Ceci Italian Restaurant

4.2
2479 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
A Diamond in the Diamond district, a home away from home in Times Square NY, a New Show in the Theater District... A delicious Cuisine with the experience of a staff working together for more than 10 years, to add care and gusto to hospitality.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 307-5484
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Private dining room is a wonderful choice for your next social or corporate event. Warm and inviting, our dining area can be customized to suit your many different needs, from an intimate, business dinner and presentation to a festive reception for 65 people.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (844) 207-5175
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Cross street
6th ave
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Parking details
parking is available on 46th Street at Central Parking System.
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Public transit
F, B, D and M Subway lines stop at 47th & 52th - Rockefeller Center.. Buses coming down 5th ave stops at the corner of 46th street...
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Entertainment
We have now private room, please contact us if you are interest for a private event.
available for up to 30 pp, for your businesses and dining experience
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Special events & promotions
we can caterer for your party at our location for all ocasions call Marcello

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

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 5:45PM - 7:45PM
Mon 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 7:30PM - 8:45PM
Tue 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 7:30PM - 8:45PM
Wed - Thu 8:15PM - 9:15PM
Fri 8:15PM - 9:45PM
Sat 8:15PM - 9:30PM

What 2479 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

We chose Ceci for a pre-theater dinner because of the good reviews and its location near the theater. We split the house salad, which was sort of limp and not very special. Our entrees were better: Linguini alla Vongole and the Fiocchi Quattro Formagi. The Fiocchi was different from most pasta dishes and very good -- little pasta bundles of pear and cheese, which made the dish somewhat sweet, in a truffle butter sauce. The Linguini had a generous amount of clams and my partner said it was also very good. We were grateful that the noise level wasn't that loud so that we could have a conversation. The service was okay: plates were whisked away the moment the food was finished, even though we would've wanted to hold on to the bread plates longer. And the salad took too long to arrive. But wait staff were friendly and otherwise attentive.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Surprisingly good food in a touristy area. Amazing service, recommendations were spot on! I’d go back.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

I went to Ceci with two kids with allergies. One to gluten and a second child with dairy and treenuts. I had made a note in my reservation and as soon as we walked in, they knew exactly who we were. They assured me of the preparation of the foods to minimize cross contamination. The food was delicious and service exceptional. Will definitely return. Thank you for taking good care of us.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Delicious food, nice atmosphere, great service. Definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Perfect for lunch before our Broadway show. My daughter and I both had personal pizzas...Bianca and Margherita. Both were very good and prices were reasonable.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

This was a lovely meal of Italian food. We enjoyed a good salad, vegetable risotto and veal marsala. The entire experience was very good. Ceci is located near 6th avenue. This is an easy walk to the theater district.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We wanted a place that was quiet with uncomplicated food for a post Broadway show meal for 11 people . We got great service , good food and an unhurried environment. What we wanted and were very pleased

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

The fresh bread is served warm with crispy crust and is fantastic. The individual pizzas are quite good with fresh mozzarella. Pasta dishes were ok not good. The Alfredo and carbonara sauces were just not well seasoned cream, the latter with some common bacon. Added salt and cheese to eat it. The pasta was cooked fine just sauce lacked in taste so don’t recommend those dishes. Pasta portion is generous if your hungry.

Again the bread was delicious and warm! Service was attentive and fast.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Delicious food. Friendly service. Most of their desserts are not made in-house.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Goed eten, vriendelijk personeel en een leuke sfeer.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We visited Ceci based on the reviews we read and it did not disappoint. The service was great, food was delicious and wine paired with our meal was fabulous. We also ordered specialty drink off the cocktail menu, which was very tasty. Definitely will dine here again.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Came with my family, the food was great, service was nice but not completely attentive, dark lighting perfect for dates, but small so sounds bounce.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

I took a group of 9 business associates to Ceci for dinner. We were all staying just around the corner at the Royalton Hotel. We wanted some local Italian fare with a nice atmosphere in walking distance so we could enjoy some after-work conversation. Ceci was excellent for this event.

I had never dined at Ceci, so we relied on the reviews and photos of the restaurant to make our selection. I think the reviews were very accurate and the photo's did a good job of showing the ambiance of the place. We didn't want something that was uber dark but instead something that was nice and light.

I thought the meal was exceptional value for money. We had some appetizers for the table, a couple of bottles of nice red wine (recommended by the head server), some pre-dinner cocktails, and main meals all around off the menu. Total tab including gratuity was under $1,000, which is my benchmark for events like this. They had a pre-set menu which included a starter, main, and dessert which we didn't take up, but was even better value for money.

Service was solid. It was a Thursday evening, so perhaps not a very busy time, but we never lacked for attention.

My guess is that Ceci has a solid local clientele, based on my observations of some folks coming in and out throughout the evening. It is always nice to find a "local favorite" when in the City, and if I'm staying at the Royalton in the future, Ceci will be on my must stop locations.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food was absolutely wonderful and it was nice to get away from the insanity of Times Square. The service was a tiny bit slow, and I would definitely recommend reservations as the dining room is very small.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Loved everything, the food was outstanding, we shared a personal margarita pizza as an appetizer, perfect size! I had the pork osso bucco very tender and flavorful, my wife had the carbonara and she was very happy, the wine suggested was a perfect match! Enhanced the flavor! The service was very attentive! The waitress suggested the lava cake! It was great!

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Hadn't been in years, but will return, food was well
Prepared

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

I love this place! The only bad thing was that the menu didn’t specify that my entree came with a salad, so I ordered the same salad as an appetizer.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Variety of things for lunch, including a build your own salad. Appetizers were also big enough for aa lunch. Close to the theater, so I would go back.

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We came for a business lunch. One of our party was late in arriving but we had all of our food and were the door out in an hour. The food was excellent and the service was just as good.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Nice quaint little restaurant. We went to eat dinner before a show. The food was excellent and the service was fair. The waitress was busy with other customers, when we asked for drinks she forgot us multiple times. They need more help, at least the night we were there.

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1.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food was amazing but the service was horrible. I finally called someone to the table and asked them if we could get a server since we had not been greeted and had been seated 20 minutes. I mean we had already had our water glasses filled multiple times before we saw someone to take our order. The waitress approached our table and said “your ready to order?” and though she did provide a small amount of assistance when we were we ordering she was short and rude throughout the whole process. Only after she put in our order, close to 30 minutes after our arrival, were we given a basket of bread. Our food came out fairly quickly and was absolutely amazing. Our party of four had the seafood salad, pasta carbonara, pasta and meatballs, and lasagna, all of which were truly amazing. Our server not once came back and checked on us or the food. After about 20 minutes of eating and enjoying our food, we stared to wait for the checks. Once we started having server assistants offer to pick out our plates, I walked up to the bar and had to request our checks, as she had not come back to the our table or even glanced our way for me to catch her eye and ask for the checks. I brought the checks back to the table and it then was close to 10 minutes before she came back and got them from us.

Overall, probably not worth a visit, there are better places I eat at with much better hospitality. Truly not sure how this restaurant has such high ratings, unless Ariana was just the one bad apple of a server.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Honeymoon shopping

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

It is a good value restaurant with great Italian food

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2.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Dissapointing. Food was bland. Service was ok but nothing to rave about. Not sure where all these great reviews came from.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day dinner

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We waited 45min+ for our food. People who came in after us received their food 15-20 minutes before we did. When food finally arrived, it was staggered, 5-10 min later for the last person in our party. Food was average.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food and service was like at a basic pizzeria, but the price was like an upscale restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great food and ambiance with reasonable prices for theatre district. Plan on going back!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Excellent food, service, location and overall Italian vibe.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Had my son's college celebration dinner here. Fabulous! And I was worried because I had never been here bedore

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We were celebrating mu daughters graduation, food was very good and the service was good as well. It was a nice atmosphere in the middle of NYC with average prices.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We got to the restaurant on time for our reservation, we waited at the hostess booth with servers and staff walking by ignoring us for about 20 minutes. Once they finally came over was when someone who was about 25 minutes late for their reservation and sat them before us. We waited another 10 minutes before a bar spot opened up and we just sat there. Food was so delicious!!! But I wouldn’t go back to put up with that horrible service. There are other great places in NYC with equally good food and less horrible service.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Dinner before a broadway show. The exterior is unassuming, but the food is fantastic and service very good. Price for the portion was a bit high but overall we had a great time!

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Pre-play dinner. Friendly waitstaff. We split a Caesar salad and had the lasagna and lamb chops. We finished with tiramisu and cappuccinos. Food was good, restaurant is cozy and a nice reprieve from the crazy Times Square crowd. Let the waiter know we had to make a play and they accommodated accordingly. Well return next time we are seeing a show. Prices were very reasonable.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Very knowledgable about gluten-free options. Good food, good atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Food was delicious and the prices were good for NYC. I would go again.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Good food. Wide variety of gluten-free options (apps, entrees), including a delicious GF dinner roll.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. They were very accommodating.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

It’s very average restaurant, nothing there to recommend

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

We were visiting for the weekend. Found this restaurant online and it had great reviews. The food was delicious as was the wine we chose to have with it. The noise was a bit loud and the service was very good.

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