Allora

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421 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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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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H
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

T
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
Pittsburgh
76 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!

OT
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
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.

OT
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.

AB
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.

S
New York Area
33 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
New York Area
33 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 :)

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

Very romantic

I
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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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s
New Orleans
19 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
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a holiday dinner. It was fantastic!

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

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

KM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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
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
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.

M
Los Angeles
62 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
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
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! The staff were great.

RJ
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.

JH
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.

L
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.

EM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience3

There was a ridiculously loud party and everything suffered. My friend said thhe 43 dollar sea bass smelled or tasted fishy snd the waiter said “its fish”. How obnoxious.

JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A reliably wonderful venue for a night out with friends. The food and service were great

AS
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is good and enjoyed it., service felt brusque. Too many wait staff circling around and sometimes felt like they were doing us a favor!

GF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Wonderful Caesar salad made table side.,but pasta was chewy. Waiter seemed reluctant to provide the menu although it was in his hands - clearly pushing a couple of dishes, one of which I ended up having. But why not share the menu? Odd place. Not the delicious Italian experience I had hoped for.

PM
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Good food but very slow service and overpriced.

C
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Phenomenal food, attentive service, a great experience overall! As Elio would say, “You better believe it!!”.

RD
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends here on Saturday evening and were very please with the overall dinner. The retaurant is lively and the food is great.

JC
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

So disappointed. First of all, there are so may staff members mulling about, it’s almost hard to focus. Although we ordered a special appetizer which was good, the regular menu selections were average at best. I will not be returning.

KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never have had a bad meal. The staff is old school and the place just has the most authentic vibe.

T
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was packed on a Wednesday night and even with a reservation we had to wait a little bit. Boy was it worth the wait!!
Excellent service, delicious food, massive portions and nice wine selection. The staff were amazing and surprised me with dessert and even sang Happy Birthday. Ended the evening with raisin grappa! Wonderful experience!! Will definitely be back!

j
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overall. Extremely terrible. I didn’t know that I was invisible until I got to this restaurant. Had a 7pm reservation. When I got there at 650 the maitre d ignored me. 15 minutes he said. By 745 he got us a table. Squeezed us into a table where I could have eaten off the 3 table where we were squished. Oh. And the noise was deafening. And I saw several table waiting for food or service or something. We opted to go elsewhere by 8. An hour after the reservation. I would strongly suggest NOT going. Disaster!!!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

My boyfriend and our mother’s were in New York City for a celebratory weekend and were very excited to try Allora. Sadly we were treated so rudely by the hostess, who shooed us to the end of the bar while our table was being set and rolled her eyes at us when we asked if we could order a drink while we waited. After awkwardly browsing the menu and trying to shake the feeling that we weren’t welcome, we finally decided to take our business elsewhere after yet another huffy eye roll from the hostess.

DB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

We made s reservation and still had to wait an hour. The place is very loud. The acoustics aren’t very good. Food was incredible.

B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is the best! We celebrated a birthday and everything was top notch! One of my favorite places.