Altesi Ristorante

4.7
622 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
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 622 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjalma
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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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
23 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
79 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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NYLew
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
79 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
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best desert tiramisu!!!

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vipArty
New York Area
24 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
25 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
45 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.

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vipwellssb
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another terrific dinner at Altesi last Saturday night. Even though they were full, with almost all of the tables outside occupied. Nonetheless the service was timely, almost as it we were the only ones there. The food was delicious. The endive salad was perfect and the fish and the pasta spot on. All in all it was a perfect evening made so by the great folks at Altesi.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly atmosphere. A little pricey.

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laMer
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant and attractive setting, attentive service and tasty, well-prepared food.

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NYCfoodie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best Northern Italian fine dining.
Wonderful Service. We love the pasta.

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vipKA2015
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous, thank you Paolo!

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vipRichardM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Definitely would go back.

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vipFoodmaven1
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice ambience, quality food, pastas were excellent. Overall, very pricey on the sides and salads, and the tab,(inclusive of service)of $90 pp for a glass of wine, a salad and a pasta was a bit over the top.

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OpenTableDiner
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great ambience, service and fantastic food. We really enjoyed our dinner. We recommend Altesi to everyone!

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Foodie
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food and service. Well spaced tables inside and beautiful outdoor set up. Everyone loved the food and the service was warm and friendly.

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BryceR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was incredible! Service was okay, but at least they were nice. Ambiance is great- UES vibes but it’s NY (so loud- we like it, but not for everyone). Definitely will be back :)

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vipAvNYfoodie
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Unfortunately due to Covid restaurants are having a difficult time keeping the quality of food and services. I do hope things get better for restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. As always.

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vipQBVT06
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Plenty of outdoor tables. Excellent service and delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Altesi was very good ,location amazing ,general manager very kind and professional. Only one unpleasant note: we are Italians we love the bread and no bread available. Only bread sticks. We’ll come back again for sure.

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vipKarlK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great service

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 622 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.