Abboccato

3.8
1700 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Enjoy the very finest Italian cuisine at Abboccato in New York, NY. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, it strives to present food in the most appealing ways possible, making you want to take a photo before divining into any dish served. A Zagat mentioned destination, it is a foodie's must try establishment.

The menu at Abboccato includes a prix fixe option that can also be ordered � la carte. Choices include the shareable starters like polpetti and a charcuterie plate. There are elegant soups made from scratch and irresistible antipasti like the beet salad or the burrata. Gorgeous pasta dishes and meat or seafood entr�es are just as innovative as the other menu items, and no meal is complete at Abboccato without dessert, with the strudel being particularly fantastic.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 7:30am - 10:30am

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm -3:00pm

Dinner: Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 265-4000
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Arias
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 6th & 7th Avenue
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Public transit
NQR to the 57th Street, exit and walk east towards 6th/Avenue of the Americas.
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Special events & promotions
Abboccato is available for full restaurant buyouts.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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j
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We used to love this restaurant. They had a great prix fixe meal before the theater with a varied menu. Unfortunately, they are closing their door tomorrow for good, so they were out of some menu items that we would have ordered, and the prix fixe menu was gone. The ala carte prices were high for the amount of food that was served.

It will be a loss to the neighborhood.

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M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We regretted the Prix Fixe dinner menu is no longer available, but our a la carte choices were delicious, as well as good value.

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J
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I understand it is no longer open. Too bad, because you could get an excellent meal and walk across the street to City Center.

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OM
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very good restaurant with a varied menu offering a very convenient location across from City Center. Excellent staff, considerate service, and a relaxed setting.

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l
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good and service was excellent. Great price for pre-fixe lunch. Time was good to catch a show

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o
Tulsa
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

worn out with food that was so slaty I could not eat it.

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HF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First experience at this restaurant but it will not be the last! Impeccable service, classic Italian cuisine with some interesting twists and a quiet, leisurely dining experience ideal for a romantic conversation. Try the Italian Spreads with perfectly toasted bread, Arancini had a fresh basil flavor, and Tagliatelle with bolognese ragu had a slow-cooked, savory depth. Campari margarita? -- yes, please! A tempting dessert menu but we did not partake. Looking forward to another visit.

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l
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Waitress completely lacked personality. No feeling of welcome. Food okay not great.

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e
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've gone past this restaurant on my way to City Center many times, and since not much of the restaurant is visible from the street, I ignored it. Last week, I attended a matinee at City Center and did not wish to venture too far for a restaurant that would serve dinner at the early hour of 5:00 pm, so I walked into Abbocato and was quickly seated. They have a price-fixed dinner for a reasonable price that turned out to be quite delicious. I expect to be back to Abbocato next season when I renew my subscription to City Center.

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M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

our meal was ok. nothing special. Our waitress never smiled and acted as if our order was an imposition to her

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Often eat there , pre-theatre. Fine food and service, very convenient to New York City's City Center.

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DR
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I like to eat at Abbocato when I am attending a performance at New York City Center across the street. For these events it is essential to book a week or more in advance. The entrees are fairly expensive (many over $30) but there is a well priced pre-theater menu which offers 3 choices in each category of starter, main course, and dessert. One of the entree choices is always a pasta. Desserts include tiramisu and panna cotta. The food is definitely well above average in quality, without being pretentious. Staff are pleasant and they always get you out the door in time for your show.

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JM
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This restaurant should be perfect for those attending Manhattan Theatre Club performances or other events at City Center. It is fairly attractive. But the food was served cold, and there was nothing that was very good. The entrees were left out for too long and I guess the kitchen is far away. We ordered a plate of biscotti with our coffee and they were tasteless. What a disappointment. Our first visit to this place.

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OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

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b
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Calm and comfortable spot in the West 50s that has a great prix fixe for lunch. Food is very good and the service is excellent.

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f
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The waitresses do not pay attention AT ALL. The bartender does not know how to make the simplest drink - Manhattan????
The food while hot had absolutely no seasoning or taste.
Don't waste your money on this one.

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CC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time dining at Abboccato, the first time being 4 years ago after my college graduation at City Center across the street. The food was excellent, location cannot be beat.

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h
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The maitre d', a gentleman from Morocco, does a brilliant job of greeting guests and making sure everyone is comfortably served before departing to Encores at City Center.

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E
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wonderful meal anytime and excellent service. Have dined with friends/relatives with food allergies, never any issues from the kitchen. Range of things to choose from while having a compact menu

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 8, service was wonderful and so was the food!

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PM
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Directly across from CityCenter this is a find. Food choices are many and very tasty.
Staff is pleasant. Worth a visit just to dine here.

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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Eh. Nothing exciting could make better food at home
Service was good however

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M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Friday nights before the show is usually noisy everywhere, and this is no exception. Not a place for conversation with your guests.
We visit regularly and this is the first time the food disappointed: The salmon and lamb chop both were overdone, my Prix Fixe shrimp skewer was cold. On the plus side, the butternut squash shrimp bisque as well as the strudel were excellent.

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J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous experience……I had two appetizers…Shrimp oregatana and fried calamari..out standing. Also outstanding their beet salad and their sensational pinot noir. Most definitely will return..My friends love it.
Thank you….
James...

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d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I've been here before; but, only sat, drank and nibbled at the bar. So for a quick stop if you have little time or a full meal, this is a wonderful place.

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The price fiixe menu was limited. Since we do not eat sea food nor pork products we could not order. No substitutions are permitted. Very unfair! We generally go to other restaurants where this is not a problem. We chose this restaurant for the convenience of City Center. However our food choices were good: Bronzini and Salmon, deserts very good, coffee very pricey. Service was very good.
We might return if menu items on price fixe was changed.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I was at Abboccoto Sat March 5,16 . It has been about 4 years since I had been there as it was always a regular favorite of mine, about once or twice a month. I was so excited to be able to get back to this wonderful restaurant after all this time.....what a disappointment, The service seemed to be a real chore for the girl waiting on us never a smile never a joke never advice on ordering, no personality at all. We ordered and the food was ok at best nothing exciting or well presented the only thing exceptional was the price way way overpriced for what we had. I should have gone down the street to Circos or around the corner to a diner.

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DS
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location before or after Manhattan Theatre Club or City Centre performances. Excellent prix fixe.

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b
New York Area
421 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very nice dinner at Abboccato before a performance at Manhattan Theater Club. We had the prix fixe, which was very good. I started with the tomato and mozzarella salad and my friend had the bruschetta. We both had the salmon main course and then shared two delicious desserts. Everything we ate was very god.

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ME
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not particularly good. Nothing special. Many better restaurants from which to choose.

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JW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very happy with the restaurant. Intimate.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Went there for a romantic dinner, it was terrible. Manager was pretty rude, service was slow. The food wasn't flavorful and oily, not worth the 80$ I spent there. Not to mention the manager getting into a fist fight with a young woman! Quite possibly the worst mea/experience l I've ever had eating out

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service...warm friendly atmosphere. All the courses were beautifully presented and prepared very well.

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b
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten many times at Abboccato - each time has been a delightful experience. Meals are beautifully presented, tasty and portioned perfectly. I love the arancini and this time I enjoyed the butternut squash soup and their garden salad. My companion loved her Nonna's meatball sandwich. Service is friendly and efficient, our water glasses were kept full. The bar offers several delicious specialty cocktails as well as a fine wine and beer list.
So convenient to City Center and Carnegie Hall, we will be enjoying meals there again soon!

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m
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I was very disappointed. I've been coming here for years and had some very good meals. But other than the calamari this was not a good meal. The cannelloni was tasteless and over sauced. The panna cotta was terrible. Did they get a new chef this year?

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S
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good italian restaurant just across from City Center. Great for dinner just before a performance; and if it is raining or freezing, you just walk across the street! The food is really good and the service is excellent.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Came here during restaurant week. I was not impressed with the pre-fixed menu but the actually taste was even more disappointing. I had the caprese salad - they served it in a deconstructed style and the portion was very small. Had the shrimp skewers over arugula as my main course...again small portions and te shrimp was dry and very tasty. Last was the apple strudel for dessert - this was actually not bad. Friend of mine has the fried calamari - very dry.
The ambience is very nice, too bad the food does't match it

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C
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Entree description different then dish that was presented. Lackluster side dishs.

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s
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was perfect. The presentation was lovely, the food delicious, the service impeccable. And to top it off, a candle, standing in a blueberry, for our birthday celebrant.

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MJ
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I've been before for late night drinks everything from olives to desert was just outstanding not cheap but for a treat it's just right

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