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Antonucci's

4.0
4
204 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Italian restaurant located on the Upper East Side.

Not bookable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network. To see if they take reservations and have availability, please contact the restaurant directly or visit their website for more information.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 570-5100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Francesco Antonucci

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    3rd Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    6 Train to 77th Street or 4/5/6 Train to 86th Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Half Order Of Any Pasta $14, Half Order Of Risotto $16

Appetizers

  • Steamed Clams$15.00

    with Soffrito, Sweet Sausage and Tomato

    • Seared Calamari$14.00

      with Arugula, Pepper Jelly and Pistachio Vinaigrette

      • Deep-Fried "Arancini"$14.00

        with Meat Ragu and Mozzarella

        • Eggplant Parmigiana$14.00

          with Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil

          • Grilled Autumn Vegetables$14.00

            with Anchovy Dressing

            • Braised Tripe$18.00

              with Yellow Polenta

              • Imported Bufala Mozzarella$18.00

                with Prosciutto and Peppers

                Salads

                • Pear Salad$9.00

                  Bibb Lettuce, Feta Cheese, Caramelized Pecan and Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette

                  • Market Green Salad$9.00

                    Shallot Vinaigrette and Herbs

                    • Caesar Salad$9.00

                      Parmesan Cheese and Anchovy Dressing

                      • Beets And Gorgonzola$10.00

                        Marinated Leeks, Frisee and Mustard Dressing

                        • Avocados, Hearts Of Palm And Cucumber Salad$12.00

                          Shaved Parmigiano and Orange Vinaigrette

                          • Kale Salad$12.00

                            with Salty Ricotta and Balsamic Garlic Vinaigrette

                            • Leek Salad$14.00

                              with Gorgonzola in Walnut Vinaigrette

                              • Puntarelle$12.00

                                with Anchovy Vinaigrette

                                Entrees

                                • Dover Sole$36.00

                                  with Rice Pilaf, Spinach and Tomato Vinaigrette

                                  • Salt Crust Branzino$28.00

                                    with French String Beans and Salmoriglio Dressing

                                    • Sword Fish$27.00

                                      with Braised Mixed Vegetables

                                      • Arctic Char$24.00

                                        with Sauteed Spinach and Shitake Vinaigrette

                                        • Spaghetti And Meatballs$19.00

                                          Pork, Veal, Beef and Tomato

                                          • Bucatini$18.00

                                            with Smoked Bacon, Onions and Tomato

                                            • Sauteed Calf's Liver$24.00

                                              with Caramelized Onions, Red Vinegar and Yellow Polenta

                                              • Pork Tenderloin$24.00

                                                with Swiss Chard in Orange Porto Wine Sauce

                                                • Braised Short Ribs$29.00

                                                  with Autumn Vegetables and Celery Root Puree in Red Wine Sauce

                                                  • Pan Seared Heritage Pork Chop$27.00

                                                    with Chayote Squash, Pignoli, Raisins and Sweet and Sour Onions

                                                    • Grilled Italian Sweet Sausage$19.00

                                                      with Black Lentils Beluga

                                                      Sides

                                                      • Sauteed Spinach$7.00

                                                        • Yellow Polenta$7.00

                                                          • String Fries$7.00

                                                            • Roasted Potatoes$7.00

                                                              • Broccoli Rabe$7.00

                                                                • Macaroni And Cheese$11.00

                                                                  Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                                  What 204 people are saying

                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                  4.0
                                                                  4 based on all time ratings
                                                                  • 4.1Food
                                                                  • 3.9Service
                                                                  • 3.7Ambience
                                                                  • 4Value

                                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                                  1. UF

                                                                    UncleFrank

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    Dined on November 12, 2017

                                                                    overall3food2service2ambience2

                                                                    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.

                                                                  2. P

                                                                    Pandora

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    33 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    33 reviews

                                                                    Dined on November 4, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    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.

                                                                  3. KO

                                                                    KeeO

                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on November 4, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                  4. TR

                                                                    TheReviewer

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 21, 2017

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                    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.

                                                                  5. W

                                                                    Will

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 27, 2017

                                                                    overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                    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.

                                                                  6. KW

                                                                    KevinW

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 22, 2017

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    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

                                                                  7. g

                                                                    gigi

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    103 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    2.0

                                                                    103 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 20, 2017

                                                                    overall2food2service4ambience4

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

                                                                  8. EB

                                                                    EdwardB

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 5, 2017

                                                                    overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                    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.

                                                                  9. FE

                                                                    FeliciaE

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    33 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    33 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 5, 2017

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                                  10. M

                                                                    Marco

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    172 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    172 reviews

                                                                    Dined on July 2, 2017

                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                    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!

                                                                  11. B

                                                                    Bella

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    28 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    28 reviews

                                                                    Dined on December 19, 2012

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                    Menu very creative. wines excellent. service well paced.

                                                                  12. GI

                                                                    GunnarI

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                    Dined on December 4, 2012

                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                    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.

                                                                  13. RR

                                                                    RiffRaff

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    Dined on December 1, 2012

                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                    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!

                                                                  14. c

                                                                    cjallon

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    16 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    16 reviews

                                                                    Dined on November 25, 2012

                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                    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.

                                                                  15. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                    Dined on November 19, 2012

                                                                    overall5food5service3ambience3

                                                                    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.

                                                                  16. F

                                                                    Foodismyjam

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 6, 2012

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                  17. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    Dined on September 23, 2012

                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience3

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

                                                                  18. CN

                                                                    CNem

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on September 10, 2012

                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                    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.

                                                                  19. w

                                                                    wendyl

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    180 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    180 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 26, 2012

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

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

                                                                  20. W

                                                                    Westside

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    38 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    38 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 25, 2012

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Never disappointed. Excellent food and service.

                                                                  21. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on August 11, 2012

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Best Duck Ravioli. Always incredible food. Great Service.

                                                                  22. J

                                                                    Joan

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    354 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    354 reviews

                                                                    Dined on July 10, 2012

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                                  23. s

                                                                    sjb76

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    42 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    42 reviews

                                                                    Dined on July 3, 2012

                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                    get the meatballs! do not pass them up!

                                                                  24. R

                                                                    Relentless

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    178 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    178 reviews

                                                                    Dined on June 20, 2012

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                    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!

                                                                  25. A

                                                                    Awesome

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    35 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    35 reviews

                                                                    Dined on June 17, 2012

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    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.

                                                                  26. b

                                                                    bigred

                                                                    Miami

                                                                    298 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    298 reviews

                                                                    Dined on June 14, 2012

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    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.

                                                                  27. PM

                                                                    PMDS

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    88 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    88 reviews

                                                                    Dined on June 13, 2012

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                                  28. W

                                                                    Westside

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    38 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    38 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 30, 2012

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    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 .

                                                                  29. E

                                                                    Excellent

                                                                    San Diego

                                                                    35 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    35 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 11, 2012

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    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.

                                                                  30. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    40 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    40 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2012

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    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!

                                                                  31. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2012

                                                                    overall4food4service2ambience5

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

                                                                  32. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 14, 2012

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                  33. f

                                                                    fiji

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    284 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    284 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 1, 2012

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                    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.

                                                                  34. J

                                                                    Judy

                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                    39 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    39 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 30, 2012

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

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

                                                                  35. M

                                                                    Mickey

                                                                    Warwickshire

                                                                    19 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    19 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 25, 2012

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

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

                                                                  36. A

                                                                    Arnie24

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 18, 2012

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                                                  37. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    45 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    45 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 6, 2012

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                    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.

                                                                  38. d

                                                                    delicious

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    243 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    243 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 2, 2012

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                    food consistently good space alittle tight always return and bring others

                                                                  39. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 1, 2012

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

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

                                                                  40. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New England

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 25, 2012

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                    Antonucci's is a quaint Italian restaurant which serves excellent meals at reasonable prices. Everything from the ambiance to the waiters to the wine to the mail meal to the dessert all added up to a fine meal. Earlier reviews had mentioned the noise level. It appears that noise reduction tiles have been placed on the ceiling to aid in reducing the noise level. My wife and I carried on a conversation without any issues. We will go back the next time we are in town.

                                                                  FAQs

                                                                  Antonucci's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 570-5100.

                                                                  Antonucci's is rated 4 stars by 204 OpenTable diners.

                                                                  Not bookable

                                                                  Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network. To see if they take reservations and have availability, please contact the restaurant directly or visit their website for more information.

                                                                  Additional information

                                                                  • Cross street

                                                                    3rd Avenue

                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                    Upper East Side

                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                    Lunch
                                                                    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
                                                                    Brunch
                                                                    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
                                                                    Dinner
                                                                    Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
                                                                    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                    Italian, American, Contemporary Italian

                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                    Business Casual

                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                    Street Parking

                                                                  • Public transit

                                                                    6 Train to 77th Street or 4/5/6 Train to 86th Street

                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                  • Executive chef

                                                                    Francesco Antonucci

                                                                  • Additional

                                                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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