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Allora

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435 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Allora, a restaurant and rooftop skylounge offering guests and patrons a 360-degree, panoramic view of the city. Outfitted with a carrera marble bar and herringbone floors, Allora transports diners to the spirit of old New York with a well-heeled twist. Allora's menu is rooted in Northern Italian-American specialties and offers a wide selection of homemade pasta, as well superior grass-fed steaks aged in house for 28 days and classic seafood dishes like Clams Oreganata. Other specialties include tableside preparations of old-school favorites like a traditional Caesar Salad, the "Godfather" Grilled Branzino, Flambées, Zabaglione, and more. In addition, over 30 off-menu seasonal specials like Pork Chop Etna and Kobe Beef Ravioli, will be offered nightly. With a focus on traditional hospitality that emphasizes the diner's experience above all, Allora offers a taste of Gotham as it once was.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alora is one of our favorites restaurants in New York! So happy it was open again and was just as wonderful as it ever was!
Can’t wait to go back 😉

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the service and overall experience... Totally up my alley, service was superior!
A little pricey but hey, it's Manhattan.

EP
vipElaineP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the food and the wine at Allora. I also liked their outdoor "social distancing" dining set up. I'd come back again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Honestly the only i was ok with was the food And I mean ok & service wasn’t all that Great it took 2 hours for our meal also My woman was so uncomfortable people smoking marijuana in front of Customer’s and smoke being blown to my woman & yea sorry and oh yea did I forget to mention it was my birthday celebration and it got ruined I’m sorry for the first time being here it will be certainly my last totally unacceptable

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vipSP1964
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modern, updated restaurant. Great food and sharp service.

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vipLIMike
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Took my wife out for Valentine's day and they couldn't get us out fast enough. They served us appetizers, the meal and coffee in 1/2 hour; it was ridiculous. Even after I told the waiter there was no rush, we weren't even finished with the appetizer before he brought out the main entree.
I ordered chicken masala and he brought me veal. I told the waiter it was veal and he said no, it was chicken. He brought it back to the kitchen to check and he came back and said it was chicken...2 minutes later, the manager came out and said he was sorry, it was veal.
They offered to remake it and I told them no thank you as my wife was already half way through her meal and by the time I would have gotten it, she would have been done. They proceeded to remake it anyway, and when it came out, it was chicken tenderloins not cutlets...again, ridiculous. I sent it back and told them to just forget it.
If you're thinking about this restaurant, there are plenty of other better Italian restaurants in NYC; we'll never be back there.

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Cjsmithnj
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always. We keep returning for the overall experience- superior food, excellent service and good location. Have not had a single dish that’s not the highest quality and service is always amazing. It can get a little noisy if it’s packed but we haven’t ever been there when it was unacceptable. One of our favorites in NYC.

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diverjp
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming right from the minute we stepped in. The Maître D gave us a warm welcome and seated us immediately (Saturday at 6:30pm). The waiter and staff met us at the table with water and bread and took our drink order. They didn't have a cocktail menu but have a full bar and made us excellent martinis. I cant say enough about the service, it couldn't be better. We ordered appetizers to desert and everything was great. The table side prepared Caesar salad was excellent. A great find pre theater and we loved the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. The food was spectacular and the service was absolutely amazing. Thank you so much to the staff who made us feel like family. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Loved it.

PL
PegL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive. Replaced my drink without question when it was not right.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was outstanding....maitre D was amazing....our meals were delicious!

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vipDonald
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently great !

BB
vipByeByeCaboose
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING and the service was superb! Our server (Richie) took the time to make the experience enjoyable- offered recommendations based on our likes. Split the meals into various plates and offered up the best wine. 5+++ stars!

TC
vipTonyC
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service great, love the tableside Caeser salad preparation, roll up digestive cart & off the chart personality of the hosts

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vipTobbade
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little gem in mid-town! Superb Italian - "You'd better believe it!!"

JL
vipJLC55
Pittsburgh
77 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last night in NYC after a two month visit! Allora is a really nice Italian Restaurant with good food and a super good wait staff.... Complimentary Grappa or Lemoncello to end the night!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ok joint a little touristy and less genuine for a NYC Italian restaurant

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted promptly. Amazing staff with everyone contributing to the experience. Food, wine, and dessert was delicious. Very satisfied with our experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous experience at Allora on Christmas night. Fadil went out of his way to treat us like family. The food is fresh and outstanding. Service was excellent. We really enjoyed the complimentary Parmesan, salami and hot peppers as well. Highly recommend dining at Allora.

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AnthonyB
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As I tell Elio and Frankie, if i am not at Allora for dinner i am not in NY. The absolute best food and the best guys in town. They truly make it special at Allora.

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vipSerena517
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 30 minutes early and they were happy to accommodate us. We had a delicious meal, with great service.
Will definitely return.

NY
vipNYCDINEDAWN
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food and Elio makes you feel special. Best Italian n midtown ! You will love . They have the longest pasta 🍝 in the world :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very romantic

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vipIrish1hh2
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was unbelievable. We went back for breakfast 3 days and felt like family.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nous avions réticences quand au bruit lorsque nous attendions pour être placés à la table. Finalement ça s’est bien passé. C’est bruyant car les gens sont enjoués mais l’atmosphère est tellement agréable qu’on oublie le bruit. Le service est extrêmement bien. On peut demandé à n’importe qui pour du service sans se faire dire que ce n’est pas leur table. Le service est rapide. À la fin on nous a servi un limoncello gratuitement. Ensuite on nous a offert un grappa aussi gratuitement. En discutant avec le proprio, il nous a demandé d’où on venait et pourquoi nous avions choisi son resto. Finalement encore on nous a offert un porto 10 ans pour notre dixième anniversaire de mariage.

Marc et Leeza

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vipsteve
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There are quite a few specials and the food was very tasty. The service was quite efficient. There was a nice variety on the menu

MM
vipMicheleM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a holiday dinner. It was fantastic!

NY
vipNYCDINEDAWN
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around ! Great food - but great service . Ask for Elio ! He’s the Best 👍👍😊😊

KM
KimberlyM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant with a keen eye towards providing customers with outstanding service and care.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Maitre d took excellent care of us. Table was late being ready for our reservation on a packed evening but the staff went over the top to make up for the inconvenience. Excellent authentic Italian and world class professionalism. Will come again!

JL
vipJeniceL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allora is an excellent Italian restaurant. Everything was superb. Impeccable service, delicious food, very attractive restaurant on both occasions when we dined here. I highly recommend it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time here and just like the first time the service was excellent. The maitre d’, Fadil, was warm, welcoming, and treated us like we were regulars.

The wine, bread, hot peppers, chunks of parmigiana, kale salad, octopus, pasta bolognese, chicken parmigiana.and the limoncello are all superb. The Caesar salad was nothing special so get something else’s.

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vipMycroft
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Not sure if Open Table is aware but booking a time slot does not guarantee a table - as we and others found out - but after waiting stoically for 20 mins for a table we sat down next to a noisy table of 10.

The food was incredible and the maitre’d was enthusiastically giving us freebies throughout the evening including 30 year old port ...
I love this place and would recommend it despite the crazy wait. Just avoid the rush hour.

RS
vipRyanS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come for the amazing food and you’ll keep coming back for the outstanding and friendly service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! The staff were great.

RJ
RJC44
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

First of all, reservations weren’t really needed, there was no check in desk. It was all Helter skelter with about 50 people waiting around the crowded bar. People that were coming out were complaining that they were rushed through dinner. The problem was, once we got seated we didn’t get our menus for five minutes we had to ask for them,and after waiting to find out what the specials were, we had to wait five minutes for our drinks. From then on it was rush, rush, rush to get us out and turn tables. Speaking of tables, they kept bringing a table across from us with no room to sit, setting it up, moving it out , bringing it back again , and moving it back again to the back of the restaurant. The food was good, but not worth the price, and the atmosphere wasn’t relaxing. The table behind us complained that their risotto wasn’t coked, and was inedible. My date had the same meal, ten minutes later, but was cooked correctly. Place was just as crowded after we left as it was before we were seated. Seems like they just had available time slots left on Open Table, so they could overbook tables to get as many people in and out, we will not be coming back.

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JenniferH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Allora was a good experience. We booked a table an hour before our reservation and were given a choice of tables. We had an early reservation and the restaurant rapidly filled up after we were seated. The wait staff was highly choreographed and we never felt forgotten despite being in the back corner of the restaurant. The food was really good. The only downside is that because we had an early dinner reservation we were very rushed - they were busy and trying to clear the tables, but the otherwise lovely experience was marred by the very apparent rushing that they were doing.

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vipLove2dine
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We visited on a night when a very loud group was present. The restaurant is very small and the group was very loud. We literally couldn’t hear each other talk, so we had to eat in silence and go elsewhere. The ambience was otherwise nice, the staff was wonderful, and the food portions were large. There were no sides and the waiter or menu didn’t advice us of that upon ordering. The food was fine but nothing special.

FAQs

Allora offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 754-9800.

Allora is rated 4.4 stars by 435 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.