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
353 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (177)good for groups (165)special occasion (151)hot spot (138)notable wine list (101)romantic (79)vibrant bar scene (71)neighborhood gem (66)great for lunch (50)late-night find (30)great for brunch (21)kid-friendly (17)scenic view (16)Show More
  • 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.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Service was extremely poor. The food was lacking. Ambience was blah.
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  • 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.
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    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!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
  • Delicious dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Went here for my wedding anniversary. The food was delicious and our waiter was nice enough to offer us a champagne toast and dessert even though we didn't ask for them. The agnolotti was amazing and we shared the porter house steak which was cooked perfectly and delicious. We also got the baked clams which were made with toasted angel hair pasta instead of regular bread crumbs. Everything was delicious. I would definitely go back there again and would recommend to anyone looking for a good italian meal.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Avoid
    ask2000VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    From a waiter that does not have the guts to speak out but mumbles loudly to an ineffective manager who cannot control an unruly bald staff member, this place is awful. Any amount of repeated courtesy shown towards them was lost. A pity since ambiance was great and majority of the staff will lose out to a few rotten apples
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  • Service needs improvement
    lvm29VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    After arriving on time for an 8PM reservation, our party of 3 was asked to wait at the bar. After 15 min waiting, the hostess came to apologize for the wait and to tell us it would only be a few more minutes for us to be seated. We ended up waiting a total of 30 min for the table. The server at our table was very efficient and kind, with the first course arriving only 10 min after ordering, but after the main course dishes were retired, our server never returned to offer dessert menus or even the check. We waited 30 min before we were able to catch another server's attention to request the check. The food was very good, but not good enough to stand such inconsistent service.
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  • Bistecca Fiorentina
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great dining experience. Great wine list and service. Bistecca Fiorentina for 2, Kale Carbonara and the beefsteak tomato app.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality Everything!
    Blingz
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We're so glad Quality Italian lived up to its name when we visited earlier this week to celebrate our wedding anniversary. As other celebratory couples have mentioned before, QI graciously gave us a complimentary tomato gorgonzola appetizer, Prosecco champagne toast and blood orange gelatto dessert to help us celebrate our special day. My wife had the branzino, while I had the glazed filet mignon. Both were delicious, but the clams with homemade pasta ranks as one of the best I've ever had. We also had a double serving of their homemade bread...so warm and yummy! We highly recommend Quality Italian!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    dku79
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Everything was great, if just had not been so tired...
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    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The house salad dressing was outstanding. The chicken parm pizza was very good, couldn't believe how they made it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not very impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Thought everything except the food was good or above avg
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    it is hard to review a restaurant with a good perspective when your waiter is rude and cocky.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Amazing
    Tribalart
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    First time and he food was amazing! And my two waiters Were fantastic! I will certainly be back!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in all aspects!!
    Tinypell
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    From the moment we were greeted, the dining experience at Quality Italian was beyond fantastic! The ambiance is lovely with muted lighting and tasteful music. The menu offers such a vast array of choices that it is hard to come to a decision. I highly recommend the corn brulee - it is beyond decadent! The dessert menu, headed by Pastry Chef Cory Colton, is superior and tastefully varied.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
  • Anonymous
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Excellent dinner. Creative appetizers. Exceeded all expectations.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great wine list, but way overpriced. Food was low quality. I think the chicken parm from 5 days ago is still sitting in my stomach, and calling it chicken is a stretch since it was very tough and chewy. I would not return.
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    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.
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    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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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.
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    good for groups, hot spot
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    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