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Altesi Downtown

4.4
528 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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.
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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Cross street: Spring & Sullivan
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Neighborhood

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us on Valentine's Day. We will serve 3 course prefix menu with the choice of appetizer, choice of entree and choice of dessert for $59 per person. Our regular menu will be available too.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 528 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
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4.0
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Nsampat (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on December 13, 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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Sohowoman (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 9, 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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vipSS19 (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on December 5, 2017

Jaime was wonderful! Delicious food and excellent service!

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Sohowoman (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 4, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on November 19, 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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vipFoodie (New York Area)
5.0
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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vipDowntownLocal (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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vipNothingBeatsNYC (New York Area)
2.0
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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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Spring & Sullivan
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 431-1212
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Entertainment
Only during parties
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Catering
Full off-site catering available for all kinds of parties
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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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Executive chef
Paolo Nozzole
Additional
Banquet, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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.

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