Gente

★★★★★
  • 153 E 45th St

    New York, NY 10017

    Cross street: Between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue

    Map & Directions
  • 212-557-5555

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An overpriced restaurant claiming to be Milano style (but if you've been to Milan you know it isn't close). Jay claims he's been to Italy a 100 times but it's obvious his travels were as a merchandiser (his former job) for ladies fashion

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An overpriced restaurant claiming to be Milano style (but if you've been to Milan you know it isn't close). Jay claims he's been to Italy a 100 times but it's obvious his travels were as a merchandiser (his former job) for ladies fashion

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My friend and I have been going here for lunch and/or dinner for many years now. Atmosphere, service, food and staff are fantastic! We are now friends with the staff which makes our experience even better. Brushetta is wonderful. The

3
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My friend and I have been going here for lunch and/or dinner for many years now. Atmosphere, service, food and staff are fantastic! We are now friends with the staff which makes our experience even better. Brushetta is wonderful. The

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I was so pleasantly surprised to stumble upon Gente while I was in midtown with two friends recently. Usually, I eat downtown or in brooklyn and find midtown to be a hard place to find quality and affordable food. This place was amazing.

3
★★★★★

I was so pleasantly surprised to stumble upon Gente while I was in midtown with two friends recently. Usually, I eat downtown or in brooklyn and find midtown to be a hard place to find quality and affordable food. This place was amazing.

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I had a dinner yesterday with my friends. I ordered Tuna Tartar and Seefood Spaghetti. They could not maintain the quality of Tuna as fresh as possible, and as Spaghetti was too much boiled with too much tabasco, the taste was very

3
★★★★★

I had a dinner yesterday with my friends. I ordered Tuna Tartar and Seefood Spaghetti. They could not maintain the quality of Tuna as fresh as possible, and as Spaghetti was too much boiled with too much tabasco, the taste was very

Pros: Wine is inexpensive

Cons: Foods are terrible.

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Their bread and olive oil/balsamic was excellent. Started with the Minestrone which was thicker than most but tasty. For entree had the stuffed chicken (spinach,, prosciutto, fontina) topped with a mushroom marsala sauce with a side of

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★★★★★

Their bread and olive oil/balsamic was excellent. Started with the Minestrone which was thicker than most but tasty. For entree had the stuffed chicken (spinach,, prosciutto, fontina) topped with a mushroom marsala sauce with a side of

Pros: Service was EXCEPTIONAL

Cons: Food was good, not great

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I have been eating at Gente regularly since I moved offices near Grand Central. I can honestly say this place has the best Italian food in the neighborhood - HANDS DOWN.\r
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The price fixed lunch menu offers a wide variety of selections,

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★★★★★

I have been eating at Gente regularly since I moved offices near Grand Central. I can honestly say this place has the best Italian food in the neighborhood - HANDS DOWN.\r
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The price fixed lunch menu offers a wide variety of selections,

Pros: Artichokes are to die for

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The food is consistently excellent and I have been a customer for years and years. Jay always takes advantage of seasonal produce and will surprise you with a tasty treat. Super salads, perfect pizza, rapturous risoto.

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★★★★★

The food is consistently excellent and I have been a customer for years and years. Jay always takes advantage of seasonal produce and will surprise you with a tasty treat. Super salads, perfect pizza, rapturous risoto.

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great food great service this is my favert restaurant best pasta black white tagiolini thank gente staff\r

3
★★★★★

great food great service this is my favert restaurant best pasta black white tagiolini thank gente staff\r

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The food was excellent, better than lot restaurants, could hold its own against any Italian restaurant in Manhattan with a very good price, and the service oh god you cant imagine everybody is very friendly from the owner to the sweet

3
★★★★★

The food was excellent, better than lot restaurants, could hold its own against any Italian restaurant in Manhattan with a very good price, and the service oh god you cant imagine everybody is very friendly from the owner to the sweet

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A pleasant experience\r
Stopped by this restaurant having read favorable reviews on MenuPages. Restaurant appears closed from a distance at night, but the dim lighting adds a lovely atmosphere to this excellent restaurant. Anyone wanting a

3
★★★★★

A pleasant experience\r
Stopped by this restaurant having read favorable reviews on MenuPages. Restaurant appears closed from a distance at night, but the dim lighting adds a lovely atmosphere to this excellent restaurant. Anyone wanting a

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you have to go and se this restaurant is great i cant wait to go there an the best is this gentelman weter samy service exelent thank you sammy

3
★★★★★

you have to go and se this restaurant is great i cant wait to go there an the best is this gentelman weter samy service exelent thank you sammy

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My friend and I have been going here for lunch and/or dinner for many years now. Atmosphere, service, food and staff are fantastic! We are now friends with the staff which makes our experience even better. Brushetta is wonderful. The

3
★★★★★

My friend and I have been going here for lunch and/or dinner for many years now. Atmosphere, service, food and staff are fantastic! We are now friends with the staff which makes our experience even better. Brushetta is wonderful. The

Pros: Food, staff, atmoshphere. Great for people watching or romantic dinner.

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Wow i never eat pizza out in the restaurant but there were so many great choices in the menu and i was so hungry that i decided to order Pizza Con La Verdura---------the the vest vegetable pizza that i had so far..........i am looking

3
★★★★★

Wow i never eat pizza out in the restaurant but there were so many great choices in the menu and i was so hungry that i decided to order Pizza Con La Verdura---------the the vest vegetable pizza that i had so far..........i am looking

Pros: Great Food

Cons: it's not a big restaurnt

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I love going here at least once a week they have great pasta, and dont miss to ask for a bottle of wine its wonderfull..........I personaly recommend this italian restaurant to anybody who goes around the midd town in

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★★★★★

I love going here at least once a week they have great pasta, and dont miss to ask for a bottle of wine its wonderfull..........I personaly recommend this italian restaurant to anybody who goes around the midd town in

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I just got back from lunch with three other colleagues. We were seated promplty as well we should have been, being as the place was practically empty. After 45 minutes our lunch came out. Two tiny, dry foccasia (sp?) sandwiches, one

3
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I just got back from lunch with three other colleagues. We were seated promplty as well we should have been, being as the place was practically empty. After 45 minutes our lunch came out. Two tiny, dry foccasia (sp?) sandwiches, one

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Great Food, Great wine, Great Service; nothing is missing.
My wife and I have become regulars, we dine in twice a week
A Lasagna is the best i ever had
Worthed every penny you pay and nick the manager is the best.

3
★★★★★

Great Food, Great wine, Great Service; nothing is missing.
My wife and I have become regulars, we dine in twice a week
A Lasagna is the best i ever had
Worthed every penny you pay and nick the manager is the best.

Pros: GREAT, BEST ITALIAN, DELICIOUS

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Nothing to say you have to go there and ask for risotto seafood and if you like to have a drink from the bar o my god ask for cosmapolitan the best ever

3
★★★★★

Nothing to say you have to go there and ask for risotto seafood and if you like to have a drink from the bar o my god ask for cosmapolitan the best ever

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I took friends from out of town here for a quick dinner on a Saturday night. There was a huge party there, but we still had great service. The food was good and cheap! If you don't want to break the bank, this is a good place to go and

3
★★★★★

I took friends from out of town here for a quick dinner on a Saturday night. There was a huge party there, but we still had great service. The food was good and cheap! If you don't want to break the bank, this is a good place to go and

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ive been here a few times for lunch and the food isnt great. they used to have grilled panini for under $9 at lunch which was great considering that its a sitdown restaurant with service, but i didnt see those options when i came here

3
★★★★★

ive been here a few times for lunch and the food isnt great. they used to have grilled panini for under $9 at lunch which was great considering that its a sitdown restaurant with service, but i didnt see those options when i came here

Pros: fast service, fairly inexpensive, comfortable seating

Cons: overcooked tuna, mediocre food, outsourced desserts

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The food was cooked to perfection. The service was wonderful, and very personable. I was impressed with the amount of attention they gave us. I ordered a seafood pasta dish that was absolutely divine.

I highly recommend this place.

3
★★★★★

The food was cooked to perfection. The service was wonderful, and very personable. I was impressed with the amount of attention they gave us. I ordered a seafood pasta dish that was absolutely divine.

I highly recommend this place.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance

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Was at Gente a little while back. Have only kind words to say about the place. It was a calm place with some of the great desserts around. Try the orange sorbet. Take friends there. It's a terrific place for groups to talk and eat a tasty

3
★★★★★

Was at Gente a little while back. Have only kind words to say about the place. It was a calm place with some of the great desserts around. Try the orange sorbet. Take friends there. It's a terrific place for groups to talk and eat a tasty

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I was pleasantly surprised to find such authentic Italian fare outside of Little Italy. As a vegetarian, there were many different options to choose from although I would personally recommend the eggplant parm. Great place for a date or

3
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I was pleasantly surprised to find such authentic Italian fare outside of Little Italy. As a vegetarian, there were many different options to choose from although I would personally recommend the eggplant parm. Great place for a date or

Pros: Ambience, Food, Service

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A group of freinds and I went to Gente and really enjoyed it. The service was good, the food was excellent, and the ambience was very nice. Its well suited for a romantic date, I think, but was also good fun with a group of friends. I

3
★★★★★

A group of freinds and I went to Gente and really enjoyed it. The service was good, the food was excellent, and the ambience was very nice. Its well suited for a romantic date, I think, but was also good fun with a group of friends. I

Pros: Great food, Lovely ambience, Reasonable prices

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Went to Gente for dinner not too long ago. The decor was nice and comfortable. However, the food was decent but not worth talking about. My main problem with this place was the unprofessional service - a table of young women got the

3
★★★★★

Went to Gente for dinner not too long ago. The decor was nice and comfortable. However, the food was decent but not worth talking about. My main problem with this place was the unprofessional service - a table of young women got the

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GENTE Ristorante Italiano is an incredible Discover. 11 Wines by the glass a varied Assortment of beers and fabulous cocktails (like green apple martinis). The food is very authentic (I have been to Italy many times with my family.) one

3
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GENTE Ristorante Italiano is an incredible Discover. 11 Wines by the glass a varied Assortment of beers and fabulous cocktails (like green apple martinis). The food is very authentic (I have been to Italy many times with my family.) one

Pros: Romantic

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I recommend Gente to anyone looking for great pasta without breaking the bank. The staff is friendly and accomodating, and the desserts are very impressive. All in all, a great Italian experience.

3
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I recommend Gente to anyone looking for great pasta without breaking the bank. The staff is friendly and accomodating, and the desserts are very impressive. All in all, a great Italian experience.

Pros: pasta, service, desserts

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Gente was the PERFECT place for our holiday office party. Jay (owner) is so easy to work with, completely flexible, and along with his staff can accomodate any of your needs. The intimate space is perfect for a private party because it

3
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Gente was the PERFECT place for our holiday office party. Jay (owner) is so easy to work with, completely flexible, and along with his staff can accomodate any of your needs. The intimate space is perfect for a private party because it

Pros: Great service, Great party space, Great food

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My friends and I take our moms out to dinner ever year for Christmas. This year we picked a Gente out of city search and just hoped for the best. It turned out to be our best outing ever. The food was delicious, the service was

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My friends and I take our moms out to dinner ever year for Christmas. This year we picked a Gente out of city search and just hoped for the best. It turned out to be our best outing ever. The food was delicious, the service was

Pros: Inexpensive, Great Service , Wonderful Food

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Gente is a rare find among NY restaurants. My wife and I had dinner there last week with two friends, simply because it was convenient to one of our workplaces. What a surprise! The food was among the best Italian any of us had ever had,

3
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Gente is a rare find among NY restaurants. My wife and I had dinner there last week with two friends, simply because it was convenient to one of our workplaces. What a surprise! The food was among the best Italian any of us had ever had,

Pros: Great food, Great service, Moderate price

Cons: , None

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My husband and I were in New York for the weekend and we found this restaurant on citysearch. Being from Italy, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the food was very authentic. The appetizers were so good that we had 3 different

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My husband and I were in New York for the weekend and we found this restaurant on citysearch. Being from Italy, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the food was very authentic. The appetizers were so good that we had 3 different

Pros: food, service, atmosphere

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I recently had a baby shower at this restaurant, and i can't tell you how many compliments i received regarding how quaint and casual the place was, the great food, and the great service. It was the perfect place to host a small group of

3
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I recently had a baby shower at this restaurant, and i can't tell you how many compliments i received regarding how quaint and casual the place was, the great food, and the great service. It was the perfect place to host a small group of

Pros: small group parties, food, service

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Good food, very good service and not that expensive...not to mention it's not crowded so you can actually have a conversation.

3
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Good food, very good service and not that expensive...not to mention it's not crowded so you can actually have a conversation.

Pros: not crowded

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I have never ordered a bad item from this great little restaurant. The service is always great, and the owner walks around to make sure you enjoy. All I can say is they are fantastic.

3
★★★★★

I have never ordered a bad item from this great little restaurant. The service is always great, and the owner walks around to make sure you enjoy. All I can say is they are fantastic.

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I recently hosted a bridal shower at Paper Moon Milano Express. They did a great job setting up the room and serving great food and drinks. I let Jay pick the menu and he did an awesome job. The pasta was something I've never had before

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I recently hosted a bridal shower at Paper Moon Milano Express. They did a great job setting up the room and serving great food and drinks. I let Jay pick the menu and he did an awesome job. The pasta was something I've never had before

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Under black-and-white blow-ups of film stars like Marilyn Monroe and David Niven, young professionals settle into this film noir-ish spot--more during lunch time than dinner, though the bar attracts an after-work packā€¦

 

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