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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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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (49)
Good for a Date (48)
Fit for Foodies (44)
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Good for Birthdays (40)
Romantic (37)
Special Occasion (35)
Authentic (34)
Casual (32)
Cozy (32)
Comfort Food (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Fun (19)
Business Meals (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Scenic View (5)
Seasonal (5)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great Authentic NYC atmosphere, delicious food, courteous staff. No wait for food. Easy to have conversations- noise level never too high even when crowded. Reasonably priced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Reviews on Yelp told otherwise but it was a a very poor experience. Appetizers came so fast that it tasted like it was microwaved, waiter rushed us out, and asked for a recommendation for a good red wine that's full bodied and he said "you're going to have be more specific than that"-- don't go to crispo

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My wife and I always love crispo. One of our favorite places

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing food and very adapting to different dietary needs. Great service. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It was AMAZING!!!! WOW!!! On a weekend trip to New York , and decided to trust on the reviews posted online. I can’t wait to go back. DELICIOUS!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Too warm in the back dining room under the heat lamp ... but other than that it was fantastic!!!!!! Great food and and service, everything was on par.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was great and semiprivate seating was wonderful for a group of four

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

While Crispo is one of my favorite restaurants in the city, this visit was a little on the disappointing side. The food was excellent as usual, but the service seemed frustrated or unenthused. The woman at the front desk was extremely cold bordering on rude, and our waitress was very unfriendly. Perhaps it was the end of a long day for both.

It certainly didn't ruin the experience and I'll be back for special occasions in the future.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

haven't been in town in a few years .loved it before and still do its as excellent as ever.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoyed our experience, food was good, service was good. Very crowded but honored the reservation for New Year's Eve so was happy...

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve dinner couldn't have been better. We'll be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent dinner on a cold winter night. It is a great local Italian restaurant. Food is consistently good! Loved the pasta bolognese!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food. Try the Italian cheesecake, it will not disappoint.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was excellent had the risotto balls with mozzarella and the buffalo mozzarella with eggplant as an appetizer it was great . My wife and I️ shared the scallops and the braised short ribs with spinach ravioli. Both meals were outstanding

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Crispo restaurant has amazing food at a most affordable price for NYC restaurants. The atmosphere is fabulous too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

I found the Spaghetti Carbonara with the homemade pasta to be delicious! My server was very attentive. Mad Props to Lacey for her excellent service and kindness. I've already recommended this restaurant to friends and family. My brother in law, being a connoisseur on spaghetti carbonara will definitely enjoy this signature dish! Happy New Year!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Incredible service, amazing atmosphere, and even better food. My wife's salmon was incredible, and my pasta carbonara was even better. The Brussels sprouts were amazing also! Great restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food at a reasonable price.
Top notch service.
Very accommodating front desk, as we changed our reservations on a busy night at the last minute.
Could not have asked for a better dining experience

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Top notch service and food. Very happy we came. Home made pasta and Bolognese sauce were fantastic. So nice to be able to have a conversation at a normal volume level and not compete with blasting music and shouting diners. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for Christmas Eve for the second year in a row and it was wonderful. The food and the atmosphere were perfect as always. We look forward to going back soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Crispo is one of my favorite spots in NYC. Every dish is homemade as well as the pasta and the fresh ingredients make such a difference. The service is wonderful. The friends we brought thought it was their favorite meal after 5 days in NYC.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My mother was in town and we had a wonderful time and great service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was delicious. From the appetizers to the entrees, every dish was cooked to perfection. They have a fantastic wine list as well. I will definitely be back for their superb Italian fare!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I have been to CrIspo on multiple occasions and loved it. Food was just as great as normal tonight, but service was lackluster. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either. Our server just seemed disinterested in our table or experience.

Let manager know about it on the way out and she was super appreciative. It would not affect my decision to return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

It was wonderful

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

Crispo has been one of our favorite restaurants for over a decade but since moving out of the city we haven’t been there for 6 months. When friends from out of town were coming to NY we decided to dine at Crispo. I’m saddened to say it turned out to be a big mistake. Service was amateurish and food was mediocre. Burrata w fig was almost tasteless, my pasta course was dry and almost cold when served. The flank steak was as tough as leather. Worse, the pasta and steak were served together as though this was a luncheonette and not a real Italian restaurant. When we sent back the steak there was a look of incredulity on the waiters face as though we had made the mistake and she was being punished. Dishes being removed from one of our group before everyone was finished eating was another major service flaw. Wine being poured wilynily to quickly empty the bottle. and a sense that we should hurry up and eat and leave so the table could be turned. These missteps never happened at Crispo in all of the years we’ve dined there. It’s a sad moment when you realize that one of your favorite restaurants is no longer the same. Something has changed and not for the better.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

delicious carbonara!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great restaurant, consistent quality.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We were visiting NYC for a family trip at Christmas time. Crispo was highly recommended by a friend that recently moved away from NYC. The restaurant is beautiful and we were fortunate to sit in the back by a fire. Our waitress was meh personality wise. We had a 5:30 reservation as we were dining with a 5 y/o. Unfortunately there is not a kids menu. We opted to not spend another $14-18 for a smaller pasta dish for her. The restaurant became very busy around 6:00 and our waitress was very busy with other tables which left us to the wayside. The special penne lamb shank ragu was delicious. I didn’t find the Carbonera to be anything special. We finally had to get another waiters attention to clear our plates and bring us a dessert menu. They were apologetic meanwhile we never saw our waitress again. Our total meal was $160 and that was only with 2 glasses of wine. For that price I wasn’t blown away and I was pretty upset with the service experience.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Went on A Monday night. Restaurant packed and loud. Food was very good. Service excellent

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Selected Crispo based on reviews and were happy we did. The dining room is cozy and inviting and the servers are pleasant and attentive. My husband, my mother and I all enjoyed our meals and shared tastes of one another's dishes. I had the butternut squash tortelloni which seemed to be the table favorite. One downside...no bread is brought to the table unless ordered separately. We would definitely go back and recommend to others.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

As always, Crispo's did not disappoint. Probably our 6th time there and each detail, ambience to service, cocktails to food, wine to dessert were all top notch. Consistent winners are the burrata options and the fresh pastas! We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Make a reservation! Great vibes and great food !

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

I was told about Crispo by a colleague and it did not disappoint at all. My wife and I had a great time! The staff were friendly, the atmosphere was relaxed and just what we were looking for. The food was the best part. One of the best dinner locations I've been to in years.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Service was great - we told our server we were in a hurry to make a show and he was very accommodating, food was good too!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food at Cripo is always excellent. Everyone at my table was happy with their meals. Our only complaint was that the servers seemed to be eager to get our table. There were other tables that were empty so it wasn't that they needed the table. Our plates were being cleared while one person in our party was still eating!! When we were putting our coats on to leave one person was hovering over us to turn the table over. I know it's holiday time in the city, we were made to feel very rushed and uncomfortable.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great spot, cozy, warm decor. Good cocktail menu. Yummy pastas and hanger steak. Nice ladies room. Good service.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This was our first experience with Crispo and we were very satisfied. Most of our party of 7 had pasta dishes and these were well prepared with fresh ingredients. The portions were ample.
The appetizers and desserts were pleasing and the service was excellent. We highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the Chelsea area.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent meal, service was very good and accommodating. They were very willing to relocate us as we did not care for the table we were seated.
Great recommendations on wine and entrees.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food is terrific. Most of the time, you'll find the pasta to be made fresh.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options
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