Food was as good as usual,
Food was as good as usual, but service was off as waiter rushed us but it's still our neighborhood favorite.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful meal! We are two
Wonderful meal! We are two couples that dine together frequently. From the moment we arrived the service was excellent. Good wine selection available. The restaurant was busy but it not affect our lovely time there.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant, food is
Great restaurant, food is amazing staff attentive and cordial, just a great restaurantMe and my date enjoyed it immensely
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for neighborhood
Great spot for neighborhood food. However, on the expensive side.
4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I booked this restaurant based on an internet search and looked over the menu. I read other reviews as well. My daughter and I were in New York for a play that evening and were staying near the theatre district. This restaurant was about a 12 minute cab ride to the upper east side. The place is nice and cosy -not "tired looking" as some other reviews suggested .It was formal without being stuffy and all the waiters were most definitely Italian! My meal (tortella - filled with mushroom and spinach) in a cream sauce was simply amazing. The tiramisu was the best I have ever had! The gnocchi my daughter ordered was also the best gnocchi she has had. We were very happy with our choice and recommend this restaurant! Service was great!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazingly wonderful food and
Amazingly wonderful food and we were treated like family!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first time there - a classy
Our first time there - a classy and elegant place with outstanding service and food. It was a birthday for a friend and she was honored with singing with her name on the dessert plate with a candle. We will return and recommend because this is one of the finest dining experiences we have had in NYC the past 10 years.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place has been wonderful for years and never disappoints. Highly recommended. We had the best service and food of a ten day trip
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
With Lusardi's you are always going to get great food and service. We went there for my Grandma's birthday and it was perfect!! We always leave happy and full.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have been going to Lusardis for 20 years. Wouldn't change a thing. Now the Vitello Martini is my daughter's favorite.
Such gracious staff who make you feel like family.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
First rate meal on Mother's
First rate meal on Mother's day. Staff was great under difficult crowded conditions.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lusardi's is an UES gem. Always
Lusardi's is an UES gem. Always fabulous food and service. Very gracious and caring owners. There is a reason it's been around for over 30 years.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific food, very consistent.
I appreciated that they seated us in the area of the restaurant which I requested.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. An older clientele with tables spaced wide enough so one could actually hear one another talk. Food always fabulous.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
You can't go wrong eating here. We make it a destination when we visit New York City. The staff is very friendly, the food is fresh and consistent. You will need a reservation as it is very popular.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good neighborhood Italian
Excellent food. It was a busy night so we had a long wait for the food. I would recommend the food and o back
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent, as always
My favorite restaurant in New York. Excellent service, food and atmosphere.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Italian
Very good Italian. The Caprese was very good as an appetizer, as was the Vitello alla Parmigiana as the main. The pasta with truffes looked wonderful. Next time I may want to try the Fegato alla Veneziana. The room is nice looking and comfortable. The tables re nicely spaced, allowing for comfortable table conversation.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is always a
The restaurant is always a pleasure to visit and the food is uniformly very good. On our visit last night the service was very slow and unattentive. This was not the norm for the restaurant, particulary since it did not seem overly busy.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service started out great
Service started out great then we had to chase down servers to help us ??? My gfrd said because we were 3 women ???
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The John Dory fish was outstanding.
The John Dory fish was outstanding. Great traditional Italian dishes and a little upscale, which is nice. Inside may be a little old school, so eating outside was just terrific.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gorgeous little spot with a cozy warm old world ambience. Food is delicious traditional Italian fare of excellent quality and served with tiny creative twists. The salads are excellent, the lemon sole with Prosecco sauce is my favorite dish. The veal is tender and perfectly sauced and seasoned. The braesola special appetizer was served with an orange and grilled fennel salad - a perfect combination. Excellent. We've lived in this neighborhood for a few years and just tried Lusardis but already have been back. The service is warm but efficient. The host is warm, welcoming and solicitous. Going back with friends next week. Such a perfect place you hardly ever find anymore.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
After moving to this neighborhood a few years ago, we finally found our favorite restaurant - Lusardis! The ambience is comfortable and cozy, the staff attentive without being overwhelming, the food is delicious - old favorites with a little modern twist here and there, and perfetly prepared and presented. I just love the place and am so happy to have found it. I dined with a friend here this week and she sent me an email thanking me for finding such a wonderful restaurant.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood standard
Great neighborhood standard for the Upper East side. On a Monday night in the middle of the summer they had a full house. All four fish dishes, soft shells, branzino and sole were fresh and perfectly cooked. service very professional and anbundant. Appetizer of grilled calamari witha tart arugala and tomato sald was expertly prepared, and the salad the perfect accompanyment.
Always good food, and ambience. Will be beack.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, service and ambience
The food, service and ambience was superb. They made us feel like family as we dined. Definitely will become a regular as it is just down the street.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great dining experience
Always a great dining experience at Lusardi's. Great food and service with a very caring owner. A real gem.
7/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great dinner...lovely " old time " ambiance....great food...great service..convenient upper East side neighborhood...perfect noise level.!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good neighborhood find
A co-worker here in CA mentioned this place to me so while I was visiting family on the UES I suggested that we go there. Very nice staff with good service. Enjoyed the special salad -- light and well dressed. Ordered vegetarian pasta on a whim and wasn't disappointed, it was made with a light hand.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We just celebrated our anniversary there and from start to finish it was fabulous! Mauro lusardi stopped by our table several times...he truly knows his to treat his patrons! It was delicious to say the least! His pasta special with the truffles was to die for! The crowd was dress appropriate for this ues restaurant! Can't wait to go back! Charming!!!!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lusardi has been here for
Lusardi has been here for thirty years or so at least, and it continues to serve fine food in a lovely setting. It's crowd has gotten older along with it, so it feels comfortably sedate. The food is excellent, and the service well balanced (helpful but not intrusive). But the prices are high for many menu items, and the competition is fierce.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We returned to Lusardi's after
We returned to Lusardi's after eating there 4 years ago. It was even better than the first time. The food there is 1st class Italian, cannot fault it, delicious ingredients and wonderful presentation, and everyone is so friendly too. We were made to feel very welcome. We will always make a point of going back there whenever we are in New York.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Words can't describe....
how amazing Lusardi's is. You get a sincere and warm welcome, your food is to die for, and the service is topnotch. If you have eaten there you are missing out.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took a friend to Lusardi's for her birthday. We had an excellent experience except for the fact that the waiter refused to refill our bread tray after having refilled it before. He said we wouldn't order if we ate too much bread. We asked others to bring us bread, got it, ate it, ordered a full dinner complete with dessert. Never before have I been refused bread. That incident was the only event to mar an otherwise fine dining experience.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been eating at Lusardi's
I have been eating at Lusardi's since they opened which is over 30 years--the food is always excellent and one of the few excellent restaurants on the upper east side
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice to be back to one of our favs.
Owner greeted us like we were long lost friends. Food was as good as in Itlay.
Generous shaving of white truffles, extra treats, etc.
Only wish my husband could hear better. But the noise level was not quite as bad as in some restaurants.
Will definitely go back with same friends - who are regulars.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Reliable Food and Service
As always a gracious friendly staff will greet you and make you feel welcome. A lively civilized scene with lots of local upper east siders. The artichoke appetizer was amazing - just like in Rome. Truffles which are in season now were absolutely delicious over home made tagliatelle. Everyone at the table was happy with what they ordered. Mauro Lusardi is the most gracious, warm sincere
host. Just a great dining experience.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a delightful surprise.
What a delightful surprise. The service was efficient and personable. Food was delicious and served beautifully. The place was incredibly busy but very well run. All in all a very classy place for my mom's birthday celeb.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have never been disappointed. The food is always delicious. Love everyone at Lusardi's, you feel like you are part of the family. Truly unique in every way.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real Italian restaurant.
Lusardis was recommended to us by our friends, who also joined us for the dinner. It is a small place on the upper east side. Bustling and lively...perhaps bordering on tight. The service was very good and friendly. Food was a very good Italian meal. I have had as good or better rarely. This was well prepared and very reasonably priced. Everyone at our table of 5 enjoyed their dinner.
I think of Lusarids as an excellent older style Italian restaurant.... Sort of like the Queens or Bronx established Italian restaurants. Solid....very good food that will make everyone happy with their choices...but not stretch any culinary limits. A very good choice for Italian . Highly recommend.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great dinning experience
Always a great dinning experience at Lusardi's. Great food, great wine and great service make a winning combination. A very caring owner doesn't hurt.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always satisfied with meal, service and wine. Take friends and out of town guests frequently.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always excellent/always reliable
Quality and variety of Itaiian cousine in a comfortable and lovely setting.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
My Favorite Italian
We eat at Lusardi's a couple times a month, and sometimes more. The service is terrific, the food is delicious, and all in all it is a very satisfying, pleasant experience. It is our favorite neighborhood Italian. While there may be finer (and more expensive) Italian restaurants in Manhattan, Lusardi's is superb, and the welcome there is always warm. If you haven't tried Lusardi's truffle pasta special, be sure to -- at least once in your life -- order it with white (winter) or black (summer) truffles shaved on it. Wildly expensive (a half portion of the white truffle pasta is $75), but if I had to eat one last meal in NYC before leaving it forever, Lusardi's truffle pasta would be it. It is that good!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was terrifif, except they forgot thatI asked them to put a candle in my friend's dessert for her birthday.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Treats you like family
Lusardi's is a good restaurant for good food, great service, good atmosphere and fair prices. A little "old school" but in a good way.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very busy Saturday night and
Very busy Saturday night and although we were kept waiting for our reservation, we happily had a few drinks from the great wine list. Host and servers were very gracious, apologized about the wait and made it a point to make our night extra special. GREAT place!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The place feels a little old
The place feels a little old fashioned, but the kitchen turns our superb classic dishes, including rognoncini and coniglio, dishes often hard to find in Italian restaurants.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lusardi's has been a staple of the UES for a long time now and my first dining experience there was great! The waiters knew the menu and the food was delicious. The homemade pasta is perfect and so is the veal parm!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fewrestaurants on the UES are as good as my cooking. Few dinner tables are as cozy warm and inviting. Lusardi beats all of the above. It's elegant, the food is varied and divine, and the atmosphere really warm, true to its Italian heritage!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic UES Italian
We loved this place - very lively - lots of people at 6:30 on a Sat. night, but waitstaff very attentive and good-humored. I had an app of sliced fennel and some other stuff, which was delicious; bread is GREAT; i had the fish special of branzino, roasted with garlic and served w/ golden beets and sauteed spinach - yumm! others had salmon, chicken cutlet, and vitello martini - all of which (esp the veal) were fabulous. Wine list was large, but at the cheap end not very well chosen. Still, we were happy with our choices.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM