Pietro's

4.9
116 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, large portions, old school Italian

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JanK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mostly local patrons but were tourists and were treated just as nicely as everyone else. We were given perhaps the best two-top table in the house. Wait staff was attentive but not overbearing. Food was well- prepared and portions were generous. We had a special beet salad and veal Marsala. Great evening.

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vipFoodie
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food & service!

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vipPhyllisF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been going to Pietro’s for over 40 years and still love it❣️My filet mignonette was cooked and seasoned to perfection❣️Whenever we feel like having steak, Pietro’s is our “go-to” restaurant❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!!! Best Shrimp Mariana, veal limone, and Caesar salad in the world. Also best NY strip I ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants!!

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ChrisA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pietro’s is fantastic. Food and service is top notch.

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SamG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!!!!!

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vipGaryTheK
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have Pietro's back in it's old school glory. Unbeatable veal parm is as good as ever.

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scottj
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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KentO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing and service was excellent. Restaurant decor could use a facelift. Prices are high but tolerable as the food quality is excellent and the service is superlative.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff was amazing. Really good authentic Italian food.

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vipVincent
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining at Pietro's is a always a spectacular experience! First, the food can't be beat. Best Caesar salad in the city bar none! Italian classics and steaks to die for and gigantic portions to boot. We always start out with the Lyonnaise potatoes made fresh to munch on. To die for! So Happy they are back in full force!!!

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vipHarryT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I was very surprised about the cost of an off menu item. I would have preferred that the waiter should advised us.

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vipLynn
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff very friendly. Excellent traditional Italian food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as usual!

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Chickielili
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was exceptionally polite and food at Pietro’s was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we went here bc we heard they did a great job inside social distancing and we were not disappointed. we ha e a grea table for 4 in the corner , everyone was well spaced snd we all felt totally comfortable, the owners were great , food was delicious and we will be back very soon . it was our friend s a first time eating indoors and although they were reluctance they were very happy with everything

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StephenE
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Veal Parm and Ceasar Salad are Some of the best i've had

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vipBobF
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our fave restaurants for over 35 years! Great ownership as well as very experienced waiters and of course the food is 1st class! Always consistently very good!

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Susan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had some friends visiting from Long Island, who wanted a classic Italian meal. Pietro’s never lets me down. Sautéed clams, cesar salad, chopped salad and chicken parmigiana with sautéed cherry peppers are all done extremely well! Great cocktails made by Raymond!!

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CoreyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Chicken Parm in the World!!!

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vipRobert009
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service and the food was excellent, aside from the NY Strip which was just ok. The veal parm. was outstanding and the clams casino terrific. Overall, a very solid meal.

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vipbarbarac
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice. After many years still the best in the neighborhood.

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vipMary
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Overpriced.....cocktails very expensive and wine as well. Portions not very big

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vipRusty2
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always. Fun vibrant crowd. Such a great New York vibe. Love this place

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SandraD
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was not great for the price point. I had the chicken Parmesan and it was over cooked and the side dish of vegetables was sting beans that seemed to have been microwaved.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in NY. Outstanding food and service. Chopped salad, cottage fries, broiled shrimp and steak are outstanding.

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vipJonathanW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school but still as strong as ever. Best parm and caeser in NYC!

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vipLorettaK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner as usual!!

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BonnieS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best veal in town
Friendly .. fun old New York feel

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BillB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

always consistent, always welcoming and superb food.

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LovItalian
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Attentive service and robust menu selections. Note: the lasagna requires 25 minute prep, so order upon arrival.

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TimothyD
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Waited for 15 minutes to be seated. Host was doing paperwork. The place wasn’t busy. Food was good. Very slow service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend and I went back to 'Pietro's' for lunch. It's become our "go to" place. Consistently delicious and comfortable. Located conveniently close to Grand Central Station. We shared the wonderful house salad and, not being terribly hungry, I ordered the shrimp scampi appetizer which was scrumptious and sizzling hot. Soak it all up with the delicious bread!

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vipJB29715
Charlotte
31 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife wanted an authentic Italian meal in NYC and Pietro’s delivered. Service was exceptional and the food outstanding. Best chopped salad I’ve ever had!

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RickS
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great staff. Classic spot.

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vipDebz
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had requested a table at the bar and it was ready when I got to the restaurant 15 minutes early immediately the waiter asked if I’d like a drink while I waited — was very attentive as I noticed with everyone.
My date came. We ordered. Food was spectacular as usual
Ambiance is sort of old school NY with a great vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best chicken parmigiana in NYC, delivered fast :)

FAQs

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

Pietro's is rated 4.9 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.