Rossini's Restaurant

4.6
1595 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located in the charming neighborhood of Murray Hill, Rossini's has been serving fine Northern Italian Cuisine for 42 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1595 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
DL
DianaL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner. The restaurant knew how much I like Osso Bucco, and had it on the specials menu just for me. Incredibly attentive service, food and ambience. Highly recommend. Thank you, Rossini's, for being a Murray Hill staple for over 40 years!

VD
vipVandDdineout
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always good, fresh food, with interesting specials.

SW
StevenW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was wonderful, as always. Just can’t wait for the restaurant to reach the next level of occupancy.

Just can’t beat Rossini’s!

T
vipTequila
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had always wanted to go to this neighborhood favorite. It was terrific. I emailed them before reserving and asked about their safety precautions for eating indoors. They assured me they were up to date with local requirements for ventilation and spacing.

The food, the service and the ambiance were lovely. Can’t wait to return.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were surprised to find indoor seating but happily the restaurant had proper social distancing with staff wearing masks throughout. I had a homemade pasta special with shrimp & artichokes. The shrimp could have been larger, but the dish was very tasty. My friend had pasta with clam sauce & was quite content. Everyone was gracious & they sent a complimentary slice of cake to celebrate my friend’s birthday. A nice touch.

RD
vipRobertD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s wonderful to have this “old world” gem back in the neighborhood. Very tranquil and professional. We missed you.

BJ
vipBruceJ
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was glad to see my favorite lunch spot re-open after 7 months with the same great staff and excellent food. Authentic options, well presented and always friendly and professional staff

A
vipAinsy
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be home . An old friend

EP
vipEnnaandPik
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rossini's is a very special place. The main dining room is charming, warm and inviting. The service is impeccable (friendly while being totally on top of every detail -- one never had a chance to get thirsty because your water glass is always full). The food is delicious. We were 3 and inclined to share one grilled octopus special appetizer. Our waiter suggested 2 for the 3 of us which was a bit much for us as we tend to be small eaters but it was very yummy and served on a salad with small greens, olives, tomato. Shrimp Oreganata and Veal Francese main courses were excellent as was the eggplant Melanzane antipasta that I chose as my main course. The bread is dangerously good and the bruchetta that was served along with the bread to whet the appetite did just that. A little wine, a good cup of coffee, and one is definitely in a good place.

RR
RRSa
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great environment and delicious food. Excellent music!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant....classy and great service and food!!

GT
vipGlobalTourist10
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch northern Italian menu, excellent service and wine list. Don't miss this hidden gem on 38th.

EM
vipEileenM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Relaxing dinner in a quiet setting with a piano player that helps you unwind and relax. Upscale neighborhood dining at it’s finest.

KD
vipKatiD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and even better food!

A
vipAlan
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great authentic Italian restaurant. Great service, great meal

CM
CharletteM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My only complaint was that the waiting staff were just functional, no warmth or personality at all. I hope you will give them feedback that the mechanical service detracts from a very nice place with delicious food.

DB
vipDinerfromBrooklyn
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, energetic atmosphere. On the formal rather than the casual side. Food is outstanding! They really know how to do veal!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Martini came with limes!
No capers in the veal piccata
We had to ask for everything
Very poor value for the price
Couldn’t leave fast enough !

SS
StephenS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific. Only flaw this time was they did not have my Open Table Res even though I had confirmed it. They sat us anyway at a very nice table.

M
vipjohnnyM
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Carbonara in New York!! The service is always great and my table is always ready.
This is a real hidden gem.

BT
BusinessTraveler
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had dinner on a Monday night during a business trip to the city. Great food and lovely old-time atmosphere with wait staff in tuxedos and live piano music that did not interfere with conversation. I would definitiely go back and recommend it to anyone when they are in the area.

JF
vipJamesF
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend have been dining at Rossini's once a quarter for the last 2 years. Each time we have enjoyed a great meal, excellent service and ownership who cares about its customers' dining experience.

We look forward to the next quarter.

GN
GeertN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Live music with soprane and tenor vocal
Good food, quick, italian

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great atmosphere and entertainment.

p
vipprickleypete
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I wouldn't recommend this place to everyone, but would foe some folks. A tad disappointed with dinner. It was our anniversary and they put us on the outside bench seats, sitting side by side with a 4-top table within 2 feet in front of us, we could hear people breathing they were so close. It was very tight and cramped - there were other normal tables with twosomes seated after ours. Food was rushed and average - kind of heavy sauces, calamari marinara had an off odor - then at then end gave us a desert on a plate with happy anniversary written on it (thank you for that), but we had the worse table in the place for our anniversary. Prices were above average but normal for location, drinks were good. I probably wouldn't go back. The opera singers (Saturday night) were amazing, very nice people.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food is very good, however, if you dine here make sure you do not get table 15. There are a couple of tables by table 15 that are bad too but perhaps not quite as bad. If seated at table 15, in one of the seats your seat will be jostled every couple of minutes by every waiter, server, & busboy in the restaurant plus as a special bonus by patrons in the area too. It is like sitting on an economy seat on a plane where someone is pounding constantly at the back of your seat. Further, that area has two additional very negative drawbacks: it is next to where they bus or store plates so its the constant sound of dishes and glasses rattling and - worst of all, they finish cooking some dishes there too and the smell of - perhaps its the oil - is very unpleasant. Run home and shower and wash your hair and send clothes immediately to the cleaners to get rid of the smell. Its like spending a lot of money to sit in the middle of a noisy, smelly, busy kitchen. Stick to eating at the front bar or the lower level if you don’t mind a few stairs.

D
vipDarttrain
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed this authentic Italian restaurant. Staff was great and so was the food

R
Rogerf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. I would go back. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

I made a reservation two weeks before the day, but I noticed after they seated me that they have placed me in an area with the walk ins. I didn’t want to make a big commotion halfway through our date. But in the end of the dinner, I tried to find someone and asked why we weren’t placed inside. We talked briefly but he said it could be full, which is not true because I saw numerous amount of people go in during the same time I did. He also said I had to reserve a week in advance, which I thought I already did two weeks in advance. What aggravated me more was the fact that I was labeled a “no-show” when in reality I did come, I went in told them I had a reservation but the person bringing us to our table did not bother to check in the reservation details. This is not at all professional and I am disappointed in how it turned out. The food was great. I had the filet mignon and it was flavorful and soft. The pasta was creamy and had the right amount of taste to dress the linguine. The salmon appetizer we had was served perfectly with the side pieces to complement the taste of the salmon. The server was nice but the overall experience was affected by the way we were seated. I took a look inside and the difference was drastic. My girlfriend did not like the bar smell and how we were seated right at the entrance door. Overall, we did not like the experience and most likely not be recommending it to anyone.

Thank you,

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for making our anniversary so special and memorable. The service and food were both excellent, and the dining room is perfect for a special occasion/date night and also for a nice night out with friends. We will be back!

FM
vipFoodiefromMaine
New England
27 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rossini’s! It’s a must whenever we visit Manhattan. This time we were celebrating my wife’s birthday and I surprised her by having her daughter and partner meet us there for dinner. We had a wonderful time and our meals were excellent as usual. The service was attentive and our server was knowledgeable, which we’ve come to expect. It’s a great value for the quality of food and wine.

K
vipKrazzie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Been going here over 20 years and my family and I love Rossini’s. Best authentic Italian food in NYC.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A quiet, classy ambiance. I was there for a business meeting and the quiet environment was very conducive to the business discussion. I could easily see this as an excellent choice for a romantic dinner.

DP
DenisP
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Average food nothing amazing, expensive, rude service.

MJ
MicheleJ
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rossini’s is a wonderful restaurant with great food! The staff take pride in making the experience special. The piano player and singers are a amazing!

JH
vipJosephH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience. Have eaten there many times-they never lose their touch! Great!

JS
JeanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Rossini's is a good restaurant, but it was being portrayed during NYC Restaurant Week as "exceptional". Granted we ordered from the restaurant week menu, so perhaps my take on it isn't wholly accurate. The salmon carpaccio was excellent and the eggplant parmesan my friend had looked tasty , but my veal medallions were only average. The dessert choices were only spumoni and cannoli and neither were anything to write home about. I have nothing against Rossini's, it was simply a local Italian restaurant that didn't stand out as being particularly special.

R
vipRonnie
Greensboro
38 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service very good.

T
vipThomas
New York Area
149 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service are tops at this wonderful neighborhood gem. The specials can be pricy so be aware but they are awesome. Always a great meal and time here.

T
Tara
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Really enjoyed the whole experience - was pretty crowded for a Tuesday!

FAQs

Rossini's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 683-0135.

Rossini's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1595 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.