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Crispo
Crispo

Crispo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.crisporestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 229-1818
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-12:00am, Sunday 3:00pm-10:00pm **Closed for Summer Vacation - We will be open on July 7th 2014.**
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Frank Crispo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: For parties greater than 5 please contact the restaurant directly.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Btw. 7th & 8th
  • Public Transit: Take the 1, 2, 3 Train to 14th St. & 7th Ave., proceed toward 8th Ave.
    Take the A, C, E Train to 14th St & 8th Ave., proceed toward 7th Ave.
    Take the L Train to 8th Ave., proceed toward 7th Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a parking garage a few doors east of Crispo, at 222 W. 14th St. Please note that we do not validate parking.

    New York City Tows
    On 14th street between 7th & 8th Avenues meter parking is in effect until 7p.m., there is no meter parking from 7p.m. - 11p.m including Sunday.

    After 11p.m., 14th Street becomes a Tow Away Zone between 7th & 8th Avenu
A word from Crispo
Chef and owner Frank Crispo opened Crispo Restaurant in the heart of Chelsea and the West Village in the summer of 2002.

Our 150 seats create a lively, warm and friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy our signature Northern Italian cuisine.

We were nominated in 2002 for "Best New Restaurant" by Time Out magazine, and received an award for "Best Spaghetti Carbonara" by New York Magazine in 2004.

Food is not our only passion. Our extensive wine list covers the major regions of Italy and several other countries beyond. For enthusiasts, we have a full bar stocked with grappa, amaros, aperitifs and digestifs.

Come join us for dinner in our main dining room, or in our outdoor garden space. It remains open year long. With this newest addition to Crispo Restaurant you will truly feel like you are not in New York.
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Diner Reviews
  • "All the entrees were outstanding. Service was prompt and efficient. Desserts were a hit."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Always a wonderful dining experience. A simple olive served as garnish explodes with flavor. Never disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "food and service above average BUT very noisy and a bit chaotic atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Sat in the open back room area which is a cool place, but very noisy when the all the tables are occupied. Not sure how you fix that, but some of the walls could have fabric hangings on them. We had pastas which were good, but my meatballs were dry and without character. Fairly good value for money"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We have been here several times, this time we brought friends who are real foodies. Well they are still talking about since Friday eve. We had salmon, branzino, and the ink seafood pasta. Followed by the cheese cake, and zeppoles. All amazing definitely worth going to."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I've now been to this place twice. It is absolutely terrific. Everything was delicious, and the service was pleasant and efficient."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I am a frequent visitor of crispo. The wait staff is a hit or miss. The waitress we had was just rude and unfriendly. If she was having a bad day then don't let it on your patrons."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It's great out back but the large groups made it unbearably loud. We went inside and it was great."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We love Crispo because of the numerous and various appetizers! We sat in the garden. Quite lovely... though it was extremely loud and warm. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant is spectacular. Every single item on the menu sounds delicious, and every item that I have tried has been outstanding. You cannot go wrong with this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "eaten here 5 times - specials always excellent, lamb chops delicious' good desserts"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Always delivers, the food just gets better here. The ambiance is great, staff friendly and professional. The garden room is wonderful in the summer. A real winner!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I have always had a great meal at Crispo. The food is outstanding!! Love the outside room!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed dinner in the back garden at Crispo, a lovely spot with enough noise to allow private conversation, but not so loud as to be a problem. The mozzarella risotto balls, and the cheesecake dessert were good, but nothing extraordinary -- but the pork shank and the gnocchi verde were both very, very good. Service left us waiting a bit longer than I expected at times."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Everything we had was delicious. The brussel sprouts, cauliflower and risotto balls were all very tasty. The standout dishes for us were the Spaghetti Carbonara “3p Classic” Pancetta, Smoked Pancetta & Prosciutto and the fettuccine in lobster sauce special. A solid reliable restaurant choice!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Crispo is one of my "go to" places. It's delicious and fresh every time. And it's the real deal."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "booked for my parents, who absolutely loved it. They are tough critics, but came home raving about Crispo"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food was excellent . Everything was wonderful. Will go back in a minute. Already recommended it to anyone that would listen."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "It was our time at Crispo and we loved it. The staff is friendly and always attentive. The food was delicious. I had veal Marsala, when it arrived my first thought was oh no it's thick and it's going to be tough but it was so tender I thought I was eating filet mignon. We also had the salmon special and two small dishes. We were pleased with everything. Can't wait to go back! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Tables very snug!Would certainly return on another visit to New York."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great food! Was a bit noisy & tables close together but other than that really enjoyed our evening. Loved our server, she was very sweet & helpful in recommending dishes."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Went to Crispo for our anniversary dinner last year and we absolutely loved it. By far the best meal we've had in NYC. The ambiance was incredible out on the back patio under the open sky and the food was delicious without being overpriced. Will be coming back again for sure!"
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "We are never disappointed and always appreciative of the food and service at this local restaurant. We rarely go out to dinner but consider it a special treat when we do, and Crispo always delivers, (although not to our apartment.)"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I went here for dinner with my boyfriend on a recent trip to NYC and it was fabulous. I loved the classic italian food. All the staples were on the menu and were near perfection. Thanks you for such an enjoyable meal!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Went on a Saturday evening. Crispo's was packed with people. A few tables street side looked cozy, but hectic with al the coming and going. Main restaurant had a hip vibe. We sat in the back garden room. Really nice experience as the weather was perfect. We were seated immediately and attended to fairly quickly. We had a nice time at the restaurants but I am not sure I'd rush back unless in the neighborhood. Food was good, we had Salmon and Chicken Parm. Salmon was a bit undercooked and had to go back to the kitchen. Ricotta cheesecake was ok. Noise level was high so conversation was challenging. Larger groups seem to be seated in the garden. We were 2 people. Nice restaurant, but nothing was remarkable enough for us to rush back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was my third time to Crispo. We took our foodie friends from Austin. They were blown away. With every bite they shook their heads in disbelief at how good it was. The homemade ricotta and burratta, the amazing brussel sprouts, the caramelized cauliflower, Grilled Branzino, truffle ravioli. There wasn't one thing which was less than amazing. This pace is a true New York find. It's a neighborhood restaurant with "foodie" quality ingredients. Perfect price point. Crispo is my go-to place when I want to impress friends from out of town without breaking the bank."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Tucked away on 14th St this restaurant with a small street terrace is a great find. Enjoyed my homemade lasagne & house red. Felt comfortable and well looked after as a single diner. Would be a great place to eat with friends too. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Made dinner reservations for a friend's birthday this past Sunday. Waiter was very good and attentive without being smothering. Found a hair in risotto ball, dish was comped. Got a birthday dessert on the house. Noise level was moderate throughout whole restaurant, but woman sitting at table next to ours found our chatter to be obnoxiously loud and kept giving us dirty looks and making comments. I would come back on my own or with my husband since we have been here several times and enjoy the food. My friend probably won't come back because her first experience here was less than ideal."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I've stopped counting how many times my wife and I have dined at Crispo. We've turned on several friends to it, and all have enjoyed it. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The staff at Crispo impressed during a recent Saturday night visit. An unforeseen travel delay prevented our party from getting to the restaurant in time for our reservation, but the hostess was happy to hold our table upon our call to indicate this. Once there, the waitress serving us was pleasant and knowledgeable, and offered with very little prompting to have a dish on the menu made up without any dairy for a lactose-intolerant member of our party. This level of service is not often encountered on a Saturday night in Manhattan and was greatly appreciated!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "One of the best Italian restaurants in the city. A real neighborhood gem. Always a great go to. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our dinner at Crispo was wonderful. I have never been disappointed since my daughter discovered this gem about seven years ago. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Amazing spaghetti carbonara and chicken marsala. Appetizers could use a bit of work. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great salad and pasta. Friendly service. Respected reservation. It seems very popular and a great neighborhood find."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in the city. Everything is delicious from the drinks to appetizers, entrees and dessert. You have to hold yourself back from licking the plates! Literally! Service is fast and friendly. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Crispo is authentic, diverse and delicious. It's a W. Village staple and continues to be excellent. I enjoyed it greatly - food is amazing! However, it's VERY loud in the back room - hard to talk and hear. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My wife and I took me nephew to dinner here. It wasn't too noisy for comfortable conversation, the food was excellent, the pace was comfortable."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The food is amazing and the atmosphere is fantastic. The entire end to end experience was the best. All of my friends thought it was great as well. I will definitely be back! "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We come to NYC several times a year and no matter who we've been here with they always request that Crispo be on the list of revisits. Charming year round back patio, excellent food, good service, historic building- can be a bit loud, but worth dealing with it. Always a good choice. Lots of locals and the Carmelized Brussel sprouts are a must. New York reasonable as well."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I've been to Crispo about 50 times since it first opened. The food is always top drawer, the wine list is great and service always friendly. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014