307 East 77th Street
New York, NY 10075Neighborhood:
Upper East Side
ItalianPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.alloronyc.com/
- Phone: (212) 535-2866
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: European, Italian, Wine Bar
- Executive Chef: Salvatore Corea
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
- Private Party Facilities: Alloro offers a small and intimate private dining area that can accommodate groups up to 25 guests while the entire restaurant can accommodate groups of up to 50. Alloro is ideal for any occasion. Salvatore and I have hosted several private events ranging from Birthdays to Mitzvahs to Weddings.
- Private Party Contact: Gina Rotundo 2125352866
- Entertainment: On-going fun - check our events calendar or facebook page for details!
- Special Events: Ongoing: Visit our www.alloronyc.com for details.
A word from Alloro
Salvatore and Gina opened Alloro on a quiet, tree-lined street of the Upper East Side, just one block from where they live with their children. When you go to Alloro, you'll be greeted by an adventurous décor and innovative culinary fare created by Salvatore who puts a creative spin on Italian classics. With each season comes a new menu. Sit back and let them take you on an exciting culinary journey you'll always remember. This ain't your grandma's spaghetti and meatballs! Visit www.alloronyc.com for information on menus, tastings, and cultural events.Continued
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Alloro reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since July 29, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (56)fit for foodies (42)special occasion (17)romantic (15)notable wine list (8)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (4)good for groups (3)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
- Disappointing in several waysdoaxieDined on 11/13/2014We came to Alloro for a stellar end to my Manhattan visit, but the experience surely didn't meet expectations. The server kept pressuring us to order, despite a request for wine and appetizer to start.(And the restaurant had few diners at that point.) The Gorgonzola Creme Brulee was superb--but with three tiny pieces of bruschetta for two people to share, wholly inadequate. It took a long time for the server to come back so I could request more,and then still paltry. My entree of monkfish was mediocre, and served with potatoes (like American fries) and green beans. Not only not Italian, but seriously bland. My daughter's ravioli was fine, but a mere four pieces. A shared dessert of tiramisu was yummy--but a bill with tip of $162 was the result. SO not worth it! Additionally, the young man who apparently was in charge of clearing tables hovered CONSTANTLY. As we were at a table adjacent to the kitchen, it felt creepily as though he was listening to our conversation. All in all, a fairly negative experience.
- Great time and food.DianneDined on 10/24/2014People were wonderful! They truly appreciate your business!Special Features:
- Fantastic as alwaysJudeDined on 10/24/2014Great neighborhood place where you get to know everyone.Special Features:
- Gives Italian a whole new twistFoodieVIPDined on 10/21/2014One of our favorite spots in our neighborhood. Food is always tremendous. Salvatore's creations are truly memorable. His wife, Gina, makes you feel like you are in their home. Pamela, our server, absolutely delightful.Special Features:
- Lms2535Dined on 10/11/2014Food was very good but could have had more selections. LmsSpecial Features:
- ChazVIPDined on 10/10/2014Went early. Good---food served piping hot right from the kitchen. Bad--- small children at adjoining tables. Chef/owner [Sal] was there and it made a difference. Really good and intelligent takes on Italian standards---and others more unusual. Wine list somewhat expensive but very interesting. Try Pecorino--not the cheese but a delicious white. Service excellent.Special Features:
- Great food!FoodieDined on 10/8/2014Wow! What a great neighborhood restaurant. From the eggplant parmesan to my entree of lasagna the good was very good. Two people in my party ordered the lamb which was like a lamb steak cooked to perfect. This place is a gem!Special Features:
- Fun, inventive menuPeebie29VIPDined on 10/1/2014Their classic/adventurous menus are fun, and everything was delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Would be great at lower price pointOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 10/1/2014We are locals and try this place every year or so, and are always left with the same impression. If they would lower prices about 25%, it would be near perfect. Food is very good and we enjoy the inventive menu. Decor is OK - could use a little warmth in the front room - we haven't been in the back recently. Service always friendly. But we shared a salad, shared a pasta and had two fish entrees. With a cocktail and glass of wine each, bill came out to over $200 with tip. That's just too much for what this is, which is a very good neighborhood restaurant. At this price point, will never make it into our regular rotation.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Just rightDolphin70Dined on 9/22/2014Perfect for an evening of quiet conversation with an old friend or a new romance.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- excellentdeliDined on 9/14/2014food was delicious, very tasty and fresh. service was wonderful. staff was attentive and friendly. My wife, my daughter and I enjoyed it thoroughly and we will definity return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice nightNice2Dined on 9/12/2014My friends and I enjoyed every part of the dining experience ...great food as always!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- mpmcsDined on 9/10/2014This is such a great neighborhood find. The food is delicious and adventurous for those who like a unique take on Italian cuisine. The service is always attentive but not intrusive.Special Features:
- MonkMonkVIPDined on 9/8/2014Alloro is probably my favorite Upper East Side restaurant. If I could have the Salvatore Salad every night, I would. Plus, for those who care about gluten, the sensational meatballs are gluten-free!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Hidden GemCMONYCDined on 9/4/2014The location might be easily overlooked but the very thoughtfully-crafted food is a true standout. The menu is divided between traditional Italian American selections and Italian-inspired culinary works of art. The following were sampled and noted for their complexity, balance and innovation: grilled shrimp appetizer, an ethereal Ravioli, Spinach salad and more. Don't be put off by the quirky dinning room, the food, wine and service (friendly and knowledgeable but not intrusive) are, and should be, the only true focus at Alloro.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A real findOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 9/1/2014This place has it all: wonderful ambiance (small rooms, nicely decorated, quiet enough for conversation), excellent service, excellent food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Food, But Limited menuEvelynDined on 8/29/2014We loved our food, but thought the menu was a little bit limited.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ChazVIPDined on 8/21/20143 course Restaurant Week dinner for $38. Not bad for NY. Excellent pasta with delicious duck ragu. Alloro's always innovative and the chef-owner is usually there and visible. It shows. Extensive and interesting wine list--even by the glass- but somewhat expensive. Well worth several visits.Special Features:
- Great Food, Great ServicePothedinerVIPDined on 8/21/2014Have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. There is always something special about the food is prepared and presented. Looking forward to our next visit.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 8/19/2014we had eaten there before, but not since last year. I think they are not doing too well. Food, we had the $38.00 special 3 courses, was adequate, the portions very small... it all the signs of a declining restaurant. we both had a glass of wine and again, it was less than 1/3 filled. I will not go back there
- JohnVIPDined on 8/17/2014Very interesting neighborhood restaurant. The preparations always show true imagination.I would recommend this to a friend.
- BorisNYCVIPDined on 8/16/2014Alloro is always great. Consistently pleasant experience! Great food and a wonderful, attentive, friendly service! The latter is particulary hard to find in NYC, at any price levels. Great job, keep it up guys, we're grateful!!Special Features:
- LoveNYCdiningVIPDined on 8/15/2014Last night of restaurant week and what a nice dinner. The appetizers, cucumber soup and spinach, watermelon and goat cheese salad were delicious. But it was the veal breast that stole the show. It was tender, juicy and melt in your mouth delicious. Had a wonderful bottle of barbaresco that the chef recommended.Special Features:
- LuluDined on 8/14/2014Ate here before and food was great. Now, during Restaurant Week, food was absolutely tasteless and did not warrant the price. Will not return.
- A great find!OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 8/5/2014Wonderful food from first course to last, and great atmosphere!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- CommishVIPDined on 8/4/2014Excellent experience. Delicious food, attentive staff.Special Features:
- Could Have Been 5 StarhistorydaveratestheplatesDined on 7/31/2014Maybe it was the early hour. Our reservation was for 5:30 and we were 1/2 hour early. Still for the first 15 minutes we had the place to ourselves. At no time during our visit were there more than 2 other couples there. That is why we were surprised by the inattention of the staff. It is not that we want to be overcome with solicitude but waiting to have our drinks replenished was not good. It also seemed to take a long time between courses. But we must say that the food was excellent. My wife and I switched entrees during the meal and had no complaints in doing so. We would eat here again as the quality of the food outweighs the slower than necessary service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Add This to Your ListBabyMDined on 7/29/2014always a delicious surprise in the technique. varied menu offerings that show off chef's creativity. generous portions that satisfy all but the most gluttonous. professional and warm service. one of our preferred spots for a night out.Special Features:
- A little gemBebeVIPDined on 7/29/2014The food is delicious and the staff is very friendly.Special Features:
- disappointedblueDined on 7/29/2014Food were horrible. Every dish didn't meet standards.
- The following 649 reviews are from the Alloro reviews archive.
- AmazingwendalaVIPDined on 7/27/2014I went there last night with our friends that are foodies.. We all loved it. Was skeptical that is was restaurant week and portions would be small.. They were fabulous. The veal dish with peaches was so good I am going back the branzino delish. The pasta in the wood bowl was was addicting!!!The desserts were just ok.. but the salad to entree was far above our expectations.. One of my faves and in my hood!!!Special Features:
- Make it fast!JG50VIPDined on 7/25/2014Restaurant week in NYC is a great time to check out new restaurants and to enjoy good food at "moderate" prices. Dining at Alloro the other night we got the impression that we were being rushed for those customers who might want the full menu instead of the Restaurant Week offerings. Given that there were only 3 choices in any category, two for dessert, we were served in record time and had to ask our server to slow it down a bit. She graciously complied. While fast service might be appreciated when trying to catch a play or movie, we were just there for the food, a night out and we wanted to take our time. The food was very good and we will go back if they promise to slow down.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pd77PD77Dined on 7/24/2014Service attentive. food was flavorful, hot and creative. Front of restaurant a bit noisy, back room quieter and more romantic. Nice neighborhood gemSpecial Features:
- What Restaurant Week Has BecomeAmieVIPDined on 7/24/2014Remember what clothing outlets were like when they first came on the scene: real quality bargains could be found. Now cheap versions of the real thing are sold at outlets. It's over. Restaurant Week, likewise, was so nice in its early years, but it's become a way for a restaurant like Alloro to take things out of the freezer and serve to R Week diners. I'm finished with this biannual offering. Our dinner, although my husband's risotto wasn't bad, was really dreadful. I had a very chewy veal ragout drowned in a poor sauce, and the baba au rum was a scandal.
- Two and countingJustUs2VIPDined on 7/23/2014Only our second visit and the food easily matched our first. Slightly disappointed when wine selections were not available but they made very suitable alternative suggestions. You could tell by the crowd that everyone was enjoying the food and the funSpecial Features:
- a poor restaurant week experienceCynthiaDined on 7/22/2014We had a restaurant reservation at Alloro for 8PM, and waited at the bar until almost 8:40. Yes, we were given some drinks to tide us over, but we were starved. Dinner portions must have been a reduced version of the usual portions. The food was less than mediocre, except for a decent dessert. We were rushed through, and finished in less than an hour. It appeared that regular customers, on the other hand, were treated with care. Indeed, we tried this restaurant in order to expand our restaurant repertoire. Our restaurant experience here made certain that we would never go to Alloro again.Special Features:
- Great food but sadly disappointedEatattableDined on 7/22/2014Restaurant week in NYC. We found Alloro online, highly recommended, we booked a table for 19.45. We were warmly welcomed and given a table at the front of the restuarant. We decided on the set menu designed for Restaurant week at $38.00. Why do restaurants participate when clearly more attention is shown to the locals and those who order alcarte? Our three courses were served within an hour and then we were asked to have coffee at the bar as waiting guests wanted our table. Saying no we received "daggers" from the guests waiting for the table. So unfair as this was an error of management not us. The staff were kind and I sensed they were also embarrassed by our comments. Great food but avoid during restaurant week.Special Features:
- harleyDined on 7/22/2014rushed......asked to wait and have a drink at the bar because others were waiting for the table.....we didn't even have desert.....asked for a vin santo and a limoncello and were told they had neither......think they just wanted us off the table......would not go back
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 7/14/2014Food is amazing. Great for the traditionalist and for the adventerous.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- amazing as always!!!sarahdollVIPDined on 7/11/2014Amazing as always!!! This is one of my favorite restaurants!!! Their menu has a traditionalist and adventurist side so there is something for everyone!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.