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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in East Elmhurst


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A photo of Aunt Jake's Pasta Experience restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Upper East Side
Booked 29 times today
Aunt Jake's Pasta Experience is a gem for Contemporary Italian cuisine, as indicated by numerous glowing reviews. The restaurant offers a unique blend of interactive education and fabulous dining, providing an engaging and enjoyable experience that extends beyond the simple act of eating. As customers often remark, the pasta-making class is a fun experience, with friendly and knowledgeable instructors. They ensure visitors not only learn how to make a variety of pasta shapes but also immerse in the richness of Italian cuisine. Following the hands-on lesson, guests are treated to an exceptional meal. Reviews laud the food for its amazing taste and generous portions, some even asserting that Aunt Jake's is superior to any Italian restaurant in New York City. Whether you're looking for a unique date night, a memorable birthday celebration, or simply a delightful culinary adventure, Aunt Jake's Pasta Experience comes highly recommended.
A photo of Piccola Cucina Uptown restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Upper East Side
Booked 90 times today
Piccola Cucina Uptown is renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine, consistently garnering high praises from patrons who laud it as one of the best Italian restaurants in town. The diners particularly appreciate the warm hospitality, efficient and friendly service, and the casual, yet cozy ambience. The menu features a wide range of delectable offerings, including fresh, handmade pasta, high-quality seafood dishes, and creative salads. Past patrons rave about the restaurant's Italian wines, with numerous reviews complimenting their excellent selection. Moreover, the seafood crudo and delectable tiramisu have also been highlighted for their outstanding taste. From the reviews provided, it's evident that Piccola Cucina Uptown proudly delivers an immersive and enjoyable Italian dining experience, making it a must-visit destination for all food lovers.
A photo of Siena Cafe restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Upper East Side
Booked 13 times today
Siena Cafe, located in the upper east side, is celebrated for its outstanding Italian cuisine. The restaurant consistently impressed guests with its top-notch food and service, as reflected in multiple glowing reviews. Diners speak highly of its "fabulous food", "authentic Italian" dishes and "imaginative" takes on classic recipes. Homemade pasta is highlighted as a particular culinary delight. Regulars consider Siena Cafe their favorite local eatery, lauding its excellent service, relaxing ambience, and reasonable prices. Offering meals that are both superb and hearty, Siena Cafe provides a distinctly pleasing dining experience that invites a return visit.
A photo of 83 1/2 restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Upper East Side
Booked 8 times today
Located in the heart of the Upper East Side, 83 1/2 has been consistently praised as a neighborhood gem for its authentic Italian food. Customers rave about the delicately fried crispy baby artichokes, creative pastas, and the standout veal chop parmigiana, calling it singularly the best dish in the area. The generous portions and fresh, inventive items have marked 83 1/2 as one of the best Italian restaurants anywhere. The restaurant’s cozy interior, friendly staff, and relaxing setting also reflect an old-world Italian touch customers enjoy. Most importantly, 83 1/2 offers a comforting, high-quality dining experience that keeps patrons returning.
A photo of Il Postino restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Midtown East
Booked 8 times today
Il Postino is a standout Italian restaurant located in New York City. According to various reviews, patrons consider it to be one of the best Italian restaurants in the city, with some even claiming it's the best Italian establishment in the country. A favorite among the locals, it's lauded for its authentic cuisine, excellent and personalized service, and its captivating old-world ambiance. Reviews highlight that the staff's passion for their craft is evident, promising an exceptional dining experience every visit. With a versatile menu, patrons often recommend simply asking for what's good on the day and relishing in the surprise. Dishes such as the winter osso buco and the branzino cooked in a salt crust have been particularly memorable for diners. Each visit to Il Postino guarantees not just a meal but a remarkable Italian culinary experience.
A photo of Terrone restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Long Island City
Booked 15 times today
Terrone - Italian Farm to American Table. We look forward to serving you!
A photo of Enzo Bruni La Pizza Gourmet restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Upper East Side
Enzo Bruni La Pizza Gourmet sets the standard for authentic Italian cuisine in New York. Customers rave about its delicious pizza, with one comparing it to the pizza from their hometown, New York City. The restaurant garners high praise for its selection of impeccable ingredients and flavors. Dishes such as tiramisu and seafood pizza are highly appreciated, with one customer even stating it was the best seafood pizza he has ever had. Additionally, the restaurant is recognized for its excellent service, great music, and cozy ambiance, providing a genuine Italian experience. Enzo Bruni La Pizza Gourmet has successfully managed to please its customers, who express their desire to come back again and again.
A photo of Serafina Vino e Cucina 84th Street restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Upper East Side
Booked 12 times today
Serafina’s unique combination of a casual-cool setting, charming service, and its creative twist on homestyle Italian fare has kept both locals and a celebrity-studded clientele coming back for more. Quite simply, Serafina has become one of the world’s favorite restaurants."Where everyone feels at home"
A photo of Amata restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Midtown East
Booked 6 times today
Amata is a highly-regarded Italian restaurant, consistently receiving rave reviews from patrons who praise the establishment's offering of delicious and authentic Italian fare. Housed in a comfortable setting in New York City, guests laud its quiet ambiance that is perfect for romantic and business lunches alike. The restaurant's Chicken Parm is particularly lauded, and has been compared to the best dishes found in Italy. The service is frequently described as excellent, friendly, and attentive, marked by the personal touch of the owner who often checks in on customers. The atmosphere is uniquely Italian, enhanced by the open veranda and traditional Italian decor. Reviewers consistently recommend Amata, and it has become a favorite for many. The restaurant offers great value, producing beautifully prepared Italian classics that cater to a range of tastes.
A photo of Delizia 73 Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Upper East Side
Booked 1 time today
Delizia 73 Restaurant, nestled in the vibrant heart of the upper east side, is adored for consistently delivering exceptional Italian cuisine. As various reviews highlight, this gem has maintained an immaculate reputation for over 30 years, with many patrons becoming regulars, owing to the restaurant's exceptional food and service. Favorites among customers include the bread, pasta with butter sauce, stuffed mushrooms and white pizza. The establishment’s back dining room is renowned for its quaint ambiance, enhancing the dining experience. Moreover, the attentive and friendly staff, including a beloved waiter named Raoul, never fails to impress, making Delizia 73 a highly recommended locale for both special occasions and casual meals alike.
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