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1594 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Upper East Side
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$31 to $50
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Hours of Operation:
Hours: Sunday - Wednesday: 12:00pm - 11:15pm, Thursday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am.
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Private Party Contact:
Manuel or Alfredo (212) 861-9368
82nd and 83rd Street
4,5,6 to 86th street and the 6 at 77th street, Walk East to Second Ave, then south to 1594
A word from Firenze
A romantic, warm, inviting candlelit setting with an elaborate wine list and outdoor seating.
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Strange environment, so dark that
the menus have electronic back lighting. Small tables crowded closely each with a tall candle wilting the table flowers. Pleasant minestrone, Shrimp with gooey cheese covering with a few vegetables."
Dined on 3/7/2014
Firenze is an Italian gem on the
Upper East Side. The service is amazing, the owner is extremely personable, the food is fantastic and if they don't have on the menu what you're looking for, you can order whatever you want. Truly an Exceptional dining experience."
Dined on 2/18/2014
We got there for reservations at
6:30 and the place was empty, which worried me, but it turned out we were just ahead of the dinner crowd. By the time we left it was relatively full - although it's a very small restaurant, and can start to get a little cramped. Wait staff was very polite and did a nice job. The atmosphere was dark - in a good way, lots of candlelight and definitely a good place for a quiet romantic dinner. They had auto-lit menus which were a FANTASTIC feature - I always hate not being able to read a menu in a dark place, although I'm sure my date thought I looked menacing with the light shining up under my chin. The bread was average, but the pasta was very tasty. Plenty of options on the menu."
Dined on 2/15/2014
We like to eat here. The food and
service are very good. We had no problem ordering off the menu, which was the case on our last visit. Prices are fair for the area. We will continue to eat here."
Dined on 2/2/2014
A lovely little italian place
stuck in the corner behind all the construction. Certainly worth looking for though."
Dined on 12/21/2013
WHILE HE AMBIANCE WAS LOVELY AND
TH SERVICE WAS WARM AND WELCOMING, THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD WAS MODEST. FLAVORS WERE DULL AND MONOCHROMATIC. I WOULD NOT GO THERE AGAIN."
Dined on 1/28/2014
What a wonderful,charming surprise
on the upper East Side! We felt like we were in Italy. The food was delicious and enjoyed by all 3 of us. Outstanding special was the filet wrapped in bacon in a wine-reduction sauce. We can't wait to return and try more dishes."
Dined on 1/26/2014
This is our go to restaurant in
the neighborhood. The food is consistently good and the service is great."
Dined on 1/25/2014
This is a small little restaurant
that offers an amazing true authentic Italian experience down to the service and food. We had a reservation at 7pm and the place was not full. However, by the time we left there was a huge weight outside, and we could tell the staff wanted our table. I will definitely be back, but I will make an earlier reservation so we are not rushed out."
Dined on 1/25/2014
v good food and friendly
atmosphere makes this restaurant a neighborhood gem"
Dined on 1/16/2014
My husband and I ate here this
past Saturday night. Despite having to tune out the very loud patron next to us, we were enjoying a very nice evening until it was time for dessert. The waiter recited the desserts, we said we would like dessert and coffee but please give us a minute to decide. He replied that they needed our table and we had to decide now. His response was something we have never experienced before in dining out, which we do 2 times a week. We had arrived on time for our 7pm reservation and now it was 8:20. Not actually hours taking up a table! I can understand when it is a holiday and they have scheduled seating you are aware of before hand, but this was inexcusable. Needless to say, we will not return."
Dined on 1/11/2014
This is a very different kind of
place. European, quiet, attentive, appealing to all age groups. Really pleasant, well paced evening."
Dined on 1/11/2014
We first visited this restaurant
years ago on a recommendation, went a couple of times over a couple of years. Hadn't been there in several years, but our experience this week was as good as we remembered it to be! Food is done perfect, service impeccable! With a relative living in the city now we look forward to more trips to this fine restaurant!"
Dined on 12/27/2013
My fiancé and I booked this
restaurant for our Christmas Eve dinner while we we're visiting NYC. We loved the small, cozy and quiet atmosphere that Firenze offered. Our waiter was attentive to whatever we needed but wasn't overbearing. The menu had so many great options and the portion sizes were perfect for each of us. I would absolutely recommend dining here any time for any occasion!"
Dined on 12/24/2013
Wonderful, dependable neighborhood
Italian with a great deal of charm"
Dined on 11/19/2013
The place is smaller than it looks
from the street but that makes it very 'cozy'. The service was great. The waitstaff actually makes you feel like they are enjoying their jobs and are happy to be there and help you. What a pleasure! The mozzarella appetizer is good but the Caesar salad was just ok. The pasta with 4 cheeses was great but the Chilean Sea Bass was just okay. But the service and ambiance made up for the food that was decent. I would definitely go back because the experience was so enjoyable."
Dined on 11/15/2013
Tables are too crowded. Noisy.
Table and chairs constantly being bumped into by wait staff and other diners. Food is good. Uncomfortable, noisy place to eat."
Dined on 11/16/2013
Hands down, my favorite Italian
spot on the UES. Firenze is quaint and cozy, with delicious food and impeccable service!!"
Dined on 10/13/2013
We were looking for a restaurant
that had ambiance, good food and affordable, and we were NOT disappointed at all. You could easily have thought you were dining in Florence just like the name of the restaurant says. We were a party of 6 and the staff was amazing asking us if we preferred a round or long table. Clearly they care about your dining experience from food and lighted menus to atmosphere and everything in between. We came home and immediately told friends. We look forward to returning next time we dine on the UES."
Dined on 10/12/2013
I love taking friends to this
restaurant as it always pleases; whether it's the romantic interior, the menus that light up in the dark, the wine list on the iPad, the extremely pleasant staff or the enticing food choices and specials, everyone is delighted. A true feeling of being in Florence itself."
Dined on 10/1/2013
Delicious dinner presented nicely
in a very romantic setting."
Dined on 9/11/2013
FOOD WAS GREAT AMBIENCE WAS
GOOD(CANDLE LITE WITH LOW LIGHTS SERVICE WAS GOOD AND ITS A PLACE THAT I WOULD REVISIT I THE PINZIMONIO DI GAMBERI IT WAS DELICIOUS MY WIFE HAD THE PAPPARDELLE BOSCAIOLA I HAPPENED TO TASTE HER DINNER AND IT WAS ALSO GOOD ITS A NICE PLACE ."
Dined on 9/5/2013
Having major construction due to
the Second Avenue subway project directly outside the door took away from some of the ambiance. And while the food was good, the staff's constantly trying to upsell - wine, off menu otpions and even portions - took away from the enjoyment"
Dined on 8/24/2013
We've enjoyed consistently good
food, well priced, each time we dine @Firenze."
Dined on 8/28/2013
What a great find! I had the
pappardelle with duck ragu. Yum! The staff was delightful, and the wine special was so special!"
Dined on 8/22/2013
A very nice place hidden behind
the construction on the 2nd ave subway. The only complaint was that they don't know how to make a martini."
Dined on 8/3/2013
Very good restaurant in the
neighborhood. Would have missed it if someone hadn't recommended it. It's a very small place and a bit too dark. But, the menus light up. I loved that. The food and service were lovely. I shall return."
Dined on 8/3/2013
Food & service are outstanding; a
real gem of restaurant, always continued to improve on perfection, my favorite place for a special occasion"
Dined on 6/16/2013
Made a 7:30 reservation for Sat.
nite to support 2nd Ave subway week. Arrived on time..shown to table. Waiters good, ordered a veal dish, friend had a fish dish, and a nice bottle of vino. Wine list on a tablet . took a bit of navigating! Split a slice of cheesecake afterwards. Got check, paid with two credit cards...as we were putting away cards and slips, and finishing wine, "host" walks by, taps my shoulder and says..."We have people waiting for table"! Credit card slip says 20:48 so we were not there 90 mins yet. When we were deciding on a 2nd Ave restaurant we both remembered we had been here before years ago, not together. We now wonder if this sort of treatment was why we hadn't been back in years."
Dined on 6/9/2013
From the moment you walk in you
are enchanted with the experience. All senses are engaged and the service and food are top class."
Dined on 5/15/2013
Each time we go we comment on how
good the food is and how atentive the staff is.It is encouraging to see restaurants like this get known and become appreciated. It is a truly fine restaurant"
Dined on 4/14/2013
Good food, cozy, small place, good
Dined on 3/31/2013
We had a wonderful evening. Its
probably the most romantic, most intimate restaurant I've found in a very long time. I love the ambiance here, as did my date. Great food, great service, great ambiance."
Dined on 3/30/2013
Very nice restaurant. Enjoyable
all around. Olives and focaccia bread to begin the meal and a nice after dinner drink at the end of the meal."
Dined on 3/29/2013
Food is very good and attractive
place at night. Great lighted menus which make it possible to read extensive menu in very low light. Tables are awfully close together so that makes it a bit noisy. Very friendly staff. REasonable pricing."
Dined on 3/16/2013
Nice, intimate restaurant. Wish
the food was just a little bit better. No excuse for overcooked shellfish."
Dined on 3/14/2013
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Easter Brunch & Dinner Reservations
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Happy Eastern Sunday. Join us at Firenze Restaurant and receive a complementary glass of Champagne or Mimosa when you make a reservation. We are open from 11:30am to 11:00pm
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