Hadn't been in several years,
Hadn't been in several years, but wasn't disappointed. Decor has changed for the better, and the Italian food is just as good. Separation of the dining room from the bar makes for an enjoyable experience for all concerned. Wait staff is very attentive without being intrusive; their suggestions are straight-forward and honest.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
A fabulous find
Went for lunch because of the location and was very pleasantly surprised by the ambiance, the service and most especially the food. Our dishes tasted as delicious as they smelled. Our only disappointment is that we didn't have the time or the room to try anything from the beautiful looking desert cart, but we will when we return next time.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is the fourth year in a row we have visited Arno while in NYC. The food is wonderful and comforting, the ambiance is cozy, and we love our waiter, Desi. He has waited on us each time and is very knowledgable of the menu and gives wonderful suggestions. And he sings! Makes us girls feel very special. We also appreciate their participation in Restaurant.com because it allows us to enjoy dinner on a budget.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful, Classic Italian
Wonderful, Classic Italian food in theater district.
We really enjoyed our meal prior to 8 PM curtain.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner was excellent and my
Dinner was excellent and my friends and I were very satisfied.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very expensive. Great for
Very expensive. Great for expense account. For that kind of moneytables should not be so close together.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the Best
I have been going to Arno for years. Although some may not consider it as "hip" or "trendy" (two things you cannot eat) as some other NYC Italian restaurants, Arno is to my mind one of the best in the city. The ambience is real. The food is always great. The service is friendly and the waiters are very knowledgeable and helpful. One of the members of my party asked for one of the specials to be prepared with different ingredients and it was done without hesitation -- and perfectly.
I have never had a bad meal at Arno and I don't expect that I ever will. Put this place on your short list. You won't be disappointed.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
My trip into the city began
My trip into the city began with lunch at Arno's. My daughter & I were welcomed like family! The wine recommendation was spot on. Food is terrific (veal saltimbucca!) with thoughtful presentation. And the staff is right there but not overwhelming. We felt like movie stars!
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service, Food Outstanding.
Service, Food Outstanding. Our waiter "Desi" Excellent as was the entire staff.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eko Eko our waiter was very
Eko Eko our waiter was very good. Food was great. Only negative was service was very quick, total meal time with appys was less than an hour. We were not rushed to leave the table just wished the food service was slower.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great pasta option before
Great pasta option before an event at Madison Square Garden.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
fresh products, good portions. excellent place to go with a client.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location if you are
Great location if you are going to Madison Square Garden
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a 12pm reservation, arrived 12:15 with one less person, no problems. Sat immediately. Dining room was mostly empty but filled up quickly around 12:30pm.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the experience
This was our second trip to Arno...the first time we stopped in for a drink and were so intrigued by the menu that we decided to return. We love gnocchi's and the ones served at Arno were delicious. The staff was very attentive and accommodating. Would definitely return.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were staying at the Courtyard
We were staying at the Courtyard Marriott and they recommended this restaurant. That's great that they did. We had a table for 6 and were never rushed throughout the diner. The service was very good and the food was very good. We enjoyed the ambiance, the service, and the food. Would definitely recommend!!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our 26 wedding anniversary and Arno's was an excellent place to celebrate it.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was very pleased with the entire experience. Had friends from Italy visiting and the menu was very easy to interpret. The waiter was very in tuned with our situation and let us take our time to order and helped us with special orders. We were never rushed or felt pressure to hurry up and get done. Overall, a wonderful evening!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had read a few criticisms on-line about poor service and an expensive wine list. We were there on a Saturday night pre-theater and the service was outstanding. Could not have been more attentive. My water glass was refilled whenever it approached half and I never had to reach for the wine myself. And the very decent wine list is priced on-par with most New York restaurants. And the food was delicious. I could break my veal with my fork.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arno's Restaurant a Rare Find
I occasionally travel to NYC for a Broadway Show and a few days of site seeing. I looked on line for an Italian restaurant close to my hotel. But I wanted a true Italian food experience. I lived in Italy for several years and was certainly soiled with the local food there. It was a delight from the waiter, Desi (who spoke several languages fluently) sang in Italian to us, the food was beautiful to look at and great tasting. It was romantic, friendly, and I will certainly go there again!!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very happy with choice for lunch
We loved our lunch and our waiter, Desi treated us like family. We will be back with the rest of our family.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sorry we didn't find Arno sooner - it will be a great pre-theatre restaurant for us. We all enjoyed our dinner, and loved the flexibility of the menu - our waiter told us to ask if we didn't see what we wanted on the menu. Best pasta primavera ever! We were too full to try the desserts but they looked very tempting.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice restaurant
So, I found this place on OpenTable during a recent trip to N.Y. for a show. It was my wife's birthday so I was looking for something special and close to the theater district. Their food was yummy and the Italian waiters provided great service. They had a pretty good wine list as well. Although there were some that were clearly out of our price range. There also seemed to be a pretty interesting bar scene although we did not participate in the action.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I highly recommend a reservation...
I highly recommend a reservation...which I am glad we did. We were seated and served right away. The staff was knowledgeable of the menu, and provided good feedback on the dishes. The wait staff was probably the most attentive to any that I have ever had in the past. The salad, entree, and desert was served in a timely fashion while lending to a laid-back atmosphere. I would definitely go back.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have dined at Arno several times now and I highly recommend it.
You get a superbly cooked meal with excellent and accommodating service. The light and noise levels are too high to encourage an intimate or romantic encounter for most but, otherwise, Arno is a can't-miss.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently superior food aservice
Have been coming to Arno's for years and the staff is always extremely polite and attentive. The food is consistently delicious. I've tried many items on their menu and have never been disappointed.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best shrimp cocktail.
The best shrimp cocktail. Pastas are the closest thing to eating in Rome...Veal is also very good.
I always eat in the bar to watch all the regulars after work. The dining room is nothing special...but go there for the food.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't say enough about the people who work here. The bartender was sweet and the waiter (Desi) was awesome!!! The food was very good. And a nice wine selection. My husband and I would definitely go back and recommend to others.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will definitely come back
This is a gem of a place, and will definitely come back on our next trip to NYC
As well, would recommend to all friends when they visit the city
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upscale dining experience
My wife and I spent a weekend in NYC for our anniversary and chose Arnos for dinner Sat. night. We were not disappointed! The service was professional & helpful but not overbearing. We had baked clams & fried calamari (special that night) - both were good. The marinara sauce was particularly flavorful and my wife said she liked it so much she could eat it as a soup! The shrimp marinara & the Chicken dei Castelli were also very tasty and came out hot and at the right time. The prices seemed a little on the high side, but we expected that. The dining room is classy and comfortable - a great setting for a romantic dinner. It was almost too quiet though; no music and there were only three other tables occupied while we were there (6-7:30pm).
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still one of my favorite spots
Still one of my favorite spots in NYC. Always good from the minute you arrive until the minute you leave.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attentive staff with excellent
Attentive staff with excellent food. Varied menu had something for everyone. Graet for business lunches.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
when meeting friends for dinner
when meeting friends for dinner in mid-town Manhattan Arno's offers good food,fine service & pleasant atmosphere for conversation
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent theatre district spot
It's a little south of Times Square, but this is a great pre-show dinner. The veal, chicken & fish special were all wonderful. Good portion size. Desi was a great waiter. And the rice pudding cake is sublime!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arno is still one of my favorites
Arno is still one of my favorites in NYC!! Always a good meal and great service.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real neighborhood Italian restaurant. Friendly staff, good wine selection, good food! Surprisingly quite for a Friday night in the Big Apple.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining experience
We met our cousin and her husband there and since we don't get to see each other, it was a great experience. The waiter was extremely courteous, allowing us time to talk and not rush the dining. The food was fabuous. We had the special veal dish and is was magnificnet! Then, as it was our anniversary, the waiter sang to us. After dinner they allowed us, undisturbed, to continue talking. Wonderful- all around.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice experience
Arno is a bit off the track for theater goers, but worth the few extra steps. Nice room, great attentive service and varied menu. Solid food choices, well prepared and reasonable for NYC. Wine choices were limited, but reasonably priced and good
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. Experienced staff is always professional and helpful. Leave room for the wonderful deserts.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I cannot get over how great
I cannot get over how great the service was at Arno. The food was very good, but the service was the best I've experienced in a long, long time.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Two couple got together for
Two couple got together for dinner. Our table was located at the window and steps from the bar. The scene was lively and to our liking. Our food was very good. I had pasta and the three others had fish. Everyone enjoyed the meals and we were able to find a reasonably priced wine that turned out to be very good. The restaurant was very busy even though it was after 8 o'clock and the wait staff wasn't as attentive as we would have liked. However, overall we very much enjoyed the night and would recommend it to others.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
continue to be selighted
another enjoyable meal aervice was good food is great all & and all another delightful experience
that is why we keep going back whenever we are in New York City
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I enjoyed the excellent service
I enjoyed the excellent service at Arnos. The drinks were just right. And the food was good. A little pricey but I enjoyed the ambience.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid Italian food, classy service
There is nothing presumptuous about Arno from the outside (particularly right now when it is in a construction zone), but step through the doors and it's old school Italian: white tablecloths, classy waiters, smooth service. My friend and I (who last ate Italian food together in Tuscany) had a very enjoyable lunch. We shared two appetizers (a mozzarella salad and bresaola with arugula) - both delicious. The salad was simple, with roasted red peppers and a balsamic dressing that didn't overpower the cheese.
We both had the rigatoni all'amatriciana. Tender pasta with an excellent sauce of tomatoes, onions, and pancetta.
The service was attentive without being overbearing and we felt very comfortable lingering at the table. I'll go back.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service !
We recently celebrated our anniversary at Arno. our waiter Desi provided attentive and professional service. We enjoyed the delicious food and good wine. and Desi even sang happy anniversary to us ! Great place !!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great place where you can get anything you want how you want it fixed and fixed right. Very accommodating and enjoyable.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Arno's was a real find in
Arno's was a real find in a dining wasteland near Penn Station. The decor was very classic with white table cloths and the service was very attentive and efficient. The food was quite good and the menu was old school Italian.One could also carry on a conversation which is not typical for many restaurants these days. I would recommend Arno's especially if you're looking for an alternative to the crowded pre or post theater scene.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sweet spot in NYC
My husband and I were able to score a nice spot in the bar area of the restaurant where you were not sitting on top of the other diners, which can be the case in many places you go in NYC. The wait staff was excellent, friendly and attentive. The food was very good. The atmosphere relaxed but upscale. We normally go for red wine for dinner but we both were having entrees better served with a white and the Italian bottle we chose was excellent and reasonable considering NYC prices. We would definitely go again.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Came here on a business trip and was recommended by locals- always a good sign! The gnocchi was to die for, along with the prosciutto and melon appetizer and broccoli rabe. Perfect "real-Italian" feel throughout the dining rooms, and you know it's good when everyone's talking to you in Italian. Dessert cart is beautiful and very yummy!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
New favorite NYC restaurant!
Looked through OpenTable reviews and could not have been a nicer meal! Wonderful for pre-show dinner, make sure to book early though! Not an open table in the restaurant on our walk out. Service was impeccable and food was outstanding. Truly a new family favorite!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM