Simple but goodThe ingredients and presentation were excellent. The overall experience was one of simple food prepared without a whole lot of fuss. The flavors were interesting but not overpowering.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing italianBetter than a trip to Rome. We split two orders of diffrent pastas for our first course. It was the freshest pasta I have ever eaten in New York. We had a very light pear ravioli to start followed by a duck pappardelle amazing mix of flavors. The main course was tuna and a seafood grill. Both dishes were some of the best ocean food we ever tasted. The service was excellent. It was a very comfortable place. No need for a tie and jacket. Everything about the experience was welcoming and comfortable.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic dinner for 4, allFantastic dinner for 4, all around the table. Perfect service, including great suggestions from our server. Lidia made a visit, and said hello and thank you tou our table.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood AND service - both outstandingFor a restaurant that has been around for 32 years in New York City, I was very pleased to find the food to be fresh, exciting and very, very good. My wife had the 4-course "black truffle tasting menu" and it was stupendous; I had the grilled octopus (meaty chunks of octopus accompanied by what looked to be octopus carpaccio) and the house special soft shell crab - wow! And the service was simply the best I've ever experienced in the city, including the expert sommelier. It is quite expensive - my glass of wine was $18 and I don't want to say what the truffle tasting menu cost - but for a special occasion, well worth it. An added plus was that Lidia Bastianich still makes the rounds, and she stopped by our table to say hello!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOld style with modern foodFelidia feels,like an old fashioned restaurant..think Cote Basque...but NO. None of the fussy treatment, not snooty. Low key lots of Italians eating there, lovely friendly service. Real wait staff, not wannabe actors. Food was delicious. Carpaccio with wagu was so fresh and tasty, grilled octopus best ever ..perfectly cooked. We went off the black truffle pasta..who could resist. Really just perfect the whole evening. Definitely will return. Only sorry that Lydia didn't show that evening.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely first rateWe've tried many highly touted Italian restaurants in New York City over the years but none has impressed us as much as Felidia. The food really was exceptional and the service equally outstanding. The octopus dish was truly transcendent. This will be a must for us on any trip to Manhattan in the future.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPrix Fixe Lunch at FelidiaTo die for! The food, the staff, the wine, and the ambiance were stunning. Our goal is to eat at each of Lidia's restaurants. We have eaten at four so far. They are all unique and wonderful. Felidia is now our favorite. Our only disappointment was that we missed seeing Lidia.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food in a charming atmospheregreat food in a charming atmosphere. The wait staff couldn't have been nicer. I plan to return soon,6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great in justConsistently great in just about every way. We love it.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and veryExcellent service and very good food. You will never be disappointed here! Much better than more celebrated Italian restaurants!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly feast ItalianWent there for my friend's birthday dinner. Maybe too crowded and too close to other seats for a romantic dinner, but the food definitely was amazing. Especially they have Linda's feast course which gives you 4 appetizers, 2pastas, and 4 entrees finishing with desert. It was truly a feast as the servant mentioned. We shared among 2 people but could be shared with 3 or 4 if they are not big eaters. Pastas were a little too soft, but the flavor was perfectly done. All the appetizers were our biggest favorite.
Definitely recommend to have a taste at least once.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat NYC gemWe thoroughly enjoyed a pre concert dinner at Felidias! The chicken liver appetizer was sublime as was the pork chop caprese. Service was attentive but not overbearing . Very nice ambience . It's definately a keeper for future NYC trips!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOur party of 4 enjoyed ourOur party of 4 enjoyed our appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Service was helpful, attentive, but not intrusive. Would definitely return.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was wonderful, serviceFood was wonderful, service warm, friendly and impeccable, a great night.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLove FelidiaOur dinner Saturday was wonderful. Two very small complaints. One guest had the ravioli with black truffles but thought there was too much garlic in it. The second guest kept getting rained on. But all in all an excellent dinner and hope to be in NY again soon for another dinner.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNever DisappointsI had not been to Felidia's for several years but knew I could bring my friend here for her birthday and be assured of excellence. We had the prix fixe lunch - both had scallops to start (sublime), my friend had the salmon and I had the tripe with polenta - superb.
And I can heartily recommend the palacinka for dessert - crepe with lemon and an overall citrus focus which perfectly complemented the heavier meal by providing a light finish.
I sincerely doubt that anyone could have a negative experience here unless their food choices are restricted to hot dogs or overdone hamburgers.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingIt was our anniversary and we came to NYC to have a great dining experience. Feledia's more then filled our needs. The food and service was wonderful and meeting Lidia was an added bonus.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMCould not have been better.......Excellent server, very helpful, very gracious. Excellent food, wine, dessert.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Meal in Town!We arrived at Felidia's 1 hour early and they seated us right away. The service was beyond compare. The captain and waiters couldn't do enough for us. The food was the best we have ever experienced. The Ravioli with cheese and pear was exceptional and we both had the veal for dinner. It melted in your mouth and the flavors wer e exceptional. The highlight of the evening was that Lidia came to our table and took a picture with us! We have admired her for many years and we were thrilled to meet her in person. All homemade deserts! What a treat! All in all, a great dining experience!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMjust wonderful!
excellent food and attentive service!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingOne of the best meals ever. The seafood was divine.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Perfect HostI was fortunate to attend a special dinner & wine pairing with friends. Lidia and Chef Fortunato prepared an amazing dinner with each of their own takes on simple, fresh ingredients. What was most memorable about the evening was how welcoming Lidia Bastinach is with all of her guests.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness Dinner or Romantic DinnerI hosted a business dinner here and requested a quiet spot so we could talk. We ate upstairs and the food and service were excellent. However, it was very noisy with a few loud groups next to us and we had to wait a number of times to be able to hear each other. Outside of that everything was great.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat for sunday dinnertrue feast on sunday nights. ample and deliscious portions of a handsome variety of dishes. would recommend for groups.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI suggest Felidia's to everyI suggest Felidia's to every person that asks me for a recommendation. The restaurant is one of the best in the city.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFreshest seafoodThe Branzino I ordered was so delicate and delicious. My husband's grilled seafood was amazing.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMas always,just great quality,as always,just great quality, and tastes out of this world.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDoes not dissappointOur selection of Felidia this time was a last minute plan to meet with a client in the area and having dined there before I knew it would not disappoint.
The staff made us all feel special and were very helpful in every aspect of the service they provided.
Felidia's menu selection is superb and each dish description made my mouth water from line to line.
I am a repeat and shall always be a repeat customer to this fine establishment5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat an amazing experience...From the moment you enter Felidia, you experience a warmth that envelopes you for the rest of your experience there. If I could give this as many stars as I wanted to, the galaxy wouldn't suffice. This IS the best meal I've ever had in New York City...possibly anywhere in the United States.
The service is fabulous...perfect...not to much...not to little...the food was breath taking. I mean, bring out the fans, I might pass out from delight at Felidia's amazing palette. ALL delish...we ordered four dishes....I cannot begin to think of how anyone would find a single flaw in a flawless experience.
GO! You'll love it and me for telling you how incredible your experience will be! LOL!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Dining ExperienceMy sister and I took my mom out for her 75th Birthday. Service was impeccable, very extensive wine list.
Branzino was absolutely delish, as was the grilled seafood platter. Homemade spincach tagitelle with a duck
mushroom ragu was suberb. Would highly recommend this restaurant, had heard a lot about Felidia's for many years
and am a big fan of Lidia's. Cant wait to dine again at Felidia's.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's been a couple of yearsIt's been a couple of years since we'd been to Felidia, and my wife and I enjoyed it immensely. It was crowded, but that's what one should expect at 8 o'clock on a Saturday evening. We got plenty of attention from the wait staff, and the pace of course presentation was just right. Oh yeah, and the food was well worth the price. We'll be back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was the best lunch forIt was the best lunch for the value and the service was efficient and the menu was extensive. The pasta dishes were delicious, the tagliatelle and pappardelle pastas were aldente and infused with flavor. The fish dishes were all moist and tasty. 2 of my guests had to go back to work and they were able to leave after finishing a three course lunch on time. I am astounded that we can still find a $30.00 luncheon of this quality in Manhattan. The restaurant was most accommodating when I needed to change the time of the reservation and also in adding an additional guest. Really enjoyed dining at the restaurant.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable 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 AMBest lunch in ManhattanFresh delicious food and fantastic service can be found at Felidia.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 AMDelicious pasta/impeccable service!I took two out-of-towners in search of delicious homemade pasta and Felidia did not disappoint! My duck pappardelle pasta and blueberry tart were outstanding, and the olive oil tasting was extraordinary!! I also tried my friend's pear ravioli and it was exquisite. I was super impressed with the army of servers we had. I did feel a little rushed to leave by the waitstaff, and the air conditioning was either freezing or not on and stuffy (we sat upstairs, so maybe this isn't the case downstairs), but the food was so great it was easy to overlook those two small side issues. I look forward to going back! It's a beautiful space and the food and service is wonderful.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 AM