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For 2
Date
Sat, 4/21
Time
10:00 PM
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Altesi Downtown

4.2
553 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
After 22 years, Paolo Alavian has closed his iconic Soho restaurant "Savore" and replaced it with Altesi Downtown. Altesi Downtown is outpost of Altesi Madison, his Upper East Side townhouse restaurant. Locally sourced seasonal ingredients will be used in traditional Italian dishes, which will be served alongside small plates including Salumi and cheese platter served on cutting boards, panini and pizza from the wood-fired oven. Like its sister concept, Altesi Downtown offers Aperitivo (cocktails served with Hors D'Oeuvres) and A2Go - a lunchbox-style selection of panini, water/soda and small cookies.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: Noon - 11pm
Saturday: Noon - 12am
Sunday: Noon - 10pm

Aperitivo: 5pm - 7 pm

A2GO: Monday - Friday
Noon - 3:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 431-1212
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paolo Nozzole
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Catering
Full off-site catering available for all kinds of parties
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Spring & Sullivan
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Parking details
Street parking after 5pm weekdays, weekends all day
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Public transit
A,C,E train
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Entertainment
Only during parties
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Special events & promotions
Monthly Wine Tasting Dinners and all major Holidays Menu
Additional
Banquet, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether it is a business banquet, birthday party, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception Altesi Downtown offers both the décor and cuisine that makes for an unforgettable dining experience.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us on Mother's Day. We will serve 3 course Prix Fixe Brunch for $36 per person with the choice of appetizer, entree and dessert; and 3 course Prix Fixe Dinner for $49.99 per person with the choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. Our regular menu will be available as well.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 553 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fantastic. We will come back many many times

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This is a really delicious soho local gem
Make sure to ask for the pizza flatbread

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Accommodated a large group. Food was good but service very very slow

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Group of friends got together and we went to Altesi. We have been there few times already and we always love it. This time we went for a brunch. The food, the service and the atmosphere were fantastic. Well done Altesi see you soon!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent food - not sure why this hasn’t been “discovered” yet. Best food I’ve had in that neighborhood in years.

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Horrific. Disgusring

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very good food, reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

It was a return visit for us and we had invited a couple and it was their first visit and they are in the food business. We have a spectacular dinner with incredible service. We always have the specials - the soup - the pasta and the fish. All were top shelf. If it is a special occasion or everyday dinning Altesi is guarantee.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We had a lovely dinner there. We got together we couple of the friends and everyone had wonderful time. The food was great, the service friendly and professional and we will be back soon Altesi!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food, wait staff is friendly and courteous, service is good without being intrusive. Menu
is full of delicious appetizers and entrees. Interesting wi e list as well.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We absolutely love Altesi Downtown. The food was outstanding. For the appetizer we had lobster and belga salad followed by authentic and perfectly done pastas. The decor is beautiful and the service warm and friendly. We will be back very soon!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We absolutely love this place. We have been coming here already for the while and we always enjoy it. We love their oval thin crust pizza. The pastas are all authentic and delicious. The service is always friendly and welcoming. We highly recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for authentic and tasty Italian food.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Really enjoyed our meal. Staff very attentive and relaxed atmosphere

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2018

I have mixed feelings about this place. I've been wanting to go to the other location for a while but came to this one since it's closer to me. The place itself is very cute and the staff is very friendly. Our waiter insisted insisted in giving me and my husband a happy hour menu even though HH was over, we thought it was going to be extended but when we asked, it created a lot of confusion (on both sides). We decided to move on and my husband asked for a cocktail menu, the waiter kept pointing at the HH (wine) list and said that if he wanted liquor, they have a full bar... (huh?) I don't think he was being that way to be rude, I think there was a little bit of a language barrier and he was not well versed on whatever the restaurant has to offer. Anyway, we decided to order. We got the salmon tartar and the meatballs as appetizers, they were pretty good (nothing outstanding but good enough). For the main, we both had the lamb shank ragu tagliatelle. The pasta was nice and light but it was SO bland! And this is coming from a person who prefers food on the blander side. I NEVER add additional salt to food but I found myself reaching for the salt shaker over and over again! Lastly we ordered dessert, we got the profiterole and the creme caramel. The profiterole was good but it was a presentation that I had never seen before, it was like an ice-cream scoop filled with a profiterole. The creme caramel felt like eating a blob of fat... almost flavorless. The food was a big disappointment but the place itself and the service was good. I probably won't come back.

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2018

I feel totally ripped off. I went with a friend for a special occasion to have the Restaurant Week Lunch. The Piscacchio Semifreddo was removed from the dessert menu and she didn't even touch the Limoncella ice cream substitute. we both agreed that the food was so-so, nothing spectacular, but the worst part of it was that later in the day I looked at Altesi's lunch menu online and saw that they offer a daily lunch for $21.99 with more, and better, selections than what was offered for RW. And for $8 less. The owners must thing it is good business to take advantage by cheating their customers but I will spread the word about this deceitful practice and discourage people from dining there.

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Not much ambiance but good food.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Very good food and service the home made tagliatelle whit lam ragu Mama mia delicious like in Italy I’m definitely coming back

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

We absolutely love Altesi Downtown. The food was outstanding. For the appetizer we had salmon and lobster followed by authentic and perfectly done pasta and pizza. The decor is beautiful and the service warm and friendly. We will be back very soon!

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Food and service were great, decor not so much. We ate in the smaller front area which was fine - the back sort of looks like a cafeteria.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was okay, bartender was terrible - no clue how to make a dirty martini, margarita, or Black Russian... service was excellent - super attentive even with a large group.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Paolo does an amazing job running a top notch - incredible service - perfect food establishment. We always order the specials and are never disappointed.

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2.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Not great at all. It looks pleasant and quant from photo, but the service was off, no one was there, and the food was pretty bad. Gnocchi were tough, table hummus was weird, and the pomodoro was lacking seasoning.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was amazingggggg!! Service was great and the cocktails were phenomenal. Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on December 12, 2017

It smelled great and the space was cozy. We felt ignored by the staff after we received our meals. There were two large parties that took most of the staffs attention. Some of the staff seemed to be unaware of their surroundings, but most were experienced though seemed quite busy. They missed the chance to ply us with more wine and dessert. The octopus appetizer was delicious and the wine was quite good.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. I especially love their lobster salad.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

One of the best downtown restaurants in the city. They make great Manhattan's. The salads, pasta and fish specials were marvelous. The food is great and so is the service. Anytime we are in SOHO we will eat at Altesi Downtown.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Fantastic place for authentic Italian where you are left alone and not rushed.

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4.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Jaime was wonderful! Delicious food and excellent service!

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Altessi, as usual, pleases & satisfies. A favorite of mine in Soho.

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Understaffed, delicious octopus - hand-cut spaghetti with tomato and basil totally bland and basic - overpriced. Chairs scrape loudly on the floor

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

We love the place and it is one of our favorite restaurant in NYC. The staff is always friendly and welcoming, the food authentic and delicious. We really enjoy coming here and we always leave satisfied and happy.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and service, really exceptional items all over the menu. We've been coming here for years.

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2.0Dined on November 1, 2017

We are big fans of the location on the upper east side, which is why we visited the SoHo location. Everything felt a bit off, though. The dining room was not as warm. The service was not as smooth as the other locations; servers did not communicate very well, their frequency of visiting the table was inconsistent, and there was a lack of an overall welcoming feeling. And the food was not as good as uptown. Steak was great, pasta was great. The basics are there. But something has been lost in the translation from uptown to downtown.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

We loved Altesi. I travel a lot for business in Italy and I must say the food at Altesi is same as good as the best restaurants in Italy. We had a party of six and everyone loved their dishes. I had cured salmon with the cucumber and apple to start and it was fantastic followed by an excellent, perfectly cooked papardelle pasta with chanterelle mushroom. So if you don't want to travel as far as Italy for the great, authentic food go to Altesi and you will love it.

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1.0Dined on October 9, 2017

Disappointed

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4.0Dined on October 3, 2017

Good all-around restaurant for informal business lunch or dinner. The interiors are simple and lighting is decent; table spacing also good for business conversation. We had a pasta dish, which was well prepared and delicious. The only distraction came from the sound of moving the heavy chairs — a simple fix would be felt gliders on the chair legs. If this were fixed, the setting + the food and service would be exemplary.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

My brother highly recommended this place from his visit a couple of years ago. It did not disappoint. Almost feel like I was in Italy. Food and wine options were great. The lasagne was truly the best I've ever had, ever. It's neither a small nor large portion, but with the fresh bread they served it was just enough. With go back twice next time I'm in NYC

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2017

We love Altesi Downtown and it is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurant. We have been coming here frequently since they opened and I must say it is always a wonderful experience. The food is fantastic, always fresh and authentic. The service is friendly and professional and they always try to accommodate your needs. If the weather is nice we love to sit outside. We highly recommend Altesi to everyone looking for fine dinning experience.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

The whole experience was great, food was delicious, nice wine selection, and excellent service. We'll be back again!

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