L'inizio

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$30 and under
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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 offers a Prix Fixe menu every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for $33.00. L'inizio is closed on Monday. We can’t wait to see you!
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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fettuccine Nero and the cavatelle were excellent. Octopus appetizer was very tasty, but portion of octopus was quite small. Overall very good!

CC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, the flavours were beautiful and so incredibly fresh. Lovely quiet, couth restuarant. Definitely made our anniversary night special.Highly recommended.

f
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I sent back my Tuna Tartare, because I could not eat it. The tuna was in tiny pieces in a salad with a dressing I could not eat. The replacement was not much better. The portobello mushroom was on the bottom of another busy salad type of thing. I got "rooster head" pasta. I ate only the pasta and not the mushrooms.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

February 16, 2020

As always, we love the food here! And the service has always been good, too.

The service was slow tonight, though. We immediately ordered drinks, and then had to ask for bread twice. It arrived after our appetizers, midway through our drinks!

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was good. The food was at best mediocre...disappointing.

c
New York Area
214 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious! Sweet potato gnocchi, steak, pork tenderloin all terrific. Reasonably priced wine list. Small and intimate. A winner.

RI
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'inizio is a great place to have dinner. The food is so amazing. Friendly and prompt service. Owner Heather and her people could not have been more warm and welcoming.
My husband and I loved the ambience of this restaurant.

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I have been a few times for date nights. Great food, great staff, cute spot. We really love coming here!

J
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous pasta. Super salads. One comment-we thought the salmon tartar for $14 was delicious but thin and should have been served with chips or....

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic! Great atmosphere, we will be coming back.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great staff.

OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous everything

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love our favorite restaurant!!! Try the Brussels Sprouts ( the appetizer) - out of this world!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent, but our server lacked personality.

D
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at L'inizio. I returned because the food last time was delicious. I was not disappointed. A friend and I shared three dishes - each spectacular. First, the beet salad, then the pasta with kale and finally, the vegetarian squash with cheese and tomato sauce. I have ready to go back - very soon! This is a neighborhood gem well worth trying.

DN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Wonderful dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place for dinner or appetizers at the bar! Our go to local place to meet with friends

h
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there and would definitely go back

B
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Very tight, dark restaurant. Sat us looking at the kitchen doors. Food was good but small portions for the value.

w
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first vistit here. We loved everthing about it. The food is wonderful, fresh, very special, innovative and delicious. The service was perfect and we were welcomed as if we were frequent customers and as I said it was our first time. I strongly recommend this neighborly restaurant for Italian food. It is low key and very popular which makes it fun along with scrumptious.

DB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve had in Westchester. Highly highly recommend their octopus, pastas and chocolate torte. Great attention to detail and flavors and textures were spot on.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food every time we go. Ordered the carbonara for the first time and was so pleasantly surprised how LIGHT it was and tasted sooo good.

DR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing from start to finish. Fresh, inventive, lovely. Portions could be a bit larger for the $ though, hence the lower rating for “value”

ET
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

L’inizio is consistently one of the very best Italian restaurants in Westchester. The small, attractive space is comfortable, the service attentive, and the food excellent from a very creative menu. No tired red sauce here.

NY
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had heard great things about L'inizio and my first experience didn't disappoint. Food was delicious, staff was friendly and attentive and the ambiance was very nice. Can't wait to go again.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy eating at L’Inizio!

t
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always and excellent experience at L' inizio. staff and food are great!!

HK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a friends birthday. As always the food was delicious and the service great! I will be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time!

C
New York Area
178 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

favorite restaurant in Westchester -- authentic, delicious food and nice ambiance

SK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was innovative and delicious!

L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here even though we are only a town away. The menu had so many interesting choices that it was hard for all of us to decide what to get. That being said there were 4 of us & we each got something different and all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We will definitely be going back!

MZ
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The burgers are sensational!!! Everything else is wonderful, too!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a very good dining experience. Cozy restaurant. Waiter was courteous & attentive. Food was very good. Will definitely return & recommend

s
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Continues to be our favorite venue for creative and superb cuisine. Always something new to be experienced, and chef Scott is very generous with the white truffles this time of year. Try the special wine paired events if you haven't yet!

BF
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Food !!!! Warm atmosphere and friendly service.
Chef clearly knows how to extract the most out of every ingredient.

AB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us had a wonderful time. We all had different food and we raved about them all! The food is unique and amazing. The chef and pastry chef are phenomenal!Our only regret is that we didn't discover this place earlier! We are definitely coming back and this will certainly be our new regular place!

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

WE LOVE L'INIZIO!! The food is exceptional and we enjoy the laid back atmosphere. We just went with two chefs who thoroughly enjoyed it.

WE
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful.