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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (30)
Business Meals (26)
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Good for a Date (20)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Authentic (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Romantic (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Fun (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Casual (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Cozy (5)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Good solid Italian meal.
Never lets me down

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very welcoming, food was very good, service was great too, knowledgeable staff. We were heading to a show and let them know so they made sure we were well fed within the time constraints we had. Great find in the neighborhood!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was great and the salmon was to die for! We ate here prior to a Broadway show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Skip the menu and let the waiter tell you all the specials and order from him. Very accommodating to share family style any dish although that's not what they're known for. Great food but don't expect a lot of pasta just becuase it's an Italian place!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One of the best Italian restaurants in NYC. It’s our go to place in New York.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This restaurant is consistent with good food and service. Comfortable and not too noisy.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Delicious sauces on seafood soup and snapper with seafood. Excellent service. Beware, however, that prices on menu on open table are $4-5 less than at the restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The portions were large; my chicken was dry and I found it pricey. I wouldn't go back nor would I recommend.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food and service were both incredible and made the experience that much more enjoyable.
Will be back

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Just great

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food! Great atmosphere! Great service! Our server Desi was awesome and has a fabulous voice. It was a great birthday dinner

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

End of the year lunch with a colleague. Delicious food. Server was a bit cold but maybe because he was busy with some large tables. Prices are high but quality is excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food as always. Love how they bring the dessert cart to your table

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was really good, but was very expensive.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Went to see a broadway show and this is a great replacement for Carmine’s . This place has better food and better service than Carmine’s. I highly recommend this as a great dining experience while seeing a show or visiting midtown Manhattan.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Service was slow but food was outstanding

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had an Excellent lunch for our daughter s 21st birthday ! Service was great and food was exceptional! Wonderful choice for athentic Italian food ! A definite keeper ! We loved Desi , the singing waiter !

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our main waiter was rude. The other wait staff and servers were very nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our waiter was fabulous. They need to give him a raise. Excellent voice. Sang my wife a great happy birthday song. We will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was exceptional. Will definitely return even if there is no occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My wife and I recently ate dinners at Arnos Restaurant last Saturday. We decided to splurge on a meal before attending the theater. We decided on Arnos due to the relative closeness to Times Square. It was less than a ten minute walk to the show.

We booked only a day before the show which usually is a problem. However, we got a perfect dinner slot of 6:00 pm. Upon arrival we were greeted at the door by the hostess who immediately took care of request to sit in the main seating area.

Our waiter was more than gracious in walking us through their large menu selection. The appitizers and food came out promptly ensuring us of making the theater on time.

The Italian food was excellent along with the entire ambiance of the venue. I would highly recommend Arnos for anyone looking for an upscale dinner experience near Times Square. The food and drinks are a little pricey but how many times do you get a night out in Manhattan.

Arnos is worth the money for pleasant evening of fine dining.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was our second visit to Arno, but first with the entire family. We loved it! Food was great, and our server, Desi, was an absolute pleasure!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Party of twelve got ripped off by a creepy waiter and by extension the owner. He padded our bill. He brought vegetables "for the table" which no one ordered. At $13.00 per plate that was steep. Then he brought 6 snifters of sambuca. When I asked who ordered the sambuca the waiter said "I take care of you." Showed up as an $80.00 charge. We ordered coffee and dessert. Dessert came out. No coffee. Fifteen minutes after the dessert plates were cleared they brought out the coffee. $1200.00 for 12 people! This is not a hundred dollar a person restaurant. They're disorganized, dismissive, and dare I say criminal. It was our holiday dinner and we really didn't want a scene. Well I wanted to call the police but clearer heads prevailed. We are locals and I can't imagine what they do to tourists. Stay away. If you don't believe me and go please check every charge. They are slippery and creepy. Food wasn't bad. Although someone said the steak was like a salt lick.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Rude service, horrible food,ridiculous prices. Caters to the MSG crowd but it’s really bad

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was delicious but the noise level was worse than sitting next to DJ at a wedding-unable to speak, tables so close together waiters and patrons bumping into chairs constantly. Wait staff flying around at a race pace. Not relaxing at all.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 13, 2017

While we were seated as soon as we arrived for our reservation by a pleasant hostess, the service turned for the worse after that. It took 12 minutes for our waiter to bring us a menu and another 5 minutes before we were asked for a drink. The food was very good, we both got different veal dishes which were excellent. We didn't get the waiters name, but he appeared to be bored and at times rude. Would go back for the food and ask for a different waiter.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Really fun. Think we had the owner as our waiter but we didn't know until later. Asked him to surprise me with something and it was so fantastic! Every time in NYC have to do ARNO

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

Great ambiance and great service. We couldn’t eat in one of the more private areas due to rentals, but that was okay. We had a great time at the table we got, and our waiter was excellent. I will be back the next time I visit NYC.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was not bad , waiter rushed our party out the door , stated they had another party waiting other than that food was decent .

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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