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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

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

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Special Occasion (7)
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Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Seasonal (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Not much ambiance but good food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Jaime was wonderful! Delicious food and excellent service!

Tags: People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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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 11, 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 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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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 9, 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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 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 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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vip
 (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 5, 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 21, 2017

my family and I were walking through soho and found Altesi Downtown very good restaorant. good service and good food. Everything was very good from the beginning to the end. the octopus very nice and tender. The fresh pasta delicious and also the very thin crust pizza definitely we coming back

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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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