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Permanently Closed - Osteria del Principe

4.3
145 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Principe di San Daniele, the Italian Prosciutto and Deli Specialty Company, is proud to announce the opening of its first flagship store in Manhattan- Osteria del Principe.

The true experience of the Italian “Osteria” (Italian for informal simple restaurant with a big counter with great food and wines at a reasonable cost) where Italians meet for lunch of after work in a warm, sociable atmosphere to taste a fresh pasta, a gourmet salad or a mouthwatering plate of authentic Italian deli meats and cheeses pairing with a perfect glass of wine is now open in the heart of Manhattan.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm


Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: closed
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Phone number
(646) 596-7864
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Park and Madison Ave
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Parking details
The closest parking spot is
"Icon Parking Systems"
51 West 22nd Street, New York, NY.
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Public transit
Subway: 6, N R trains.
Buses: 1, 2, 3, 5, 23.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 3, 2017

Two of us went to dinner here. We both had lived in Italy and enjoyed the food and ambiance of this restaurant. Much appreciated.

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vipNYer (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 1, 2017

A gem! Great food, quiet, reasonably priced.

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Paulette (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

The gnocchis were very disappointing. The rest was ok.

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vipNancy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 21, 2017

Fabulous food, inventive cocktails, very attentive service and a lovely ambiance made for a wonderful get together with friends. I would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

The restaurant is cozy and well adorned, the waiter was patient and knowledgeable about the food which was delicious and authentic. A little pricey but the quality of the ham was very high, and difficult to find at the same level/price in New York. Real Italians owners and staff, it seems they will also host cocktails and aperitivo very soon. Recommend but remember to mind the step at the door!

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vipsteaklover (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

One could pass by this place as I did many times, but keep your eyes open on E23rd Street. Aside from the amazing Prosciutto and other cured meats, the main courses are great too. But nothing like a plate of charcuterie, some good cheese and wine!

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ALIBRA (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

This is as authentic Italian cuisine as you can get, with the freshest mozzarella in the City! I loved the ambiance for our small family of five. The staff was so friendly and hospitable that we didn't want to leave. Honestly, all the entrees were fresh and expertly prepared/plated, and each person in our party raved that it was the best tasting dish we had ever enjoyed. I highly recommend their homemade spinach ravioli!

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vipChocoLala (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2017

We love this restaurant! and have been going for years. The owners, Carlotta & Max, are wonderful hosts and the service staff are outstanding. Food is delicious -- from appetizers to desserts, we always enjoy our meals. Good selection of wines too! .. and the prosciutto and
buratta are just sensational - thank you as always!

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Liam (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

Service was really excellent! The staff was able to recommend excellent choices and wines. Additionally, the food was fantastic. Cheese was some of the most superb I've ever had, and the pastas were to die for! Will definitely be attending again!

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vipMarc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2017

Very nice and pleasant lunch

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David (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

Good food and creative menu. Octopus appetizer is excellent.
Service was impeccable.
Only downside is that the Ambiance is rather cold, and the music is no good. Not an atmosphere conducive to conversation.

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vipDanaR (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2016

It was absolutely delicious! I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be back with my boyfriend!

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vipHWeil (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 9, 2016

My wife and I had four dishes between us at our first visit to Osteria del Principe, and they ran a gamut from good to barely edible (unpleasantly salty gnocchi). Can't understand why anyone would go to this restaurant when other Italian ristorantes within a couple of blocks are significantly better (e.g. Novita, Maialino, I Trulli).

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None (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2016

We scheduled our trip to New York for our 30th Anniversary and decided on Osteria Del Principe as our celebration dinner. After living 8 years in Italy and 5 in Germany over the past 30 we wanted an authentic Italian meal for our night. Are expectations were met and we enjoyed everything on the menu we had and wished we were not to full to order more. I recommend this restaurant for anyone staying in the Flatiron district and anyone looking for a great Italian meal. We will visit again on our next trip to New York.

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vipNancy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 29, 2016

Delicious food and nice ambiance to relax with friends

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vampira (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 15, 2016

The meat and cheese platters were excellent, I thought my drink was a little light on alcohol.
My lamb chops were fatty

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on June 4, 2016

The food was divine. If you have been to Italy and have appreciated the flavors of simple, artisanal foods, you will appreciate the elegance of the dishes at Osteria.

The service was wonderful. Only thing I would change about the place was bring the lighting down and put on some more sophisticated music to match the food and decor.

This is an undiscovered gem!

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helenenyc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 12, 2016

The atmosphere and the food are wonderful. I've been here before and it was consistently good. The service is excellent. Only problem was the live music in the bar. It was hard to hear my companion because the sound was carrying back to the restaurant. I prefer soft background music, not loud rock, when I'm dining.

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Feiw (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 11, 2016

Nice place but food quite salty

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vipFish (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 5, 2016

Prosciutto with Burrata starter was good and our table also had the dried beef which was good. Artichoke salad was also good. The lamb pappardelle which I had read good things about was average at best. Main issue, the lamb. It was cubed and tough. Definitely had not been braised enough. Further, the service was not attentive and I think they knew it since they automatically added the gratuity to the check and we were only a party of 5. Maybe it's their policy to add the tip automatically but I am used to 6 or more.

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Carfreeinla (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 5, 2016

Given the location, finding a reasonably priced unpretentious restaurant was what we were after. We got that, but the food didn't hold up. Food was less than remarkable, medium steak was served rare to medium rare, fried polenta had an odd almost watery texture and no taste. Service was attentive. But the downer was that we left smelling like the fryer or a grill. That was enough to make us uninterested in returning.

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vipmsbny (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

We went on a Saturday for dinner. We had the prosciutto & buratta plate as well as the "ricotta with toasted bread and pesto" plate as our appetizers. The prosciutto & buratta plate was great. The ricotta itself was delicious but we got the two of the smallest imaginable sizes of crostini bread pieces with near invisible amount of pesto spread on them. It was a strange presentation. For the amount of ricotta on the plate there should have been at least 4 more small pieces of crostini. My husband ordered the lasagna bolognese which was quite good. The meat was seasoned properly, the pasta to filling proportion was good. I ordered the pappardelle with lamb ragu. Whoever prepared that dish does not know how to properly cook and prepare pasta. The pasta was one big clump stuck together. There was hardly any seasoning, any sauce in the dish. There were small bits of lamb that were placed on top of the pasta clump like a decoration. Everything else that we had there was satisfactory in taste; but that pappardelle dish was embarrassing. I think their charcuterie meats and cheeses are very good. I think I would go there more so for those plates as opposed to the main entrees.

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DavidK (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 27, 2016

This is a truly authentic Italian restaurant with an ambiance that would not be out of place in Italy itself. Real Italian food like Italians eat.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 12, 2016

Quick, friendly, never too crowded. Great food. Wonderful hidden gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 11, 2016

Great lunch in a smart but quiet setting. Will return

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vipJake (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

Enjoyed the food. Service was pleasant but inattentive. Bar service was incredibly slow considering restaurant was half full.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 2, 2016

Food was great and service was good, pleasant surprise!

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viplabellasenora (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 28, 2016

I've been here several times with my aunt. It's excellent service and food. Would definitely keep coming back.

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GaryW (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 26, 2016

very authentic Italian meal; great wine; homemade pasta lamb ragu very good
very nice appetizer - grilled octopus very tasty;
my favorite desert - affogato (nicely served separately icecream and espresso which is a very nice touch)

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vipMle642 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 24, 2016

We came here using a GiltCity certificate for 4. All the appetizers to share were beautifully presented and delicious. House wine by the bottle was perfectly good. We had one pasta dish, lamb rage, that was excellent. The salmon the rest of us had was just slightly overcooked at medium, hence the four stars rather than five. Service was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. We were in the back of the dining room and were able to enjoy a conversation although the front of the house was noisy. Bar scene was hopping, rather upscale crowd. Nice place to dine, especially if you love prosciutto and other homemade Italian foods.

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