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Aleo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.aleorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 691-8136
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm, Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:45pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:45pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Pietro Raimondi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: On and Off premise catering. Private parties are welcome.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We are available for private parties, and willing to work with you on any budget requirements you have.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Avenue
  • Public Transit: 6 Train to 23rd St.
    N Train to 23rd St.
    1 Train to 18th St. or 23rd St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public Parking available 6-11pm. Private lot nearby.
A word from Aleo
ALEO Restaurant & Bar showcases innovative Mediterranean and Italian cuisine with expertly prepared fresh seafood dishes, original pasta creations, prime cut meats and signature starters. ALEO features an outdoor landscaped garden area for dining al fresco and a welcoming marble bar. Voted by Citysearch as ONE OF THE TOP TEN MEDITERANEAN restaurants in NYC. Zagat "A GREAT DATE PLACE".Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Needs much attention. Ordered grilled squid but they brought out deep fried, which I sent back. The subsequent grilled squid was only OK. Pizza was fair. Salad, with watermelon and nuts and feta did not have any feta. Hanger steak was fair to good."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Meat was undercooked (literally raw in the middle when I received it); I requested that they cook it longer, and it came back with portions still raw. Wines were bland and waiter was not particularly helpful in selecting a wine."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Eat here often. Good homestyle italian food. Service great. Staff very welcoming."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Went there with my girlfriend the waitstaff and the food was excellent great spot for dinner the outside sitting which wee love we defenetly return on our next time to the citi !"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I had a pre-theater dinner there and the food was just awful! Stay away."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My two companions and I each had a different salad and enjoyed them all--Mediterranean touches, nice greens."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Saturday night 8pm reservation, there were only two other tables occupied. We had a Groupon coupon. I ordered the special blackened Mahi-Mahi. The fish was overcooked and the blackening spices were applied after it was cooked. I have had better fish in a diner. My husband had the orchiette which he liked. Tiramisau was good. We hav eaten here sporadrically over the past 20 years but after this experience, I won't go back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great red sauce Italian. Service is always good staff very friendly food very good"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Octopus great. Pasta al dente fish good service great. Great neighborhood spot"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Food was good, service was ok - our waiter was not very attentive- had to track him down a couple of times for items - a glass a wine, a fork, the check, etc. There was a large party going on in the back of the restaurant at the same time so we had to wait for a table and then we were relegated to a front table opposite the bar. The whole restaurant seemed chaotic - not a relaxing vibe. But the food was very good."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We had never been here before but located on Open Table since we wanted to dine in this area. The restaurant was extremely busy with two large groups. At the beginning, after we were seated, no one came over to even take our drink order….they were busy with the groups. At this point my boyfriend ordered drinks from the bar himself….the owner came over when he realized we were not getting service. He more than made up for the situation by attending to us himself. After that the evening was great. We both ordered the filet of sole and the dish was delicious. We dined comfortably and realized the busyness of the evening caught them shorthanded. Overall we were very satisfied and enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The pumpkin ravioli was very good and there are many others I was interested in."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I've dined at Aleo's several times. The food is always fresh, consistent, and tasty! They have a back room where the roof opens - which is great. In addition, the service is wonderful. The cannoli's are to die for! I highly reccomend Aleo's anytime for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "had a nice time at Aleo with my daughter and her bridesmaids to be. very pleasant service, menu had items to please different tastes."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Last minute reservations. Nobody was in there but our biz party if three. We were worried but it turned out perfect! Excellent choice for a quiet place with super food!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Food is consistently excellent here. Service can be slow at times but very congenial and relaxed. Not a place to dine if you have a time pressure or are looking for a scene but a great place for an evening to enjoy company and great food. Fish is always reliably fresh and cooked to order. They are always gracious about substitutions - swapping one veggie for another or double veggies to avoid the starch. One of my favorite places to go."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Peter and his staff went out of their way to make us feel at home. The service is genuine, the drinks are honest and the food is outstanding. Excellent value....I left the place feeling like I got my moneys worth. What more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Having spent 2 exhausting days helping my daughter move in NYC all I wanted was I good sit down meal. We were not disappointed! Aleo is a little gem. They have a lovely bar area with a nice assortment of drinks and the dining space itself was lovely. Our service was spot on and the food divine. We enjoyed the ham and lamb. The proportions were perfect. I recommend you try Aleo. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Our starters were great and entres poor. There was a private party happening in the garden so the rest of the place couldn't hear ourselves think."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I had read previous reviews that varied so I wasn't sure what to expect. Our party of 4 was very impressed. It was late...we came after a show in the village...and had a great meal. It wasn't too busy so service was good. The calamari was excellent and the salads were good. We had the ahi tuna, hanger steak and sole...all were prepared very well and to our specifications. The ambiance is ok...a little dark and could use a little sprucing up. But we didn't care...the wine list was great and they had a good variety of beer on tap. Friendly waitress and staff. We would go again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food blew me away and I was so happy to support a restaurant that does local farm to table. The grilled calamari and yellowfin tuna were cooked to perfection. Everything was fresh and the portions are a nice size. Good enough for my girlfriend and I to split 2 apps and a entree and feel satisfied. What we enjoyed best was the food was not rushed and it took a while to come out which really gave us a chance to enjoy our meal and conversation. I'm definitely going back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "What a way to end the night with a quiet dinner with my wfe after a play during the day. Food and drink was fabulous as soon as we walked in the door. All the courses were fresh and the food was great. Will definatly be coming back to Aleo again and again"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It's unacceptable that you have to ask the waiter every time to bring water to the table or every item that was ordered took forever. Music extremely loud due to a party on the back that was not properly isolated from the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Went here on a date with a Groupon expecting nothing much -- extremely impressed. Every aspect, from the atmosphere to the service to the delicious food (Salmon Tartar, Parpardelle, Veal Cho) was spectacular."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time dining at Aleo. Again we were very impressed with the food and attentive wait staff. We had our 3 children with us this time and the staff were very accommodating to the kids. Our youngest wanted to try the soup do the waiter brought her a small bowl of her own. Would definitely recommend and will be back!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This place is very loud and old-school, and can be romantic. We are not Italian and think Italian food is overall fairly benign if not boring, and Aleo did nothing to change our minds. Aleo is inexpensive for Manhattan, but the food is probably below average for Manhattan, as well--so you get what you pay for. I got the Veal Chop, which was massive and tasty, but also dry and way over cooked, a far cry from the juicy medium-rare I was expecting after a long wait; that's another thing, this place is slow, which may account for some of the aforementioned old-school feeling. We enjoyed Aleo for the loud, old-school atmosphere and decent service, and may even return...but it won't be because of the food."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Really enjoyed it. Very comfortable atmosphere. The menu had some great choices and everyone at my table was very happy with their selections. Only issue was that the first two bottles of wine we ordered were not available but we did find something else we liked. I will go back and look forward to sitting in the garden in better weather."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Slow night and slow service. One entree was incorrect and we had to wait even longer to have the proper preparation of the dish ordered. A free glass of wine and an apology from the chef is not enough to go back again. The menu is too broad a spectrum to be considered primarily Italian. Decent size portions however. Wait staff needs to buck up."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Service was great just like last time we were there. They made my son whatever he wanted because he didn't see anything he wanted on the menu. Will definitely keep going back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Excellent Happy Hour with very accommodating bartender. Food at very reasonable prices."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Went here for a date night , the place was very busy but they still took the time for every table to get what they need. Great place for a night out."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a nice romantic restaurant. The is a nice quiet ambience to the place. The food is ok nothing special."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant, unassuming on the outside but warm and cozy on the inside. It has an extensive menu, something for everyone so all your guests can find something suitable and delicious to eat. The food was not only tasty but bountiful -- enough to take home from both the appetizer and the main course. And the prices are not outrageous. What a wonderful dining experience for New York City!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The worst restaurant I've ever eaten at. the service was mediocre and it was excellent compared to the horrible food. Don't Go!!!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The dining experience was very pleasant. Staff was attentive and eager to please. Food was good although the calamari was a little tough (we did not complain). Service was good. Since we shared three items, they were divided before brought to the table, which was a nice touch."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Food is always excellent ! Service always great! Thank you to Conrad for taking excellent care of us!!!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "I went there with my girlfriend and it was just amazing, the food was ok although they took too long and didn't let us cancel the third plate we ordered, they gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne and new year's hats, horns, etc which was really a great touch and was very fun, will definitely go there again, the staff was friendly and there was a live musician, it was really very very fun"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Came to Aleo for New Years Eve dinner. At midnight they gave every table a free bottle of champagne and party favors, making the atmosphere nice and festive without being rowdy. The food was generally excellent. I can recommend the antipasto, the pumpkin ravioli and the handmade gnocchi. The mascarpone cheesecake was solid but not mindblowing. The appetizer that has artichokes, mushrooms and cream cheese in a dip with pita points was a little too cream-cheesy for my tastes. Careful if they're very busy - the waiter swiped my debit card too many times and ended up triggering a suspicious activity notice on my account, and he forgot to bring my glass of wine. Other than that, though, the service was generally good."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Peter & staff are always so welcoming & courteous! My husband & I love the place! The food is amazing (veal chops are my husband's favorite) & the drinks are full glass & top shelf...we are never disappointed! Highly recommend for a good meal, great service & friendly environment. Also love the Expresso Martini :)"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We went New Year's Eve and service was v slow but prob not typical. Service was friendly and food nice rather than great but perhaps NYEVE not typical. Desserts were very disappointing. it is not that hard to make a good dessert at home so restaurants have no excuse.pasta was v nice though."
    Dined on 12/31/2013