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Gente Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.genteny.com
  • Phone: (212) 557-5555
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jay B. Mitchell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: "Buffet alla Milanese" - Our buffet includes three daily chef-selected pastas, three chef selected salads(specials and menu items included), an assortment of fine desserts and our homemade breads. Please contact us for pricing.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please inquire for Bridal and Baby Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Specially Designed Birthday Dinners and Holiday Parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Jay B. Mitchell (212) 557-5555

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 3rd & Lexington Avenues
  • Public Transit: Subway: 4/5/6, S, or 7 at 42nd Street - Grand Central Station.
    Bus: M101, M102, M103, and M98 at Lexington Avenue and 45th Street or 3rd avenue and 45th Street.
  • Parking: No
A word from Gente
Gente Ristorante Italiano offers a touch of Milan in New York City on 45th Street. We serve authentic Italian food. Our soups are freshly made daily using all vegetarian ingredients. We serve Panini, Pasta, Pizza, and Salads that are all natural. Our Gelato, Sorbetto, and Dolce are flown in from Milan. We have an array of specials everyday. Second courses, such as chicken and tuna, are available for dinner and delivery. Take-out from Gente is available as well. Our unique space is perfect for private parties, client presentations, or product introductions. Gente also has a fully licensed bar with a wide selection of alcohol from Grey Goose to Jack Daniels.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Service was very good; food was good. We really liked the restaurant. Not too noisy. But busy for a Friday night."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food is ok but I wouldn't go back. We had the Cesar salad, lasagne & spaghetti with seafood."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Met a pal here for dinner. They have a nice pre-fix with app, entree and dessert for $40. Because of location, their prices are a bit higher than you might expect, but the pre-fix is a solid deal and worth going for I think. I'd visit again."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My husband and I received a gift of dinner at Gente and we both enjoyed the food and excellent service, which was professional and fast. The bread was also delicious. Nice place. We would eat there again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I made reservations here for my friends birthday and we had such a great time. The drinks were absolutely delicious and kept coming. The prices are very reasonable too - I should have opted for the prix fixe as that looked to be an even better dealml."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We arrived early on a Saturday evening and were the only customers...wondered what was up with that or whether we Midwesterners were just too early for the Manhattan dinner crowd. But more started coming in and I'm sure like us they weren't disappointed. The food was very good and the service just attentive enough. For someone trying to find a nice place east of Grand Central that isn't too pricey, this would be a good choice."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We all enjoyed our meals very much. Had a hard time getting water refills but everything else was good"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Two of us had sea bass, which was fresh and tasty, but the fillet was semi-drowned in a sauce. Vegetables not overlooked, but eh. Shrimp dish mediocre. Wines rather expensive for their quality."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I had made a note that we would be celebrating my daughter's birthday and after dinner all of the waiter's came over to sing Happy Birthday and gave us a complimentary piece of yummy cheesecake. We would definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We were looking for a place last minute and were lucky to find Gente. We had 5 adults and 2 kids. The restaurant is small but the food was excellent and the waitstaff was exceptional. They were attentive without hovering and doted on our two girls even as my 6 year old spilled her drink within minutes of them bringing it to the table. Complimentary scoops of ice cream for the kids at dessert sealed the deal. We would definitely go back here."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very good. Authentic. Staff are quite accommodating. Enjoy it very much."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food was good but lunch portions (particularly the salads) were quite small. Would definitely order the "full" instead of the "half" next time!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Friendly atmosphere, the food was excellent you could pick from the menu or from the pre-fixed. We choose the pre-fixed because we liked what was offered. With the pre-fix your wine was $8 a glass. The waiters were friendly and we were not rushed, we had theater tickets and had decided to head away from the theater district. There was an office get-together at the bar and it appeared they were having a great time. I would defiantly go there to just have drinks. It was not a very big bar. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Friendly staff, quick service. Extensive menu to suit most appetites."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Wonderfully authentic Italian food am Nd great service."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Hubby had the Risotto and he reported it was the best he could remember. I had the chicken stuffed with spinach, also a great dish. We ended with a perfect serving of Tiramisu. Our waiter was attentive but not hovering. The ambience would have been perfect if not for a very noisy diner at the next table, but we did like the darkness and candle lit dining. All in all, an excellent choice for dinner. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food is incredibly mediocre. All the red sauces taste the same and drown the gummy, soggy pasta, and any other dish that it covers."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "the owner has been to Italy over 50 times and each time he goes he brings back another dish that is made exactly the way you would have it in Italy...food is fresh, service great and if you like risotto (I am a risotto freak) I think that Gente makes one of the best in NY..."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Nice variety of food from salad, to pizza to normal appetizers and entrees. The food is good and service very good."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I am always looking for a nice place with good service and a good selection of food. I found Gente to be just that. I ordered the chicken Risotto and it was delicious. Portions are not large, which would be my only complaint, but food is good"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Delicious homemade soups, sauteed baby artichokes, fresh pasta and fish. Good prix fixe menu at lunch, great location near Grand Central Terminal. They also do delivery to midtown offices and residences. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the food at Gente. The service was good and the prices were reasonable. I have gone several times and have not been disappointed yet."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Great if you want to spent the whole evening there. No one will rush you out."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The place was busy on Saturday night so I'm glad I made reservations. The waiter was very helpful ordering. Doing the price fix was a great value"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It was a great restraunt...great food and great service!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal and the service was perfect. It was a quite night so the noise level was low. We could not have picked a better place to have a good meal,nice wine and great service."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Gente is a wonderful reastaurant with amazing food and a staff that caters to your every wish."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "This is my second time dining at Gente and the food was just great. My husband had the tuna and it was cooked perfectly. I had the chicken & spinach risotto and I it was cooked perfectly and delicious. They have a nice wine list and the atmosphere is nice and quiet which was perfect for out date night. The servers were very attentive which made the night very relaxing."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I went to Gente with 6 colleagues for a birthday celebration and we were very pleased with the level of service and quality of food we received, especially considering it was from a pre-fixe lunch menu. The poritions were very generous and the food was absolutely delicious. I will defintely recommend this place to everyone and come back whenever I can."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Gente is a gem of a place. They have pretty great Italian food and the decor is very Tuscany inspired, with the pictures on the walls and the color palettes. The waiters took a bit long to bring us our checks but the amazing Shrimp tagliolini made up for it. I can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great for business lunches and weekend evening dining. Nick and the team are fabulous."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Food selection and quality was fantastic. Only problem would be that it is a bit cramped (but classic NyC style) and a bit loud - not horrible though. It gets busy because it is well known - not a bad thing."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "I made my reservation for six people at 6pm on December 6th (I have the email confirmation) They contacted me on the afternoon of the dinner to tell me that my party would have to leave by 7:30pm as there was a private party. There was NO excuse for them not to have contacted me earlier than the day of the reserve. I would have absolutely moved the location if they had given me any notice. The private party guests started arriving around 7pm, standing around and looking at us. I considered the evening ruined, noisy, and rushed, Two of my party were stuck late at work, one made it in time for a glass of wine, the other had to cancel all together. In all fairness I will say the food was good. I will never return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Perfect spot for a casual lunch meeting. Good service, good food, nice, simple environment. I recommend!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "While the menu is standard issue italian, the food was well prepared and the service was execllent. The east midtown lication makes it convenietn for business lunches. I'll be back."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "This is one example of a restaurant where the food does not live up to the service. The wait staff was friendly, efficient and the food appeared faster than any restaurant I can remember. But the food, Classic Italian-American , was a disappointment . The lasagna was watery and appeared on the plate as a flat mess. The ravioli with spinach and cheese was covered in a sauce that tasted like a bottled brand. And there were only four in the plate. The risotto with chicken was the only dish enjoyed by our guest.i also thought the prices were high for this quality. Beware how much the desserts will add. The staff, however were gourmet!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "In a city where the noise level, haughty attitude and astronomical prices rule, GENTE is the absolute opposite, a neighborhood gem that almost everyone knows for lunch, and "people in the know" realize how great it is for dinner. Had the bronzino with the best roasted artichokes in the world, and the fabulous risotto - all perfect! Also, check out the lasagna, the veal milanese, all done authentically. Forget the chain Italian restaurants! The owner is right on the premises almost all the time! How many other Italian restaurants in the city can say that!"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "The food was very delicious, and the service was exceptional. Highly recommend and will return again."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "The food was good, the service was good, the ambiance needs a little something to make it an evening dinner option."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "When i dine at Gente I get to enjoy the good food and i get to watch the woman walking by in the window. LOL"
    Dined on 9/27/2013