229 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10016Neighborhood:
ItalianPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.daciro.com/
- Phone: 2125321636
- Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Monday through Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:30PM
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
- Executive Chef: Ciro Verde
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: We offer catering for small offices and in home functions. Catering orders are prepared family style and must be placed at least 24 hours in advance.
- Private Party Facilities: Private dining is available for groups larger then thirty. Please call and speak with Victoria for additional details.
- Private Party Contact: Victoria 2125321636
A word from Da Ciro
"Since opening Da Ciro's doors in 1995, Executive Chef and Owner, Ciro Verdi, has been and continues to offer some of the finest regional Italian cuisine in New York City! Putting an emphasis on the art of cooking in a wood-burning oven, Ciro has blended his cuisine with a semi-traditional Italian rustic flare to create a sophisticated yet unpretentious atmosphere. Da Ciro...modest sophistication humbled by true hospitality!"Continued
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Da Ciro reviews from OpenTable diners
- A hidden gemEtienVIPDined on 3/11/2014Located on Lexington avenue right off 34th street it's easy to walk past this place without ever noticing. Once inside the place has a vibrant bar scene with some nice energy. Upstairs dining room is cozy and quiet. Food was food as was the service. We were there on. Tuesday evening and it had a good crowd. Definitely a staple for those who live and work in the neighborhood or those communizing to LI looking for a good place before the arduous drive home. Worth the trip.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great neighborhood placetablehopperVIPDined on 3/5/2014I love this restaurant. Unassuming, but great food, lovely ambience - always love the Branzino griiled in their wood burning oven. Have got to try the pizza next time I go...Special Features:
- I had been to this restaurantLuv2eatVIPDined on 3/4/2014I had been to this restaurant before and did not have a good experience. It was in a good location so I decided to try it again. While the food was very good and one of our waiters was very pleasant, the other was rude and the restaurant was cold and needs some updating. With so many great italian restaurants in NYC, get it together on atmosphenre.
- Get the FOCACCIA ROBIOLA DIAnnieVIPDined on 2/14/2014Get the FOCACCIA ROBIOLA DI CIRO pizza - best pizza in the city.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Cozy and charming.PiaZadiaDined on 2/7/2014Go for the wood-fired anything. I had roast baby chicken with potatoes and root vegetables. I'm not sure what kind of magic the chef performed on the potatoes, but they were small melt-in-your-mouth morsels of pure wonderfulness.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always Good!!!StellaVIPDined on 1/27/2014My husband make sure we dine here every time we travel back to NY.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Twice in one weekgoodboyfineDined on 1/12/2014I dined at this restaurant twice last week. The first time, we ate downstairs in a noisy, friendly restaurant. The waiter suggested a fish special. What he failed to mention was that the special was approximately 50% more expensive than the other main dishes. It was very good. Well prepared and presented. Despite the "sticker shock" we returned a few days later with friends. Although the restaurant was not busy, we were placed upstairs in an unattractive boxy room. Only one other table was occupied by a very loud party. We all ordered pasta. Four pasta dishes and four failures. Unimaginative, not tasty. What a shame.
- Great, warm Italian placeMarkBelmontVIPDined on 1/9/2014Great place for a nice, quiet dinner. The brick oven keeps the whole place warm and the food a delicious grilled flavor.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Focaccia Pizza to Die ForDeaneVIPDined on 1/8/2014Da Ciro is known for its focaccia pizza, and the reputation is well-deserved. A cross between a stuffed pizza, a grilled cheese sandwich and a quesadilla, it is lighter than I expected, but still rich. Dripping with mascarpone and mozzarella, it's crunchy and creamy with a light drizzle of truffle oil on top.The service started strong, but when the waiter realized we were splitting the pie and a salad (Dello Chef--also delicious), he abandoned us. The other drawback was the noise. We sat next to a man proclaiming his love for his new tablet and phone for all the patrons to hear. Even without his boisterous commentary, the place was noisy. For me, this a neighborhood location, but it is worth the trip as a destination.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A nice neighborhood placefranDined on 12/29/2013The food was good, the service was good and the price was right.Special Features:
- Very goodOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 12/27/2013We paced the meal to catch a train after a long day in the city, os did not get to enjoy the full menu. Entree and service both very good, I'd go back when I had time for the full experience
- Keep coming backFoodandwineVIPDined on 12/12/2013The food is outstanding! The use of the wood burning fireplace is perfect and intrinsic to the quality of the food. We started coming here a few years ago when we lived in the neighborhood. We moved but still take the bus to enjoy the food. It is worth the trip!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Although from Massachusetts,TheyCameToBostonVIPDined on 11/16/2013Although from Massachusetts, we dine at Da Ciro as often as we can. It's size makes it always feel warm and comfortable and the food is consistently terrific. We hae been dining at Da Ciro from over 10 years and can defintely state that we've never had a bad meal there. From red sauce dishes to more Northen Italian fare to pizzas, it's always top-notch. And the Robbiolo-focaccia pizza is heaven on a plate!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Have been many times overDsquillDined on 10/29/2013Have been many times over the years and DaCiro never disappoints. Can honestly say that I've never had a bad dish.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Italian JoyJzeatsVIPDined on 10/12/2013I was very pleased with my Italian dinner there is past Saturday. We had purchased a gift card at a charity silent auction. My wife and I sampled a lot of the menu and we found it to be excellent. The veal meatballs served in the casserole dish were a terrific starter, as was the beef carpaccio with mushrooms and cheese. A nice tri color salad (looked great) was a nice transition to the main meal. Orechiette with broccoli rabe and sauase was great--as was my wife's rigatoni with eggplant. The desserts were excellent too - coffee-flavored tartufo and a light Napolean. Definitely coming back.Special Features:
- A nice neighborhood Italian placeLisaDined on 10/9/2013A small, nice place with good food. Nothing really amazing about it, but a solid place.
- good wine choice, good pizzaanbealbochtDined on 10/4/2013I eat there often, and usually eat fish, but had pizza. The 4-cheese was excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DisappointingUsuallyHungryVIPDined on 9/28/2013We were seated in an upstairs room which was pleasant enough, but so noisy that we could not hear ourselves. We were a party of 7 and the waiter seemed put out by us from the beginning. Every request, no matter how small, took forever to be met. We ordered two pizzas to share as an appetizer, and they took 45 minutes to arrive. Entress took another 20 minutes after that, but one of them did not arrive so that person got to sit an wait another 10 minutes until her food came out. The food it self was very good. Very interesting and varied bread basket (we had a lot of time to ponder this) and pizzas like you would get in Italy. But the food is not good enough to carry the day. We won't go back
- Ripped OffMoonstruckOneVIPDined on 9/16/2013Diner beware. I wanted to give this place a good review, but we HATE to be ripped off. The veal meatballs were the best i ever ate....6 nice sized meatballs for only $15. The egglplant rollatini was fresh and delicious. Two servings for only $14. The mozzarella & tomatoes were a bit bland because you have to dress it yourself. The snapper ($32) was tasty and served with delicious grilled asparagus. BUT, my husband asked for a side order of spaghetti in plain old tomato sauce, and they had the audacity to charge $15 for a three dollar side order of spaghetti. Those are fighting words. I asked the waiter if this were a mistake, and he got an attitude. The bread is fair.Special Features:
- Great findOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 8/29/2013Loved Da Ciro. Warm and cozy atmosphere. Great servers. Delicious pizza made right before your eyes. Fresh greens in the salads. Just terrific!Special Features:
- What a great dinner!RegularDined on 8/20/2013The staff is great at this authentic Italian restaurant. The food is delectable, time after time.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Again, I love this place.....RegularDined on 7/23/2013Back again!!! This time we had the fresh linguini with summer vegetables, mushrooms and sausage; fresh ricotta eggplant ravioli; backed with their brick oven pizza to share with our bottle of chilled friuliano. Another amazing meal. Looking forward to next time!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A place to go nightly!UnionizedDined on 6/27/2013Great food, friendly service. Neighborhood feel. Love the nightly specials!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always GoodStellaVIPDined on 6/17/2013When we lived New York we would eat Da Ciro about once a month. Everytime we travel back to the city we always dine at Da Ciro. Great food and great service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Neighborhood place. NothingSteveVIPDined on 6/13/2013Neighborhood place. Nothing special and expensive for what it is.
- Wonderful authentic Italian foodSanibelVIPDined on 5/19/2013Lovely neighborhood restaurant with excellent food, much of which is prepared in an authentic wood-burning oven. A treat!Special Features:
- Never forget this food, ever!OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 5/18/2013This could be one of my favorite dining restaurants in NYC. You HAVE to have the faccacio pizza with Robiola before dinner baked in their wood burning over. I get it with overn dried tomatoes, arugula and prosciutto. The most memorable pizza experiences you'll ever have. And Ciro is a amazing chef. Many recipes are ones developed watching his Mom cook when he was young. I had the fresh fish baked in the same over. a d for an app, the baked clams. The tiramisu is the best you'll ever have. One regret: i wish I had room for a ceasar salad!Special Features:
- Our new local favorite!ScotteeDined on 5/12/2013My fiance and I normally come in to sit and dine at the bar near the wood burning stove and share in some lively conversation. We just brought in the rest of the family for a special occasion dinner and everyone was very complimentary. All of the special requests were fulfilled and the all of the Italians loved it!Special Features:
- Nice neighborhood gemRVAdinerVIPDined on 4/18/2013Very nice overall. Pizza was great, good wine selection, and prompt service. Great choice if you're in the area and looking for some good Italian food. The locals seem to recommend it quite a bit so it might get busy at times. It was quiet when I arrived at 6:00 but was filling up as I left.Special Features:
- Always reliable, our neighborhoodneeneeVIPDined on 4/6/2013Always reliable, our neighborhood go-to place. Very accommodating waitstaff. There's an upstairs dining room which tends to be quieter unless there's a large party.Special Features:
- Who knew--a really good restaurantOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 3/28/2013Who knew--a really good restaurant in Murray Hill? Went with a group of 7, and they could not have been more accommodating (one of us was on crutches). Anything that comes out of the wood-burning oven is delicious; pastas seem to be more hit-or-miss. Not a place for drinking--the bar isn't well-stocked, and I wouldn't order anything more complicated than a martini. The wine list is small, but has a good range. But the food was an incredibly pleasant surprise.Special Features:
- The owner, Ciro, and his staffOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/21/2013The owner, Ciro, and his staff are always ready to greet you with a warm welcome. Everything is always fresh and delish. The LINGUINE NERE AI FRUTTI DI MARE is amazing, and don't forget to have the FOCACCIA ROBIOLA DI CIRO! The daily specials are not to be missed either. The desserts are exquisite especially the Tiramisu, cheesecake, and the MILLE FOGLIE DI FRAGOLA. They are mouthwatering good!!Special Features:
- They did not honor the reservationOpenTable Diner Since 2002VIPDined on 3/20/2013They did not honor the reservation and made no attempt to make it right, even though I was a long time customer.
- Great restaurant! Wood firedOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 3/2/2013Great restaurant! Wood fired specialties were delicious, martini was first rate, just remember to ask how much the specials cost (the branzino gave me a little sticker shock)Special Features:
- Da Ciro will become my new favoriteOpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 2/27/2013My friend and I were hungry after a long day at work, and I wanted somewhere close to home. I had walked by Da Ciro many times and thought it looked really cute. And it is! A cozy, warm and inviting place to sit and eat and chat (when the neighboring tables are quiet - one table was very loudly talking to the manager!). And the food was delicious. The salad was delightful with light olive oil dressing. My main course was the special--linguine with sausage and Brussels sprouts - and odd-sounding combo maybe but extremely tasty. I will be back - over and over again no doubt.Special Features:
- Service was horrible. FoodOpenTable Diner Since 2013VIPDined on 2/24/2013Service was horrible. Food was okay but not great. It needed more flavor and spices, had to add salt for flavor.
- The best eating out experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 2/23/2013The best eating out experience we had while in NYC. Try the classic cheesecake. Simply wonderful. Thanks for a great evening.Special Features:
- food was excellent, definitelyJoshVIPDined on 2/14/2013food was excellent, definitely one of the nicer Italian restaurants in the area, excellent wine selection and quality. would definitely come back, food was very delayed coming out of the kitchen, and they were a bit lackadaisical with respect to water and wine refills... either way, since it was valentine's day, we had no problem with extending our meal, and enjoyed it very much.Special Features:
- Good Food!MonicaDined on 1/19/2013We have been here before and have always enjoyed, not only the atmosphere, but the food as well. We are always happy to see the risotto dish on the specials menu. We had the tilapia, bronzino and the steak. Everything was delicious! I definitely would recommend this restaurant to others. Very good organic wine.Special Features:
- The thin crust pizzas wereDanBVIPDined on 1/16/2013The thin crust pizzas were a bit burnt and didn't have as much flavor as the descriptions would suggest.