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About Firenze

A romantic, warm, inviting candlelit setting with an elaborate wine list.

1555 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10028
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Hours: Sunday - Wednesday: 12:00pm - 11:15pm, Thursday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am.

Cross Street:
between 80th & 81st Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 861-9368

Website:
http://www.firenzeny.com/

Catering:
Please contact Emanuele with any catering or private dining inquiries.

Public Transit:
4, 5, 6, Q to 86th Street

Executive Chef:
Caesar Mandelli

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

One of the most romantic places is Italy, not only is the scenery alluring but the food is delicious. Come to Firenze to enjoy all of that in NYC.
Please keep note that seats are limited, so you should make a reservation as soon as possible. Menu is Prix Fixe $95 per person (tax + tip not included)

Firenze Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Romantic (9)
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Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Casual (3)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Pleasant experience. Reasonable prices for a nice meal. Service was attentive.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Very good service, food and menu. Highly recommend for a cozy, quiet dinner!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was excellent, but the service was not good most likely because it was New Year's Eve. They also seemed a little disorganized. The restaurant was extremely noisy. It is probably better for a special dinner , but not on a holiday like New Year's Eve.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Extremely poor all around. One meal was barely edible. Very noisy. Veal tough. Preparations not high end cuisine. Poor service. Expensive too!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Fantastic service and the best quality. Reminded me of my trip to Florence.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good experience. Quality Northern Italian dinner. Quiet restaurant. Excellent service. A neighborhood gem.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Absolutely wonderful. We had ben to the ither location last Christmas and when we came back to town we knew we would go back. It is out of the general tourist area but very easy to get to from midtown by bus. We knew the restaurant would be bustling later in the evening on Christmas day so we booked for an early dinner at 5pm. Service was attentive and not rushed which is exactly what we like. Food was amazing and we had calamari and bruschetta to start which were tasty and a great start. I had the branzino for the main and it was cooked to perfection. Sadly too full for dessert. Will definitely go back when in town again and highly recommend this place.

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

It is always a pleasure to eat at this neighborhood favorite. We are treated well and the food is wonderful. There are always daily specials and a friendly staff. You can pop in for a drink as well. The bar is cozy, service is great and you can eat at the bar as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Not for everyday meals owing to prices, but otherwise very good food and lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I would love to tell you about Firenze but when we went to the restaurant at the time of our reservation there was a sign in the window saying they were closed due to a gas leak. Neither the restaurant nor Open Table informed us about the closure and we were forced to scramble to find another restaurant that could take us on such short notice. While the gas leak was out of their control, calling the people who had confirmed reservations to alert them Was NOT. Very very disappointing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Third time there and finally was seated at the right time. Service was slow, meandering and uninspiring. Food was good but not better than any other Italian place in the neighborhood. Average all throughout.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This place overbooks its reservations. Had a bar full of angry guests being seated more than 30 minutes after their reservation.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was our first time at Firenze. We were a party of four and everyone enjoyed their different meals. We were there on a Saturday night and the restaurant was full. Service was very good and not rushed. The waiter apologized for dinner taking a little longer but none of us noticed. We will certainly return.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This is my favourite restaurant on the Upper East Side. All the staff are extremely welcoming. The bar area is great before dinner and the food is always consistently delicious. Love it!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Since the fire destroyed their former location, this FIRENZE was extremely disappointing. We had always been impressed and pleased, but all four of us were in agreement that there was a major problem from beginning to end. Though apologetic, minimal attempts to rectify the situation were insufficient. We were saddened as we looked forward to returning. It is very unlikely that we'll return. With the experience we had, we don't expect this restaurant to be around much longer.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Been coming here for 25 years for the Veal Lambrusco! Everything else great too.
Our automatic "Go-To" place for Anniversaries and Valentines Days especially.
Still remember our now 22 year-old in a portable car seat next to our table being fussed over by the warm staff while we ate our Lambrusco many years ago. Great food and great memories here.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I was disappointed when the original Firenze burnt down. I was delighted to know it relocated. The food as usual was superb. The staff was very attentive

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good to get back to Firenze. Food as good as ever. The special green bean/mozzarella salad was superb and my Vitello Lambrusco just hit the spot. Took friends who love veal and they raved about their meals. My wife's halibut was also terrific. Keep it up Firenze!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Love the new location. Could easily pretend I was in Italy. The food is delicioso!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Wonderful services and decent food.
I live around the corner and this was my first time there.
Lovely ambiance and candlelight with great music.
Food was good if not wonderful but the service and ease made up for it.
I will go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Firenze is wonderful. We are so lucky to have it in our neighborhood. We wish them all the best in their new location!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We had a wonderful meal. All dishes were prepared perfectly and well seasoned. My compliments to the chef! The ambience was attractive and romantic. I'm looking forward to a return visit.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

This was a pleasant find. Obviously a neighborhood place although a bit upscale. Excellent food and service however. Would absolutely return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Nice atmosphere, good food, had to be off nite for service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Loved the new space. A very comfortable neighborhood place. Excellent food. Large drinks and attentive service. A quality restaurant. Never disappoints.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Fabulous. Highly recommend. Prices reasonable.

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

Our waiter, Jack, was wonderful! He was attentive without being distracting. He described all the specials and allowed us time to review the menu. We ordered our drinks, which were also very good! I ordered the stuffed squash appetizer, which was delicious!! My husband ordered the thinly sliced carpaccio with arugula and shaved parmigiano cheese. Wonderful!! For our entrees, we ordered the swordfish piccata over spinach and chicken sorrentina with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Both were served hot and had an attractive presentation. Now for dessert. If you are a fan of zabaglione, then you must order it! It was prepared in the kitchen and brought to the table in the traditional copper pot. It was then poured over thinly sliced fresh strawberries. Absolutely AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

very disappointed. ate at other location frequently and never had a bad meal. my companion sent her meal back twice because it was undercooked; my dish was lukewarm and not up to the previous standards of the restaurants.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

I've been a regular for years and each time is a distinct pleasure

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent. Carpaccio and Branzino top notch. Great wine list. Fantastic atmosphere and service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Had a lovely Father's Day dinner as a family. Food has always been good but think it is even better in this new location. The new location is a bit more upscale in feel but still warm and welcoming. Just glad to have them back in the neighborhood

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Lovely place for very good Tuscan cuisine. The new space is very nice, roomy and pretty. Old fashioned service always delights and the food is reliably delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2017

My favorite Italian on the UES! So happy they have reopened! Highly rec!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

One of my favorite spots on the UES. Exemplary food, service and atmosphere at a relatively reasonable price. Perfect for a romantic date. The service is attentive without being obtrusive. A delicate balance that only the most professional wait staff learn how to master.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Perfect in every way We had a wonderful meal. Elegant old world srebice.

Tags: Spicy, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I was hoping for more creative Italian food I actually received something I didn't order but I was too hungry to send it back. The service is not as attentive as it could be perhaps they were understaffed

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Never disappoints, been eating the same thing (Veal Lambrusco) here for over 20 years. Great memories, so happy they were able to rebound from the tragic fire so quickly and so locally. Love the place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

The waiter needed to be better trained as a waiter and better versed in the menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 15, 2017

new location is larger and tables are spaced out better but ambiance not quite as cozy and warm. food good as usual though deserts selection was less than what they used to offer.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Fabulous local romantic restaurant with amazing food and service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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