Gina - Lexington Ave

4.3
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$30 and under
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An Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We liked the ambiance. The food was great. The waiter was surly and too often unavailable. He was kind enough to exchange the filthy fork we were given with a clean one, however.

CH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This was my third visit to Gina. I discovered it when walking on Lexington Avenue. The ambiance is great. It reminds me of a European cafe. They have the best lentil soup that I’ve ever tasted.
On this recent visit I brought a friend because I had such a great experience the last two times.I decided to try something new. Big mistake. I had the pizza with 2 eggs sunny side up, spinach, mozzarella and prosciutto. They brought the pizza with eggs that were so runny they looked as if they just cracked them. I asked the if they could just cook the eggs for a few seconds so that they were edible. When they returned with the pizza the eggs were so overcooked the were hard boiled! The pizza was also burnt on top and tasted dry. I also realized when I left that they omitted the prosciutto!
My friend ordered an omelet, which she said tasted o.k. It was listed on the menu as coming with French fries, it came with home fries. There is a difference between French fries and home fries with peppers and onions. She asked the waitress and was told that they were French fries.
The food was overpriced for what we received. This is the first negative review I’ve written about a restaurant but I was so upset about the food we ordered that I feel compelled to write this review.
This was my last visit to Gina.

SO
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

1st waiter wasn’t great. Switched to waitress who was wonderful. They didn’t have wine on wine list. Door kept staying open/cold air blew on our table. Cute place, but they need to make some adjustments especially with service.

PR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comida deliciosa y excelente precio, gran ambiente

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N
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Gina - Lexington is a stylish place that offers very good food. It's a slight bit pricey, but very pleasant. The staff are very concerned with the comfort and satisfaction of their diners. We went there because of the location; we had tickets for the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter. But we plan to go back to enjoy another dinner there.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great example of New York Pizza

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NEVER disappointed here, always great pizza and fabulous entrees.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for kids

R
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HUGE fan of this place! Walking distance to the park and the great Upper East Side shopping, creative dishes and excellent service. We will be back and bring our friends!

ES
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I normally don’t order appetizer before my meals because it takes away my enjoyment from the main dish. Well, here at Gina’s I should; the portions are very small, and there’s no bread and butter before meals. I order veal piccata; it was very delicious, however the meat was pounded paper thin accompanied by a very small portion of green beans and about 4 wedges of small roasted red potatoes. I split the bill with my friend and left $40 dollars with taxes and tip (no beverages). My teen daughter called right on my way home asking me to meet her at a hamburger place and eat with her, so I was still hungry and accepted the invite and enjoyed a nice juicy hamburger afterworlds.

NC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelent food. Pizza and pasta.
Great Service and fast!

n
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going there as it is always amazing. Food and service were great.

e
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We had an early dinner and there were kids there who were screaming, and a teen birthday party that was quite noisy. We moved tables with no problem, as the restaurant was not full at 6pm. Their food was better than I remembered...Lemon Sole with spinach and julienne carrots was quite good at $29.00.
They really tried to accommodate us, and help us through the noise issues by moving us. We would go back but maybe a bit later to avoid all the noisy kids and family hour dining.

k
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

the increase in prices is not worth it and frankly greedy

GI
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a comfortable neighborhood restaurant. Pizza is the best selection -- freshly baked in a brick oven -- thin crust, delicious. Disappointed with pasta dish listed on the menu as having shrimp, shitake mushrooms etc -- NOT satisfactory, shrimp were fine, pasta ok, but the substitution of ordinary canned mushrooms ruined the dish -- better to admit that the ingredients are not available then to offer lesser quality recipe.

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visited Gina during easter Sunday for lunch. We were the only party in the restaurant at the time which was nice bc it was quiet and we were served quickly. The food was delicious.

LG
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The atmosphere was nice. Service was good. Food selections were varied and looked good as described on menu but the food tasted just “eh”, & portions were small for the price. Side of broccoli was the best item our party ordered, which include ravioli, salads, and pastas. I would not go here again.

BF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious, the room cozy and comfortable, but especially welcome, warm, and wonderful was our server. I'm sorry I didn't ask her name. (It was the night of Friday, 2/8, though, if that gives you a clue.)

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horribly unsatisfying

AR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Gina wasn’t open on New Years. They should probably do a better job of managing their Open Table “book” of reservationns. We were left scrambling to find a local place not closed for a party or a special all you can drink deal.

L
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The staff is lovely but honestly I keep coming back hoping food will be better. Maybe I’m ordering wrong items.I will try a pizza
We ordered poached salmon on top of salad, it was fishy and dry. The minestrone soup was watery.

LK
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed Gina’s for a night out with friends. Good menu and the prices are reasonable. We ordered drinks, pasta bolognese, pizza, kale salad, coffee. Would come back.

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Only thing was we sat by the door and it was cold that day...