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Lusardi's Restaurant
Lusardi's Restaurant

Lusardi's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lusardis.com
  • Phone: (212) 249-2020
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Claudio Meneghini
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 78th
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Muni meter on street, parking garages on 77st and 2nd Ave and 79th Street and 2nd Ave
A word from Lusardi's Restaurant
cozy Italian restaurant in a classic European decor, gracious staff serving superb northern Italian fare
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Diner Reviews
  • "Salads and main courses were good. Tiramisu was disappointment."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I have been to Lusardis twice and both times had a delicious meal in a really comfortable charming atmosphere. Would definitely go back and bring others as well as recommend to those who want a good meal but not necessarily a trendy spot."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I always love seeing locals in the place we're eating. There were a number of them around us whom the staff knew by name and asked about family, trips, etc. I had a nice risotto special with imported truffles. They were very generous with the truffles and my husband's seafood dish was well prepared also. Staff was attentive and did a good job."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I live in Queens, but it's def worth the trip! 2nd time there, and didn't disappoint. Food was flawless, terrific service. Going back ASAP!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "wonderful food and a nice evening marred by repeated jostling of elbows, spilled wine not mopped up and LONG period after dinner plates cleared before anyone could be found to deal with coffee and dessert."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Went there with my family, the owners were so attentive and friendly like family. The food was superb. My daughter who is the pickiest eater was a big fan of the Branzino."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Lustardis was a surprise for my husband and myself, not being that familiar with the 2nd Avenue "Scene". We were delighted that we were seated on time and didn't have to wait. The waiter was fun and helped us with our selections which is always a plus. Wine by the glass was delicious and so was the food. My sole with Parmesan crust was wonderful,crispy on the outside and flavorful and moist on the inside. My husbands chicken Scarpiello was equally good. Hope to go back soon."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "An Italian restaurant that has been consistently good for over 30 years. The crowd is mostly older. Good wine list. The service is excellent. To move up in any ratings, would have to become more "real Italian" and only serve seasonal fresh organic vegetables as they do in Italy."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Overall, the service is friendly and the food is very good. We had the veal and the mushroom ravioli as well as the arugula salad. Each dish was excellent. Would recommend."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We had a 6:30 reservation which was honored. The service and good was very good. It by the time we were finishing up the noise level so high we skipped dessert and coffee just to get some quiet outside. We were a party of oldsters so younger people probably could take the din so if you want a quieter time go early. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "It is not often everyone in the party has a great experience but we all did this evening"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We chose to eat here based on reviews on Open Table and we were guided well! Step into "old world" service and ambience off of Second Avenue! The food was great from appetizer to dessert. Wait staff were excellent. If anything, by time we were leaving on Saturday night (we had a 6:30 reservation), the place was hopping so if you're looking for very quiet (we were not) this might have to be timed. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food and service excellent, very accommodating when we were delayed arriving for our reserved time, and with GF requirements . Soft shells super! Wall color and decor fab."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The soft shell crab special was fantastic, and the capresse salad was very nice. The bianco salad was not what I was expecting and I didn't care for it. All the desserts were very good. The pasta is made there and very good. An enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I recently had dinner with my husband and 2 friends at Lusardi's. The food was exceptional! It was not the ordinary Italian fare. Everything was fresh, well prepared. The wait staff were very helpful in describing the menus choices and were very pleasant. It is not inexpensive but absolutely worth the price."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Nice find on the eastside. Pleasant service and good food. Okay wine list. Enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Lusardi's has a great atmosphere, Incredible food, and unparalleled service. My family has made Lusardi's a must eat location on every trip to NYC for over 20 yeats."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "we were very disappointed in the service. food good. ambience good."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Propmtly seated. Friendly attentive staff. Interesting specials and quality food. Enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The entire dining experience was excellant. Met an old firend who we haven't seen in a number years. We had the opportunity to talk, eat and stay thru out the evening...very enjoyable night. Very good food at reasonable prices. I will go back when I want a comfortable restaurant in that area."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This restaurant was perfect, from the extremely friendly waiter to the food and drinks. We had the homemade mushroom ravioli with a truffle cream sauce and the veal wrapped in prosciutto. Both were to die for. Crabmeat appetizer was so good and they split it for us without even being asked to. The waiter was attentive and hilarious, really making us feel as if we were regulars even never having been there. The ambiance was great for a date night. We can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We found this nice restaurant in opentable when walking 2nd Ave on Friday night. The service is very polite and friendly and the food is just great. We are coming back soon!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a quiet dinner for two. The dining room has a warm and cozy atmosphere. Soft shell crabs were perfect and Veal Martini never disappoints. The service is friendly and totally professional. I don't know how they do it but they have managed to put together one of the best staffs on the Upper East Side. The wait staff knows the food, what to recommend and how to deliver in a friendly yet efficient manner."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We have dined at Lusardis about 6 times in 4 years. It is always terrific. And Mauro could not be more welcoming. We love it!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Pasta with truffles - you can't beat it! I have been a Lusardi's fan for many years now. If you love classic Italian food and wines, you will love Lusardi's!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Food was very good: bread and delish olive oil, yummy sautéed spinach and excellent paccheri with eggplant, smoked mozzarella and tomatoes, also good comp cookies with dessert. Although food very good, service was terrible unfortunately. Our waiter was extremely unfriendly and treated us like lepers, then made a nasty comment when we gave him a bit less than 20% tip, but more than 15. Host was friendly only after realizing that we were Italian and our baby wasn't a screaming mess but a quiet little angel instead and didn't disturb the peace at all. We waited an hour for main course but apps came immed. In a nutshell, good food and poor service. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Always a great experience at Lusardi's. Great food with very caring owners."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Lusadi's is consistently a great restaurant. Good Food; good service and a good atmosphere. Top of the line."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "always a lovely sunday dinner!!!! great all around!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Always excellent Italian food, including dishes like rognoncini and coniglio. Service varies."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "A search of online reviews of Upper Eastside Italian restaurants led us to choose Lusardi's during our NYC vacation. We couldn't have been happier with our choice. Making an early reservation (5:45) meant the tables were mostly empty when we arrived on a Sunday evening, but when we left nearly two hours later we had watched the place steadily fill. The cozy, attractive dining room was packed, yet the efficient wait staff seemed to keep food and drink flowing effortlessly at a perfect pace. Every course was perfectly prepared and accompanied by a reasonably priced house Sangiovese. We hope to go back."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Perfect neighborhood jewel. Food always excellent. Lots of options for all food preferences. Service very professional. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Wonderful experience - divine food, exceedingly attentive service - a gem!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We had a group of 8 for dinner on a Thursday evening. Everything was lovely! It made for a special evening for my daughter's 24th birthday. Would definitely recommend Lusardis."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "For the second time in two recent visits, we had superb Italian food but terrible service. Delicious, unusual dishes, wonderfully prepared and presented. But our waiter largely ignored us, was hard to flag down for wine, and finally made an error on our bill in the restaurant's favor!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "When I walked in I felt under age. This place definitely has a more mature crowd. I made a reservation for 8:30pm. We arrived on time, but were not seated until 20 minutes later. The restaurant was packed. There was a large group in front of the restaurant that left and they broke up the tables. They were going to seat us at the table right next to the door where every time the door opened you could feel the cold breeze. This is not how I like to enjoy a meal. We asked for another table and were seated in the extreme opposite far back corner of the restaurant. There were only 2 of us. The service was great, but the food was just ok."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Excellent meal in an adult setting. Service was first class."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I had a great experience at this restaurant, on the beginning I was exiting to be at my sibling restaurant at larchmont, as soon you come in the people at the door is very polite and charming, the atmosphere is great, the food excellent and the service is fabulous, what else can you ask for a fine dining in the city? I'm very satisfied with everything, definitely I will back, I hope very soon"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Always a great dinning experience at Lusardi's. Great food, great service and a a very caring owner make it just right."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food is always good, but pricey. It is crowded and noisy. There were lots of "regulars" who seem to get the more desirable tables and service. My seat was in a high traffic zone and I got hit several times which took away from my experience. When making the reservation I specifically said we were celebrating a birthday; the fact was acknowledged when I received a confirmation phone call but seems to have been lost when it was time for dessert. That was disappointing. Didn't expect anything other than a candle in my daughter's dessert. Maybe if I was a "regular" they would have accomodated?!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014