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L'inizio

4.6
622 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine

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 Monday through Sunday. L’inizio is also pleased to offer "Uncorked Mondays" 1/2 priced wines ($60 and under), as well as a Prix Fixe menu every Tuesday and Wednesday for $33.00, and don't forget our Burger and Beer Special on Sundays for $18.00! We can’t wait to see you!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue/Wed/Thur
5:00 to 10:00 pm
Fri/Sat
5:00 to 11:00 pm
Dinner
Mon/Sun
5:00pm to 9:00pm
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Phone number
(914) 693-5400
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Scott Fratangelo
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Parking also available in the lot next to the Century 21 building.
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Special events & promotions
There’s no such thing as too much Italian and that’s why L’inizio is expanding! Watch this space for more information in the coming months. A special thank you to our faithful customers and the town of Ardsley for making this next phase of our journey possible.
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Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 622 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food and service were excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

No matter how many times we come to this restaurant Chef Scott Frantangelo continues to amaze us with his original, sophisticated and heavenly masterpieces. Pastry chef Heather Frantangelo always exceeds our expectations with her scrumptious desserts.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Unquestionably the best restaurant in Westchester

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

All around excellent dinner, service, menu and food.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Very good food & service. Back room can use a décor upgrade.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Delicious food and excellent service

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Best restaurant in Westchester. Nothing comes close

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We've always had a delightful meal at the neighborhood gem of a restaurant. Each and every dish is delicious, and never ceases to thrill each of us. From the homemade pastas and the fabulous chicory salad to the savory cookie tray, each has flavors we find ourselves saying that each dish is better than the last. Good food, nice atmosphere that is comfortable and not too loud, is why we continue to return.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was just okay, nothing special. Not going back.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Fui con mi mujer para un brunch de domingo. No nos gustó. Las opciones son muy pocas y el ambiente malo

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at L'Inizio's. It was my son's birthday and he's a bit of a foodie. We decided to share 3 appetizers, and then get 1/2 orders of pasta as entrees. The appetizers were delicious -- the grilled octopus was in a salad tossed with a light, delicious vinaigrette; the roasted Brussels sprouts were perfect (with added flavor from a Sriracha aioli) and we tried the smoked ricotta with honey. All were unique and very flavorful. The special pasta -- chicken bolognese -- over herbed kale pasta was fabulous and the linguini with cockles and sausage was delicious. Definitely traveling to and worth the visit.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food/dessert, service and ambiance is top notch.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

As good as always! Although they brought out the wrong entree for our friend, they corrected it and gave him the incorrect one to take home. Also, they were out of a cocktail on the menu we had wanted to try but had some other interesting choices.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Terrific food, outstanding service but noise level too high for both of us. I wear hearing aids and my wife has normal hearing. We will definitely return but try to come in a mid weekday evening rather than weekend.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We were celebrating the sale of our home. We both had the Restaurant Week menu. We had the crispy cauliflower and the octopus for appetizers, both of us had the pork loin and for dessert the bombolini and the banana crunch cake. The appetizers were great, the pork was interesting but a little dry, and the desserts were wonderful as usual!
They were out of my favorite aged Old Fashioned, so I had a very nice Cabernet. My husband had a Negroni which was really tasty.
Although we have moved out of the area, I know that we will always return to have dinner here.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Phenomenal dining experience. Service, atmosphere, menu...everything was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Warm and gracious, even though it was Restaurant Week. The food is always interesting. One of our favorites.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was a great meal. For a Restaurant Week meal it was outstanding. Off the regular menu, I think I would give it the highest rating next time. I was attracted to this restaurant because they get their meat from Campbell Butchery . If they use organic produce they should advertise it. Eating out is always so difficult since most of the time it is not as healthy as a home cooked meal!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

wonderful Italian casual restaurant more like a bistro with tight space but great atmosphere
Very good service quick and efficient. Well priced food and drinks
Been there several times since February and each time is better than last

Parking is sometimes difficult due to lack of street parking

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Had a great meal. Started with the stuffed clams - lots of clam meat and bacon, very taste. Ordered the polenta as a second appetizer and it was perfectly cooked with a great light sauce and cheese. Special pasta was a mushroom boar ragu with nice sized pieces of meat and very flavorful . Chicken Milanese was perfectly crisped with a lovely tomato, artichoke and arugula salad. Finished with home made ice creams, great chocolate and a vanilla with coconut and chocolate was wonderful. Wine reasonable. Nice atmosphere an great service. Would glad come back.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The desert was like Entemens crumb cake.
Cauliflower app was ok, not wild about sauce .Fish ok...presentation not so much.
Best part was glass of Cabernet .
Packed like sardines!!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent food, terrific service, and very tuned in to diners' needs and requests. Charming hostess who makes you feel welcomed. This restaurant is going on my "go back to" list

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great as always

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We have been here twice. This time with a large group (8 + a baby). Everyone loved their food and the service was terrific. Very accommodating with the baby. Looking forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Homemade golden beet pasta was delicious. I probably would have preferred a lighter sauce without goat cheese; still very tasty. Creative farro salad with citrus and mint. Topped off dinner with famous donuts and chocolate sauce!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Wonderful as always

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Let's get to the point. The food at L'Inizio is superb. It's inventive, fresh and delicious. I highly recommend it to any serious foodies. The restaurant is small and very casual, which makes it either cozy or a bit cramped. Service is friendly and competent. We had an excellent Tuscan Red with our meal. And the deserts were excellent. Great night out.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food is delicious, portions are perfect, Oh so lovely atmosphere, comfortable and romantic!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Fantastic, rustic, warm...farm-to-fine wooden table at its finest. Once again my wife and I were served a local gem of a meal, this time accompanied by a third. Our only sobering portion of the evening came at dinners’ end when my mother in-laws’ good, yet shall we say “thrifty” intentions fell short in appreciation.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Had a wonderful 1st time experience here. Drinks were good but the food was better. They only had one waiter for the entire restaurant so it would’ve been nice if he had more help. The chairs were rather uncomfortable but overall we enjoyed ourselves. We had the octopus, burrata and fish which were all fresh and delicious. Will come back again.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We love this restaurant. Menu is always interesting get to try combinations we wouldn’t think we would like. Everything is delicious. Lucky to have it in our neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was terrific. The sauces were superb. This is one of our very favorite places to dine.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This was our second time dining there. The food and service were excellent. Would recommend to anybody.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great night out in Ardsley. Good was excellent and overall ambiance was great for a Friday night out!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Disapppointed in the food...fatty rib eye, over spiced chicken scapariello, tuna over powered with pepper. Very expensive Valentine’s dinner and okay food. Saving grace was the desserts, which was yummy.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I went for dinner on Valentine’s Day. It turned out there was a $70 prix fixe menu. I felt it would have been nice if the restaurant had alerted us to this fact when they called to confirm the reservation. (It would be even better if Open Table could somehow do this.) Neither wine nor coffee was included, so the meal was no bargain. Having said this, the food was very tasty and the atmosphere pleasant. The service was very good, although we were asked multiple times by multiple people if we wanted more wine.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Being Valentine's Day, we expected the restaurant to be busy and it was. The noise level was acceptable and the staff was pleasant and efficient, despite the full house. As always, the food was well prepared and innovative, featuring new twists on familiar dishes.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very innovating and delicious dining. Our second time back and we’ll be back again as both times we left feeling well cared for and well sated. Can’t wait to try the Price fixed Monday through Wed meals. Bravo!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant for a special night. The food is amazing and the service is wonderful. We love their cocktails and the wine list is excellent. The food is wonderful and the desserts are sublime!
I wish we could eat there every night!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was very good. Unfortunately, the Valentines day menu on line described 4 courses but the menu in the restaurant had a three course menu. When we asked about the menu, the response we got was the menu changed. We also had to ask for bread a few times before we actually got one piece. We asked for coffee which came but no sugar. Again we asked for sugar and by the time we got sugar the coffee was cold.

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