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An old Infatuation favorite, Crispo is still hanging tough like Keith Richards' internal organs. Come for great pastas, salumi, and a solid wine list.

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About Crispo

Chef and owner Frank Crispo opened Crispo Restaurant in the heart of Chelsea and the West Village in the summer of 2002.

Our 150 seats create a lively, warm and friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy our signature Northern Italian cuisine.

We were nominated in 2002 for "Best New Restaurant" by Time Out magazine, and received an award for "Best Spaghetti Carbonara" by New York Magazine in 2004.

Food is not our only passion. Our extensive wine list covers the major regions of Italy and several other countries beyond. For enthusiasts, we have a full bar stocked with grappa, amaros, aperitifs and digestifs.

Come join us for dinner in our main dining room, or in our outdoor garden space. It remains open year long. With this newest addition to Crispo Restaurant you will truly feel like you are not in New York.

240 W. 14th St.
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-11:30pm, Sunday 5:00pm-10:30pm

Cross Street:
Btw. 7th & 8th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 229-1818

Website:
http://www.crisporestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
There is a parking garage a few doors east of Crispo, at 222 W. 14th St. Please note that we do not validate parking.

New York City Tows
On 14th street between 7th & 8th Avenues meter parking is in effect until 7p.m., there is no meter parking from 7p.m. - 11p.m including Sunday.

After 11p.m., 14th Street becomes a Tow Away Zone between 7th & 8th Avenu

Public Transit:
Take the 1, 2, 3 Train to 14th St. & 7th Ave., proceed toward 8th Ave.
Take the A, C, E Train to 14th St & 8th Ave., proceed toward 7th Ave.
Take the L Train to 8th Ave., proceed toward 7th Ave.

Executive Chef:
Frank Crispo

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For parties greater than 5 please contact the restaurant directly.

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Crispo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (49)
Fit for Foodies (46)
Neighborhood Gem (46)
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Casual (45)
Authentic (38)
Romantic (34)
Good for Groups (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Special Occasion (33)
Cozy (30)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Comfort Food (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Fun (21)
Business Meals (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Seasonal (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

This is a fun and lively Italian dining spot with delicious food and good wine menu. The cocktails are interesting and TASTY --AS ARE THE SMALL PLATES. :-) We would definitely recommend the zucchini flowers, the bursts with figs, the Mussels and clams in white sauce. For main course you can choose from meats or fish. We each ordered a pasta dish and were thrilled with our choices.
They allow you to add prosciutto to any dish! An excellent feature that my husband took advantage of. The desserts were yummy. Bottom line you need to show up hungry!! We definitely recommend a visit to Crispo!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Have been there a few times for special occasions. This time seemed very rushed by the waitstaff - food came almost too quickly, plates were whisked away almost too quickly - it just felt rushed, like we were being pushed out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Risotto balls and carbonara are a must! Also the bone marrow!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We were greeted by a very professional young man who offered to check our coats and seated us promptly. Rice ball appetizer was one of the best I've tasted. Pasta, Broccoli Raab and sausage was prepared to perfection. The wine list is not extensive but offers a nice selection. The wait staff was attentive and the service was excellent. The only negative was as we were finishing our espresso and cordials the waitress placed the check on the table. I politely explained that we would like to have another cordial and that in an establishment like Crispo the check should NEVER be presented until the customer asks for it. I would certainly return to Crispo; it was a wonderful experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Not only did I make a very last minute reservation for a group of 6, but I also requested that we be seated in their most quiet area. Crispo was BEYOND accommodating. The service was superb, as well as the food. Our water glasses were never empty. We dine out a lot in NYC and have very high expectations, and we picked Crispo for its convenient location for our out-of-town visitors. We didn't expect our meal to be so special, but everything was really marvelous. I hate ordering salmon at restaurants, because I eat it a lot at home and find that even when we eat out, no one can make it unordinary, but my fiance's salmon was the stand-out dish at our table.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My second visit and I wasn't dissappointed. This time tried the baratta with figs and walnuts and mixed olives for appetizer and spaghetti carbonara for dinner. It was wonderful! Also tried a few bites of my daughters butternut tortellini and mom's short rib ravioli. Each dish had a very unique flavor and all were delicious. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant staff were welcoming and friendly - we sat in the garden room which had great ambiance !!! Food was outstanding - appetizers, main and dessert. Very much enjoy and will be coming back !!

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Don’t be a fool and miss out on the pasta ! It’s perfection.

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

Great food with an excellent menu, but like many New York restaurants much too noisy. It was impossible to have a conversation without screaming.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Tasty meal. Wait staff was very attentive. Fair price via NYC standards. Would eat there again.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great place. Glad I stumbled upon it on open table.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Solid Italian meal. There is a big heated garden in the back that I didn't know existed here until now- it's a hidden gem. Great food & ambiance- definitely a fan.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our server was nice but keep forgetting our beer. Bone marrow with escargot was awesome and pasta dish was great! Steak was done perfect but nothing special. It was great meal for the price!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Early Sunday night dinner with wife and daughter. Wait staff totally professional and very attentive. Spilt apps and entries and they were all over it with sharing plates and silverware. All our food was excellent and served hot. Would recommend and diffently go back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food never disappoints here. Great atmosphere and service. It’s our go to spot.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fun, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fun energetic place with great food. Come with a group of people to share the great food, too many to choose from if you come with a small group. A bit noisy at times, but then you don't have to worry about upsetting the table next to you with your loud laughter. Service was very attentive without being pushy. Yes, I will return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent service. Delicious food. Extensive Italian menu including prociutto imported from Italy.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had yet another great message at crispo: pasta tasting, chicken parmesan, hanger steak. All good and washed down with a bottle of Altesino. Oh and a tiramisu to share for a little something sweet!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Love the restaurant always have a great meal there..

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Business colleagues got together for a great night. All food was enjoyed by all.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Birthday dinner - great food, a little pricey, but very good. Would go again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food, great service. What else can you ask for. We're definitely going back!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Could be a bit cramped and noisy on a Saturday night, but pastas are fantastic, as is the service.

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

I celebrated my wife’s birthday at this neighborhood gem. She was quite delighted by my choice. The food was excellent, the waiter was outstanding, and the ambiance was perfect. We enjoyed every minute of her birthday dinner for two.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always love the food at Crispo. It's good for sharing small plates with friends. The drinks are also exceptionally good!

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Crispo was recommended to us by our friends so we thought we would give it a try. It was an amazing dinner. I had the spaghetti carbonara and it was fantastic. My husband had the truffle mozzarella ravioli and my stepson had the lamb chops and said they were the best he ever had. For dessert we ordered the zepoles and the walnut chocolate chip cookies. They were good but nothing special. The cappuccinos were great too. I’d definitely come back here when we come back to NY.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had a wonderful experience here for our anniversary. Our waitress was a delight and the food was amazing. I’ve eaten here once before and just as much enjoyed the food then and now.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Disappointed that the food and drink were only mediocre despite excellent reviews from other diners. The entire meal was somewhat flavorless, which they overcompensated for with excess salt (unfortunately realized that later). Service was prompt but insincere, dismissive and slightly passive aggressive when my date mispronounced a word on the menu. I would not bother going back here again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Crispo has been around for a long tine and they never fail to please. This is our go to when looking for a great dining experience. Food, wine, service, atmosphere is excellent - period.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great authentic Italian food! Well worth the drive from Midtown. Best meal of our trip to New York!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Love the industrial ambiance. The outdoor patio is a gorgeous setting for dinner. The food is incredible. I highly recommend the short rib ravioli. I rarely go to the same restaurant twice when I visit the city, but I will most definitely come back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was amazing, staff very attentive and great wine list! A must visit in NYC.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Great Beer, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was uniquely northern Italian and quite authentic. The Spanish lamb raviolis were especially delicious. Great food for reasonable prices.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Way too crowded and noisy
Not the spot for conversation

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Not good because they never came around to take my order

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

What a treat! We intended to order more but ended up just getting the ricotta ravioli pomodoro and the bucatini amatriciana which were both tasty. We split the creme brûlée/chocolate pot de creme - definitely worth the calories. We were able to sit out on the back patio which was lovely and quite charming. If we’re in the neighborhood I will absolutely make the effort to go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

in all, thought food was mediocre...prices looked good at first until the portions came out. was good at best. would eat there and would recommend. service was good

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

Hadn't been to this restaurant in few years. The food was still delicious. I'd definitely not wait a few years to go back. Their mozzarella is so good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We love this place: the carbonara is great! Good ambiance, lovely garden seating.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I love this place. The service was great. The mushroom parpardelle was simple but so delicious. Good size portions. Quality ingredients. We will be back.

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