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Rossini's Restaurant

4.6
1048 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (41)
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  • Authentic (39)
Located in the charming neighborhood of Murray Hill, Rossini's has been serving fine Northern Italian Cuisine for 40 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch-Dinner: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 683-0135
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Romano
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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.
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Private party contact
Nancy: (212) 683-0135
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park & Lexington Avenues
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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.
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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
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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)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 1048 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TishaP 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food and service. Loved the live piano. One of the best dining experiences I have had in NY. Prices are great for the food and service!

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Momof2 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Went here on a whim with my husband and two kids (ages 10 and 12) this past weekend. I can't say enough great things. It was the most fun dinner we've had in a while. We had a cozy spot in the corner of the dining room and were able to enjoy the 2 opera singers and the piano player all evening. The food and service were phenomenal, and the staff was very nice. The only thing I would change would be to add more chocolate desserts to the menu! Will definitely be back!

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DiscoDancerBoston (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The best part about this restaurant is the pianist and opera singers. The wine list is very good, and the champagne cocktails were excellent.

The food, on the other hand, is so-so. We started with the artichoke special. They described this as a cleaned artichoke, stuffed with cheese, breadcrumbs, etc. What I got was a whole artichoke, uncleaned, in a sort of broth. The broth was tasty; however, it was nearly impossible to eat the artichoke. When it's served whole this way, the only way to eat it is to peel each leaf off, and drag the leaf between your teeth to extract the edible part (this was not a baby artichoke which can be eaten whole). Well, if this was expected, they should have provided a discard bowl for the inedible refuse, but no bowl was provided. We ended up cleaning out the choke with a knife and fork, splitting the heart and leaving everything else (90%). It was like doing surgery. Our waiter didn't ask if there was a problem or if we liked our food.

For our appetizer course, I had a caesar salad and my husband had the half portion of the pasta special (veal ragu with pappardelle). The caesar salad said it came with anchovies, but mine did not--I had to ask for them. They were provided, but then I discovered my salad was not dressed. I am not someone who like globs of dressing; however, the whole point of caesar salad IS the dressing. Otherwise it's just lettuce and croutons. My husband's veal ragu was not true ragu. Rather, it was chunks of veal, similar to stew, mixed with pasta. The pasta itself, which was homemade, was quite good. The flavor of the ragu was good, but the consistency was way off. You should taste a bit of meat in every bite when it's a true ragu.

For our entrees, I had the veal ragu as described above. My husband had scallops, which he said were good.

We expected the ambiance to be romantic but instead it was loud, obviously filled with tourists, most of whom were sadly underdressed (jeans, sneakers, sweatshirts).

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great staff - greeted at the door - attentive service without being overbearing. Food is classic and excellent.

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Eatfresh (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Wonderful food, attentive service. We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner.

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vipCityguy233 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

A great old-school NYC Italian restaurant! Excellent food and service in an elegant
setting that at one time was the hotel dining room and lounge of what was the Towne House apartment-hotel, now an elegant pre-war co-op building. Great place for business dinners and also for romantic interludes.

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OliverM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My Overall experience and first time at this space was amazing. The setting was pure family style Italian ambience. The waiters were very professional and genuine, I briefly spoke with the woman who even checked out coat which also was a Gem! Will defiantly come back, appreciate this night here on Valentines day with my Companion. Thank you Rossini.

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vipLT1234 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I have been dining at Rossini’s for over 30 years and it is always an enjoyable dining experience. The food and service are excellent! I often recommend Rossini’s for both business and special occasions to others.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was just ok...got the gnocchi for dinner which wasn’t memorable. Maybe I’m a bad judge because I was comparing it to multiple gnocchi dishes I recently had on a trip to Italy. We felt rushed by the wait staff (very un-Italian) until it was time for the check and then they seemed to forget about us. Overall, just an average experience, wouldn’t necessarily go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Quiet for a midtown Rest...the staff was not intrusive we were able to talk business without interruptions of the staff and no one pushed us to leave.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We first tried Rossini’s during Summer Restaurant Week in 2017. We loved it. We had theater tickets and decided to eat there again. Everything was wonderful. We are going to make it our family’s go to Italian restaurant in NY (we live in NJ).

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RonS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

A very romantic place to come for that special dinner date or with a group of friends. Food is delicious and prepared to your special request. Yes, it is pricey, but it is NYC after all. The opera performers who come around to serenade the diners and take requests make for s most memorable evening.

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vipJuans (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

As always, we had another great dinner experience at Rossini’s. The ambience is warm and cozy. The service is always exceptional. My husband started with one of the night’s appetizer specials of grilled octopus which he said was excellent. I had the green bean salad which I thoroughly enjoyed. We both had the bracciole with gnocchi dinner special. It was absolutely scrumptious. The bracciole was fork tender and the gnocchi melted in your mouth, both served in a rich red sauce. We then split a piece of pistachio cake which was light & quite delicious. We look forward to a return to one of our favorites in the near future!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Good food, and take the time to listen to the piano music. Great evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Ear-splittingly loud, food drenched in sauce, really poor wines by the glass and a few of the servers had a bad attitude. For a fairly expensive restaurant ($200 for two), this was really bad

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Good old school Italian food at reasonable prices. Service is impeccable. Pianist was a nice touch

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Loved the foos, ambiance and superb service...Will go back..

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

This place is fantastic. I had some special needs due to surgery earlier this week and they were spectacular in taking care of us. The food and service are superb. We live out of state but have eaten here several times recently. Every time great service and food. The piano player during dinner also makes for a great atmosphere. Everyone needs to eat here.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious food, wonderful staff

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Authentic Italian food that was wonderful and the service was awesome. We are obviously tourists and we were treated very well. Very romantic and perfect for date nights. Will be coming back on our next trip to NYC!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Rossini's is our favorite restaurant in New York. We have been there four times in the last three years - twice with guests and twice by ourselves.
The menu is deep and varied; the food is excellent.
The wait staff is very professional and helpful when asked.
It is a restaurant that harkens earlier times but does so with very positive memories.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

A very ordinary meal. Plated poorly. Even the quality selection of the food was ordinary. My sea scallops were small and not the large plump dry scallops I am used too at a pricey/quality restaurant. The heavily salted sauce was plopped on the plate, unceremoniously.
The wait service was very attentive, as was the management. But that doesn't make up for the disappointment. Stamped parking receipt was discounted. A nice plus.

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paulh (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We thought the food was exceptional, but very noisy inhibiting conversation. I had been there earlier at a later time, fewer people, noise level acceptable.

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WillieB (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Friends birthday and trip in nyc
We found it and it reminded me of old New York
Piano player, great food and a plus near Grand Central

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

This was our second time dining at Rossini’, and was just as great as the first time. Had friends meet us and they were extremely delighted with the food, atmosphere, and service. I would recommend Rossini to all . You are not rushed, and the service is wonderful, from entering the restaurant until you walk out the door. Great place. Look forward to going back.

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CocoLaboy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

A great neighborhood place. A good antidote for anyone looking for a break from hipster trendiness.

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capfoodie1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We came to Rossini’s to celebrate mine and my daughters birthday. Everything was wonderful from the ambiance to the delicious food. We never felt rushed which gave us time to savor the experience!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Just an absolute lovely dinner - old school Italian restaurant with a rich history. Food was delicious, service impeccable, and loved the atmosphere. We will be back!

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russd (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Sound level way way too loud and then the singers started belting out tunes, we had to move to another room. Horrible for a client dinner. Embarrassing. The Mgt did move us and we were very thankful and it was fairly discreet. Not recommended on weekends for a quiet atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Music and singers were too loud. Service of main course took too long. A uniquely NYC experience, but I won’t return

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