I have been to Gente a few
I have been to Gente a few times and have always found it to be a consistent in it quality. I am always very satisfied with this place and will definitely visit again. My favorite dish is the Chicken Picatta!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gente is a place that I would
Gente is a place that I would recommend for a nice lunch with good food. The service is very good. The staff is very attentive and friendly, as is the owner, Jay.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
I liked the experience, although
I liked the experience, although the food had sauces which were a little creamy for my taste. I would have liked the simpler Italian cuisine better, but that is a matter of taste. Everything was lovely if a bit rich (think more French kitchen).
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Wonderful dining experience
Good food, nicely presented. Reasonable prices, especially the prix-fixe menu. Very efficient and friendly staff. Location very convenient to Grand Central and Midtown East.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A friend was in town, we had
A friend was in town, we had tickets to see Kinky Boots. Once again Gente is one of my favorite places to take firends when they visit. It was a perfect place to meet and have dinner before the show. The price fixe menu is great. My friend who is from Europe says the tiramisu is the best.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The place is quiet and the
The place is quiet and the staff treats you like family.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Right around the corner from my office, Gente was a great surprise. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and portions were a good size (not too big, not too small).
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is my third time at the
This is my third time at the restaurant and my friend/colleague's first. I have only good things to say. The restaurant has been consistent and the staff is alway friendly and accommodating. The dishes that I have tried (lobster risotto and shrimp risotto) are very good, tasty and fresh. The atmosphere is calm compared to the outside hustle and bustle. it's my secret neighborhood gem.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious date night!
We got a LivingSocial deal to Gente and were thoroughly pleased with the experience! Although I've found that many places don't treat you well when you use a cheap deal, the folks at Gente made us feel very welcome. They actually had a nice menu printed out for the prix fixe deal. I had the caprese salad and the penne vodka, both of which were delicious. The caprese salad in particular was incredibly fresh and lovely. My partner had the salumi plate and the chicken piccata, and both of those were delicious too! The portions were generous, as were the glasses of wine included with our meal. It was a lovely atmosphere, not too crowded, wonderfully attentive service - we'll definitely be back!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice ambiance and excellent food
The restaurant had a nice ambiance, and was quite quiet for a Friday night. The wine list was a little limited (no sweet white wines - no reislings or moscatos!), but the red cianti was good. The food was all delicious - the crab cakes were actually excellent, and the risotto and mushrooms were good as well.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Introduced Another Friend
This is my favorite go to restaurant for meeting friends who need to travel out of the city at the end of a work day. Did a repeat visit with one friend and brought another friend along for the first time.. We had a great time. All of us agreed we had a great meal and great conversation at a reasonable price. Very accessible location near Grand Central.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Return Trip to Gente
Another lunch at Gente and food was still very good. I had a seared Tuna fillet and it was very good. the other dish was a grilled salmon which was also very good. The tuna did not come with any sides which left it a little alone on the plate but ok for lunch. Prices I would rate as medium/high for lunch.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for lunch.
Many choices to choose from; a convenient mid-town lunch place. We really appreciated the service.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Re-writing the book on service
Gente Ristorante's most outstanding feature is their service. One of the reasons they are so good at service is that, even though they have a waiter assigned to the table, anybody will take care of the you whenever a need arises. Add pleasant disposition and professional efficiency and you have service that is rarely seen.
The food was great and the prices reasonable. The entrees were great and it is worth it to leave room for dessert for these are truly unique. The ambience is fine but nothing special. They are capable of handling small groups but the restaurant itself is small.
It is obvious that it is a neighborhood gem for I saw patrons that were local who acted as if they frequented the restaurant often if not daily.
I loved the place!
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you are in this mid town neighborhood and want a really good Italian meal in a quaint atmosphere, thus is the place! Portion size, perfect and service, excellent.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best piccatas I've ever had. Service was excellent and not rushed, attentive without being obtrusive. It was a great way to spend a long date/lunch.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
good quality Italian!
Everything I had was expertly prepared; don't think it could have been much improved upon. The kobe polpettine crostini (these polpettine also make an appearance on the pasta menu) had what I could only describe as a "smooth" taste; quite refined. The stuffed chicken done rollatini style also had wonderful flavor. And the surprise dessert of the evening, the grandmother cake, was unlike your overdone, tired out cheesecakes, tiramisus, fill-in-the-blanks; a lemony pastry cream set between a tart crust that was nice and flaky and dusted with powdered sugar. A lovely end to the meal!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
close to Grand Central
The food was okay, maybe a little pricey but considering the location, it is probably reasonable.
If you need to meet someone near Grand Central, and have conversations this is a good place.
If you simply want to enjoy the food, you may not feel satisfied. The dessert was big and good.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was simply lovely!
I bought a living social special and then added to it
We loved the wine the food and the staff!
It was beautifully presented and prepared to perfection!
We couldn't make room for the awsome dessert offerings but we will next time!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a nice dining experience
We had a nice dining experience @ Gente. Staff was attentive and we weren't rushed as my friend and I were catching up as we have seen each other in a bit. The seabass and salmon were delicious. We also received a complimentary glass of dessert wine which was a great way to end the meal.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely atmosphere, great food, been there many times, the waiters are really good and friendly.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found Gente to be an unassuming
We found Gente to be an unassuming restaurant with very good food. A very comfortable and relaxing environment.
7/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had not been to this restaurant before and were pleasantly surprised on all accounts. Upon arrival, seated by gracious hostess at a nice table. Service was excellent throughout the evening. Very accommodating waitstaff with willingness to accommodate special dietary requests. Caesar salad and chopped salad were both excellent. My husband enjoyed the spaghetti with kobe meatballs and I enjoyed the plain meatballs due to gluten sensitivity. Proximity to Grand Central Station worked well for us and we would happily go back to this restaurant again.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
For not being in Little Italy, this place was one of the best experiences in Manhattan I have had!! Try it!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends in from California. Trying to get a good meal for a good price where we can talk and catch up. San Francisco visitors loved the food.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly a fine restaurant in
Truly a fine restaurant in the Grand Central Station area of NYC. Very good Italian food with good service. Obviously a family run restaurant that caters to its clients. Can't go wrong here
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food.. but limited menu
Our pasta was delicious.. pizza was so so.... the appetizers- the meatballs are yum.. but the menu on appetizers is very limited. . Things are also pretty expensive for the size of the platters you get.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
everything was just very good
it's a quiet little place but the food was excellent and service was very good - would definitely go again for a good meal. It is tucked away on a side street but definitely worth a look and a stop for a meal.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
The appetizers were delicious. I wouldn't recommend the pizza though, it tasted somewhat out of a microwave. The entrees themselves were very good, but I thought my chicken was too dry. We asked for no mushrooms, which they forgot to take off but as soon as the waiter served the plate he realized we had asked for no mushrooms and immediately started apologizing and that he can take it back and have a new dish made. Since were not allergic to mushrooms we didn't mind just putting them off to the side and he refilled my wine glass and surprised us with 2 complimentary absolutely delicious desserts. Personally, I like this restaurant a lot, I just won't eat the pizza.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and drinks. The bar tender was also the server and did a great job. Great cocktails as well.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful! We even got two
Wonderful! We even got two glasses of port wine on the house after dessert!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food with a a View
When i dine at Gente I get to enjoy the good food and i get to watch the woman walking by in the window.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very delicious, and the service was exceptional. Highly recommend and will return again.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM