Lusardi's Restaurant
Lusardi's Restaurant

Lusardi's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lusardis.com/
  • Phone: 2122492020
  • 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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Lusardi's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (62)fit for foodies (38)special occasion (25)romantic (20)notable wine list (20)great for outdoor dining (14)good for groups (6)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • terrific
    LCOC
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    food was fabulous. we have the appetizer size white truffle risotto and split it between the four of us for a pre starter. then had salads and fish or fish/pasta for the rest of the meal. it was really very good. Service was top notch and very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fine dinner
    EdG1111
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The service was there when we wanted it, not there when we didn't. We were never rushed. All four of us had excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Went last night to celebrate our daughters birthday who lives on the corner. First time there and wondered why we never tried it before??? Fabulous in every way!! Great atmosphere, waiter, and food!! Having two daughters that live in the neighborhood we will definitely return. Fish done to perfection!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Excellent, attentive service!
    Kate
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Had heard of Lusardi's and never been, it's now a "go to" restaurant for food, ambiance and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • owl4
    owl4
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Traditional and reliable. Very pleasant atmosphere especially if you want to talk. Good wine although it was a bit cold when the waiter brought it to the table.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • typical sat service, food eh
    Rolsto
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Ive eaten at Lusardi's before--better experience. This occasion, water and coffee requests went unfulfilled, as did bread requests. Seafood undercooked (multiple dishes at table). Not fitting for price or reputation of restaurant. Better choices for weekend dining on Upper East Side, particularly Italian, and even at lower price points.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food.
    sushiloverVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Haven't been there in 3 years. Had the urge to try again. So so glad. Food was outstanding Can't wait to return. Highly recommend for italian
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had to wait 30 minutes just to get a menu and was not served our first course for almost an hour after our reservation. The food was blah...the pheasant special was dry and too little sauce and the pasta was virtually tasteless. Our waiter disappeared for endless periods of time - in fact, at least two tables that came in well after us ate and left before we were even shown a dessert menu. We could not even get our water glasses refilled. The only quick thing is that the check was brought very quickly after we asked for it. All in all, a poor experience. We shall not return.
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  • neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great food, service atmosphere. I lost out because my branzino off the menu was just ok. Everything else including wine, great. Would go again in a heart beat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No ordinary experience.
    Bronxboy
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    From the time you enter you are stepping into Italy. Greeted with Italian flare and allowed to sit anywhere for lunch the day we were there. Foodies take note. And wine list is substantial. We had Eggplant Rollatini stuffed with spinach in a pink sauce then Branzino and Grouper entrees that were worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    As usual, the food was excellent, with interesting Italian dishes such as rabbit and veal kidney. As usual, the service was erratic, beginning with failure to credit our Open Table points for this reservation.
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  • Excellent Experience
    Evelyn
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We enjoyed Lusardi's very much. It was a wonderful experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian Delights
    MericVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Lusardis is a great fav of ours,,just a block away from our apartment..prices are reasonable,,food expertly prepared..good portions..great wines.. Just one problem..chair cushions desperately need updating and more padding..we are both fit,,but yor chairs are really uncomfortable for a nice leisurely dinner at these prices,,which are fair as I said..looking foward to our next dinner at Lusardis..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lusardi's 30 Aug 2014
    Hungryeater
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent service and fine dining in a romantic atmosphere. Great wine list and recommendations from staff. I had the rabbit and it was magnificent and tender. My date had the veal which was succulent and the desserts were elegant and delightful. A great find in the heart of the Upper East Side
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent neighborhood restaurant with accommodating employees and great Italian food. Summer dining outside just makes it better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Just like a fine watch. ..consistent, quality food Unfortunately the service was more like a cheap watch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    MEK38VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food and service is always consistently excellent. I enjoyed the pasta with truffles, but anything on the menu is delicious. Lusardi's is one of my go to restaurants when I want a good meal.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood Favorite
    Jlocker
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Never disappoints. Warm welcome, great food and service. Old-school charm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    David
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Salads and main courses were good. Tiramisu was disappointment.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Italian food with many locals
    familyof4
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    NYCfoodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, service wanting
    oldies
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
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  • Great experience
    Uconn99
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Northern Italian
    Gill
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere and good eats
    David
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good all sound
    PapapatVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    RangerMike
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    It is not often everyone in the party has a great experience but we all did this evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific experience
    NYCDiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • likes2eatVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • beach123
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JED
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Nice find on the eastside. Pleasant service and good food. Okay wine list. Enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 239 reviews are from the Lusardi's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Lusardi's is the best
    Cb17VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • samanthaVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    we were very disappointed in the service. food good. ambience good.
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  • Nice dinner
    Maxeater
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Propmtly seated. Friendly attentive staff. Interesting specials and quality food. Enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DonM
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing UES Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food and great service
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You can always count on Lusardi's
    PaulC
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet