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Italianissimo

4.7
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426 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 426 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdayna
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service always.

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vipcookie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

lovely staff and food was delicious. plus they brought water for my dog!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place food is very good and not overpriced . Definitely recommend !! We have been here 3 times since July!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Last minute plans for my birthday. Food was excellent! Service was great. Only draw back is that you are sitting in the street, but that’s to be expected during the covid pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Italianissimo was amazing! All of the staff was very attentive and the food was delicious; probably some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had. I’m not kidding when I say everyone finished every single bite on their plate. Loved it!!!

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vipQuietPlease
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a reservation and with the exception of them putting us at a table outside that was not part of the outdoor seating, the food was good and service excellent.

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vipRachael
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent customer service — prompt and attentive wait staff!

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vipCaseystar
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our all time neighborhood favorites. Always good.

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vipPerfection
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent, one of the best outdoor experiences I have had in a long time.

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vipBabs
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as usual. The outdoor seating area was spacious and allowed for more than amole space between tables. Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing. Definitely our new favorite Italian spot!

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vipmt9lives
New York Area
222 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering this is still during the Pandemic our dinner was lovely. Very nice out side dining l, I was able to bring my dog. The waiter was friendly.’, attentive, knowledgeable & the food was delicious.

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MiraP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed the food and we also appreciated the service. It was beautiful sitting outside.

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vipChristinaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and attentive service. And covered outside dining!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside (phase 2) and it was great! Food is also amazing.

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vipPierceC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived on the UES for 5+ years and never been to this place. Great hidden gem. Very quiet romantic spot with authentic food and service. Definitely will be returning again sometime soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

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vipBarbie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweet neighborhood gem. Really delicious food

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vipsuttonplace
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service at an affordable price. A very good value.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and service super friendly. Ro.antic atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
277 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner and service was great. We will be back

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vipEatOutALot
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable, tasty meal topped by professional, friendly service.

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vipJandB
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Italianissimo many times but this was our first time back in a long time. Everything was the same. Excellent food, similar menu, excellent and welcoming service (waiter we remembered, Edgar, was now manager), relaxing and inviting atmosphere in a brownstone. Reasonably priced and no table is a bad table. All are good.

What more could you want? We had an amazing time and enjoyed ourselves tremendously.

We will be back soon again with friends

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vipSharonH
New York Area
401 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We brought my husbands sister and brother in law and they LOVED the food. Called Italianísimo their new favorite restaurant in NYC! We’ve known how special it is for years😉

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

Great all around!

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vipsusan
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner thoughtfully served in romantic surroundings. It's a place a return to again and again and will continue to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter and new boyfriend visited from out of town.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had fun but we missed Kemba so we had to get home ASAP!

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viprbw7210023
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this place by accident to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. It was perfect and we will be back

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Rina
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such an adorable little gem!!!! It is small/ intimate, so it’s perfect for a small group get-together or a date night. I came here for a reunion with a close friend. The food was outstanding, the ambiance was adorable, and the staff were incredibly gregarious!

I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, consistently good neighborhood restaurant

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vipHugeDisappointment
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An old fashioned NYC gem: the way dining used to be. Good food, good service, not too loud and they don't gauge you for the wine.

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

Had a great time with a group for dinner on New Years Eve. Service was amazing, staff makes you feel like family. Food was quick, affordable and delicious. Bonus points for great music.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The ambiance was nice. The food was good. If you are in the neighborhood I would try it out but I wouldn’t necessarily travel to eat here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great! We were a group of six and were seated promptly and tended to throughout the course of our dining experience. We had two great bottles of both red and white wine, great starter salads, and lovely entrees. I enjoyed their lamb and pasta special. The space is small and intimate and perhaps not the best place for child diners. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others and will dine again.

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Christina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - everything was excellent. Will return again soon :)

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vipJupe
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place without loud music & very good food.

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carolg
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice local restaurant serving delicious Italian food. Delightful service.

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vipKristenB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. An absolute gem to have in the neighborhood. So happy we discovered it just by luck . Will be back

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JessicaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night reuniting with girlfriends! Delicious food and the best ambiance!

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 4.7 stars by 426 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.