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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (28)
Business Meals (20)
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Good for a Date (17)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Authentic (11)
Romantic (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Casual (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fun (7)
Cozy (5)
People Watching (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Hot Spot (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I loved it with one exception. The service was a bit inattentive.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Outstanding meal and terrific service! We will absolutely return!

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great service, authentic Italian.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had a 9 Pm reservations on a Saturday night. We were rushed to order the main course. The food was mediocre. Given the vast choices in New York I wouldn't recommend it.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Service was wonderful. Food was too salty and too pricey for the value.

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

Great service, plus it is a quiet environment. I will definitely eat there again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Casual, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food was just average, I was expecting more from the overall rating it has. The bread was served with hard butter squares, impossible to spread. The mozzarella crostini appetizer is essentially a breaded, fried grilled cheese sandwich and light on the cheese. The sauce that accompanied it was very good though. The caesar salad was awful. It looked like it came right out of a bag and was tossed with dressing and mini-croutons from a supermarket. The seafood risotto was decent.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This is an authentic Italian restaurant with attentive and friendly staff. The food is not exceptional in a town where you can find outstanding Italian food. The fish was dry and the ratatouille accompaniment not memorable. The scamp lacked the buttery garlic moistness that we expected. For the price, these dishes should be on the mark.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I have not been in a long time. Service was excellent. Main dish , on the bone veal parm was great. Baked clams werent the best. Had part of the group arrive late, and I needed to leave early. They were very accommodating. I will be back again, without years in between.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great location, food and service. Nice and quiet. Classy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Pre-Theater Dinner. Outstanding veal. Fantastic desserts. Espresso martini was incredible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We are frequent diners here and the food is consistently delicious. Waiters are friendly and helpful in choosing dishes.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Beautiful place with attentive service
Food was reasonably priced and good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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