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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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
thin spaghetti with onion, cured bacon and parsley
Fettuccine Alla Siciliana
Homemade pasta with eggplant, tomato and fresh mozzarella
Best food and service always.
lovely staff and food was delicious. plus they brought water for my dog!
Love this place food is very good and not overpriced . Definitely recommend !! We have been here 3 times since July!!
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.
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!!!
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.
Great food and excellent customer service — prompt and attentive wait staff!
One of our all time neighborhood favorites. Always good.
Was excellent, one of the best outdoor experiences I have had in a long time.
Food was delicious as usual. The outdoor seating area was spacious and allowed for more than amole space between tables. Well done!
Everything was absolutely amazing. Definitely our new favorite Italian spot!
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.
My friends and I enjoyed the food and we also appreciated the service. It was beautiful sitting outside.
Delicious food and attentive service. And covered outside dining!
Sat outside (phase 2) and it was great! Food is also amazing.
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!
Everything was excellent!
Sweet neighborhood gem. Really delicious food
Very good food and service at an affordable price. A very good value.
The food was fantastic and service super friendly. Ro.antic atmosphere.
The dinner and service was great. We will be back
Very enjoyable, tasty meal topped by professional, friendly service.
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
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😉
Great all around!
We had a lovely dinner thoughtfully served in romantic surroundings. It's a place a return to again and again and will continue to.
Daughter and new boyfriend visited from out of town.
We had fun but we missed Kemba so we had to get home ASAP!
Found this place by accident to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. It was perfect and we will be back
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!
Excellent, consistently good neighborhood restaurant
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.
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.
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.
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.
As always - everything was excellent. Will return again soon :)
Great neighborhood place without loud music & very good food.
Very nice local restaurant serving delicious Italian food. Delightful service.
Wonderful atmosphere. An absolute gem to have in the neighborhood. So happy we discovered it just by luck . Will be back
Wonderful night reuniting with girlfriends! Delicious food and the best ambiance!
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.