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About Gradisca

Gradisca is an authentic Italian restaurant with sexy, vibrant ambiance and genuine hospitality. Committed to offering the most authentic Italian dining experience outside of Italy since the opening in the fall of 2000, Gradisca captures indeed all the charm and warmth of a true trattoria.
The menu is classic Italian with a modern twist, using the freshest organic and local ingredients possible, and featuring fresh pastas hand-crafted daily. The Wine Spectator-awarded wine list is all Italian and includes more than one hundred wines from all of the twenty regions of Italy.
As Eric Asimov of the New York Times wrote soon after its debut, "Gradisca may be of the moment, but its appeal is timeless."

126 W 13th St
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm

Cross Street:
Between 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(212) 691-4886

Website:
http://gradiscanyc.com/

Public Transit:
14 St. (1, 2, 3)

6 Ave. (L)

14 St. (F, M)

Executive Chef:
Enzo Neri

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Gradisca Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (17)
Casual (15)
Authentic (14)
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Good for a Date (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Cozy (9)
Romantic (8)
Special Occasion (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We love Gradisca. Have eaten there many times over the last several years and are never disappointed. Wonderful fresh Italian dishes exquisitely prepared. I recommend it highly.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great table, food, attentive staff. A very nice night out.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was sub-par, as the waiter rushed us along from the start. Could have been far more memorable if not for that. There are just too many great meals in NY to settle for that feeling they want to turn the table

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was really good! We had horrible service, the waiter we had didn't address or come by to alert us about the 2 hour delay of food. The front of the house staff (hostess/manager) was very attentive and apologetic of the long wait.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Fantastic food. Great staff. Very friendly. The food is aunthentuc and original. Tried 6 dishes... all great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Hands down the best Italian restaurant in NYC. Their lasagne is incredible. We try and go once every two weeks.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food much of it homemade

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Gradisca was great. I walked in and they knew who I was and was very accommodating of my special request. I live in he neighborhood and haven’t been in a while and I’m glad to have rediscovered it!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Good food , limited menu very few vegetarian options.
Everyone liked their pasta, the eggplant parmigiana was just fair and cold.
The penna cots was great so was the teramisu.
The dual colored chocolate mousse not that great.
Service good tried very hard to fulfill the requests of a party of eight.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

We had a great meal. it was a Monday so we couldn't sit in the back dining area. The front area was a bit noisy. Highly recommend - but try to get in the back area if possible for all occasions except quick local dining.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

This spot is a local gem and never disappoints. Authentic Italian food and a staff that is accommodating

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Staff and food are great!

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

The food was mediocre and the service was terrible, hostile to be more precise. We were a group of 8. The owners apparently have a credit card policy -- about which we weren't informed at time of booking or before sitting down --- that turned the end of an underwhelming meal into prolonged awkwardness. The head waiter was less than understanding. This is my third time at gradisca; it will be my last. Each time I have been surprised by the brusque waitstaff, grudgingly resigned to the high prices, and disappointed by the meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

My family lives in Bologna and Gradisca was recommended from a friend who lives in Bologna. Please believe me that this restaurant is a hidden treasure. If you knew how to contact me you would thank me one million times.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (München)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Italian restaurant for non-Italians.
Typical Italian restaurant that you can find abroad. The dishes are Italian but not cooked in that way, e.g. Carbonara with cream, pasta overcooked, poor wine...
We, two Italians, were very disappointed. Especially because we didn't expect this to happen in NY :(
Rude host but nice waiters.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Have eaten at Gradisca multiple times over the last few years. Always found the food to be delicious and the fresh pasta dishes sensational. This past visit, we were quite disappointed. only a few dishes came out hot, most were lukewarm. My wife's mahi mahi special had a fishy smell to it. She actually covered it with parmesan to minimize the fishy smell and taste. The ravioli and shrimp special was ok. The ravioli themselves were almost empty, though there were plenty, and the shrimp were tasty but served chopped up rather than whole. The tiramasu was ok and the complimentary ice cream was delicious. Our server was excellent. She was warm, professional , knowledgeable, and very patient with us, as we enjoyed the beautiful evening and our leisurely birthday dinner. Too bad the food wasn't up to par

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Having been to gradisca numerous times over the years (we live in the neighborhood), we were surprised and disappointed at how bad the food was. All four entrees were underwhelming, over salted, unappetizing, over done - all in all - not good!

On the positive, the wine, server, and ambiance were delightful!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food, out door dinning on a perfect evening.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The ONLY reason I gave food three stars is because my pasta was overcooked. It was too mushy. Otherwise, everything else was absolutely amazing! We had the best service, the atmosphere is lively without being too much. The sidewalk seating was great for watching the neighborhood folks going about their business. Will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Disappointed in the new menu and the limited number of menu options. No veal and no Mediterranean Sea bass. Pasta was good but the limited menu choices were a big disappointment.

AC was struggling to keep the Restuarant comfortable. This needs to be addressed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Gradisca, never ever disappoints. An authentic yet innovative Italian menu partnered with the
warmth of gracious Italian hosts. Not to be missed.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Always a favorite for our family. We have celebrated many special occasions and have always had a memorable food and service.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Healthy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

FANTASTIC!!! One dish is better than the next one!

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

The tortellini are great.

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

3 apetizers ordered to the waitress 1 - Tuna Tartar 2 - Fried artichokes 3 - Carpese. Repeated twice and triple checked it. # 1 & # 3 served correctly but instead of # 2 a wrong absoulatly and surely Not ordered a different appetizer was served. Some kind of a Veal dish. When the same waitress was told that we did not - not order it, she kept checking her notes and insisted that we did never vocally considering by her tone of voice and facial expression that she could be mistaken but implying that we did order that dish that we forgot and are confused. Finally when we kinda raised our voice to a higher level, slight anger and of firmness she topped it to our nerves and said "ARE YOU SURE, REALLY, REALLY SURE THAT YOU DID NOT ORDER IT" that was easily being accused of lying.
On top of that unrelated another negative experience to no fault of the establishment but our bad luck was that, the restaurant is in the half basement of an old brick brownstone with absolutely no sound proofing and terrible accustics. There were 2 tables one with 10 young men in late 20 early 30 s and the other mix same age group of 6. They were extremely rowedy. We couldnt hear ourselves talk. We had to rush our meal and run away
Oh yes it's only faire to mention one positive. The home made pasta was good. Still left 15 % tip
This diner never writes a negative review for anything anywhere. Only positives on TripAdvisor firm believer of "if you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything" But you asked :) surely you need an honest opinion however unpleasant for you it is

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

Food was fantastic as usual. All the pastas are homemade and delicious. All the food was great.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The pasta was fresh and handmade, but the overall taste did not match the price. I expected more from it, especially with the good reviews I have read previously. I am not saying they were bad, but they were not special. The mussels were good.
I personally dislike the music as it did not match the romantic ambiance. Why would you put Selena Gomez's, Taylor Swift's and other current Top 40's music at a high-end restaurant? I thought the vibe will be all jazzy and classy.
The only thing that probably make me want to go back is the tiramisu. It was worth the price. Perfect dessert!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The food was incredible! Highly recommend this place! Very quaint and non commercialized like some restaurants. In fact you wouldn't even know it was there if you didn't get a referral

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Gradisca is fantastic. Hands down my wife and my favorite restaurant in NYC. Always incredible food at reasonable prices, with impeccable service, and if you're lucky you'll get to see Mamma hand-making pasta in the front part of the restaurant. You cannot go wrong with Gradisca.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The owners Mother is flown in from Italy to make the pasta which is just delicious... you might get a chance to see her there making pasta!

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The food was homemade and fresh and delicious as usual. As authentic as it gets. Many nights you can see the pasta being hand made right in the main dining room.
Separate dining room for large groups.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We love this place! We travel from the Upper West Side. Good, delicious food without being pretentious. Great atmosphere too!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Excellent food with a a great atmosphere. Freshly made pasta was very good and the service was prompt and informative. I'll be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious, melt-in-your-mouth fantastic. The waiter was great with food and wine suggestions. It was a little strange to hear pop music in an Italian restaurant, it kind of offset the ambiance.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

although the décor inside is lovely, we chose to sit outside since it was a beautiful night. Pasta was amazing, service attentive, wine list expansive. a bit on the pricey side for pasta: but totally worth it! will go back!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Pastas here are superb! Also very good artichokes. Great neighborhood place.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Always a delicious meal! Staff is friendly, and the wines are at a good price point.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

All their pasta is homemade. It was extradionarily delicious. We even took an order to go for the next night. My steak was juicy, tender and tasty. It's in our neighborhood. Will make it a regular dining place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This has been a family favorite every time I have visitors since I moved to NY 12 years ago. Sadly, we were very disappointed this visit. There were so many bus people, the second we put down something, someone would rush over and remove it. Then another. Then another. It was bothersome and annoying. We kept our hands on our glass just so they wouldn't remove our wine! Too many busing the same table and only one server for the entire restaurant. I recommend one bus person per table. Every minute someone was interrupting our time together.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food remains very good, but it is clear they are under new management. None of the excellent staff we have known for years were there, and we didn't get the same warm, welcoming feel we are used to at Gradisca.

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