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viplavfly
San Francisco
103 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very quiet. Only 1 waitstaff. Only people in the restaurant, yet took 45 minutes to get food. They said they are closing down next week.

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TerriN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Actually great food. Wait staff so incredibly nice and helpful. 1 hour wait from ordering dinner and salad. Restaurant not particularly crowded, maybe 8 maybe 10 tables filled. Who waits for salad?
They made up for the delay with free drinks. So all was well. But we were there for almost 3 hours.

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FayeW
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was truly shocked by how delicious the food was. The menu was impressive. They took some old classic & revamped them wonderfully. The staff was very attentive & accommodating. I thought this was such an unexpected find that I almost want to keep it to myself!

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vipCharlie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, great place!

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BirutaH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Love the old world atmosphere with decore & music. Always have been pleased with my dinner selection . However disappointed with service. Staff turn over & lack of training????

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annag
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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

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GuissyN
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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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vipBonita
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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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vipNYLACE314
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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vipNancyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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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vipAxel
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipAnnie
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Rammer
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2016
Overall3food4service1ambience2

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!

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vipDK1362
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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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vipNYCBeth
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipNYLACE314
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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

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Rachel
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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chriss
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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vipSierra
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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flatironmax
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipSoho
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2016
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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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vipDeborah
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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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vipMad25
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LeighB
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Shoshie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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viptravelpro56
London
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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

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Grannyof6
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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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KariG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2016
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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

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NYCcat
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall2food4service1ambience5

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

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vipNiceComfortFoodFunSpot
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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viplavfly
San Francisco
103 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent menu of lunchtime treats

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2016
Overall2food4service1ambience1

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

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ALEO RESTAURANT GARDEN DINING offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 691-8136.

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