Arno Ristorante

4.5
1455 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Arno Ristorante serves tasty Northern Italian specialties in the heart of the Garment District. We are only a few blocks from Madison Square Garden and the Theater District. We are now open for Outdoor Dining, Takeout & Delivery!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1455 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great except for the chicken parmigiana. It wasn’t on the menu so I’m blaming that as the reason. The other 2 meals, shrimp cocktail appetizer & coffee were all better than expected. The bread is fantastic. The check in & service can’t be beat. We had early reservations, at 4PM, to avoid the crowds & it was perfect. The crowd started to shuffle in towards the end of our visit. This was our second time there & we will be back during future trips to NY.

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PamelaD
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great restaurant, amazing food loved the burrata, sole and dessert!!!

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vipPklein
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was fine, but we had just arrived in town after a flight and a very long drive from the airport. We were placed right next to a party who had someone with a hearing problem. He and his party spoke very loudly; his voice was penetrating. The restaurant was not full so we asked to be moved further away from that table. The waiter complied and moved us to another unoccupied room entirely. He explained that the man was a regular customer and implied that we were wrong. It didn’t leave a good taste in our mouths.

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vipDonald
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

A little disappointed in the service for a restaurant at this level, food was great

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vipVincenzoP
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You can't get any more authentic than Arno. The food was absolutely delicious.

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vipLisaR
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

They were slammed for pre theatre and so I felt very ignored-
The manager was very nice and he was trying.
It was just one of those nights. Food was just average.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Did not even give us menu. Asked for drink menu without success. Pasta disk was very good, red snapper okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Disappointed. My wife and I went for date night after reading good things online. We were rushed through dinner- in and out in 30 minutes and it’s WAY over priced. The place screams tourist trap. Our Hispanic waiter had a fake Italian accent. $28 for tortellini with meat source. It was a child portion. $14 for house Chianti. We had two entrees, she had a glass of wine and I had one beer. It was $100 bill. I would not recommend this place.

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pattyd
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Arno many times over the years.
As usual the food was delicious and the service great and attentive. We were celebrating my son's birthday. The dessert (with a candle and waiters singing) was complimentary for him. Would definitely recommend

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julie
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great meal

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DonH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Very small portion sizes for the price. A small piece of salmon with horrible tasting potatoes will run you $35 and leave you wanting to go get a slice of pizza after you are done.

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ALmom
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Would have liked for bread to have been warm. It was room temperature with frozen butter pats.

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TessaM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Worst service we had in NYC. Waited 6 min to be noticed at the door. Yes, we had reservations. We were sat at a dirty table. We waited 8 min to get moved to a clean table and to receive menus. Waiter was very rude, but I will address the restaurant directly on that. All and all, blaming night before marathon and every Italian place was busy. Food was perfect! Portion was spot on for angel hair pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

First, they NEVER asked to see COVID Verification cards (for any patron in the restaurant) or a photo ID. They also never acknowledged a birthday we were there to celebrate. We specifically use open table for our reservations and they were taking people without reservations in front of those with reservations. Very frustrating! The bread was cold and do not order the fried mozzarella. The cheeses was not mozzarella. The salads vegetables were translucent which means they were precut and stored in a place that is too cold and/or pre dressed and get limp from being doused in dressing. I had the seafood over risotto and only had 4 scallops the size of my pinky nail and calamari rings. No other seafood in this dish. Rice was hard!

I do not recommend this place at all. Even if it was just a bad night for the food, they are not following the COVID guidelines! Let alone when asked if we wanted dessert or coffee, still no acknowledgement of the birthday and that’s because they were not lookin at the reservation book.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Salonero algo gritón
La comida muy buena

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vipOldtimer
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice midtown, classic italian. Food good, not outstanding. Our waiter was very attentive, bordering on hyper.

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PascalAndre
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were very good! I am very happy to have tried this restaurant!

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vipDanB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos provided outstanding customer service. Food was great as well.

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Kathleena
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our time at Arno and will be back for sure! The wait staff MADE the experience. Keep doing what you are doing......

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vipRanger
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very professional staff. Food more than met my high expectations

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vips1sct
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve visited Arno’s many times over the years. Consistently excellent experience on all fronts - food quality, taste and presentation, hospitality, service, ambiance, the whole dining experience. Great choice of wines as well.

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viperh1
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veal parmigiana and pasta with marinara sauce were exceptional! Lovely, relaxing atmosphere.

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NJJC
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tried and true Italian Restaurant that has weathered the financial crisis, the city's crisis and now the Pandemic. Enjoyed watching everyone pitch in to serve a crush of diners, sometimes hectic but you weren't forgot. Good food and drink. Enjoy!

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Jeff
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was very good, but food was mixed.
Drinks served were not correct. (second glass of pinot noir was a different variety than the first glass, and a Jack Daniels order was served a Johnny Walker - not a huge problem, but for the price you expect things to be correct)
Four of us ordered 2 different veals, and 2 different fish dishes. The veals were both very good, as well as one fish, but the fish special of the day was not only not particularly fresh, but was likely not the species of fish listed.

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vipClaudiaW
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect place to spend my husband’s and my last evening in NYC. It started with a perfect margarita and vodka martini, followed by a good menu…the antipasto platter and veal choices were delicious…and an excellent wine list. We loved the Baked Alaska for dessert. Service was excellent and the dining room was very pleasant. We plan to return next time we are in NYC.

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vipBKap
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went there pre-theatre, and my wife was very late, so we had a tight time squeeze. The staff were incredibly accomodating and helpful in getting us served quickly. Thje entire staff was very friendly and efficient. When my veal came it was like melt in your mouth butter - delicious. My wife's chicken was excellent as well. The ambience is very old school heavy wood Italian restaurant decor, and could use a redo. Other than that it was excellent, and I would definitely go back, especially for pre-theatre, given the location.

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BenB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed it - healthy portions. Food was very good.
Baked clams were excellent - pasta solid

Worm feel always

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vipJSHED22
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely will make a reservation the next time I’m in NYC.

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MichaelR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arno was an amazing experience! The food and service were exceptional!

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Happyinnyc
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our server was curt and commented (negatively) on everyone’s order. The place was not busy, but the service was not very attentive. Food was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Realy good food and servise

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vipStella
Fort Lauderdale
97 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. Will definitely go back.

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anonymous
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably excellent Italian food in Midtown. Recommended.

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vipRanger
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food very well prepared with extremely professional service

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vipHersh
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Quiet, good service,

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NeilG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Arno! It is one of our favorite restaurants. The food was excellent.

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vipJoeR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arnos is my go to Italian Restaurant in midtown. They do a wonderful job and always make us feel like we’re at home!

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vipJSASUALUM
Jacksonville
301 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands-down best Italian restaurant in Manhattan!
We were warmly greeted on Monday night and seated by the window in their beautiful bar.
Our server, Cornelio, remembered us from previous visits to NYC albeit the last time more than 17 months ago because of the Covid pandemic.
We started with a fabulous pinot noir from Oregon.
The tri-colored salad that my wife and I shared was fantastic. My business colleague loved the corn, red bean and spinach soup as an appetizer.
Our entrees were amazing: veal, chicken and snapper. Each was exquisitely prepared and presented with sauces that were oh so flavorful.
We enjoyed another Oregon vineyard’s pinot noir for dessert.
If you get the chance to dine here you will thoroughly enjoy it!
Look forward to dining here again on our next trip to NYC in late September.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The restaurant was empty at 700p which was a concern. It slowly added customer. The wait staff and Maitre’ D were all very attentive, yet we felt rushed. Food was ok, good but nothing extra special. We had clams as appetizers, small yet tasty. Melon and prociutto. I had Linguini Fruitta de mere. Was tasty and good portion. I received parmigiana cheese, via bowl, not graded. Atmosphere was nice, much larger dinning room, but set nicely and clean.

FAQs

Arno Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 944-7420.

Arno Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 1455 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.