Il Valentino Osteria

3.9
36 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for Groups

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About

We welcome you at our newly-opened Tuscan eatery located in the Sutton Place neighborhood on Manhattan's Upper East Side, at the corner of 59th st and 1st Ave. Our consultant Chef Erminio Conte is crafting a menu of delicious Tuscan delicacies. In the back of our main dining room lies the restaurant's greatest gem-its brick oven. Visible at all corners of the space, each day we bake our breads and pizzas for signature dishes, including our signature Truffle Pizza with Fresh black truffle, fontina cheese, ricotta, home-made fresh mozzarella and truffle oil.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday & Monday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 784-0800
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lauro Sucuz and Consultant chef Erminio Conte
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Private party facilities
IL Valentino brings affordable destination dinning to fashionable Sutton Place. Whether you are planning an intimate wedding, rehearsal dinner, graduation party, celebrating birthday or having a corporate event, we look forward to making your party the most memorable dinning experience.
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Private party contact
Aida Lekic: (844) 294-2961
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Catering
Whether it's a wedding reception, business meeting, or party, let IL Valentino handle your next event. We offer delicious dishes and excellent service and will make your party the most memorable and enjoyable experience.
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Cross street
59th St
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Parking details
24-hour parking lot located near the restaurant.
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Public transit
6 Train 59th Street Stop
Q Train to Lexington Ave
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
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3.9
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3.7
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DV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fantastic, service top notch. True Italian cuisine.

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DT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great time.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and amazing service. A gem in the neighborhood.

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GU
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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f
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Pretty average but a good value.

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GI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious meal!

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M
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so very delicious and tge waiter was excellent! Will be back any chance I can!

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NY
New York Area
199 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the brick oven pizza and several if the appetizers. My fave is the squid ink pasta with shrimp and mushrooms

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l
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a good meal. Enjoyed the lasagne and the chicken parm. Lovely service and our favorite Italian in the neighborhood.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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l
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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.

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DR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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g
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

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..

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Totally mediocre food. Won't be back.
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You're reqiring more characters? Ok, it was still totally mediocre. Is that enough characters?

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Reasonable prices on small plates.

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NY
New York Area
199 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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LL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2016
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

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.

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The service was VERY slow and when the food came out it was cold. Too expensive and would not recommend.

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

This was my first visit and also my last. Disappointing food and service, overpriced wine.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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".

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g
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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r
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

though I did not like all the things I ordered some were excellent . Try anything on the pizza menu and the tortalleni was great.

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j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

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l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and attentive service!!! Extremely satisfied! Will be back for sure!

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P
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely experience being met by the lovely manager Sylvia to cater to the needs of our party I will return

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JA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
New York Area
227 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A welcome addition to the neighborhood. Casual, yet very good food... warm, welcoming service. Heartily recommend..

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A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Menu has something for everybody. Eggs, pizza, soups, salads, pasta etc,. Etc,.

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