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Pietro's, New York, NY

Pietro's

4.6
4.6
307 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Pietro's Italian restaurant was founded in 1932 by brothers Natale and Pietro Donini. While ownership has changed hands, the recipes and traditions that the brothers created have lived on. New York City has no shortage of Italian restaurants, but Pietro's stands out from the crowd. The dedication to excellent service and cuisine is what attracts both tourists and residents. Authentic Italian cuisine is what you will find on the extensive menu at Pietro's.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 682-9760
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Turtle Bay
  • Cross street
    43rd & 2nd ave
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    1 Block from Grand Central Station
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 307 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

307 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    classic Italian restaurant. the house made chopped ceasar is as good as it gets. we had the ravioli and shrimp parmigiana, both of these were delicious and well portioned. my friend had the steak and it was perfectly cooked extra rare. i grab dinner here anytime i’m in the city for business top it all off with a double on the rocks

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  2. Gman

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Place was nice, service was good, but food was mediocre. Paper thin veal/chicken parm with no sides or salads (those were extra). Wines were disproportionally expensive. I wouldn't go back.

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  3. AnnBrownMillburnFoodie

    New York City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A NYC must. It brings you back to old New York and the food is not disapointing. If you have not eaten there yet you must. It was a first for us and how have we waited so long. The staff is friendly, warm and right there for all your needs. Make that reservation

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  4. JaredH

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My first visit and I WILL go back. But there were issues. Service was erratic. Despite there being at least ten idle waiters at 6pm it was hard to order or get the check. Cesar salad didn’t have the anchovies we were offered. Veal parm was really good but for $37 I expected a small side dish of pasta or veg. The best service was from the young man in the coat room. Super friendly and helpful.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Extremely crowded and loud! Too expensive for what was served. Food was a little cold and not very tasty. Service was almost nonexistent -seemed to cater to male customers and ignored us!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comfortable "old world italian". Best veal parm...with shaved parmesan cheese. Not loaded w mozzarella. That's why we go there.

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  7. DanH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Came for birthday. Great steak and pasta e fagioli. Will return.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    La nourriture exécrable, sans finesse, sans goût et très grasse. Très cher en plus. Le poisson était froid, mon mari était malade après. Le service grossier. A la fin le serveur a osé de nous demander plus de pourboire! Absolument scandaleux.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food but the service is the best. Great place for families.

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  10. KathyW

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine here every time we come to New York. Great service and the food is delicious.

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  11. BenjaminA

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food outstanding , old school ambience great Waiter was sub par , shame. Rest of staff excellent

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  12. nealt

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect meal: Baked Clams, half order linguine white clam, veal parm. Doesn’t get better.

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  13. jillyl

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is your old school family-owned italian spot. Pietros has amazing customer service and really delicious food. The chicken parmesan here is next level, however definitely a little more expensive than other places with no pasta served on the side. It sits at around $38 - great taste, but I left hungry. I guess it’s my fault for not ordering more in addition to the Cesar salad I started with! I’d recommend to others DEFINITELY, but order more food and accept the cost since the quality is definitely there!!

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  14. TonyaL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was bland, mine was burnt. My husband's veal was decent, but I've had better elsewhere. Overpriced for what it was, which was sub-par, especially in NYC.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We've been enjoying this restaurant for almost 40 years. It's a classic.

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  16. jamieh

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As all look ways found was delicious! I have been visiting Pietro’s NYC as I prep to visit the new Ali location!

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  17. Foodfan

    New York City

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So glad to see Pietros on 43rd open for lunch this holiday season! Great food and great service!

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  18. KevinD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly lovely Italian restaurant with wonderful food, service and ambience.

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  19. NancyS

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Best Veal parm I’ve ever had. Staff was very nice and accommodating. We enjoyed our dinner.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, everything was great! The veal parmigiana is exemplary.

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  21. barryr

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hasn't lost a step. Still a classic. Still a great steakhouse, Italian restaurant.

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  22. JoyD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the ambience and feel of the restaurant. And I love the food! Chopped salad is the best. Osso bucco is so good!

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  23. jj118

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Homey comfortable atmosphere Food was perfect Salads were great!

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  24. LarryS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great table in the bar area which wasn’t too loud, as bar areas can get. The food was delicious and the service was good. They are very accommodating as I changed the reservation a couple of times because the party grew and the time also changed. This is one of my go to places and it doesn’t disappoint!!

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  25. Ricardo

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I feel like saying this in a whisper, but the folks at Pietro’s just don’t know how good a restaurant they really are. Without muss or fuss, this restaurant serves excellent food that harks back to the glory days of East Side midtown Italian steakhouse ascendency. The Last Man standing, their steaks are absolutely sensational, meat quality, first rate preparation, everything you would expect anywhere. To say it’s an unprepossessing room is a generous statement, but that does not get in the way of the kind and attentive service and the classic offerings prepared extremely well. By the way, they have the best and most authentic seafood salad, a.k.a. insalata frutta di mare, in New York City. After a brief hiatus of about 35 years we have returned, shall we say with a vengeance,and expect to be regular customers going forward.  Just don’t tell anyone how good it is…

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  26. Joel

    New York City

    155 reviews

    3.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Pietro's is a nice restaurant with good food and excellent service. It's not exceptional but certainly worth a visit.

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  27. PressAgent

    New York City

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Large portions, authentic Italian standout is the lasagna, veal parmesan and veal marsala with an abundance of mushrooms.

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  28. DianaH

    New York City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Despite having made a reservation on Open Table, the mattress d’ said he couldn’t seat us. When I asked if it would be 30 minutes or an hour before seating, he hedged and it became clear that an hour was the most likely prediction. There were a bunch of people trying to get seated. What is the point of taking reservations if you can’t honor them?

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  29. MrAK

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Classic NY Italian and Steak from an earlier era that still hits all the right notes. Friendly staff, excellent classic Italian dishes and vibe.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always great to be back in St. Pietro!! This time I wanted to introduce my daughter to Manolo. People at St. Pietro are very friendly and the restaurant has a very good unique atmosphere. Of course, the dishes from the market on the day are always excellent.

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  31. CarlaV

    Vancouver

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a MUST on every trip to NYC! We stumbled upon Pietro’s on a previous visit to NYC and have to come back every time we visit! Don’t even hesitate one second to go here! Chicken Parmigiana- mwwwuah! Probably the best I’ve ever had!!! 10/10 Veal Scallopini- mwwwwuah! 10/10 again - the best I’ve ever had! Caesar salad - WITH anchovies!! Yes you don’t know they are in there but the flavour!!!! OMG! Delicious! 10/10 Spaghetti with meatballs - 10/10 You can’t go wrong - it’s a magical little hidden gem in mid-town that will rock your world! Great service- top notch actually and wine flows! Crème Brule for dessert 🤯

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  32. MartineC

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A decent Italian restaurant very convenient to Grand Central. “Old school” setting. The food was good not great. Fairly readable for NYC. Service was good but a bit wished.

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  33. robm

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The quality of the food was sensational the flavours the taste, magnificent! The portion sizes were extremely good definitely a place to eat. Service was a a bit slow and the table we were on, and a cold breeze coming into it part from that all good

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  34. Pippa

    New York City

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We sat down at 7:30pm and didn't get our dinner until 9:15pm

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  35. Freddi

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food & great service . Never fails to give you quality always.

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  36. Ricardo

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A recent conversation among friends about the history of Italian-American steakhouses in Manhattan led us to return to this classic outpost, one of the survivors of the period when they dominated the east midtown dining scene. After a modest hiatus of almost 40 years when we ate regularly at their upstairs location, we returned to find that loyal diners have not forsaken this low key Icon. The restaurant was chock-full of hungry folks who had obviously been well aware of the quality of the offerings there. If some of the dishes were a liitle uneven, one can enthusiastically compliment their excellent steaks, so central to their historical legacy. Overall, we enjoyed the restaurant, staff and management, and we’ll be happy to return soon. 40 years is a little too long to wait. 

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went for our anniversary. The food was amazing and the service was excellent will definitely go back again with the rest of our family.

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  38. RobC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a very pleasant dining experience. Great food, ambience and service. I highly recommend Pietro’s.

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  39. PXDreviews

    New York City

    39 reviews

    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at this restaurant seems to have seen better days. The portions were large, but the food could have been of better quality considering the fairly high prices.

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  40. darinw

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pietros is the old standby that will always provide an excellent meal and see some old friends there as well. Always consistently good food.

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FAQs

Pietro's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 682-9760.

Pietro's is rated 4.6 stars by 307 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pietro's

232 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017

Additional information

  • Cross street
    43rd & 2nd ave
  • Neighborhood
    Turtle Bay
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    1 Block from Grand Central Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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