Altesi Ristorante

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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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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us on Christmas Eve. We will be serving 3 courses prix fixe menu with the choice of appetizer, entree and dessert for $59.99 per person. Our regular menu will be available.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us on New Year's Eve. We will be serving 4 courses prix fixe menu with the choice of appetizer, pasta, entree and dessert for $79 per person. Our regular menu will be available.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 500 People Are Saying
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RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriella lovely, nice atmosphere, like the daily specials and good food! Quiet!

E
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Altesi is a wonderful, civilized place to go for dinner----the food is simple, fresh, excellent. Staff is delightful. Great place for a quiet dinner with friends or even someone who has a hard time in loud, annoying restaurants. We love this place!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food, lovely service, never too noisy

d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

beautiful room, excellent food and service. I will be back

F
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at Altesi. The food, service and the ambiance always delightful. Altesi keeps the standards high and that’s why we always love there!

LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Sunday night chef and food dreary day

AM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good, but server was unhelpful and had an attitude.

Altesi Ristorante
Responded on November 9, 2019

Dear Amy My waiter does not have attitude and only follows the rules. We do not allow refills of any soda and I am sorry for misjudgment. Thank you Paola

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L
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always.

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent ambiance, service, food. We'll be back! Thank you.

n
New York Area
177 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pricey, but such good food.
I had a shrimp appetizer that was beautiful to look at, and tasted even better. My pesto gnocchi , superb. We were a group of 5 adults, all,ordered something diferent, but all were happy with their choices of appetizer and entree, too full for dessert; everyone turned them down.

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

that was my 2nd time there. the food is amazing! they are happy to please you

LA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorites. We always have at least one dinner here every time we come.

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everyone who served us from greeting to goodbye were personal and professional. The food was very good and not expensive. The wines were very good. This is a small, comfortable restaurant. I would not hesitate to return - there is much on the menu to enjoy.

LC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Restaurant was recommended to us by a friend, so we thought obliged to pass along the compliments .

S
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Altesi has consistently delicious food, often interestingly different preparations of classic dishes, and it is much-appreciated in our neighborhood.
The service could be improved.

GC
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Another good meal before seeing a broadway show. We came early, 6:00, only a few tables occupied so service was excellent, food was between good and great. Recommend the pistachio tartufo dessert, homemade with no chocolate shell.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a fantastic experience... great service, delicious food and highly recommend! Definitely will go back!

DD
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week. Had heard good things about this restaurant. Food and service were excellent. We were seated near a very large party and as soon as another table was available the hostess came over and asked us if we would like to move. Very classy.

DD
New York Area
206 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch here with my daughter during Restaurant Week. Ordered the watermelon salad and the sole. Outstanding. Service was wonderful. My only complaint: Wine was $18 a glass, and I ordered two glasses. That made my wine bill more expensive than my food!!!

DD
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

delicious carpaccio appetizer, topped with arugula and shaved parma. Tasty tiramisu dessert .Ossa Bucca main was tender and delightful.

OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We ate there for restaurant week. Both of us enjoyed our meals and it was a great value.The tiaramsu was fabulous.

L
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, wonderful food and service.

JA
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Tuesday, Aug 6 at 9 pm. Food was delicious. Restaurant week menu selections give a honest representation of the kitchen’s skill. Appetizer, entree and desert were nicely balanced taste and texture. The wait staff was professional and they went out of their way to make my party of three feel comfortable. Overall I highly recommend the Madison location.

f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent service. Nice atmosphere. Food is v good. Some strange combinations such as burrata and broccoli.

S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent and very nice decor. A little more of the older crowd but a very nice dining experience.

KB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what a neighborhood gem we were able to find during restaurant week. absolutely loved it and the people that worked there were delightful. highly recommend

F
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been in Altesi many times already and it never disappoints . This time we took advantage of the restaurant week menu they offered and as usually it was great. The menu offers nice option to choose from many more compared to other restaurants we have been to for restaurant week. The food was great, the service warm and attentive and the ambience is lovely. Well done and see you soon.

GM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a lovely Italian restaurant on the upper Eastside in the 60s. They had a very good restaurant week menu served on Saturdays as well as a la carte. Wine list was good and reasonably priced. Would definitely go back again.

r
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was very disappointing. It's a shame because the place is lovely.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little Upper East Side restaurant with excellent service!

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always most pleasant at Altesi. Will surely come back for more!

J
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in from out of town for the weekend and wanted a nearby neighborhood restaurant. We couldn’t have been happier with the service and the meal.

f
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service, space between tabled.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel to New York every two weeks and dinner at Altesi’s is always on our list. The food is outstanding and the service is always warm and friendly.

L
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for good food and quiet atmosphere supporting conversation.

s
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect upper east side location, beautiful patio, wonderful food.

f
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere. Good food, good wine selection. Lovely outdoor area in back. Never disappoints!

C
New York Area
198 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit pricey but well worth it. Calm ambiance, outstanding service and exquisite food. Roman artichokes delicious, mista salad amazingly fresh, Pastas perfectly prepared and the sauces are sublime. Warm, friendly service and overall a wonderful experience! Special requests handled graciously.

P
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice find so close to where I was staying. Restaurant was pretty quiet for the holiday weekend, but the four or five tables of diners were clearly enjoying themselves. The salads we ordered were spectacular, with the favorite being the endive, pear, blue cheese, orange with vinaigrette. A perfect light starter. That was followed by the pasta special of fresh thin pasta [cant recall the specific name] is a Rosa sauce with fresh green peas and lamb sausage. Spectacular. My friend had the watermelon cucumber salad that was the special, and the branzino related fish that was also one of the specials, and both were also delicious and beautifully presented. I couldn’t resist the pistachio tartufo, which was incredibly tasty, and my friend had the chocolate semifreddo with caramelized oranges that was also near perfection. And prices very reasonable, at least by NYC standards.

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner there after getting engaged. Missed other restaurants reservations while celebrating, and came right from hotel to restaurants. Nice quiet dinner with outdoor seating.