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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."
New York, NY 10011
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm
Between 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
14 St. (1, 2, 3)
6 Ave. (L)
14 St. (F, M)
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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