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Orso - NYC

4.9
4.9
1712 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Opened in 1983 by Theatre District restaurateur Joe Allen, Orso serves regional Italian cuisine in a cozy, intimate setting.

**Please note- due to the closure of Broadway, we have altered our hours of operation. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to resuming our normal schedule in the near future.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 489-7212

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Victor Flores

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Cross street

    8th Avenue

  • Parking details

    There is a public parking lot located immediately west of Orso on 46th Street.

  • Public transit

    Orso is located approximately five blocks from the 42nd Street and Broadway subway stop (1,9,N,R and S lines) and approximately 2 blocks from the 44th Street and 8th Avenue subway stop (A,C and E lines).

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,712 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

  • Manhattan

    Best Service

  • Manhattan

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love ORSO, thanks Kevin and James for a great post-theater dinner.
  2. P

    Petersc

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the management and James our server could not be faulted in their professionalism. Portion size for the fegato was too large, you need to be very hungry or share.
  3. M

    Manuela

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A true and tried culinary experience in an area known for tourist traps. Orso has been a great restaurant and a friendly visit every time I go to Broadway for a show ( and it’s very often!) The service is very efficient and competent and the food consistently good. A keeper!!
  4. SA

    SethAbraham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We are Orso regulars— before and after theatre. Thrilled to have it reopened and back.
  5. MH

    MarkH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely experience, as always. Wonderful to be back at Orso! And the menu additions are fantastic.
  6. TR

    TimR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A favorite on restaurant row, Orzo delivers a great experience with quality food in a relaxed atmosphere. Service was attentive and the food delicious. Will definitely be back.
  7. m

    marya

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Reliable, as always.
  8. JE

    JuddE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Food was delicious.
  9. BH

    BHkid

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Great service - definitely would recommend!
  11. l

    ljz700

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service. Felt authentic NYC, not touristy
  12. l

    localvillageguy

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Delicious food and not noisy. Wonderful, attentive service.
  13. N

    Nylady

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Orso's never disappointes. The food is ALWAYS delicious and presented beautifully by servers who are pleasant and helpful and make us feel as if they are happy that we are there. I have been going to Orso's since the year it opened. I hope it never closes.
  14. MT

    MitchT

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Orso never disappoints. A gem in the theater district for sure.
  15. B

    Brklyn

    New York Area

    133 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Normally very good service...but this time my guest and I had to pour our own wine -- the server just left the carafe on the table. Never been to a fine dining restaurant where you had to pour your own wine. Plus they did not have bread plates on the table...which means you had to leave a portion of bread on the table. I usually dine here before a show -- which is about 5 times a year...and I don't recall the wine and bread problem. I hope it isn't the norm...and I hope Orso isn't under new management and have decided to cut back on service.
  16. LG

    LoriG

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy that Orso is back. Our favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. Delicious food and great service. Can’t wait to go back.
  17. TK

    TK719

    New York Area

    481 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    481 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb dining at experience at Orso. First of all, it's one of the few places that serves a full dinner post-theatre. My arugula and cherry salad, salmon with vegetables, and peach and blueberry tart were all delicious. The service was outstanding and the dining room was quiet and peaceful. Definitely worth seeking out, even if you aren't going to see a show.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was phenomenal!
  19. h

    hungryinmanhattan

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Welcome return!!! Such a treat to be back in one of our favorite spots!!! We been dining at Orso for over 21 years & it remains one of our favorite places in NYC. This was our first visit post-lockdown and the staff, kitchen & atmosphere are better than ever!! Tip: if it’s on the menu, order the burrata, prosciutto & honey appetizer - best thing I’ve ever eaten…ever!
  20. DM

    DerekM

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food excellent. Staff friendly and helpful. My dining companion forgot her purse and staffer chased us down street to return it. Would eat there anytime I’m in NYC
  21. PG

    PeterG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorite pre-theater spots. So glad it’s back after Covid.
  22. MD

    MichaelD

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good to be back! Best food in town—best staff in town. Simply perfect
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I very comfortable delicious meal. Excellent pasta and burratta. Good prices and easy meal for pre theater. Would definitely go back!
  24. RV

    RachelleV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. The liver is amazing: huge portion, so I recommend ordering this to share if you have folks who like liver (or are adventurous) in your group. We ordered the fried artichoke appetizer, and it was so good, I wanted to lick the plate. Nice ambiance, great service, great food. I highly recommend Orso.
  25. MP

    MamaPass

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perfect for a pre-show meal! Everything we ate was excellent! Service was very pleasant, attentive and fast! Had a full delicious meal and made the opening curtain in perfect time.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Welcoming. Food was delicious. Pricing fair for NYC.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great location, great service
  28. B

    Billd

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to ORSO’S for over 40 years and it never disappoints. Took our recent high school graduate and he also love it.
  29. A

    Albertanfoodies

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time at Orso's, travelling from Canada. The meals were delicious, the service outstanding, and the ambiance lovely. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  30. GS

    GregS

    Baltimore

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible food with spectacular service. A definite pre-show stop.
  31. L

    Luvgoodfood

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad they are back!
  32. m

    mtfw

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I first dined at Orso in 1983. It is my go-to restaurant when attending the theater. I am SO GLAD it opened again after 798 days of closure. It felt like coming home. The food was fantastic and I really enjoyed myself. Welcome back!
  33. R

    Ray212

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place for after theater. Always and interesting crowd.
  34. WB

    WBG77

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, atmosphere and service! Everything about this restaurant is wonderful. Always a pleasure dining at Orso.
  35. t

    themiller

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still the standard for the theater district and most other places. The best staff in New York.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One does not expect to find this (high) level of quality in Italian restaurants in New York. Combined with outstanding service and an in-the-know crowd, including well known faces, this is a serious contender for repeat visits. The best of the Joe Allen restaurants from the point of view of food.
  37. JC

    JohnC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. If you are looking to go somewhere before a show and are right on time. This is the place to go. Great service and great food.
  38. AM

    AnnieM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Orso is the best pre show dinner spot (and post!). We've been going for more than 20 years, and we're thrilled (and relieved) to see them open up post pandemic. The food, ambiance and service continue to be the absolute best. Welcome back, Orso!
  39. ND

    NickD

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was delicious, however the service was a bit slow. I never like when people come in after you and get served first. That should never happen. Besides that, the overall meal was very good.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Tracy our waitress was very friendly and efficient. I did feel like the food was almost coming out too fast, like we were being rushed. I like to do fine dining, not to feel rushed. The mood felt like “let’s crank ‘em out, we got our next round of patrons coming in soon”.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Orso - NYC is rated 4.9 stars by 1712 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Orso - NYC

322 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036-3801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a public parking lot located immediately west of Orso on 46th Street.

  • Public transit

    Orso is located approximately five blocks from the 42nd Street and Broadway subway stop (1,9,N,R and S lines) and approximately 2 blocks from the 44th Street and 8th Avenue subway stop (A,C and E lines).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Victor Flores

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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