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

7 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:30 pm
Dinner
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

Cross Street:
5th/6th Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 691-8136

Website:
http://www.aleorestaurant.com/

Catering:
On and Off premise catering. Private parties are welcome.

Parking Details:
Public Parking available 6-11pm. Private lot nearby.

Public Transit:
6 Train to 23rd St.
N Train to 23rd St.
1 Train to 18th St. or 23rd St.

Executive Chef:
Pietro Raimondi

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

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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3.7

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3.6

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3.5

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4.1

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (499)
Great for Outdoor Dining (319)
Good for Groups (247)
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Romantic (234)
Fit for Foodies (219)
Special Occasion (147)
Great for Lunch (130)
Notable Wine List (70)
Kid-friendly (50)
Late-night Find (47)
Great for Brunch (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Hot Spot (23)
Casual (12)
Good for a Date (9)
Scenic View (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Outstanding Value (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was terrible. Waitress was very nice too bad the food was awful.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We really enjoyed our Thanksgiving Dinner. Plenty of food. We loved all antipasti and best part of meal was Pumpkin Pie. It was some incredible good as well cranberry sauce. Loved it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2017

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

The food service was well paced and our waitress was very friendly. Shrimp risotto was fantastic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Restaurant was almost empty on a Saturday night. They seated us by the door which was totally freezing with a draft. Food was below average.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Old and worn interior with rather small area for tables adjacent to bar area. Slow but friendly service. My pasta dish was tasty; my husband's steak was chewy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Great neighborhood dining....great food..quiet atmosphere ..

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2016

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

Tags: Authentic, Outstanding Value, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Decent meal. Service was a bad as it gets. We had to go ask for anything we wanted, i.e. bread drinks, water etc. Served the Manhattan in a water glass!

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2016

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2016

First time visiting this restaurant. Enjoyed the food and ambiance. Will go back this Summer to enjoy the garden.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We ate at Aleo on Thanksgiving. We were on vacation and the staff made us feel at home. The food was great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We had a delicious Thanksgiving meal and the homemade desserts were wonderful! Great four course meal at such a reasonable orice. Virtually unheard of in NYC!

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2016

Food and drink were delicious and well paced from drink and appetizer delivery to meal

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Great food and very accommodating for large groups. Not too loud, so you can actually hear the other people at your table.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Great food and service!! Quiet little spot... the outside seating garden is amazing!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2016

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2016

The food was excellent. i was meeting a friend and running late. They didn't push to order right away or rush us out.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Really enjoyed the experience at Aleo. My steak was slightly overdone (medium rare when I ordered rare), but it was still very good. My date enjoyed her meal as well. It's a little pricey for what it is, but still think I would go back again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2016

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2016

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2016

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2016

As usual, wonderful food and. experience. Was with my nephew who has multiple food allergies. Anthony was extremely helpful. My nephew loved his meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on July 29, 2016

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2016

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2016

We chanced upon Aleo and we were happy we did. It is a lovely neighborhood restaurant that serves solid Italian food. The staff couldn't be nicer or more accommodating. They also have a great sense of humor!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2016

Food was awful and so was the service, was very disappointed!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2016

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2016

It was nice to be able to sit outside without a long wait. Everything was pretty mediocre though.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2016

Someone was smoking through the entire time we were there. Hot and dark.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Food was great. Service was super slow. Nice out door seating

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2016

Excellent menu of lunchtime treats

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2016

Service is woeful. 20 minutes to be seated in an empty restaurant and 90 minutes for a meal is unacceptable.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2016

Delicious food and attentive service from Anthony. A great evening!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2016

The service is excellent. The food is excellent and it's a great value. They do have a lovely outside garden area but it was too cold when we dined. Next time!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2016

Great place to have lunch. Love the outdoor garden in the back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2016

First time here.. Enjoyed our dinner but was disappointed when it came to the bill...

Restaurant did not honor our Gift Card.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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