Osteria del Principe
Osteria del Principe

Osteria del Principe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.principenyc.com/
  • Phone: 6465967864x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm


    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park and Madison Ave
  • Public Transit: Subway: 6, N R trains.
    Buses: 1, 2, 3, 5, 23.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: The closest parking spot is
    "Icon Parking Systems"
    51 West 22nd Street, New York, NY.
A word from Osteria del Principe
Principe di San Daniele, the Italian Prosciutto and Deli Specialty Company, is proud to announce the opening of its first flagship store in Manhattan- Osteria del Principe.

The true experience of the Italian “Osteria” (Italian for informal simple restaurant with a big counter with great food and wines at a reasonable cost) where Italians meet for lunch of after work in a warm, sociable atmosphere to taste a fresh pasta, a gourmet salad or a mouthwatering plate of authentic Italian deli meats and cheeses pairing with a perfect glass of wine is now open in the heart of Manhattan.
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Osteria del Principe reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (7)neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (5)notable wine list (4)special occasion (3)great for lunch (3)romantic (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great food!!
    NickyTheRoad
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everything we ate there for dinner was fantastic - Burratta and proscuitto, pulpo, dessert - but the Gnocchi Bolognese was the BEST gnocchi I've ever eaten - better than my trips to Italy. They were so light and the sauce was spectacular. I will definitely be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sweet
    bobbyv
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    great food, service was fine, portions are on heavy side so do not over order. nice quiet space with great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salt City
    foodie913VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great place to go to eat in the summer as the incredible saltiness of the food is sure to replace any that you might be missing from the summer heat.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is Good!! Bring the Family!
    THincR
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    A great family Italian place that is as REAL as it gets. If you want authentic Italian, this is the place for you....and the prices are very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Delicious!
    MagicDeb
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I've been here before and came back for the Gnocchi but this time decided to try the Prosciutto & Buratta appetizer and the Mille Foglia for dessert. Wow!! The prosciutto and cheese were really great and the Mille Foglia was freshly made and served warm with strawberries and mascarpone. So light and delicious. I'll always have the chicken scallopini as it's amazing and light and the gnocchi as it's home made and always fresh. I love this place and will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good food at great prices
    Nicole
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We had dinner at Osteria del Principe and are glad we did! The prosciutto and burrata platter was a yummy dish to share. Everything we ordered was spot-on, from the spaghetti carbonara to the salmon.The service was very attentive and non-intrusive.The only thing we found a little irritating was the music, the first half of our stay they were playing outdated pop music.I think Italian music would be much more suitable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 21 reviews are from the Osteria del Principe reviews archive.
  • Very Loud
    Sakura
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The music was incredibly loud for such a small venue. It's a great spot and probably fun for large groups, but I was having dinner with a colleague and we were yelling over the music.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Contemporary
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    What a great place to have some good food in a modern environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok but not keeper
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I live around the corner from Osteria del Principe and was hoping for a restaurant that I could eat at on a regular basis. It didn't make the cut. What was served was pretty good except the lasagna was really overcooked. However the menu was so limited, like only 6 entrees, that I won't return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining experience!
    NotAmusedBoucheVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    A random find, no expectations, just guessed at a restaurant and it turned out amazing. Great food, great wine, great space. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Excellent service. Definitely, a nice option from Eataly.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a find!
    StaceyVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Upon my first visit to the restaurant, I was happy to note that while some of the dishes were unimaginative, the quality of the ingredients and neat preparation more than made up for my familiarity with the cuisine. The wait staff were friendly and accommodating, the dishes were served hot and expediatly, and I will be making a return trip! This is a great find next to Madison Square Park. Try the prosciutto; del Principe cultivates and imports their own signature cuts.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good!
    ThierryVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Great food, good service and nice décor! Besides the great prosciutto, the design of the restaurant is very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We arrived at 7 on a rainy
    GramercyGirlVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We arrived at 7 on a rainy Friday and were concerned that there was only one other table taken. By the time we left around 9/9:30 the dining room had filled in nicely, and there was a good buzz. The food was great and the service fantastic. I will definitely be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Casual Italian
    JannVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Caesar salad, risotto with Prosciutto, arugula & Parmesan, lasagne Bolognese, tiramisu & expresso---everything was outstanding; perfectly prepared, good flavors.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot for quality Italian food
    MacTheKnifeVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Good Italian food positioned above the low-end pizza/pasta fare of your neighborhood resto but below high-end cuisine. Moderate prices. The decor is rather spare, which would matter less if it had more customers - which it deserves.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Food was amazing. The manager and staff were awesome, they made sure we were taken care of the whole night. Would definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome addition
    AnnieD
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    A welcome addition to the neighborhood. As much as I like Eataly, if you're looking for a smaller, quieter and a true Italian dinner, go to Principe. We had amazing prosciutto to start, followed by excellent pasta. Wait staff were great, as was the wine list. High recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be sure to order right
    FundguyVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    They must do a bustling lunch business, because on a rainy Friday night the place was nearly empty. There is a nice contemporary vibe to the place, and our waiter was excellent. They seem to specialize in vaious cured ham dishes, but we were swayed by a "white truffle" special pasta. My friend and I split the $45 dish after we are assured the truffle was from Italy, not China. The fresh-made paste was quite good, but the shavings of truffle had almost no taste at all. Very disappointing. Our main dishes were better, but if I go again I would stick to one of the prosciutto options. Finally, I let the waiter chose my white wine to go with the pasta; he brought a Gavi that was outstanding.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, lackluster service
    thisguy
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Came with a group. Multiple dishes were either late or incorrect. The food that did arrive was quite good, however.
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  • From trieste with love
    Gabry
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Do you know italian cooking? Do you know the city of Trieste? Then you should definately try this one out for size. Someone once said 'mom's cooking is the best in the world', for me this comes terribly close. I love it. This my my new favourite italian restaurant in manhattan. Cant wait for their liquor license to come throught, they just open so expect new items to be added to the menu. I heard someone talk about 'prosiutto in crosta' and 'gnocchi di susino' next: yumm!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    johnswan
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    FANTASTIC hams, cheeses and pastas!! Some of the best we have had.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Lighlover
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    This was our second time and the food and service were wonderful. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended. The fresh pasta is perfect. Everything was fresh and delicious, prepared with love and care. If you want authentic Italian food this is the place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was 9:30pm. The restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/19/2013
    It was 9:30pm. The restaurant I wanted to go to was closing, but Magia Osteria was open. There was not a lot of people, but it looked inviting. I am glad I gave it a try. I love prosciutto and salami, and this is the place for it. Lots of it, aged 14 to 20 months. It is served attractively on a wooden board, and it is rather inexpensive, especially given the quality (about $4 for a copious serving). I treated myself to 3 different types, followed by a starter and cheese, and I was full. All the while, two tables away, what seemed to be the owner was engaged in an animated discussion with an elderly couple, moving freely from English to Italian, and back. They had wine, and brought out grappa (2 kinds), and had a grand time, like me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lovely. And the server recognized
    TheatreFoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    Lovely. And the server recognized me from when I had been there three months ago! She remembered my menu selections. Good service. When I asked for a larger salad than the small salad on the menu, they were happy to comply.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I ordered the soup on the
    TheatreFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2012
    I ordered the soup on the menu (which I had seen online, and which made me decide on this particular restaurant). They only had the specials, not that soup. The broccoli soup that I subsequently ordered was in fact delicious. I then ordered a salad with basil arugula and they brought me a salad iwith one little leaf. When I pointed out the error they apologized and brought me an actual salad with greens (arugula), but I was struck by two issues in one order. My friend's dish arrived exactly as he ordered it and he found it delicious.
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  • Nice addition to the neighborhood
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    Magia has a polished, modern decor. Seating was comfortable along the wall but there's additional dinner seating at the bar and at highboys at the back of the restaurant. There's a great selection on the menu and doesn't feel like too much. Great additional selection of specials. We started with a cured meat and cheese platter, then went into a green salad with fresh lemon vinagrette, topped with salami and finished with an eggplant lasagna dish. All very well done. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet