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
344 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (177)good for groups (163)special occasion (146)hot spot (131)notable wine list (101)romantic (79)vibrant bar scene (71)neighborhood gem (61)great for lunch (49)late-night find (27)great for brunch (19)kid-friendly (16)scenic view (14)Show More
  • service was lacking, food was good
    cindyVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Despite having two wait staff serving our table there were multiple and repeated mistakes in our order and forgotten drinks, requests for bread etc. the wait staff was friendly and always eagerly accepted our requests and then promptly ignored or forgot them. food was very good. Table was ready when we arrived.
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    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boisterous and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Not for the hard of hearing with the noise levels, but service was attentive (if interruptive), drinks were flowing, and food was delicious. Loved the bread pan (though we had to ask for it). The pappardelle was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AFSNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Incredible food, and a great experience altogether.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Done Right
    Foodie221422
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and I come here as our go to special occasion restaurant, most recently celebrating our anniversary. Every dish we have tried is made to perfection. The service is excellent from when you walk in to when you walk out (our server chased us down because we left our credit card on the table). The pasta is made and cooked to rival the best Italian in the city and we enjoy the well known over-sized Chicken Parmesan. We find ourselves making our next reservation the moment our meal is over because it leaves us incredibly satisfied and wanting to replicate the perfect night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    KristieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    After waiting 30 mins past our reservation time we were getting quite angry but the staff made up for it with free drinks and apps, great move and much appreciated. The East Cider drink was sooo good. Our waiter was great, very attentive and fun. Corn brûlée was amazing as was the porterhouse agnolotti. The special truffle pasta was overly salty and not worth the $45 for a small size.
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  • Food excellent , waiter poor
    Bimmers
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food, ambience and all other staff excluding our waiter wee excellent! Our waiter, however , was the most disengaged , unpleasant man we (all 7 of us) had ever encountered at a restaurant of such caliber. Just an example, when pouring our wine from one of the bottles we had ordered , he gathered all wine glasses from the table in front of him to pour. How rude and lazy! It is a shame we had him for a server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistent
    bigredVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent food a bit pricey portions should be shared and server should tell you that. Very noisy so go early
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • QUINTESSENTIAL QUALITY
    gourmetgoddess1VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My favorite Italian go to restaurant in the city. Never disappointing, excellent food, service, trendy ! Recommended always to my clienbts, friends and business associates. Great job QI !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the Wait
    longtimerVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Although my reservation was for 9:00pm, we waited for at least a half hour before we were seated. On a Thursday night, this place was packed. The downstairs bar was over flowing on to the sidewalk and the upstairs bar was packed with people, many waiting for their tables! The service was excellent and everyone on staff was so apologetic about our waitng to be seated. The restaurant comped us on a few side dishes, too! We had the best chicken part for two that we ever have had. We could eat only one half of the meal.We at first thought it was a pizza when it was served on a round tray. We will go back just for this entree! It was that different and that tasty.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bad meal!
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The steak was not cooked correctly and had to be sent back twice. It was then dried out and was awful. They did not take it off the bill. The pasta special wasn't good either. We had a really bad meal. The manager was nice and gave us free desert. The waiter was helpful but couldn't help us on bill and manager made no effort to take the meal off the bill. Quality Meats is great but it sure did not transfer around the corner. This was a very bad experience and we will not be back.
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  • Dissapointing
    PlumPudding
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    3 of us had the Branzino. Not very tasty, and over cooked. The table side prep of the cannoli was a nice touch and all the service was good, but I would not order this desert again either. It was PACKED! Too noisy and overall I would not order anything I ordered again. For an appetizer I ordered the fusilli with eggplant. Again, not something I would order again. With so many awesome restaurants in NYC, I felt bad I picked a so-so one for my last night in the city on this business trip. What a BIG place it is.
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  • Corn Creme Brulee?!?! Awesome
    CILISIVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We made great choices from a very well done menu (which is good because our waiter was not the most knowledgeable). Loved the setting and décor scheme but 10% more lighting would have been perfect. The gent who served the cannolis from the cart (cannoli cart - yes!) was so nice and knew exactly what he was doing so perfect ending to a really good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'll be back!
    BobbyjiVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I was here before and I'll be back again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    GinaVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Quality Italian meant to us that we would get fabulous pasta dishes or fish. Instead, pasta is only on the menu as an appetizer (small) and they push the meat! We ordered chicken parm...OMG, awful. It was pressed chicken (think nuggets) made into shape of pizza (novel idea). We took one bite and we're done. They need to redo this place as I saw many other tables with the same horrible dish and barely eaten.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    PippiVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our first time at Quality Italian. We were impressed and had a wonderful meal. Will certainly return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and tasty!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great place to take friends or parents or out-of-town guests. Uniquely New York with great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    OYSTERS WERE WONDERFUL SUGGESTED WINE WAS PERFECT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Quality, Not Italian
    LittlePistachio
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Was really looking forward to dining here but unfortunately the food did not meet our expectations. We ordered the Veal Chop and the Dover Sole with sides of broccoli rabe and corn cream brulee. Everything was a bit bland. The dinner we made the night before from Plated was better. Really wanted to love this place.
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  • Great find
    BlondVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We will definitely return to Quality Italian. The food was spectacular, as was the service. I would rate this restaurant as one of my top five ever.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who'd have guessed?
    JimDandyVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Friends from out of town had eaten here the last time they were in NYC and raved about it, but I had forgotten. So they were back in NYC this past weekend and we all went. What a vast improvement over the former tenant in this space: Staples! This is a huge enterprise, but the food was excellent and flavorful. The place was packed, even on a Sunday night. Service was exemplary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will never dine here again.
    Bobo3
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Service was extremely poor. The food was lacking. Ambience was blah.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • m&m
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    the chicken parm pizza was out of this world. It is a must have. Food was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MumaVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Fabulous evening with the perfect formula: Delicious Cuisine, friendly service and great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    best "chicken Pizza"! great meats and it is better to go with more than 3 people!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Girls Night Pre-Theater
    LKlip
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We were seeing Cabaret and met for dinner at Quality Italian as I had heard great things about it. Vibe was great and the food was very tasty! The chicken parm pie was delicious as was the spaghetti squash side dish! I only wish we were able to have dessert but we ran out of time. Service was great ! Will go back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • no complaints
    nmwturtle
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The experience at Quality Italian was outstanding!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Experience
    miltonbVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Went to Quality Italian with some reservations but it turned out to be a great experience. I was there for Wine Week with two friends. We ordered burgers, creamed corn brulee, sauteed spinach and pasta with a veal ragu. Burgers were a bit too salty and cooked medium even though ordered medium rare. Everything else was delicious, especially the pasta, although the pasta serving was too small for $29. Deserts were chocolate olive oil cake and ricotta ice cream. Both were pretty bad. So I would definitely go again. The reason is that the service from the maitre'd to the waiter and bus people was absolutely one of the best experiences I've ever had. And to me service is almost as important as food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HMLMD
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Quality Italian was the noisiest restaurant I have ever been in. I could not even hear my wife on the other side of the table. The staek was very good but the service was slow and spotty. There are much better choices for this expensive price range in NYC.
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  • Wine Week Delight
    BooFamily
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great way to participate in Wine Week. Location, staff, food, wine and atmosphere is excellent. Recommend anyone who has not tried the Quality Italian Steakhouse to put it on their to do list....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Wine Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Defkintiely a 'new' staple in midtown although they have been around for a while now. Great for Wine Week lunches. Only con is no Chicken Parm special during lunch - but hey, that just means another visit during dinner hours - things could be worse! :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    ChristinaVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I went with my office for wine week and it was great! The Tuscan salad was great for lunch and I loved that I had a selection of items to add into my salad. My boss got a lobster roll and they were amazing. I would love to come back for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality Italian is Top Shelf!
    HurstdocVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I took my family for brunch on Sunday and was amazed by the intriguing selections. We started with the Monkey Bread which is a must. It is served in a small pan, hot out of the oven, oozing with flavors to which you can add sea salt and butter. We each tried something different-breakfast risotto, an egg white frittata and buckwheat pasta with an egg sunny side up. It was all very tasty and filled with many flavors. We tried to figure out what we were tasting. It was all very good. We had some gelato for dessert and the flavors were unusual and quite good. We decided that we would like to go back for dinner and try their creativity with that menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner
    JRaddVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Service was great, food was great, wine list was extensive. The place was very busy and quite loud but it provided for a good sense of energy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    Tiberius
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The fod was great and abundant. The service was attentive. Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Outstanding dining experience!!!!! Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shameful ignorance or worse
    DisappointedinMalibuVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went to QI for brunch. Instructed waiter my wife had a severe lactose intolerance. When my wife ordered frittata, I specifically asked if it contained cheese. Waiter assured us it did not. Our meals all came out. My wife began to eat, quickly discovering to our horror her frittata DID contain cheese. Waiter argued with us, then returned to kitchen, then confessed it was cheese-laden. As our guests and I ate our meal, my wife waited with nothing to eat. Twenty minutes later, a new cheese-free frittata was brought out, after we had all finished our meals. Waiter was minimally apologetic and no one from management stopped by to apologize for this shameful idiocy on the poorly trained waiter's part. Too bad-the rest of the food was good.
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  • bobnyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    outstanding restaurant from quality of food to service.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    StephenHVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    OMG, this place is incredible! The night started with a dead on Perfect Rye Manhattan. I think a restaurants ability to make the classic cocktails is a great indicator of how good the restaurant will be. The food was amazing, but I ate so much, I just couldn't decide what NOT to try. I had a Caesar salad, the Tomahawk steak, the Kale Carbonara, + the table split the Chicken Parnigiana (and still left 1/2 over). the addition of honey on the chicken was out of this world and makes me wonder why I haven't added it to all the take out that I have had over the years! The service was great, and they were very gracious about my bringing my own wine. A quick note, the place (on a Thursday) is on the loud side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Restaurant in NYC
    PHoop
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Terrible name for the restaurant. But, everything else is amazing. Highly recommend for anyone that wants great food in an energetic environment.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This has become one of my favorite restaurants while only dining here once. They hit all aspects of what I look for in having a great meal. Service was phenomenal, food couldn't have been better and the atmosphere, while very crowded, seemed just to be background noise. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.