Altesi Ristorante

4.6
431 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Celebrate Valentine's Day at Altesi Madison with a special 3 course prix fixe menu with the choice of appetizer, entree and dessert for $68 per person. Our regular menu will be available.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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HN
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant several times previously and was always impressed with the food. This time however the food was very underwhelming. I had tomato soup it was OK and salmon which was not very good. It came in a soupy mushy kind of sauce and was really unimpressive.Service was OK. Disappointing because the previous two visits were very good ones.

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k
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal and found everyone who works there to be very nice. My chicken was a bit too salty even though I asked for no salt. The frisbee salad was fabulous.

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NW
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

I was there only for one lunch. It was quite empty around 1:30. I will come again as I like that it was quiet for conversation and the ambiance is very attractive.
My simple pasta with tomato and mozzarella was al dente but had too much sauce.

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OT
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very worthwhile restaurant. The decore is lovely. The tables are spaced well apart from each other. The staff is friendly and attentive. Most important, the Italian food is very good. Most of the menu is traditional Italian, but some is inovative and delicious.

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MN
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful Italian food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked Altesi on New Year's Eve and looked forward to a very special evening. All in all, it was terrible, bad food, very hectic service and high prices! We were freezing, because the heating was not switched on.
We can't recommend this restaurant!!!

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J
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here on New Years Eve with our daughter, son in law and two month old grandson. Arrived early to avoid too much noise. They were very accommodating. We started with champagne and then with spit orders of ravioli and gnocchi, delicious. Segued to prosciutto and melon and then on to rack of lamb, halibut and salmon. Ca Marcanda Magari wine. All excellent. This is kind of an undiscovered jewel in our neighborhood.

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d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very comfortable restaurant. Hostess is excellent. Choice is pan Italian. Wine list is complete.

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M
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best Italian food we have ever had. The service is warm and friendly and the food is outstanding. This is our favorite restaurant when we come to New York. It is just wonderful. And if you like original iced tea they have the best in the city.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Small, yet pricey portions

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DC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Viola was an amazing server and made our dining experience very special!

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JY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thia place is not trendy or flashy but authentic with class.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Attentive service. Quiet enough for conversation during dinner. A little pricey but in line with local restaurants.

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good for all occasion
Great decor - beautiful and calm

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Altesi is a great find. Very attractive; calm, welcoming ambience. Superb food at a recent lunch. Enthusiastically recommend.

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m
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This really is a superb restaurant in every dimension. I have eaten there 3 times and intend to become a regular.

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GC
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian food I have eaten. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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d
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good neighborhood restaurant. It's easy to become recognized as a client. Staff is really nice.

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S
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

this is a quiet restaurant with reasonably good food. More for those who like to converse and not have their ears hurt. Food was very good, not great, good enough considering it was quiet...

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Pretty restaurant. Food excellent. No energy (vibe) at all. Service very good. Thursday night at 7:30, most tables unoccupied. The bar empty. They need to get the word out.

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MM
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Altesi. Food was great, service was gracious, and wine list was both excellent and reasonably priced. After nights of going to various overly loud and overly expensive restaurants around town during our annual visit, it was a slice of heaven to dine at Altesi and enjoy conversation without shouting while eating a truly lovely meal.

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C
Philadelphia
134 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food - nice place for lunch for some delicious Italian fare. Good selection of wines available. We just had Panini's for lunch and they were delicious. Service was pleasant and not rushed which made for a very relaxing lunch. Chairs are pretty comfortable as well .. I would have like to tried some of the pasta and salads which looked really delicious. next time...

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CP
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been going to this location since they opened. Have only been for dinner.
Always a pleasant experience. Staff cheerful. They recall faces, if not names. Food delicious and a good wine list. Nice quaint bar.

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MS
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a hot night and I was looking for a good excuse not to cook. We enjoyed a relaxing dinner with excellent food, lovely wine and attentive service.

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K
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table was ready when we got there, even though we were a little early. Fantastic food and service. Definitely a do-over!

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c
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is top notch.

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m
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried this restaurant during restaurant week. The food was fabulous and tge service was great!!! I highly recommend this place.

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A
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent job. We were extremely pleased and have recommended it to our foodie friend

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s
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is attentive, caring and friendly. The food was delicious. Went for Restaurant Week. Will definitely return

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NY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

In our neighborhood...often take friends. Always dependable with very good to excellent food, large wine selection, and excellent service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Excellent service. The place is beautiful and classy

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great in every category- food excellent and quiet ambiance for conversation.

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R
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place to eat the food was great and our hostess was very attentive

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F
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way. We came with group of friends for the restaurant week menu which was great. I must say it was one of the best restaurant week menu option that I have ever tried. Food was delicious and the service wonderful. I can’t wait to return and introduce more friends to this special place.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated birthday at this truly lovely restaurant. Food was amazing and the service warm and professional. The decor is beautiful and elegant. It was just perfect experience from beginning to end.

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CC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely Restaurant Week experience, attractive setting, quiet. But regular menu is overpriced.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Small portions. Three small meatballs with a small lump of salty salad for an appetizer was disappointing. Portions of everything served were small. Wine was ridiculously overpriced. $16 for a glass of rose is an insult. We felt totally ripped off. The restaurant had very few occupied tables, so I suspect other people must feel the same way we did. I don't suggest to anyone to eat at this restaurant when there are so many good ones to choose from.

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was my the first visit this restaurant and I was nice surprised. The food is excellent, we tried sea food, pasta, mozzarella and everything tasted so good! I will definitely come back!
We were there with little children and it`s a shame that they do not have crayons at least...

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ES
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Extensive wine list, and the best scallops I have ever eaten!

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K
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Altesi and looking forward to returning. Food was fabulous, service excellent and nice and quiet. On a nice evening you can dine outside in their garden.

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