Altesi Ristorante

4.6
485 reviews
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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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New York Area
74 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

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
49 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DD
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

L
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, wonderful food and service.

JA
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
42 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
18 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
14 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little Upper East Side restaurant with excellent service!

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

J
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, great service, space between tabled.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for good food and quiet atmosphere supporting conversation.

s
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

f
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

C
New York Area
191 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

k
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Altesi has a wonderful brunch menu with numerous great vegetarian options and delicious fresh crusty bread. I highly recommend the Toscana for those who favor egg dishes bursting with flavor.

The weather was superb, so we were able to sit on the terrace under the catalpa tree. What a lovely spot. The staff couldn’t be nicer and the service was attentive and quick.

DO
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hermoso lugar, tranquilo. Excelente servicio. Comida bien elaborada y presentada. Tienen el mejor tiramisu que he probado.

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AW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the food, great atmosphere, though not very busy the evening we went.
Love Italien food and this was some of the best, for my taste that I have eaten in ew York.
When I am in New York I live close so it is also very convenient.
Well done to a very good chef, look forward to my ext visit.
Thank you

OT
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent and varied Italian food. Good wine list. Attentive, pleasant staff. Spacious seating. Nice outdoor terrace at back of restaurant.

A
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

DELICIOUS FOOD AND FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL SERVICE. MEAL MORE EXPENSIVE THAN WE REMEMBERED.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem with the most gracious, warm service!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service & food!!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great restaurant. We love coming to Altesi. The staff and owner take great care of their customers. The food is always delicious and there are many great options to choose from. The wine list is extensive with wide price range. It is truly authentic Italian restaurant with great warm atmosphere.

F
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Altesi. We have been coming here since they opened and it’s always wonderful . The quality of food is great and consistent. The service is friendly and professional. Altesi is a great find on UES.

F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

My son was in for the weekend and I wanted to treat him to a nice diner in the neighborhood.
Diner was a big disappointment, frankly often the case in the upper east side: overpriced for the quality. But this was do an extreme.

The food is extremely overpriced for the quality and the presentation. Portions are tiny. I do not like large American portions but this was a ridiculous opposite and not presented in any refined gourmet ways.

We had a mix of fried zucchini and calamari as an appetizer : Tiniest portion I have ever seen and not particularly good. Very poor unappetizing presentation.

Then we both had risotto. A mushroom truffle one and one with smoked salmon. Size felt like a side. As a traditional “primi” in an Italian restaurant that would have been followed by a secundi it would have been adequate but not at those prices and in the way it was presented. It was good but not great and presentation was sub par.

We will not return there. Plenty of other better options even in the area. Do not waste your money.

JJ
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a business lunch, price fix always nice, bright and quiet well appreciated as a rather hard find in NYC.

NY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This dinner was
my second time at this lovely restaurant.The first was for lunch. The menu is not as extensive as some other Italian restaurants, but there are enough possibilities that everyone in our party of five had to make choices among appealing courses. At lunch and at dinner the food was very good as was the service. The wine list is extensive, but a bit expensive as well. The room is very attractive and, best of all, tables have generous space between them so conversation can be enjoyed together with a nice meal.

OT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always one of my favorite restaurants in New York. I brought six, lovely, successful ladies for lunch and we had a delightful time! From the moment we arrived we were greeted very warmly, attention to detail was wonderful and in peccable. The cuisine was the best!! The ambience and the location are superb. Grazie Altesi!

w
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This last time it wasn't as good in prior visit. Food disappointed.

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent refined Italian cuisine. In the desert menu the limoncello semifredo (homemade) is to be recommended. Everything is tasty and the portions are not to big! The staff is friendly and the decor standard, but comfortable. Really a nice experience.

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