Altesi Ristorante

4.5
409 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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: M, T, W, Th, F, Sa, Su: 12pm - 3pm
Dinner: M, T, W, Th: 5pm - 10:30pm
Dinner: F, Sa: 5pm - 11pm
Dinner: Su: 5pm - 10pm
Brunch: Sa, Su: 11:30am - 3pm
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Phone number
(212) 759-8900
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Edilberto Soriano
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Madison Ave & 5th Ave
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Public transit
F (63 & Lex)
N and R (5th Ave & 59 St)
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Whether it is a business dinner, birthday party, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception Altesi offers both the décor and cuisine that makes for an unforgettable dinning experience

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What 409 People Are Saying
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C
Philadelphia
120 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
42 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
10 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
14 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
57 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
22 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
9 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
3 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
27 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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F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem! The food and service are excellent.

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n
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

pleasant spot, hidden away there is outdoor seating in a faux garden area pleasant

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d
Miami
59 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Altesi has become a favorite neighborhood restaurant of ours. Nice people, good food, easy and a pleasure

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian restaurant! I took my girlfriend for her birthday there and everything went perfect. We sit down in the garden located in the back of the restaurant hidden from the noise of the NYC streets. The food was outstanding. We order octopus perfectly tender and burrata. For the main course we had ravioli with veal in pistachio sauce and salmon. We enjoyed every bite and at the end we had i must say one of the best tiramisu i have ever tried. We absolutely loved our dinner and we will be back very soon!

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F
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Altesi. I travel a lot for business in Italy and I must say the food at Altesi is same as good as the best restaurants in Italy. We had a party of six and everyone loved their dishes. I had cured salmon with the cucumber and apple to start and it was fantastic followed by an excellent, perfectly cooked papardelle pasta with chanterelle mushroom. So if you don't want to travel as far as Italy for the great, authentic food go to Altesi and you will love it.

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Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Altesi and it is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurant. We have been coming here frequently since they opened and I must say it is always a wonderful experience. The food is fantastic, always fresh and authentic. The service is friendly and professional and they always try to accommodate your needs. If the weather is nice we love to sit outside in the garden area. We highly recommend Altesi to everyone looking for fine dinning experience.

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MM
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Plain awful. Everything about this restaurant was awful. The place was empty--which should have scared us off. We were foolish and wrong to stay. We were seated at a table in the restaurant's faux garden, which was no garden at all--no flowers, no grass, just a makeshift backroom with a noisy air conditioner. We asked for a corner table (usually reserved for 4)--there were only two of us--but there were plenty of tables because the place was, except for the two of us, EMPTY. The waitress seemed to have an attitude when we asked for a different table. The menu was negligibly "Italian." So, I ordered "safe", just roast chicken; it came with spinach. I specified that the meals should be served piping hot. The entrees came lukewarm, at best. My chicken was dry and tasteless. It came with no potatoes, no rice, no pasta even. Just a sliver of spinach. My friend's more "Italian" entree meal (a pasta) was not even edible--most of it was left on her plate. It, too, did not come piping hot, as I had specifically requested. My appetizer--some kind of spinach salad--was not leafy nor much of a salad. It, too, was tasteless. We both skipped desssert (which I never do), because the food (appetizers and entress) were so bad; so, we decided not to even try a dessert. Everything was very expensive, including alcohol, and food portions were tiny, which was OK only because the meals were inedible. Word to the wise: FUGGGETABOUT IT if you want genuine or authentic Italian--or even attractive and appetizing food. The worst dining experience this year, to date. Costly, and deplorable in every way. Needs a new chef, new wait staff, real garden, and an attentive management. This place gets an "F."

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SY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

It was too expensive for what it was.

the food was good but very small portion

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d
Miami
59 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Altesi is only 5 blocks away from where we live so that makes it a neighborhood restaurant..........but it's much more than that. It's a place with terrific food where the young woman who looks after us is a delight and the crowd is a more than a neighborhood crowd. I particularly like their chicken..........something they do that I've never had before. I also like their soups so that's it for me.......soup and chicken. In the end, it's the gestalt and we love it.

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AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food, service unpretentious and very attentive especially compared to other restaurants in the neighborhood. You are treated as a customer not as a number.
Very warm and welcoming staff.

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RM
New York Area
209 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An enjoyable dinner after museum visits, close by and an obvious favorite of locals. Appetizer salads were interesting and satisfying, difficult to make choices since nearly all were appealing. Rack of lamb was nicely seasoned and served, while salmon was done to request. Dessert can be passed if time or satiety are factors. Varied and reasonable wine selections, a Compaccio our selection. Our first visit, and we plan to return.

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JR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This quiet, elegant restaurant is a hidden gem on E. 64th St. The front of the house is gracious and welcoming and the service is attentive but not overbearing. The food is well prepared and delicious. I never hesitate to make a reservation when I find myself in the neighborhood. Treat yourself.

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KL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place the staff is so friendly and on point. Love the food the gnocchi is amazing as well as there specials. Nice atmosphere amazing wine collection quiet you cannot go wrong.... On a side note, I hadn't been there in over a month but the hostess and bartender both remembered me and my drink preferences who could ask for more.... EAT HERE!!!!!!

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SQ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new neighborhood favorite. Fresh, beautifully prepared food, great wine list, attentive service that is never intrusive, soothing decor and atmosphere. Can't wait to return

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average at best.

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S
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful outdoor meal in Altesi's pretty and protected garden. All three of us enjoyed every part of the experience. The food at Altesi is always delicious and the service one receives especially attentive and kind. Quite frankly, it was hard to leave and we look forward to returning very soon.

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M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, authentic Italian. Lovely atmosphere..quiet enough for conversations but modern, fresh and friendly. Highly recommend!

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VG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wonderful service. The staff was very attentive. I will definitely go back!

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! The food was excellently prepared and came to our table piping hot! The next time we are in NYC we will definitely dine there again!

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a delicious lunch in a beautiful restaurant with extremely attentive service! Who could ask for more ?

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s
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always ideal and delicious. the decor, the service and the menu selections make it
a favorite for lunch and dinner.

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