I ordered the pasta with sundried
I ordered the pasta with sundried tomatoes and marsala sauuce--very good. My husband had one of the chicken dishes, which he enjoyed. This is a very nice, comfortable restaurant. We will go back.
3/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasant and leisurely
Always a pleasant and leisurely restaurant. Small and intimate.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Classic Italian done very well
The food is very, very good; the decor is old fashioned Italian/NY UES quaint. The service could use a bit of help.
Wr will be adding this spot to our list.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A neighborhood gem
What a neighborhood find! Cute and comfortable, with fabulous food and great service. You feel immediately welcome and at home and the menu is varied and delicious. This little gem is my new go-to restaurant.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
"I'll have what she is having"
We wanted to have what the table next to us was having but we were not able to identify which dish it was from the menu, so we asked the waiter who said it was a special order, not from the daily specials, and not a la carte! He got it for us anyway. We were happy customers that night. Not bad for first-timers ;) P.S.: he also put a show cooking a flombee dessert involving beaten egas, sugar and grand marnier in a copper pot right in front of us. That was cool.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
If not on menu, will make it
Rare to have waiter say that--and mean it. In addition, could not decide on a pasta, chef made small mound of both
True, a slow Tuesday, but beautiful, small, neighborhood, brick walled Italian find
Specials recommendations food and wine spot on by waiter
Lots of veal and pasta, but good mix-everything we had was good
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
This charming little place was a great find! The food was absolutely delicious, portions generous and fair prices. One of my new favorites!
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A really great neighborhood
A really great neighborhood restaurant....as good as any fancy italian restaurant!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Convenient and delicious-
This is a great place to go when you are taking in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Park a couple doors past the restaurant, take in the museum, then eat on your way back to your car. It is so cozy- the food was wonderful- salads had an especially beautiful presentation. The service was excellent! The prices are as good as you will find given that it is the upper west side of NYC. A group of 5 of us were there and we all enjoyed it.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, great service
Italianissimo is off the beaten track but we are so glad we found it. Food was excellent and the service outstanding. It's a small restaurant and reminds me of some of the older places in Little Italy. Cosy, romantic and noise level is low. We will be back soon.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really pretty marvelous!
I've been here eight or ten times and have never had anything other than a superb meal. Everything I've had has been better than good. It's a neighborhood place, small and charming, and not noisy, either, which is great.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Felt as though we'd clicked our heels and found ourselves in the hills of Italy. Small and intimate, perfectly attentive service, food to return for. Delicious Carbonara was perfect...ordered as a half portion appetizer, couldn't leave a strand. Special salad with shrimp was refreshing and beautifully dressed. Entrees of chicken with sausage and veal piccata both tasty and handsomely served with fresh green beans. My husband shocked me by ordering dessert -bananas flambé, complete with show stopping presentation. He was lucky I didn't eat the whole thing! Even offered after dinner drinks on the house. Italianissimo is now a go-to for us, and will happily bring guests.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was outstanding!
Will definitely recommend this resturant!!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, intimate, like
Delicious, intimate, like being in Italy...for the evening.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a ice evening
Really nice food, service and a little bit of Italy.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a favorite!
Another great meal at Italianissimo. I know the waiter, so I asked his advice, and he suggested one of the specials. At the last minute I changed my mind and had the halibut from the menu, which was great. But the waiter asked if he could bring a small portion of the dish he'd recommended, which of course i accepted. And he had been right--it was great. That's the kind of thing that happens routinely at this place. In this case, we were also offered a complimentary after dinner drink. We had grappa. My appetizer was spectacular. I have never been disappointed here--well, actually, that's not positive enough. I always have a wonderful meal here. Put that with excellent service and warm, intimate ambience, and it's perfect.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place. The service is outstanding and the food is amazing. I usually order off the menu but I tried one of the specials and it had to be the best thing I ever had there. I think they said it was called Chicken Inferno. The good news is that they said if I request it, they will gladly make it for me any night. I love that they are so willing to prepare whatever you'd like to order. Can't wait to go back.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
NIce, as always
We have been here many times and will continue to return. The food and service are wonderful. The only issue is there is no room to wait in the restaurant should you be early for a reservation. A small issue though.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
A home run everything single
A home run everything single visit, every single dish.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very crowded eating space and very noisy.
Food is very good for the prices.
Very good service and friendly staff.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I wouldn't rave about this quaint restaurant but I couldn't find any fault. Food was good, service was good.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfortable, reasonably priced,
Comfortable, reasonably priced, excellent food and best of all, you can hear your companions.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM