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Appetito Ristorante
Appetito Ristorante

Appetito Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.appetitoristorante.com
  • Email: info@appetitoristorante.com
  • Phone: (212) 391-5286
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm: Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Luis Dutan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Appetito Ristorante can accommodate private parties of 15 - 125 guests for business events, pre-theater parties, meetings, or any other special occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: Walter Celic (212) 391-5286

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Public Transit: B, D, F & V trains to 42nd Street-Bryant Park and 7 train to 5th Avenue.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lots are available near the restaurant. Free street parking is available from Monday - Friday from 7pm - 10pm and Saturday - Sunday from 7am - 10pm.
A word from Appetito Ristorante
Nestled between the Theater District and Times Square, Appetito Ristorante has been serving refined Italian cuisine for 22 years. Appetito's comfortable ambiance and private skylight room make it a favorite. From exquisite ambiance to traditional Italian cuisine, Appetito Ristorante is a must for those who demand excellence. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We dined early to make a play, their location is close to Bryant Park but a quick walk to lower Broadway theaters. The Burrata and prosciutto was very light and tasty. We also had the chicken in champagne sauce, which was tender and very tasty. Service was fast and attentive....we were somewhat surprised that the restaurant wasn't more crowded, but we dined at 6:15. Overall a wonderful meal and we made our show on time! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great experience at Appetito. Loved the exposed brick and high ceilings, food was great also. I had the fish special and enjoyed every bite! Our server was very friendly and knowledgable.. can't wait to come back :)"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The worse carpaccio I ever have in my life. Main courses were not any different from any other places. Service was excellent but food was not really good. Will not visit again. Very short wine list"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My husband and I had an unexpected Friday night in the city and booked a table here very last minute. Place was quite for a Friday night but probably b/c it was early (6:30) and it's not a bar scene type of restaurant. The food was authentic Italian, fresh and delicious! Very relaxed atmosphere…just what the Dr. ordered after a long work week. Our waiter Vito was EXCELLENT! So friendly, very knowledgeable and made great recommendations for wine and food. We're so glad we tried it. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This is the fourth time I have eaten at Appetito and will be coming back later in the month with a few other friends. Nothing about this evening was disappointing. The entire evening was wonderful. We were not rushed and we could communicate without competing with noise from the other tables or the bar. I arrived a little earlier than my guest and was chatting with Vitto. He provided me with a wine list and was very helpful in selecting one for us. We loved it! I was curious about the room upstairs for private parties and Vitto was gracious enough to take the time to show me. I will be telling my friends about this as we all get involved with some event planning from time to time."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My family and i have been coming for years, always a pleasure at Appetito. Very polite staff and awesome food!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great food and service. Specials were delicious and large in portion. Came with a group of 15 and all of us were MORE then satisfied with the whole experience, and would deff recommend to anyone looking for authentic italian in the city!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "From upstate, found this restaurant close to our hotel and MSG. Everything was just about perfect. Our server happily obliged in creating a vegetarian option out of the dinner special, recommended a great wine, paced the service very well, and was all around both engaging and professional. The restaurant itself is charming. It wasn't crowded when we got there (for an an early dinner) but certainly filled up within an hour; definitely a place to make a reservation. We would definitely return, and would recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This is my go to place for client's and first dates. They take great care of me, and always feel at home. What's more, I've been to Arno's restaurant a number of times and Appetito is far better on quality, price and service!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Rude waiter. Food okay but not mouthwatering. Noisy. Overall quite disappointing considering other reviewers said it was so good."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our dining group each reported a very nice meal. Well prepared and tasty. Nice atmosphere and very good service. Definitely would recommend it."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "owner greeted us and was very personable and friendly. tortelini was delicious. salmon perfectly cooked. attentive service. quiet atmosphere so conversation was easy. small private party took place in the upper part of restaurant which didnt bother us at all. i would recoomend and would go back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Three of us enjoyed a delicious lunch while working and the service was discreet and easy. Definitely recommend"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "As a non-native New Yorker, one of the hardest things I have had to adjust to when dining out in Manhattan is how close the tables are to each other in most restaurants. Appetito is an exception. In addition to good food, and a convenient location, it was a pleasure not to be sitting in the laps of the people at the next table."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I was looking for a solid Italian restaurant in a reasonable price range, close enough to the theater district without being in it. Appetito was a good find. Not only did they accommodate us by rushing our orders because we were late and had a show starting within an hour and a half, but the dinner was delicious. My friend and I left not one morsel on our plates and the bill for two people, even with alcohol was less than $100.00."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Went there looking for authentic Italian cuisine, and got that, just nothing spectacular. Fried mozzarella was good, carpaccio ok, and the chicken/shrimp we had we ok, nothing great. Bland food, very little taste. Like I said, was ok, wouldn't go back again, plenty of better Italian restaurants in NYC."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The appitizers were fantastic !!! OVer the top flavor - took party of 8 there for work and it was perfect!!!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "We went there after a Broadway matinee, and were a bit early for our reservation. The restaurant was empty and although the staff was welcoming, they were somewhat flustered by our early arrival. After being shown to our table we were handed menus and then ten minutes later a waiter came and asked us if we knew what we'd like to eat to which I replied, "Can I order a cocktail first, please?" We were not told of any "specials" when we ordered but noticed that as more customers arrived some were read "the specials for the evening" and some were not. The food was okay but the wine list is very, very limited."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Recommend for a nice evening out or a special lunch. The service and food were good and I like the ambience and small setting"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "On new years eve we had dinner at Appetito. The waiter was very kind and fill our glasses rapidly. The food was good and it was very nice to be there. Me and my family had a great time there."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Was very busy, but was still seated at my reservation time. Service was friendly and food outstanding."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Average italian food, but the worst was the rude waiter. We spent the christmas eve there. Don't recommend."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Had a wonderful time at Appetito, from the moment we walked in we loved the high ceilings and friendly service. We each had a special and was delicious. We had taken a chance on them after seeing so many baseball players coming to there restaurant on there fb. We figured if it was good enough for them it had to be worth the try."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Me and my Husband went here for a Holiday dinner. The food was good and the service was great. It's a nice quiet place in Manhattan that has good food and ambience, if you want to escape the craziness iPod NYC"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Was looking for a restaurant in this area in which to meet friends. Took a chance on Appetito. It really paid off. The food was very tasty and well presented. The service was outstanding. The four of us agreed that we would come back ."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "First time I've been to Appetito. Food was good, service was great. Very happy I tried this restaurant. Very convenient location and well worth visiting often."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "I was underwhelmed by the service, food and wine. great location and atmosphere,pictures are decieving"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Ambience was good but food was strictly average. Dishes were uninspiring and basic. Wine list was weak."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Absolutely the best Italian food and service in the Bryant Park district! 5***** all around."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "I'm a foodie and I LOVE trying new restaurants. Unfortunately this restaurant was a disappointment. Let's start with the positives...the bellini was very good, the pasta al dente and the service was very friendly; unfortunately it stops there. My pasta was swimming in sauce. It was as if I had sauce with a side of pasta. My friend had the tilapia stuffed with crabmeat. I'm from Maryland and I know crab! Because the special didn't say "lump crab" I figured it was imitation, and of course it was! Won't return to this restaurant and can't recommend it. This restaurant needs to be revamped...new chef, new menu and lower prices..if so, I'll give it another chance."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "I just happened to find this restaurant on Google when I was visiting New York. I could not have been more pleased with my find. Great Italian dishes!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "my friend I stayed for the weekend to do some Christmas shopping and we wanted a good Italian restaurant to eat at.we made reservations, which they took us right away.the food was excellent and the service was good.I would recommend this restaurant to other people."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Great spot for business lunch or pre theater dinner. Good service and very good food."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Our company just moved into the area so we gave Appetito a try. It was phenomenal. From service to food everything was top notch. We will deff be back and our very much looking forward to our next experience."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "The square room was tightly packed but they managed to make you feel like family. The food was ver good and the waiter friendly. Although quite slow at the end of the meal through dessert and bill pay when the restaurant became more busy. We thought the tip line for a "captain" was a bit excessive. Since we didn't even know who that was. But overall nice experience."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "The food was simply delicious. For starters we had baked clams , followed by lobster ravioli in vodka sauce. They were out of this world. I can still taste them, The waiters are very attentive and friendly. This restaurant is a find in the middle of Manhattan."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "Very good food and service. Always a pleasure dining at Appetito."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "We booked Appetito for the first time and found that the service was great and food high quality. In addition we did not feel rushed which was nice. We enjoyed lunch at Appetito."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "We love this place! great service, drinks and food. Will go back there again for sure."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Save your money and go to the dollar pizza close by. You'll be much better off"
    Dined on 10/29/2013