Really good find
I found thisplace by walking around the neighborhood and saw it on opentable for Restaurant Week. Glad I chose it. Wine was excellent, meatball appetizer was really good (i got it without the cheeses and it was so good). I had the shrimp and pasta dish which was coked perfectly and loads of shrimp. The streudel dessert was really good too. Server was attentive and manager/maitre 'd was overlooking the restaurant to ensure good service. I would definitely return
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall Great Place
Somewhat high prices reflects high quality. Comfortable seating, dim light and wine on the menu make this perfect for a romantic dinner. The quality of food was also high; very flavorful.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Three course lunch
The menu had lots of options for 25$. I had the shrimp and my husband had the noodles Bolognese both were excellent as as was the tomato and mozzarella appetizer and of course the tiramisu. It is great to be directly across from city center and right next store to a parking lot. Very convenient as it was raining. We will be back
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went Abbocatto for lunch during restaurant week. Their menu was very reasonable, definitely worth $25.00 for 3 course meal. Outstanding Tiramisu that I'm pretty sure they serve daily.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends & I had a most pleasurable dining experience at Abbocatto! The food, service & ambience were top-notch! We will definitely be visiting your establishment in the near future. Thank you for restoring our belief that great restaurants really DO exist!
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great post-work lunch/dinner spot!
I really enjoyed my lunch at Abboccato. My friend and I selected from the restaurant week menu and the options were plentiful. I got the Caprese and Tagliatelle and my friend got the tomato soup and roasted Skate. The portions were generous especially for restaurant week and we left more than satisfied. Would definitely go again!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Abboccato: Excellent on all fronts
My parents and I visited Abboccato a few weeks ago and had a meal of a lifetime. The summer three-course prix fixe menu was listed and it was an excellent way to sample the best of what the restaurant had to offer. I started with a calamari appetizer that had a perfectly seasoned, garlicky marinara sauce. Then came the ricotta cavatelli offered spicy, cheesy, salty goodness that ranks up there as one of the best pastas I have ever eaten. Tiramisu (great) finished off the excellent meal.
The service was also outstanding. The wait staff managed frequent check-ins without us feeling that we were being overwhelmed. The food came out in a timely manner and was hot. I could not speak more highly of Abboccato and the experience we had!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I, along with another couple dined at Abboccato after a show during restaurant week. Not only did we get a great deal price wise, the food was fantastic. All four of us were pleasantly surprised at the quality of our three course dinners and attentive service. We will definitely go back!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fits a mix of generations
Two mature women (mother and aunt) dined with their young adult son/nephew. Food was traditional Italian but with interesting and successful culinary inventions (welcomed by this group of sophisticated diners). Meatball appetizer melted in the mouth and had superb richness and intense flavor in the gravy. The meat ravioli entree had subtle flavor and enticing texture in the coursely ground meat filling. This writer loved the panna cotta with its bursts of flavor from passion fruit gelee on top and accompaniment of thick passion fruit juice in a tiny bowl placed on the plate - for dipping or spooning over the panna cotta. Each of us ate differently and each was delighted with his own choices. The food has a generous measure of specialness.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is some of the best Italian
This is some of the best Italian food I have had in Manhattan. I came here with three others and we all ordered different pasta dishes and loved each of them. Everything tastes authentic and delicious! Highly recommended.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific as always
This is one of our favorite places. We dine here on every visit. The arancini and wild mushroom flatbread are musts but the entrees are all fine.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would go to Abboccoto again for sure. The food is very, very good and the homemade pastas are quite nice. The service was friendly and attentive and our water glasses were kept full. The wine list is more than adequate and the ambiance is very nice. My only complaint is that it can be noisy. We had a couple of loud laughers next to us that interrupted our conversations at different points. Besides that though, the place is genuinely Italian and I will look forward to returning to this gem of a restaurant.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Abbocatto is first class. The food was superb - perfectly prepared and graciously served. The veal piccata was the best I have had outside of Italy and the gianduja cannoli was outstanding. Can't wait to bring others to enjoy this great spot.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic Italian with a good manager
I've eaten at Abboccato twice now and been very happy both times.
Food - My group tried fish, calamari, lamb chops, and pasta. The fish was fresh and light, even when paired with a slightly heavy sauce. The calamari was your standard Italian restaurant fare. The lamb chops I ordered medium and they came med rare, but I ate them without sending them back. The flavors were full and amazing without being overly salty or overpowering the meat. The pasta was fresh and the white wine sauce was very light and not oily. Really quite a great experience.
Service - the Manager and waitress were friendly and the manager suggested a bottle of wine based on taste not price. The waitress let us relax after dinner until we were ready to leave.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We just picked this because it was close to Lincoln center. It was a shock the food was sooooo good,fresh and perfect. Thank you!!!!!!c
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food. We sat up by the windows by the street. Probably not a good idea if the windows are open. I recommend sitting down in the regular dining area it would be much more calmer. But really enjoyed the food and service.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time at Abboccato and it was just as good the second time around. Every course was delicious. The cavatelli with broccoli rabe and sausage was outstanding. It was obviously homemade pasta. They also had unique cocktail options and a good wine selection. We went on a Friday night and it was quieter then during the week but the prices are very reasonable for Manhattan and we were able to have a conversation without screaming. I highly recommend!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food good service. Never
Good food good service. Never try to put well dressed middle age couples of obvious means in a back booth when your restaurant is empty. Completely different dining experience sitting in the front by the windows!!!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Across street from City Center.
Across street from City Center. Good Italian menu, food well prepared and presented. Pleasant service, no attitude here.
9/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and ambience. Staff
Great food and ambience. Staff a little overly-attentive and persistent in taking away tableware, which would lead to loss or break-up of conversation. Would definitely go there again and recommend to friends.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Continues to deliver!
My favorite pasta in town. Have been eating at Abboccato for over 5 years and now live in Dallas. When I visit NY I stay in the west side to ensure I can go there. What else can I say?
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service - food was wonderful
Great service - food was wonderful - portion size was perfect - quiet and attractive decor - we really enjoy this restuarant
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre-theater dinner with Tweens
Great food. Chose location to be near theater. We got off to slow start in terms of service (we were waiting on one of our guests, getting drinks, menus), but enjoyed a wonderful meal, served quickly to get us to theater on time. Appetizer special of roasted vegetables with fondue was excellent. Didn't need the cheese as the veggies were so good. Meatball appetizer (three large meatballs) was also great. Mushroom flatbread good but not a standout. Entrees were all excellent--veal piccata, various pastas. Our server suggested half orders of pasta for the Tweens which was a good call, perfect portions. Good wines by glass, no time for bottles. No time for dessert. Would definitely go back, especially without kids for a leisurely meal.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time at
This was our second time at the restaurant. My husband's veal chop was outstanding. We will return on our next visit to NYC.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pre-theater meal
We had an early dinner at Abboccato before seeing a show. Service was very good and the food was delicious. Definitely recommend!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just outside the theater district
Its a short walk from the theater district but well worth it. Its a nice, comfortable, quiet restaurant with good food, respectable wines by the glass, and attentive service. The beet and gorgonzola cheese ravioli was definitely different! I'd encourage a bit more gorgonzola to leaven the sweetness of the beets!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
best spot in NY
Absolutely fabulous. Nothing you could complain about great food fantastic services
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Convenient to city center theater
Pleasant location for lunch prior to performance at city center theater.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our restaurant of choice for the City Center, right across the street. The "arancini" appetizer is not only delicious but unique -- I always start out with this, and the rest of their menu is pure comfort food at its classiest. Service was perfect, leaving time for cappuccinos. Atmosphere is bustling, welcoming, upbeat.
They were full, but our group of four was given a choice between two tables, which we appreciated.
Great for pre-theater!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Bet near City Center
Great food, service, and just across from City Center! Even kid friendly! The priced fixed menu is a good choice!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Have always had a fine meal
Abboccato is beautifully placed for when you go to City Center. the food and service are great!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Eats in Midtown West
I will eat here again on future visits to NYC if only for two things: the Truffle risotto appetizer and the Grappa tasting flight. My desire for the veal chop dashed as they had run out, I had the Tuna entree which was very good- be sure to specify how you want it because the default may be a bit more done than the cut calls for. Nice wine list and reasonable prices. Try the Grappa tasting- this is educational and palate broadening. We progressed through the 3 offerings and proceeded to get a few more to taste- each unique. The Camomile Grappa was extraordinary and unique- a perfect night cap! The service was spot on- attentive but never hovering or rushed. The atmosphere is pleasant. Try it, you'll like it.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Directly across from City Center and close to Broadway, Abboccato is a great choice for their pre-theater prix fix meal. No rush
like right in the theater district and fresh homemade pasta and choices were very good! All four of us gladly will return!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely menu. Attentive service. Delicious, freshly-made pastas.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been here before. It is a nice small place and perfect if you are going to City Center. The food is very good as is the service and if you tell them you theater time they make sure you are out on time. We have always enjoy this place
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch with old friend
Perfect location for us ... stayed near Radio City Music Hall. Had a quiet, leisurely late lunch with a dear friend. Food was delicious and the wine was also very good. Time for a little shopping together before the Rockettes Christmas Show. Great restaurant for a lovely day.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the second time we
This is the second time we ate at Abboccato, having simply dropped in the first time. We were pleasantly surprised by not only finding good Italian cuisine, but an interesting menu, somewhat beyond the usual offerings. The food was superbly prepared and service was attentive. The restaurant does have the feel of a "neighborhood gem", a comfortable place to while away an evening and enjoy a good meal when in the theater district.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
lovely lunch after show at City Cnt
We did a late lunch after a show at city center, directly across the street. It was quiet since it was after 2 on Sat. Shown to a nice booth. Loved the exposed faux brick walls.
We opted for prix fixed lunch which was excellent. I had fried calamari which was very tender w/a nice sauce. DH Had delicious butternut squash soup
DH had pasta w/ brocalli rab and I had skate w.a tomato,caper sauce-both good. For dessert I had apple strudle and DH had ice cream filled canoli even though menu said cream. Both were good.
Thought food was well prepared and service was nice. Would try dinner if in this area again.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh and Delicious
Everyone in our party of four enjoyed delicious food from the appetizers to a beautifully presented dessert.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was served in an
The food was served in an attractive manner and the food was enjoyed by everyone. we were in for an early lunch which allowed for a quiet meal. Service by the wait staff was excellent anticipating our needs. We have eaten dinners and lunches at the restaurant and enjoyed meals at both times of the day.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding meal &great service
Returned to Abboccato for lunch and the experience was excellent. Fine Italian food and outstanding service. Requested a quiet table for a business lunch and we were well placed but never forgotten. From appetizers to entrees and dessert each course was delicious and attractively plated.
Looking forward to returning soon.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining at Abbocotto
The menu features several homemade pasta dishes. We had three different kinds and they were each fantastic in flavor, tenderness, and originality !
Our waitress was attentive but she could not pour wine ! It ended up on the table rather than the glass !! she needs training.
Otherwise we were pleased with the restaurant.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the dinner. We had a theatre time table. As we left the people next to us were offered the Price fixe menu, too. We wish they had offered it to us as well.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
right across from City Center
Wonderful food and good service; what more can we ask?
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simple but delicious
I've lunched at Abboccato on quite a few occassions. Our company event planner recommended the restaurant for simple, but well made pasta dishes. I have never had a bad meal. Their pasta is cooked perfectly al dente and the sauces are uncomplicated and very flavourful. The service has always been helpful and unobtrusive. The noise level in the restaurant is very conducive to conversation without having to shout to be heard. Good value for your dining dollar.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very New York. Our server's recommendations were spot on especially as my entree was something I would not normally have chosen. I had the veal rib chop and it arrived looking like a picture in a magazine! Cooked to perfection with amazing flavor. The aranci rice ball appetizer was incredible. We also wanted a house type salad to share and didn't see it on the menu however when we asked the server, she noted, they have just the perfect salad available, and they did! There was "no" room for dessert, however after such a perfect meal we wanted to try something. We chose the house made ice cream and sorbet and again perfection! Very simple and light. I can't wait to return on our next visit to NYC.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I cannot praise the food or service enough. When in New York it is so nice to have quiet place to experience great service and wonderful food.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stumbled on this little gem and so glad we did. It was snowing and we were looking for something close to our hotel, preferably Italian. This fit the bill perfectly. Great food and service and reasonably priced. We will definitely be back!
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Needed a quick spot to eat dinner late by myself and happened to find this one on OpenTable. Excellent food. Fantastic beet salad followed by clam pasta dish and finished with superb tiramisu. Also had the Grappa tasting - wonderful !! Service was prompt, attentive, but not intrusive. Enjoyed the entire meal.
12/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious appetizers, main courses were perfectly prepared, desserts fabulous. We had the burrata which was creamy, fresh and flavorful, bruscetta sampler all great, amish chicken seasoned and cooled to perfection, skate with olives/ caper tomato sauce over couscous which was fabulous.
The desserts were equally great. Ricota ice cream canolis and perfect apple streudle.
A truely great meal an outstanding restaurant.
12/14/2013 4:00:00 PM