Altesi Ristorante

4.7
637 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 637 people are saying
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vipMaryC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a favorite, terrific food and freindly service. Quiet outdoor space on 64th.
perfect for a beautiful fall evening.

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vipLorenzaP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening dining outdoors.
Great food--
Try the artichokes, just delicious.

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vipmarsig
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ... food and experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo estuvo perfecto

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vipPaul
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altesi is terrific. Good bar, excellent wine list and diverse menu. Lots of things that I haven't seen elsewhere.

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Uwsfoodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food in an elegant setting!

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vipBill
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly outstanding!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Looks the restaurant had an event in their place before opening. So things were a bit in disarray. Food was ok but a bit expensive. There were 6 people in my party and kids menu or specials. Looks like us only good for the neighborhood folks that don’t mind overpriced meals and can afford them.

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vipNatasa
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are new to the area and LOVE this restaurant. Very welcoming group, food is delicious, & wine superb. This may be our new favorite. ♥️

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japan
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. Restaurant week lunch is a great deal.

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GTG16
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant is lovely and I enjoyed dining there. I chose to go with the Restaurant Week menu for $21. For the first course I chose a salad which had shaved Brussel sprouts and apples. The size was quite small but it was enough. They offer breadsticks no bread. I had the Chicken Milanese as my main course. They placed the arugula and tomatoes in a light oil dressing on the side. The chicken was panko breaded fried crisp and light. The dish had no flavor or seasoning. Most the other dishes were pastas. It was prepared well but tasteless. We decided to order desert and ordered Tiramisu which cost $18. I do not think I would go back again to dine there noting the lack of seasoning of their food.

Altesi Ristorante
Responded on August 11, 2021

Dear Reviewer You changed the table 3 times and we still accommodate you and due to COVID we had to change everything you touched. Please note we have been selling chicken Milanese for last 7 years and no comment has been made. The same chicken on the menu cost $36 and you paid $21 for two courses and still unhappy. FAIRNESS BRINGS HAPPINESS!

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vipRayH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Awesome Wine List. Great Service. Charming Space. Welcoming owner & team

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vipStephenC
New York Area
149 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

4 friends & I had an enjoyable restaurant week lunch here. The food was quite good. I particularly liked the vitello tonnato. Service was friendly.

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vipjalma
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visit to Altesi for a RW lunch. There were many options to choose from for appetizers and entrees. The brussel sprout/apple salad was delicious as was the oriechette/sausage/broccolirabe entree. Service was attentive but not bothersome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altesi’s service was outstanding. The food was delectable.
Will definitely recommend to friends!

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vipAnissaE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As an Italian living in the US, I always try to avoid Italian restaurants as they never live up to my expectations and standards. Altesi exceeded them. Their pasta dishes are absolutely authentic and delicious. Would recommend!

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Foodie
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, the food was amazing, friendly and attentive service and positive atmosphere.

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DannyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

unpleasant waitress, loud demanding voice
slow service

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Laer721
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent environment, friendly service, great menu choices and really decent food and drinks. Will be back. What a lovely restaurant, good food and service and atmosphere, definitely will go back.

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vipLaFoodie
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

What a delightful surprise. I was expecting a somewhat generic Italian food experience but what I got was exceptional. Attention to detail, refinement, playing, service, creativity, all excellent. I can’t wait to go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ricotta cavatelli pasta in the world!

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vipdca1125
Miami
94 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable, family run restaurant we've been going to for years. Food is wonderful but most of all, hospitality makes it a terrific neighborhood restaurant.

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vipAlanInOakland
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a diverse group — ranging from 18 to 81, and tastes varying from middle-of-the-road to rather demanding. We all enjoyed the meal. Service was great—informal, but attentive. The wine list was quite satisfying (we just ordered off the specials list and didn't look at the deeper main list). For me, the hit was the ravioli with porcini mushrooms.

We are still climbing out of the pandemic, and the restaurant was less than half full on the Saturday before the 4th of July.

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vipwellssb
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As a regular diner here, I can recommend Altesi. It produces excellent meals without exception. Always reliable. Good food; good service; very friendly. So if you are looking for a good meal that won't disappoint, Altesi is your place.

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vipNYLew
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altesi is always a sure thing for a good meal with fine service. The Carciofi Giudia is a treat and the pasta is always cooked properly- -(about 15 seconds more than hard al dente, but never overcooked mushy).

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vipwellssb
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great meal. Super service. Looking forward to the next time.

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030106
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service excellent. Food, good traditional Italian, the carciofi salad was excellent as was the vitello tonato, (sans tomatoes would have been better). Pasta was good, my gran children are expert in pasta and they finished it up.
Their regular dining room is very nice, but their impromptu grotto was not, they could have disguised better that it was a reconverted dingy back patio. The tables outside on the sidewalks are OK, again they could have done a better job disguising some of the stuff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best desert tiramisu!!!

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vipArty
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food in a very pleasant atmosphere, with friendly staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleasant.

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vipJoez
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great staff, great food, great atmosphere. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

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SusanI
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back here again and find that it is still delicious and gracious

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MaryE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, as it is still the pandemic. It is lovely with a brown curtain, and everything was exquisite!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Staff was very casually dressed. Roman artichokes are better elsewhere. Tiramisu was also just ok. At these prices the standard should be higher.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance!! Loved my Branzino!!

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vipDJpicky
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first time seeing friends. We are indoors as it was cold out. The tables were set far enough apart that we felt very safe. Food was outstanding. Service was slow as they’re slightly understaffed but perfectly fine under the circumstances. It felt great to be back at one of favorite restaurants!

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marinos
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice, good food but too long mariachi music!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything lovely on a day outside!

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vipBritinNY
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I like Altesi, and this was only my second visit. We had to eat inside because it was rainy and the tables were nicely spaced that lunchtime, not many diners that day. The food is
good, the service both pleasant and quite adequate. I am likely to steer more friends there in the future and go back there myself.

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 4.7 stars by 637 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.