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About Mediterraneo

Located at Second Avenue and 66th Street, Mediterraneo is the epitome of style and fine Italian cuisine. Here the Florentine and Tuscan heritage of the owners, translate into a menu filled with fragrant aromas and flavors spectacular enough to sate the most sophisticated palate.

1260 Second Ave
New York, NY 10065
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:30 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

Cross Street:
Corner 66th street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 734-7407

Website:
http://mediterraneonyc.com/

Parking Details:
Street & private around the corner

Additional:
Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

Mediterraneo Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good for Groups (5)
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Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Nice environment and good food at an excellent price

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Such a lovely family owned restaurant! Had a wonderful experience, food was delicious and very authentic, service was good and loved the fact that it felt very relaxed and not rushed at all. Owner of the restaurant came around after our meal to check on everything and after a very pleasant interaction offered us free dessert! So sweet and very Italian.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

As always, didn't disappoint. Tried different past dishes this time, and it was just as excellent as our staples.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The veal scallopine was very dry. Was offered spinach with, then told that spinach was extra that day if I still wanted it. I didn't. This seemed very penny-pinching to me.
My uncle was very pleased with his pasta with salmon.
The restaurant did not have the feel of a "real" restaurant - maybe is better for pizza.
The wait staff was good natured.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Forever my favorite place to eat in NYC!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Always a great meal. I've never had a bad one here. The Brick Oven pizza is awesome too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Kitchen does not seem as sharp as it used to be. Food is OK. Air conditioning blows right on us but they said there are no other tables available when the place is 1/4 empty. Not sure what is going on. Bruschetta is suddenly served hot, like pizza?!? This place in general used to be much better. Sorry.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our server was horrible. Nowhere to be found when we needed anything, when we didn't need anything she was behind the bar texting or chatting with the hostess. We just started asking bus boys and other servers for things because we were tired of waiting around.

Otherwise the food was good but be prepared for a long wait.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The outside seating was lovely. The pizza was good as an appetizer. The papardelli bolognese was delicious. The lasgna wasn't very good. The tiramasu was outstanding. This restaurant was very pricey for lunch. We were surprised that there wasn't a weekday pri-fix lunch. The waiter wasn't very attentive. We asked for the check three times!

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very disappointing meal there recently. Salad was not as described. Pizza was tasteless and not well seasoned. Watched a busboy clean a table with a dirty cloth he didn't dry and place clean napkins on the table. Who knows what was growing on that cloth? Was a real turn off. Only redeeming quality was the outdoor seating.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Amazing food, great ambience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We were there with our 3 month-old grandson in his stroller, and the staff was very accommodating. Excellent meal.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We have eaten at Mediterraneo many times and the food is consistently excellent. I challenge anyone to find a better tomato sauce! My "go-to" pasta is the Linguine Nere-black squid inkpasta cooked to perfection with baby shrimp. Outstanding!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food is always delicious at Mediterraneo but the service could be improved. The restaurant wasn't crowded but it was hard to get the staff's attention.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

While the service remains as attentive as ever, I am disappointed to see that the food here has gone downhill. Mediterraneo's Tagliolini al granchio used to be so good that I would go out of my way to dine there for it. At this most recent trip though, the dish was extremely bland, even after I asked the server for three huge scoops of fresh Parmesan on top. My friend and I also split the house Tiramisu, which I used to love here because it was dark and strong on the coffee. Unfortunately, they've started adding more cream and it was much sweeter than both of us remembered. The two experiences together lead me to believe that the restaurant is cutting back to save on costs, which actually isn't going to do much for customer retention.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The maitre d took orders from every table effortlessly. The food was as ordered and delicious. Plenty of attention from the staff. Thanks for great service

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

They were very nice, food was great an overall great experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

A little hard to get the waiter sometimes

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Terrible food .

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Decided on four appetizers and wine. We were not disappointed. Our waitstaff shift ended so the service slowed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

The restaurant wasn't that crowded and it was very noisy

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Always feel overpriced. Food quality nothing special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We enjoyed sitting outside, the service and food we're excellent and the ambiance was great.They made great sangria, we ordered wild salmon, salad to start and the apple pie to finish, we will be back again.

Tags: Vegan, Authentic, Healthy, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Lovely outdoor dining. Good good, service less so when they get busy. Good value.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Always a solid meal. They people are very nice and it is priced fairly. The outdoor tables are a must.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

food was not great. place is charming lovely outdoor dining

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

We have been going to mediterraneo since the mid 1990's. We still love it but feel that the prices are too high. There should be a children's menu as the restaurant is always full with families.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Best pizza and best pasta al salmone in Manhattan. Friendly staff and cosy as well. A gem

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Great service - super friendly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

I don't come here often enough, because the food is quite good. The noise level can be excruciating, however.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2017

The food is good enough so we have to give them that up front. But the service is terrible - and the ambiance nonexistent. The waitstaff lounges around outside rather than be attentive to guests, and our waiter never cracked a smile or checked on us. The decor is tired, to be charitable. . Its been there for 25 years so clearly it appeals to a neighborhood element for convenience and relatively reasonable prices. But to survive another 25 and thrive the restaurant needs to step up its game.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Food was good for a local italian restaurant but it gets very noisy

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Nice atmosphere with good food. Ala carte, entrees were very good. Just the right size,
not overly large. Very flavorful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Staff is very welcoming and professional. A find. Will be back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Wonderful as usual. Have been coming for 20 years. Still lovely, excellent food and ambience

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Vegan, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Tapas, Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Nice, place for lunch during the week. Close to my workplace so very convenient.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

The meal was very good. I had the tagliolini with salmon. The pasta was perfectly seasoned and cooked al dente. I would have preferred if the meal had more than a tablespoon of salmon to justify the name of the dish. My friend and I shared a tartufo and it was excellent- not hard out of the freezer and not runny. The service was slow. We had to wave a couple of times to get our server's attention despite the restaurant being mostly empty. Overall it was a good meal and I would go back and try again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Service was spotty and slow, but the food was good. It was very noisy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Food was very good. The octopus app was the least good-not so tender. The rest was excellent. Had only glasses of wine-didn't seem to have bottles or half bottles (at least they didn't give us the wine list for that if they had one). The service was good. (Though it was a cold day and we were near teh door so we had to keep our jackets). I would go back

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

My husband came here jonesing for lasagna and they were out. He ordered penne vodka with chicken and said it was her good. Will try again.

Tags: Business Meals
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