DEGREZIA RESTAURANT

DEGREZIA RESTAURANT

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.degreziaristorante.com/
  • Phone: (212) 750-5354
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Vincenzo Vigliotti
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Chef's Table, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
  • Public Transit: 6 train to 51st Street and E & V trains to Lexington Ave/53rd Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from DEGREZIA RESTAURANT
Since 1987, DEGREZIA RESTAURANT has specialized in sumptuous portions of top-quality food cooked and prepared to perfection. An extensive wine list is available from very moderate to very expensive. Your hands-on proprietor, Joseph DeGrezia, insures your complete satisfaction.
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DEGREZIA RESTAURANT reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (39)fit for foodies (33)romantic (30)special occasion (30)notable wine list (13)good for groups (12)great for lunch (7)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Rushed Service - Food Poor to Average
    JagsVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I made a reservation for 9:30pm on a Saturday night. At the time I made the reservation, I explicitly asked what time the kitchen closed and would we be rushed with a 9:30pm reservation. They said "not at all". We didnt even finish our first drink before the waiter came over and said "you have 11 minutes to get your order into the kitchen". I explained the situation, and they eventually let us relax for a bit before putting in our orders, but the whole night was pretty much ruined from that point on. The waiter seemed half into his job, the food was okay at best. Never go back. Too many other, better options.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Very disappointing dinner. One dish out of three was good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Continental Cuisine
    ArnoldVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    this is a lovely restaurant with good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thoroughly enjoyable
    friends4dinner
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We invited out-of-town guests to dine here and we all had a great time. The food and service were excellent. Everyone at our table of 6 could converse without straining to hear. A lovely spot for a group.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was horrible
    lovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Let's see. Where do I begin? We arrived on time for a Thursday dinner reservation for 5 of us only to be literally squeezed into a table as they apologized for the cramped conditions. About 10 minutes later we got water, but no waiter to take a drink or wine order. That took another 10 minutes. Waiters reached in front of across the table to refill water. Wine was never refilled. After dinner, they never asked if we wanted dessert or coffee, even though the place was starting to empty out. Then, they added an automatic 20% gratuity to our check that included $175 of wine that they barely served! Stay away from specials UNLESS you ask the price. An appetizer of burratta and roasted peppers cost $37. Yes, for an appetizer!
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  • Outstanding Italian
    AndresVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Classic excellent Food . We have dined here many times and have always had extremely great food. They will make anything you want as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just wonderful!
    LovetoEatWell
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My husband and I had two precious evenings in New York to spend with my son and his girlfriend. I picked DeGrezia from the Open Table reviews for our second dinner together. What a wonderful place. It's beautiful, romantic, with a great wine list and a terrific kitchen - every single dish we ordered was out of this world. Bravo. The best thing was that we could enjoy a dinner and conversation with our son, who we don't see often enough. We will be back. DeGrezia was a welcome change from the night before when we had dinner in a very "hopping" restaurant with good food but so noisy, it was impossible to hear ourselves speak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Middle-aged haven!
    HugelyRound
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Slightly old-fashioned and proud of it - decor, music, service, food all suited to the 'older' market, I suggest, (which suited us just fine!) The fresh mozzarella was delicious, ravioli stuffed with sea bass served with a shrimp sauce excellent, gamberoni in garlic and cognac very good - the more modern take on tiramitsu didn't work so well (too creamy) but overall v god. We were served a duff bottle of 2007 Umbrian red which the sommelier immediately acknowledged a took away; v well managed and politely dealt with. Not cheap - about $500 for four of us - but a great find; calm, easy to hear each other, good food, good service, just what you need in NYC.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    While the fresh pasta special was tasty I was surprised that in this nostalgic little Italian restaurant it was very soft and not al dente.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My husband walks by often and, finally, said, "let's go". Well, we are more than happy that we did. Really wonderful food, cocktails and wine. Although decor somewhat traditional, very sell maintained.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    CarlosVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    It's always a perfect choice. The home made pasta is great and desserts are awesome Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DEGREZIA
    prettygoodforatightendVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This is a fun place to go. You go down the stairs from street level and are greeted by the distinct smells of an Italian restaurant. The people there were a mixture of local regulars and visitors to the city. Some showed up in suits and some in jeans. I had veal scallopini which was excellent and finished with cheesecake for dessert. They serve a chianti red by the glass that is among the best I have tasted. If I lived in the city, I would be a regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food - Good Service
    travelerVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This is a small neighborhood restaurant that serves excellent food. My wife had the quail and I had the rabbit and both were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent veal Milanese
    jenjen
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent veal Milanese, a bit overpriced, but would return for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    AndresVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Always consistently great food and service. One of the best Italian restaurants in Manhattan. Top quality fairly priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DeGrezia never fails to deliver !!
    Conversationalist
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    You won't be disappointed & neither will your guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb atmosphere and food
    ArnoldVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This is a gem in the heart of Manhattan. Great Italian cuisine with particularly good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    MMcKinley
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This restaurant was recommended while we visited the city for our anniversary. The food was exceptional and couldn't have been better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LMac
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Dined here Saturday night and couldn't be more pleased. It's truly a neighborhood gem: tucked away beneath street level, it has the perfect romantic atmosphere. Every course was exquisite: from appetizers to dessert. We asked the waiter for a specialized order of fresh mozzarella and proscuitto di parma and they complied without hesitation. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time experience
    SC8451
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    DeGrezia was recommended by a friend for a business lunch. I arrived a little after Noon to find the restaurant completely empty, but my concerns faded as the front of house staff quickly & professionally made me feel like a "regular". My guests arrived shortly and the meal that followed was delightful, well-paced and delicious. We each tried one of the recommended specials (I had the Chilean Sea Bass and my guests both had the Lobster Ravioli) and we all agreed that they were very well prepared. Can't speak to the wine list unfortunately. I will definitely add DeGrezia to my list of business lunch options and will return for dinner on my next trip to NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    don2
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything about the dining experence was supburb !!!! Food was excellent - service was great - ambiance was exceptional. I would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Always exceptional service and excellent italian menu items
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Degrezia is Delicious!
    Epicurean45VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is a beautiful restaurant tucked down a stairway on 50th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. The atmosphere is very romantic and the service is impeccable. My wife brought me here for my birthday as she knows how much I really enjoy the experience - and it is an experience, not just a dinner. She started with prosciutto de melon and I started with lobster ravioli. The lobster ravioli was bursting with lobster chunks and the cream sauce accompanying the dish was perfect. My wife said the prosciutto was delicious. She then had the duck special which she raved about. I had the chilean sea bass (also a special) which was wonderful. Flaky but flavorful, every bite was excellent. Simply fantastic and not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 365 reviews are from the DEGREZIA RESTAURANT reviews archive.
  • Simply outstanding
    BobNC
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This was one of the top 10 meals of my life. Absolutely wonderful. I discovered it completely by accident while strolling down 50th St. one evening and dragged my family back. "Not another Italian restaurant! Please!" They were converts by the end of our Primi (don't pass these up . . . they'll cut them in half on request . . . I had Gnocchi al Gorgonzola). I'm still thinking about the Scaloppine alla Salvia. Do NOT miss this place if you are in Midtown Manhattan. My wife and I are already talking a weekend flight up just to go here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming and delicious!
    EpicureanVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    First off, it's a charming place. It's tucked away, under street level. It's quiet, quaint and warm and welcoming. Loved the ambience. The food was outstanding. Can't say enough about our meals. The balance of flavors was perfect, the portions were just right. The service started out fantastically, and then the restaurant got really busy. We needed more water and had to ask. Our waiter just stopped checking on us. This is the only part of the evening that disappointed us a bit. At a place as fine as this, you shouldn't have to ask to have water refilled. We also had to ask for our check at the end of our evening.
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  • It used to be better
    kikiVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food, service are ok. They only listen to the maitre d'. He barges into a conversation to take orders because he is busy.
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  • great food but quiet
    ArchConservative
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was excellent and the underground location is very appealing. The only issue was the lack of ambience or vibe. We went at 8:30pm on a Friday night and by 9pm were the only table. It's quite a big room too. Maybe get there earlier?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Friends Getting Together
    FriendsGettingTogether
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    What a find - I had asked some friends and they all said they had heard good things so I was anxious to go - what a fabulous meal. The waiter recommended seafood salad appetizer as well as the grilled octopus were probably the best I have ever had. We each had the stuffed quail as a main meal and that was fabulous, too. Drinks, a beautiful bottle of wine from a very good wine list and supurb attentive service. No rush - we ate, talked and enjoyed ourselves for almost 2-1/2 hours on a Tuesday night. Will definitely go back - it is pricey even for NY, but I wasn't paying much attention to our ordering or how much we were spending until I got the check; nothing you can't handle if you understand NYC, but not for the budget minded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem!
    Luke
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Service was outstanding. Food was exquisite and charming location and ambiance was idea and quiet enough to hear each other. A specific place where I felt I was in someone's home rather than a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderul Spot!
    BostonBobVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    A wonderful find in NYC. The service couldnt have been better, the food was authentic Italian, all around a great dining experience, can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELIGHTFUL!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    went here for lunch based on Open Table reviews. while it was more expensive than I expected, it was absolutely fabulous - though the portion size was relatively small. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Red Sauce Italian
    John55VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food is pretty typical red sauce Italian - service was ok - not overly friendly - the crowd is all old upper east side money - denizens from the way past but on the flip side it is a romantic setting
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food at a reasonable price
    GreatbbVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We always eat one meal at this east side restaraunt and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Service
    Ann1020
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food was fantastic, service was spectacular and genuine. I would highly recommend this to anyone searching for a quaint restaurant where you can actually carry on a conversation with your dinner party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never ceases to amaze
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Rave reviews. One of my absolute favorites. Impeccable attention to detail. The staff makes you feel welcome like an old friend. Bellisimo
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Looking for an Italian restaurant in the Midtown area to meet friends. First time for all of us and we thoroughly enjoyed out dinner. We were 15 min late for our reservation - traffic - but they sat us immediately. All enjoyed their meals. Veal medallions, sea bass special, lobster pasta - all delicious. Tiramisu good and cannoli both wonderful too. All the good reviews were well deserved. Will become a favorite of ours.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Keeper
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    An excellent restaurant with great food and even better service. I felt so welcomed, it was like eating at a family member's home. You can't go wrong with the ravioli with mushroom or the fettuccine bolognese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delectable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Wonderful food, delightful service and warmth. Superb ambience. It was indeed a memorable dinner , more so because our guests truly appreciated it. A good find for future references.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Made a same-day reservation on a Monday, and were graciously accommodated even though we were ten minutes late. The place looks special as you're walking up, so we were very excited as soon as we arrived. It added class to have a different person take your wine order than your food order, and we both enjoyed individual glasses of the house wines (chardonnay and cab, respectively). The three spreads with the different breads was great, though the tan one was bland. We shared the ravioli appetizer, which was unique and delicious - very savory mushrooms. The lobster pasta was to die for, with plenty of lobster. The foie gras filet mignon was the best we've ever had, albeit rich. The tiramisu was seriously amazing! Will return next trip to NYC!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Dining at De Grezia is always a treat. The ambiance is lively, the service is attentive while not annoying and the food always divine. What more could you ask
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet