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About Altesi Downtown

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.

200 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: Noon - 11pm
Saturday: Noon - 12am
Sunday: Noon - 10pm

Aperitivo: 5pm - 7 pm

A2GO: Monday - Friday
Noon - 3:30pm

Cross Street:
Spring & Sullivan

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(212) 431-1212

Website:
http://www.altesinyc.com/

Entertainment:
Only during parties

Catering:
Full off-site catering available for all kinds of parties

Parking Details:
Street parking after 5pm weekdays, weekends all day

Public Transit:
A,C,E train

Executive Chef:
Paolo Nozzole

Additional:
Banquet, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Wine Tasting Dinners and all major Holidays Menu

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us on Thanksgiving. We will be serving 3 course pre-fixe menu with the choice of appetizer, entree and dessert for $45 per person. Our regular menu will be available.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us on Christmas Eve. We will be serving 3 course pre-fixe menu with the choice of appetizer, entree and dessert for $46 per person. Our regular menu will be available.

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.

Altesi Downtown Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

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86% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for a Date (7)
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Good for Birthdays (6)
Authentic (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Cozy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Seasonal (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Disappointed

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 (New England)·Dined 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined 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

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We absolutely love Altesi Downtown. The food was outstanding. For the appetizer we had salmon and octopus 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The worst meal, service and value I've experienced in New York. 123 dollars for 2 people. Absurd, disgraceful, hideous.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Amazing food and service. Good spot to people watch with very reasonable pricing

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Nothing was particularly bad or wrong, but nothing particularly wowed me and so to me this restaurant is average. We chose this restaurant cause menu sounded good and it's in a great neighborhood. It's the type of restaurant that I'd go to if I lived in the area but not that I'd go out of my way for.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

we have been here before and it is always good. Appetizers, pastas, main meal and desserts are all delicious. even though the name has changed it is still the same consistently good quality food! Can't wait to go back again!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

After attending the theater three friends and I had a reservation at Altesi in Soho. We were greeted warmly at the entry and were delighted with the sleek, cool vibe inside. It was Restaurant Week and three of us ordered from the prix fix dinner menu. We also ordered one octopus appetizer for the table. I was impressed by the crusty, airy bread, served in brown paper bags. It was wonderful. The cannelloni spread which was served with the bread was fresh but underwhelming. Rosemary and more salt would have been great additions. My beef carpaccio, served with a bit of avocado purée was divine! The girls enjoyed their mussels. My porcini risotto was creamy and rich, albeit a rather small portion. The negroni was refreshing. I was disappointed by the cheesecake...not really very Italian. I expected a denser ricotta cheesecake. It was more like an American, light cheesecake. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive, but not cloying. All in all a delightful experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The restaurant was good. The Pizza was the size of a large app or small dinner and at $21 was a little expensive....The crust could have been cooked a little more - was a soft chewy dough.

The special scallop dish was very good - 3 scallops- was more of an app than a dinner.

The buratta was very tasty with watermelon---could have been more accompaniment.

The tiramisu- delicious. Smallish.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food and drinks were marvelous. Everyone enjoyed the well cooked and presented entrees and appetizer we ordered. The service is leisurely and we were in no hurry. If you're in a hurry I suggest you eat elsewhere. If you want a nice dinner of real Italian food served nicely at a leisurely pace, it's great. We will return.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Only one word for this place FANTASTIC!!!Amazing food amazing service,I also met the owner he was very elegant and friendly really I'm going to be back surely.Altesi is the place to be👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 19, 2017

My husband and I stopped in for a late lunch our first day in Soho and it was wonderful! Great food, beautiful table outside, and extremely friendly service. We loved it so much we planned a large family dinner there a few nights later. Everyone loved it too! They took such amazing care of us. We went back once more before we left Soho and headed to Midtown.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Always great food and great service especially when you eat outside

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Delicious every time! We were fans of Savore and thrilled that the food and friendly service remains at the highest quality in this new incarnation. The fried artichoke appetizer is a special treat, plus the linguini with seafood. All the pastas we had were wonderful, as was the roast chicken dish. Someone at the next table had the pizza, which we will try next time.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 15, 2017

A neighborhood favorite, Savore, has been elegantly reborn as Altessi Downtown. The spare and sophisticated decor seems to be the main change, with the menu continuing to be unique and authentic Italian pastries and main courses that are uniformly delicious and ample. The wait staff also seem to be same knowledgeable, warm and very professional team from Savore. Prices are reasonable. We went for a family reunion and had a wonderful meal, as we had many times at Savore, and plan to do again soon. Bravo!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Altesi Downtown is a very nice surprise. Having been a loyal Savore patron - we are very happy with the redesign -it is open and airy. The food and service were exceptional. The lentil soup, Bronzino and pasta were fabulous. They were only open 1 week since the renovation so we look forward to returning and having more specials to chose from.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Terrific food and very good service. Will go back again and again. A real gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent neighborhood Italian restaurant. Food is very satisfactory; not high end dining but good for standard pastas and entrees. Price is reasonable and the informal neighborhood ambiance is very pleasant.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2017

I think overall their food was very good, more than enough, definitely outstanding vavlue. Even desserts were freshly made. The only thing I wonder was the service. Everyone was very nice, however, our order was taken after someone who came after us...

Tags: Outstanding Value, Cozy, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2017

All food was over salted and looked not fresh. Even though the service was pretty fast and friendly I didn't like the food

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Delicious... great crusty bread and fresh spread.(yummy) portion size perfect.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Went with one of my girlfriends to catch up and it was amazing! The service was incredible, and the food was delicious! Love this place. Definitely coming back soon!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Chose Savor due our original choice being closed this day. Was with my wife and stepson. The service from Ronald was professional and courteous. We chose two appetizers and the delicious french onion soup. The food was served in more than ample portions and very flavorful. Come hungry! Had a very nice experience. Looking forward to trying Savor again.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Friendly clean fantastic Service food always fresh and delicious.
Nothing is to much trouble for them, they are so accommodating.
Beautiful clean crisp tablecloths and napkins. Best bread and whipped garlic butter.
Staff are so friendly and always remember you.
Cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. We dine there at least 3 times when we visit NYC.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Ask for the pizza menu and the hot oil. Can't beat this place a real neighborhood gem.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Excellent Food. Would definitely return!

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Savore never disappoints! Once again we had a delightful meal, this time with child in tow who was well taken care of. The focaccia is delightful and the artichokes are a must have!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

86 dólares por una pequeña y buena lasana, 8 trozos de ravioli, una copa de vino y una botella de agua. Camareros agradables.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Wonderful little Italian find in Soho. Had a great Italian Super Tuscan at a steal of a deal and a very pleasant dinner with warm and helpful service, assisted by the owner.
Delicious! Seemed popular with the folks from the neighborhood.
We'll be back next time we're in town!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

The food is delicious. Not only does it have extraordinary taste but the methods of preparation are unique and inventive. We were there on a Saturday night and noise level was high. Also seating is tight and maneuvering through a tight labyrinth of tables and bodies challenging. Several dishes and wine glasses fell to the floor and crashed during our two hours there. All in all, go for the food! The staff are very pleasant and if you can get past tight quarters you will enjoy it as much as we did!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Very nice food and good atmosphere attentive but not very vibey

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2016

One of our favorite spots to eat when we are in town. However, I will say this. Since summer of 2016 the service and good quality has dropped for some reason? I've had one member at the table send back their food every time we visit. Either it's wrong or last time it was cold. Idk, still like the place but may have to start looking for other options in town. Hopefully they will get back to the way it used to be.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed ourselves immensely. The room was fairly quiet for a Saturday night but the food and service was wonderful. It will be the first restaurant on our next visit to New York.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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