About Rossini's Restaurant

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.

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Love is in our Fare....Come have a romantic lunch or dinner with our special menu for lovers.

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

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (43)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Special Occasion (36)
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Good for a Date (34)
Authentic (32)
Business Meals (31)
Romantic (29)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Cozy (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Live Music (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (6)
Casual (5)
Seasonal (5)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Ambience and food was good but a little overpriced.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a great experience! A Birthday celebration made special! Bar far my favorite Italian restaurant!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Our food was fabulous and the service beyond impeccable. Highly recommend!

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Both my husband and I enjoyed our meal. Excellent food and wine. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great traditional Italian. Looks can be deceiving. The front entrance into the small bar leads to a cavernous back dining rooom. We had the Carbonarra which was top notch. We’ll definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food is consistently good, although there is, in my opinion, too much liquid in the pasta dishes. The service is attentive, but a little pretentious. Another pretentious aspect was the restaurant's policy prohibiting the customer from hanging one's coat on the back of the chair. Perhaps they hurry you along a bit too much, but generally speaking the room is lovely, the food is good and the noise level allows for conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I have been going to Rossini's for over 20 years. Still the best Northern Italian food in New York City. No one else is even close. Their Shrimp Rossini is my favorite dish and their pasta is always freshly made. Amazing food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

this is such a special place. we love the food , the service and the pianist is exceptional with great classics!!!! what a wonderful escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. thank you for the joy of a happy relaxing and romantic evening with my spouse ❤️❤️🎄🥂🍾❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️☃️
love love love Rossinis.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Elegant dining in a friendly yet sophisticated atmosphere. The food is beyond excellent. Perfect for business lunch or dinner, also good as a celebratory spot for any occasion including birthdays, anniversaries or just a special night out. Service is outstanding. True Italian cuisine. They even have my favorite desert, Biscuit Tortoni . which very few Italian restaurant carry. In short I could not say enough good things about this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Very nice. Food is awesome and prices are really good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was delicious and so fresh.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Rossini's never disappoints. You think you're walking in to a little bar/restaurant and then you're escorted to an awesome open well lit dining experience. The food never disappoints and the staff is always on their game. I come here everytime I make it to NYC and everyone I bring has the same experience. Don't miss out. Gnocchi Bolognese is a must.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent service. A bit noisy due to large crowd but bearable.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We consider this a wonderful find--a lovely Northern Italian restaurant nicely situated on 38th Street on the Eastside. Excellent food, perfectly attentive service, lovely atmosphere. A new favorite for us.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I found this restaurant online and selected it because of the reviews. I am so very happy I did!
We were celebrating my daughter's birthday and there were 4 in our party. What a fabulous choice with choosing Rossini's! The service was wonderful, the food absolutely delicious - from the oysters to the desserts - we couldn't have been more pleased. Everyone in our party agreed this was the best experience for a birthday celebration (or any celebration) we could have hoped for. I would HIGHLY recommend Rossini's!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Have been dining at Rossini’s for many years. It is a treasure always providing a truly enjoyable experience that defines what a top level New York restaurant can be. The food is great and service is impeccable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

My son and daughter in law cane to NYC from Michigan and we had a wonderful dining experience. Food was exceptional. Service was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Authentic, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Searched all over NYC for an authentic style Italian restaurant that wasn't a chain. Stumbled upon Rossini's by chance, and it was a chance worth taking!! The service from the time you walk in, till you are presented with the desert tray at the end was above and beyond anything else we had expected or received while in NYC. The food was absolutely incredible!!! I would highly highly recommend this to anyone looking for great Italian food and service like none other!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Best Italian food in NYC, highly recommend go any occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

A lovely spot where the hosts greet you very warmly and make you feel most welcome. The service is very attentive and the piano player adds to the ambiance. Tables are nicely spaced apart and the restaurant feels very spacious. We have been coming here for years, and always for Christmas Eve. Lots of families enjoying themselves. Food is tasty. I love the Shrimp Marinara. It has just the right amount of garlic. The shrimp are so tender they melt in your mouth. Perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion, or to just enjoy an evening out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Everything was wonderful! We met friends in the city for a pre holiday dinner. There was great piano music, cozy, wonderful ambiance, wait staff very tuned in but not intrusive. Only complaint: are too much! Food was delicious. Highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent service, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was festive yet not too noisy. The staff was attentive without being intrusive - we loved it!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The ambiance was terrific the service was very good and the food was outstanding. My favorite part of the evening though was enjoying the tremendous Christmas decorations all throughout the restaurant; well done!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Rossini's service is second to none, their food is spectacular and they never disappoint!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was decent. Linguini with a white clam sauce was too salty for my taste. Osso Boucco was ok but I expected it to be more tender. Seemed overlooked and microwaved and was fatty and rubberlike as well as overly dry. Sauce helped but wouldn’t order it again. Service was excellent.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great experience! Nice and cozy ambience. Great Italian food! Best on Pasta Dishes!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing service, atmosphere is old school Italian. Not very noisy and diners are not on top of each other. Food was excellent

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great food and ambiance. Servers were exceptional. Made to feel like a VIP.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Awesome meal as always. Tried the buffalo mozzarella for the first time and I can guarantee that it will now be an always time. Two in our party ordered and we both agreed it was by far the best buffalo mozzarella we have ever had.

Also Had the stuffed flounder that was also incredible.

The wait staff treat you as if you are their best customer.

This is truly a hidden gem in midtown.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Outstanding Italian cuisine option in Murray Hill. Authentic environment - varied menu, great preparation, and excellent service. We will return!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Rossini's was a great experience. We staff was very attentive and they were very accommodating on the menu on special items and pairings. I highly recommend it. We had a great meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food and place were good, sadly over shadowed by drunk people singing loudly and badly with a piano player that didn’t know enough to switch from rock and roll to Chopin.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The motto of this place is. “No service, no smile”, Waiters are too busy practicing their disappearing act routine then taking care of customers. Retro setting, circa 1957, but modern charges, circa 2020. The attitude here is “the customer is always WRONG “. Foof is only fair and to make up for it, the service is non-existent.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Celebrated an anniversary here. The ambience and service were impeccable. The food was very good although not outstanding. We enjoyed everything we had from the soup to the dessert. Would defiantly recommend.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Service was superb, food excellent and atmosphere to match

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

Great food and service. Can’t ask for more. Beautifully decorated for Christmas Season. Recommend all who seek good food and service in attractive environment.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Daughter's birthday. Food was awesome as always. Service was impeccable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

My wife and I went there for lunch while in New York City after researching many possibilities. Rossini’s was absolutely delicious with top-flight service and the food was remarkable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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