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Rossini's Restaurant

4.6
1075 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
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  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
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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 people. The entire restaurant can be reserved for 100+ 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 1555 East 38th Street (between 3rd & Lex.Aves.) after 6:00PM 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 7:30PM 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, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Their is No one like your Mother- She deserves only the best! Treat mom to a special dinner.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1075 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Love Rossini's!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Lived around the block from this place for 20 plus years and never thought twice about going in. Ended up going in and was shocked! Great dining room, live music, amazing food, incredible service, plenty of parking on the block. To think how I spent so much time running around the city for 20 years trying to find a great Italian restaurant and there was one right up the block from me the whole time. It is truly a hidden gem!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing! We absolutely loved this place for a business dinner...we will be back tomorrow.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I have been to this restaurant at least four times and I love it.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Old-fashioned, with an older neighborhood crowd. Outstanding service. The pasta dishes were truly excellent and also fairly abundant. The starter (mozzarella) was OK but really nothing special (you can get much more and better mozzarella in NYC). Dessert was meh. The wine list has some great wines, even though it's not extensive. Verdict is that we'd go back...just for pasta and wine, and skip the rest.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Fantastic food all the way through from start to finish, service was almost even better! Would recommend to all!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

excellent dining experience food was very very good as was service wine list reasonable we enjoyed the piano we were close to it but could still talk
price quite reasonable by NY standards will definitely return

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Third time in last 18 months (from Arizona), and will return on my next trip as well. The food the real star, and the ambiance - like going back in time a bit! Service was good, not overbearing - the Minestrone soup was wonderful, and the Carbonara exceptional. Looking forward to the next visit.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We were visiting NYC and it was our first time at Rossini’s. The food and service was of the best I ever experienced. Any one visiting NYC and looking for a good Italian restaurant look no further...this is the place. They been around 49 years so you know they are doing something right...
It is now our go to restaurant when in NYC...
Ron T

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Loved the place! The diners seem to be mostly centered on the white elderly demographics, but that doesn’t take away of the awesomeness of the food.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent food and service. Thoroughly enjoyed everything about the evening.

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1.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Old fashion service not rushed and relatively quiet...good for a business lunch

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Muy buena cocina. Precios moderados.
La atencion sobresaliente

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1.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The service was terrible. The waiter came over at the end of the meal to ask why he was only tipped 15%. We will never return

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The service was very friendly and attentive. The food was very good. I would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Look forward to dining there often.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Very nice "boutique" fine dining Italian option in Murray Hill. Excellent service, varied menu, and great preparation! If you are looking for a Mid-Town Italian dining option - Rossini's is perfect!!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Never disappoints !!! Service is fantastic, daily specials are seasonal and diverse. They know how to treat a customer !!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

excellent

first time diners there but we will return

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Birthday! Awesome!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

the food was excellent, the service perfect, quiet so you could actually have a conversation. would definitely go back

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent Authentic Italian Food! The entertainment was perfect for our post theater dining experience!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent all the way around, food, service, ambiance. Great specials

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Nice. Old school

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

outstanding. pick the specials

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Food is excellent. Southern Italian. Clams Casino is perfect. Veal dishes are Phenomenal.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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