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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Whitestone


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A photo of Aunt Jake's Pasta Experience restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Upper East Side
Booked 27 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 Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Theater District
Booked 460 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 Piccola Cucina Uptown restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Upper East Side
Booked 95 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 Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Upper West Side
Booked 78 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 Umberto's of New Hyde Park - Original restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • New Hyde Park
Booked 6 times today
Umberto's of New Hyde Park - Original is a renowned restaurant, renowned for its delectable Italian cuisine. It is a local hotspot that patrons keep coming back to for more of their delicious food. The restaurant has earned rave reviews for its quality service, enticing ambiance, and of course, the authentic Italian dishes it serves. As a quote from a review says, "Umberto's is my go-to place when I want Italian food", and it seems this sentiment is echoed by many. They offer a range of traditional Italian selections, from the perfect pasta dishes to the finest grandma's pizza. The dining experience at Umberto's isn't just about the food; it's about the friendly atmosphere, the engaging staff, and the feeling of being part of a warm Italian family. Hence, Umberto's of New Hyde Park - Original is an epitome of good Italian cuisine.
A photo of Roberto's Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Belmont
Roberto's Restaurant, nestled in the heart of the Bronx's Little Italy, is synonymous with exceptional Italian cuisine in New York City. A favorite among locals for almost five decades, Roberto's has been praised as "the best Italian restaurant around", with food and service that are consistently regarded as "truly outstanding". Many connoisseurs go so far as to place it among the top Italian establishments in the city, if not the entire country. The authenticity and quality of its dishes are frequently contrasted with Italian food outside of Italy, with some patrons considering Roberto's offerings superior. Roberto himself often mingles with diners, ensuring a memorable dining experience. The staff's professionalism and warmth have also been commended, enhancing the overall exceptional culinary journey.
A photo of Siena Cafe restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Upper East Side
Booked 6 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 Stella 34 Trattoria restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Midtown West
Booked 25 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 83 1/2 restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Upper East Side
Booked 12 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 Valbella At The Park restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Midtown West
Booked 27 times today
Valbella At The Park is a stellar destination for sumptuous Italian cuisine. Customers gush over the "Excellent food" and "best service in town," praising everything from the foie gras ravioli to the diverse variety of specials. The restaurant's ambiance is also held in high regard, with patrons highlighting the beautiful views, stylish interior and relaxing rooftop deck for pre-dining cocktails. Wine lovers are in for a treat with the restaurant's extensive selection, controlled at perfect temperatures, and the knowledgeable sommelier ready to guide through the choices. Based on reviews, it looks like Valbella At The Park provides not only an extraordinary meal but also an unforgettable dining experience.
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