Ceci Italian Restaurant
Ceci Italian Restaurant

Ceci Italian Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cecirestaurantnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 307-5484
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday- Fridays Lunch: 11:30am - 4:00pm;
    Saturdays - Sundays Lunch: 12noon - 4:00pm;
    Sundays Dinner 4:00pm -9:00pm;
    Mondays Dinner 4:00pm - 9:00pm;
    Tuesdays - Friday Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Saturday Dinner 4pm - 10:30pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Tony Naxi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: We have now private room, please contact us if you are interest for a private event.
    available for up to 30 pp, for your businesses and dining experience
  • Special Events: we can caterer for your party at our location for all ocasions call Marcello

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th ave
  • Public Transit: F, B, D and M Subway lines stop at 47th & 52th - Rockefeller Center.. Buses coming down 5th ave stops at the corner of 46th street...
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: parking is available on 46th Street at Central Parking System.
A word from Ceci Italian Restaurant
A Diamond in the Diamond district, a home away from home in Times Square NY, a New Show in the Theater District... A delicious Cuisine with the experience of a staff working together for more than 10 years, to add care and gusto to hospitality.

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Ceci Italian Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (70)good for groups (35)fit for foodies (30)special occasion (26)great for lunch (26)kid-friendly (19)romantic (19)notable wine list (15)great for brunch (10)late-night find (9)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • A place near the diamond and theater districts
    Bettysf
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    A party of 4 on a Monday night shared 3 appetizers and 4 main dishes. All except 1 appetizer were what you would expect from NYC based italian restaurant. The service was attentive without being intrusive. Majority of the diners were in larger groups, it's not a place for an intimate eve out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FIND....GREAT PRICE!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    This is a gem. We stumbled on this when looking for a kid friendly restaurant. Great PRICE, GREAT FOOD. Atmosphere was quiet and calm. We went early, 5pm, and on a Monday. I had the fusion putanesca, my mother had a cheese pizza and the beet salad, and my daughter had the children's chicken parmagiana. They were all excellent. Our Bill came to $63 plus tip. Affordable and relaxing after a day ow walking and shopping. I would absolutely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Romantic
    JessiiCBrown22
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    It's so beautiful and quiet , I had a great Time with my boyfriend , it was my 21st birthday, great staff and The food was hot and amazing, would go back there again soon!!! Beyond Amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-theater meal !
    West79
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Return visit to this modest Manhattan gem. Great pre-theater a little off the beaten path! Good food w/o the fluff! Family feel and a good meal!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The kids love it
    Holden
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Six children (ages 5 to 10) and five adults...there's something on the menu for everyone; and it's reasonably priced. Excellent food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vespa
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    the waiter couldn't be bothered and had an attitude, the food was very poor - there was no one in the restaurant and now I know why
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    Juicey
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Once again, always a great time at CECI. We took our friend who is leaving the company for lunch, it was her first time there and she loved it. The food and service is always outstanding! I love coming here again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back Again and Lovin' It!
    MattVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    You ned to look up my other ten reviews about Ceci to see that we enjoy going back again and again. It's definitely not the discount they offer when you show them your tickets to the RoundAbout Theater Company down the block that brings us back time and again-although it's nice. What brings us back over and over again is the greeting we get when we walk in, the recognition that another customer is pleased with food, drink, service and surroundings. The bar makes filled-glass drinks that are at the right temperature and made the way they should be made. The food comes out at the proper temperature and tasting the way I imagine an old Italian grandmother would have prepared it. Come in. Enjoy the warmth of good food served by wonderful people who are happy when you are happy. Ceci-Mangiare bene!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reasonable midtown find
    letotherscookVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We chose Ceci because it was close to a play we were seeing. The food is reasonably priced -- $30+ prix fixe -- and they have a great pizza menu with choose-your-own options. Everything we ate was nicely presented and quite good, especially from a value/price perspective. The atmosphere is relaxing; it's small and reasonably quiet. And a shoutout to the bartender, a very friendly, lovely young woman who turned a typical bar wait into a nice experience for everyone at the small but packed bar. Definitely recommended, especially for theatre-goers with shows west of Broadway.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friendly, clean and good food.
    KJPabcVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We went to Ceci after a Sunday matinee. We were seated immediately. They remembered that it was my daughter's friends birthday from the comment I put on Open Table and they came over and sang happy birthday with the candle in the dessert we ordered. We would definitely come back and I will let my friend know that they have gluten free options.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you have 2 hours before the theater
    redman
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    It's a dilemma: The food was good, the service was above average BUT it took an hour just to get my salad. In total, I counted 14 people who seemed to have theater tickets, came around 5:45 pm and had to leave before their food arrived so that they would not be late for their show. Pity!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great for after theater dinner
    CarolC
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We went for dinner after a matinee. Our table was read and our drink order was taken immediately. When we said we were not in a hurry, we were able to relax, enjoy our wine, and then order dinner. Dinner was very good - I had the potato crusted salmon, my friends had the lasagna and the ossa bucco. Nice atmosphere, good service. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After theatre
    Rdr525VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Have eaten here a few times. Service is always pleasant. Nice warm bread was put pn table. We shared a salad. My dh had a pasta with sausage dish which he liked a lot. It had Gorgonzola cheese which I do not like. I had fillet of sole. It was ok. I would return but would get a different main course-something more Italian
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ceci Italian resturant
    mikey1946
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We dined at Ceci Italian restaurant after going to a matinee on Broadway. We reserved a table at Ceci because of the reviews on Open Table. The outside of the restaurant is not the most appealing but the inside is well set up and the service and food is very good. My friend had Salmon which was cooked to perfection and I a Salmon hater even thought it was good. I had Chicken Marsala which was just packed with Mushrooms and a light and very tasty sauce.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and ambiance!
    Cougar1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were a large group of 15 and they accommodated us the same day. Staff is friendly and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a Find!!
    RYN55
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Ceci's was not a first choice, but after a delicious meal, will definitely become one. Get the Osso Bucco; it's the best I've had!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    Meff
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had 6pm reservations, and tickets to an 8pm play on Broadway. Had requested a quiet table away from the bar for our special occasion, only to be initially sat directly under the TV set next to the bar. After about 10 minutes, the manager turned it from the start of a bad evening to a great evening by splitting up a 6-top in the back and checking on us serveral times throughout the evening. Great service, great food, and reasonable prices. The entrance seems like it is on a side street, but once at the restaurant it is simply the best! We plan to go right back to this restaurant when we are back in NY in a few months for another great evening. A great find!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice
    Fran516
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Couldn't get into Tony DiNapoli after show. Took a Chance with this restaurant it was a great choice. !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • magnifico!
    Wabbitt
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Delicious Food. Great service. Moderate prices. Wonderful decor. Good location!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    HungryJohn
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We had amazing house salad and a great pizza and lasagna with a very nice matching wine by our waiter. The service was very professional, attentive and personal! We will definitely come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Service and Food
    FoodnaticVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We arrived a little late for our reservation but we were seated promptly! We had some drinks to start and wine with our meal! The steak was great and also my wife's carbonara! The service was friendly and knowledgeble.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, reasonable prices
    leftyVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Food was very good and there was a good variety of pastas and meat dishes. We both had chicken which was fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luv2din
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    i enjoyed the food at this restaurant. ihad request a glutton free meal because of a friend and she was please that they offer such a meal. would eat at this place again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Star
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Food was mediocre and service was slow. They left out one of our orders. Very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    kendall
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I came here with a group of ten. The service was great! We each ordered something different and everyone loved their dish. I made the reservation based on location and reasonable prices on the menu. We were not disappointed. I will definitely come again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what is inside is what counts
    PlainJane
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    It may not look like much from the outside. In fact, it was hard to find the door. But the food and wine was wonderful, as was the mood inside. Excellent first meal in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with co-workers
    garman
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Great little place to have lunch with co-workers and not have to deal with annoying tourists! Can't beat the lunch specials. Three co-workers had the salmon and couldn't stop raving about it...moist and tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Prefixe Menu
    redrose5200VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This is my second time eating at Ceci and the food has been good both times. The prefix menu has great selections at a reasonable price and the portions are big. I love their hot Italian bread, delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Meal for a Perfect Day
    MicpepVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I decided to get my sisters together for a weekend which we spent in NYC i wanted a restaurant within walking distance from our hotel and reasonable prices. That is what lead me to Ceci. There were 8 of us, we arrived 10 minutes early and we seated within 3 minutes. The service was good and food outstanding we all had different meals and all were excellent, portions were large we all could not finish our meals. Would recommend for dinner great Italian food from an Italian.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre theater
    Adons
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Ceci is well located for pre theater. The food is better than most, which made the slightly disjointed service bearable. I will go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wonderful staff and food! Location great for afternoon matinee.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Employees were pleasant and attentive. Food was delicious and portions plentiful. In an area full of Italian restaurants, Ceci stands out way above those we have previously dined.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    some good food and friendly staff. my favorite local italian spot in the mid40s
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    jzp53VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I have been here on a few occasions and enjoyed great food and service. Went there for a pre theater dinner and was disappointed. We sat for at least 7-10 minutes before anyone came to take a drink order. Waiters and waitresses walked by us as if we were invisible. The owner finally came over as my friend had a question on the drink menu. He eventually took our orders but acted as though it was a bother. We had to wait a long time for our drinks as the owner was also bartending. The food was good but potato crusted salmon is not salmon with a potato pancake thrown on top of it. My friends had pasta dishes which were good but overall, the service and food (for me) was disappointing. I don't think I'll be back.
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  • So happy with Ceci
    NYTheatergoer
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We tried Ceci based on location and reviews on Open Table. What a great experience! Our waiters were very attentive and delivered all of our special requests perfectly. My friend is avoiding gluten and was happy to find that the vegetable soup is prepared without pasta. We were told that we could have pasta added, if we wanted. How simple to be able to cater to a gluten-free diet! I have trouble finding perfectly cooked pasta: most restaurants think that they are serving "al dente" when, in fact, it is (by my standard) undercooked (hard to raw). The pasta at Ceci is exactly as I would cook it "al dente" at home: firm. We are looking forward to trying other menu choices in the future. Thank you, Ceci for a great meal!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    IluvNY
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Every time we go to Ceci's the food is always delicious. This time we had salmon, spaghetti and ravioli... all so good! The service is very attentive and the atmosphere is great. I love this restaurant. The location is perfect too! It is our place to go when we visit NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Night
    HungryJohn
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was fabulous and the service was great! We were greated at the door with care, we had a reservation and After a short walk from Times Square. We were there right on the time to be seated, they got real busy, but no complains. We had some drinks to start and wine with our meal. The wine list will get some changes, mentioned adding some more choices. The house salad was surprisingly specially presented where I had ordered the Ceasar salad and asked to replace with it and my waiter did it without a problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice before Broadway show
    TXmfred
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The meals chosen by everyone were very good. Also good selection of wines. Service was friendly and good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so so
    familyVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I guess you get what you pay for. So many wonderful restaurants in NYC, so skip this one.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Many gluten free choices available
    Judy
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The food and staff were very nice and attentive. It was clear that they knew several return customers by name and their favorite foods. Will return again very soon and will recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.