683 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10036Neighborhood:
Theater District / Times Square
ItalianPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.pietrasantany.com/
- Phone: (212) 265-9471
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wedensday, Thursday, Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm. Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00pm; Brunch: Wednesday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Italian
- Executive Chef: Ciro
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
- Catering: Catering, take-out and delivery are available.
- Private Party Facilities: Please inquire for private party details.
- Private Party Contact: Richard 2122659471
A word from Pietrasanta
Pietrasanta is a rustic and homey Italian restaurant on 9th Avenue in the heart of Time Square and the Theater District. We have been standard on 9th Avenue for over 20 years offering delicious home-made pastas, meat, chicken, fish, fresh breads and desserts. This is the perfect spot to dine before or even after going to the theater.We offer $10 discount if the check is $50 or more and $20 discount if the check is $100 or more.We also promise a very good quality dinner and if you will not feel happy with your dinner, whatever the reason is, we promise to comp your dinner!!.see you and enjoy your time:))Continued
Come and try our brunch special on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Come and try our brunch special on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
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Pietrasanta reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance3.8Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (40)good for groups (15)fit for foodies (14)special occasion (8)romantic (7)great for outdoor dining (6)notable wine list (6)great for lunch (5)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
- Quiet spot near theater districtAlan1967Dined on 11/9/2014At the corner of 9th Ave & 47th St, Pietrasanta is a small Italian restaurant within walking distance of the theater district, but away from the hustle and bustle of Times Square. We had broiled salmon and chicken parmesan. The food was very good, portions were large and the service was very prompt and attentive. Prices are modest. The decor and ambiance are somewhat basic. The restaurant has a large number of tables crammed into a small space. When we were there on a Sunday evening, most tables were empty and it was quiet and relaxed. If more tables had been occupied, it would have been too crowded and noisy.I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 11/8/2014First taken here many years ago by an actor friend who frequented it because the food was reasonably priced and consistently good! The food is good and the prices have gone up a bit , but very reliable still.seems to be open all the time until very late.. Post-theater.Special Features:
- Loud, crowded, mediocreFressDined on 11/8/2014My wife and I chose this restaurant based on its location (convenient for a pre-show dinner) and good reviews online. We were quite disappointed though: the menu selections were very standard and non-creative; the food was bland (we actually asked for and used salt and pepper), tables were very close to each other, and the noise level made conversation very challenging.
- Perfect after theater diningUrbanistaVIPDined on 11/2/2014Food was excellent, and very good value! Quality ingredients and great classics dishes and special items too...and the tiramisu was heavenly.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- After show dinnermomandthreeDined on 11/1/2014We were welcomed at the door a little before our reservation time and seated immediately. The food was phenomenal and the service was the same. I would highly recommend Pietrasanta for their excellent food, service and atmosphere. Prices are very reasonable and portions are perfect. We all had different entrees and thoroughly enjoyed every bite.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 10/29/2014Perfect for pre or post theater. Good menu variety though no veal dishes. Excellent prices and ample very good food for the price though not exceptional.I would recommend this to a friend.
- HomeyharlemjoyDined on 10/26/2014Food was very tasty food more like home cooking than in a resturant. Services friendly without being entertaining it you know what I mean? Being a New Yorker, it was nice being in a resturant that was not a "in spot" and having a good meal at great price.Special Features:
- sunshineVIPDined on 10/20/2014a pleasant spot to dine pre-theatre with an extensive menu for food and drink with decent portions and pretty fair prices.I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 10/18/2014The restaurant served homemade Italian pasta and the owner was more than welcoming. We went after theatre and it was perfect.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OK but too slowdebateritaVIPDined on 10/18/2014I have eaten here several times late at night and it has always been ok. We arrived on time for a noon reservation. We were seated and handed menus, but didn't even get water until 12:20pm. We immediately told our server that we were going to a play at 2pm, and he said we would be fine. We ordered only two courses, an appetizer and a main each. The appetizers did not arrive for fifty more minutes, at 1:10pm. We rushed through them, but nonetheless the main courses arrived with the appetizers still on the table, around 1:20 pm. I complained twice; nobody seemed to care.
- strongstacyDined on 10/16/2014The food was okay. I found that the food was bland. I was hoping to find a go to spot since I work close by, but I don't think this is it.
- Great place!SkipDined on 10/11/2014I have dined at Pietrasanta numerous times, and have enjoyed each visit. The food and service are excellent, but the noise level is a bit too high. Still, it's worth it, and I'll definitely be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent dinner at Pietrasantaalan9108Dined on 10/11/2014My wife and I decided to try Pietrasanta for dinner before our Saturday Broadway night show. The Restaurant is very conveniently located on 9th avenue at 47th Street. I ordered minestrone soup and Salmon which was perfectly prepared, and my wife ordered a chicken dish which she said was excellent. The portions were very generous, and the service was very attentive. I had wine with my meal, and we shared a dessert. The bill came to $75 plus tip which for NYC was a very good value. I would recommend this restaurant highly for excellent food and very good value. You do need a reservation which can be had on open table.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dinner at Pietrasantakrnlight53Dined on 10/11/2014Been here twice and love the homemade Gnocchi with tomato sauce. Such a nice place a little a few blocks off the beaten track which makes it even better!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food and serviceShibagirlDined on 10/3/2014Though I live in New York City, I hadn't eaten at Peitrosanta until just recently. I ate there with a group of friends. The food was good (I had the fish special) and the service was good. Our group had to get to a show and the staff got us there in plenty of time.Special Features:
- fun and casual; great foodChrisGDined on 10/1/2014This is a great neighborhood find. Food is excellent. Not super fancy but great peasant food.... and I say that in the most loving way. There is plenty of room, no one rushes you, they have plenty of inexpensive house wines by the glass and by the bottle. Awesome inexpensive option.Special Features:
- A FavoriteLocaLindaDined on 9/28/2014Only a visitor to NYC, but this is a must go to restaurant whenever I'm in town. Stumbled upon this place in 1996 & have been coming back almost every time I'm in town. Was so glad to find that this restaurant's food was as great as always. Had grilled octopus with a sauce to die for as our appetizer. I had a veal dish, while my friend had a fresh fish dish - wonderful! Desserts were a necessary over indulgence. This place has a varied menu, close to the theatres without the overwhelming crowds. This place should be on one's must do list if in NYC & remotely near this area!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pietrasanta: MehOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 9/20/2014Run-of-the-mill Theater District Italian. Not awful, but nothing special. Dull, predictable menu, quality OK. Service indifferent, but quick enough to make your curtain time. Definite not a special NYC dining experience.
- Nice Friday spot for DinnerannetteDined on 9/19/2014The service was very good; owner was very personable. Food was delicious and ample portion size.Special Features:
- Perfect for re-entry from Bologna..MaestraKKVIPDined on 9/12/2014I had a day in New York to break up the return from Italy to the west coast and decided to eat one more real Italian lunch. I had the penne with pancetta and peas in a vodka sauce. I have a recipe for this, but theirs was better (and the pasta was cooked perfectly). Two glasses of a nice Chianti, terrific bread (and I asked for olive oil, very NOTItalian, but couldn't resist getting some more really good olive oil) -- it was the perfect lunch. Another hot and humid day in NYC, so I sat just inside the open side door -- got the breeze but not the hot sun. Pedro offered excellent service. (I asked what was his favorite pasta and he said, I can eat all of them!)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ClfanDined on 9/11/2014Pietrasanta continues to be an excellent dining experience as it has in the past.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Restaurant!amkshopperDined on 9/6/2014This is a great trattoria in Hell's Kitchen, far enough from frenetic Times Square but close enough to the Theater district. The food & service was top notch. I started with a salad of pistachio-encrusted goat cheese & roasted beets on top of radicchio, arugula, & endive...wonderful! Then onto Ravioli di Zucca (pumpkin ravioli w/ a roasted red pepper sauce)...heavenly! My husband started with the classic caesar salad (he said it was great) and then onto Trenette Scampi (black pasta, sauteed shrimp, asparagus, & tomatoes in garlic and olive oil)...fantastic! This he raved about and I tasted---he was right! We were too full for dessert, but saw some go by and they looked great. The service was fantastic, the pasta is homemade--we will return!Special Features:
- Going Downhill QuickAnthonyVIPDined on 9/6/2014Pietrasanta used to be one of my favorite restaurants and that is probably why I keep on going back. However, each time the experience is less than pleasant and my most recent experience will probably keep me from coming back for a long, long time. We had a reservation. We where seated soon enough but at a dirty and unset table near the door to the outside patio which opens frequently so the temperature of the restaurant was warm to hot. We sat for a while and finally received some bread and water. Bring back the original dinner rolls. The bread served now is not very good. Our salad came out quick enough. The salad portion is small and the price for a side salad is high. We where never offered the 3 course dinner.
- Good foodluv2eatVIPDined on 9/6/2014Whenever we go to theater, we eat at this restaurant. Good food, good service, good value.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good value, why was it not full?DowliphDined on 8/31/2014My wife and teenage son ate there recently after attending a play. The location was perfect for Broadway. Service was very friendly and the food was fairly priced. Several pasta dishes were prepared perfectly.Special Features:
- Nice but not spectacularDAWNFROMMASSDined on 8/26/2014This was a nice spot for dinner; decent food, nothing special. I chose it due to the proximity to the theater. Portions are a bit small but overall a nice time.
- Reliable Hell's Kitchen ChoicePhillyPhoodieVIPDined on 8/24/2014The staff really works at making you feel that you are welcome and important to them. Food is good solid traditional Italian fare. Good value. Was there at 9:00 on a Sunday night. Nice to see some people around. If you want to dine on the latish side you won't be alone in the dining room. Outdoor tables in good weather.Special Features:
- Great 9th Ave find!PlanofoodieDined on 8/19/2014The pasta was homemade. I ordered a Farfalle past dish with smoked salmom, asparagus tips mushrooms and radicchio in a light creamy sauce. It was very good - especially the sauce. It didnt drown my dish. Only complaint, the dish was more pasta than the other ingredients. It was pricey for what it was. The service was outstanding and the resaurant was in a great location for the theatre I was going too. Would return to this restaurant.Special Features:
- PietrasantamfcfoodloverDined on 8/10/2014Met friends we haven't seen in several years for lunch. The menu offered both breakfast and lunch items for a special price that included a glass of wine. The pasta was good; everyone else ordered egg dishes. It was not crowded, so we were able to sit for several hours catching up!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Friendly and charming restaurantNYwildcritterVIPDined on 8/7/2014Though the menu items are limited, the food is great and service is fantastic. Always willing to acomodate big crowds and specific dish requests.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 7/31/2014Went for a pre-show dinner and they were very accommodating to make sure we made it to the show on time. Food was delicious and wait staff was very attentive.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 355 reviews are from the Pietrasanta reviews archive.
- BelievemeVIPDined on 7/27/2014This is our go-to Italian spot when in the area. They are always cordial and efficient - no long waits for various courses to come out. They are totally used to pre-theatre rush and handle it all so well. The food is YUM! *Note: although they have outdoor dining available, I don't recommend eating near so much traffic.Special Features:
- Always a good spot before theaterLoveParkLadyVIPDined on 7/18/2014As always, the food was very good and fresh from start to finish, although the bianca salad's stringy pieces were hard to eat without choking a little. The server kept standing sideways in between our table and the one next to it to take the other party's orders, with his rear end almost in my face and food a few times, but other than that, service was really good. As the restaurant filled up, it got so noisy that we couldn't hold a conversation, but that's typical of NYC restaurants in the theater district. This is a good Italian restaurant to go to about 2 hours pre-theater, and even though the place eventually was packed, no one rushed us through our meal. My adult son loved the place.Special Features:
- Always happy hereMargaretDined on 7/3/2014I almost always have dinner here when attending a Bway show. I am always happy and pleased with the quality of the food, the good service and the good prices. Will be back again and againSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- sunday dinner after matineevegandinerDined on 6/29/2014i've dined here a few times and was always pleased. this time i was with my two daughters. i had sauteed artichokes (delicious) and risotto with mushrooms and asparagus. my daughters shared a salad and two different fish entrees also very good. we arrived at 5:00pm but it soon got crowded. i use a wheelchair and there's a small step at the entrance so a waiter and the owner lifted the chair up the step. it's my go to spot whenever i'm nearby.Special Features:
- Ok but would not returnOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 6/28/2014We went here before the theatre and we were in a bit of a rush . The hostess seated us promptly and the service was swift and good. We both had the rigatoni bolgnese which was just okay. The sauce was a bit tasteless and the pasta was supposed to be fresh but I could not tell that. It was al dente which was good. All in all I wouldn't return.
- Not for couplestravelsalotDined on 6/27/2014Food was good but not great. That's the nicest thing I can say about this restaurant. Arrived at 7:00 for our reservation. Place was less than half full. A nice table inside but opening to the patio was empty but hostess wouldn't let us have it because it was set for 4. Instead we were seated at a line up of tables against the wall that were so close together it was like sharing a table with the people on both sides of us. It was 10 minutes before a waiter came to take our drink order. Then another 10 minutes to actually get the drinks. Did I mention the place was less than half full? Had to keep flagging a waiter down when we wanted something. Went to Azalea the next night and had fabulous food & service. Go there instead of here.
- Good pre-theater optionJoanVIPDined on 6/24/2014Well prepared dinner, earnest if somewhat confused service. We got to the theater on time.Special Features:
- Close to Times SquareNYTouristsVIPDined on 6/20/2014We don't normally venture far from Times Square when visiting NY, but this place was close. Glad we made the trek! Everything was great!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Food and LocationdmartinVIPDined on 6/16/2014My family and I had dinner on 6/16 and had a wonderful night. All of our dishes (piccatta, chk parm, and bolognese pasta) were fresh and perfect. Saw other dishes in the restaurant that looked fantastic as well. Restaurant is on the corner and open on two sides which we really enjoyed because the weather was perfect. Would definitely recommend to pre-theatre diners or anyone looking for great food at a reasonable price. We will be back on our next trip!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.