Barbetta having recently celebrated its 100th anniversary is the oldest restaurant in New York still owned by its founding family. Barbetta is the also the oldest Italian restaurant in New York and the oldest in the Theatre District, making it a New York City landmark. Adding to its historic luster is its location in four townhouses from 1874-1881 purchased by Barbetta’s founder Sebastiano Maioglio, from the Astor family who had spared no expense in embellishing them with magnificent wood paneling, imposing doors and fireplaces. Entertaining at Barbetta is like entertaining in your own patrician family mansion. The same holds true for Barbetta’s ballroom/dining room, a spectacular interior resplendent with 18th century Italian antiques resembling a private Italian palazzo, opening onto a verdant garden with century-old trees. Together they make for a unique setting in Manhattan. Our acclaimed Piemontese cuisine, elegant service and award-winning wine list match our matchless interiors
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Celebrating its 108th Year, Barbetta is the oldest restaurant in New York still owned by its founding family. Barbetta is also New York's oldest Italian restaurant and the oldest restaurant in the Theater District. This three-fold distinction has earned it landmark status by the Locali Storici d'Italia. In a glittering interior decorated with 18th century Italian antiques Barbetta serves the cuisine of Piemonte, Italy's northwestern most region. In summer, its exuberantly verdant garden with century-old trees and scented with the blooms of wisteria, oleander, jasmine and gardenia make it a most sought-after site for al fresco dining.
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