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About Gente

Gente Ristorante Italiano offers a touch of Milan in New York City on 45th Street. We serve authentic Italian food. Our soups are freshly made daily using all vegetarian ingredients. We serve Panini, Pasta, Pizza, and Salads that are all natural. Our Gelato, Sorbetto, and Dolce are flown in from Milan. We have an array of specials everyday. Second courses, such as chicken and tuna, are available for dinner and delivery. Take-out from Gente is available as well. Our unique space is perfect for private parties, client presentations, or product introductions. Gente also has a fully licensed bar with a wide selection of alcohol from Grey Goose to Jack Daniels.

153 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 3rd & Lexington Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 557-5555

Website:
http://genteristorante.com/

Catering:
"Buffet alla Milanese" - Our buffet includes three daily chef-selected pastas, three chef selected salads(specials and menu items included), an assortment of fine desserts and our homemade breads. Please contact us for pricing.

Public Transit:
Subway: 4/5/6, S, or 7 at 42nd Street - Grand Central Station.
Bus: M101, M102, M103, and M98 at Lexington Avenue and 45th Street or 3rd avenue and 45th Street.

Executive Chef:
Jay B. Mitchell

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Mon - Fri 11:45AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Sat 4:30PM - 9:00PM

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Gente Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (5)
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Quiet Conversation (4)
Casual (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

it has been a few years since last visit. Was as good as I last remember. Very good lunch[ price fix options]. Food quality and quantity perfect. I will return.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Gente is an adequate Italian restaurant, fairly close to Grand Central Terminal. We went somewhat late which might explain why it was so empty.
The positives were:
pleasant service
quiet - easy to converse
decent food
The negatives were:
food was indeed decent but quite unexciting
much too expensive for what we ordered or what it was worth.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Menu a bit dated but wholesome classic food

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

For me, food is average, good on palate but not that as to wow you when you see it. But overall, it is okay and pretty relax, friendly staff.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Gente is still a favorite after 15 years of reliably great Italian food and impeccable service. Thanks, Eddie, for making another wonderful memory for my 90-year-old mom! She hadn't been to Gente since we had her 80th birthday party there--an event for the ages!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

My wife and I brought my mother to NYC because she had never traveled there. Gente was down the street from our hotel, so it was very convenient. We had a 5:30 reservation. It was not very busy, so it was relatively quiet. For our meal we had the carpaccio, lasagne, veal Milanese with a side of pasta, a chocolate soufflé and a crème brulee. All of the food was quite good, and the staff was very attentive. It made for an enjoyable meal prior to departing the following day.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food was adequate but nothing special, and it was incredibly noisy, even when only 1/3 full.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food quality was excellent, service even better. Very reasonable for NY, you can't go wrong here. Give it a try!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

One of the worst dinners I've ever had.

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

Excellent food wonderfully influenced by Jay's travels. Kobe beef meatballs, risotto fabulous!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Gente is always consistent. Lovely and helpful servers, and a strong menu that includes light and more substantive choices. I usually get the delicious shrimp salad, but this time I had the chicken marsala with vegetables--perfectly cooked. Consistency of the sauce was excellent and tons of mushrooms, which I enjoy. My colleague had a hearty plate of lasagna and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Gente is a great local restaurant--casual and laid back. The noise level can be high, so be prepared, but between the selections and good food, I keep going back year after year.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great food, reasonable New York City prices. Took grandchildren who loved Ravioli

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food, great service! Highly recommend the homemade ravioli!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Don't get to come to Gente as much. And when I do, the food here never fails!

My friends always rave about this place after we leave and ask to come back.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Our meal was delicious though the portions were on the small side. Welcome to Manhattan!
Prosciutto and arugala salad was great as was the Lasagna and Eggplant parm dinners. Wines were pricey. Still would recommend. Wait staff was very pleasant.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

This was my first visit and I definitely enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. I will be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 1, 2017

We had a nice lunch, nothing super special. I was expecting a slightly more upscale-looking dining room from the photos so was a little bit disappointed walking in. The food was good, service attentive, but again, nothing out of the ordinary for a NY lunch restaurant. The noise level was extremely high.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Delightful.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Outstanding.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great food and service!

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

Food was good - a little pricey. Good location. Good service.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Great food. A little pricey for our group. 4 moms plus 6 teenagers.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

The meal was good, but not great. One of our guests did not like his pasta dish, but overall the meal was fine. The restaurant is quiet so it was good for a business discussion and it was not too crowded on a Wednesday night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Good solid Italian near the train station

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

Food is great and everyone that works there are nice and are happy to assist you on a wonderful evening

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Despite being overbooked, the owner was MOST accommodating and friendly and handled the situation well. Will definitely continue having lunch here.....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The food, staff and ambiance were fine, but there was no flexibility in the menu. My sister wanted pesto on her pasta, but it was not available. She was finally offered olive oil and garlic instead of the red sauce. The only pasta they had was penne or spaghetti. It was not the NY Italian dining experience we wanted to have.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2017

The ambiance is warm and authentic. The food and service were excellent. It is a good find for a casual business lunch.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Always delightful.

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

Although the food was good, it was overpriced. My husband ordered the lamb shank, which was more fat than meat. Ambience was nice. The service, however, had much to be desired. The management started to turn the lights on & off at 10:00pm on a Sat. night in an effort to get us to leave. They shut off the lights in the hallway where the bathrooms were located, so that we could not see, making it unsafe. We have never been treated so rudely in a restaurant. I will definitely not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

I took my boyfriend to Gente for his birthday dinner, as he wanted Italian. We had never been before, and were pleasantly surprised.
The service was excellent, and though the portions were small for the price, the food was delicious! I had the shrimp and asparagus risotto, which was superb.
He had an outstanding cheesecake for dessert, and I had the Limoncello gelato, which rocked my world. He was very happy with his meal.

Overall, I definitely recommend Gente!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Very good appetizer (artichoke hearts) and overall excellent meal. Value was also good by NY standards.

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

Wonderful place for a business meal for a group! You can hear each other which is a midtown plus! Good, fresh food quickly and efficiently served!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

I had a great time with my wife having dinner at gente. The food, service and over all was great. The portions were perfect but if i was to have anything say was the price. I know is the city but the total was a bit high . I do recommend it to my family and friends .

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

I would not recommend this restaurant for the simple reason that the waiter tried to rip us off. He had added 22% gratuity to a check for two people, and when I told him I would be leaving cash for the tip he said OK knowing that he had already put 22% gratuity on the check. I asked to take another look at the check and that's when he realize I had caught him trying to get 22% on the total on top of the fact that I would be leaving a tip also. Be very careful the waiter's name was Eddie

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Consistently excellent food, service and ambiance. A hidden gem just a block from Grand Central Station - and my go to place for lunch and dinner for business and with friends and family. Always leave feeling happy and well fed and extremely content. Wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

great service, good food and very conveniently located for fiends to get together in midtown

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Great casual/business lunch. Made last minute reservation. Hostess was kind enough to seat party prior to my arrival and show me to table when I arrived. Great service and menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Good place for a business lunch. Fun atmosphere, but a little loud for serious conversation. Fabulous wait staff.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2017

A classic Italian place that hits the spot. The prix fixe menus are real bargains. Tasty, well prepared dishes. We'll certainly come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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