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Quality Italian
Quality Italian

Quality Italian Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.qualityitalian.com
  • Phone: (212) 390-1111
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Italian, Steak
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I were out for a romantic evening. We were shoe horned in between loud talking guests, so close together you could not help but be distracted. Maybe this is normal in NYC but was definitely an unpleasant surprise to us."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food and service is always excellent and consistent. Always one of my go to spots."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Four of us went on Sunday evening at 8.30 pm. The wait to take our order was a little long but did not in any way impact our experience. The food was awesome, the whole table went for different steaks. While our waiter was good we had a guy who was bussing the table called brad who was a delight. All in all there was not one complaint from anyone at the table."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Loved the restaurant, including the atmosphere, drinks and food. Service could use some work, especially our waiter, Matt. He was truly dreadful. Never have I experienced a more condescending, rude or obnoxious waiter."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Went on a busy Saturday night. Service subpar to say the least. Overflowing with tourists. Go or the chicken parm for 2...which would serve 4 and is really good...don't expect the Quality experience you get at Quality Meats which is a much better place in my opinion. Maybe a weeknight or business lunch is a better experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Service and food perfect. Wine was great too our server was very knowledgable with pairing wine with our meals!! Def will return!!! Save room for the Nutella gelato it was delicious and great too see different creations on whole menu opposed to same ol italian cuisine."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Have eaten here before with good food and enjoyable. Ordered our food in a regular manner. This time it was excessively spiced up which became more apparent by the end of the meal. My date and I suffered from "heartburn" following the meal. Can no longer recommend this place to others in the future. Food inconsistent."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Chicken parm was amazing as was the cesear salad and cracked lobster"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a nice dinner with our two daughters (10 and 14yrs) on Saturday night. Started out sharing the ceaser and chopped NY salad, which were both very tasty and different. The chef sliced the petit filet perfectly for the girls. The bone-in ribeye was perfect as was the Dover sole. Great wine list which we started into with a class of the QI prosecco that was reasonably priced and refreshing. Service was good despite the busy crowd. Would go back but I liked the ambience of Quality Meats better since QI is loud."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Quality Italian had a noise level that reminded me of being in a stadium. The majority of diners were businessmen in the 25-40 age category. It is not a place to go as a couple or with friends when you may want to have conversations. The service was good as was the food, buy still not worth having to be in a deafening restaurant. They were packed so the noise level must not bother everyone."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great spot for lunch. Menu is somewhat limited, but covers beef, seafood, and great salad customized salad choices"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great service, good food. I like that I had options, at an italian restaurant, to have heavy or light options for lunch."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The twin spicy lobster rolls were the tastiest ever!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Went out with 5 other folks for my wife's birthday. We had a wonderful time. We did not have to wait for our reservation, we had a round table which I always prefer for groups bigger than 4. The food and service were outstanding. I am already looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "It is a very good restaurant, the food is absolutely delicious. The bar at street level has a great ambiance."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We recently visited NYC with 8 girls....and we were recommended Quality Italian by a GM that works in NYC and is from our home town... What a fantastic experience, food was excellent, service was top notch, and we were all so very pleased with our experience. I know the whole group would highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food was definetly not worth the price. The restaurant is nice and our server was the best part of the meal."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants I've ever been too. Everything is delicious! Love the Beet Gnudi, Chicken Parm, Grilled Branzino and great wine list. Staff is knowledgable and attentive but atmosphere is still casual. Love QI!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our server JD was awesome!!! Food and wine was amazing:-)"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The entire staff was welcoming and gracious. The service was attentive without being arrogant. Food was delicious and the portions were generous. Sides are sharable. Desserts decadent. Look forward to returning!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our server was a major reason we had a poor experience. The menu was hard to understand and she guided us to order way too much food and guided us away from the dishes that we said we wanted. So, we didn't enjoy the food as much because it wasn't what we were anticipating. She was extremely difficult to understand (very thick accent) and we could tell she felt she was above us. She looked down on us for not being regulars. She basically ruined our experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our waiter, Ken, was very attentive to our needs and was very engaging! Food was excellent! It was overly busy for lunch, but dinner is quite busy. If you want to try it out, but don't want to have to wait long, go and try the "brunch" menu on the weekends! Great selection!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The meal and service was amazing! The chicken parm pizza was great and so filling. The 9 year olds loved it and the Garlic bread. The waiter could not have been nicer. They were fast to and did not rush us!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great food and service in the resturant. The bar area left much to be desired. Our server was not attentive. She never came to greet us or ask if we wanted any drinks. Never came to check on us and when we were called to be seated could not be found so I could close our our tab. The rest of our experience made up for her horrible service."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "There really were no quibbles. Had so many experiences with "hot" places that were letdowns, I was prepared to be at least slightly disappointed. But we weren't. Frankly, the first thing that surprised me were the prices -- certainly not cheap, but stunningly reasonable for this kind of place in New York. Waiter was terrific in the sense that there were no airs and he was fine with explaining things and even gave some advice when it started to seem we were ordering more than we might want or need. (That's smart for all because I've been angry when it was clear the only thing the server cared about was running up the bill.) Bone-in steaks were great. It's about a two-hour experience, but doesn't seem to be when you're there."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The servers were very polite and professional--HOWEVER--they constantly swooped in and asked to clear our plates as soon as the fork hit the table. We were still trying to enjoy our food. It was very distracting getting interrupted in this manner during a business dinner. Big turnoff."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "the chicken parm is amazing. if you have 2 people, just get that and you will NOT need to order anything else. the service was incredibly attentive and everyone was not only professional, but also warm and helpful. this place is great for large parties, but warning, at dinner it does get loud so not the place for a quiet romantic dinner. the decor in the dining room and the bar is great. don't be fooled by the whole "steakhouse" line, it has plenty of variety and the seafood there is great. if you can't get rez for the dining room they also have the full menu at the bar."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We were there to celebrate our daughter's 31st birthday. The ambiance was great and the service quite good. The problem was that my daughter's steak was considerably undercooked. The server returned it to the kitchen and it came back slightly more cooked but not what she had ordered. The server was apologetic (although it's the kitchen and not the server's fault) and eventually her dinner was taken off the bill. However, it made for a disappointing experience because we were excited to visit the restaurant after a lengthy internet search. And it was particularly disappointing because we traveled from California for our daughter's birthday and hoped to enjoy a festive family evening for the first time in 18 months."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Took my GF here for our 3 yr anniversary. When booking the reservation I noted it was our anni & the manager brought over 2 glasses of champagne to celebrate which we appreciated. After that, it was all downhill. The waiter came over & took our drink order, but gave us a dirty look when we got 2 glasses of wine. We each order a steak & he goes "what? no appetizer?" disapprovingly. I decided to get the chicken parm pie as our app, not knowing that it was a meal for 2! Now we have 4 ppls' worth of food coming out with the waitstaff making snarky comments like "lot of food coming huh?" We get our steak & they spill wine all over me, so I ate a soaking wet steak. Last, the chicken parm pie came out to $58 dollars, when it says $29 on the menu!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Quality Italian is has an open feel with tables that are spaced well without overcrowding. The service was attentive and accommodating for the schedule we had. Its location on the corner of 57th and 6th has great views of the street crowd with large window on the second floor. It also has an outdoor/indoor bar on the first floor. The side dishes we had - sunchoke, broccoli rabe and a small order of pasta with artichoke were really good Everyone who ordered fish said it was great however The chicken Alan dish was dry and served with burnt skin. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Not a lot of places can service larger groups - this place can. Was concerns when I arrived that it only had a "B" rating -- inquired with the waiter why only a "B" and really didn't get a reasonably response. Th table next to us had an older gentleman who kept singing opera. I thorough enjoyed my food choices but others at the table were a little less enthusiastic."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "For an Italian restaurant the ribeye steak was one of the best I have had in NY. We also changed our reservation from two to three at the last minute with no problem. This restaurant is a find if you are staying at a hotel near by with family and want a treat as There was a mixture of business people and family. Not inexpensive."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food was fantastic but the room was loud. Service was good. Would go again."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Quality Italian is great from the moment that you walk in, until you leave. Their entire staff is outgoing and friendly and the food there is amazing. They have a variety of Italian choices as well as GREAT Steaks... I will definitely go again when I am back in NYC."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Upon entering Quality Italian with very high expectations, we couldn't help but notice a "B" rating from the NYC Department of Health. Well that's ironic, given this restaurant's name. We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation time, but weren't seated until 20 minutes after our schedule reservation. There were no apologies for the wait time by the host staff. When the food arrived, there was enough chicken parm to feed eight people, but the side order of rigatoni & meatballs was a tiny bowl with the smallest meatballs I have ever seen. I think the four of us only got one spoonful of rigatoni each. We requested a cup of ice at least four times during our dinner and it was never brought to us. I will not be rushing to come back."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Be prepared to wait. Table not ready even though the reservation was made days in advance. If you like having to wait at the bar, this place is for you. Very touristy. Fun, gimmicky food that sounds good, but isn't really that tasty. You'll have fun, but probably never go back."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I've been to Quality Meats and loved it -- thought this was going to be all Italian, but it's really a steakhouse. Very noisy, but great food...I had fish and it was delicious, just don't go thinking that you're going to have a Quality all_Italian menu."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "As big fans of Quality Meat, we had high expectations. We did not try the steak, as we figured we'd done that at Quality Meat multiple times. We decided to go with the signature chicken parm, and while it is certainly unique, can't say I'm a big fan. Kind of processed chicken smothered with cheese. Wish I could say we enjoyed the Italian appetizers, but highlight was probably the crudo which was delicious. An Italian chopped salad was overly heavy, and the porterhouse stuffed pasta was pretty bland. Kale carbonara was just way too rich. There's just no balance to all the heaviness. I think we'll stick to Quality Meat."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food, staff (from Jeffrey, the Manager; Kate, our wait staff; Shannon, the receptionist; the bus boys) and the place leave nothing to be desired for a great dining experience. We went for brunch and ordered the shrimp cocktail (big), baby kale salad (healthy) and sausage/pepper garlic toast for appetizers - they were all very good. For entrees we had the seared scallops which were seared to perfection; spicy shrimp pasta which was very delicious and the risotto, also equally delicious. We also tasted the eggplant parm benedict - not a common dish, but great! For dessert we had the gelatos - and they brought back memories of Piazza Navona. Quality food + great, attentive and friendly staff + cool place: what more can a diner ask for?"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Everything was fantastic start to finish. Waitress gave great recommendations and worked very hard to ensure we had what we wanted. We we never rushed even though we were only two people at a 4 top"
    Dined on 6/14/2014