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Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
Sunday & Monday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Q Train to Lexington Ave
Food is fantastic, service top notch. True Italian cuisine.
Delicious food and amazing service. A gem in the neighborhood.
Our relatives from California came with us. Couple and two teenagers. One ordered pizza and the rest of us ordered different pasta dishes. All very good. Black pasta especially good. We also liked the octopus appetizer.
very nice evening.
Pretty average but a good value.
Food was so very delicious and tge waiter was excellent! Will be back any chance I can!
Love the brick oven pizza and several if the appetizers. My fave is the squid ink pasta with shrimp and mushrooms
Always a good meal. Enjoyed the lasagne and the chicken parm. Lovely service and our favorite Italian in the neighborhood.
Really nice place. Waiter was highly attentive. Food was very good. The waiter asked if we preferred still or sparkling water, never indicating it was bottlled, i.e., extra cost water. I surely can afford the 7 bucks, but felt "taken" by this cheap maneuver. I recommend the food, service and especially the music, but order the tap water.
This is such a great neighborhood gem. Good food and wine list. The daily lasagna specials are always good as are all the pastas and the pizza. The service is excellent, attentive but not overbearing. Try the desserts.
We come here for a quiet weeknight dinner and also for dinner with friends.
Generally a very pleasant place to have a simple Italian type meal. atmosphere clean and stripped down modern in feeling. Chicken soup and pasta dishes outstanding.
The food was good but I felt the portions were not worthy of the price on the menu. On a Friday night it was expected to be busy but they seemed short staffed and unable to keep up with everyone simultaneously. With so many great Italian restaurants in the city nothing about this one particularly stood out.
It was a snowy night, so quiet in the restaurant and we were able to have a long pleasant conversation, while eating very nice casual Italian food.
Did no exp ct much... went for convenience sake. We were pleasantly surprised!! Food very good...? Service need help, however the 2 wait staff were very sweet, & tried to be accommodating. Would recommend it..
The food was pretty good. Beet salad, shared 2 different pizzas with my companion. Service was very odd. Brought the wrong salads. Asked 3 times which pizza I wanted though I had said it, pointed to it and he repeated it back to me. Kept asking do we want more coffee, rather than just bringing the pot. Asked if we wanted to take slices home when we had not even finished eating. Staff needs retraining. Will not be returning despite convenient location in my neighborhood.
Totally mediocre food. Won't be back.
You're reqiring more characters? Ok, it was still totally mediocre. Is that enough characters?
Excellent food and service. Reasonable prices on small plates.
The menu is full of fresh delicious options - the mini meatballs and beet salad are 2 of my favs - I haven't had the pizza yet but looking forward since made in a wood burning oven
We ordered horderves and pizza. Our eggplant parmesan came out barely hot, we sent it back and still wasn't hot when we got it back, just a little warm. We had checked to make sure what was on the pizza we ordered, and thought that would be good. However, when our pizza arrived, there was no sauce, just cheese and cherry tomatoes. It was very very bland. I was very disappointed in our meal, and won't go back. Sorry.
The service was VERY slow and when the food came out it was cold. Too expensive and would not recommend.
This was my first visit and also my last. Disappointing food and service, overpriced wine.
Pro: The pasta dishes were very good.
Con: The $29 "striped bass" I was served was a thin filet of the entire fish, about 8 inches long. The minimum size for keeping a caught striped bass is 28 inches, almost 2.5 feet, thus a real (or legal) striped bass entree is not the whole fish but a small thick piece of the fish. We brought this to the restaurant's attention. They offered to swap the dish but given time constraints and not wanting to wait, ended up charging me the $29 for the "striped bass".
We were very upset when we arrived and noticed that they had the "C" rating hidden behind the menu so no one would see this awful grade. The waitress was sweet but they had her bartending and waiting on the whole restaurant. Even though it wasn't busy it is still a lot. When we called the hostess over to ask where half of the food was ( all of the pasta dishes) while half the table had their pizzas she went to ask the owner but she really couldn't be bothered. She never helped out, even when we tried to give her some dirty plates, she just turned away and walked off. The owner was rude to his staff and not very accommodating when he saw how unhappy we were. We had a spill or two because we were a table of 12 and when they put the tables next each other they didn't line up so red wine everywhere! Did anyone come help cleanup, of course not. When we wide the table our napkins were black!!!
Overall awful meal and I felt for this poor waitress who was expected to do all, the owner did not lift a finger to help but had no problem being rude to her.
Everything was great
My husband and I went here for dinner the other night and found the food to be decent, but the service wasn't great. The restaurant was pretty empty- only about 6 other tables. Yet it took about 15 minutes just to take our order, we had to ask at least 5 times to fill up out water and the food was just average. We weren't expecting fine dining-- but definitely your average nyc restaurant and didn't quite get that here.
A group of us went there for brunch on Sunday. We had plenty of room and the menu looked great. The downside was the service. While everyone was very nice, it was very slow.
It took a while for someone to take our order and a long time to get our food. One of our friends was heading out to JFK and we ended up rushing to finish our food so we could get her out to the airport on time.
though I did not like all the things I ordered some were excellent . Try anything on the pizza menu and the tortalleni was great.
Overall, everything was perfectly fine. We didn't have any issues. Nothing was outstanding...food, ambience, etc. It's a good neighborhood place do go but not worth traveling for.
It was adequate all around. The owner was pleasant. But the atmosphere was that of a take out place and they still charged more than $20.00 a plate. The service was rushed and the table was placed in the middle of the room so my boyfriend was knocked in the head. I understand the restaurant is new to the area and I certainly don't want to see it fail but the food quality and ambience has to be worked on in order for it to do well.
Delicious food and attentive service!!! Extremely satisfied! Will be back for sure!
We got there a few minutes before our reservation but, were seated immediately because no one was in the restaurant but, us and three staff. No one else came in while we were there. The ambiance was great, needless to say quiet (which I very much prefer), perfect size, nice décor, upscale but, not pretentious, good wine list. My husband's Caesar salad was good, the bread and sun dried tomato dipping oil was delicious as were the thin crust pizza's we had as an entrée. Hope they can make it - we would go back again.
A lovely experience being met by the lovely manager Sylvia to cater to the needs of our party I will return
I enjoyed the four cheese pizza, the eggplant parm appetizer, and the wine. I particularly liked each one very much!
We also ordered a grilled octopus appetizer and that was not good. The octopus were small and looked like they came from some frozen box. I would recommend getting a bigger octopus and giving customers pieces of it to maintain the price point.
A welcome addition to the neighborhood. Casual, yet very good food... warm, welcoming service. Heartily recommend..
Menu has something for everybody. Eggs, pizza, soups, salads, pasta etc,. Etc,.