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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in West New York

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A photo of Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(27867)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Theater District
Booked 381 times today
Carmine's on 44th Street in NYC is renowned for its outstanding Italian cuisine. Customers frequently rave about the 'real Italian food' and its 'surprisingly delicious' flavours, describing it as 'simply the best'. Reviewers laud Carmine's for the traditional family-style Italian dining experience, with 'big and tasty dishes' that are 'perfect to share'. The Penne alla Vodka is specifically highlighted as 'delicious and flavourful'. The wine list is no less impressive with a vast selection of Italian wines like Sangiovese, Chianti Classico, and Amarone della Valpolicella. The bustling atmosphere, friendly service, and huge portion sizes add to the quintessential New York dining experience. According to many of the satisfied visitors, no visit to NYC would be complete without a meal at Carmine's.
A photo of Aunt Jake's Pasta Experience restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(398)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Upper East Side
Booked 30 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 Il Fiorista restaurant
4.5
Awesome(141)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • NoMad
Booked 20 times today
Located in the heart of New York City, Il Fiorista is praised for its exceptional contemporary Italian cuisine. The menu is applauded for its unique blend of traditional Italian flavors infused with floral notes, creating a dining experience that is both refreshing and memorable. The reviewers repeatedly admire the restaurant for its "excellent" and "very good" service, indicating its dedication to a fine dining experience. The ambiance is described as "beautiful", "light" and "airy", contributing to the restaurant's overall appeal. Not only does the food impress, but the drinks, especially the cocktails and espresso martinis, are highly praised as well. Despite the bustling location, reviewers note that Il Fiorista maintains a comfortable dining atmosphere, free from excessive noise and crowding. It's not surprising that it has become a favorite spot for special occasions and celebrations. The freshness, preparation, and thoughtfulness in portion control, as one reviewer puts it, truly underscore the overall quality of Il Fiorista's culinary offerings.
A photo of Cecconi's at The Ned NoMad restaurant
4.5
Awesome(273)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • NoMad
Booked 49 times today
Cecconi's at The Ned NoMad is renowned for its exceptional contemporary Italian cuisine. The restaurant has been consistently praised by diners for its high-quality food, excellent service, and inviting ambiance. Quotes from reviews reveal a delightful culinary journey, with patrons remarking on the "delicious food", "wonderful ambiance", and "perfect service". A standout menu recommendation includes the Branzino, calamari and Cacio e pepe. Whether you're part of a large group or dining solo, the restaurant caters for varying needs. The passionate team at Cecconi's not only execute a beautiful menu but also provide an unforgettable dining experience. This, along with its menu, makes it a prime destination for true Italian food aficionados.
A photo of Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC restaurant
4.5
Awesome(8218)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Upper West Side
Booked 83 times today
Carmine's - 91st Street - in NYC is an exceptional example of fine Italian cuisine. This restaurant offers a diverse array of dishes from Steak to Seafood, and Desserts to Drinks, encompassing the very essence of Italian flavor. As per reviews, the restaurant is commended for its "great food, great employees, great atmosphere" and the "authentic Italian food" served in family style. The Lasagna is deemed as the best, with the eggplant parmigiana being so good, it's referred to as food made by angels. Another fan-favorite is the world-class Carbonara. With the consistency in service, taste, and portions, Carmine's has been praised as "outstanding" and "the best Italian in NYC."
A photo of Piccola Cucina Uptown restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1839)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Upper East Side
Booked 100 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 Stella 34 Trattoria restaurant
4.2
Awesome(3372)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Midtown West
Booked 20 times today
Stella 34 Trattoria provides an excellent blend of traditional Italian dishes with creative touches that make it stand out. Situated on the 6th floor of Macy's Herald Square, this restaurant surprises customers with its high-quality cuisine and warm ambiance. The reviews speak volumes - customers rave about the "excellent service and food," with a particularly fantastic review for the chicken milanese, described as a regular's ‘go to’ for lunch. Pasta dishes are also frequently highlighted, with one party ordering every pasta on the menu and finding them "all fantastic!" The view of the city and the elegant atmosphere further enhance the dining experience at Stella 34 Trattoria, proving it to be a hidden gem of Italian cuisine.
A photo of Cucina 8 1/2 restaurant
4.4
Awesome(625)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Midtown West
Booked 10 times today
Cucina 8 1/2 is an acclaimed Italian restaurant situated in NYC, known for its remarkable service, authentic Italian flavors, and aesthetic ambiance. The staff is hailed for their attentiveness, making every occasion special, from birthdays to anniversaries, with a variety of gourmet Italian dishes starring on the menu. Customers have particularly praised the "meatballs with extra cheese" and "special burrata with caviar." Their selection of wines is also a highlight, featuring some of the most beloved Italian varieties. Despite the occasional lively kitchen, Cucina 8 1/2 transports its customers to Italy, with an Italian customer stating, "it's like going back home and seating at the table of the most prestigious Italian Restaurants."
A photo of Sogno Toscano restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(63)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • West Village
Booked 25 times today
Sogno Toscano is a gem of authentic Italian cuisine tucked away in the West Village. Its reputation for delectable sandwiches made with superior ingredients has been acknowledged by customers, one of whom called the La Bufalina sandwich "the best cold cut sandwich in the states". Visitors also appreciate the "quaint" atmosphere and "friendly" staff, describing the experience as a real "Italian meal without the anticipated heavy pasta and sauce". Whether for lunch, dinner or brunch, Sogno Toscano consistently offers "fresh and delicious" food and excellent service, making it a top choice for folks yearning for a taste of Italy.
A photo of Mama Mia - 44sw restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1173)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Hell's Kitchen
Booked 17 times today
Nestled in the heart of Hell's Kitchen, New York City, Mama Mia - 44sw stands out as a favorite Italian restaurant amongst locals and visitors. Renowned for its tantalizing and varied menu offering such as 'Pizza 44', 'Shrimp Toscana', 'Chicken 44' and 'Fettuccine Champignon', and the celebrated 'Homemade Tiramisu' for dessert. Patrons consistently rave about the excellent service, live music, and romantic lighting. Most notably, a review lauded Mama Mia - 44sw for offering "great authentic Italian foods served in traditional style" while others dub it as "the best Italian in Hell's Kitchen." Mama Mia - 44sw has not only created a classic Italian culinary experience but a sense of community and familiarity where "the staff, Angelo and Victor were extremely friendly and welcoming."
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