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We went out for a family gathering. The service was okay, but nothing spectacular. Our waiter was never asked if we needed any help with the menu or told if there were any specials. He just handed them to us, asked if we wanted a drink and then walked off. I think part of the reason for the what seemed to be the cold shoulder might have been because of the barrier between demographic background between us. Regardless, our meal was great, the portions were good, and we were very pleased. The desserts were fabulous, and the espresso was very good too. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a great place to eat Italian that is off the beaten path.
Met friends for dinner. I had the spaghetti frutti di mare. Loved it. Service was great. Would definitely go again.
Reliable Italian food, good range of prices, excellent service.
My wife called it an Irish Pub masquerading as an Italian restaurant. Food was very good, a little pricey. Not a lot of beer options, but I was just happy to get a second beer because the waiter was so busy. So a lot of people go, but it’s not the quiet romantic place we were looking for. Everyone was really nice though.
We have never been disappointed with Gente. Excellent polenta appetizer. Be sure to ask for it.
Desserts weren’t great and the service was a little slow, but very pleasant waitstaff and tasty entrees.
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.
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:
quiet - easy to converse
The negatives were:
food was indeed decent but quite unexciting
much too expensive for what we ordered or what it was worth.
Menu a bit dated but wholesome classic food
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.
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!!!
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.
The food was adequate but nothing special, and it was incredibly noisy, even when only 1/3 full.
Food quality was excellent, service even better. Very reasonable for NY, you can't go wrong here. Give it a try!!
One of the worst dinners I've ever had.
Excellent food wonderfully influenced by Jay's travels. Kobe beef meatballs, risotto fabulous!
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.
Great food, reasonable New York City prices. Took grandchildren who loved Ravioli
Great food, great service! Highly recommend the homemade ravioli!
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.
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.
This was my first visit and I definitely enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. I will be back!
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.
Great food and service!
Food was good - a little pricey. Good location. Good service.
Great food. A little pricey for our group. 4 moms plus 6 teenagers.
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.
Good solid Italian near the train station