About Arno Ristorante

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.

141 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 7th Avenue and Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 944-7420

Website:
http://www.arnoristorante.com/

Catering:
Office Delivery and off premise Catering is available upon request. We offer full service catering at the location of your choice.

Parking Details:
Central Parking System is located across the street. On Saturdays street parking is available.

Public Transit:
1, 2, 3,7, N, R, Q, W & Shuttle subway lines to Times Square/42nd Street, and B, D, F & V subway lines to 42nd Street/Bryant Park.

Executive Chef:
Luis Uzcha

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer an Iron Chef Competition, Hands on Cooking Classes, Wine Tastings and a variety of special events for groups.

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Private Dining

Perfectly situated between the Garment District & Madison Square Garden and just south of Times Square, Arno Ristorante has been a part of Manhattan's Midtown landscape since 1984. Our five event spaces can be configured to accommodate from 20-300 guests. Great for weddings and holidays.

Arno Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (22)
Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasion (17)
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Business Meals (16)
Romantic (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Authentic (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Casual (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Fun (7)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
People Watching (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined a day ago

Please read this entire review.

Let me begin by saying I have never written a negative review on any restaurant in the past. My expectations from a NYC restaurant are high but not unrealistic.

We had a reservation at 8:00 but our table was not ready. No big deal we will have a drink at the bar. The bartender was lovely.
Our table became available and the waiter brought our drinks from the bar to the table. Fine. So far so good.
We sat without a waiter for about 5 minutes. No big deal. After about 10 minutes they brought us a menu. Then approximately 10 more minutes I had to ask for a wine menu.
We sat there with no interaction for another 10 minutes and were quite fed up. We decided this was unacceptable for New York City and decided to leave. We got up and I went to the coat check to retrieve our coats ( the coat check lady was wonderful).
I went back to the bar where my wife was and asked to talk to the manager, Carlos. Carlos was anything but a manager. I could not believe how rude he was initially to my wife and then to me.
I am honestly very cordial and laid back. I would not leave a negative posting if it really doesn’t deserve it. Carlos could not have cared less that we were leaving. I told him the service was terrible and he told us that in 32 years he has never heard this in the past? Seriously? Never in 32 years. There was no attempt to placate us at all. He basically said “just leave”. We are not high maintenance at all but his attitude was disgraceful for a NYC restaurant. I sincerely hope this restaurant fails as I cannot imagine people will tolerate this horrible service for long.
Unfortunately we didn’t get to taste the food. The way this experience began we were not going to tolerate it. By contrast we had dinner at another restaurant last night but I will not mention it out of respect but you have many other choices in NYC than this place. I hope you choose a better restaurant for your dollars. I wasn’t going to spend mine here.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Great meal and service. This is our go to place near Penn Station and it's always wonderful!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Desi, the server, sang in a theatre quality opera voice to us at the table. My wife cried.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were forgotten. Our server did not bring our drinks until after the food was brought out. The server also seemed to get into a verbal argument with the dessert cart server after we requested dessert and the guy did not come by. The food was slightly overpriced for what was presented.

Very disappointed.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

food not really good ,basic and over priced for the quality

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This place is awful. It’s a big scam for people who don’t know their way around the city. The service was awful. The food was sub par. Stay away from here. Don’t waste your time. You’re better off at an Olive Garden than this place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Wow I saw the positive reviews so I went to Arno only to be really disappointed. First of all the menu at the restaurant is more expensive than what is shown on open table (e.g. the Swordfish was actually $5 more). When we placed our order the food was at the table in less than 4 minutes telling me it was pre-cooked and just heated-up. Besides that it just wasn't that good and there are way better restaurants at better prices than this place. Note the restaurant is also very loud and at the table next to us two women were telling multiple employees that the bartender should be fired because multiple times she failed to make their cocktails the way they liked them (If they ever make a Jersey Shore show for people in their 50's they would both get starring roles). I am dumbfounded people give it a high rating and although I try and give a place the benefit of the doubt, there are way better places to spend your time and money.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I had a business dinner and was rush thru the entire meal and was not asked if we wanted desert. We were there for just a little over an hour. Very strange!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Good food and quick service before game

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great after theater restaurant, excellent food and great service. Would highly recommend to others

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Consistently good food, service, clean, and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Boring menu. Felt very rushed and that they wanted us in and out. No ambience- very dated. Silver ware dropped on the table but menus took 10 minutes. All tables seated together and it was very loud. They could have moved us somewhere more quiet. Food was just ok. Nothing special. Too many other good restaurants to bother with this one.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I'd recommend some dishes but we've never had a bad meal there. Good service in a spacious, uncrowded dining room.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

This restaurant is always consistent with service and food. This time was more of the same. Really good risotto and the seafood salad is a must try. hope to be back soon.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great place for business lunches, cozy, elegant. Food is good, desserts are great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was not what we expected based on the ratings. We brought our six year old daughter and was automatically put in the bar (she was very well behaved). Our waiter apparently came off his shift as after our initial drinks and order no one came until the bill. We were not even offered dessert (for which they have a good looking tray). The food was good, but the service brought down the overall experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great Italian food. The veal was very tender. Didn’t even need to look at a menu. The specials were excellent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have been to Arno several times over the past few years and always enjoy the service and the food. A varied menu with specials and many options on the dessert cart. We've been there for special occasions and before/after show dining.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

this was our 4th time visitingArno. The restaurant was very busy and the service was a bit slow, although very professional. Desert was on the house which was a nice gezture. I'll be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Arno is a great place with great service and an extensive menu. My favorite in the garment district for sure!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was an anniversary dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Good food and Service. moderately priced for a midtown eatery.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Staff was professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
Service was prompt and efficient. They were able to accommodate special requests as to
food preparations. Great wine list.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The seafood risotto was delicious! They did not have a wine list, however. Their dessert shaped like a ball was fantastic as well.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very close to theaters. Great service, good food & nice wine selection.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Birthday and show

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was excellent and our waiter played the part of an authentic Italian waiter, with the heavy accent. Great place, good food, I highly recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great restaurant in the Midtown west area! Classy, outstanding service and delicious food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed Arno very much. The service was very good and the servers were very friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We wanted a last
Minute pre theatre Italian meal . Arno was available and geographically desirable. We each had a nice pasta entree and a glass of wine. Good but nothing special. Plastic menus. Cold bread. Not a lot of choices on the menu. My husband liked it more than I did. I think there are better choices

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was out-of-this-world! Absolutely delicious. Husband had a veal florentine special and I had the rigatoni all'amattriciana. I definitely know what and where I will be eating the next time I am in NYC. The restaurant is a bit old fashioned and the waiters hover, but the food more than makes up for it. Go. Eat.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Hotel recommended, within walking distance; Cornelius was our waiter, very friendly and accommodating. I had seen risotto with shrimp on a menu earlier in the day and wanted that. However, I decided to add shrimp to the homemade pasta with mushrooms. Superb. Good dessert as well. We had walked many miles that day sight seeing and were happy to end the day at Arno's.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excelente en todo sentido
Ambiente, atención y calidad de todos y cada uno de los platos

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food and definitely a happening place. The Italian hospitality is obvious from the moment you walk in! The food was terrific and we loved the ambience. Overall a fantastic place to enjoy great food and great wine!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This restaurant is just very consistent with the quality of food and great service. That is why I keep going back. This time was no exception. Linguine and clam outstanding, fresh flavorful perfect seasoning. My business associate had a pounded veal cutlet parmesan which he said was great. Fresh fish salad if it is available is a must try.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was our first visit and it was terrific!!! There six of us each having a different meal and all very delicious. I was ordering a wine that I am familiar with and the host recommended on for a slight up charge that he said we would like better and he was right, everyone loved it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The dining room was very busy and loud. There were multiple servers who seemed to rotate and not much communication between them which made the service disjointed. When we were seated we were immediately asked if we wanted something to drink before we were even given a wine list. When taking orders the waiter did not mention specials until we asked him. Surprisingly for an Italian Restuarant there were no pasta options on the menu. The food itself was very good and did come out pretty quickly. Part of the service issues are due to the busyness of the Restuarant but when going out to a nice restaurant I expect better.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. Wait staff was very attentive and efficient. I did not feel rushed, but I could see how others might get that feeling.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and serice. Our first time at Arno's everyone enjoyed their meal. Servers and staff were pleasant and attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant. Will go back again.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were in the city for the day. We arrived for our 7p.m. reservation, was seated promptly, then forgotten. Several wait staff members walked by our table without even an acknowledgement. We had to ask for menus and when we finally got them it was several minutes before someone returned. We were never offered to place a drink order. Tables that arrived after us, received drinks, bread and apps before our order was even taken. The food arrived after a lengthy wait, it was delicious but at that point the service took away from the experience. We received our check and then the dessert cart came around.. The restaurant was relatively quiet and there seemed to be an abundance of staff, just possibly poorly managed. I am not one who usually writes reviews but felt compelled to do so, I would try the restaurant again because of the excellent taste of the food, hopeful for better service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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