Alloro
Alloro

Alloro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alloronyc.com/
  • Phone: 2125352866
  • 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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 1st and 2nd Avenues
  • Public Transit: Take the 6 train to 77th Street rand Lexington Avenue. Take the crosstown bus to 79th Street and 2nd Avenue.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Visit our site to access Central Parking and receive discounted garage parking.
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.
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Alloro reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (54)fit for foodies (33)romantic (20)special occasion (16)notable wine list (10)great for brunch (4)good for groups (4)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • ChazVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    3 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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Food, Great Service
    PothedinerVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Have 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:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    we 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
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  • JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Very interesting neighborhood restaurant. The preparations always show true imagination.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BorisNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Alloro 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:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • LoveNYCdiningVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Last 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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Lulu
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Ate here before and food was great. Now, during Restaurant Week, food was absolutely tasteless and did not warrant the price. Will not return.
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  • A great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Wonderful food from first course to last, and great atmosphere!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CommishVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Excellent experience. Delicious food, attentive staff.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could Have Been 5 Star
    historydaveratestheplates
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Maybe 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:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Add This to Your List
    BabyM
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    always 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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • disappointed
    blue
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food were horrible. Every dish didn't meet standards.
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  • Amazing
    wendalaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Make it fast!
    JG50VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Restaurant 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.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pd77
    PD77
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Service attentive. food was flavorful, hot and creative. Front of restaurant a bit noisy, back room quieter and more romantic. Nice neighborhood gem
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What Restaurant Week Has Become
    AmieVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Remember 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.
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  • Two and counting
    JustUs2VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Only 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 fun
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • a poor restaurant week experience
    Cynthia
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We 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.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Great food but sadly disappointed
    Eatattable
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Restaurant 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.
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • harley
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    rushed......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
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Food is amazing. Great for the traditionalist and for the adventerous.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing as always!!!
    sarahdoll
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Amazing as always!!! This is one of my favorite restaurants!!! Their menu has a traditionalist and adventurist side so there is something for everyone!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant experience!
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The service was just right (attentive but not hovering), the advice on our choice of wine was spot-on, and the food was superlatively good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Amazing as Always
    ZB3SBVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Had an amazing dinner at Alloro as usual...the service was great...and the food not to be missed...
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • What a wonderful surprise
    JustUs2VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Discovering something special in your own backyard is always a wonderful surprise. We had some special company that likes to try "new" places so to Alloro we went. Delightful place with lovely people - including the owners. Dependable and creative menus - you have to go there to understand that - which pleased the eye and the palate. A very special and well thought out wine list - with some wonderful Sicilian wines. All in all - not to be missed
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Delicious egg plant & meat balls!
    TNDN
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    If you love eggplant parmigiana & veal meat balls w/ the most delicious marinara sauce then your in for a treat in the UES. It melts in your mouth ;)
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    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite good
    Sam1030
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were happy with our meal. The pineapple risotto was especially good!
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inventive Italian
    NYCGER
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The service was friendly and warm, and you could easily hear the dinner conversation. The menu presents two options; traditional and adventurous. We sampled from both sides of the menu and were happy with all of our choices. Some highlights were the rigatoni w/ quail ragu, the house lasagna, the ricotta cheesecake and the chocolate four ways. I would go back for sure.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • everything was great except
    eatoutfrequent
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Everything was great except the main entree. The best meatballs, eggplant parm, and sauce we ever had. The sardine in the pasta dish was perfect. Then the big disappointment. My sister's veal dish was good but my suckling pig dish was so salty. I barely touched it. I even told my waiter. He did not offer to bring the dish back.
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  • great menu for the adventurous
    Peebie29VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Loved the two "traditional" and "adventurous" menu options. We tried both and were delighted with the food. Our waiter was welcoming, friendly, attentive and helpful with our choices. We're looking forward to returning and making Alloro a "go-to" place.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • ChuckkVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Interesting approach with two menus -- one classic and one adventurous. The lamb Milanese was outstanding as was the lasagna, so they do both well. Many reasonable wines along with pricey if you want to head that way.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Treasure
    PickyVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    First class food and warm and inviting at the same time. Excellent wine list offering value and some beauties for the oenophile. Great spot.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite
    Writestuff101
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This is our go-to restaurant, for a cozy, romantic atmosphere and exceptional food that is 'different' without being bizarre. We love the new Menu categories: one, for The Traditionalist; and the other, for The Adventurist. Of course, you can choose anything from either side of the menu, but be sure to come together and share one of the decadent but delicate desserts!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • consistent
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    this is the third time we go there. The owner/chef and staff are great. The food is good and consistent although the menu changes seasonally so I am not able to have my favourite dishes there every time I am in NY :)
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  • Special and intimate
    Elbulli
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Alloro is our new favorite. The food is always wonderful, the service warm and attentive, and the room warm and inviting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High quality Italian food
    FabioVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Chef Salvatore only uses the highest quality ingredients to prepare the best dishes of Italian tradition (I'm Italian, so I know what Italian food should taste like) as well as his innovative creations. You can't find a higher price-quality ratio in town
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alloro
    dskibum
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were surprised to have missed this restaurant. They have been in our neighborhood for 7 years and we missed it. It was imaginative and quiet which is a real bonus. We will go again soon.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 624 reviews are from the Alloro reviews archive.
  • great for small private events
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Excellent food and also a great venue for small parties.
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    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey But Good
    MKSt
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    The food is rich and complex and very different from most Italian restaurants. The chef is attentive to every nuance of the service and asks each table if they are happy with the food. The wine list has very expensive choices and it is fair to say that this is not a neighborhood place but one for a demanding foodie willing to rise above the local level.
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    Fit For Foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!!!
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We were a group of six and each and every person at the table found the food at Alloro to be outstanding. Unusual pairings of food with herbs etc. Alloro's menu is exciting and not run of the mill Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.