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Leonelli Taberna

4.5
4.5
156 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Leonelli Taberna is a casual Roman-inspired trattoria from acclaimed Chef Jonathan Benno. The menu of rustic Italian dishes includes an array of Stuzzichini (snacks to share), Antipasti, and Salumi ideal for building a social dining experience. Baked to order Pasta Al Forno dishes arrive bubbling hot from the oven, and can be enjoyed as an entrée, or alongside a selection of Pesce and Carne dishes and accompanying Contorni (sides). Desserts include a selection of house baked Italian cookies and gelato, as well as plated desserts melding classic Italian recipes and local seasonality. Leonelli Taberna also features an expansive cocktail bar and lounge area where the full dinner menu is served. The beverage program includes a focused and approachable list of Italian wines, and cocktails showcasing both Italian spirits and local producers in classic drinks and distinct preparations.

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Menu

Antipasti

  • Panzanella$20.00

    Artichokes, Radishes, Squash, Cucumber & Croutons

    • Misticanza$18.00

      Lettuces, Pecorino Romano, Breadcrumbs & Charred Tomato

      • Chopped Salad$19.00

        Romaine, Radicchio, Arugula, Chickpeas, Salami & Provolone

        • Mozzarella di Bufala$17.00

          Greenmarket Tomatoes & Almond-Basil Pesto

          • Grilled Octopus$22.00

            Green Almonds, Garbanzos, Aji Dulce & Eggplant Puree

            • Prosciutto di San Daniele$21.00

              Olives, Giardiniera & Tigelle

              • Beef & Pork Meatballs$18.00

                Marinara and Parmigiano Reggiano

                Pasta

                • Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe$20.00

                  Pecorino Romano & Black Pepper

                  • Ravioli$22.00

                    Ricotta, Spinach & Pommarola

                    • Linguine$25.00

                      Littleneck Clams, Bacon, Garlic Butter & Scallions

                      • Rigatoni$24.00

                        Fennel-Duck Sausage, Broccoli Rabe & Peppers

                        • Cecamariti all'Amatriciana$23.00

                          Guanciale, Tomato & Basil

                          • Lasagna$22.00

                            Spinach Pasta, Besciamella & Ragu Alla Bolognese

                            Pesce e Carne

                            • Orata$25.00

                              Roasted Tomatoes, Taggiasca Olives & Fingerling Potatoes

                              • Branzino

                                Corona Beans, Cherry Peppers & Capers

                                • Serves Two$54.00
                              • Tuscan Fried Chicken$23.00

                                Pickled Green Tomatoes & Ramp Aioli

                                • Bistecca

                                  Dry Aged Ribeye, Bone Marrow, Aceto Balsamico

                                  • Serves Two$95.00

                                Verdure

                                • Eggplant Parmigiana$14.00

                                  • Trifolati$15.00

                                    Roasted Mushrooms

                                    • Asparagi$12.00

                                      Grilled Asparagus, Ricotta, Lemon & Bottarga

                                      • Sugar Snap Peas$14.00

                                        Preserved Meyer Lemon, Calabrian Chili & Mint

                                        Stuzzichini

                                        Snacks to Share

                                        • Suppli$9.00

                                          Tomato Risotto & Mozzarella, Crocchette

                                          • Verdure Fritti$9.00

                                            Batter-Fried Spring, Vegetables & Lemon Aioli

                                            • Chicken Liver Pate$12.00

                                              Marsala, Pistachios & Tigelle

                                              • Mozzarella in Carrozza$9.00

                                                Mozzarella, Anchovy & Calabrian Chili Sandwich

                                                Prix Fixe

                                                $42. Choice between Panzanella or Mozzarella di Bufala, Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe or Tuscan Fried Chicken

                                                • Panzanella

                                                  Artichokes, Radishes, Squash, Cucumber & Croutons

                                                  • Mozzarella di Bufala

                                                    Greenmarket Tomatoes & Almond-Basil Pesto

                                                    • Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

                                                      Pecorino Romano & Black Pepper

                                                      • Tuscan Fried Chicken

                                                        Pickled Green Tomatoes & Ramp Aioli

                                                        • Gelato o Sorbetto

                                                          Ice Cream or Sorbet

                                                          For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                                          What 156 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                          4.5
                                                          4.5 based on all time ratings
                                                          • 4.5Food
                                                          • 4.5Service
                                                          • 4.3Ambience
                                                          • 4.1Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

                                                          88% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                            sGourmet

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on August 15, 2019

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                            Everything was perfectly prepared and sumptuous. I only gave the food four stars because it felt wrong to put it on the same level as some of the best service I have received in years. Wonderful lunch.

                                                          2. DM

                                                            DanielM

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on August 10, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We had the most amazing dinner here. The food was incredible, the service was outstanding, and the ambiance was awesome. We highly recommend this restaurant.

                                                          3. LY

                                                            LuciaY

                                                            New York Area

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 7, 2019

                                                            overall3food4service1ambience3

                                                            Amazing food terrible service that made us regretting coming here. There are plenty of good places in nyc so the fact that the service is so horrendous (attitudes and slowness)I recommend to skip it.

                                                          4. EV

                                                            EVFoodie

                                                            New York Area

                                                            316 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            316 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 5, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            We went here for a Restaurant Week lunch, and now, we can't wait to go back to try many of the items that appear on the regular lunch and dinner menus. We had the panzanella salad, and the mozzarella and tomato salads to start - both were fresh and flavorful, and perfectly dressed. Then, we both had the Tuscan fried chicken - a huge portion of three pieces, each of which was in a delicious, crispy batter, and the chicken was moist and perfectly cooked. For dessert, we splurged, and ordered an ice cream from the regular menu - cannoli ice cream, studded with dark chocolate and orange rind. One of the best ice cream flavors we've ever tasted. Our server was professional, engaged and helpful. Definitely worth a repeat visit...or two or three

                                                          5. MA

                                                            MaggieA

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on August 2, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The staff at the Bar we're incredible! Some of the best servers I've ever experienced in NYC. Be sure to have the Fried Veggies too.

                                                          6. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on July 28, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Amazing experience ! Thank you to the entire team... See you soon

                                                          7. J

                                                            Jimi

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 28, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Love this place for their excellent cuisine and hospitality. Amazed it's still a hidden gem.

                                                          8. AF

                                                            AngieF

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 27, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            It’s a wonderful spot for delicious food and drinks. I highly recommend and will be going back!

                                                          9. KC

                                                            KrisC

                                                            New York Area

                                                            88 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            88 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 24, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            My New place! Love it here. Had a great ravioli and salad. Wonderful! Cant wait to go back!

                                                          10. KC

                                                            KrisC

                                                            New York Area

                                                            88 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            88 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 23, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                            first time here. excellent food. I can't wait to come back and order pasta. salad was excellent.

                                                          11. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            48 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            48 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 20, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Everything was outstanding the food, the service, the cocktails and the ambience. Plus - I had mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday and guest at table did not want a big deal about it... server and restaurant sent over a dessert with a candle but kept it low key ... it was great !!! Highly recommend visiting this restaurant for any / every occasion!

                                                          12. BH

                                                            BillH

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on July 10, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The atmosphere of the bar feels like the Great Gatsby and the food is amazing. Chef Benno has another winner. The tomato risotto and mozzarella crocchette, the panzanella seasonal salad and the ricotta, spinach and pommarola ravioli were great. Top it off with the expert wine pairing of the sommelier and it was a wonderful evening.

                                                          13. M

                                                            Melissaxleanne

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 21, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                            Ambiance: Large open space, minimal seating and visible kitchen through glass partition. High ceilings, artdeco and modern lighting fixtures. Color theme includes bold yellows, greens, browns and brass... moderately elegant. Food: Italian/Romanian with some coastal fusion. Apps include beef & pork meatballs and grilled octopus which were amazing, but the pastas stole the show (order the linguine with clams and bacon!) The lime sorbet was an amazing end to the meal and incredible palate cleanser. Full bar, good wine list. Hospitality on point. Good for: daytime dates, business meetings, happy hour. Not a very sceney environment and nestled in the back of hotel lobby. Will be back.

                                                          14. MF

                                                            MarcF

                                                            New York Area

                                                            16 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            16 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 18, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            A great meal and great service! Loved Sitting in front of the glassed in kitchen

                                                          15. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on June 16, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Date night!

                                                          16. t

                                                            tomtom

                                                            New York Area

                                                            40 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            40 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 15, 2019

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            Gracious service, lovely ambiance, very nice Italian food.

                                                          17. y

                                                            yumyumyum

                                                            Mobile

                                                            44 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            44 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 12, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            Great happy hour as Eater mentioned! Service at the bar was good but wait staff was a little over eager to clear our plates.

                                                          18. C

                                                            Chris

                                                            New York Area

                                                            194 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            194 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 1, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Leonelli just gets better and better. Warm, elegant yet still rustic takes on classics. A pleasing room and nice service rounds it off -- delicious and fun

                                                          19. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 21, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Fantastic Meal all around. Great selection of sharable options and substantial pasta portions.

                                                          20. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 20, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Bartender was outstanding.

                                                          21. MJ

                                                            MJoyS

                                                            New York Area

                                                            33 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            33 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 18, 2019

                                                            overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                            Service was mediocre— appetizer arrived after main course was served. Thankfully they apologized. it was delicious, The main course was nothing special. Again they forgot the side dish we ordered. There are so many outstanding restaurants in NYC... I would not return to Leonelli Taberna.

                                                          22. S

                                                            Samantha

                                                            New York Area

                                                            32 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            32 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 16, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            What a neighborhood gem! nice atmosphere, lively but not too loud, beautiful decor, good food and reasonably priced!

                                                          23. S

                                                            Sarah

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 12, 2019

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            It was great service and tasty, traditional food! Only complaint was that they were closing early and didn’t notify us before hand so we felt a little rushed

                                                          24. A

                                                            Andiner14

                                                            New York Area

                                                            25 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            25 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 12, 2019

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            It was a great dining experience. I’ll book another dining date for the future and will highly recommend all the places at the Evelyn Hotel.

                                                          25. AR

                                                            AnnaR

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            14 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            14 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 5, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            Delicious regional Italian dishes very well prepared and quite authentic. The space is a nice size, comfortable and cozy, not too big. We were seated at the back so it was quiet. Sunday evening was rainy so not too many customers. Our party of four ordered nearly every appetizer and each was very tasty and well presented. Our server was particularly attentive to the mushroom allergy of one in our party and was careful to confirm with the chef that there were none in any of our shared dishes. I also had breakfast at the pastry and coffee bar in the same hotel. Don’t miss that! Excellent in every way

                                                          26. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 4, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Cozy restaurant open to the lobby bar with modern yet retro decor. Excellent service and delicious, inventive yet simple plates. Friendly and welcoming. A large window to the kitchen allows you to see all the action without the noise.

                                                          27. NK

                                                            NK1322

                                                            New York Area

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 3, 2019

                                                            overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                            Best rice balls I’ve ever had.

                                                          28. s

                                                            sarahh

                                                            New York Area

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 2, 2019

                                                            overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                            Portions were very small and very mediocre. There were not many options, the service was great at first but then had a hard time getting any one's attention.

                                                          29. g

                                                            gramercypl

                                                            New York Area

                                                            18 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            18 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 25, 2019

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                            This is my second visit to the restaurant. I find the food very good and the service attentive. Last time I sat on the banquet and this time was seated in one of the black wooden chairs. The chairs are hard and uncomfortable, they do not add to the meal and detracted from my experience.

                                                          30. GD

                                                            GinyaDec

                                                            New York Area

                                                            25 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            25 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 24, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                            I am a huge pasta fan; but quite discriminating - I won't eat if not worth the calories. To my surprise at this casual but serious trattoria, the cavatelli with duck ragu produced by the kitchen was magical - one of the best I've ever had. The sauce glistened, but wasn't fatty. The ratio of ragu to pasta was good - plenty of tender duck pieces and an extremely well made, flavorful broth. Along with some lightly battered and fried fresh spring vegetables to start - my meal was memorable. Try to go Mon - Wed; as can get loud; but worth a trip to the Evelyn Hotel.

                                                          31. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            London

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 20, 2019

                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                            I had a really nice evening but expected better on the food front. From the many Italian options in the city, I happened on this place after reading that a well-known chef was involved. And there was a table. Authentic menu but some of it not particularly well executed, e.g. verdure fritte. On the plus side: interesting Italian wine list. Friendly and efficient service. Satisfying portions. Comfy booths, spacious and stylish venue.

                                                          32. DC

                                                            DianaC

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 12, 2019

                                                            overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                            the hostess was extremely friendly and I like the whole dining environment; the food was descent.

                                                          33. A

                                                            Ashley

                                                            New York Area

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 2, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            The food was terrific! I had a lamb steak that was AMAZING! My Old Fashioned was perfect. The service wonderful and I like that the manager came over and asked how everything was and told me a bit more about the cut of lamb. My only complaint is that the music was a bit too loud. I had been here before and found it to be a wonderful place to go for quiet, meaningful, intimate, conversations...unfortunately, this time that was not possible. Next time I’ll request that the music be turned down a notch. Thank you!

                                                          34. JM

                                                            JaneM

                                                            London

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 31, 2019

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                            The food was fantastic!

                                                          35. MJ

                                                            MJP60

                                                            New York Area

                                                            121 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            121 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 31, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Pleasant surprise for Sunday brunch.

                                                          36. M

                                                            Mathieu

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 30, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Outstanding service and delicious food! My family was in town and I wanted them to have great food and experience a beautiful atmosphere, without any hesitation I thought of Leonelli Taberna with its Art Deco interior design. There were some new additions to the menu and the recommendations from the staff, were as usual quite delicious!

                                                          37. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 29, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Really great ambiance, service, and food! Lasagne is a must!

                                                          38. MF

                                                            MarcF

                                                            New York Area

                                                            16 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            16 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 27, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            First time there and definitely will be returning. Great meal, service. Love the open kitchen. Cara and John were great

                                                          39. JM

                                                            JuliaM

                                                            New York Area

                                                            18 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            18 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 25, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            This was such a wonderful treat! The menu is fabulous and the wine list was great. Highly recommended!

                                                          40. C

                                                            Cristinap

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 23, 2019

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                            Consistently good food and very attentive service.

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