Quality Italian
Quality Italian

Quality Italian

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.qualityitalian.com/
  • Phone: 2123901111
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Scott Tacinelli
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Avenue
  • Public Transit: The closest subway lines/stops are the F to 57st Street, the N, Q, or R to Fifth Avenue/59th Street, or N or R to 57th Street/7th Avenue. The Columbus Circle stop and 53rd Street/Fifth Avenue stops are short walks to the restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a Central Parking System lot located around the corner at 58 W 58th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues (800-836-6666).
A word from Quality Italian
Quality Italian is a modern interpretation of the Italian-American Steakhouse. Overseen by executive chef Scott Tacinelli, the kitchen updates classic steakhouse fare creating modern interpretations with Italian accents. The 200-seat restaurant, owned and operated by Fourth Wall Restaurants, was designed by AvroKO and references the Butcher's Guilds of Italy, responsible for the finest cuts of meat in Italy.
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Quality Italian reviews from OpenTable diners
349 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (168)good for groups (166)special occasion (164)hot spot (141)notable wine list (92)romantic (80)vibrant bar scene (73)neighborhood gem (66)great for lunch (40)late-night find (31)great for brunch (20)scenic view (18)kid-friendly (15)Show More
  • Zeppolli for Four
    MsSMR
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Awesome food and service. My husband and I had dinner here with my son and his girlfriend. Even though they both work in Manhattan they usually prefer Brooklyn for drinks and dinner. They made the ultimate sacrifice to hang out with us in the ultimate tourist trap of 57th and 5th on a Friday night. We had a great time and the food was fabulous. We had clams for appetizer and sirloin, lamb chop, pasta and eggplant for dinner along with several sides. All awesome! We topped it off by sharing the zeppolli dessert which was a pleasant surprise
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Quality Meal
    DMDP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is a very energetic lively restaurant with amazing decor and delicious food. Jumbo shrimp were excellent and the steak outstanding. The pasta dish was one of the best I have ever eaten. Another wonderful NYC dining experience.
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    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some of the best food in NYC!!
    MJD523VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The eggplant ant the pork chop are to die for. Hands down one of my favorite restaurants in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better thsan expected
    mitchellsVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I thought this was going to be more of a cookie cutter type steakhouse but it is the opposite. Creative menu, very well prepared food and excellent service. Great for a business dinner. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    we were a big, indecisive group. The staff was patient and helpful and was right on point with recommendations. With no exceptions, everyone was impressed with the meal, and being a big group we had the opportunity to try a lot of menu items. very glad we chose QI.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service
    CoachDave
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    At least as good as Quality Meats, its sister restaurant. The steak was wonderful, the pasta appetizers large and tasty (if you aren't too hungry, you could easily have one of them plus a salad and call it dinner) and the sides unique. Plus, our servers Natasha and Victor were the best!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Good
    bethVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a terrible experience at Quality Italian. Quality it was not. The polpetto with eggplant was mushy dense and tasteless. We had to send it back. My $52 dollar dover sole was nothing special. Forgettable. The signature chicken parmesan was a sheet of mozzarella over again, dense, breaded tasteless chicken. Nothing was good. Sorry.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    LizhVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Absolutely amazing.... The wait at the table was a little long - and right away our server came over, addressed it and sent an appetizer. How cool is that. A great way to start the relationship. We were there at 10 PM on a Saturday night - and the place was packed. Our food - service - was off the charts. Had the Oysters - some of the best I have eaten. Tried the sole special - outstanding, and a few sides (spinach, artichoke mac) We had an A plus super tuscan.....Guidolberto. If you like Ambiance - you will love Quality Italian. If you value amazing service - this is a MUST GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Service
    italianfoodcraver
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    When I booked my reservation online using opentable.com I put a note in the special requests just stating that it was my anniversary with my girlfriend. When we were approached by the waiter after ordering our drinks he surprised us with complimentary glasses of shampagne ($25 value) and then congratulated us on our anniversary. It was a great touch and really surprised my girlfriend that I put that comment in the reservation. Then, when we got our dinner we were given a complimentary side dish of the macaroni artichoke ($10 value), which was amazing! We were stuffed from the great food but then out came a complimentary dessert ($10 value). The service was phenomenal and the food somehow was even better. We will go back for sure!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Fiorentina in NY,great service
    Modi
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Usually you get the porterhouse steak with tons of butter, however the Fiorentina with olive oil , rosemary &thyme is superior, at least to me . The quality of the meat was superb, grilled to perfection, starters & deserts very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to how back!
    Swimmer
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This food is so good!!! Chicken Parm is exceptional. I only wish I could figure out how they made it so I could re-create it at home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time in New York
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Very noisy restaurant. I wish the internet had sound bites as well as pictures. I asked for romantic but was seated between 2 tables of two, 16 inches apart from either side of our table. The food was over priced. My husband had the swordfish and the portion was small. I ordered lemon blackened chicken and it was a leg/thigh combination that was hard to eat " ladylike". We ordered Caesar salad that was loaded with dressing and wilting. We also ordered fingerling potatoes that were honestly tasteless that I could have made at home. Sorry but one hundred dollars later, bad choice. Sad in Ohio!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    Buca
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Love this place! Everything is just right. The corn creme brûlée is a must and the eggplant polpette is delicious. Must go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Buckeye33VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    First time dining at Quality Italian. Baked clams outstanding, Chicken parm for two good would have like it better if it was a thinner cuttlet. Would like to try the veal shank for two on our next trip there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tfro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    place is pretty, and the servers were very professional and prompt however the food is only a notch or two above a chain restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • so-so big American Italian food
    Janomi
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    medium rare is pretty rare here huge portions felt like the cheesecake factory the crudo items were delicious and finely prepared. the rest was average. and below average when you consider the prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MY WORST DINNER EVER!
    Foodie101nyc
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Please DO NOT order the LOBSTER DIAVOLO, I'm still traumitized over how disgusting this dinner was. I have no clue why I did'nt return it and order something else? Maybe I was tipsy and could'nt think straight. My friend ordered the steak, she did'nt like it either. The bread I must say is fabulous, and all around very nice staff including: the hostess, waiters, food runners, and managers were very friendly. I like Quality steak (even though it smells like meat locker). I'm not sure if I will ever eat here again, maybe if someone else is paying, I would def try the pasta next time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    Babsbunny77VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Thank you so much for taking care of my people. You always go above and beyond. It is sincerely appreciated. They are still raving about the scallops and the corn creme brulee! Mission accomplished!!!! I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a business lunch, special occasion, or romantic dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My first time
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It was my debut at this restaurant and overall it was a positive experience. The waiter seemed a bit eager to take our order but better that than have to wonder who is looking after us. We ordered the veal shank for two and it was truly the largest shank I have ever seen. Because it was being shared, the waiter removed it from the bone table side and spread the meat across a plate. I think something is lost in the experience by having it taken off the bone. The meat was moist and tender and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Another person at the table ordered the branzino which we were less joyful over. The portion was small and not the tastiest of branzinos we have eaten. The waiter was nice and attentive but lacking in personality.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    mattyfresh6974
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Loved the steak..the pasta and the chicken parm was next level excellent!!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar experience!
    Foodie4sure
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My lamb was fantastic! Done to perfection! Loved the creamed kale as well. My husband & I celebrated our 20th anniversary together. The restaurant sent us a complimentary bottle of prosecco & sorbet with a written chocolate message! Extra special touches to enhance the evening! Will definately return & reccomend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    mmckloskey
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Much more touristy than I expected. It might have been due to the day (Saturday) and time (7:00 pm) that we chose to go there, but I felt like this restaurant in many ways (service, menu, atmosphere) is geared to people visiting New York more than people who live in New York.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT RESTAURANT
    rhodaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My daughter wanted to try this restaurant. So while I was visiting her we made a reservation for an early dinner. It appeared that for the few days I was there that the only availability was early or very late. The reason why is that the food is so good. We shared a steak which was delicious. We also shared a chopped salad and the corn gnudi. The corn gnudi is gluten free and was the best thing on the menu. Our waiter helped us with our order and he was outstanding. I wasn't gluten free I would have ordered the chicken parnigiana which looked amazing! This is definitely a must when you come to New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We did a family visit to Quality Italian. It was our first visit to the Quality Meats new venture. I had the octopus app. and the Dover Sole special. It was the whole fish, done with a hazelnut brown butter fileted tableside. My wife had the caesar salad & pasta with lamb ragu. Salad was crisp & nicely dressed & her pasta was perfectly al dente with the just the right amount of sauce. My kids had plenty of choices that they liked. The wine list is very deep, with most of the selections fairly priced. If you like older vintages they have them, but as expected, you have to pay. We sampled several desserts which were also excellent & the service was spot on. Next trip to NYC we will definitely be visiting Quality Italian. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Charm
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Been here twice. Great vibe. Nice portions. Excellent food. Fun desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great experience
    FoodieSKJ
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Although the noise level was a bit too loud, the food and service made up for it. It is a wonderful place for couples or families. The pastas are spectacular as are the steaks. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The service was the best. However they were so attentive if you stepped away your plate was gone!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Dreamy
    Babsbunny77VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I didn't think it could get any better... but it always does! There are so many ways that Quality Italian just nails it every time. The service and staff are lovely... the food is decadent... and the ambiance is delightful. The place is always abuzz whether it's a Monday or a Saturday night. If you're looking for a great night out in a beautiful surrounding, you can stop your searching, bc you've found just the place! Recommended dishes: grilled octopus, porterhouse agnolotti, new fusilli pasta, chicken parm for 2, and lobster fra diavolo. Bring your appetite and enjoy the food excursion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DOITVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Terrific food & great service. Have eaten there 3 times and i am always very pleased. It is pricey but with given how they deliver on all fronts well worth it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always exceeds expectations. Look forward to the unique specials. So many great appetizers and sides and the portions are very generous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loads of fun. Great service
    Mystic
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Loads of fun. Great service. Food was great and the wine list is well rounded. Would recommend to friends and family
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fabulous Birthday dinner!
    FoodLoversdelight
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My girlfriend took me to QI to celebrate my birthday and we had a gastronomic dinner! We had the aged porterhouse agnolotti to start and it was purely delicious with it's savory juice and the oysters ricci with uni butter is divine! We had the chicken parm and each slice was a satisfying meal and so decadent! Love, love eating at QI!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our first experience and it was outstanding. Service was first rate and the food was fabulous. I would highly recommend.
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  • Outstanding!
    DisplacedTexan
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My new favorite steak place in Manhattan!! Gorgonzola on a filet? Don't even think about it, just order it. Absolutely outstanding all around. Service was great, exceptionally attentive, and not pretentious. Recommendations were spot on for wine and dessert. When we had the wine list open, everyone who walked by stopped to ask if we needed help. When the food came, at least three different people came by to make sure everything was satisfactory. Not cheap but worth it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First rate
    macmcc996
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had a party of four, we're all in hospitality (I'm a GM, brought my Chef and our dates) and we loved every facet of our experience there. We had to wait about 20min past our reservation time, but that was the only hitch. The menu has a good balance of classics and some inventive dishes. The wines were reasonably priced and the labels we tried were excellent. The service was probably some of the best I've received in recent memory.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was really Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I had been to Quality Meats (sister restaraunt) which is great. I thought this would actually be italian cuisine, which it isn't. However, dinner was great...but its an italian steak house. Who know? I wonder if I was the only clueless first time customer to QI who thought that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Three (out of 4) of us had romaine salad with seared tuna. There was much too much dressing on the salad, and tasted like wishbone dressing from the refrigerator. the tuna was stringy on some plates. Ambiance was good and looks like a good place to go after work for drinks and hang.
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  • High Quality
    Golem212VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Juicy steaks, savory roast chicken, a "vastly under-appreciated pork chop" (in the words of our server) comprise the gustatory delights at Quality Italian. The younger sibling of Quality Meats, QI offers thoughtful and professional service with plenty of personality, a varied wine list and hearty servings for foodies and visiting firemen alike. We will definitely be back!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    Mags1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Best meal from start to finish. Fabulous service. The chicken parm pizza is amazing, as well as, the bread and corn brûlée ! I would highly recommend Quality Italian. It is indeed quality.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service, Delicious Food
    BunnyNYVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I keep coming back to QI for the food and the attentive service. Their signature Chicken Parmagiana is a great share dish. The presentation is awesome. Sauces are what sometimes makes a dish go from being good to great and many of the QI dishes have amazing sauce... like the baked clams and the agnolotti. I used my fresh baked bread to slop up all the sauce from the dish. Mom taught me to always clean my plate haha.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate