Altesi Ristorante

4.6
553 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 553 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdspf
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superior outdoor dining experience!

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vipGirlgonefoodwild
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really beautiful and food is delicious. Excellent outdoor space.

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vipAsako
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place ! Food is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just what you’re looking for if you want a pleasant time with your partner.

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vipLisaA
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Service was very good. Friendly. Food was excellent. Outdoor dining with a nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have made the most out of their outdoor space. Very nice ambiance with white table clothes and candles. Makes you forget that you're on the sidewalk. Service and food was fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Outdoor seating. Only problem is that there was only one server. The busboy also helps but needed another server body. Food was soectacular

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sunday Family Dinner

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vipgloriasv
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place! Excellent food. Warm service, I recommend the Papardelle al Porcini and the Rack of Lamb.

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vipRonD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as always. Singing troubadour was a nice touch.

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Ruby
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very pleasant restaurant with a great prix fix lunch menu and delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food wasn’t up to par but the wine was very good.

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EmyV28
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual amazing Food and Service! My family’s favorite ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hostess was AMAZING

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vipnathan
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere and service.

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Chouchou
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always look forward to going back for another meal

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Lauren
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We got the octopus and the chickpeas that came with it were so hard and under cooked they were inedible. Pasta was decent but not worth the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The outdoor dining is fantastic and the food is absolutely wonderful. The only negative part of experience was that one of the customers smoked several times at his table and nothing was said.

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vipEzequielC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with excellent food and staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The owner and staff seemed over stressed

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sylviaw
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Altesi for more than 2 years and I have always had excellent meals there. The food is superb - fresh, simple and light. Customer service is top notch. Altesi is a hidden gem.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Altesi. I have been there a few times already and it is always great. We love the food, it’s always fresh and very tasty. The atmosphere is warm and the service very attentive. I recommend it to everyone looking for a great Italian restaurant.

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Foodie
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a business lunch there and everything was perfect. The food was tasty and very well flavored. The wine list has nice selection and the service is friendly and professional. Everyone really enjoyed.

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KeKh
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were incredible!

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vipGourmant
New York Area
346 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is my second time at altesi. The service and menu and hostess and atmosphere are all wonderful. My only negative are the prices. Albeit Ues, it’s a little high The restaurant week. Offer was reasonable. The regular menu is too high

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was horrible. “Roasted” chicken was really just boiled. Everything had absolutely no taste, perhaps the chef himself has no tastebuds.

Altesi Ristorante
Responded on February 19, 2020

Dear Customer You made your own dish due to your limitation: no dressing, no salt, no chives, no garlic, no onions. Basically you changed completely the dish and our flavor. Additionally you ate 2/3 of the chicken and you made comment we should remove from the check. Sorry for the restaurants who failed into this kind of game but I will not be one of them. Thank you Paolo

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vipMSSS
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Altesi for a wonderful dinner and Valentine’s celebration. The food, wine and service were amazing, we look forward to dining there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love italian food but my favorite restaurant is Altesi and owners is amazing person I was there for Valentine’s Day he came to us and he asked how’s everything

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vipTraveler
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not bad, but not as good as previous years. There was nothing special about any of the dishes and quite pricey!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Salmon tasted very fishy. Not fresh.

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Foodie
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with delicious food and friendly service. We love coming here and always recommend the place to our friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Altesi. I went with the group of friends to celebrate my Birthday and everything was wonderful. The food was excellent and the service friendly and attentive. They have a good wine selection with wide price range so everyone can find something to please them.

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Betty
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waitress had an attitude

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vipMae90210
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the salmon and lamb shank
which were both delicious, cooked to perfection. The ambiance is lovely and the service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant

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GloriaS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altesi, at 64th Street near Madison Avenue, was wonderful. I enjoyed delicious polenta with mushrooms, shredded greens and balsamic vinegar for the appetizer; sea bream with roasted cauliflower for the entree; and although not included in the Restaurant Week special, tiramisu for dessert. All were outstanding. Atmosphere and service were also excellent.

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JisooP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I just loved having sunday lunch there. Loved that it hd enough space and their ragu was wonderful!

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SSSS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were underwhelmed on arrival when directed to a rail to hang up our coats despite three members of staff being there. The food was undoubtedly well flavoured but one dish was undercooked and tepid. The restaurant had a good atmosphere and the staff were attentive but disinterested when we gently mentioned about the food.

Altesi Ristorante
Responded on February 3, 2020

Dear Sir You and two ladies had a dinner. Your wife said the pasta is hard which immediately we explained to you that the pasta is cooked al dented and we offered you to cook pasta over. You refused and you said it’s fine. It is unfair to say that we did not react to your comments. Thank you Paolo

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vipritak
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff wonderful helped friend with walker. Very eager to help. The food wonderful

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vipGourmant
New York Area
346 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Occasionally I need a place to dine in the mid-60s off fifth and have found most of the restaurants very loud and not conducive to a quiet conversation and a dining experience. Altesi is that and more.
The hostess and owner were charming and welcoming, the menu was diverse and the food was made to perfection We had the restaurant week special with carpaccio, salmon, roast chicken, and two fabulous deserts. Service was impeccable and the ambience is friendly cozy warm upscale
Yet reasonable and not stuffy for an upper east side establishment
Plan to return soon even if I don’t have an occasion to be on the upper east side

FAQs

Altesi Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 553 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.