OMG and tasty too!
We ate at Circo twice in a span of a 3 night stay! What choices! Outstanding! Ate outside the second time and it was lovely despite sidewalk view. An absolute wonderful fine Italian gem-mmmmm tagliatelle-mmmm ravioli---mmmm is that Rod Stewart! Added to our culinary enjoyment!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unusual and fun decor sets the mood for a relaxed enjoyable time. Execpt for the dessert, a berry tart which was good, not great, the rest of the meal was delicious. If they have the veal tonnato you must get it. It was so good! We had the salmon done medium rare and it was perfect. Portions were more than ample and this was Restaurant Week, and service was just fine, attentive but not overly so. We're coming back soon.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jean-Georges' Circo does not
Jean-Georges' Circo does not disappoint! Acute attention to detail with every plate--each course was lovingly created and plated.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch experience
Had a great restaurant week lunch here, the food was delicious. Started with an asparagus pesto pasta dish that had good flavor, followed by grilled salmon and rounded off with a medley of ice cream. Very good value for the price. The waiter was attentive but not intrusive and the manager came over twice to check on us. The décor is fun, and the restaurant is light and airy, didn't feel cramped. Would recommend.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time I have been to
First time I have been to this restaurant, wonderful service and well prepared food.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Italian food
Came here for NYC's Summer Restaurant Week 2013. The scallops for the main course and the blueberry tart for dessert were absolutely perfect. The restaurant was also very nicely decorated, and the wait staff were very kind and attentive.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decided to celebrate my child's 7th bday here and what a treat... was thinking of making it an intimate dinner to see how she would respond to something like that. .. the menue was great and the food even better but service was outstanding some might say out of this world...(especially how they treated the bday kid) . The visit was during restaurants week so the prize was more then affordable... the food was very good portion and delicious... the best part of all was how they treated my child... from making sure the table was to her liking to personalizing her desert plate... circus theam keept my child and I talking all nite, very grown-up...
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and fun
Great service . Waitstaff was super attentive, and even brought a dish with special requested ingredient that was DIVINE! Loved it here!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great restaurant! the service was outstanding, the waiters were attentive and helped us choose the right items to please our palates. The spinich ravioli is to die for and the fired zucchine is so thin and light, it was the best I've ever had. Great wine list too. Eating here was the highlight of our weekend in NY! We sat outside in the area of sidewalk tables, it was quiet and romantic, unlike many other outdoor seating offered by other restaurants where all you hear is noise and all you smell is exhaust fumes.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
always a pleasant dinner experience
When in NYC we always seem to gravitate to Del Circo. The bar tender and wait staff are always attentive and friendly. A great spot for business or pleasure dinners.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday Celebration Dinner
Wonderful evening. Dined al fresco. We had Insalata Mista (mesclun, shaved root vegetables, pecorino cheese), scallops, and blueberry tart. The wine was Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay. Great service.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding: Dover Sole to Die For
A wonderful dinner last night, and our guests were delighted. The recommendations of the sommelier were perfect, and the Dover Sole alla mugnaia, even at a breathtaking $55.00, was nothing short of extraordinary. This restaurant is a local favorite of ours and likely will remain so.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pasta to die for
Outstanding entrees and desserts.
The 24 month parma ham is more tender than butter!
The spinach ravioli is the lightest tastiest we have ever experienced.
The pesto, pasta, potatoes and green beans was superb.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner dining!
We had a great dinner here! Everything we ordered was really great, would definitely recommend this place for great Italian food.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, excellent food.
I visit Circo almost every time I come to NYC. The upper midtown location is easy to get to, and their menu is outstanding. Often offering fixed-price selections in addition to their not unreasonably-priced standard dishes, the check at the end of the evening doesn't shock the wallet.
The maitre'd, Bruno, is a consummate professional who always goes the extra mile for each table, whether or not it's a foreign diplomat or a casual group of friends.
If the weather is decent, sit outside and enjoy coffee or drinks after your meal.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Because of time we decided on the Pre-Fix menu but it was great. Food was delicious and served to perfection.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Dinner at Circo!!
Thank you for another great time! Will be back soon...Food and service are always excellent!
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
A celebration of food.
A celebration of food without a circus atmosphere...as it should be.
Circo's delicately prepared meals are served by an expert and caring staff of professionals. Convenient, beautiful and tasty, this restaurant unabashedly gets it right. We had a a wonderful evening.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We greatly enjoyed our dinner at Circo. The food was delicious, the service outstanding, and the ambiance delightful. A nice combination of traditional and nouvelle quisine on the menu. We will be back!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Circo
First time experience. "Different" menu for an Italian restaurant in NYC.
Food was pretty good,not great for the price. Wasn't crazy about the wine selection.
Nice,though to have a quieter restaurant where you could actually have a conversatioj.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service, excellent food, reasonable price for such a top-end experience.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
such a Gem...!
For those that don't know Circo means Circus in Italian...the decor is whimiscal, food sublime, fantastic service..I have been here many times and have never been dissapointed.....
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Dinner Experience !
Thoroughly enjoyed dinner ! The staff was very accommodating and attentive ! As a group (there were 4 of us), we prefer to dine family style, so everyone gets to experience all the food on the table. While they do not have a family style menu, they were more than willing manage the delivery of the courses to our table so we were able to enjoy everything ordered. Now that said, dinner was pricey because we took our time and probably ate more than we would normally order. But then that is the Italian mentality !! Slow, enjoyable and lots of love !! ( in the form of food!). The general manager made absolute sure that our experience was exceptional!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are big fans of Italian restaurants and Circo more than delivers. Fun atmophere. Many unique dishes, beautifully prepared and generous portions. The zucciini for the table mouth watering, the whole fish for two tender and moist and it's real gelato - not ice cream called gelato. Better than many wines by the glass choices. We will be back.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful Italian dining
My wife and I really enjoyed our meal at Circo-the décor is modern and whimsical-the waitstaff was friendly and efficient-the salad was delicious with generous portions-both of our main courses were beautifully plated and equally tasty-we shared the Bombolino which was a great way to end the meal-all-in-all,a great meal .
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and excellent service
Have to give a lot of credit to whoever is in charge of running the restaurant because a lot of little things they do makes a big difference. Wine sommelier was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Everyone waiting on you has a smile and is very friendly. They will come over asking you questions but not overbearing. Impressed that after they fileted our branzino for two they brought the plates back to the kitchen to heat them up. Everything we had from wine, bread, appetizer, main meal and dessert was well prepared and tasty.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Italian resto in the Midtown
Had a great grilled tuna, selection of home-made sorbets and a "cafe normale" to finish off - all delicious and very close to the Italian original. Reasonable fix price menu, arrived at 6.30pm, right when fix price menu cease to be valid but was still charged the regular price.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Still some of the best Italian food
Circo as usual delivers some of the best Italian food in all of New York. The atmosphere is friendly and fun with all the circus themed decorations and the service is impeccable. Bruno, the Manager, knows his food and wines and he has that Italian Old World charm and expertise. The fish is always fresh and delicious even when it is very simply prepared and the pasta is some of the best. The Maccioni family is synonymous in New York with great hospitality and great food and Circo is continuing their tradition and is one of the "not to miss" spots for good Italian food in New York City.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We attended dinner with a
We attended dinner with a group of 6, mostly clients. I chose the restaurant based on location and viewing its website. The food and atmosphere were both good, the service a little slow off the mark because we were going to an event at the Zeigfeld, but once alerted to our schedule they got us out the door on schedule.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fantastic time! Great
We had a fantastic time! Great food and great service as always. Thank you Aleck for your wine expertise!
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Near Perfect Meal
Our service started slow but I think it was because our server had multiple tables. It picked up and was excellent after the slow start. The entire meal was great. The salad was flavorful. The ravioli was perfect. Just enough pasta to hold its delicious filling. The special dessert was apple pentolaccia (sp?) that was warm with a light, crispy crust. My wife stated it was her all-time favorite dessert.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A perfect afternoon.
This past Sunday I took my 8 year old Granddaughter to see Mathew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty. I wanted a nearby restaurant that would help us celebrate our "date" together. I chose Circo because of fond memories from a previous experience. The circus setting was as much a treat for the eyes as the menu was a treat for the taste buds. The waiter was kid friendly and made good suggestions re the menu. Shirley Temples not only came garnished with the requisite cherries but also had little monkeys dangling from the glass -"to keep". Our meal was wonderful - a shared Beef Carpaccio, followed by pasta with butter & cheese, ( Grandpa it's delicious) and their signature Ravioli (which was memorable).. In all it was a perfect afternoon.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food backdrop for catching up
Other reviews weren't wrong; picked this when we were in from out of town, to catch up with friends. Service was attentive but not intrusive, food was consistently good for everything we ordered. Would definitely dine here again.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still the Best Italian
We took one of our granddaughters to our favorite mid-town restaurant for lunch before a Broadway show. As always it was a great experience in terms of the food, ambiance, and service. What made it even mores special was the wonderful treatment given our 9 year old granddaughter. Bruno personally came over to tell her she was his little princess and proceeded to help her put whipped cream in her hot chocolate. A wonderful experience.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Circo is Always Fun
We had a lovely after theatre dinner at Circo. The wiat staff is always attentive and the food is very good (and reasonably priced.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorite places--deliciou
One of my favorite places--delicious food,especially the branzino and tuna tartare--and lovely waitstaff.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food right near theaters.
Good food right near theaters. Outstanding service, generous portions. Fixed price meal is a bargain to check out!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another wonderful dinner at
Another wonderful dinner at Circo with caring,solicitous waitstaff and always-delicious food.Now their version of sticky toffee pudding is on the menu--oh my!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great choice when
Always a great choice when going to City Center for a show, the prix fixe works well as a pre-theater option!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a 6:45 dinner reservation before an 8:00 curtain. The staff got us in and out in under an hour - with dessert. The veal and the pasta with seafood were excellent. Recommend.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
had a great dinner for my
had a great dinner for my wife's birthday. food was superb and service impeccable. would go back again. oh, and the circus theme was fun.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Only in NYC
I dine out frequently in NYC and Circo is my favorite restaurant of all time. The ambiance, the staff and the food cannot be beat.
I took a friend there for the first time and he now loves Circo and vows to go back.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything about Circo was terrific. The meal from the bread, appetizer, entree' and desert were all well executed.Everyone in my party had nothing but raves for their choices. The service was attentive but not too much. I will be returning!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was looking for a nice place to take the family the night before Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Food and service was excellent, the Sommelier knew his wine. It was an enjoyable and relaxing evening.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Circo will always be a favorite
My husband and I have been going to Circo for 15 yrs. We have gone for pre- theatre dinner, for romantic dinners and just took our 6 yr. old there for Thanksgiving dinner. They never disappoint! The food is always delicious, the service spectacular and the atmosphere is fun and cozy at the same time. We will always return when in town.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
More than the sum of the parts
The food is always very good, the setting/decor is festive and fun -- not too formal but not too ordinary -- and the service is impeccable. But there's something more here: the people who run it, particularly the Captain, just know how to make sure that you have a wonderful experience. Our most recent visit, on a special occasion, was no exception: the level of service and the grace with which it was provided were truly exceptional. Highly recommended!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great prix-theater meal and
Great prix-theater meal and everything was beautifully presented, and timed perfectly. That's why we keep going back.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The spoecial occasion is when
The spoecial occasion is when we go the MTC. We were late and needed a hurry-up service to get to the theatrer in time. They accommodated us beautifully and we made the show with time to spare. The food as usual was original, clever, and tasty. Their salmon is the best anywhere.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been here multiple times and have been impressed every time. Great atmosphere.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
pre city center dinner
we had a very fine meal at Circo before attending Alvin Ailey at the City Center Theatre. Waiters were attentive to showtime deadline and the food was much better than what we have had there at other times
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM