Arno Ristorante

4.5
1439 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
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
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NJJC
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
30 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food very well prepared with extremely professional service

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vipHersh
New England
7 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
295 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.

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vipRene21
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as usual ! This is one of the my favorite restaurant restaurants. Every menu is good ~ original Italian mama’s taste!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I called, they were very friendly. First impression, good.
When we arrived, the bar area was inviting! The dinner, from start to finish was perfect. Now we have to say, the food was excellent. The shrimp with light tomato and white wine was absolutely fantastic! Carlo was helpful with the wine selection, I asked for a wine in a certain price range, and he brought the perfect bottle! Couldn’t say enough positive things about our dinner here!

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vipMikeM
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, happy staff! 👍🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great!!

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occdiner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Food was excellent. Highly recommend the Ceasar salad and chocolate mousse cake. Made a great memory.

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Bamm
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Amazing red snapper.

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vipJohnV
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and courteous service. Would recommend this restaurant for authentic Italian food.

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CaraB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went during COVID just an hour before closing. Restaurant was very quiet with few guests. We believe that this was because both Google and Open Table said they closed at 8 pm (we had a 7:45 pm reservation and they were definitely open). And with all the scaffolding all over the place in NYC, it's hard to spot that it's open. That said, we had a lovely traditional dinner with salad, tortellini bolonese and veal parmesan. The food was very good, the wine excellent and the service above par. What you would expect from a white table cloth restaurant

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vipMichael
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food is not good even though it's a nice place, overpriced n indifferent service

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Julia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arno was a great place and we will definitely be dining there again. The food was great and the service was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, a hidden gem. I would definitely dine here again.

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vipAnn247
Seattle
58 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have to say with all the Italian restaurants in NYC how I picked this one is unfathomable. It was a horrible experience. We arrive to an empty restaurant. Thinking awe It’s still the effects of COVID. Not the restaurant. Two of our guest were already seated next to the entrance of the kitchen. Not a good location for any seating in a restaurant, no less one that’s empty. I did not want to make our guest move. Things just continued to go downhill. I order a bottle of wine. The server (owner or manager) said oh let me pick your wine. No thank you I would like this one. No, no he said. I’ll bring you something else. Seriously... he brought a really cheap version of my pick. Said he would match the price. I said no thank you. I’ll choose another. Once he finally poured our wine he wanted our dinner order right then. He said the kitchen was closing This was at 7:30pm we had a reservation. We order shortly. Our food was delivered within 8 mins. The meal was terrible. While we are eating we could hear noise of a big party and the strong smell of cigars coming from the other side of the kitchen. Not the dining room. When we asked if he would please close the door from
the kitchen due to the cigar smell he just ignore our request. It was our sons 25th birthday party. This restaurant ruined what was to be special. Only go to this restaurant if you want to be extremely disappointed. The restaurant owner - manager had a party for themselves that we were interrupting. Why not just call to cancel our reservation then to ruin our special evening so they could have their party. This was not a cheap place.
With this type of service and food. They should be out of business. And not receive any of the simultaneous help.

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vipTK719
New York Area
339 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to have Arno back open! The dining room is beautiful and the food is just superb. And the service is among the best in the city. Very reasonable prices for the quality. You won't be disappointed!

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DrWineLuver
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, wines are all fantastic! It is great to have you back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a date with my boyfriend. The restaurant was pretty empty. There may have been 2 or 3 other tables including ours. Covid restrictions were still in effect. Food was amazing and can’t wait to go back!

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vipSean
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent I had sole it was delicious cooked perfectly Carlos selected the perfect wine to go with it

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vipRich1758
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Even dining in the street, service was good... food was spot on

Sorry not much ambience eating outside on the street

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TamaraI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for pre-theater dinner. Attentive wait-staff with delicious food and good wine!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good tasting food but Hot Appetizers were served room temp to cold. Very disappointing.

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vipKateN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a business lunch. Fab food. Attentive service. Fascinating specials.

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vipDanT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is always good; waiter was a bit inattentive; and very loud. Not good for business conversation

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Lrosa
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the corner table! And the on-street parking is a huge plus... perfect dinner...excellent all the way around!

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 1439 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.