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About Bricco Restaurant

Described as NYC most romantic restaurant, Bricco offers you a cozy and quixotic atmosphere where traditional Italian cuisine is expertly prepared for your pleasure.

304 West 56 Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:15pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:15pm

Cross Street:
Bet. 8th and 9th Aves.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 245-7160

Website:
http://www.bricconyc.com/media/websitebricco.html

Catering:
Visit our web site for detailed information about our private rooms for small or large parties with set menus.

Parking Details:
Available across the street at 50 percent discount.

Public Transit:
Two blocks away from the centrally located Columbus Square

Executive Chef:
Nino CatuognoBanquet/Private Rooms,Beer,Counter Seating,Delivery,Happy Hour,Non-Smoking Restaurant,Private Room,Wine,Wine Bar

Private Party Facilities:
Our second floor has two private dining rooms, a small one for a minimum of 12 people, and a larger one for a minimum of 24 people.

Private Party Contact:
Nino Catuogno: (212) 245-7160

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for New Year's Eve.
Prefix Menu available, party favors and dancing.

Bricco Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Casual (9)
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Special Occasion (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Cozy (7)
Romantic (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food, reasonable price. A quick walk to Lincoln Center. Very convenient.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I always enjoy Bricco it is a welcoming hospitable restaurant. Good food. Good bar. Classic Italian!!!in theater district.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very good Nothern Italian retairant. Ask about specials, the fish is really good and the veal is delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We usually include this restaurant in our time in NY. Over the years it is consistently good. Highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Groups, Romantic, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

If you’re thinking that this is similar to the Bricco in Boston (as we did), you are mistaken. Old and tired looking inside, very little ambience. Service was slow and scattered. One bus boy took mercy on us, but the servers were just grinding out the evening. My husband had a pasta dish that was completely inedible. I had the cannelloni special, which was mediocre. At lease it was hot. The table next to us asked for their dessert three times, and then the waiter gave them a check with a bunch of additional items on it. We were seated close enough to have the scoop. It was the marathon weekend, so we endured the evening, but we won’t be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Arrived late.chose to eat at the bar which was a great experience. Staff couldn’t have more responsive and the food was great

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

Average plate of pasta. Was not what I ordered as they had "run out of fettucine" but they forgot to tell me, so just served up linguini. My sauce is better at home.

My friend enjoyed her clams and a seafood salad.

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food3
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was excellent and service was attentive. Nino the proprietor even stopped by the table to make sure everything was to our liking. This was my 1st time here and it was an excellent place for a nice Italian lunch. Would think it is also good at dinner time too.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent dinner from start to finish!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

A warm, welcoming place with attentive service and an extensive menu of very well prepared food. A great place!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This place was relaxed by NYC standards which was nice and the food was excellent. We split a salad of lettuce,tomato,avocado and mozzarella with a lite lemon vinegrette dressing. I opted for the puttanesca for a main and it was one of the best I’ve had. Plenty of olives and capers in a hearty tomato sauce. My husband had the special, linguini pescatore,lovely. Finished with a lite tiramisu. A totally satisfactory experience all around thanks to the attentive wait staff which was there without being in your face constantly,making conversation possible and pleasant.

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very pleased....great especially if going to theater in the area.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and service was absolutely solicitous! It was charming and a lovely location to celebrate our anniversary.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent thin crust pizza, tasti scallops appetizer, and good size main dish if you like to eat good food. A little overpriced.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The entree was quit good or I would have given it a lower rating considering the the rest of the meal. Overall, I found this restaurant mediocre. Our wait person was not talkative or friendly. Pretty much just came to the table told us the specials, took our order, and occasionally looked over from afar to see if we needed anything. Plenty of much better Italian Restaurants in NYC.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We enjoyed the cozy and quiet atmosphere. The service was very attentive. We both enjoyed our homemade pasta dishes and shared salad. The only disappointment of the evening was the stale chocolate torte. If we skipped dessert and ended with the coffee we would have been happier. But all in all I would recommend it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Never... ever, under any circumstances will I return or recommend....3 different waiters, none of which knew what we ordered, bread hard as a rock stale, ordered the special veal chop w/ porchini... ended up with a tough as nails, only can described as "beef" not veal... just old cow, cooked well done, and straight up button mushrooms....oh did I mention, broccoli and mashed potatoes, nothing says Italian like mashed potatoes and broccoli. My wife's..Fusilli Ragu...overcooked pasta, and yes ragu... not like mama makes, straight out of the jar...... Never ever EVER.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This is a lively restaurant in a great part of town. The pasta dishes were amazing and the oven roasted artichoke a must.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Bricco is a favorite local haunt for friends, so we were delighted to check it out on a Saturday night -- 6 p.m. reservation, knowing we had an 8 p.m. show at the nearby Gershwin.

The restaurant did not disappoint. The food was fresh and exceptional -- particularly the chicken paillard. We skipped salads in favor of dessert, and those were quite good. (Tiramisu and lemon ricotta cheesecake.) Cappuccino was hot and delish and yay, they don't put cinnamon on top.

Prices were reasonable. The only less-than-stellar area was service, as our primary server was not particularly attentive. We had to ask someone else to find him for our dessert order, then we had to hunt him down for our check. Good thing the theater was so close.

We will definitely go back and totally understand why our friends rave about it. The ambience is lovely, the restrooms clean and again, the food is dynamite.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Amazing authentic Italian food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised. Took the grandkids to see Wicked on matinee day. Thought they might go for the pizza but they explored into the full menu. They all went through the pastas and my grandson couldn't stop talking about his pork chop (even during the play), which I can attest to, was outstanding. I rated the restaurant "quiet" which probably worked against us as an "adult" man having lunch with his Mommy complained to me right as we were getting the check that my kids were making too much noise. He was right!, but still rate him a 5 as a jerk.

Bricco may not be kid friendly as the menu included no go to items for them to choose from.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Had the most amazing pasta dishes. Service was awesome. One of our best meals while in NYC. Fairly close to Times Square and Central Park. Worth every penny !!

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Very convenient and consistent over the past 13 years. Good and reliable for all family members. Never been disappointed with the food or service.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Bricco is always a dependable choice near both the theatre district and Lincoln Center.
It is that charming,intimate Italian restaurant that everyone tries to find. The menu
is quite traditional, but all dishes are well prepared. There were very good specials of
the day, and the wine list offers many well priced choices. We dine here often in an
area where it's difficult to fine moderately priced restaurants before or after Lincoln
Center.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

The food, service and restaurant was terrific. Well worth a visit for anyone looking to enjoy a pleasant experience.
Big thank you to the staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

This place is wonderful. I go there all the time...Never a complaint

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Charming and lovely staff

The pastas were very good, the swordfish sublime. Our family of six adults was very happy in this warm and inviting space. It is unfussy yet pretty. Staff were delightful. We as a family will absolutely return! Thank you.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Wonderful evening; felt a bit rushed and the lobster in the Frutte Di Mare was tough. Overall good experience

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

i have been dining at bricco for years and it never disappoints..all pastas made on premises..fresh and different entrees each day...nice ambience..charming host who loves his industry..nice wait staff..

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Bricco is always reliable with good food and a warm atmosphere. We never tire of coming here.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We go here every time we are in New York, it's so good!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

convenient to carnegie hall and broadway theaters.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Extremely disappointing especially in light of all the good reviews posted on Open Table. Service was very slow and when we questioned where our appetizers were the waiter said "we have a 2 big parties tonight so it will be a wait". How is that our problem? They accepted our reservation! When we did get our food my husband's eggplant "special" was cold in the middle, my pasta "special" came out wrong and I had to send it back only to get a rubbery undercooked lobster and chewy calamari. The easiest pasta dish came out after most of us were done with our food. The waiter offered us a free bottle of wine but truly that did not compensate for an aggravating dinner that was suppose to be a nice relaxing evening. Perhaps it was an off night but we will never go back to find out.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 24, 2017

The food was good, but the service was very slow even though there were not many people in the restaurant. It took us a long time to even get a menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Good food. Good staff. Service was a bit slow.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

A good neighborhood find. Charming interior, excellent service, and wide choice of tasty Italian appetizers and entrees.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Lives up to its reputation of a cozy italian restaurant with friendly service and good food. Also good value especially for this part of town.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We've been going to Bricco's for years, and we frequently order the glazed salmon. it is the best salmon around, bar none, in my view.
But this week, when I ate there twice, I swear the salmon was beyond even its usual excellence. Perhaps it was cooked a bit more, so the glaze was a bit more caramelized, but the meals were outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Great service and food. Nice small Italian restaurant

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Had a lovely early dinner after the ballet at Lincoln Center. Delicious authentic Italian food with gluten free options.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Quick Bite, Casual
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