Felidia
Felidia

Felidia

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.felidia-nyc.com/#
  • Phone: 2127581479x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:45pm,; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm,; Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Fortunato Nicotra
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: We are happy to introduce Felidia Catering, allowing you to enjoy the Felidia experience at your special occasion. Executive Chef, Fortunato Nicotra, will prepare a one-of-a-kind menu for you and your guests. Whether you are hosting a dinner party for 5 or planning a wedding for 300, Felidia Catering will deliver the authentic and innovative Italian cuisine it has produced for over 30 years. Three-star cuisine paired with the riches of an award-winning wine list and stellar personal service will create the ultimate experience for you and your guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd & 3rd Avenues
  • Public Transit: The 4, 5 or 6 to 59th Street or
    the N,R or W to Lexington Avenue
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Felidia validates parking stubs from Icon Select Parking located on Second Avenue between 57th and 58th St. After 5:00 PM only.

A word from Felidia
Felidia is located in a converted Brownstone on 58th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Opened in 1981 by Lidia Bastianich, Felidia offers a warm atmosphere where you can still find Lidia greeting guests and fans.

Executive Chef Fortunato Nicotra has been with Felidia since 1996 and has brought an innovative touch to traditional ingredients and dishes from all the regions of Italy.

Some of the restaurant's signature dishes include pear and fresh pecorino ravioli, veal shank ossobucco and limoncello tiramisu.
Felidia also offers a delicious three course price-fixed lunch, Monday - Friday for $29.50 per person, making the restaurant great for business lunches or just a nice afternoon treat.

For parties of 8 or more, Felidia offers our group dining menu rather than the a la carte menu. The group dining menu is a five course menu and includes our most popular dishes and seasonal favorites for $95 per person.
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Felidia reviews from OpenTable diners
277 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (176)special occasion (159)notable wine list (113)romantic (104)neighborhood gem (78)great for lunch (50)good for groups (34)hot spot (14)great for brunch (9)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • FishtacoVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    While there was nothing wrong with the meal, we expected more! We were disappointed in the menu choices and the fact that the "Early/Late" (i.e., before and after theater) three course menu was not available. Overall, we felt it was expensive for the meal we had.
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  • Great waiter... great crudo
    NeilSVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went for my wife's bday. the crudo was insane and beautifully presented. The bread and spread were amazing as was the branzino. The highlight was our waiter who went above and beyond in explaining everything to us and overall just being the perfect level of attentive and hands off letting us enjoy the meal
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Si poteva fare di piu'
    Archi56
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Siamo a livello di una normale trattoria , il polpo era duro, la pasta non al dente, il dolce nulla di straordinario. Pensavo ad un livello maggiore.il servizio devo dire impeccabile per velocità ed attenzione. Ma non è sufficiente!
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    food and service (pepino) great!!! however was disappointed where we were seated in the upstairs private dining area we didn't feel we were part of the ambiance....
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  • RemiVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The pasta dishes, as always, were delicious, and we were given a third pasta sample courtesy of the Chef. My husband liked his dish, but I ate very little of my Vitello Tonato. It was watery and a very different version than I am used to. You couldn't taste the tuna fish sauce, and it was smothered in salad. Not my favorite. Desserts were good, and the price is reasonable.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great but very pricey!
    MaggietessO
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    $800 for 5 people, one a teen! Although the food is wonderful and presentation top rate, just not worth the money compared to other places with same/better food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Romantic Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Fabulous dinner and ambiance at one of my favorite restaurants. Especially loved the Fagiolini appetizer and Cacio e Pere Ravioli. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our every needs. The table was in a corner so it made for a very nice romantic evening for my wife and I.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Excellent
    AtlantavisitorVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was our second meal at Felidia and their excellence will keep us coming back.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • So disappointing
    GingerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Will never go back. Food was fair and the service was the worst we have ever experienced.
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  • Tumbochka
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is our third visit. First two were incredibly good and made us return. This visit , one year later, is very disappointing. Quality of the food(we ordered exactly the same dishes) was far apart from what we had before.
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  • Best dining experience in a decade
    RGTJR
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    From the bread to the dessert both the service and the food were superb. The chef knows how to coax flavors out of seafood with the right blend of seasonings. The textures were perfect - a clear indication of meticulous cooking methods. I left wishing that the experience wouldn't end. There are lots of fine dining choices in NYC and this is among the best.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable Italian food.
    CultivatedDiner22VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Bursting with flavor and originality. The service is swift and attentive and informed. Great neighborhood restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Experience
    TOfoodie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Dinner at Felidia was great from the drinks all the way to dessert. The food was extraordinary and flavorful. The service was also amazing, very attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad night at Felidia
    Cmiller3VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I have had 3 good experiences at Felidia before -- perhaps overpriced but very good. This time I was hosting 3 guests. I arrived at 7:29 for a 7:30 reservation. The young man at check-in seemed zoned out as he told me he thought one of my party had arrived and was outside. I told him no one was outside and waited in his presence for 5 minutes, then asked was he sure my party wasn't there. Long story short, I got pushy around 7:45 and eventually learned my party had been waiting 20 minutes seated upstairs. Then our table was in a tiny 3-table area behind the kitchen that was cramped and unpleasant. Then we waited 10 minutes to be offered a drink. The food was OK but the overall experience was quite lousy.
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  • Fantastic.
    OttoNYC
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Work party of 4 and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. One in our party was late and they somehow served him without a hiccup in service. And the food was unquestionably top-tier. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Fabulous for gluten free
    jcycVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The wait staff was great in response to our inquiry about availability of gluten free food for our daughter. They brought fabulous gluten free crackers with the normal basket of bread at the outset of our lunch (better than the bread even though the bread was good), and gave excellent advice about GF items as options for our daughter. Lovely ambiance too. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Interesting menu!!
    JacqueVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Ordered the Specials.. Some special Raviola as appetizer and cod as entree.. Not want I was cra bing but both very good . Warm and friendly service... Took a while to get our wine.. Had to ask twice..
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JuanVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Too expensive for what it is...........................................................................................................................
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    fit for foodies
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Felidia is a friendly restaurant with an excellent menu and good service. The dishes were executed well and lived up to their description on the menu. The dishes from the 'truffle menu' were very generously covered in grated truffle and, while expensive, were worth the money. We immediately rebooked to return to Felidia later in the week.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten free dinner
    Elvis
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I am not gluten free but my wife is. It is rare to have a top restaurant cater to this challenged group, especially regarding fresh pasta and bread. The food was superb. We both ordered a fresh, in-house made ravioli, hers gluten free, mine not. They were both tender, tasty and all you would expect at a fine Italian restaurant. They also made fresh gluten-free flat bread that was also excellent. The entrees were done almost perfectly, my veal chop was a bit salty, otherwise no complaints. The wait staff and ambiance were better than expected. Will return.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Excellent!
    Floridaguy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was our second visit, the first one was amazing. Food and service were excellent as the first visit. We ordered the Chef's choice and were amazed with each course. The wine guy was not as helpful as our first visit but he was different and that may explain it. But overall you can't miss with this place. We went on a Saturday night with reservations and were seated promptly on time. Service started immediately and continued in a very attentive fashion but we never felt rushed. We'll be back
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Business Lunch
    James
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great deal for lunch. Really enjoyed the chef's pasta sampler. Highly recommended to walk the extra avenue or two from your midtown office for this gem.
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  • Foodie0925VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Excellent service, great food, good ambiance, would definately go back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous
    gregVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We have now eaten at Felidia twice in the last few weeks and every dish was either very good or absolutely delicious.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    sofe
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Best soft shell crabs ever!!!! I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Disappointing Lunch
    Junebug
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I've eaten at Felidia many times. This time was disappointing due to service. We were a party of 3 and unfortunately we were not served at the same time for the appetizer and main entree. One person was left waiting for their meal each time for quite a while. In addition my friend ordered from the prix fixe menu --the chicken dish. He doesn't eat ham and asked that it be left off. They said no problem. When his dish arrived it looked like 3 small chicken nuggets. It was tiny and not enough to be filling. I've never seen an entree to be so small.
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    good for groups
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  • Special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We've been several times and never disappointed. Food is outstanding and service is attentive. We came recently for a special dinner with friends from out if town and enjoyed a fantastic meal with perfect ambience. The snapper filet was prepared to perfection and delicately seasoned. Tuna tartar appetizer was also inventive and delicious. We will be back again and again
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointing
    bowlturner
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Yesterday I took a client to lunch at Felidia's. I was so disappointed with the meal that I am writing this review which I have not done previously. My first course was scallops that were tasteless and the presentation was uninspiring. I can't remember what my client ordered but it too was forgettable. We both ordered the salmon. I requested the salmon be cooked medium rare and my client ordered medium. Both dishes came out medium to well and as the scallops were tasteless. The wine list was good with a nice selection of Italian wines. The service was good.
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  • Excellent!
    TrinnyBlooVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We always enjoyed our meals at Felidia whenever we have Malek to take care of us. Food was delicious and ambiance was pleasant on their non busy nights.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Meal ** Excellent Service
    PartyOf4
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Although a bit pricey, you have to expect to pay to get such hand crafted dishes... the grilled octopus (polipo) was exceptional, the veal chop special was superb, chicken liver pate (fegatini) was outrageously flavorful and the spring vegetable appetizer was ingenious - with a sunny side up blue egg and bacon on top. For dessert we ordered the canoli- it was a wonderful ending to a delicious meal! All in all, no complaints...we left feeling satisfied - not too full but definitely not hungry. Our table gives Felidia an A+.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't get better
    SPH52VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Combine superb service with fabulous food and there is the succinct description of Felidia. We celebrated our friend's 60th birthday there with splendid wine, wonderful food and service which was attentive without being hovering. We highly recommend Felidia. It's expensive, but absolutely worth it!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heaven
    CBNY
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    There is a reason this great restaurant is still going strong - outstanding food and service. The range of pasta offerings on one menu is unmatched in our experience in NYC. We have eaten in many fine Italian restaurants in the city, but if there is better pasta here, we have yet to find it. Suc a treat for the senses. I highly recommend this restaurant if you have never been.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • RemiVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Lidia has continued to excel at her flagship restaurant. It hasn't slipped in 30 years. The food was excellent, service professional. The chef sent an extra pasta dish compliments of the house. My husband had the branzino, and he was impressed with the size of the fish which was deboned at our table. the salmon is always excellent. You can't get a better value anywhere in NY for the quality, especially at lunch or brunch.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a favorite
    mowo
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Felidia is wonderful, from food to service to ambiance. Every meal has been a comforting pleasure and a happy occasion.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Excellent
    Emily
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Excellent lunch brunch - one of our members had a nut allergy and the staff was outstanding: they brought her a separate bread basket and oil (versus a nutty spread). So many great options on the menu.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Fantastic evening
    LouNYCVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Went for a special occasion and was not disappointed. The food was exceptional and the waiter friendly and conversational. This is the type of experience one remembers for a long time.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best tutto crudo and tiramisu ever!
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The tutto crudo and the tiramisu were among the best starters and desserts I've ever had in my life. The main (seared salmon) was delicious too. For $29.50 for a three-course lunch, this is one of the best value restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    But didn't quite meet our very high expectations. Had their signature tasting menu for $70/pp, which brought us some of their most mentioned dishes - octopus, pear ravioli, secondi with two kinds of beef, tiramisu sort of mousse. Everything was very good, just short of great. The service was attentive but quite formal - nobody cracked a smile. Also a weird lapse while we tried to order wine. Wine list is super expensive - very few options that won't break the bank. Dining room felt crowded, though not loud. Definitely heavy on the older patrons. With so many other upscale Italian options, I doubt we'll be back. Too expensive a meal to be not quite there.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Things change!
    Stacy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Returned to our favorite NYC restaurant, Felidia, after a few years. Things do really change. Food was not hot or presented as described by server. Staff strained to smile and be pleasant. There was a problem with a gift card. It was glazed over by the staff and we were not able to use it. The wine and bread basket had to carry the evening. Very disappointed. Not our favorite, to say the least, any more. Never to return. We have been going to Felidia since my son was in Prep school and we would meet him in the city. So very sad!!
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  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food and service are outstanding. We had the signature tasting menu and loved every bite of it. I would absolutely dine here again.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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