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Altesi Downtown

4.6
4.6
689 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
After 22 years, Paolo Alavian has closed his iconic Soho restaurant "Savore" and replaced it with Altesi Downtown. Altesi Downtown is outpost of Altesi Madison, his Upper East Side townhouse restaurant. Locally sourced seasonal ingredients will be used in traditional Italian dishes, which will be served alongside small plates including Salumi and cheese platter served on cutting boards, panini and pizza from the wood-fired oven. Like its sister concept, Altesi Downtown offers Aperitivo (cocktails served with Hors D'Oeuvres) and A2Go - a lunchbox-style selection of panini, water/soda and small cookies.

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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

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 431-1212

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Paolo Nozzole

  • Catering

    Full off-site catering available for all kinds of parties

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Paolo Alavian, Gabriela Sitek: (212) 431-1212

  • Neighborhood

    SoHo

  • Cross street

    Spring & Sullivan

  • Parking details

    Street parking after 5pm weekdays, weekends all day

  • Public transit

    A,C,E train

  • Entertainment

    Only during parties

  • Additional

    Banquet, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 689 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. RM

    RMart

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice venue, good food, and good restaurant week menu.
  2. CB

    CessiBone

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent - as always. Need more letters for this to count...
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regular clients for this beautiful place for years Everything was great as usual: food, service, very nice Italian background music Always highly recommend this place to everyone! Thank you guys, we’ll be back again and again!!
  4. c

    cmkay

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food is always delicious.
  5. r

    realtyrob

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is becoming one of our favorite spots. Awesome pizza served oblong, not too crispy, but not too soft. I had the Diavoletto which was great but not too spicy, the waiter said add the "Pepper Oil" that comes with all pizzas. I did and WOW was it hot but full of flavor. We highly recommend the Pepper Oil but try just a little first so you can moderate to your correct heat threshold. She had the Margherita pizza and loved it. She said it was perfect "fold over" pizza. She had the Prosciutto and Burrata special app which was huge and really tasty. I had the Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes which was some of the best I have ever had and I have had a lot!!! Really a must have. We passed on dessert because we were too full, but 2 other tables told us the tiramisu was really good and really different than others they have had. Great room and great service. Lots of fun to sit near the door and watch the world walk bye through the gigantic french walls of glass that they leave open in the summer. We will go back again soon. Loved this place. Check out all of our reviews. If we do not like it we do no review it so all of the ones you see are places that are fantastic. Follow us if you like. We had over 7 million views in 2021, over 13 million views in the first 6 months of 2022 and we thank you for that. We don't get paid, we just love to eat. Be sure to click on "RobH" on Goo gle Maps to see all of them and to follow us if you like good food and FUN.
  6. S

    Steph

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Altesi. The food was excellent, all of it. We had ravioli, gnocchi, salmon, and duck fettuccini at the table. Everything was cooked perfectly. The cocktails were hearty as well. The service was great. The a/c was a bit chilly but all of the energy and great music made up for that.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jaime was amazing! He helped me with my son’s bday dinner and it was a great night!
  8. x

    xxxx

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really Italian experience, the service was outstanding and most of all the gluten-free options were very good!
  9. s

    starkfarm

    Tucson

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite Manhattan restaurant always satisfies us.
  10. MH

    MichaelH

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - our group ordered and enjoyed nearly every one of the appetizers! Terrific unrushed service. Highly recommend
  11. m

    malloryn

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    The food was horrible
  12. s

    sbvk

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Italian food, wood fire oven for focaccia and pizzas - it’s our family and friends’ favorite!!!
  13. T

    Truthteller

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Disappointed. Half empty on a Friday eve. Despite that slow service. Served the wrong wine. Uninspired decor
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing . My pasta dish was great and loved the wine choices :)
  15. MB

    MBGDinner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was spectacular.
  16. VV

    VVmiss

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food….one of our favorite restaurants!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jaime was incredible, the service was perfection
  18. KG

    KarynG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Altesi prior to seeing Alex Edelman at the Soho Playhouse (fabulous!) and had a delicious meal outdoors. This was our first visit and we ate the carpaccio, grilled artichokes, grilled seafood and broccolini. Everything was well seasoned and beautifully prepared. The wait staff was on its game. The outdoor seating was lovely. We will definitely go back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Good food with generous portions. Friendly service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A lovely spot with good food and good karma.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food. Better service. We were well taken care of.
  22. PH

    PatrickH

    Cancun

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    At the fear of alerting people to this little gem I found in SoHo...I highly recommend this spot. The food is excellent, staff soooo warm and accommodating and the ambiance stylish yet low-key.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. Great place!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with attentive and courteous staff and wonderful food.
  25. R

    R1225

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Right from the time they received us and said goodbye - it was the perfect experience. Food was excellent and appetizers were excellent too.
  26. S

    Saverin

    New York Area

    245 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    245 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A welcome respite from the generally downward slope of Restaurant Week: restore a few good places, vastly increase variable pricing and for the most part continue boring, cheap food offerings; purpose being NOT to introduce customers to a restaurant but fleece them as if never seeing them again. Altesi a pleasant departure with an interesting menu with varied choices. Have complained about this for years to no avail. My solution: cut back from 15-20 visits to 3-4. Altesi starters of Caesar salad and artichokes were quite good. Lemon sole, beautifully browned was a misshaped, bit overcooked dish. Raspberry dessert very good. Special wine pricing on bottles appreciated, though wine list prices were better than many. A pity that the place was near empty, while dumps like Merakia lack empty seats.
  27. TC

    TraceyCap

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, staff was friendly and helpful with all the ingredients and drinks! They have a designated gluten free menu, which is an option. The gluten free pasta was cooked perfectly!!! When in the city we will stop by again for sure!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a long time. The owners welcomed us in like family and the food was incredible.
  29. J

    Juppstar

    Seattle

    491 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    491 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My guest and I enjoyed our restaurant week dinner. A surprisingly good variety of options on the menu making it harder to choose. My guest asked for the shrimp app, mushroom ravioli and raspberry frozen dessert. I had the fried artichokes, sole and pistachio tartufo. All were delicious. $40 bottles of wine also appreciated. Service impeccable. Nice ambience. Wonderful evening.
  30. LD

    LaurenD

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prix fixe menu was delicious.
  31. NY

    NYCFamily

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great meal on a Friday night but it was so loud! We were screaming to hear one another. Service was slow to begin, but I think that’s because a lot of tables arrived at the same time. Once we ordered, things sped up. We will definitely be back.
  32. c

    chefmeche

    New York Area

    178 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had the Restaurant Week Menu last night. The service was pleasant; the food was variable. The artichoke appetizer was delicious, as was both desserts. The main courses were both disappointing. The fish was flavorless and the lamb shank, while tender, needed herbs or something as it too was lacking in flavor.
  33. J

    Jules

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect place to celebrate our son's new job and birthday! We ate outside in the nicely decorated and heated space. The food, as always, was superb, especially the Jewish artichoke appetizer and all the pastas. Had a lovely Barolo wine and the restaurant's signature tiramisu--plus a yummy chocolate mousse. The staff was wonderful plus gave a sweet rendition of Happy Birthday :) This is our go-to place when we want to know everything is going to be done right.
  34. J

    Johnston

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner extraordinaire. The staff was very friendly and made great suggestions
  35. JS

    JoyS

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyable. The food was terrific. I had the Jewish artichokes. Wow! Service was courteous and efficient. Bravo!!
  36. SM

    SchahrzadM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most delicious duck fettuccine in the world. Fun atmosphere for a small dinner or a big group. I love Altesi!!
  37. MH

    MattH

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Pasta was fantastic, service was very pleasant!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  39. i

    ileen

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delicious appetizers - fried artichokes & butternut squash soup of the day Delicious entree - tagliatele w/ragu & ricotta Delicious dessert - chocolate mousse A little too much time elapsed between courses. Waiter was wonderful, made great suggestions.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I live in the area and decided to check it out for the first time, my reservation was at 7pm on a Friday night and there were only 4 or 5 tables taken indoors out of possibly 20 or more. We ended up ordering a pizza which was very good and so was the price. But being so empty on a Friday night left me wondering. More people started arriving at 9PM or so mostly teenagers.

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Altesi Downtown does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Altesi Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 689 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

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Altesi Downtown

200 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spring & Sullivan

  • Neighborhood

    SoHo

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking after 5pm weekdays, weekends all day

  • Public transit

    A,C,E train

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paolo Nozzole

  • Entertainment

    Only during parties

  • Additional

    Banquet, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 431-1212

  • Catering

    Full off-site catering available for all kinds of parties

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Paolo Alavian, Gabriela Sitek: (212) 431-1212

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