Destino - NYC
Groupon was a fabulous deal.Groupon was a fabulous deal. Loved everything! We will be back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, well-pricedMy husband and I have been looking for a good Italian restaurant, now that an old favorite in our area has closed. While Destino is further away, we plan to consider it our new neighborhood haunt and we are having dinner here again for the second time in a week.
Our server was extremely attentive; even though it was a busy Saturday night and there were several large parties, she was always there when we needed something. The food was D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S and the prices were very reasonable. Our guest was a half hour late, and since there was no room at the bar for us to wait, they were more than gracious about seating us long before our party had arrived.
Destino is 3 for 3--great food, service and prices!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM1st time and will go back,1st time and will go back, food was outstanding, ambiance was great, service was out of this world. Now how can you not want to go back again.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurantThank you very much guys!
Really liked the place - recommend everyone who likes Italian food5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!The chicken parm was excellent as was the meatball appetizer that easily could have been for 4 people - two HUGE meatballs with sauce and fresh shaved parmesan cheese. The penne a la vodka was a little more al dente than we would have preferred but even so it was pretty good.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Italian CuisineWe met friends who were in town for the weekend at Destino's recently and had a wonderful dinner. From the perfectly dressed tre colore salad to the large and tasty meatball appetizer to the delicious pasta bolognese everything was well prepared and presented. The service was attentive and professional. We would definitely go back if we are in that neighborhood.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMsaturday night, the placesaturday night, the place was humming. we were using a coupon and were treated beautifully. and , yes, the meatball is terrific. the waitress was wonderful. i think her name is iliana. i would return4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe meatballs are fantastic!The meatballs are fantastic! If you go you must try them. Great selection of by-the-glass Italian wines.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWorthy of a special birthdayWorthy of a special birthday dinner. Chef prepared the noteworthy roasted beet salad for us, even though it wasn't on the evening's menue. Delicious veal piccata and chicken martini, and of course, the amazing meatballs are a must! Nice bottle of Merlot, too!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThat s Amore !!!destino was a real surprise , the staff is very dedicated and prompt in the service , the food was very good , I mean very good..
we had the soft shell crab special and the lamp ragu papardella..what a delicoso!!!!
music is cool , light dimed make it a romantic spot..
I want go back4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING DESTINOI have been to Destino three times now and I have nothing but good things to say.
Went to dinner here for the first time and was literally blown away. Went with my BF. We split the following: a bottle of Pinot grigio, Mario meatballs, mozzarella with tomato and basil, 2 day marinated pork chops, and mussels in a white wine sauce with pasta. It was all amazing. The food was more than enough for both of us and the bill was less than $120 before tip (almost unheard of for that quality of food). We were so excited about it I'm sure we scared the staff with our thank yous and compliments. Our favorites were the Mario meatballs, mozzarella, and pork chop. The pork chop was by far the best, HUGE piece of meat that was tender and juicy.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDestino was absolutely delicious.Destino was absolutely delicious. The lamb was divine and their tiramisu was some of the best I've ever had!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and environment ofThe food and environment of this restaurant are both excellent. It is not a 'foodie' restaurant because of the traditional menu, but that is why my husband and I love it so much. Beautiful, traditional food in a traditionally romantic environment. We have usually really enjoyed the music (both the content and the noise level) but the last time we came the music was a bit louder and 'rowdier' than we liked - so we were a little disappointed. But, overall, great experience.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOn our last night in NYC weOn our last night in NYC we spent the evening at Destino. This was our third trip there. Our first trip was Tuesday night in December and they were very busy and very shorthanded. But the food was really good so we had to give it another try or two. The Monday evening were were their we opted to go upstairs. This time the service and food were both excellent. And after the other two couples left we had the upstairs to ourselves. The salads were great, as was the pasta and dessert.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI am a regular at this placeI am a regular at this place and I am so thrilled with all the new specials they are offering. Tuna tartar, artichokes and a bunch of amazing meat, fish and pasta dishes, really really delicious. And friendly and quick service also!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe consider Destino our homeWe consider Destino our home away from home! We love it!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic meal and attentiveFantastic meal and attentive staff. Highly recommend3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meatballs in townWe travel all the way from Tribeca to have these meatballs, they are that good!2/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery romantic place with goodVery romantic place with good service and amazing food. We had a special T-bone steak for 2. OMG!!!! It was best steak I ever tried. If you looking for beautiful classic place to go out go for it. You will never regret.2/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAll I need is an order ofAll I need is an order of those meatballs and I'm set for life!!!! I eat/deliver from here at least 3x per week. Live dining in though, restaurant is just the right amount of elegant, soooo romantic.2/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing family style restaurant.Amazing family style restaurant. Great food great service. We came with kids, stuff was very friendly. We will defiantly come back.2/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place keeps getting betterThe place keeps getting better and better. I come here at least once a week and am never let down, but I was running out of things to try since I'd sampled just about everything. However, their new specials are not to be believed. Crab cakes, tuna tar tar, zucchini blossoms!! Not to mention the great catch of the day and meat specials. This place never stops surprising me!!!2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for large parties!Came here with three other people and we got a beautiful table right by the window. The restaurant was packed and there was a party of 6 and 8 on the other side of the restaurant. I will definitely be back with a large party because they looked like they were having a great time. They have a beautiful room upstairs as well, love it here2/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI went to have dinner at SaturdayI went to have dinner at Saturday evening. Restaurant was very busy but service and food was really good. Our server was very nice and helpful. I had a special request for my salad and it came exactly how i asked for!! Usually you never get it when restaurant that busy. We will defiantly come back at Destino.2/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery time coming this inEvery time coming this in Italian restaurant I open for myself something new. This time I had classic diner which was good as usual and I choose 20 layer crepe cake for my dessert. OMG I never tried better dessert in my life!!!!!2/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI been in Destino so manyI been in Destino so many times and every time I come back everything is outstanding. Excellent place! I love it.2/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere! Staff wasGreat atmosphere! Staff was really helpful. I had a special of the day veal ossombuco. It was delicious!!! Highly recommended!!!2/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodI really enjoyed dining here. Great food and friendly staff2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place! Every timeI love this place! Every time I come back, this place still melts my heart. I really enjoy coming here time and time again.1/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome place, beautiful ambiance,Awesome place, beautiful ambiance, good food. Service is good. Stuff is really going for to meet special requests.1/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingI'm never disappointed when I come to destino! The food is so fresh and well prepared and the sangria I had was absolutely divine. This restaurant is a must try1/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBest experience. Tuna specialBest experience. Tuna special ...it is to die for!1/22/2013 12:00:00 AM"We had a delicious meal with"We had a delicious meal with our friends before the theatre. The service was very good. It's a great restaurant that we always enjoy."1/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious dinner!One of the best Italian restaurants in nyc! I grew up in Italy and had never had meatballs as delicious as back home until I came here! Will definitely be back again and will be sure to tell all my friends1/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI like this place a lot. TheI like this place a lot. The food is tastefully prepared, the ambiance is great and the service is very friendly and attentive.1/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place is lovely and theThe place is lovely and the food amazing from the starters to the desserts. We all enjoyed the evening and will go again.1/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, attentiveExcellent food, attentive service, and so nice to have a place that doesn't blare music in an effort to make you eat fast and get out for the next seating. We had a round table for 7, and we could all hear each other easily, without anyone having to raise their voice. No hoarseness at the end of the evening.1/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our anniversaryWe celebrated our anniversary at Destino and had a truly wonderful evening. Warm, friendly service, Quiet ambiance, great food.1/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!Went to Destino last night with my three friends from out of town and we had such an incredible experience from start to finish. Right upon walking in we were greeted by the lovely hostess and manager who made sure that everything was running smoothly. The waitress illijana was so sweet and knew the menu very well. We will definitely be back and recommend to all our friends!1/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe online reservation systemThe online reservation system was easy and we had no problem getting a reservation for nine at 8:00 PM on a Friday night. The restaurant was easy to find and we were seated promptly within two minutes upon arrival. The service was very good and our waiter took good care of us. He recorded our order accurately, we received it accurately, and he checked on us frequently. The appetizer and main courses (spaghetti & meatballs and chicken parm) were really good. The dessert (tiramisu) and the after dinner were a nice surprise and exceeded our expectations. Portions of everything were sufficient and brought out in a timely manner.1/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was everything you wouldFood was everything you would expect it to be from a Italian restaurant. Service was exceptional. Wine list is extensive and had a good price range. Highly recommended.1/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a find!My boyfriend and I had heard about the amazing meatballs so we decided to give Destino a try! The food was so delicious, especially the penne alla vodka and the seafood salad (and of course, the meatballs). The staff was so delightful, our waitress was so helpful and the hostess at the front was incredibly charming and sweet. We will certainly back again and again. Highly recommended!1/10/2013 12:00:00 AMService and food was outstanding.Service and food was outstanding. We had the meat balls, grilled partabello special , and lamp shank. The lamp shank was to die for. Our server was helpful and right on with her reccomendations.1/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this restaurant!! II love this restaurant!! I have been many times and it never disappoints. My trips to NYC would never be the same without going to Destino. I loved the chef's creations at the start of the meal, and the 7 course meal to follow left me speechless. Just simply delish!!! I also have to make mention of the exceptional service provided by all the staff. There were many staff members attending to us but all done seamlessly like a well orchestrated play. Special thanks to Carlos. He was very professional, attentive, polite, respectful and knowledgeable. He set the tone for a great evening.1/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fantastic andThe food was fantastic and the service was the best that we had in New York after spending a week there and going out to dinner and lunch to different restaurants.
If you are looking for a good Italian restaurant, look no further.1/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic restaurant. OneFantastic restaurant. One of the best services i have ever experienced.1/2/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy restaurant, ideal forClassy restaurant, ideal for a conversation with friends or business colleagues, with good food and an excellent wine list. Great bar and great dining room. Everyone and everything was outstanding!!1/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my girlfriend for herTook my girlfriend for her birthday & I must say this is one of the best Italian restaurants we have been to in a very long time. Our waitress was very attentive & knew the menu like the back of her hand. We enjoyed the relaxed homey feel & some of the best food in city.12/29/2012 12:00:00 AMEverything was as advertised.Everything was as advertised. I hadn't dined at Destino in over 2 years, but the food is still amazing and the staff attentive and friendly. Overall just a wonderful experience.12/26/2012 12:00:00 AMCame here with my daughterCame here with my daughter to try the meatballs I had heard so much about. I thought nothing could beat my mothers meatballs but I was wrong, these were truly the best I've ever had! Not to mention all the other food we had was outstanding. The waiter we had was very sweet and very knowledgeable and the hostess was very inviting! Definitely a great find12/20/2012 12:00:00 AM