Emporio

4.8
385 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Emporio, a rustic Roman-style trattoria, managed by the same team responsible for the successful Aurora Brooklyn and Aurora Soho restaurants, has become another one of their dining destinations known for excellent food delivered in a relaxed and authentic setting.
Literally an Emporio, the restaurant will sell a superior selection of quality Italian provisions offering Italian and local cheesees, artisanal and house cured charcuterie, raw bar, fritti, wood-fired pizzas, home made pastas and traditional Roman entrees. The menu concept is far ranging and flexible, allowing clients to design a meal suitable for their palette and their price point. In addition to traditional dining service, other options include a glass of wine with antipasti, a family style meal at a communal table or a pizza and prosecco break. Emporio, which means “local grocery store” in Italian is offering authentic Roman cuisine with an international flair.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 385 people are saying
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vipDowntownDatePlace
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outside for lunch, a warmer beautiful day in Feb was great. All the food we samples was very good, and you could eat healthy here if you must but the Pizza and Calamari also looked very good on the other table!

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AnnieK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The service was okay, nothing special or great but nothing terrible. The food was just awful. Too salty to even eat

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The ambience and the attentions were just amazing. Great spot for having a date.

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CarmellaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing - love the service and food. Every dish is great. Plus, they always have great music (very underrated). Good ambiance - love the back room sun and the front bar.

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ChristineD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience. The food is fantastic and the service is wonderful! A+

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Shannon
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Was very warm for outdoor dining :) highly recommend

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Elizabeth
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Would absolutely dine there again. I recommend requesting to be seated in the back dining room where the sunroof is. Great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place in lower Manhattan. Done.

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vipChelseaS
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipNana
New York Area
215 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Emporio is a quaint restaurant with a welcoming and homey feel. The staff is super friendly and their outdoor seating is great if you want to catch views of the bustling city. The food was really good, especially their fluffy French toast and warm italian breakfast tea.
I love that they've gone electronic for payments as it is crucial these days with everything going on. I'd definitely go back and hopefully soon.

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vipdmtnyc
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food - great outdoor setting on a charming street

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vipNbbbbbbbb
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was fine. would eat again there again, just not running to go back. The apps were ok, the rigatoni was good

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KevinO
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful Saturday night dinner for two. Highly recommend the ravioli and anything with prosciutto.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emporio is always great! We went for late brunch on a Saturday and while there seemed to be a short wait for outdoor tables (it was a beautiful fall day), we had our pick of tables indoors - very well socially distanced from other diners. The food was excellent as always - I had the burrata pizza on gluten free crust (I’m not gf but I actually like their gf crust better than regular - it’s so good! Try it!) and my husband had the Apple French toast with a side order of bacon. He raves about it which is saying a lot, as he’s not a big eater. Service was attentive and polite. We trekked all the way down from the UES and will continue to do so regularly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone is always so on point at Emporio. Every time we dine we have an amazing experience and try different dishes and pizzas- all delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took reservation was closed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, service, drinks, ambience! Everything is great without being pretentious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Emporio is our go-to neighborhood restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food, service, and atmosphere! Love everything about Emporio! 10/10 would recommend

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vipAlexT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Currently seating is outside, but there is a perfect area for it right outside of the restaurant and a little blocked off area on the street. The burrata pizza is my absolute favorite. I know very few restaurants that do this, so I come to Emporio to treat myself. The wines are all exceptional and I get something new each time and always love it. Cacio e Pepe is also amazing, and you really can't go wrong with anything on this menu. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing dinner as usual. Emporio doesn’t disappoint!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, friendly staff & even better tiramisu and espresso martinis!

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vipGlennJ
London
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The meal was excellent as always. However, we were seated in the front room where the conversation volume bordered on deafening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was really sweet and accomodating

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing warm and friendly vibes. Food was really good too especially the burrata pizza.

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vipRutman
London
62 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There is a warm feel to the place that appealed to me. My server was helpful but he was running hard keeping up with a lot of tables. I ordered only the squid pasta with seafood that was delicious, as was the bread and olive oil. My only complaint were that the tables are so close together you must ask the adjoining table to move to get out.

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vipVijay168
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best Kale and Brussel Sprouts salad in town. The skylight in the back room is perfect for sunny lunches/brunches. Overall the food is superb and the kitchen staff extremely accommodating for unusual requests. For us it is a goto place in the neighborhood.

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KARLB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenally tasty, homey, and fundamentally enjoyable food. Easy recommendation to anybody wanting rustic italian.

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ColinW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emporio has to be some of the best Italian in the city. The corn meal pizza crust is to die for. 5 stars all around.

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BrandonL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I love Emporio. Every time I go, it is with the intent to ball out and spend lots. Despite this tradition, their front of house continually elects to stick myself and company at a table too small for our dinning experience. It happens constantly. The song and dance is the same, the wait staff scrambles to make room and has at times hinted that we order less. Its silly, but an issue I understand is likely limited only to myself

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vipstephenw
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been dining here for years. The food is always excellent. The menu is creative. The wines are fine. The service is excellent. The front room is cozy with the bar there. The larger back room is also great. Sometimes the pasta can be a bit drowned in sauce, although I had an excellent (not gloppy) carbonara a day ago.

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JessicaMella
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time!
Starting with the kale, brussels sprouts salad with pistachio pesto and a Burrata Pizza... Came really fast and we devoured both (DELICIOUS!)!
Than my dinner was from the kids menu since I'm vegetarian and just really wanted a plain pasta with red sauce... They were really accommodated about it ans no judgment on the kids choice =D
For Dessert we had a typical Tiramisu, a HUGE piece... we eat it all! (has sooooo good!)
Thank you for the wonderful time and dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing

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CatherineC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! Emporio is cozy and warm. A great place to meet a friend or a colleague for lunch.

MB
vipMargotBravi
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Nice and easy and the chicken salad was good, i wish the portion to go was a little bigger

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vipBarbaraS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We have been many times, have brought many friends & everyone loves. Great staff, food is delicious. Wonderful neighborhood find that I would go out of my way for.

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vipROBINL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My reservation was not entered as our having attended. There was an issue with my entree not having been entered. They did finally deliver my entree and kindly didn’t charge us for that.
We are regulars at Emporio. This was unusual - an off night. Usually it is a 5 star experience on all levels.

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vipjledet
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, courteous and effective service, was a bit loud for my taste.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emporio is always solid

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MariaG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Emporio is absolutely excellent. I love the atmosphere and the food tastes so authentic . It is a must that I go here when I visit nyc.

FAQs

Emporio does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Emporio also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 966-1234.

Emporio is rated 4.8 stars by 385 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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