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About DEGREZIA RESTAURANT

Since 1987, DEGREZIA RESTAURANT has specialized in sumptuous portions of top-quality food cooked and prepared to perfection. An extensive wine list is available from very moderate to very expensive. Your hands-on proprietor, Joseph DeGrezia, insures your complete satisfaction.

231 E 50th Street
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 750-5354

Website:
http://www.degreziaristorante.com/

Public Transit:
6 train to 51st Street and E & V trains to Lexington Ave/53rd Street.

Executive Chef:
Vincenzo Vigliotti

Additional:
Banquet, Chef's Table, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

DeGrezia is a fine dining Italian restaurant located in midtown east , with 4 - private rooms. Rooms are perfect for all types of parties business luncheons, business dinners, retirement parties, wedding, showers,christenings, birthdays, anniversaries , Xmas parties and etc.

DEGREZIA RESTAURANT Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Special Occasion (9)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Authentic (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Romantic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Casual (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was outstanding until they brought our dinners and my filet mignon with foil gras looked amazing but my husbands rabbit he ordered came as mixed seafood over pasta. We told the server and they took both away. We ended up with the correct entrees but then we were ignored for the rest of our meal. I alerted our server of my distaste for this service on our way out. Again food ambiance and service to start was unbelievable. Just sad we were ignored after a mistake made by the gentleman that took the order.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went to DeGrezia to celebrate my husband's birthday. We don't live far but frankly had never tried the spot. The decor is old world and the food was ok but everything else would assure that we would never return. It's not inexpensive and the service was just awful. I am not sure they had enough staff to take care of the patrons. Our waiter was nice enough taking our order but we really never saw him again. No one asked us about more drinks, how was dinner,and unforgivably no one asked us about coffee or dessert. Although the setting is nice we found the maitre D' about as personable as the wallpaper. I think the greeting, and how you are seated, set a tone when dining. There are far too many very good Italian restaurants in the area to ever need to go there again. Even though DeGrezia has been there for some time they obviously don't focus on the little things(and big things) that make the dining experience pleasurable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

excellent service, lovely old world ambiance, outstanding food and quiet!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

His used to be our favorite restaurant in the City. Food is still good, service was not. The head waiter rushed to take our order and did even take a wine order. Whole evening was rushed.

We miss the old staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

DeGrezia always has consistently good food and attentive service.
The pasta with lobster is ridiculously good, and they have one of the best grilled veal chops in the city.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Charming, pleasant, wonderful service and delicious food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Pretty restaurant below street level, beautiful ambiance and decor. Very large menu with tons of pasta option, antipastas fish, seafood and meat. Large wine list with prices and grapes for every palate. Caesar and a small green tossed were ordered, very fresh cold salad with house made dressing. The entrees ordered were capellini with lobster meat, and a wheat pasta with egg plant in a red sauce. Both were prepared perfectly and were very tasty. Had a $60 bottle of wine (Italian) that was very good. Although full we opted for a cannoli and cappuccinos.

The service was a bit pretentious. I reserved the restaurant based on their on line menu, however when I requested zabaglione, I was told that they no longer prepare it as it has fallen"out of fashion" and hadn't prepared it since 94. When I mentioned I brought it up based on their website and told the somewhat abrupt waiter that perhaps their website person was "out of fashion". I got a sarcastic laugh.

Go for the food and ambiance and ignore the pretentious wait staff.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We’ve been there before but service was off. They forgot the broccoli raabe that one person ordered and after we reminded them they brought it without the pasta they suggested come with it. They were not very attentive. Compared to our last visit we were disappointed. Seems like they were inconvenienced by our dining there.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Why bother. I know it’s just lunch, but you could do better.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Had a wonderful meal at DeGrezia celebrating a birthday. Caesar salad and pasta first course were fantastic. Highly recommend dining here.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The food and service were terrific. We really enjoyed our meal. I would highly recommend for folks looking for good traditional Italian.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 3, 2017

consistently outstanding - inventive specials but the "regular" dishes always great

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The waiter was rude and dishonest. We asked for well vodka and he claimed they did not have any. When the bill arrived we were charged for top of the line vodka. I questioned the charge and he said that was it. The manager came and said next time but there will be no next time. Expensive. Not worth the value

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This was our second time and it’s our favorite place in NYC. We will always come here when in town!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The service was awkward. We had to ask if we could order wine or have a drink, but once they got rolling it was fine. The food was good and it was actually nice to be in at a less lofty, but comfortable spot for dinner. Food was very good. It's a friendly spot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My wife and I were in Italy this month and longing for authentic Italian food in New York. The fresh branzino was spectacular, the homemade pasta was cooked to perfection, and the appetizers reminded us of some of the best we had in Italy. The staff was very professional and friendly. Degrezia Ristorante is the real thing!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

food mediocre at best...oversalted...service excellent....room quiet, but empty on a Saturday night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

DeGrezia offers a varied and well prepared menu of traditional Italian favorites, with ambinance and service to match the quality of the food. If you enjoy a civilized, relaxing, and satisfying dining experience, DeGrezia is an excellent choice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

DeGrezia is a charming, old world Italian restaurant that never fails to provide excellent, quality food and service. The veal special was delicious, the angel hair with lobster a winner. The bread is excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

My husband had the fettuccine bolognase which the pasta was like butter. If he could have licked his plate he would have, and I would have crawled under the table. I had the seafood risotto. I couldn't finish mine, but my husband polished it off. The shrimp were cooked perfectly. The clams were
Delicious I wish there was more, the calamari was soft and not chewie. We cannot wait to go back. The restaurant is a bit fancy inside. But we were casually dressed and we were comfortable. We dined after 9 pm
And it was quiet but there were other tables.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Count on Fabiano and his team to make your meal a special event. The food is consistently great and the service outstanding...professional, courteous but not intrusive. The team bends over backwards to accommodate your request. In fact, I saw a member of the team run to a nearby spot to get a special dessert a guest asked for. The team does a great job of recommending wines that are within your budget and be sure to ask Fabiano what he recommends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Let me start by saying we have visited DeGrezia over twenty times in the past twelve years. It has been one of our all-time favorite restaurants in Manhattan. This particular evening was a disappointment. We had reservations and the restaurant was not very busy. Still, they insisted on seating us directly next to another couple, despite the myriad of empty tables that would have afforded us more comfort and privacy. Not one individual remembered us from past visits (a first but not a big deal) and we did not recognize anyone except the table captain. The food (branzino for me and veal for my wife) was mediocre and I am grading on a curve simply due to the many evenings of wonderful fare. Might I add, these are not "mediocre" prices. The service was okay - no real problems just great lags between visits. As a result of the seating, food and service, we will try something new next time we are in Manhattan for a nice Italian dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Excellent Northern Italian cuisine and service! Set in a town house in a very warm and cozy setting in midtown east. Old world charm! I highly recommend but be prepared to spend $$$$,

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Second time we are there, and every course
Each of the 4 of us had was delicious.
Best barrage we have had, great soft shel crabs, too.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Have been here several times and recommended it to friends. I enjoy the quiet atmosphere and the food is always delicious and beautifully presented.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Recently ate there over the weekend with a party of 8. We had excellent service with knowledgeable waitstaff. They were attentive without being overbearing. The food was very good. We tried a few of the appetizers (lamb meatballs, borrata cheese and roasted vegetables). Everyone liked their entrees from carbonara, to gnocchi, to the specials of the day. We all shared desserts and the tiramisu was phenomenal. All around, a great choice.

The only drawback for us was that it was a little dark. We felt like we had to get our flashlights out to properly read the menus. I'd highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Food was very good. Bolognese excellent. Wine was a bit overpriced for the quality/value. Food pricing is NYC expected. Nice ambience. Service was superb yet friendly. I recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Wonderful dining experience! Will definitely return. Very accommodating & everyone at our table loved their menu choice from the salmon to pasta!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Great dinner, excellent wine list, exceptional service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Ambiance and service were great. Very quite--a terrific plus. I tasted a friend's veal and should have ordered that as my linguini with clams dish was so, so.

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

I chose this restaurant for my daughter's college graduation, based on reviews, and the choice couldn't have been better. The service was top-notch, the food was outstanding, prices fair. I had a party of 8. The number of people in my group changed a few times, and the staff was very accommodating. DeGrezia offered the perfect special and intimate experience for us. To the staff of DeGrezia, thank you! I can't wait to come back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Excellent daily specials and the Best Seafood Risotto in NYC!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 8, 2017

After over two dozen meals I am convinced that this is the finest Resturant in NYC.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Degrezia never disappoints. Consistently good food and service. I've entertained quite a few clients for dinner there. They are always impressed and make note to come back on their own.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

This is a wonderful and reliable spot in East Midtown. It has become my go to lunch place, with excellent food and quiet conversation, for a business lunch. If you're in a hurry they can accommodate you if you want to linger they can accommodate you. Traditional Italian food with a focus on fresh seasonal ingredients. The pastas are made in house, the fish always fresh and the wine list superb across the board from style to price. One of the great specialties is a seafood salad which can be eaten as an appetizer or main course. It is plentiful, fresh , light and delicious. In late summer when tomatoes are at their peak have the burrata salad. Highly recommended!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Healthy
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Arriving from Scotland, UK, I have to be as fair as possible. The value for money seemed ATROCIOUS at first - until I wakened up to the fact that the value for ALL New York eating is very seriously bad for all citizens of the UK. Otherwise this was as good an eating place as others in the region.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Our second visit to Degrezia and loved it again. We ordered the mushroom ravioli and risotto. The cannoli is an excellent dessert choice. The service is always firt class! We will definitely be back. Thank you!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2017

There were six of us. We had a large, spacious round table, as requested, and received professional, courteous service. The food was outstanding. Everyone loved their appetizers, salads and angel hair with lobster, and the main courses were excellent. Two of us had dover sole, which although on the pricey side at $70, was light and delicious. My husband enjoyed his veal chop. They brought out a desert with a candle in it for our birthday girl, and sang happy birthday, which was appreciated. They assigned the 20% tip on everything, including two bottles of wine, which is not the norm, but the service was exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Amazing, authentic, romantic, perfection!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Excellent food and service.bthis was my second time there. Will go back again

Tags: Notable Wine List
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