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L'inizio - L'inizio, Ardsley, NY

L'inizio

4.8
4.8
1148 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Rated as one of the Best Italian Restaurants in 2015 by Westchester Magazine, L’inizio offers a seasonal, Italian inspired menu featuring locally-sourced ingredients. Westchester residents and NYC restaurant veterans, Scott and Heather Fratangelo look forward to hosting you for dinner every Tuesday through Sunday. L’inizio is closed on Monday. We can’t wait to see you!
Please remember, our outdoor patio is closed for the season

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (914) 693-5400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Scott Fratangelo

  • Private party facilities

    Have an upcoming birthday or corporate dinner? We would be honored to host your next private event! Call today and ask for Heather to get more information about our private dining options.

  • Private party contact

    Heather Fratangelo: (917) 856-3212

  • Neighborhood

    Ardsley

  • Parking details

    Parking also available in the lot next to the Century 21 building.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

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What 1,148 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Westchester / Hudson Valley

    Italian

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  1. DZ

    DaraZ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Delicious, innovative new Italian without having to go into Manhattan. Our halibut was perfectly cooked and came with an elegant, summery yogurt-mint sauce that was innovative. The wild mushroom pasta was excellent and the pasta had perfect texture. The slight disappointment was the angel cake dessert - the cake was just plopped on a pool of sauce. The pastry chef’s creations were always wonderful, perhaps an off night? We were big fans of Spigolo and are happy to have the chef and pastry chef much closer to us in Westchester.

  2. CL

    ChristinaL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food - atmosphere- service is always the best!

  3. c

    cardmd

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Second time here and did not disappoint. I brought my parents here who enjoyed their food. Reasonably priced given the quality of food. Would recommend.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Mother’s Day lunch .

  5. NL

    NickL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    L'Inzio never fails to impress. Always really enjoy the food here. The grilled octopus was amazing.

  6. F

    Foodiegirl24

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite restaurant in Westchester! It does not get better than L’Inizio! The food was amazing-such a truly joyful place. Thanks, Heather, Scott and David!

  7. b

    bbbbbbb

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food was delicious. We were happy to eat outside away from other diners

  8. JI

    JimInHastings

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attended a fabulous Wednesday Wine Dinner. The 4-course menu was creative & delicious, highlighted by ingredients of the Spring season. The wines were excellent and enhanced the course with which they were paired. And, as always, the service was personal, friendly and professional. A special evening at a very special restaurant!

  9. BK

    BruceK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service!

  10. AA

    AnnaA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved sitting at the bar! My new go to spot!

  11. JG

    JGW1

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything from cocktail to dessert was top notch and superior to most restaurants in Westchester County. Menu and food is outstanding! Service attentive in relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and ambiance

  13. CC

    CCRN59

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Very nice restaurant, food was great and service as well. More on the expensive side. Parking was a little troublesome, very small lot next door or meters on the street.

  14. AN

    AndreaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Crispy Cauliflower and Butternut Squash Parmigiana was out if this world!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The atmosphere was great and the pasta was the best I have ever had. So different, so delicious and options for everyone!

  16. AK

    AlayneK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The co-owner host Heather is warm and delightful. The installation of sound-proofing has really improved the dining experience. But the best part of L'Inzio is the INCREDIBLE FOOD. We has the cauliflower app, and 2 pasts dishes; the Malfatti and the Mushroom one. While everything was superb, the Malfatti with duck breast was divine, heaven on earth!

  17. HK

    HildieK

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always the food was delicious and the service was great! This restaurant never disappoints. I can’t wait to go back!

  18. A

    Anne

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    We have eaten here before and it was outstanding. Last night the food was only passable. Really disappointing.

  19. AA

    AmandaA

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely girls night out, and we so appreciate being able to linger. Fantastic food as always—the octopus was amazing.

  20. JL

    JudithL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time back in 2 years because of COVID. Was always one of my favorites and it is still wonderful!!!

  21. GW

    GarW

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great Dinner, pasta was the highlight of the night!

  22. H

    Hasanfam

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance. Food and service was great! Drinks were also tasty

  23. L

    Laurapooh

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was impeccable and the food and drinks were delicious. We had the ricotta with honey and bread to start, spinach pasta with duck and olives, halibut special with red cabbage and potato purée and finished our evening with bread pudding with caramel and whipped cream. A thoroughly delightful evening!

  24. BV

    BVic

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    I REALLY want to love this place. It has all the qualities I want in a restaurant, including the bar area. This was probably my 5th or 6th time going over a few years... and I was disappointed. My spicy basil margarita tasted like a glass of lime juice. (I've had it before and it was GREAT!) All of our food was majorly over seasoned. I'm a huge fan of flavor and sauces but it was too much. The octopus appetizer could have been amazing but I couldn't even distinguish between the different ingredients because the sauce was so overpowering. Same with the cauliflower. My branzino was cooked perfectly but SO SALTY. As was the kale and mushroom side. My friend who I went to dinner with said the same. I am really rooting for this family owned restaurant but I may not go back after this experience.

  25. h

    howards

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Very sophisticated food and delicious too

  26. KJ

    KelliJ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. Pastas and Italian doughnuts especially fantastic. Hosts and servers friendly and courteous.

  27. AR

    ARRL

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We LOVE this restaurant, the food, ambience... total perfection.

  28. v

    vick

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was incredible !

  29. F

    Foodie21

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great. Will definitely go back. And not noisy at all so easy to speak with my friend who I took out for his birthday.

  30. BK

    BruceK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Their dishes are not only delicious but unique. Nice intimate setting. My wife and I always love coming here.

  31. H

    Harold

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We’ll be back

  32. F

    Foodygrandma

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    As always, the food was delicious; the service, excellent. The small space makes the ambience a bit loud, but the owners are gracious and welcoming, so it is tolerable. The Valentine Four Courses were varied , making choice difficult because everything sounded amazing. We always have an enjoyable exerience at L'Inizio' s, and will definitley return.

  33. BS

    BarbaraS

    New York Area

    189 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    189 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    L'inzio created the most wonderful 4-course Valentine's Day dinner. There was a tremendous amount of food for this delicious price fixed dinner. Please put the wonderfully flavored smoked steak permanently on the menu. The place was full but the service flowed perfectly. One of our favorite Westchester restaurants. Enjoy!

  34. C

    Colin

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Went here for Valentine's Day dinner. They were doing a 4-course prix fixe meal only for $95/pp. Not exactly cheap but the food was outstanding. Portions were a touch large but may have been perfect for someone with a larger appetite. Will likely return for a regular meal.

  35. BR

    BRoz

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The staff makes everyone feel welcome from the moment you walk through the door. Service is quite good and I always enjoy the food.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Westchester has no shortage of red sauce Italian restaurants. But an Italian restaurant with a menu like L'Inizio's is a rare find. Every one of the four courses on the Valentine's Day menu was exceptional.

  37. JI

    JimInHastings

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Reliably excellent! The special 4-course Valentine's Day prix-fixe menu was delicious, led by the exceptional hamachi crudo. Heather and Scott's passion to please never lets up!

  38. B

    Blue

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Valentine’s Day price faux menu kitchen overwhelmed.Service very good. Had to send some plates back to kitchen where they made them right.

  39. RR

    RobertR

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Several of the dishes (Brussel sprouts and Scallops) were exceptional

  40. RC

    RobertC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience1

    Food we ordered was excellent. Although the menu could use a couple more choices ( such as veal, lamb, pork dishes) My waiters service although young was excellent and going in the right direction. We did have to ask for bread ( I thought that was odd) cocktails were very expensive. The music and ambience terrible especially for a Valentines dinner date.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

L'inizio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 693-5400.

L'inizio is rated 4.8 stars by 1148 OpenTable diners.

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

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Google Map for L'inizio

698 Sawmill River Rd. Ardsley, NY 10502

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ardsley

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking also available in the lot next to the Century 21 building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Scott Fratangelo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (914) 693-5400

  • Private party facilities

    Have an upcoming birthday or corporate dinner? We would be honored to host your next private event! Call today and ask for Heather to get more information about our private dining options.

  • Private party contact

    Heather Fratangelo: (917) 856-3212

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