L'inizio

4.7
987 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 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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vipNancy
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
6 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
14 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

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vipPaulA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were a little disappointed with our table right next to the kitchen.

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Kristina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance; thoughtful COVID precautions.

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vipDuchess
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining with excellent table separation for social distancing. Jazz ban was excellent. Food, as always, was on point

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vipBRoz
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining with excellent social distancing!

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StephanieH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious and inventive. Service was very friendly but kind of slow... I blame walking back and forth to the inside bar and kitchen. We sat outside (Covid times), which was nice but one side faced a car repair shop and a dumpster. I wish they would have a fewer tables and not extend to the parking lot in back. Still a very nice evening and will certainly go back.

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ThomasD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience will definitely be back there very soon

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DonnaF
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing food and service. We love supporting local business we enjoy!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as usual!

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PortiaM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a wonderful restaurant in every way... food was great, waiter was engaged and energetic and good value overall apart from the drinks which were pricey for Westchester we thought. Plus there was a strange additional charge of $2.00 for the bar preparation which we noticed later. In any case this restaurant would be great for any occasion - big or small; romantic or family bash and had outside dining as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!! So glad we finally had the chance to experience what everyone has been raving about!!! The staff and ambiance are Top notch as well!

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While
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice Sunday Evening Dinner outside. Waitress was phenomenal. Very attentive and knowledgeable. Ricotta Appetizer was nice and light. Main entrees for 4 diners didnt disappoint. Cocktails were well done and pineapple carrot cake was amazing

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vipFoodiegirl24
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. We always have a wonderful meal here! Scott and Heather are fabulous hosts, and everyone is so professional. We had a few appetizers-standouts for me were the charred corn salad and the octopus. Three of us had the filet special-delicious and cooked to perfection! The desserts were wonderful of course-the carrot pineapple cake was a knockout. We will return again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect! The owners are 100% involved with their business and it shows in the food, the staff, and the customers that frequent this wonderful restaurant!

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VinnyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us went out for a birthday dinner. My close friend's wife had such a pleasant experience on her birthday at L'inizo's, cosidering the covid-19 pandemic that is still raging on. Everyone from the maitre d' to our wonderful waiter Gus, masks on, gloves worn. We felt very comfortable and safe during our dinning experience. A great place. We highly recomend it!!!

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vipfoodies
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and great service! Hope
To be back soon.

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vipJoevent
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When was last time to had a salad at a restaurant and raved about it? Most likely never. But every time we have a salad here it’s a “I can’t wait to tell a friend how inventively wonderful it was” salad. And the mains dazzle the palate equally as well. This is a must stop for any true foodie within driving distance. Don’t miss this gem. We won’t.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always superb!

FAQs

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

L'inizio is rated 4.7 stars by 987 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.