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About ALEO RESTAURANT GARDEN DINING
ALEO Restaurant & Bar showcases Superb Italian cuisine with expertly prepared fresh seafood dishes, HOMEMADE pasta creations, prime cut meats and signature starters. ALEO features an outdoor patio for dining al fresco with a retractable roof for inclement weather. The room is also heated and a GREAT PARTY SPACE year round. Zagat "A GREAT DATE PLACE" "Genuine Service"
ALEO IS A PERFECT SPOT FOR A PRIVATE PARTY OF ANY SIZE
New York, NY 10011
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:30 pm
Mon 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
Tue 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
Wed, Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
Sun 5:30 pm–8:45 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On and Off premise catering. Private parties are welcome.
Public Parking available 6-11pm. Private lot nearby.
6 Train to 23rd St.
N Train to 23rd St.
1 Train to 18th St. or 23rd St.
Private Party Facilities:
ALEO restaurant specializes in private dining for groups of any size (can accommodate groups up to 175). We have an OUTDOOR Patio with a RETRACTABLE ROOF for rain or shine. PRIVATE ROOM, entire restaurant availablity. Call Peter anytime 917 270 1818. NO GROUP IS TOO SMALL!
Private Party Contact:
Pietro/Peter: (888) 885-6029
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We are available for private parties, and willing to work with you on any budget requirements you have.
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ALEO RESTAURANT GARDEN DINING Ratings and Reviews
This is a return visit here. Food is excellent -and so many choices. We got a great round table and 5 friends came. We all ordered from the lunch PRE fixe, unbelievable value. Everyone ordered something different and really,really liked their selections. I got the shrimp fra Diablo w pasta; the shrimp prepared exactly as I requested (well done). We were not rushed and the decor looked so nice, perhaps it was renovated since last I was there. We had a totally enjoyable luncheon!
Excellent choice for a birthday celebration. Varied menu, pleasant service and good value. We were there the day after Christmas so it was especially quiet and cozy. I had been there before but it was a first for my friends. They all said they would be back
Have been here several times. Seems to be a new owner that spends his time with old friends rather than saying hello to people he does not recognize. Service was a bit confusing but okay. Reasonable value for the quality of food which was very good. Nice local place near Union Square. I would recommend.
Saturday night......there was one server and a busboy and helper to service the whole restaurant.....the server also doubled as the bartender......therefore the service and the wait time was horrendous! The food was mediocre at best and the restaurant itself was shabby and not clean.....we sat at a padded banquet and the upolstery was filthy.....not a good experience even with a groupon
Awful waitstaff. Very inattentive. I had to get up to get more water. I had to signal the waitress to let her know the veal chop was raw inside. Then had to grab her to let her know it had been overlooked. No apologies, no offers of wine or desert. No pleasantries.
Despite being under & then over cooked, the chop was very good. A minor incident with the manager as I was informing him of the problems. Not at all courteous
Definitely not worth a return visit
The service was horrible. Both the Waitress and manager were extremely rude. We asked for water and had to repeatedly ask before the waitress decided to serve us. The place was empty with only our table but we waited so long for the food to arrive and the food was tasteless and awful. The place also need a major renovation.
use a groupon which included 2 entrees and 2 cocktails/wine. Neither of us drank and wanted a replacement drink...we thought our drinks replaced it but to my surprised they were added to the bill. I thought that could of been an easy accomodation as we did not have alcohol which would of been a higher cost.
We had a group of 4 with varying eating styles and this restaurant fulfilled all our needs and wants. 2 in our group wanted lighter fare and 2 wanted the full Italian experience. All the dishes that we ordered were wonderful. We had a great bottle of wine suggested by our server. I thought the prices were in line with the experience. I would definitely recommend this place.
After reading the "story and history" about ALEO and Pietro on its website and the glowing food reviews, I felt warm, fuzzy, family feelings, I recommended ALEO to my out-of-town Italian-food-loving friend. I should have reminded myself that "if you have no expectations, you will not be disappointed". Well - I was.
The female bartender was lovely and friendly. Our waiter, who later said he was the manager, seemed like he didn't want to be there. That's what his attitude - over the three hours we dined - conveyed. When he later said "... hey, I'm out of here at 11 pm...", that confirmed that he wished he wasn't at ALEO, in a service business, a caring, family restaurant and couldn't wait to skedaddle out! Shame on him! I regret tipping him. So much for the "warm, family staff" credo.
The food? Very good quality and quantity - grossly underseasoned = blah. Had to salt, pepperize and parmesanize ourselves!
Pretty and nice ambience.
I last ate in Aleo a few years ago, and distinctly remember the charming backyard dining room. They have changed it from the Italian tiles and lots of plants + a small, typical Italian, water spout coming out of the wall to a wall-boarded dining room. THAT was very disappointing. In NYC, with it's hundreds (if not thousands) of neighborhood Italian restaurants, Aleo was unique in summer. Now it is just a neighborhood restaurant with decent food, not so good house wine, nice, attentive help and an open air dining-room. If I'm in the neighborhood, I'll eat there again. But I wouldn't go out of my way to go to Aleo.
This restaurant got very good views so me and my boyfriend were excited to go. We're both servers so we try to be very understanding at restaurants and don't cause a fuss but that was extremely hard to do here. Our appetizers took 25 minutes to arrive at our table. If it was busy I would have understood but there was only one other table in the restaurant at the time. Our dinners came out shortly after we finished our appetizers. I got the shrimp risotto and was disappointed to find that my risotto was undercooked and crunchy. We also got the veal scallopini and were very unimpressed by the salad that was lazily put on top of the veal. We both ordered drinks and they were extremely strong. My margarita was straight tequila with a little bit of lime juice. I basically took a shot with every sip. The "garden area" was also unimpressive. Just chairs placed in a little area which they decorated with christmas lights. Overall not impressed with this place. We got out of there as soon as possible. Not worth the expensive meals you'll be getting.
They were nice, they did not rush us, the food is delicious - and we got there right in time for the opening for dinner so we got to sit in the breezy open doorway... Beautiful good spirits all around. My one complaint? The four-cheese ravioli seemed like a half serving for $20... Delicious! I wanted more! Thank you for a beautiful experience.
Aleo was so good. I went with 9 friends and we took advantage of their amazing prix fixe lunch. It was $22 and the appetizers, entrees and desserts were great - along with a huge selection in the appetizer and entrée categories. I can honestly say that every food selection was delicious - not that I tasted everything - but I got the feedback from everyone. My friends, and I, have very diverse tastes. Yet, all were satisfied. I loved my root salad and healthy salmon dish (of course my selection of incredible (tiramisue (sp?) probably added calories. My meat-eater friend (from South America) loved his hanger steak and his appetizer of calamarie (sp?). Another friend (kosher) was able to get exactly what he wanted. My friend who loves chicken parm loved his. I'm telling you this just to demonstrate the great diversity of food offerings. The staff was so nice, and had to change the table arrangement because more people showed up than were expected. One friend wanted the table re-arranged again - and they did this again for us. We were never rushed and we had a delightful time. Just be sure to make reservations as it is a small restaurant - although the garden area is larger. We will be back.
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