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Altesi Ristorante

4.6
4.6
694 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located at 26 East 64th Street, Altesi Madison is one of the two restaurants of Altesi Group, serving lunch and dinner (as well as Saturday & Sunday brunch). Our recipes are rooted in Italy’s rich culinary tradition and the freshest seasonal ingredients. Conveniently located just off Madison Avenue, Altesi Madison has an outdoor dining space in its enclosed garden. Altesi Madison is a neighborhood gem for gourmets in search of elegant but authentic Italian food.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern Tuscan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 759-8900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Edilberto Soriano

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it is a business dinner, birthday party, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception Altesi offers both the décor and cuisine that makes for an unforgettable dinning experience

  • Private party contact

    Paolo Alavian: (844) 848-0038

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    Madison Ave & 5th Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F (63 & Lex)<br />N and R (5th Ave & 59 St)

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 694 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. HH

    HarrietH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants.
  2. NY

    NYCVMD

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always reliable upscale italian. The carpaccio is a bright spot. The desserts, however, are not up to the quality of the rest of the meal. Enjoy your pasta and get dessert somewhere else :)
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience, food is delicious, service is excellent!
  4. GM

    GeorgeM

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great, great food and nice attentive and friendly service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    The only restaurant I have been to that don’t have any bread served (even offered to pay). They only thing offered was sticks in plastic.
  7. m

    msss

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and staff hoes above and beyond!
  8. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, food is exquisite, service is attentive with warm atmosphere.
  9. LT

    LThomas

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Outdated restaurant.
  10. MN

    MarkN

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant! Amazing food and great service!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience! The service was attentive but not overbearing. The food was off the charts.
  12. DH

    DianeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The overall experience with my family was pleasant and friendly I would recommend your establishment to any and everyone Thank You
  13. D

    Dick

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Altesi. The staff is so warm, welcoming and helpful. The owner Paolo is on site and does everything one could hope for to insure your enjoyment. And the food is outstanding!
  14. a

    autumn

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food and ambience were great. However, they have this stingy rule that does not allow the sharing of plates. We usually like to order a couple of antipasti to share with the whole table, but this was the first restaurant that said we could not do that. We will not be returning to a restaurant that cannot accommodate such a simple and reasonable request.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends birthday
  16. LM

    LoriM

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been eating at there downtown location for a long time.This location has the same menu and the food is fantastic, I had the Paccheri with tomato sauce with smoked mozzarella.Incredible. My husband had the risotto special.Shrimp and arugula,delicious.They always have amazing risotto. They have a very nice outdoor setup,so we’ll be back in the spring.
  17. B

    Bill

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this restaurant is sublime. I regard it as one of my go-to’s after just a couple of meals because it is consistently outstanding.
  18. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Altesi to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food was absolutely outstanding. The wait staff and the owner were extremely accommodating and helpful. Our friends who joined us for the birthday were so amazed with the food and happy that I helped them to find a new favorite restaurant. Altesi is absolutely a gem among many Italian restaurant in NYC. It offers delicious and the best quality food with the warm and professional service.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Dined at Altesi for a special occasion. The waiter was nice enough and when I ordered the rack of lamb I specifically asked for it to be pink and asked if this restaurant cooks a true medium which is pink or if they overcook their temperatures which happens a lot. The waiter ensured me that medium would be pink and I said great. The lamb comes out hard as rock and I really have to put elbow grease into cutting it. I take a bite of what is clearly not pink but actually quite well done and charred. I do not feel comfortable spending so much $$ on a dish that was improperly cooked so I politely bring the attention to the waiter that it is not pink. The waiter apologized and asked to have it fixed but his manager or someone was not interested in fixing my meal. They argued with me about how medium is not pink when I have worked in the restaurant business and know that medium is in fact supposed to be pink but not red. Besides the fact that they argued with me and basically told me I don’t know what I’m talking about, restaurant (and business) etiquette is the customer is always right. It was highly disappointing that a restaurant of this caliber just has no sense of business etiquette and argues with their customers. Another restaurant I went to unrelated asked how my food was, and when I honestly shared that the lobster might have been slightly overdone but otherwise delicious, they immediately took it off the bill which was not my intention. That, however, is good business and I will not be returning to Altesi where they think they can shame their customers and play me for a fool.
  20. KB

    KariB

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our local “go to”
  21. N

    Natie

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious upscale cosy restaurant. If you like Italian food you should check it out.
  22. JR

    JacquelineR

    New York Area

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and service was top notch. Would recommend and will be back. I only suggest you update the Open Table menu prices.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Long wait to order. Had restaurant week meal. Appetizers very good, although vitello tonnato should not include cherry tomatoes. Veal shank entree was greasy. Salmon entree was reasonably good. White wine (Sancerre) was thin, I sent it back. Red wine (Malbec) was good.
  24. j

    jocko1945

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A wonderful Restaurant Week Menu! The lasagna was a treat.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner! The service and food was outstanding! Definitely recommend as a must dine. ❤️
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely meal,excellent service,quiet ambience,somewhat overpriced
  27. L

    Lofty

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Vitello tonnato to die for, delicious shrimp and orzo appetizers. Lamb shank was excellent, and the salmon and lentils very good. We got a fine Amarone for $89, almost unheard of in restaurants. The Amarone was also available by the glass.
  28. J

    Joez

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding place! Food, service, ambience all great. The staff are total professionals and very knowledgeable. Great place - give it a try!
  29. HH

    HarrietH

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Altesi is a wonderful restaurant. The food is outstanding and the service very attentive without being intrusive. The ambience is intimate but buzzy. I strongly encourage you to give it a try.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding food and service - a gem of a family restaurant
  31. g

    gldb

    New York Area

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Greek food; an indulgent lunch
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The staff is accommodating and attentive. Food was very good and beautifully plated. Overall it's an excellent restaurant. Highly recommend Altesi.
  33. L

    Lincoln

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food!!!
  34. DJ

    DavidJ

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Consistently good. My favorite neighborhood place.
  35. RL

    RLMS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful!
  36. C

    Christine

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a delightful Christmas Eve dinner at Altesi. This was our first time dining here, but will definitely not be out last. The food was delicious - excelent presentation and service. It was civilized dining at its finest.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in NY for a much needed get away. A friend recommended Altesi and it did not disappoint. Everything we had was amazing, The Best Food we had our entire trip!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely dinner with couple friends. Classy and relaxed atmosphere.
  39. NY

    NYCVMD

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Altesi is a great neighborhood restaurant masquerading as a fancy Madison Ave scene spot. It's quiet and well-lit and good for family dinners!
  40. L

    Lf33

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, and the staff is very welcoming. We will certainly be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Altesi Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Altesi Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 759-8900.

Altesi Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 694 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Altesi Ristorante

26 E 64th Street New York, NY 10065

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison Ave & 5th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern Tuscan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F (63 & Lex)N and R (5th Ave & 59 St)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Edilberto Soriano

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 759-8900

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it is a business dinner, birthday party, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception Altesi offers both the décor and cuisine that makes for an unforgettable dinning experience

  • Private party contact

    Paolo Alavian: (844) 848-0038

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