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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ecco and look forward to the restaurant’s new venue wherever it may be!

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vipRoger
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today is the last day Ecco will be open as its closing having lost its lease. This ends an era of dining with absolute consistency of great food, service and a neighborhood gem!
This is truly disappointing as I cannot think of a comparable restaurant in lower Manhattan!
Thank you to Ray and the staff for the many years of our dining in your restaurant.
RAL

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place table next to kitchen diminished the experience

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GregR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with great food and service -- a shame that they must move location, but we look forward to their re-opening!

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vipRoger
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and excellent service so sorry it’s closing on 12/31/19
The restaurant and staff will be missed after patronizing for over 20 years!

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Tigger
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Christmas vibe, couples and families. Great way to bring in Christmas.

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LisaW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad this cherished institution is shuttering its doors

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sorry to see Ecco close. Have been a patron over the years almost since the beginning. Now that we actually live in the neighborhood it is especially sad to see the end of an era. Hopefully, there will be a rebirth in the neighborhood before too long.

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vipSkipper
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ecco Ecco don't go!!!!! Rumor is you will be soon replaced; we can't live without you. If your beautiful 19th c. space for calamari fra diavolo on Chambers Street turns into a serafina-style vacancy of the heart, we will be so disappointed. You shall be missed.

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vipRoger
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service too bad it is being forced to close after lease termination!

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BarryO
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful but it was particularly crowded and quite loud.

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1529
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to New York every 3 years and always make time to eat here. It never disappoints. It has the feel of a neighborhood place with top notch service. The food is to die for. We’re always excited to get there and sad to leave. We look forward to our next visit.

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vipJayS
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going here for years. Gonna miss this wonderfully perfect establishment!

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SheilaR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I really hate to wrote this because this is a beloved neighborhood place, but I was very disappointed with my meal - rigatoni. I asked the very nice waiter to ask the chef that the macaroni be al dente but it arrived overcooked.
I am Italian, born and bred with real Italian food and this wasn't it. The sauce was watery and tasteless.
Like I said, I am sorry to write this. I hope it was an anomaly. I wish this restaurant well. I am happy to have it as my neighbor.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I were in NY and needed a place close enough to walk to from the 911 Memorial. The restaurant was warm and inviting. The service was great and the food was amazing. Love it .

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service! We go every time we are in NYC!

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vipRoger
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ecco is fantastic and has been the reliable consistently best ITALIAN restaurant in lower Manhattan for years. We just learned that it will be closing at the end of the month, having lost its lease to Grey Dog to be opening early next year. This is a real disappointment , I hope they find another location close by. I will greatly miss the food, professional staff and management. I will definitely boycott Grey Dog ! Why don’t they seek an alternate location.

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vipStageDirector
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience1

Food and service excellent. But the “Energetic” noise level was a deal breaker. We were with out of town friends we hadn’t seen in four years, we love them and had much catching up to do. It was impossible with the noise level, which was made worse by canned Christmas music. We gave up trying to talk and cut out before dessert, coffee and cognac, to go to a quieter place, where we all heaved a huge sigh of relief. Sorry Ecco, we won’t return unless we read that some acoustical improvements have been made.

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vipplectical
Orange County
117 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance.

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EDWARDO
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff & food

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vipKandK
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best veal Parm I have had in a long time. This place is very much “old nyc” which is great. It gets loud, but that’s part of the charm. Great service.

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Dusty
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit to Ecco is wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!!!

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vipAinsy
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

One of the best Italian restaurants in Manhattan. Best veal ever. Try the stew!

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Toppcat
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in Manhattan-always a fabulous meal and service!

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MaryM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I take everyone to Ecco when they come in from out of town. I’ve never had a bad meal there and the service and staff are top shelf. I’d recommend it to anyone.

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MaureenG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Would definitely return. Service was exemplary and food was outstanding.

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RobertC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambience are outstanding. Really excellent restaurant with a great New York history. A little pricey but worth the money.

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Juan
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Accidental find and boy, did we luck out. Food was awesome and we had just returned from Italy. Thought we were back. Service was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food were good as always. The service was good. The waiter was funny and he gave us dessert due to we go there every time when we visit New York

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vipRBrownstone
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. And service — especially by Louis — was amazing !!!

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mece
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Family reunion. Great atmosphere and service. Food was very good. Huge portions!

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denesem
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding service. Will be going back for sure!

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vipMaryS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very nice. Old school, high end red sauce. Wonderful authentic interior.

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GordonF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A piece of history. Much of the restaurant and Bar are 19th Century. Some carefully preserved. White table cloth, waiters in uniforms with ties, bartender white shirt, tie, fills the part.
Specials each day, pre fixed mid week lunch 3 course $28 in Manhattan! We would go again.

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Toppcat
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best, the fish and veal cannot be beat. Reasonable wine prices are just an added extra!

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RobertP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, attentive service and overalls pleasant dining experience.

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vipElisaC
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Food is terrific. The best veal chop in the city! Had it prepared “Marsala” - even better!

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vipRoger
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service consistently

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JeremyS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ecco remains some of the best Italian fare in NYC. Ecco is the ideal combination of "red sauce joint" and a fine dining experience. 20 years ago, there were few places to eat this well in the Financial District. Now there are, and I still choose Ecco. Excellent wine selection, generously poured cocktails, and specials that are truly special (we just had the dover sole, which was excellent, but the lamb osso buco is surely the winner). Menu staples include an outstanding bone-in veal chop (cotoletta) alla parmigiana, pasta dishes, and steaks. Old world service and attention to detail make Ecco an authentic dining experience. Plus there's cannoli.

FAQs

Permanently Closed - Ecco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 227-7074.

Permanently Closed - Ecco is rated 4.7 stars by 563 OpenTable diners.