About Antonucci's

New Italian restaurant in the Upper East Side.

170 East 81 Street
New York, NY 10028
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
3rd Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 570-5100

Public Transit:
6 Train to 77th Street or 4/5/6 Train to 86th Street

Executive Chef:
Alex McCrery

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Antonucci's Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (9)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Cozy (6)
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Authentic (3)
Casual (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Romantic (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Recommended by business associate. Did not live up to his expectations. Very disappointed in food. If this is supposed to be NY Italian then I’ll pass.
I had stuffed calamari not very good. Couldn’t even taste stuffing and sauce was a brown sauce overpowered with beans and very little taste of the sea.
My csvatelli was pasty and dry. In fact all our pasta dishes were dry. We had to ask for more sauce which never came. Would not ever go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Creative and delicious food. Many light and healthy options. The only complaint is that they do not offer Aqua Pana or any other Italian bottled water. They are one of the many NYC restaurants that sell their own NYC filtered water.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a great time dining here! Staff was very attentive and had great recommendations for us. Try the tiramisu!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Authentic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Went there for lunch with my wife and 3-year child. We sat at the terrace as the weather was lovely. Service was very good and food was decent. A bit on the pricey side but overall very satisfied.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I asked for a corner table but they didn't produce. Still was quite pleasant and enjoyable, as always. My only other gripe is that they rushed us on a relatively slow Sunday night in August.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Amazing food and service! I love this restaurant!!! So much that I canceled a reservation to a different restaurant so I could eat here twice on my last visit to NYC

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

Beware of pricing: the website prices are half of what it really costs. Food is ok; ambience is very nice!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great to have such a cool restaurant in the neighborhood. The vibe is fastastic.... sophisticated and cool/hip. Pasta is fantastic as are most of the other dishes. Large menu. Service polite and professional. Great marirtinis.
We look forward to coming here frequently. Best place on Upper east side.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great place, great food, great service. Space is tight but understandable because everyone wants to go! Eggplant parm is delish!

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

Returned after a long absence, we started with stuffed Calamari (very good) my wife had Amattriciana that she said she enjoyed (I tasted it and felt the smoky flavor overpowered the dish from one forkful it repeated on me for the remainder of the evening!) I had Veal Ragu that was bland and disappointing. Between the food, service, and prices, I'd much rather spend the time and cab fare going to Lupa!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2012

Menu very creative.
wines excellent.
service well paced.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2012

Would go back again. Everything was prepared with care, flavors were good, service was fine. pumpkin tortelli was good, but not quite satisfying... Just short of what I was hoping for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2012

Truly a very special restaurant. Cozy but vibrant, this is an amazing neighborhood find that really knocks the cover off the ball in terms of food quality. I would highly recommend it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2012

The food is great, some items even amazing. The owner is very attentive and watches the floor for the slightest hint of a customer need. The restaurant itself is very small and the tables are close together. The wine we had was delicious! It is a wonderful Italian restaurant and we like to relax and enjoy the experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2012

Not your typical neighborhood Italian restaurant. Their regular menu and specials give an interesting choice of what turned out to be sophisticated and very good food. Of course, you pay for this. However given the numerous restaurants in their price range, many of which dispense mediocre food, you will do well here.

Service is professionl. The dining room is small and fills up early. Good wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2012

Food is excellent. Spaghetti and meatballs are outstanding. Also, the fried zucchini flower is wonderful for an appetizer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2012

A great italian restaurant. You actually feel that you are almost in Italy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2012

The menu is basic but there are plenty of specials and the food is great. The homemade pastas are outstanding! Nice place for a business lunch where the noise level is low and you can have a conversation without distraction.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2012

Cozy Italian - simple, good food, well prepared, comfortable tables, nice staff. Always busy, book early, come hungry.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2012

Never disappointed. Excellent food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2012

Best Duck Ravioli. Always incredible food. Great Service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2012

Consistently delicious. Lamb shank extraordinary as was pear salad and coffee granita.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2012

get the meatballs! do not pass them up!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2012

My favorite place to go for Italian and one of NYC's best best friends, small, charming, fabulous beyond, love the food, imaginative, good, big menu, go go go, super always! even the Tiramus was worth eating!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2012

We decided to celebrate father's day at Antonucci's and it was the best choice. The main course takes a little longer to arrive if you don't order starters, but it was worth the wait. Everything was fresh and delicious. Best roasted chicken ever. We will most definitely be back and bring friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 14, 2012

We had a long wonderful lunch here. Food was delicious as always. Service wonderful and we sat and chatted and visited for 2 hours. No one bothered us, and of course no one was waiting so they told us to stay as long as we want to. Can;t wait to return everything homemade.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2012

Our first time to fine here for lunch and pleasantly thrilled. Nice menu and a but quieter.
Same great service and delicious food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2012

Wonderful meal, and excellent service. I had the lamb shank, it was tender and delicious. Our first time there and will visit again soon. Service was professional and considerate .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 11, 2012

Another wonderful evening! We enjoyed the food and the vitello tonnato is among the best we've tasted. The wine list is varied and friendly to all price ranges.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2012

One of the most delightful experiences to have is dining at Antonucci's. The soft shell crabs were outstanding and the kale salad delicious. Both of our pasta dishes were memorable(I'll dream of my lamb ragu). Their wine list offers a wonderful selection at in all price points. Love their decor!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2012

Genuine authentic style Italian dining on The Upper East Side, very fresh flavors and great style.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2012

Food was delicious. Service great. Wonderful place. We have eaten there twice. Both times indoors. Atmosphere delightful. Thank you

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2012

Over the years, we have never had a less than good meal here, and last night's was even better than usual.

Except that a woman knocked Andrew's beer over while getting into her seat. His clothes were not affected, but that side of the table, his portion of the octopus carpaccio, and the banquette were completely inundated.

They gave him another beer, as they should have. But they were "out" of the octopus, and offered him no substitute. Nor did they halve the price of the octopus, which he had not even started to eat. He told me not to object, but I call this strange.

All that said, my beef agnolotti was superb, and Andrew agreed about his duck ravioli.
Our salads too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 30, 2012

Lovely spot with good food and nice service. Would definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Warwickshire)·Dined on March 25, 2012

Delicious food, excellent service. UES pricing (expensive for a rather simple meal)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2012

We love this restaurant. We had a great time, excellent food and attentive service. It is always consistently excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2012

homemade pastas a treat, baby artichokes with parsley pesto excellent

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2012

It's been a while since I've had lunch here, but it has held up very well and the menu
is more interesting than it was.
It's a great place and wonderfully quiet at lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2012

food consistently good space alittle tight always return and bring others

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 1, 2012

Interesting and varied menu plus a broad wine list. Service was outstanding. Relaxed ambiance of an upscale bistro in Paris.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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