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Alloro
Alloro

Alloro Details

  • 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: Italian, European, 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 (212) 535-2866
  • Entertainment: On-going fun - check our events calendar or facebook page for details!
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Service attentive. food was flavorful, hot and creative. Front of restaurant a bit noisy, back room quieter and more romantic. Nice neighborhood gem"
    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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Food is amazing. Great for the traditionalist and for the adventerous."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Amazing as always!!! This is one of my favorite restaurants!!! Their menu has a traditionalist and adventurist side so there is something for everyone!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Had an amazing dinner at Alloro as usual...the service was great...and the food not to be missed..."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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 ;)"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We were happy with our meal. The pineapple risotto was especially good!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "First class food and warm and inviting at the same time. Excellent wine list offering value and some beauties for the oenophile. Great spot. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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 :)"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Alloro is our new favorite. The food is always wonderful, the service warm and attentive, and the room warm and inviting. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Excellent food and also a great venue for small parties."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great dining experience. Plan to visit again the next time I'm in the city. The food was well prepared and presented. The chocolate 4 ways is a fantastic dessert."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This restaurant wow'd us by their expert layering of flavors and their large portion sizes."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "For foods that you would never think of pairing and could never make at home, Alloro provides a stellar gastronomic experience. Some of the menu offerings sound like they are straining to be 'different,' but chef-owner Salvatore clearly has an imagination that is coupled with an excitement about and knowledge of what tastes absolutely wonderful. The food is satisfying but never heavy. Presentation is artistic without being 'precious.' The menu changes seasonally, and currently is divided into two sections: one for "The Traditionalist" (which is still a fresh take on classics) and one for the "Adventurist." Yes, it is pricey, but for a special occasion, Alloro is our local favorite."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Always a great meal. The staff is welcoming and friendly. You feel like you've walked into a good friend's kitchen when you arrive. Best of all, they are always glad to see our kids. But really, what keeps us coming back is the food. Always surprising, always inventive and always, always delicious. And on this visit, we were happy to see that the owners have worked hard to upgrade their wine list. Once again, we left satisfied and talking about the great meal we'd had. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Alloro is not a run of the mill family restaurant. It offers unusual but delicious dishes using different ingredients. The eggplant parmigiana appetizer is the best!!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Wonderful Italian cuisine. Detailed delicious meals"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The service was great. The food is balanced just right. I love that. The quail rigatoni with truffle and orange zest started out like a blind date. I looked at it and immediately judged it as not suitable for my taste. I took a bite but carefully didn't incorporate every element of its parts in fear of having an anti-climactic drawn out evening together. This dish is of the sort like a lot of people that gets better when you truly get to experience everything it is."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Have dined here many times and it is always excellent food and service. Tuna tartar was wonderful as well as the lasagna."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is certainly a little hidden gem on the Upper East Side. Food is really excellent, service friendly and pleasant and not too noisy (a big plus). They do occasionally run out of things but are accommodating in suggesting substitutions. It is certainly a very pleasant experience dining here."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The menu at Alloro is always interesting and the imaginative dishes usually work well. For example , the Tuna tartare in am arugula sauce with candied tomatoes and capers was quite good , as was the poached salmon unusually served over a buffalo mozzarella purée. Although it took us a while to be seated for our reservation, once the meal began, the service,as always, was warm, friendly and well timed."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My friend and I tried Alloro last week. I arrived first, and was seated at a table in the front of the restaurant, in front of a vented window to the kitchen. All of a sudden, I began to feel this very uncomfortable vibration throughout my body, almost as if a huge 18 wheeler was parked right outside with its engine running...or as if the subway was running right beneath me, without ever passing. Needless to say, it was quite unsettling for me. The chef finally figured out that the vibrations were coming from the exhaust fan in the kitchen! I politely asked to be moved to the back of the restaurant, and the chef obliged, although noone came to help me move...until I decided to move myself. The food was good, different, but not for me."
    Dined on 3/18/2014