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

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

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (43)
Special Occasion (41)
Authentic (38)
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Good for Anniversaries (38)
Good for a Date (36)
Business Meals (34)
Romantic (33)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Cozy (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Live Music (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fun (8)
Casual (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Vegan (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 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!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·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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 (Western NC)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious food, wonderful staff

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 (New York Area)·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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 (Charlotte)·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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·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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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·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!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (Washington DC)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Ambience and food was good but a little overpriced.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food & ambiance just aren’t worth the very high prices. It’s an OK place, not great.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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 14, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 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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 (México)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was delicious and so fresh.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 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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