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Altesi Ristorante

4.6
4.6
723 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located at 26 East 64th Street, Altesi Madison is one of the two restaurants of Altesi Group, serving lunch and dinner (as well as Saturday & Sunday brunch). Our recipes are rooted in Italy’s rich culinary tradition and the freshest seasonal ingredients. Conveniently located just off Madison Avenue, Altesi Madison has an outdoor dining space in its enclosed garden. Altesi Madison is a neighborhood gem for gourmets in search of elegant but authentic Italian food.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern Tuscan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 759-8900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Edilberto Soriano

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it is a business dinner, birthday party, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception Altesi offers both the décor and cuisine that makes for an unforgettable dinning experience

  • Private party contact

    Paolo Alavian: (844) 848-0038

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    Madison Ave & 5th Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F (63 & Lex)<br />N and R (5th Ave & 59 St)

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 723 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time for us. Great food, service, atmosphere.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great service.
  3. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Altesi! Great as always, amazing food and service. One of our favorite places.
  4. a

    ackc

    Sacramento

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Sadly a bit disappointed. This restaurant was highly recommended by a friend. Breadsticks were on pre-packaged and wrapped on the table. They started mopping the floor with a very odorous solution a few tables away (stopped at our request due to the odor). Food was lukewarm and uninspiring.

    Altesi RistoranteResponded on September 16, 2022Dear Customers You showed up one hour early for your reservation during off hours and we gladly accommodated you. In order to keep everyone safe and healthy we have to clean and disinfect the restaurant between lunch and dinner. And the odor is from bleach which kills the bacteria. Thank you Paolo

  5. a

    alib

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. The food is so delicious, service is impeccable. Thank you
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice staff, good food
  8. E

    Elizabeth

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic meal. The only issue is they don’t serve bread, just breadsticks.
  9. S

    Supremo

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good value for food. Quality was indifferent. Great location.
  10. RP

    RuthP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crispy roast chicken is outstanding . We had a great meal
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! From appetizer to dessert food was delicious. Restaurant was beautiful very comfortable.. Service was friendly and attentive. Great wine selection.
  12. C

    Christine

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyed a delightful and delicious lunch at Altesi during restaurant week. This restaurant is a gem! Food is excellent and the ambience is charming and serene.
  13. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place we really enjoyed. Nice atmosphere with friendly service. The food was excellent. Highly recommend.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Nothing special about this restaurant. A friend and I went for lunch for a three course special. The Cesar salad was ok. The pasta was fair but the sauce was way too dark and heavy and the dessert, again just fair. The hostess & waiter were not friendly but at least seemed competent. I asked to use the restroom, it was downstairs but an elevator was nearby. I asked to use the elevator and they told me I needed to take the stairs. Later I asked why I couldn’t take the elevator (because of back issues), the hostess said they would have had to unlock the elevator door. Made no sense to me. I would not eat at this restaurant again. There are many better Italian restaurants nearby with better food and service. Absolutely nothing special about this restaurant. Don’t waste your time eating there.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service.
  16. JB

    JoelB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been a regular diner at Altesi for many years. The food, the service, the ambience never changes it’s always too notch. I have recommended Altesi to many friends who have also found this treasured restaurant to be their go to restaurant on the upper East side.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very pleasant. Not too noisy. Very nice Prix fixe menu. Nice service
  18. BD

    BobbieD

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Lovely room, serene, pretty, comfortable, noise level excellent, service 5 star. Food okay, rather ordinary selection and preparation. Would return for the ambiance and service.
  19. s

    schmoogie

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My absolutely favorite restaurant for lunches and dinners. Wonderful cooking and staff. Friendly beyond belief.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyable evening- brought a friend who loved it and was planning to take his wife next week Paolo gracious as always Great value for restaurant week
  21. RS

    RobbinS

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Friend exchanged main course: salmon to replace lobster ravioli. They served her the tail of the salmon. I had braised short ribs which were really good. Their treatment of my friend just diminished the experience.

    Altesi RistoranteResponded on July 25, 2022Dear Mrs. Robbin After we served the main course to your table your friend consumed partial of the ravioli and asked the waiter to change the dish to the salmon. We kindly accommodated her request but you still are not happy. Over 100 portion of the same ravioli is being sold weekly without being returned and getting compliments. Fairness is the key to happiness. Paolo

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service. will definitely be back
  23. D

    Diner

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant staff are awesome and the food is consistently great!
  24. J

    Johnterrana

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Altesi offers the best Italian food in NYC. Not only is the food so good it's indescribable, the price is a great bargain when you compare their prices to other restaurants in NYC. I'm a 69-year old Sicillian. Altesi's grilled octopus and lasagne are the best I've ever had. Great, non-rushed service in a friendly atmosphere are the icing on the cake for this great eatery . We'll be back everytime we're in New York.
  25. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with beautiful outdoor dinning. The food was delicious and nice wine selection. We enjoyed their hospitality.
  26. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian restaurant, highly recommended if you looking for authentic cuisine, friendly service and nice atmosphere. I especially like octopus and sautéed artichokes for appetizer and then halibut and veal parmigiana for entree and don’t forget to try pistachio tartufo is great!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, food is amazing and the staff is friendly and accommodating. We will be back soon!
  28. FU

    FilippoU

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    peddling an artichoke in oil, charred for an artichoke alla giudia is truly an offense to Italian cuisine
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delightful outdoor dining on a beautiful summer evening. Paolo and staff are excellent hosts.
  30. HH

    HarrietH

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants.
  31. NY

    NYCVMD

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always reliable upscale italian. The carpaccio is a bright spot. The desserts, however, are not up to the quality of the rest of the meal. Enjoy your pasta and get dessert somewhere else :)
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience, food is delicious, service is excellent!
  33. GM

    GeorgeM

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great, great food and nice attentive and friendly service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    The only restaurant I have been to that don’t have any bread served (even offered to pay). They only thing offered was sticks in plastic.
  36. m

    msss

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and staff hoes above and beyond!
  37. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, food is exquisite, service is attentive with warm atmosphere.
  38. LT

    LThomas

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Outdated restaurant.
  39. MN

    MarkN

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant! Amazing food and great service!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience! The service was attentive but not overbearing. The food was off the charts.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Altesi Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Altesi Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 759-8900.

Altesi Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 723 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Altesi Ristorante

26 E 64th Street, New York, NY 10065

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison Ave & 5th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern Tuscan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F (63 & Lex)N and R (5th Ave & 59 St)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Edilberto Soriano

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 759-8900

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it is a business dinner, birthday party, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception Altesi offers both the décor and cuisine that makes for an unforgettable dinning experience

  • Private party contact

    Paolo Alavian: (844) 848-0038

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