Gradisca
Gradisca

Gradisca

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://gradiscanyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 691-4886
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner:

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: John Creger
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.
  • Public Transit: 14 St. (1, 2, 3)

    6 Ave. (L)

    14 St. (F, M)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Gradisca
Gradisca is an authentic Italian restaurant with sexy, vibrant ambiance and genuine hospitality. Committed to offering the most authentic Italian dining experience outside of Italy since the opening in the fall of 2000, Gradisca captures indeed all the charm and warmth of a true trattoria.
The menu is classic Italian with a modern twist, using the freshest organic and local ingredients possible, and featuring fresh pastas hand-crafted daily. The Wine Spectator-awarded wine list is all Italian and includes more than one hundred wines from all of the twenty regions of Italy.
As Eric Asimov of the New York Times wrote soon after its debut, "Gradisca may be of the moment, but its appeal is timeless."
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Gradisca reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)romantic (10)fit for foodies (10)special occasion (7)notable wine list (6)good for groups (6)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Stay away from the wagyu beef
    KloudVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    The pasta was fair and we ordered the barolo 2004 by glass which was very smooth with fruit on the nose. The beef was outrageously fat. I had difficult to put it into the mouth. What makes it worse was during the night, I had very serious stomach issue - the same as what you would have when you had bad food. No I wouldn't come back to this restaurant again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    LuvvinoVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Love gradisca. Warm rustic environment. Food is consistently very good. The pastas are great. Excellent wine list. Never had anything less than a great meal here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Low lighting, high decibels
    Roda
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The lighting was very dim. Many people including myself needed flashlights to read the menu. When I first walked in the music was very loud. as the night progressed I believe it was lowered but then the noise had increased significantly. The food was very good and our server was very helpful. I'd love to go there again as it is in my neighborhood but dim lights and high noise level discourages me.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday, Jan. 10, 2014
    Adrienne
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Very easy reservation system, and happy to have a call back as well. Would highly recommend restaurant and can't wait to return when I'm in the NYC again. So very glad I saved NY Times article featuring picture of 'Mama' and hope she'll be in town on my next visit so I can thank her for the wonderful tortellini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Accomodating
    GirlWhoEats
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    I had a huge birthday party here this past winter on one of the coldest days of the year. They were so friendly, flexible and accommodating and everyone really enjoyed the food. They were every so patient with our changing numbers and with the checks at the end of the night. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our new FAVORITE
    WHEEZER
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We had passed Gradisca for years saying we would make reservation, but didn't, what a mistake. Maggie was great, well informed, yet never crowding us. The grilled octopus is the BEST we ever had anywhere, and quinoa salad absolutely divine. We both had the Zuppa di Pesce, fresh, light and delicate. Desert was a warm flourless dark chocolate cake, hubby would only give me one tiny taste, I had the anjou poached pear, also very good. A wonderful meal, we will be back. We arrived when they opened so we had some time to ourselves, when we left the place was packed, the staff knew all of the guest, as they appeared to be locals and return customers. The staff seemed very friendly and happy to be working with each other, even on Christmas Eve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    I heard about Gradisca from my parents who saw it on a TV show. I made reservations for a holiday dinner with friends. The environment is very loud & dark. It was really hard to hear the person across from you. The air conditioner was leaking over one table next to us and the smell was a bit musty. I had the homemade gnocchi which was very good and the grilled octopus. The stuffed piadina's were also good. It was overall a good experience, but not sure it would be a return trip for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great meal
    Jks1111VIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    I have been dining here for about a decade. Each time has been a very good if not excellent meal. Their menu is diverse, fresh, and delicious, and their cocktails are always creative. Definitely my favorite Italian in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    SouthernSmith
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    The food was just okay. There is much better pasta at other places in the city. My squid ink pasta had no flavor, when it was described as 'very spicy'. The burrata with eggplant was actually deep fried eggplant with a smidge of cheese inside. It was disappointing, especially given the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and wine
    Foodie
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    Love this place Service excellent and everything I have had the pleasure of ordering here has been delicious I have been twice now and will be back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant does well with
    luigi
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    The restaurant does well with pastas, although all are standards (no innovation in the kitchen). Appetizers and entrees can disappoint.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • molto molto carino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    carinissimo... ci aveva convinti la foto della carbonara... ed effettivamente e' stata perfetta... tagliere di affettati veramente buoni, come il vino ed il resto. personale delizioso... da consigliare...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cute neighborhood tavern
    krisjmac
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Interesting menu with good variety. Food was definitely tasty, but i wouldnt say outstanding. Ambience is the main perk here - its a very cozy, taverny feel.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant with
    Georg23
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Excellent restaurant with great food and unobtrusive service. Good wine list with a mix of price points. Would definitely come back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite places to eat
    BrianC
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    We were recommended this Restaurant by an Italian friend and have since been going there on a regular basis. What better accolade then being referred by Italians. The staff is super friendly, the food is great. the place itself is very inviting as well. We can only recommend this to everyone looking for a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.