About Rossini's Restaurant

Located in the charming neighborhood of Murray Hill, Rossini's has been serving fine Northern Italian Cuisine for 38 years. The genuine friendliness and warm service makes diners feel right at home in this family owned restaurant.



We specialize in Northern Italian Cuisine but also features dishes throughout the Italian Peninsula. Our cuisine is based on many long standing family recipes as well as new and innovative Italian presentations.
Our menu offers a wide variety of pasta, chicken, veal and fish dishes or our chef will prepare your favorite dish if you don't see it on the menu.



The large chairs and roomy interior provides an ambiance that is perfect for the important business lunch or the intimate romantic dinner.

108 East 38 Street
New York, NY 10016
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch-Dinner: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Park & Lexington Avenues

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 683-0135

Website:
http://rossinisrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live music nightly.
Sunday 6:00 Pianist
Monday Thru Friday 7:00PM Pianist
Saturday 8:00PM Opera Trio (Performing various operatic songs as well as Broadway hits and love songs)

Parking Details:
Street parking after 7:00PM or Icon Parking located at 205 East 38th Street (between 3rd & 2nd Aves.) after 5:00PM and pay $11.00 - Rossini's must validate your parking ticket.

Public Transit:
Located 4 blocks from Grand Central Terminal
Train - MTA Metro-North Railroad
Subway - 4, 5, 6, 7, and S lines
Bus - M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M42, M98, M101, M102, M104, Q32

Executive Chef:
Romano

Private Party Facilities:
Our split level dining room accommodates up to 60 people on each level. The Bar/Lounge area accommodates approximately 20-30 people. The entire restaurant can be reserved for 100-200 people.

Private Party Contact:
Nancy: (212) 683-0135

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Rossini's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (34)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Special Occasion (32)
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Business Meals (32)
Good for a Date (25)
Authentic (24)
Live Music (24)
Romantic (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Cozy (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

If you want a positive memorable evening I highly recommend Rossini's. You'll have wide variety of wonderful Italian dishes and an excellent wine selection.

I had the lasagna special and my associate had the fettuccinni alfredo. We both cleaned our plates so we earned a nice shareable tartufo dessert.

Portions are enough to satisfy the hungriest of diners and delivered by attentive servers.

Background piano was not intrusive and enhanced the evening. If dinner conversation wanes you can play name that tune.

Prices were quite affordable and we were not rushed in any way.

There is a small bar as you enter if you arrive early or need to wait a bit which we did not.

Tags: Business Meals, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Whenever we visit NYC we eat at Rossini’s. The food is consistently excellent, the waiters are attentive and friendly, and we love the ambiance, especially the pianist. We enjoy watching him play because he clearly loves it, and he is quite talented and adds his own jazz feel to every piece.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

It was just okay.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We were a little early however the staff was very accomodating and took care of us right away. The service was outstanding and very helpful and knowledgable. The food was delicious and well prepared, cooked and served. The pasta was cooked to perfection as were the lamb chop that theothers had. The environment was peaceful and very conducive to conversation although it was late afternoon (not dinner time). We were warmly welcomed and graciously treated as we left. I enjoyed the whole experience very much and will definitely be back. This was a great find.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Second time dining there - food was very good again - always busy, and louder when vocalist accompanies piano! Have recommended to others several times - introduced to Rossini's by an MLB exec who visits every city with pro baseball annually and knows good restaurants!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I usually enjoy Rossini's. The food is always flavorful, everyone is very nice, no one rushes you at all and it's very comfortable. This time, however, we were a table of 6 on a Saturday night. Unfortunately, the music and singers were just too loud for the room. It makes it difficult to have conversations.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was fantastic! The service was unbelievable. Possibly the best service we have ever gotten in a restaurant. The entire staff was friendly and attentive. Menu had great options, but the list of dinner specials was long and we tried one appetizer and one special and both was excellent. I would highly recommend it and we will go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The octopus and calamari appetizers were fine. My main course--vitello alla Francese was not good. All I could taste was lemon. Perhaps if I had ordered something else I would have a better review but with so many choices in NY, why go back. On the other hand it is an energetic spot that looks classically old school.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Been coming here since the 80’s. I bring everyone here for consistent good Italian food. Had big and small groups. I love the food!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Best traditional Italian

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We arrived on time and were brought directly to a nice table in the corner. The wait staff were very accommodating. The music /singing was a nice touch , it was not too loud you could carry on a conversation . Overall very nice would recommend it to friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great, classic NYC dining! Waiters were excellent; piano music was lovely.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food consistently good; service is excellent! Family run and very friendly. They understand customer service . You will want to gone back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This restaurant is simply amazing. The singing on Saturdays is why we went -- opera, Broadway, standards -- all executed flawlessly. The food is delicious too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Rossini's was a delight. From the moment we walked in, we knew we were in for a great night. We were greeted warmly by the host; he made us feel very special. The food was terrific. Old school Italian, beautifully prepared. It was a Saturday night, and there were 2 singers and a piano player. The singers had fabulous voices and sang everything from opera to showtunes to standards. There were several birthdays being celebrated and each celebrant received delicious cake and a Happy Birthday sung by the 2 singers. What a fun, wonderful, warm, friendly place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Easy to see why they've been there so long. Delicious food and excellent service.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Our meal at Rossini's was excellent. The food, the service, and the ambiance were wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Really good food. Was there with 2 elderly guest and they would not allow an entree to be split. Pricey lunch at $180 with 3 drinks.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had friends visiting from overseas... they couldn't be happier. We were a group of eight people, everybody enjoyed their food and drinks, the live musical accompaniment was a bonus. This is always a reliable place for an evening of joy.
Too bad the older professional waiters are gone.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 22, 2017

First time experience chosen for location and short review. We were wonderfully surprised that we were able to get in on short notice on a Sat. night with six in our party. Service was outstanding and warm. All of our varied dishes of veal, pasta, pork, and steak were perfect. The operatic singers (2) lent an ambience perfect for our group but not obtrusive. Try this place for a memorable special occasion. We had two guests from the U.K. who smiled enthusiastically for hours.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The waiters hovered too much and constantly interrupted conversation. Also killed about 5 gnats flying around our table. May not go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We never eat anywhere else when we are in NYC. Enough said!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Rossini’s is a regular stop for us when we visit Manhattan. The food is consistently great and we love the old-time NYC ambiance. It’s not at all touristy, and clearly a favorite of the locals. The service is excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Went for pre theater dinner with a friend. From the moment we arrived, the staff was very friendly, professional and very well dressed. The food was amazing. I ordered red snapper, Livornese style, and it was perfect. The glass of Sauvignon Blanc I ordered was a good pour and delicious. Will definitely be back here again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great restaurant- great staff! Romantic and fun, can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Romantic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Brought my girlfriend here for her birthday. It was absolutely lovely. The live piano music was wonderful, and they even dropped in a "Happy Birthday" in the middle of the evening. Our servers were very attentive and friendly, and the food was delicious. A+

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Good food and service. A nice place to have a conversation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Loved the experience. The service was first rate and the food was robust and tasty. The piano player started later in the evening and was enjoyable without being invasive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food was very good. Nice atmosphere for catching up with friends. Great service. Prices for food were reasonable. Wine was somewhat overpriced. Would recommend

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food, great service, friendly and welcoming as always! My favorite restaurant in NYC.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The service was very attentive and excellent. The food was very good for classic Italian fare and fairly priced.

Just a warning --it could be a very reasonable well if dont do any booze. Could just be a Manhattan thing but the drinks are very very expensive.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food and a fine old world Italian atmoshere. Classic Northern Italian menu. Gereat pricing for NYC We paid much more for far less in NYC Veal was fork tender A definite highlight

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Very warm and welcoming. We ordered the veal franchise and cannelloni and they were both delicious as was the eggplant appetizer and oysters. We will return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Rossinis is our very favorite Italian restaurant in our neighborhood. We have never been disappointed and take all of our out of town guests there. Absolutely love this restaurant!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

A wonderful neighborhood place with great food and great service. It’s tucked away on a quiet Murray Hill Street, and walking into the pleasantly retro space makes all my troubles disappear. It’s a delight.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Best of the Best in NYC. this is the real deal in Northern Italian Cuisine

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

One of the best mid-town restaraunts in NYC for business meals . Good value, quiet , and excellent service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Rossini's never disappoints...guests are treated like family. Food is consistently excellent!!
Live Piano music is wonderful...opera on Saturday night overdone.
A gem in any neighborhood!!!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This restaurant was one of the best Italian restaurants I have eaten at in a very long time. The wait staff paced our dinner with precision so you never felt rushed. I would highly recommend Rossini's.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 16, 2017

What a gem! And I found the advertisement on the back of the church bulletin from the Catholic Church next door...and a neighborhood treasure awaited us! Food, service, and the ambience was all just lovely!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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