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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (38)
Special Occasion (33)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
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Business Meals (31)
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Romantic (25)
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Good for Birthdays (22)
Live Music (21)
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Good for Groups (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Cozy (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Lovely dinner with amazing service!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Another great dinner at Rossini’s. The food is always well prepared and high-quality with excellent service from their consistent staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

had a wonderful time. The food , waiters, the Christmas decorations were all wonderful

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Best Chicken Fiorentina ever! Two singers and piano player made for great ambience. Attentive staff. My hotel recommended this restaurant. Seems like a place where the locals go. Noise level is high and a little pricey but worth it. Will definitely go there again next time I’m in NYC.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic! Great good. Great Service. Highly Recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love this place! Food was top notch! Had appetizer Mozzarella di bufala which was quite fresh. Liked that they put the balsamic vinegar and oil on the side. Had the Petto di Pollo Parmigiana alla Rossini which was great...cooked just right and sauce was tasty but not overly spiced. Get the Cannoli! Made there...tasted great. Will be back again!!!

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The service was great as well as the ambiance and service. I would recommend this restaurant. It was a bit pricey though.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent Italian fine dining restaurant. One of our very favorite NYC places. Everything is beautifully prepared and presented.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Excellent. There is nothing more to say! Food, service, quality were outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our second visit to Rossini’s and it was just as fabulous as our first time, great service, great food & great atmosphere. We love the live pianist as it creates a lovely atmosphere. The Christmas decorations looked lovely too. We will certainly be back on our next visit to New York

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fabulous food and service!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I’ve been to Rossini’s several times over 20 years. It is always a terrific choice for great food, excellent service and a classic dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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