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Italianissimo, New York, NY

Italianissimo

4.9
4.9
584 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
During this time we will not be open for dine-in service, but we will be offering take-out service. Please contact the restaurant for details.

The instant you walk into Italianissimo Ristorante, you are overcome with a feeling of romance. When you arrive, your hosts for the evening sits you at a table adorned with gorgeous fresh flowers that evoke a certain elegance and charm. The maitre d' presents to you the nightly specials that Chef Luigi Campoverde (who is no stranger to the Upper East Side, with stints at Il Nido, Il Monello and Portofino Grill) is about to prepare in the kitchen.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 628-8603
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Luigi Campoverde
  • Private party facilities
    Italianissimo is able to accommodate you for private events. The possibilities are endless for you to customize an unforgettable company outing or an intimate family gathering. We look forward to speaking with you in regards to handling all your hospitality needs and thank you for your consideration
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (212) 628-8603

What 584 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Neighborhood gem

  • New York City

    Italian

  • Manhattan

    Best Food

  • Manhattan

    Best Service

  • Manhattan

    Best Value

  • Manhattan

    Neighborhood gem

  • Manhattan

    Italian

584 Reviews
  1. susan

    New York City

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! Authentic food, good service, an excellent neighborhood restaurant!

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  2. Sparky

    New York City

    217 reviews

    3.0

    217 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Liked sitting quietly outside and service was fine but disappointed in food. Neither veal parm nor veal Sorentino was particularly tasty.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place never disappoints! Consistently delicious. They always have interesting salad specials. The best complimentary shortbread cookies and bruschetta starter. It’s intimate and romantic but also good for dinner with the parents!

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  4. CarolS

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A reliable neighborhood staple. Good food and service. Noise level is acceptable and the staff is very accommodating. We eat here often

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  5. LarryK

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Truly excellent food in a quaint restaurant that you could walk by a hundred times if you’re not looking for it. Every dish we had was individually prepared from an authentic recipe with perfect ingredients. It’s harder and harder to find a gem like this. Although we are not big drinkers, we enjoyed the bottle of wine they served.

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  6. JacquelineR

    New York City

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Wonderful place for a nice dinner date or by yourself. Food is always fantastic here. Well done.

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  7. MHartig

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant where we are always greeted like family and great food and wonderful atmosphere.

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  8. CarolS

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Small but quaint restaurant with good food at moderate prices and excellent service. We love it

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  9. NYCdiner

    New York City

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently excellent food and variety. Also love many of the specials — black linguini with shrimp, mussels in a tomato based shrimp sauce — one of the best pastas ever. The filet of sole in a Parmesan crust on a bed spinach was also outstanding. Nicest owner and wait staff. The kind of place you want to go back to again and again

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  10. GrnMntn

    New York City

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A neighborhood gem. Intimate, and cozy, with superior food and service.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious and the service is excellent.

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  12. maryAnnC

    New York City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is truly a neighborhood gem. They had a huge crowd on New Year’s Eve. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. I had homemade pasta bolognese. Sauce was exceptional and pasta was cooked all dente. Owner Nick was lots if fun. Met him for the first time last night. Would definitely recommend.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian food in the city with fantastic service. Highly recommend.

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  14. Bobby

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All very good, great neighbor place, never disappoints

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  15. DebraR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice cozy neighborhood restaurant.(I come from Brooklyn) Very good food & sizeable portions. I had the red snapper for the 1st time.Delicious! Staff very accommodating & friendly.Reasonably priced. I went on Sat nite 6:15; nice & quiet w/two other couples.Upon leaving is when it started getting busy. Even though it is not a large establishment; it still is worth a nice dining out.You will enjoy.

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  16. NYCnative

    New York City

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Really had high hopes for this neighborhood spot, but sadly, we will not be returning. The appetizers (eggplant rollatine and minestrone soup) were decent, the drinks were good (but extremely overpriced), and service was friendly. Unfortunately, the entrees were extremely disappointing. My husband inquired about the preparation of the snapper, and was advised by our waiter (per the chef) to have it with a garlic sauce, because without it, it would be very bland. My husband agreed, but despite the sauce, the fish was still incredibly bland, and not cooked very well. What really rubbed us the wrong way, was the additional charge for this sauce - which the waiter conveniently forgot to mention. So the chef and staff recognize that their fish is bland, but still charges for a sauce that could potentially make the fish less tasteless? Ridiculous. Additionally, my pollo alla romana was inedible. The chicken was overly tough and chewy, and also bland - it was terrible. We will not be back.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Charming, small neighborhood restaurant. Staff was very welcoming, but over-stretched. Good was very good, but not exceptional.

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  18. mt9lives

    New York City

    241 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    241 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Upper Eastside Gem. Quite, great food, lovely decor, good service. Always a good experience.

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  19. DJframes

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful spot on the UES! The food, service and ambience is A+!

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  20. HenryM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant came recommended by a friend. But honestly I don’t know how anyone can think that the food here is edible. The mussels were very “fishy”, the chicken/sausage dish was salty. I definitely will not be coming back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time-all the time!! Great service, good and ambience.

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  22. Elynj

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Cozy and a lovely experience. Looking forward to returning!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and wonderful service. A fabulous place for a wonderful meal.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Friendly environment. Food was good. Will return to try one more time.

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  25. Eats

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was extraordinarily good. Outstanding caesar salad and both veal dishes we ordered were also very, very good. We found it a little expensive but so are all the other restaurants nowadays. Excellent service.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They make traditional and delicious food with great service.

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  27. CarolS

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small local Italian restaurant with good food and caring service. Frequented by a regular diner

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful restaurant. The food is always incredible and I love the cozy small atmosphere.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent, food was delicious and the ambiance was outstanding. We were celebrating our son’s first job with his closest friends and had a lovely time. It is a place we’ll return with friends in the future.

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  30. MaryS

    New York City

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The clam sauce was too briny and too few clams. The salad was good. I would give the meal a 6 out of 10.

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  31. susan

    New York City

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food very good. Ate outside on pleasant evening. Will go back

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  32. BillV

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing specials. Great service. Less than 8 tables. It’s like having a private chef.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were highly knowledgeable, amiable, and made you feel at home. They provided the dose of Italy I needed. :-) I had the carbonara and my friend had rigatoni, which they readily added chicken at her request. The ambiance is very intimate, and sound level was very low, which is what I prefer. The only thing is I wish the year of wine was written on wine list “by glass”. Also the owner needs to have a team, once every 3 months clean the ivy and other decorations in the restaurant. The dust was palatable. However, the staff have such a discerning eye for hospitality and the menu. I will definitely come here again!

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  34. GrnMntn

    New York City

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    And upper east side gem… small, intimate, and overall delightful. Everyone in our party of six thoroughly enjoyed their meal. I especially liked my risotto with fruiti di mare. My wife’s order of lift soul was prepared perfectly. Everyone at the table enjoyed the delicious Chianti. The service was impeccable and lent to the overall charm.  The most recent visit was our second time there, we enjoyed it as much, if not more than our first visit, and will definitely be returning. 

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  35. NYCdiner

    New York City

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Neighborhood gem — excellent food always on point, warm and gracious service, reasonable prices, cozy atmosphere.

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  36. pamelae

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice small, neighborhood Italian restaurant with traditional choices at reasonable prices. We were treated very well and the waiter was attentive. They played fun Italian music and a good playlist which was such a pleasure during dinner compared to some of the other Italian restaurants we’ve been to that play random music. The appetizers were okay … I thought too many w pickled veggies and could have used meow diversity in food selection. Also, the Caesar salad was okay… best part we’re the large shaved sky es of cheese but dressing good be improved. Average portions. The entrees were the better part of the meal. Tasty. The pasta was Ale dente… maybe too much so for certain people’s palettes. However, that isn’t unusual at some Italian restaurants. Ambiance was quaint—dark wood …. We had a cozy table near the window and was perfect for a late night meal.

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  37. mike

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a true Italian Classic of the old school variety. We rarely eat veal but had heard about how good it was from friends and it did not disappoint. Perfectly prepared Saltimbocca, tender pounded paper thin with an impeccable rich sauce. The bread was fresh warm and crunchy, We shared the home made Papardella with lamb ragu as an appetizer which was brimming with small chuncks of tender lamb and a bright a light tomato sauce, fresh herbs and moz..devine.. Deserts are classics and the tiramisu was as good as it gets.... Service is smooth and handled by just two staff... Only complaint is that the lighting is too dark to read the menu.... A great hole in the wall place that never falls short..We really Loved it. Please Tear down the Covid Cabin outside...its a musty mess

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  38. DORFIE48

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific all around! Excellent food & lovely ambience!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect neighborhood restaurant in all respects. Totally reliable

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  40. Elle

    West Palm Beach

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A hidden gem! Delicious Italian food. Great service. Reasonable prices. A wonderful restaurant for a celebration. We will be back.

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FAQs

Italianissimo does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Italianissimo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 628-8603.

Italianissimo is rated 4.9 stars by 584 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Italianissimo

307 East 84th Street, New York, NY 10028

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Luigi Campoverde
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 628-8603
  • Private party facilities
    Italianissimo is able to accommodate you for private events. The possibilities are endless for you to customize an unforgettable company outing or an intimate family gathering. We look forward to speaking with you in regards to handling all your hospitality needs and thank you for your consideration
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (212) 628-8603
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