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About Altesi Ristorante

Located at 26 East 64th Street, Altesi Madison is one of the two restaurants of Altesi Group, serving breakfast, lunch, aperitivo 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.

26 E 64th Street
New York, NY 10065
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: M, T, W, Th, F, Sa, Su: 12pm - 4pm
Dinner: M, T, Su: 4:30pm - 10pm
Dinner: W, Th, F, Sa: 4:30pm - 11pm
Brunch: Sa, Su: 11:30am - 3pm

Cross Street:
Madison Ave & 5th Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 759-8900

Website:
http://www.altesinyc.com/

Public Transit:
F (63 & Lex)
N and R (5th Ave & 59 St)

Executive Chef:
Edilberto Soriano

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us on Thanksgiving. We will be serving 3 course pre-fixe menu with the choice of appetizer, entree and dessert for $68 per person. Our regular menu will be available.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us on Christmas Eve. We will be serving 3 course pre-fixe menu with the choice of appetizer, entree and dessert for $68 per person. Our regular menu will be available.

Private Dining

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

Altesi Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (19)
Quiet Conversation (13)
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Creative Cuisine (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Authentic (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Casual (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I am unhappy to report this is the second time to this restaurant and forgot after the first time I would never go here again. The service is good, seems a bit light on people, a bit awkward on the layout of the restaurant, but in the end the food is the key factor. The food is terrible. The burrata, the risotto, the wine, all terrible. I cannot say anyone in our party of 4 liked anything about this meal. Sorry.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

as usual, never fails to please ..a great easy place to be with friends to eat and share a quite dinner

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Service and food were terrific. Nice place to take a date.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Wonderful dining experience! Loved being in the garden! Very attentive service! Wine suggestion of great Brunello perfect! Food delicious! What more can I say?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

This is an excellent neighborhood find. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Looking for a nice neighborhood spot-this is a good one. Service is great, food is good though pasta a tad over cooked. Paparadelle is so far the best item though the veal meatballs were very and flavorful-nice tomato sauce. What I really like is that they have a nice Barolo by the glass-a rare find. We will be regulars! We also love eating at round tables. It makes dining more intimate. We really like Altesi!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Took my sister here for her birthday lunch, what a cute spot! We sat in the outdoor garden area which is very quaint and special. We shared the grilled artichokes, caesar salad and cacio e pepe, everything was delicious! The food is a little expensive so want to preface this by saying we went for a special event. The food and service was amazing, staff was very attentive to refilling our water and bread basket.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Altesi is great for its garden, its food and professional help people. Homemade soups always a great, today it was carrot soup. Delicious. And the Salmon was perfectly cooked.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We love Altesi and it is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food is delicious and fresh, the service friendly and attentive and the atmosphere is great. We have been coming here since they opened about 3 years ago and it is always wonderful!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The fiiss is fabulous. Seating is spacious. The staff simply wonderful. We do parties AND just the two of us. Love it...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

I've been to this restaurant about a dozen times. This time it was really bad! The waitress recommended the "special"of Veal Scallopini which turned out not to be scallopini but veal medallions. Tough and tasteless. She also recommended an appetizer of tuna tartar . One portion was prepared correctly the other one had very little tuna spread thinly over avocado... It was also outrageously priced which she neglected to tell us when we ordered it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Altesi is a terrific and very under appreciated dining experience. The food and ambiance is terrific and I find it incredible that so few folks have found it. I have had numerous business repeats there and everyone has been amazed that it isn't paced, which it deserves to be.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

One of the best meals l have ever had. Excellent food, excellent service. Have dessert, have the cannolis. They are like none you have ever had before. Just wonderful!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

I had squash soup, rack of lamb, kale salad and they were excellent and tasted good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

After multiple visits, the food and service are reliable. The setting is comfortable, the prices a bit less so.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

I had never heard of Altesi. My friend wanted to go there for her birthday. We loved it and will go back again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Altesi is a very pretty restaurant, in a lovely spot, with very good food & the right portion size to remain trim like every New Yorker strives to do when presented with so many options for fine dining. We will return!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was somewhat disappointing: chicken was dry but the sole was good. Salads were disappointing. The ambiance however was lovely.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Best pasta gravy I've had in a long time. Unfortunately, the pasta was raw. I had to send it back to be cooked. it was hard in the middle.

I found this restaurant on the restaurant week website and was very disappointed that they said it was lunch only. Why did it let me make a 5:45 pm appointment?

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Very attractive setting with a courteous and energetic staff. The menu was appealing and some of the dishes unfamiliar and very satisfying.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Service and food were excellent. Love thr decor.................................

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

really excellent food served so well in lovely surroundings.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We always love Altesi. The food and service are consistently great. This time I introduce two new friends to Altesi and they were impressed. It is always solid good and worth every visit.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

We had lunch in Altesi Ristorante on a Thursday. It was very quiet in the restaurant. Three tables were occupied only. It therefore felt a bit lonely. The food was superb. There should be more people out there to enjoy this place. The service was good too. One day we will come back in the evening to see if there are more guests in the evening. There should be enough reasons for this restaurant to be packed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Food was OK, prices very high. Three different pastas were ordered, all had too much cheese, very heavy in texture. Maybe the fish/meat dishes were better. Desserts also very expensive, portions were small.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

For a change of pace, we both had eggs. Mine were delicious--boiled eggs with smoked salmon. the only thing missing was a bagel and cream cheese. My husband's frittata was also excellent. We decided to have the chocolate soufflé for dessert, which is warm melted chocolate center with vanilla ice cream. Truly a decadent treat. Service as always was incredibly professional and efficient.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Altesi stands for delicious authentic food, great service and good wine selection. It is consistently good and never disappoints. We love coming here!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

It was our second time to Altesi and we loved it again. The food there is outstanding. The service is warm and professional. The decor and atmosphere beautiful and we love the garden. We will be back very soon!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Really nice place and nice Italian food.The waiters were very nice and I'll surely go again.The quality of the food was fabulous and was really a great experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We come here very often and it is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. We love the ambience and beautiful decor. The food is always fantastic, the staff and the owner very friendly and accommodating. We feel like at home whenever we come here!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

A good place to give a total miss.There is no reason to be there - the place is flat with no enthusiasm .
They did not even get a dimple cocktail like a Cosmopolitan right. Staff was brusque and th
Service was lacking.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Altesi is one of our favorite Italian neighborhood restaurant. It is consistently good. The food is fresh and tasty, the service is professional and friendly. It is always a wonderful experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

We had a business dinner and everybody really enjoyed. The food is excellent. They have a good wine selection by the glass and also the bottles, different price range so everyone can find something good. The service and the atmosphere is lovely. Overall great experience and definitely will be back.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Always great food. Service good. Accessible without a 30 day wait. Never disappoints. Gets a little pricey.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

We enjoy the garden in the back of the townhouse. It's always pleasant and nice to be outdoors. The restaurant has a reasonable prix fix lunch. Soups are fresh daily and made at the restaurant. The pastas are delicious and made at the restaurant. They also do a great job with fish, particularly the salmon. Service is professional and friendly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

While I generally like the restaurant and the food and have come here many times before, our Father's Day dinner was a drag service wise. Waiters were so slow and un-attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner. The food is absolutely outstanding. The wait staff and the owner are extremely accommodating and helpful. Our friends who joined us for the dinner were so amazed with the food and happy that I helped them to find a new favorite restaurant. Altesi is absolutely a gem among many Italian restaurant in NYC. It offers delicious and the best quality food with the warm and professional service.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 7, 2017

It was my second visit to Altesi and as the first one it was wonderful again. We loved everything. The food was delicious and perfectly done. The service and the ambience were fantastic. Altesi we will be back soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2017

We love Altesi and it is one 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 be in the garden. We highly recommend Altesi to everyone looking for fine dinning experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The food was quite good but simply way over priced. A simple appetizer size dinner salad made primarily of lettuce was $18. While the portions were adequate for us, I am sure others would find the portions to be quite small. We were there at 8:15 on a Friday night, and the restaurant was deserted. By the time we finished, I believe there was only one other table with diners. The room was lovely, however, and because there were so few people there, we could easily carry on a conversation.

Tags: Authentic, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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