Ceci Italian Restaurant

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A Diamond in the Diamond district, a home away from home in Times Square NY, a New Show in the Theater District... A delicious Cuisine with the experience of a staff working together for more than 10 years, to add care and gusto to hospitality.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, quick and delicious. Will definitely return

O
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go to a lot of Italian restaurants in NYC, but I always wind up returning to Ceci. The food is delicious. The place is intimate. The staff is wonderful. Really love this place.

F
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very informal Italian fare

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SR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a hidden gem for lunch or pre theater dinner. The food was delicious and the menu has something for everyone's diet preference.

SA
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love Ceci's! We decided to move to New York while eating here and it's become one of our regular restaurants. We flew mom into New York for her 50th birthday and brought her here for her birthday dinner. The staff is amazing. The food is some of the best in town. Come in for a great wine selection and better food!

AH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ceci offers great value for mid-town Manhattan, close walk from Times Square, the theatre district, and Rockefeller Center. We had a party of six for around 7 pm on a Saturday. While waiting for the rest of the party, I enjoyed a drink at the bar. The friendly bartender made me a lemon-basil martini and it was one of the best I've ever had - refreshing and not too sweet.

The restaurant appeared small, noisy and crowded, but we were pleasantly surprised to be led to a spacious and quiet basement dining area. The food was very good - our party had fried calamari and steamed mussels as appetizers, followed by risotto funghi, linguini vongole, rigatoni pollo, and lobster ravioli. The portions were generous and enjoyed by everyone.

DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal however the service left a lot to be desired. The main dish was served to all but one in our party and after about 7 minutes it was served...a very under done steak ( almost raw, ordered medium rare). It was sent back and we waited again more like 10 minutes. Everyone else was finished while we waited for our friend to eat.

JJ
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love love love this establishment. Food is made fresh and always good. Never disappointed!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food and service were good. The very loud radio station with commercials every 5-7 minutes ruined the ambiance of a nice Italian and wine dinner.

EP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely. The waitstaff was professional and attentive.

S
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything about Ceci's was terrific. Service was wonderful. Did not rush us through dinner. We had a party of 8 and we were able to talk without having to shout. This was our first time here and we look forward to going back.

HC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my sister’s 30th birthday celebration!

e
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we are in New York City we make a point to dine at Ceci. The food and wait staff is fantastic. If you don’t dine here you missed out.

TC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 12 and they we able to accommodate us, which was amazing. We were in the wine cellar and it felt like a private room. Everyone loved the food. The servers were attentive and quick. The prices aren’t “cheap” but very reasonable for Midtown. The portion were also pretty large. All around an excellent choice.

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner with friends. Delicious food and good service. Will definitely go back.

G
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice - that's what I'd say. Ceci is a bit out of the way but it's worth the short walk. Smaller than some of the Times Square mega restaurants. It wasn't that busy but the clients seemed to span from a family with a couple of small kids to an older couple. The food was very tasty. I was a bit jealous of my wife's osso buco but my veal was spot on. The price was great, especially for NYC.
I'd go back next time I'm in the neighborhood.

CH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

The put us in the “wine” cellar which just seemed like a basement. Food was uneven. Waiter was good. Not horrible but there are so many great places in NY. This falls short

c
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My wife is complaining about the risotto not correctly done. No taste and not starchy enough. Risotto should be cook slowly to get the starch out. Very disappointed.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was amazing and attentive. Menu selections had a wide variety of anything you may want in an Italian restaurant. Food was the best I had during my five day visit. Found the place by accident. Glad I did.

GS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here after seeing a matinee. Food was wonderful Served by attentive staff.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good value for the price. Nice quaint little restaurant

r
New York Area
248 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had reservations. We were seated immediately. It was 5pm. Asst brought bread which was warm and poured our water. Waiter greeted us and took drink order. I had flounder in a wine butter sauce w mixed veggies. My DH had veal Milanese. Both dishes were excellent.
We’ve dined here previously and will return when we’re in the area

S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice authentic Italian restaurant for a business meal (or casual). Food was excellent and the service even better.

RY
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Chicken looked & tasted like a frozen patty. Waiter was not very attentive.

V
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Wine list limited and the wines offered were high priced.
Caesar salad was good. No complaints.
I had spaghetti with white clam sauce. Boxed spaghetti, some oil and garlic and 5 clams!! Yes, no clams in the sauce. Portions were small. Bill for 3 people came to $240!!

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a favorite place of ours when we are back in NY to visit. The food and service are both amazing! Ask to sit downstairs in the wine cellar, super cool and very quiet!!

OT
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was OK. Pre-theater but East side to avoid Time Square craziness. Solid option but not special.

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time - this place is awesome especially for GS people like us

AT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Waitstaff were very attentive and when our bread basket arrived with warm hearty bread I was excited for what dinner would bring. It was ok. I ordered the mushroom risotto. It was on the bland side and I had to add quite a bit of salt. Dining companion had the gnocchi which was ok if a bit gummy.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and quiet. Great food!

SB
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Booked at short notice. The tram were very accommodating, food was tasty and filling, wine was good. Overall happy with our last minute booking

KF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious. Waiters were very attentive and pleasant.
Booked on open table but wasn’t sure what it was going to be like when we arrived and saw the outside. Much nicer inside though!

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dinner at Ceci’s, especially their ability to meet gf needs. Yum!

P
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice lunch stop for my wife and I. I enjoyed a very tasty chicken parmesan with a Caesar salad. She had a chicken Meunière but was not as happy as it was really light on the sauce. She is a big fan of Chicken Piccata and this appeared to be their version. It was ok, but didn’t really meet her standards. However, I loved my dish.

MB
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very reasonably-priced Italian food and absolutely perfect location for Broadway theatre. It felt like a friendly family-restaurant. We all enjoyed our dishes and everything was just fine. The cheesecake was a great addition at the end of the meal, as well as the chocolate cake that we all shared.

SB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a dinner with work colleagues. we were able to have a conversation at a normal tone without any difficulty. The wine selection and food were good.

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We eat gluten sensitive and the the menu was PACKED with real GS options. We even had warm GF bread. Food was great. Service great. The perfect little Italian restaurant- we will be returning

P
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good Italian food in a small restaurant with friendly atmosphere.

AM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Attentive service
Will return there!

AK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So nice to find a quaint, cozy restaurant in Mid-town, with real Italian food and ambiance. Ceci was an excellent choice for our group of 5 - something for everyone and all of it delicious!

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