Memorable experienceExtraordinary new Italian food in New York. No doubt it will become one of my musts when I am in town.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe last four times we haveThe last four times we have eaten at Felidia's we ordered the identical meal...if it ain't broke, don't fix it. We go crazy for their Truffle menu...a true delicacy.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWE HAD A THANKSGIVING DINNERWE HAD A THANKSGIVING DINNER AND NOW A MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH. THEY WERE BOTH EXCELLENT5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, tight spaceWent the day before Mothers Day. The table ordered the Chef's tasting menu, and boy was it worth it! Some of the best food I have ever had, and my mother was over the moon about it. The service was very attentive, and the sommelier was outstanding - brought over each wine, explained where it was from, what she expected us to taste, and why she chose it for the food we had. I had been to Felidia's 2x in the last 5 years, the last being about 3 years ago, and I honestly do not remember the food being THIS outstanding.
Having said that, the space is pretty tight, and if you have a large group next to you, hope they are not loud. The chairs are also not very comfortable if you are over 5'7 or have extra weight on you. Overall, loved it.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecialDiningExpensive but worth it. Once in a while you need to reward yourself and Felidia is the place to do it. From the service to the meal you will feel very pampered. Food especially excellent. Will definitely go back in a couple of months.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my fave'sThis is my second time @ Felidia's...once for business and once for pleasure
+ My favorite Italian dining hands down!
+ Ambiance is great...can be romantic and also classy for business
+ Great wines! You have to try Vespa Rosso (my fav)
- Cost of wine...has doubled since I was last there about 1-2 years ago (Vespa rosso...was $80 per bottle now $160) Sells for $35 online. I skipped it this time around too expensive for me :(
- Tiniest little mistake, placing my order on my guests side...not the end of the world but something even Applebees can get right.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMClassyThey very generously gave us a special table usually reserved for VIPs. It was secluded and quiet. Food very good. Prix Fixe menu very reasonable and even supplemental prices pretty fair. Had the whole Sea Bass and they actually served it whole as was our preference. Our go-to place for special occasions.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievableSeriously, eat here. It's worth all the money. I was sad I couldn't eat everything on the menu.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious ItalianWas inspired to come check out the original after learning of Lidia as 'silent' partner in Del Posto. I do not regret it - magnificent northern Italian meal with just the right amount of creativity. Midtown east location and vibe is unexciting. But you wont worry about that as soon as you start eating!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and food.Staff was very attentive, food was delicious. Nice intimate setting.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood amazing, service needs polishFood was amazing and the gluten free aspect perfect. We've never seen. Gluten free bread basket and it was very much appreciated. The service was uneven. First hovering, then ignored. Would go for food again and hope it was an off night.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTry the ravioliThe pear and pecorino ravioli was the best pasta dish I've ever eaten!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenomenal! Have been to FelidiaPhenomenal! Have been to Felidia a few times now and each experience has been a culinary delight. This time I started with the carpaccio--melt in your mouth filet. Then I had an appetizer portion of one of the signature pastas, cacao et pere. Felidia does an innovative twist on this traditional cheese and pepper pasta by stuffing ravioli with creamy pear! The result is fantastic, a slightly sweet filling perfectly complemented by the pecorino cheese. Finally for my main dish I tried the grilled seafood. Again, phenomenal. An overflowing plate with scallops, shrimp, calamari, lobster, and razor clams, perfectly grilled and tender, and lightly flavored with garlic. If you are a seafood lover, this is a must try dish!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcelent FoodService was too rushed. But, food was very well done.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this restaurantLove this restaurant. The pasta is out of this world. Entire menu is great but I tend to always order the same pasta dish (cacio e pere). Great service and ambience. Have never had a bad experience here. Waiters and servers are exceptional - not stuffy and never overbearing. Wish I could eat here every night !!!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience, deliciousGreat experience, delicious food, wonderful service4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our firstWe really enjoyed our first visit to Felidia's, the food was delicious,though portions were small, and service was impeccable. I also have to mention that we were served too quickly. We were done with dinner, 4 courses, in about and hour and 15 minutes. It was our 25th Anniversary and we wanted to take our time and enjoy the evening. I guess in such a popular place like Felidia's tables need to be turned quickly.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!Amazing beginning to end. Had a seasonal special of a hollowed onion filled with carmelized onion and seafood with a citrus flavor. The tuna was perfect.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFelidia Restaurant is a survivor!Felidia Restaurant is a survivor! After 30 years, it still shines. The food has always been exceptional, but lunch was one of the best bargains in town. The price is $29.50 for three courses, and despite the supplements on some of the items, you can still find excellent choices for an extremely reasonable price. Lidia was there and visited our table, which is always a nice touch (we had met her in the past). We loved it to much, we are returning Tuesday night with friends from out of town, who will love it!
Connie Mazur4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect meal!Restaurant was quiet, and cozy. At first we were seated at a table next to a heat vent. When we asked could they please
Turn the heat down they moved us to a different table that was perfect. The food was everything we hoped for, from the amazing
Beef tartare through the homemade pasta with spring vegetables and finally the best of all, whole roasted Bronzino!
The service was flawless. We were there for two plus hours enjoying every bite and never did we feel rushed! The recommended wine
From Lydia's wines was a perfect match for our dinner. We had high expectations going in and were not disappointed,
Would highly recommend!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful atmosphere and wonderfulBeautiful atmosphere and wonderful food. On this occasion we were there for lunch. The 3 course $30.00 prix fix was an amazing bargin. The choices were numerous and they served dinner sized portions. I had the grilled octopus appetizer ($8.00 supplement) grilled salmon entree with the appropriate accruements followed by lovely sorbet. Each dish was perfect!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again we are not disappointed.FELIDIA'S has always been our most favorite restaurant in NYC and we used to "save" it for very special occasions.Forget that! When we want a perfect meal, we always go to FELIDIA's. It has always been consistently terrific - from the moment you arrive to an enthusiastic greeting all the way to dessert and cappuccino, we love it! It is elegant and you feel pampered by every staff member. The service is extremely attentive without being intrusive. I always get the best Cosmopolitan and it is the only restaurant that carries my husband's favorite ZYR vodka. The staff is knowledgeable about food and wine. We love the breads and the white bean dip. The pastas are heavenly and the truffle dishes/ seasons are the ultimate treat!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWas an excellent experienceWas an excellent experience except for the loud speaking young man sitting at the close table next to us. We were barely able to hear the waiters specials over his conversation to impress his date! We were so relieved when he left so we could enjoy our own quiet conversation.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE BEST OF NYC!As usual, everything was wonderful. We came to NYC to celebrate our anniversary and Felidia is our favorite restaurant! We each loved our entrée and a delicious shaved asparagus from the chef. Table was wonderful as were our servers.Thanks again for another special dinner at Felidia4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Felica's atI have been to Felica's at twice a year since 2009 when I first had to come to Sloan due to Cancer. I have brought other family members here, and friends and always have a great tiem. I have been to Becco's twice also. But Felidia is my favorite place to eat. Lidis has been kind and generous to me and I first found out about Lidia when I made Lasagna for my Parent's B'Day.This is always my best experience everytime I come in NYC, especially when I do not have to see my doctor first.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again, the place is fantastic,Once again, the place is fantastic,, from the food, drinks and the staff. This is truly my favorite place to eat in NYC!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFelidia equals perfectionFelidia is in a word, prefection or as we say in Italiano, Perfetto.
The Raviolis are beyond light seamingly floating in the air as you raise them to your lips. The Polpo is exquisite. Everything at Felidia is delicious.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food. Chef veryWonderful food. Chef very accommodating. Willing to make changes to accommodate food allergies, etc.
Lunch menu is all prix fixe, no a la carte.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWOWSat upstairs and loved watching waitstaff take care of business with plating, due boning, reheating AND serving with style. Been several times and sat downstairs which was great but this was special!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLove itLove this place. Always consistent and always yummy.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been coming here forI have been coming here for years and the service and wait staff are so friendly and helpful. And the food is the best I have ever eaten as Chef Fortunato Nicotra is one of the most inventive chefs with the blending of the freshest ingredients and he is such a wonderful person.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful service I lovedWonderful service I loved the barbabierole salad and the spinach pappardelle with mushroom and duck was amazing. As for desert the Nutella tiramisu was exceptional !!! te wine list was incredible we settled for a chianti Classico which was 60$ and delicious it was perfect for a lunch menu!!!! my husband had the caccio e Pere as an entree and the Vitello tonnato it was different but my choice was fantastico!! The service was incredible!!!Thank you. Sandra e Stefano da Montreal4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding! Always a wonderfulOutstanding! Always a wonderful menu with surprises4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined on a Sunday night.We dined on a Sunday night. We had the Lydia's favorites. LOTS of food! All of it was delicious! Simple, delicious food.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I enjoyed theMy husband and I enjoyed the tasting menu with wine flights. Even though the restaurant was jammed, our service was excellent. Friendly not stuffy yet impeccable. The food was excellent. My second visit and not my last. Five stars.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is top notch. A veryThe food is top notch. A very creative, innovative menu.I don't mind paying more but I wuld appreciate a decent amount of food for the prices.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best dining experiencesOne of the best dining experiences available in New York City! Every course we had was superb. The service is also impeccable without being too fussy. And the sommelier was extremely helpful in finding a perfect wine for our meal in our price range. An evening at Felidia is a bit pricey, but also well worth the splurge.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHighlight of our day!Exquisite food. Wonderful wine and drinks list. Outstanding service. Attentive and knowledgeable wait staff and wine stewards. Beautifully prepared and presented selections. Interesting mix of business diners and foodies. A bit noisy at times with good intention since a small space... but people are thoroughly enjoying themselves and the food. The upstairs dining area is beautiful. Our first time dining at Felidia's but not our last! Looking forward to the next time!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were outstanding.Food and service were outstanding. A true NY gem !4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter initially sitting usAfter initially sitting us in some isolated balcony, we asked to be moved to the main floor which improved our situation immediately. The food was amazing but the portions weren't as generous as we had hoped. Service was excellent except the sommelier didnt open the bottle at our table which we found odd. Overall I would highly recommend this place for a romantic evening as the ambiance was perfect and the food delicious.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFelidia....FantasticLOVED IT! the head waiter was excellent as well as the rest of the staff - extremely knowledgeable and really made you feel at home. The food is top notch and definitely one of Lidia's best restaurants. We did the tasting menu and the portions were great, not to mention the flavorings and pairings. I will definitely come back as soon as possible. Since it is one of her higher end spots, it's pricey, but well worth it for an occasional night out when you're really looking to do something special and a sensational meal.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOne word: Yum!The Easter menu was amazing, and you were served every dish on the pre-fixe menu. The food was delicious, simple and clean tasting, the service was attentive and top-tier, and the sommelier knew how to adapt even when the wine he recommended happened to just run out. Great experience overall, and definitely fit for foodies.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNot to be missedThis long time Italian gem is the real deal. The menu is vibrant with authentic, creative dishes. Lydia opened this restaurant in1981. It is classic while being totally up to date and not tired in any way. The food is a natural blend of fine ingredients and the end result is simply fantastic food. The wine list is expansive, covering all categories well, in all price ranges. This is my 5th time to the restaurant. I have done the truffle tasting menu which was one of my most memorable meals ever. My daughter and I participated in a cooking class called Sauce 101 with Fortunato, their head chef. We learned some basic techniques about making classic sauces, ate great creations and thoroughly enjoyed the night with the charming chef.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing! ThereThe food was amazing! There were a suprising number of families with small children for such an expensive night out but it wasn't too disruptive.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Felidia's. Wonderful,We love Felidia's. Wonderful, wholesome food, cozy, romantic atmosphere, fantastic prixe fixe lunch ($29.50 for three courses), and the service is all you would want without being fussy or stiff.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMa wonderful food experiencehaving never been even tho it's been there 30 years i was happily surprised. quality of the food shows exactly why it has lasted so long. portions were generous and the service was impeccable. even the prices were acceptable being that i have eaten in other places that don't compare and have paid as much. as you can tell...i highly recommend.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceLooooved the food. Reasonable price for lunch, 2 courses and a dessert for $30, similar to popular restaurants. But the quality of the food was 1,000X better. The service was great too. :D3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEach time we visit NYC, weEach time we visit NYC, we make it a point to dine at Felidia's. It all started with their special White Truffle menu...even though the season is over, we just can't get that musky flavor out of our tastebuds' memories.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFelidia is consistently a winner!We had a great meal here with friends. We were able to hear conversations among our group, and we could not hear the other diner's conversations. We have been to Felidia many times - the food is excellent and consistent. I am the only vegetarian in the group and they are more than able to serve my needs. The service was also excellent. The wait staff was attentive without being overbearing, and their suggestions were great. We have never had a bad meal here.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFelidia's has the best foodFelidia's has the best food in every category that I have ever had. I have been to Felida's several times and never disappoints. The food is outstanding no matter what dish you decide to go with. If you're into cooking you'll know the famous dishes are the recipe's of Lydia with whom you'll see on TV cooking her dishes.! Fantastic!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM