar and basil. I had the Chicken Piccata for my Secondi which was just 'eh' and I was expecting more than the watercress salad but it had capers so I was satisfied. For Dolci, I had the Panna Cotta and it was the best part of the whole meal. Overall, the service was good but I'd probably only come back for Restaurant Week.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review
    Woodtick58
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Waitress was pleasant, but food delivery wasn't timely!
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Very thin grilled chicken cutlets served over a green salad took 50 minutes to arrive...abolutely absurd. It was during prime-time lunch hours and the dining room was virtually empty. My dining companion and I had indicated that we had limited time to spare, and were assured the food was on its way several times. Apparently, this is not a good spot for a quick business lunch. At least we were able to get in some bread sticks and antipasti during our hour there.
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  • Great restaurant week pick!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We were a party of 8 and everyone enjoyed their food. For some reason, on the day we were there, the food took a while to arrive. The staff was apologetic and professional.
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    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • meh.
    nomnomfoodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food at this venue is AMAZING however the service was incredibly slow. I waited 20 minutes from finishing my appetizer to getting my main dish. The slow service could have been due to the fact I came for restaurant week or the fact it was a sunday. I got the chicken on the restaurant week special and I have to say it was one of the best chicken I have had. The red peppers were cooked perfectly and I had enough sauce that my dish was not dry.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place and service
    Lici
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    main course was very bad, salad and desert delicious. Service apologized for food.
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  • freddiVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    staff was very accommodating constantly seeing if everything was ok.no bones in the branzino!
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Non-existent service
    Nyeaterinmidtown
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Abysmal service -- had to ask 8 times for menu and no appetizer for 25 mins so our party ended up leaving. Completely unacceptable
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  • Way too long for lunch
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Food was good for the most part - entrees were delish - I had shrimp, my pal had whole branzino. The bruschetta app was eh - I wouldn't really call it bruschetta, no crunch, bread was odd. It must have taken at least 30+ minutes for the three little bruschetta pieces to come out, and it wasn't even busy. For lunch? Then another 40 minutes for entrees!! You have to speed it up a bit when people have to get back to work.
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  • A five star experince.
    Chesky
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was my wife's birthday dinner and it was perfect in every way. Food was outstanding, a little noisy but high energy. Itt was also directly acvross the street from the show we were attending... She said she would go back for the Beet Salad alone!! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GrillVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Good, reasonably priced place tp eat before a show at theCity Center.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food was not outstanding, and relatively high priced. Expected better.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had the spaghetti bolognese which was the best i've ever had.
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  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our waitress was very sweet and accommodating. The prix fixe was a great deal. The ambiance was terrific. I will return the next time I go to a show at City Center!
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  • A bit disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It would have earned 3 plus stars IF the food which I ordered was improved in two ways. A somewhat larger portion, and prepared as spaghetti is expected to be prepared. I ordered one of the standard spaghetti with tomato sauce items,and a small green salad. The flat spaghetti was not not properly cooked, it could not be rolled on a fork and spoon as one usually expects,it had to be cut with the edge of the fork because it stuck together at the bottom of the plate/bowl in which it was served. The portion was so small that it also detracted from the meal. The next time I am in New York I may go back ...in the hopes that this experience was not usual But they missed on the basic...food preparation.
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