Altesi Downtown

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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Join us on Thanksgiving. We will be serving 3 courses Thanksgiving prix fixe menu with the choice of appetizer, entree and dessert for $40 per person. Our regular menu will be available.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Terrible food, it’s a waste of prime real estate in a neighborhood with great food. Hardly would call it Italian, the pasta was far from hand made, not cooked well. When asked for olive for dipping bread, they gave us the olive oil you cook with - terribly smelly and definitely not appropriate to serve with bread. Never going back

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food crap service

c
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have here numerous times before both for lunch and dinner. The food is always very delicious and well prepared. My husband had the pasta special and I had the pork chop special which came sliced off the bone. Both dishes were great. We then had the tiramisu which we've had before and it didn't disappoint us. All in all , we really like this restaurant and would recommend it to lovers of good Italian dishes.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I have been going to Altesi for many years. We enjoy the ambiance, the food and especially entire staff. Paulo and his team are very accommodating!
We have had numerous family parties there as well which have been a big hit. The summer outdoor seating is picturesque with a European feel.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Spending time with friends

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Pretty much every Italian restaurant in SoHo is nicer

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, great service and reasonable pricing. Worth a return trip!

MF
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience with friendly service and very tasty food and wine. This is a favorite spot when we’re in town.

W
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of our favorite Sunday spots for lunch.

S
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My lobster salad was sublime - as it always is. My dining partner's salmon entree was overcooked and, for some reason its top was coated heavily with black pepper, which made him choke. He finally scraped off the top lawyer of the fish & ate the rest of it.

Having eaten at Altesi Downtown many many times & also taken many people there, this was the first time someone's meal was less than superb.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service

RD
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - service - outdoor dinning.

g
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Not great food; calamari was dreadful and we returned it. Touristy and expensive mediocre food do not make me want to return soon.

LH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service
Great food
Nice ambience

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

With my mom to reminisce my wedding ceremony at Paolo’s Savore restaurant 10+ years ago

C
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was superb, and outdoor seating was pleasant. Service was a bit uneven, however (unduly long wait to get the second glass of rose that required asking about it 3 times). Otherwise, a very nice experience.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Mother’s Day Brunch. Food was very good and excellent service.only concern she was there no soap in the women’s bathroom?

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very tasty, service very pleasant and music simply fun. Every dish was worth having, the antipasti, especially the grilled octopus. The squid ink pasta didnt disappoint. But the nutella pizza was the surprise that exceeded all expectations. We thought we'd have a bite just to try and were not able to leave a bite on the table. So good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant its a best kept secret

J
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner with friends. Restaurant was pretty empty but the food and service were wonderful. This was my second time there. We had very good meals but a little pricier than anticipated. Still all in all, an excellent choice.

MC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very tasty. My brother and I shared an artichokes-and avocado appetizer, and enjoyed it. I had the lasagna, which held its own, as did the tiramisu. The only problem seemed to be getting the attention of a waiter, which seemed to be resolved when I eventually resorted to asking for help from the bartender.

G
Washington DC
95 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Pleasant local trattoria in Soho. Food well above average. Service friendly but distracted. Pasta courses are a strength, generously sized portions. Salmon entree was excellent. Excellent value.

JW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great food, good wines and friendly service.

J
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We return often and always leave with the lovely sensation of having eaten a perfect meal in a warm and inviting place

JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good, service was good. Not a restaurant that had anything over the top. Just a regular spot to have lunch or dinner. It was a quiet and pleasant experience.

KS
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian places I have ever visited. Lasagne, Cesar salad, mozzarella with tomatoes were the best. Delicious food, nice time spent

a
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience overall! Food was delicious, space was stylish and our waiter was super friendly! Would go back, and recommend to others.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch, very cute restaurant design, amazing pizza!

S
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was DELICIOUS! The decor was great, service was excellent, I'm definitely glad I came. Highly recommend!!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I’ve eaten several times at Altesi on East 64th. The food and service were equally as good. The Spring Street dinning room was comfortable but the 64th Street room more spacious and quiet.

S
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Altesi came through as usual. My neighborhood go to restaurant for a meal with friends.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paulo and his team always provide Exceptional service and the food is absolutely amazing

E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great but service felt a little too rushed

RD
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent SOHO restaurant. Great food and service.

b
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Has been on of my favorite restaurants sine we stated going there in 2002. Altesi Uptown is equally good

JB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving at Altesi downtown excellent.

LL
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, with attentive service. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food. Awful service. They charged us for water.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food, personalized service, attentive waiter. The tagliatelle with lamb ragu was delicious.

L
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a gracious gem with true Italian cuisine; an accomodating staff and the greatest focaccia ever!

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