L'inizio

4.8
1004 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1004 people are saying
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mattyf9
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Would definitely go back.

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vipRestauranteur
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent overall. The Sangria was amazing. A+

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vipBREROC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was great. Enough said. Go as soon as you can

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vipiluv2eat
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went on a Saturday night and were nicely greeted and seated. Very quiet at 7 pm and filled up gradually in a socially distant arrangement.
Very good service and the food was very tasty. The ricotta appetizer was excellent. We had 2 not so small portions of pasta as entrees which were delicious. Also had the cauliflower side dish.
Nice ambience and atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Adam
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines day prix-fixe was well done; primi was inspired and very tasty - we did both the spaghetti vongole and the mushroom and truffle. Entrees were the butternut squash lasagna and the petite filet; both great. Dessert was the bomboloni and the chocolate cake. Overall we enjoyed it very much and will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I have been going to Linizios for special occasions for 3 years now and they never disappoint. The service is always great, everyone is so nice, food is always amazing. I'm not afraid to try new things here because I know no matter what I order it will taste amazing. We love Linizios

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KatieS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Westchester County.

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vipPammosk
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite restaurant! Cannot say enough good things about the service and food.

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DianaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. New favorite local spot. Will be back soon.

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DocJaneF
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'inizio never disappoints. Fabulous food in a nice atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, cozy spot that made the date intimate and pleasant .

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vipebacelar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent COVID protocols - I felt really safe. And the food, of course, was delicious. Loved the winter specials!

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SalvatoreM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Service was excellent and friendly, really nice time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been dining at L’Inizio for over 2 years. The food is always consistent and certainly delicious. We are senior citizens and are pleased about all the safety precautions that adhered to by the owners and staff.

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vipStefania
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was very friendly.

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Edlizar2
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, it is a very cozy restaurant, the food was spectacular! If you want to surprise your partner or you are planning a date, Linizio is the perfect place. Thanks to Chef Scott for everything

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vipZmama
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambience, and beyond-delicious food! Go, go, go - you will not be disappointed!

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vipNancy
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ate on back patio with pretty cold weather. The heaters helped a bit. The patio overlooks an auto repair so it’s not beautiful but the food makes up for the lack of ambiance.
Everything is prepared to perfection. I hope to return many times but may have to wait until it gets warmer, sadly..

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CraigS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Scott and Heather's restaurant is one of there BEST in Westchester - right up there with NYC's best!

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Yankeesflair
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere
Live jazz in the outdoor part of the restaurant
Food was very good
Would recommend

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vipChristineW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was very nice to be outside. The striped bass (market fish) was delicious!

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KathyJ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service ! I enjoyed the gluten free pasta will definitely be back !

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vipsnob1
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The team at L’inizio continues to innovate with great daily specials, new additions to their appetizers and a little boost to ambience via jazz band to play outdoors. Don’t miss it

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vipKat79
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Would highly recommend. Make sure you go with an empty stomach because you are going to want to finish every last bite.

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vipfoodies
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service are both fantastic at this Gem!

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HildieK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my son to celebrate his birthday. Outdoor dining at its best!!! We felt very safe in these crazy times. Comfortable seating, heaters, pretty lighting and music. Absolutely delicious dinner and great service. We’ve been here many times and the food is consistently incredible! We can’t wait to go back!

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nicki918
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside. It was extra great because it was a nice night and even greater because we had the pleasure of listening to the Lou Volpe Trio. They were amazing and we could have sat there all night listening to them. The crispy Brussels sprouts and apple cider sangria(s) were extra special.

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PhilfromHartsdale
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The dishes are impeccably prepared with a variety of fresh and interestingly paired ingredients. The outdoor space was surprisingly large for an otherwise small restaurant - taking advantage of the paved areas around the adjoining auto repair shop next door (closed in the evenings), though certainly negatively impacting the ambiance. Fired heat lamps and live music provided for a truly enjoyable, socially distanced, autumn dining experience in the current situation. We'll be back.

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Annmarie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner as usual! The food is always beyond expectations and the outdoor dining and live music was wonderful!!

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vipsnob1
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always creative and wonderful. Outdoors venue is fine and go for the music nights!

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vipRobertP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outdoor patio was very nice with heaters around. A jazz trio was a nice plus. The food was excellent with an eclectic menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always been a favorite- so impressed as to how they continue to improve upon our Covid dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience! Delicious food, great service and wonderful ambiance! Always a treat!

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vipAlljoy
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening.
Very accommodating to our outdoor seating request
Very flavorful food.

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garyp
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food, and interesting cocktails. I can't wait to return

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vipsunski
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious as always. The patio heaters, however, though pretty, do not throw off any heat to the nearby tables - so dress warm!

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vipEmiliaE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food with wonderful service! In addition to the regular menu, they offer a price fixe one that is a great value.

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vipJosephL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Nice job, as always; “as good as it gets”

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AmandaA
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super covid-safe, lovely staff, and as always, amazing food from Scott and Heather!

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Robin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Tables spaced well apart. Recommended

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 1004 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.