Bricco Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 304 W 56TH St Ste 8

    New York, NY 10019

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  • 212-245-7160

About Bricco Restaurant

Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM Saturday 5:30 PM - 10:45 PM Sunday 5:30 PM - 10:45 PM

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Place it's very dirty. owner is harbor person use undocumented worker . Treat them as a poor he never paid them minimum wage 15 dollar all day . Plz American don't support that man . Go nice place where great care people . waiter Luis

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★★★★★

Place it's very dirty. owner is harbor person use undocumented worker . Treat them as a poor he never paid them minimum wage 15 dollar all day . Plz American don't support that man . Go nice place where great care people . waiter Luis

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Overpriced, confusion amongst the waiters...and what they r most notorious for...the 'Brick Oven' was out of service!\r
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From the outside Bricco appeared to be an adorable eatery...and the size of the place just made for a more intimate

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★★★★★

Overpriced, confusion amongst the waiters...and what they r most notorious for...the 'Brick Oven' was out of service!\r
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From the outside Bricco appeared to be an adorable eatery...and the size of the place just made for a more intimate

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My boyfriend took me there on St. Valentine's day for a romantic dinner. We saw a nice review on Zagat and even had the "should try it" sticker in there. I am utterly disappointed! The place was extremely noisy, the atmosphere - very dull and the waiter - obnoxious. He had a heavy accent and was hard to understand. And whenever we asked him something twice he would make weird faces at us. Moreover - our table was placed in between another 2 tables and some veeeery loud people were seated there. Some of them wouldn't stop getting up and taking pictures and others were simply screaming at each other arguing about something. So much for romantic. The waiter took our wine away and put it in a coller on the bar. This way, whenever we wanted to sip some more, we'd have to call him and ask or simply wait. The shortest possible menu - only 2 pages. What's up with that? The veal I ordered was alright (thanks to the chef) but the portion was tiny. I believe I had half a spoon of mashed potatoes served with that along with a single baby broccoli. And $8.50 for 2 scoops of ice cream?! Come on... They didn't even have chocolate or vanilla ice cream. I appreciate the fact that my guy tried to take me out to a place I'd enjoy, but I will forever regret picking this one! I do NOT recommend it to anyone and no New Yorker in his right mind would go there twice.

P.S.: I even get kind of angry when I read the comments of some tourists who "visit New York every now and then", acting like they know about good food and fine dining and recommending this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend took me there on St. Valentine's day for a romantic dinner. We saw a nice review on Zagat and even had the "should try it" sticker in there. I am utterly disappointed! The place was extremely noisy, the atmosphere - very dull and the waiter - obnoxious. He had a heavy accent and was hard to understand. And whenever we asked him something twice he would make weird faces at us. Moreover - our table was placed in between another 2 tables and some veeeery loud people were seated there. Some of them wouldn't stop getting up and taking pictures and others were simply screaming at each other arguing about something. So much for romantic. The waiter took our wine away and put it in a coller on the bar. This way, whenever we wanted to sip some more, we'd have to call him and ask or simply wait. The shortest possible menu - only 2 pages. What's up with that? The veal I ordered was alright (thanks to the chef) but the portion was tiny. I believe I had half a spoon of mashed potatoes served with that along with a single baby broccoli. And $8.50 for 2 scoops of ice cream?! Come on... They didn't even have chocolate or vanilla ice cream. I appreciate the fact that my guy tried to take me out to a place I'd enjoy, but I will forever regret picking this one! I do NOT recommend it to anyone and no New Yorker in his right mind would go there twice.

P.S.: I even get kind of angry when I read the comments of some tourists who "visit New York every now and then", acting like they know about good food and fine dining and recommending this place.

Pros: good wine list

Cons: rude waiter, overpriced, a 2 page menu (?!?), tiny food portions, no music, noisy, dark and dull, waiter takes your wine away (?!)

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My work associate and friend wanted a nice Italian before he was going to go on a weight losing diet. So we went to Bricco nearby. I didn't like the pricing, but decided i'd order pizza. I thought it was all ok, service, food, yes, the waiter was often in the back and my friend had to call for him several times, and perhaps my friend didn't call for him in the nicest way. But, the problem happened at the end of the meal. Our bill was: veal, 16.95, margarita pizza, 12.95 and "1 open appetizer," 4.50. The 4.50 was for the Parmasan cheese my friend asked for. Had he known there was a charge for this, he would not have had a problem with it. My friend had asked for sliced Parmasan and said he never had to pay for Parmasan before. The manager/owner, we don't know which he was, told the waiter, no, we have to pay for the Parmasan and several times in this strange back and forth with the waiter taking the bill and a message from us. Finally he came and started yelling at us that he's not the red cross, that Parmesan costs 700 dollars a wheel, we have to pay. He came back and screamed right to our faces all kinds of things. I told him yelling wasn't acceptable. He then claimed to have called the police. We paid the full bill + tip. Such a beautiful day, an empty restaurant and angry person, is it worth it? As we left he told us to go "f...ourselves." As for the food, i am a very food conscious person, and found it to be in the end, overpriced comfort food. So many better Italian places in NYC. Also, he may not have liked our being asian (my only guess for such angry behavior)

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★☆☆☆☆

My work associate and friend wanted a nice Italian before he was going to go on a weight losing diet. So we went to Bricco nearby. I didn't like the pricing, but decided i'd order pizza. I thought it was all ok, service, food, yes, the waiter was often in the back and my friend had to call for him several times, and perhaps my friend didn't call for him in the nicest way. But, the problem happened at the end of the meal. Our bill was: veal, 16.95, margarita pizza, 12.95 and "1 open appetizer," 4.50. The 4.50 was for the Parmasan cheese my friend asked for. Had he known there was a charge for this, he would not have had a problem with it. My friend had asked for sliced Parmasan and said he never had to pay for Parmasan before. The manager/owner, we don't know which he was, told the waiter, no, we have to pay for the Parmasan and several times in this strange back and forth with the waiter taking the bill and a message from us. Finally he came and started yelling at us that he's not the red cross, that Parmesan costs 700 dollars a wheel, we have to pay. He came back and screamed right to our faces all kinds of things. I told him yelling wasn't acceptable. He then claimed to have called the police. We paid the full bill + tip. Such a beautiful day, an empty restaurant and angry person, is it worth it? As we left he told us to go "f...ourselves." As for the food, i am a very food conscious person, and found it to be in the end, overpriced comfort food. So many better Italian places in NYC. Also, he may not have liked our being asian (my only guess for such angry behavior)

Pros: so few customers, easy to get food

Cons: incredibly angry manager

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This place has a great atmosphere, not too big, not too small and great cozy, warm lighting. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. The service is great. We went here once many years ago off a posting on the web, then the next time we were in NY we with some friends wandering around looking for someplace to eat and found this place again. They told us that the next time they went to NY they found the place and went again. It's consisently good and original food.

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★★★★★

This place has a great atmosphere, not too big, not too small and great cozy, warm lighting. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. The service is great. We went here once many years ago off a posting on the web, then the next time we were in NY we with some friends wandering around looking for someplace to eat and found this place again. They told us that the next time they went to NY they found the place and went again. It's consisently good and original food.

Pros: the food, the atmosphere, the value

Cons: that I want to go to new restaurants while in NYC and never enjoy any place as much as Bricco

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Bricco has remained over the years we have been there, one of the best, coziest and tastiest Italian places in midtown. It draws a neighborhood crowd, theatre crowd, as well as business crowd from Time Warner and Hearst. The pasta dishes are consistently good, as well as the seafood. We love to eat at the bar, talk to the bartenders and Nino (owner) and Armando (manager). The pizza is the best we've had...especially the new Pizza a la Renata (thin crust, fresh ingredients -- arugula, prosciutto and sausage). And greta desserts - try the flourless chocolate cake.

And reasonably priced!

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★★★★★

Bricco has remained over the years we have been there, one of the best, coziest and tastiest Italian places in midtown. It draws a neighborhood crowd, theatre crowd, as well as business crowd from Time Warner and Hearst. The pasta dishes are consistently good, as well as the seafood. We love to eat at the bar, talk to the bartenders and Nino (owner) and Armando (manager). The pizza is the best we've had...especially the new Pizza a la Renata (thin crust, fresh ingredients -- arugula, prosciutto and sausage). And greta desserts - try the flourless chocolate cake.

And reasonably priced!

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We arrived for an early dinner without reservations. Since we had theater tickets, our waiter promised to be "especially attentive", which turned out to be the kiss of death. He seemed to be having trouble remembering the specials. The three tables around us were served their meals before we were, and the couple next to us, who arrived several minutes after we did, were on their dessert when we got our salads. We were never offered dessert because our waiter spent about 20 minutes at the bar calculating the checks instead. The food was good, and a good value, but the service was erratic at best.

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★★★☆☆

We arrived for an early dinner without reservations. Since we had theater tickets, our waiter promised to be "especially attentive", which turned out to be the kiss of death. He seemed to be having trouble remembering the specials. The three tables around us were served their meals before we were, and the couple next to us, who arrived several minutes after we did, were on their dessert when we got our salads. We were never offered dessert because our waiter spent about 20 minutes at the bar calculating the checks instead. The food was good, and a good value, but the service was erratic at best.

Pros: value

Cons: service

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Everytime that I have visited NY I make sure to eat at least twice here. The service, ambience and food is excellent. Make sure to check out their made in house pasta! Don't bypass desert either. One of the best traditions for women is the kissing of the ceiling! It may be a touristy thing to do but it adds to the experience!

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★★★★★

Everytime that I have visited NY I make sure to eat at least twice here. The service, ambience and food is excellent. Make sure to check out their made in house pasta! Don't bypass desert either. One of the best traditions for women is the kissing of the ceiling! It may be a touristy thing to do but it adds to the experience!

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So much to say, so little room. Firstly, the staff don't listen. It seems that "no we're still eating" translates to italian as, "please take our half finished pizza" as "a half bottle of wine" translates to "a full bottle of wine". The seemingly simply task of bring food to customers also seemed a little to difficult for the lads they managed to bring us some other tables entrees. And to top it off we were being served by a kid who at 8pm on a sunday really should have been getting some shut eye for his long week of finger painting and show and tell.

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★★★☆☆

So much to say, so little room. Firstly, the staff don't listen. It seems that "no we're still eating" translates to italian as, "please take our half finished pizza" as "a half bottle of wine" translates to "a full bottle of wine". The seemingly simply task of bring food to customers also seemed a little to difficult for the lads they managed to bring us some other tables entrees. And to top it off we were being served by a kid who at 8pm on a sunday really should have been getting some shut eye for his long week of finger painting and show and tell.

Pros: Food

Cons: Service

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I go here alot because the food is great the prices are reasonable, and it's within walking distance. We bring alot of our out-of-town guests here, as well as our toddler. Staff is extremely friendly. Not only is the pizza good, but I also like the meat and pasta dishes, and I always order the artichoke appitizer. They lost my reservation once, by were really nice about it.

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★★★★★

I go here alot because the food is great the prices are reasonable, and it's within walking distance. We bring alot of our out-of-town guests here, as well as our toddler. Staff is extremely friendly. Not only is the pizza good, but I also like the meat and pasta dishes, and I always order the artichoke appitizer. They lost my reservation once, by were really nice about it.

Pros: Food, prices

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My husband & I are in NYC at least once a month, & we frequent Bricco's . We love the ambiance & the food, but most of all we Love the owner Nino. It doesn't matter who you are, he treats everybody the same, just as if you were family. The Pizza & the Penne Bella Donna would have to be two of my favorites. I also highly recomend asking about the Lemoncello, which Nino, himself, makes. This restaurant is not a tourist place which makes it even better & the prices are not too bad. I would rather go to a place that has good food & that I feel welcome at, more than a tourist trap & pay a fortune & be just a number. Don't forget to KISS the ceiling !!

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★★★★★

My husband & I are in NYC at least once a month, & we frequent Bricco's . We love the ambiance & the food, but most of all we Love the owner Nino. It doesn't matter who you are, he treats everybody the same, just as if you were family. The Pizza & the Penne Bella Donna would have to be two of my favorites. I also highly recomend asking about the Lemoncello, which Nino, himself, makes. This restaurant is not a tourist place which makes it even better & the prices are not too bad. I would rather go to a place that has good food & that I feel welcome at, more than a tourist trap & pay a fortune & be just a number. Don't forget to KISS the ceiling !!

Pros: Good food, Great ambiance, Wonderful Owner

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Awful. No New Yorker in his or her right mind would eat here -- and tourists would be wise not to either. Some tourists may enjoy it because, if they're women, they can smooch the ceiling and leave their lipstick marks -- ummm... disgusting! And then they'll feel like they're experiencing "real" New York because they've been treated badly and overcharged. As for us, we walked out.

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★☆☆☆☆

Awful. No New Yorker in his or her right mind would eat here -- and tourists would be wise not to either. Some tourists may enjoy it because, if they're women, they can smooch the ceiling and leave their lipstick marks -- ummm... disgusting! And then they'll feel like they're experiencing "real" New York because they've been treated badly and overcharged. As for us, we walked out.

Cons: , overpriced, cheesy

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Bricco was horrible. We waited for an unusually long amount of time for menus (and food, and water, and the check...). My caesar salad was absolutely drenched in dressing. The quality of my chicken was not up to par and its sauce had absolutely no taste. A friend asked for cheese on her pasta and the waitstaff, including the manager, REFUSED to give it to her. They told her that they DO NOT put cheese on seafood (which was in her pasta). Although the chef may not recommend it, you NEVER refuse to give a paying customer anything. When they finally (and grudgingly) agreed to put cheese on her flavorless meal, the waiter exclaimed 'you ruined it!', and walked away. The prices were high for such terrible food and horrendous service. I would not suggest for anyone to eat at Bricco.

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★★☆☆☆

Bricco was horrible. We waited for an unusually long amount of time for menus (and food, and water, and the check...). My caesar salad was absolutely drenched in dressing. The quality of my chicken was not up to par and its sauce had absolutely no taste. A friend asked for cheese on her pasta and the waitstaff, including the manager, REFUSED to give it to her. They told her that they DO NOT put cheese on seafood (which was in her pasta). Although the chef may not recommend it, you NEVER refuse to give a paying customer anything. When they finally (and grudgingly) agreed to put cheese on her flavorless meal, the waiter exclaimed 'you ruined it!', and walked away. The prices were high for such terrible food and horrendous service. I would not suggest for anyone to eat at Bricco.

Cons: horrible service, horrible food

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The restaruant is great. It was reccomended to us by locals, so it is very non- touristy. The food is inexpensive compared to most restaurants in New York City. It is aprox. $80-$90 for four people. The service was excellent-- our water glasses were always full, and the meals were prompt. Try the Penne Bella Donna- it has eggplant and mozzarella. It was very good. My mother said the house red wine was delicious. Bricco's makes it themselves, so you can't buy it. (we asked.) the chocolate cake was good too, but dense, so I would split it w/ someone. If you are staying at the Park Central or the Wellington, the restaurant is less than a quarter of a mile away from both.

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★★★★☆

The restaruant is great. It was reccomended to us by locals, so it is very non- touristy. The food is inexpensive compared to most restaurants in New York City. It is aprox. $80-$90 for four people. The service was excellent-- our water glasses were always full, and the meals were prompt. Try the Penne Bella Donna- it has eggplant and mozzarella. It was very good. My mother said the house red wine was delicious. Bricco's makes it themselves, so you can't buy it. (we asked.) the chocolate cake was good too, but dense, so I would split it w/ someone. If you are staying at the Park Central or the Wellington, the restaurant is less than a quarter of a mile away from both.

Pros: inexpensive for NY, good service, good food

Cons: none

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I was pleasantly surprised by my dinner experience at Bricco. I was welcomed at the door and promptly invited to my seat. My girlfriend and I enjoyed an excellently prepared dinner with generous sized portions. There were plenty of choices on the menu along with several specials. The meal was priced very reasonably and the service was excellent.

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★★★★★

I was pleasantly surprised by my dinner experience at Bricco. I was welcomed at the door and promptly invited to my seat. My girlfriend and I enjoyed an excellently prepared dinner with generous sized portions. There were plenty of choices on the menu along with several specials. The meal was priced very reasonably and the service was excellent.

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From the minute I walked in I was greated, in Italian, by a wonderful older man named Nino who immeadiatly took my rain coat and attempted to place it nicely on a hanger. When I told him not to worry, he told me that he was a perfectionist. I knew that the restaurant was special. Amazing food, like the octopus salad. Pasta is incredibly aldente, just how I like it. Great wine list at very reasonable prices. My only complaint is that the portions could be a bit bigger, though I will defintely be back.

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★★★★☆

From the minute I walked in I was greated, in Italian, by a wonderful older man named Nino who immeadiatly took my rain coat and attempted to place it nicely on a hanger. When I told him not to worry, he told me that he was a perfectionist. I knew that the restaurant was special. Amazing food, like the octopus salad. Pasta is incredibly aldente, just how I like it. Great wine list at very reasonable prices. My only complaint is that the portions could be a bit bigger, though I will defintely be back.

Pros: Delicious Food, Great Wine List, Helpful Staff

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My husband and I were visiting NYC and based on a recommendation we ate at Bricco. We were delighted!! The food is outstanding! We started with the baked artichokes that we didn't think could be beat, but then the entrees. The gnocci special was AMAZING and the chocolate torte was out of this world. The service was great and we had a wonderful evening at Bricco.

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★★★★★

My husband and I were visiting NYC and based on a recommendation we ate at Bricco. We were delighted!! The food is outstanding! We started with the baked artichokes that we didn't think could be beat, but then the entrees. The gnocci special was AMAZING and the chocolate torte was out of this world. The service was great and we had a wonderful evening at Bricco.

Pros: Inexpensive, Wonderful food, Good service

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Nino Catuogno brings the sunny hospitality and sprightly food of Capri to the West Side of Manhattan. The energetic scion of a Caprese restaurant family has won many fans for thin-crusted pizza and superb seafood. Catuogno's trademark…

 

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