A Voce

★★★★☆
Andrew Carmellini, formerly of Boulud, brings molto Italiano cuisine to the Flatiron district. Word of mouth ( A Voce in Italian) has it that the creative dishes feature market-fresh ingredients prepared in rather unusual ways.
  • 41 Madison Ave

    New York, NY 10010

    Cross street: Cross Streets East 26th Street

    Map & Directions
  • 212-545-8555

About A Voce

Hours
LUNCH Mon-Sat: 11:45am-3:00pm DINNER Mon-Sun: 5:30pm-11:00pm BRUNCH Sun: 11:00am-3:00pm

Food

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the food was good but not great as people made it seem. too much hype. had the ossobuco which was good just a little too salty.

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★★★★★

the food was good but not great as people made it seem. too much hype. had the ossobuco which was good just a little too salty.

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Went in with high expectations, but was utterly disappointed. Sent back a plate which was so salty it burned my girlfriend's lips (was told later that the chef agreed). I've never sent a plate back before. The pork chop was the dryest, hardest piece of meat I'd ever tasted. But worst of all, when these issues were raised with the manager, all he did was shrug. To be fair, the plates that were well executed were delicious. But this is NOT type of restaurant you would want to take anyone on a special occasion. Truly disappointing. Stay away.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went in with high expectations, but was utterly disappointed. Sent back a plate which was so salty it burned my girlfriend's lips (was told later that the chef agreed). I've never sent a plate back before. The pork chop was the dryest, hardest piece of meat I'd ever tasted. But worst of all, when these issues were raised with the manager, all he did was shrug. To be fair, the plates that were well executed were delicious. But this is NOT type of restaurant you would want to take anyone on a special occasion. Truly disappointing. Stay away.

Pros: none

Cons: Indifferent service, inconsistent food, expensive

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From the constant but unobtrusive service to the quality of the food, this was a rare night out at a Manhattan restaurant that was excellent from start to finish.

2
★★★★★

From the constant but unobtrusive service to the quality of the food, this was a rare night out at a Manhattan restaurant that was excellent from start to finish.

Pros: Food and Service both outstanding

Cons: None on this night.

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Really beautiful restaurant. Loved the ricotta cheese /bread appetizer. The portions are perfect and the wait staff we friendly. We were a bit rushed at the end but it was super busy on Sat. night so we understood why. We were at the table quite a bit of time

Great wine selections!

2
★★★★☆

Really beautiful restaurant. Loved the ricotta cheese /bread appetizer. The portions are perfect and the wait staff we friendly. We were a bit rushed at the end but it was super busy on Sat. night so we understood why. We were at the table quite a bit of time

Great wine selections!

Pros: Great ambiance

Cons: Felt slightly rushed

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My friend and I ate at A Voce for the first time recently. We were treated to wonderful italian food from beginning to end. The appetizers- especially the ricotta started the evening , the amazing special truffle pasta made us drool!
The wines by the glass suggested by staff complimented every course. I had the lamb chops, which were melt in your mouth amazing We finished our evening with the bomboloni which was chocolate heaven. Staff is attentive and informative. Will definitely be back for more!

2
★★★★★

My friend and I ate at A Voce for the first time recently. We were treated to wonderful italian food from beginning to end. The appetizers- especially the ricotta started the evening , the amazing special truffle pasta made us drool!
The wines by the glass suggested by staff complimented every course. I had the lamb chops, which were melt in your mouth amazing We finished our evening with the bomboloni which was chocolate heaven. Staff is attentive and informative. Will definitely be back for more!

Pros: delightful flavors with wonderful, attentive service

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Absolutely RUINED my 31st birthday. The people who manage A Voce know absolutely nothing about honesty, restaurant management or customer service. STAY AWAY AND SPEND YOUR MONEY WHERE IT IS APPRECIATED!

I had made reservations for a party of 10 at 7:30pm. First two guests in my party checked in at 7:35 and the rest of us ten minutes later at 7:45. At that time I was told it would be a few minutes. Then a very pushy man came outside and forced us to sit outside and drink as it would be 40 min. until we could be seated. I was very upset (especially because I told him we didn't want to drink), but nevertheless, we waited.

An hour and 45 minutes, we were still NOT SEATED, and I went inside to find out what was going on. What happened is that they never really has a table for us, and that they lied to us for almost 2 hours saying that we would be seated soon.

After close to two hours or waiting and still NO TABLE, we decided to leave and get burgers because we were famished (oh yeah, and no one came out to check on us, offer us appetizers and/or apologize for being total creeps.

Our dinner bill would have easily been over $1000, but the people at A VOCE have zero courtesy, business savvy or common courtesy. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND SPEND IT SOME PLACE THAT EARNS IT.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Absolutely RUINED my 31st birthday. The people who manage A Voce know absolutely nothing about honesty, restaurant management or customer service. STAY AWAY AND SPEND YOUR MONEY WHERE IT IS APPRECIATED!

I had made reservations for a party of 10 at 7:30pm. First two guests in my party checked in at 7:35 and the rest of us ten minutes later at 7:45. At that time I was told it would be a few minutes. Then a very pushy man came outside and forced us to sit outside and drink as it would be 40 min. until we could be seated. I was very upset (especially because I told him we didn't want to drink), but nevertheless, we waited.

An hour and 45 minutes, we were still NOT SEATED, and I went inside to find out what was going on. What happened is that they never really has a table for us, and that they lied to us for almost 2 hours saying that we would be seated soon.

After close to two hours or waiting and still NO TABLE, we decided to leave and get burgers because we were famished (oh yeah, and no one came out to check on us, offer us appetizers and/or apologize for being total creeps.

Our dinner bill would have easily been over $1000, but the people at A VOCE have zero courtesy, business savvy or common courtesy. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND SPEND IT SOME PLACE THAT EARNS IT.

Pros: Let me know what you find one

Cons: Rude, no customer service, liars, pushy, disgusting

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A Voce was not cheap but I didn't mind the price given the excellent quality of the food. We were a party of 4 who had drinks, appetizers, main courses, sides, a bottle of wine, dessert and 4 espresso's and with a generous tip the bill was about $125.00 per person. The appetizers were exquisite. I had an amazing loin of rabbit that I would love to have had as a larger plate as a main course. Another table mate had the octopus salad which as delicious and refreshing. The main courses were amazing with one table mate having a huge and perfectly cooked pork chop, I had the amazingly fresh halibut and the others treated themselves to the dorado. I have to mention the wine list which had excellent bottles on the low end ($25-50). A Voce is also one of the most comfortable restaurants in the city with chairs I would like to have in my home.

Finally I have to mention the service which was spot on. Two members of our party are in their 70s and walk with canes. I half expected us to be seated in Siberia since most of the crowd seemed young and beautiful and indeed my partner pointed out a famous couple (I forgot the names). Instead we were treated like royalty and the elderly couple, who happen to be my parents, had as much of a wonderful time as we did. I look forward to many more visits to A Voce!

2
★★★★★

A Voce was not cheap but I didn't mind the price given the excellent quality of the food. We were a party of 4 who had drinks, appetizers, main courses, sides, a bottle of wine, dessert and 4 espresso's and with a generous tip the bill was about $125.00 per person. The appetizers were exquisite. I had an amazing loin of rabbit that I would love to have had as a larger plate as a main course. Another table mate had the octopus salad which as delicious and refreshing. The main courses were amazing with one table mate having a huge and perfectly cooked pork chop, I had the amazingly fresh halibut and the others treated themselves to the dorado. I have to mention the wine list which had excellent bottles on the low end ($25-50). A Voce is also one of the most comfortable restaurants in the city with chairs I would like to have in my home.

Finally I have to mention the service which was spot on. Two members of our party are in their 70s and walk with canes. I half expected us to be seated in Siberia since most of the crowd seemed young and beautiful and indeed my partner pointed out a famous couple (I forgot the names). Instead we were treated like royalty and the elderly couple, who happen to be my parents, had as much of a wonderful time as we did. I look forward to many more visits to A Voce!

Pros: seating, food,ambience

Cons: a bit pricey but worth it

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I've eaten here multiple times when Andrew Carmellini was head chef and only have positive things to say about those experiences. But my most recent experience was a world different.

I should have been concerned that dinner reservations were wide open just an hour before my requested dinner time on Opentable. Service was mediocre at best and more properly described as underqualified. Asked about 3 separate dishes and was told by my latino server they were all "very good."

The spaghetti was tasteless. The chick peas in the broth of my halibut were barely cooked. Polenta could have been called polenta soup. Noise level was comical as we yelled at each other throughout the meal.

Manager said he would pass my comments along to the chef.

The experience was my last here.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've eaten here multiple times when Andrew Carmellini was head chef and only have positive things to say about those experiences. But my most recent experience was a world different.

I should have been concerned that dinner reservations were wide open just an hour before my requested dinner time on Opentable. Service was mediocre at best and more properly described as underqualified. Asked about 3 separate dishes and was told by my latino server they were all "very good."

The spaghetti was tasteless. The chick peas in the broth of my halibut were barely cooked. Polenta could have been called polenta soup. Noise level was comical as we yelled at each other throughout the meal.

Manager said he would pass my comments along to the chef.

The experience was my last here.

Cons: Food, Serivce, Cafeteria like noise

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An excellent dining experience. We were greeted very warmly upon entering. The decor is very sleek and modern. Very nice table settings. Service was a nice balance of friendly and professional. Portion sizes were good but not overwhelming - its not about the quantity here. The mushroom ravioli appetizer was rich in flavor, with a delicate texture. My boyfriend had the scallop appetizer - also very good. The lamb chop entree was excellent, but the best part of the evening was the Tuscan donuts - OMG! I'm getting hungry just thinking about it again. Overall, a thoroughly delightful meal. I would definitely return.

2
★★★★★

An excellent dining experience. We were greeted very warmly upon entering. The decor is very sleek and modern. Very nice table settings. Service was a nice balance of friendly and professional. Portion sizes were good but not overwhelming - its not about the quantity here. The mushroom ravioli appetizer was rich in flavor, with a delicate texture. My boyfriend had the scallop appetizer - also very good. The lamb chop entree was excellent, but the best part of the evening was the Tuscan donuts - OMG! I'm getting hungry just thinking about it again. Overall, a thoroughly delightful meal. I would definitely return.

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I went to Avoce last week, and spent $600 for six people, my server was attentive and the food was
simple and pretty good. Was my sister birthday, i told the Host, and he gave me a nice table.
I was expecting my brother and i told my waiter to order a steak for him medium rare, i asked him how long will it take and he said 20-25 minutes. The dish took 45 minutes, i was a little impatient, we were ready to
leave, and i decided to cancel it. Only at that point, Joseph, the host or manager decides to bring my
steak and told me that you can't order in Avoce 6 ounces of sliced beef and expected in less
than 45 minutes.. Very strange and very rude, when i left he was outside smoking.. Not very professional.

1
★★☆☆☆

I went to Avoce last week, and spent $600 for six people, my server was attentive and the food was
simple and pretty good. Was my sister birthday, i told the Host, and he gave me a nice table.
I was expecting my brother and i told my waiter to order a steak for him medium rare, i asked him how long will it take and he said 20-25 minutes. The dish took 45 minutes, i was a little impatient, we were ready to
leave, and i decided to cancel it. Only at that point, Joseph, the host or manager decides to bring my
steak and told me that you can't order in Avoce 6 ounces of sliced beef and expected in less
than 45 minutes.. Very strange and very rude, when i left he was outside smoking.. Not very professional.

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I went to a Voce this past weekend and it was so hot and humid inside I couldn't enjoy a single part of the experience. I wish we had left instead of paying for food that I would have enjoyed more if I had made it in the comfort of my own home. Who needs a chef to cook for you if you're sweating through a meal? The whole place had an air of unprofessionalism. If you can't even make your restaurant comfortable temperature-wise, how can you expect people to pay these prices and want to come back? Its totally ridiculous. Don't go unless you want an over-priced sauna or it's winter. . . assuming they have heat.

1
★★☆☆☆

I went to a Voce this past weekend and it was so hot and humid inside I couldn't enjoy a single part of the experience. I wish we had left instead of paying for food that I would have enjoyed more if I had made it in the comfort of my own home. Who needs a chef to cook for you if you're sweating through a meal? The whole place had an air of unprofessionalism. If you can't even make your restaurant comfortable temperature-wise, how can you expect people to pay these prices and want to come back? Its totally ridiculous. Don't go unless you want an over-priced sauna or it's winter. . . assuming they have heat.

Cons: heat, slow service

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Well, I couldn't really leave a review of the food. The hours of the restaurant are until 11pm. But I guess since it was "slow" I couldn't make a reservation even for 10pm. "I think we'll probably close around 9:30" the reservationist said. I'm sorry... This is New York City. If you are open until 11pm you should stand there with the door open until 11pm. Especially if someone is calling for reservations at 10pm. Ridiculous. This place needs a little dose of professionalism. I won't try to go back.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Well, I couldn't really leave a review of the food. The hours of the restaurant are until 11pm. But I guess since it was "slow" I couldn't make a reservation even for 10pm. "I think we'll probably close around 9:30" the reservationist said. I'm sorry... This is New York City. If you are open until 11pm you should stand there with the door open until 11pm. Especially if someone is calling for reservations at 10pm. Ridiculous. This place needs a little dose of professionalism. I won't try to go back.

Pros: Good neighborhood

Cons: Hours of operation are unclear. Needs a little professionalism.

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I've been here to eat and drink outside a couple times now and I love it! The ambiance is great with the palm plants and lounge area. Perfect to have a drink and then sit down for dinner. The food on the menu is fancy Italian and a little funky. I had the chicken which comes with an orange-colored foam on it that was actually really good. The sugared cream-filled donuts with warm chocolate sauce for dessert are DELISH! Also, the service is great and everyone is super accommodating.

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★★★★★

I've been here to eat and drink outside a couple times now and I love it! The ambiance is great with the palm plants and lounge area. Perfect to have a drink and then sit down for dinner. The food on the menu is fancy Italian and a little funky. I had the chicken which comes with an orange-colored foam on it that was actually really good. The sugared cream-filled donuts with warm chocolate sauce for dessert are DELISH! Also, the service is great and everyone is super accommodating.

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Avoce is my favorite place in all of NYC. The food is just terrific, the service is impeccable and the side walk dinning scene just down from Madison Square Park is one not to be missed. Some how Avoce manages to be elegant and hip all at the same time. This is the kind of restaurant that makes uptowners envious of downtowners. I highly recommend the Sardinian Sheep's Milk Ricotta, the Roasted Beet Salad and the Marinated Chicken alla Griglia. Your mouth will throw a party.

2
★★★★★

Avoce is my favorite place in all of NYC. The food is just terrific, the service is impeccable and the side walk dinning scene just down from Madison Square Park is one not to be missed. Some how Avoce manages to be elegant and hip all at the same time. This is the kind of restaurant that makes uptowners envious of downtowners. I highly recommend the Sardinian Sheep's Milk Ricotta, the Roasted Beet Salad and the Marinated Chicken alla Griglia. Your mouth will throw a party.

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been to a voce many times since it opened. usually we don't make reservations and this time was no exception. i heard that andrew carmelini was on his way out so my girlfriend and i decided to make one last trip before his exit. we were seated at teh back of the room and that doesn;t bother me at all. it took a while for anyone to take our order and when they did they got one of the apps wrong, again no big deal. what bothered us the most actually was that we were looking at the wine list and the somelier kept coming over even though we said we didnt need help. my girlfriend went to the bathroom and the guy had the nerve to come over and make a sleezy comment about how goodlooking she was. it was totally inapropriate and it really changed the whole night for us. we ended up ordering a bottle anyway and the wine was nothing to speak of. also the duck meatballs which we always get really fell flat this time. overall the food didn't rock our world and the whole wine situation rubbed us the wrong way and we won't be coming back.

0
★☆☆☆☆

been to a voce many times since it opened. usually we don't make reservations and this time was no exception. i heard that andrew carmelini was on his way out so my girlfriend and i decided to make one last trip before his exit. we were seated at teh back of the room and that doesn;t bother me at all. it took a while for anyone to take our order and when they did they got one of the apps wrong, again no big deal. what bothered us the most actually was that we were looking at the wine list and the somelier kept coming over even though we said we didnt need help. my girlfriend went to the bathroom and the guy had the nerve to come over and make a sleezy comment about how goodlooking she was. it was totally inapropriate and it really changed the whole night for us. we ended up ordering a bottle anyway and the wine was nothing to speak of. also the duck meatballs which we always get really fell flat this time. overall the food didn't rock our world and the whole wine situation rubbed us the wrong way and we won't be coming back.

Pros: decent cocktails, duck meatballs used to be unbelievable

Cons: wine, service

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we went for a celebratory dinner and were rushed from the minute we sat down. one of the members of our party was late, but the rest of us ordered on time, etc. we were rushed to make our selections, we got our check before we even asked for it, etc.
When we complained to the manager, he yelled at us and walked away!
We spent too much money to be treated like this.
Please don't go here.

0
★☆☆☆☆

we went for a celebratory dinner and were rushed from the minute we sat down. one of the members of our party was late, but the rest of us ordered on time, etc. we were rushed to make our selections, we got our check before we even asked for it, etc.
When we complained to the manager, he yelled at us and walked away!
We spent too much money to be treated like this.
Please don't go here.

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The atmosphere is nice and friendly and the waiters are nice. You must be dressed to go to this restaurant and make sure that you make a reservation way in advance because the place usually has a long line for reservations.

3
★★★☆☆

The atmosphere is nice and friendly and the waiters are nice. You must be dressed to go to this restaurant and make sure that you make a reservation way in advance because the place usually has a long line for reservations.

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yum.. i highly recommend this place! my boyfriend and i went and it felt like a romantic and cozy place, and the people sitting next to us were business types who were definitely NOT having a romantic dinner. the waiter was great, he totally adapted to their more formal attitude and our much more casual one.. he made great wine recommendations to me and suggested my boyfriend try this cocktail, which showed up bright green in a martini glass. a little cheesey but what are you gonna do! the duck meatballs were delicious and also my raviolis tasted fresh and were perfectly cooked. go back? we will!!!

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★★★★☆

yum.. i highly recommend this place! my boyfriend and i went and it felt like a romantic and cozy place, and the people sitting next to us were business types who were definitely NOT having a romantic dinner. the waiter was great, he totally adapted to their more formal attitude and our much more casual one.. he made great wine recommendations to me and suggested my boyfriend try this cocktail, which showed up bright green in a martini glass. a little cheesey but what are you gonna do! the duck meatballs were delicious and also my raviolis tasted fresh and were perfectly cooked. go back? we will!!!

Pros: duck meatballs, service

Cons: expensive, hard to get a reservation

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This place has a really good vibe and a great italian influenced menu. During the summer the outdoor seating is great. I strongly recommend the duck meatball appetizer which are out of this world!

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★★★★★

This place has a really good vibe and a great italian influenced menu. During the summer the outdoor seating is great. I strongly recommend the duck meatball appetizer which are out of this world!

Pros: Great food and ambience

Cons: Pricey

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My wife and I went to A Voce on Sunday night and it was a delightful experience. The decor shares common traits with the food: simple but elegant, tasteful and refined.
We arrived a few minutes early and were greeted right away by the maitre d'. He invited us to sit at the bar and have a drink, while our table was getting readied. We followed his recommendation and had two glasses of Moscato d'Asti. Very quickly, we were invited to sit down.
First note: the chairs were incredibly comfortable and my wife enjoyed the fact that you could spin at will! Second: the waiter that came in was a great professional. He went through the menu and answered any of our questions painlessly and with great passion. He depicted the dishes so well that by the time he was done, we were ready to order up the entire menu.
You want proof? Here was our meal: sheep's milk ricotta, crostini alla toscana, duck meatballs for appetizers; potato gnocchi, sweet corn ravioli for the main courses; wild mushroom orzo, broccoli rabe as sides (because we were curious); Tuscan doughnuts and Apple crostata for desserts! We asked the maitre d' to do a wine pairing and he did so with brio. The nice part is that he did not choose the most expensive items but the right ones. That is rare in NY where greed often comes into play upon such request...
All in all, we had a great evening and left very happy and definitely full. A voce, we'll spread the word...

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★★★★★

My wife and I went to A Voce on Sunday night and it was a delightful experience. The decor shares common traits with the food: simple but elegant, tasteful and refined.
We arrived a few minutes early and were greeted right away by the maitre d'. He invited us to sit at the bar and have a drink, while our table was getting readied. We followed his recommendation and had two glasses of Moscato d'Asti. Very quickly, we were invited to sit down.
First note: the chairs were incredibly comfortable and my wife enjoyed the fact that you could spin at will! Second: the waiter that came in was a great professional. He went through the menu and answered any of our questions painlessly and with great passion. He depicted the dishes so well that by the time he was done, we were ready to order up the entire menu.
You want proof? Here was our meal: sheep's milk ricotta, crostini alla toscana, duck meatballs for appetizers; potato gnocchi, sweet corn ravioli for the main courses; wild mushroom orzo, broccoli rabe as sides (because we were curious); Tuscan doughnuts and Apple crostata for desserts! We asked the maitre d' to do a wine pairing and he did so with brio. The nice part is that he did not choose the most expensive items but the right ones. That is rare in NY where greed often comes into play upon such request...
All in all, we had a great evening and left very happy and definitely full. A voce, we'll spread the word...

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Should have read reviews on here before I went! My three friends and I sat outside to celebrate a birthday. We ordered some glasses of champagne. When the waiter brought the check after a half an hour, our jaws dropped and we were sure there had been a mixup-- the check was $150!! He had brought champagne that was $25 a glass! As a former waitress, the polite thing would have been to give us the heads up that there was apparently no "house" champagne, or to suggest a bottle...since the equivalent price would have gotten us at least 2 bottles of wine. So dishonest and sleazy. It's too bad, because the restaurant was cute but that experience totally ruined it for me!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Should have read reviews on here before I went! My three friends and I sat outside to celebrate a birthday. We ordered some glasses of champagne. When the waiter brought the check after a half an hour, our jaws dropped and we were sure there had been a mixup-- the check was $150!! He had brought champagne that was $25 a glass! As a former waitress, the polite thing would have been to give us the heads up that there was apparently no "house" champagne, or to suggest a bottle...since the equivalent price would have gotten us at least 2 bottles of wine. So dishonest and sleazy. It's too bad, because the restaurant was cute but that experience totally ruined it for me!!

Pros: ambience

Cons: service, prices, insanely expensive drinks

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Thoroughly disappointed. We had the unfortunate experience of dining here during a recent holiday in NYC. It was around 9pm on a weekday evening when we approached the outside reception - a blonde woman was taking reservations said it will be a 20 minute wait. We went to the bar inside and were having drinks while we waited to be seated. 30 minutes later and a few empty tables around us were still waiting. It was obvious the reservation woman had forgotton we were waiting and had to be reminded by the bar-maid - we were finally seated nearly 50 minutes later. The waiter was so bad - it was very late but thats no excuse - we had to ask for the wine list, then waited another 15 minutes before he came to take the order - by which time i was annoyed. The bread was wordlessly left on the table no cutlery, no napkin, no side plates. We was so angry we only ordered a single course. Husband's glass of wine arrived part way through the meal. We were ignored and had to ask for everything, even motion to waiter to take our order - not have to put up with this at a Michellin star venu. Needless to say we didnt leave a tip - we didnt speak to manager as it was so late!

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★☆☆☆☆

Thoroughly disappointed. We had the unfortunate experience of dining here during a recent holiday in NYC. It was around 9pm on a weekday evening when we approached the outside reception - a blonde woman was taking reservations said it will be a 20 minute wait. We went to the bar inside and were having drinks while we waited to be seated. 30 minutes later and a few empty tables around us were still waiting. It was obvious the reservation woman had forgotton we were waiting and had to be reminded by the bar-maid - we were finally seated nearly 50 minutes later. The waiter was so bad - it was very late but thats no excuse - we had to ask for the wine list, then waited another 15 minutes before he came to take the order - by which time i was annoyed. The bread was wordlessly left on the table no cutlery, no napkin, no side plates. We was so angry we only ordered a single course. Husband's glass of wine arrived part way through the meal. We were ignored and had to ask for everything, even motion to waiter to take our order - not have to put up with this at a Michellin star venu. Needless to say we didnt leave a tip - we didnt speak to manager as it was so late!

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I went here for dinner last night and it seemed perfectly nice- the decor, the staff, the food. The waitress then asked us if we wanted some bread while we waited for another member of our party but she failed to mention that it cost $11 and was an item on the menu. Then I wanted to order an appetizer as a main course with some sides and she asked if I wanted it as a main course, I said yes (confirming my initial request), but she failed to mention that it cost double to have a "main course portion" which I did not want in the first place. We ordered a second bottle of wine at the start of the main dish and when it did not arrive twenty minutes later, we canceled the bottle. A guest stopped by to say hi to a friend who had come from out of town and she was very rude to her asking if she was going to order a dessert or not and who was she here with. When I explained the confusion about the main course, she was very rude again but did not fix the problem. Maybe took a few dollars off the doubled price. This is the fist time I have ever complained to a manager about such terrible service at such a "distinguished" restaurant, but she made the overall dining experience terrible and made her negative presence too obvious. Though the food was great and the manager was kind, this waitress was hands down the worst waitress in New York.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went here for dinner last night and it seemed perfectly nice- the decor, the staff, the food. The waitress then asked us if we wanted some bread while we waited for another member of our party but she failed to mention that it cost $11 and was an item on the menu. Then I wanted to order an appetizer as a main course with some sides and she asked if I wanted it as a main course, I said yes (confirming my initial request), but she failed to mention that it cost double to have a "main course portion" which I did not want in the first place. We ordered a second bottle of wine at the start of the main dish and when it did not arrive twenty minutes later, we canceled the bottle. A guest stopped by to say hi to a friend who had come from out of town and she was very rude to her asking if she was going to order a dessert or not and who was she here with. When I explained the confusion about the main course, she was very rude again but did not fix the problem. Maybe took a few dollars off the doubled price. This is the fist time I have ever complained to a manager about such terrible service at such a "distinguished" restaurant, but she made the overall dining experience terrible and made her negative presence too obvious. Though the food was great and the manager was kind, this waitress was hands down the worst waitress in New York.

Pros: wax beans, sweet corn ravioli

Cons: bad-tempered waitress

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just had dinner at a voce and it was amazing. this is my second time dining at a voce and everything is perfect, from the appitizers (duck meatballs are insanely good) to the wine the waiter suggested. the maitre'd was present both times and the entire staff was very polite and helpful. i will without a doubt return.

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★★★★★

just had dinner at a voce and it was amazing. this is my second time dining at a voce and everything is perfect, from the appitizers (duck meatballs are insanely good) to the wine the waiter suggested. the maitre'd was present both times and the entire staff was very polite and helpful. i will without a doubt return.

Pros: amazing design, great menu, fair prices

Cons: i'd say prices, but the food quality has always been exceptional, you get what you pay for!!

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This restaurant is terrific! The food is inventive and tremendously tasty! The interior design is also quite beautiful (especially the chairs)- they clearly spent a lot of money on the space. Although our particular waiter was M.I.A and aloof throughout the evening, the sommelier and rest of the staff were very competent and pleasant.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant is terrific! The food is inventive and tremendously tasty! The interior design is also quite beautiful (especially the chairs)- they clearly spent a lot of money on the space. Although our particular waiter was M.I.A and aloof throughout the evening, the sommelier and rest of the staff were very competent and pleasant.

Pros: food, wine, interior design, chairs!

Cons: noisy

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We were very pleased with our entire experience at A Voce. The waiter recommended some delicious dishes and the food was absolutely wonderful! The chef was very accomodating on vegetarian options. And the waiter knew what he was talking about. The food had the right amounts of wonderful flavors. A great fine dining experience.

2
★★★★☆

We were very pleased with our entire experience at A Voce. The waiter recommended some delicious dishes and the food was absolutely wonderful! The chef was very accomodating on vegetarian options. And the waiter knew what he was talking about. The food had the right amounts of wonderful flavors. A great fine dining experience.

Pros: food, service

Cons: none

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So I've been in NY for only a seven months, and being a professional cook and 'foodie', I'm here to let you know that A Voce is the only spot I've been to (so far) in NY that has reached (and exceded) expectations. I was warmly greeted at the door and was welcomed at the bar (just me eating). I sat, received a wine list, and browsed. Yes, took Julia a minute to find her bearings because she was quite busy with the service bar for the patio, as well as inside, and the bar crowed, but she caught her breath and was able to poor me a taste of wine before I ordered. I looked over the menu and decided on the artichoke fritto and lamb bolognese with gnocchi. The food came promtly and was well presented. I received 3 artichoke halves that looked like they were tossed in wondra and fried. It was accompanied by a cooling yogurt sauce as well as a mint puree and sweet peppers. So simple yet amazingly wonderful. I was surprised with a complimentary mid course of steamed(?) white asparagus with fresh morels in a cream sauce. Very straightforward, but sooo tasty. The lamb bolognese was something that you wish would keep filling up as you ate. The gnocchi was light and poofy, not dense and gummy. The lamb had full flavor with the acid of tomatoes and the coolness of mint ot balanced it all out. Throughout my experience Julia, the bartender, was attentive, without being intrusive, and was very pleasant to be around. For dessert I ordered the strawberry-rhubard crostata and a glass of 20 year tawny port. The crostata was warm and viscous with a crumble of pistachios and ice cream. Amazing. I will be heading back again soon.

2
★★★★★

So I've been in NY for only a seven months, and being a professional cook and 'foodie', I'm here to let you know that A Voce is the only spot I've been to (so far) in NY that has reached (and exceded) expectations. I was warmly greeted at the door and was welcomed at the bar (just me eating). I sat, received a wine list, and browsed. Yes, took Julia a minute to find her bearings because she was quite busy with the service bar for the patio, as well as inside, and the bar crowed, but she caught her breath and was able to poor me a taste of wine before I ordered. I looked over the menu and decided on the artichoke fritto and lamb bolognese with gnocchi. The food came promtly and was well presented. I received 3 artichoke halves that looked like they were tossed in wondra and fried. It was accompanied by a cooling yogurt sauce as well as a mint puree and sweet peppers. So simple yet amazingly wonderful. I was surprised with a complimentary mid course of steamed(?) white asparagus with fresh morels in a cream sauce. Very straightforward, but sooo tasty. The lamb bolognese was something that you wish would keep filling up as you ate. The gnocchi was light and poofy, not dense and gummy. The lamb had full flavor with the acid of tomatoes and the coolness of mint ot balanced it all out. Throughout my experience Julia, the bartender, was attentive, without being intrusive, and was very pleasant to be around. For dessert I ordered the strawberry-rhubard crostata and a glass of 20 year tawny port. The crostata was warm and viscous with a crumble of pistachios and ice cream. Amazing. I will be heading back again soon.

Pros: Amazing food, Pleasant Atmosphere, Great Staff

Cons: Not one in Brooklyn

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A Voce is a great addition to the City. The food is wonderful and the energy in the room is very upbeat. The music can get a little loud but overall the experience is worth it. Try the calamari, the sea trout tartare and "my grandmother's meatballs".

2
★★★★☆

A Voce is a great addition to the City. The food is wonderful and the energy in the room is very upbeat. The music can get a little loud but overall the experience is worth it. Try the calamari, the sea trout tartare and "my grandmother's meatballs".

Pros: Great food, upbeat ambiance

Cons: maitre d can have an attitude

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I took 2 clients there for lunch a few weeks ago, and the service was so bad I am still thinking about it and upset that I paid so much money for such a lousy experience. We had a reservation, were on time, walked in, were not greeted at the door. We were confused because there was no obvious podium and there were plenty of people there, and plenty of open tables. We just stood there just staring at people that worked there for 10 minutes before we were even approached. A couple walked in behind us with no reservation, they were greeted before us and seated. No one came to our table to offer us drinks for 9 minutes. Then we had to wait for an unreasonable amount of time to even get our drinks. We had to tell the waitress 3 times that we were ready to order and she was too busy. Yes, I was keeping track of time on my cell phone because I was so irritated. I waitressed for 7 years so I am usually understanding - i know what is fair for the type of restaurant this was supposed to be. The entire lunch we had a difficult time getting our waitress's attn, she was rude, not helpful with menu questions, the entire experience took us one hour and 37 minutes and cost over $200 (with no alcohol) for 3 people. The food was good, not great, but the service was just insulting. It is a shame because I take clients to lunch in that area frequently and was looking forward to having a new place to start bringing everyone to. They will never see a dime of my business again, and I will make sure none of the sales reps at my company take their clients there either.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took 2 clients there for lunch a few weeks ago, and the service was so bad I am still thinking about it and upset that I paid so much money for such a lousy experience. We had a reservation, were on time, walked in, were not greeted at the door. We were confused because there was no obvious podium and there were plenty of people there, and plenty of open tables. We just stood there just staring at people that worked there for 10 minutes before we were even approached. A couple walked in behind us with no reservation, they were greeted before us and seated. No one came to our table to offer us drinks for 9 minutes. Then we had to wait for an unreasonable amount of time to even get our drinks. We had to tell the waitress 3 times that we were ready to order and she was too busy. Yes, I was keeping track of time on my cell phone because I was so irritated. I waitressed for 7 years so I am usually understanding - i know what is fair for the type of restaurant this was supposed to be. The entire lunch we had a difficult time getting our waitress's attn, she was rude, not helpful with menu questions, the entire experience took us one hour and 37 minutes and cost over $200 (with no alcohol) for 3 people. The food was good, not great, but the service was just insulting. It is a shame because I take clients to lunch in that area frequently and was looking forward to having a new place to start bringing everyone to. They will never see a dime of my business again, and I will make sure none of the sales reps at my company take their clients there either.

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To set the stage, let me explain that for our July 2006 NYC vacation, my wife and I bought a Zagat restaurant guide and decided to pick the top restaurants. We ended up sampling about 7-8 top restaurants in the book including Daniel, Gramercy Tavern, Babbo, Peter Luger, - even Equus in Tarrytown. So when I say I liked A Voce as a favourite, I hope I make my pronoucement with some credibility. To start, the seating hostess wore a professional, elegant red evening dress and was absolutely of the highest level of politeness. Our waiter was also friendly and made recommendations that did not appear to coerce us into certain choices. Yes, A Voce was famous for a certain dish, but my final decision to choose the Grandmother's ravioli recipe filled with a wonderful medley of different meats was encouraged. And so it should be -- after all, it is our money and evening. Really, the waiter had no trouble telling us the most important point was to pick something we would enjoy. That impressed me compared to other establishments pushing house specials. The "breadboys" for lack of a better expression also filled my plate with rolls as often as requested. Nor did the waiter sniff at sharing a primo piatti with my wife. Food was as good as or better than Babbo. For me at a certain price level, there are minimal gains to spending an extra $15-$20 on dishes. A Voce was also only open since May 2006, so was still establishing a reputation. Still, waiter commented that my food observation echoed earlier diners' reviews. Service also helped us plan our time to make the start of musical, Rent. Thus, they appreciated the choice we made as tourists to go out of our way and dine in Gramercy Park area and then navigate our way back to Theater District. This can be daunting for a non-American who has never lived in a large urban area! Some cons are the corporate minimalist decor. It's not so memorable, but did not affect my comfort. Prices v. high, take $100 to be sure!

2
★★★★★

To set the stage, let me explain that for our July 2006 NYC vacation, my wife and I bought a Zagat restaurant guide and decided to pick the top restaurants. We ended up sampling about 7-8 top restaurants in the book including Daniel, Gramercy Tavern, Babbo, Peter Luger, - even Equus in Tarrytown. So when I say I liked A Voce as a favourite, I hope I make my pronoucement with some credibility. To start, the seating hostess wore a professional, elegant red evening dress and was absolutely of the highest level of politeness. Our waiter was also friendly and made recommendations that did not appear to coerce us into certain choices. Yes, A Voce was famous for a certain dish, but my final decision to choose the Grandmother's ravioli recipe filled with a wonderful medley of different meats was encouraged. And so it should be -- after all, it is our money and evening. Really, the waiter had no trouble telling us the most important point was to pick something we would enjoy. That impressed me compared to other establishments pushing house specials. The "breadboys" for lack of a better expression also filled my plate with rolls as often as requested. Nor did the waiter sniff at sharing a primo piatti with my wife. Food was as good as or better than Babbo. For me at a certain price level, there are minimal gains to spending an extra $15-$20 on dishes. A Voce was also only open since May 2006, so was still establishing a reputation. Still, waiter commented that my food observation echoed earlier diners' reviews. Service also helped us plan our time to make the start of musical, Rent. Thus, they appreciated the choice we made as tourists to go out of our way and dine in Gramercy Park area and then navigate our way back to Theater District. This can be daunting for a non-American who has never lived in a large urban area! Some cons are the corporate minimalist decor. It's not so memorable, but did not affect my comfort. Prices v. high, take $100 to be sure!

Pros: Excellent Italian food, slightly lower prices than Babbo, wonderful, attentive service for us + 2 to 3 other couples present <7pm

Cons: Prices are still v. high, minimalist corporate lobby dining setting is not Italian

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This is probably the one of the best Italian restaurant in New York. It is not cheap, but the food is simply amazing. Definately make a reservation.

2
★★★★☆

This is probably the one of the best Italian restaurant in New York. It is not cheap, but the food is simply amazing. Definately make a reservation.

Pros: Food Food Food

Cons: Expensive, need a reservation

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Went to Avoce tonight and it was a lot more sophisticated than I expected. The decor is modern, belying the rustic cusine (I really like the swivel chairs). Our server was friendly and pushy...but in a friendly way - she was a good saleswoman. She convinced us to order the ricotta, but honestly I dont need much convincing to eat fresh ricotta. This was smooth, as if it was whipped and the touch of sea salt and olive oil was nice. My fig salad withy duck bresola and asiago was good and my wife's polenta fries were moist but just OK. My wife also ordered crostini with chicken liver/foie gras spreaqd. It was creamy and seasoned well - very homogenous in texture and flavor. My Fall pasta of ravioli stuffed with ricotta&brocolli rabe, covered in apples and walnuts in a butter sauce was good as well. Maybe a little too firm and perfect...a little more oozing of the insides and softer pasta would have been nice. We shared an order of suckling pig which I sense is going to be, or is already on, many menus this Fall. It was high priced and a small portion - which I actually didnt mind by this point - but it wansn't worth it as far as value vs. taste in my opinion - lower the price and it was 'taste' much better (unless that's what rare, suckling pigs cost). The wife's tiramisu was decent and I've had better bomboloni - they were bigger than Id like and too much like regular donut holes. Overall, the dishes were decent to good and the service was good but on the 'hard-sell' side. I felt like I knew all of the dishes but they were new in a way. The flavors were nice and balanced but I was left hoping for an extra something special. The bill was $191 with tip, tax, food and wine.

1
★★★☆☆

Went to Avoce tonight and it was a lot more sophisticated than I expected. The decor is modern, belying the rustic cusine (I really like the swivel chairs). Our server was friendly and pushy...but in a friendly way - she was a good saleswoman. She convinced us to order the ricotta, but honestly I dont need much convincing to eat fresh ricotta. This was smooth, as if it was whipped and the touch of sea salt and olive oil was nice. My fig salad withy duck bresola and asiago was good and my wife's polenta fries were moist but just OK. My wife also ordered crostini with chicken liver/foie gras spreaqd. It was creamy and seasoned well - very homogenous in texture and flavor. My Fall pasta of ravioli stuffed with ricotta&brocolli rabe, covered in apples and walnuts in a butter sauce was good as well. Maybe a little too firm and perfect...a little more oozing of the insides and softer pasta would have been nice. We shared an order of suckling pig which I sense is going to be, or is already on, many menus this Fall. It was high priced and a small portion - which I actually didnt mind by this point - but it wansn't worth it as far as value vs. taste in my opinion - lower the price and it was 'taste' much better (unless that's what rare, suckling pigs cost). The wife's tiramisu was decent and I've had better bomboloni - they were bigger than Id like and too much like regular donut holes. Overall, the dishes were decent to good and the service was good but on the 'hard-sell' side. I felt like I knew all of the dishes but they were new in a way. The flavors were nice and balanced but I was left hoping for an extra something special. The bill was $191 with tip, tax, food and wine.

Pros: Good service, nice decor

Cons: Hard-selling tactics may be a turn-off depending on your mood

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Arrived for a late night dinner and I wasnt disappointed. Our 9:30 reservation meant that we were seated before 9:35 and our drink orders were promptly taken. The service, while a bit overenthusiastic at times, is old fashioned to the point at which servers make small with female customers while their husband visits the rest room. The duck meatballs, when paired with the right wine, are an excellent way to begin a meal. The duck entree is also excellent. The wine list is large and somewhat quirky in its selection, better to ask the sommelier for advice.

2
★★★★☆

Arrived for a late night dinner and I wasnt disappointed. Our 9:30 reservation meant that we were seated before 9:35 and our drink orders were promptly taken. The service, while a bit overenthusiastic at times, is old fashioned to the point at which servers make small with female customers while their husband visits the rest room. The duck meatballs, when paired with the right wine, are an excellent way to begin a meal. The duck entree is also excellent. The wine list is large and somewhat quirky in its selection, better to ask the sommelier for advice.

Pros: Atmosphere, Food

Cons: Service Staff Visits Table Too Much

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I randomly met a famous chef while on vacation in Chicago who told me A Voce was the best italian food in NY-he was right on. Everything was superb-the fresh ricotta is really amazing, had the steak for my entree which was delicious and the wine the waiter reccomended was perfect. I thought it was a bargain for the quality of the food. And I love that everyone is not on top of each other here and they even have couches outside-very nice touch. Will be back very soon.

2
★★★★★

I randomly met a famous chef while on vacation in Chicago who told me A Voce was the best italian food in NY-he was right on. Everything was superb-the fresh ricotta is really amazing, had the steak for my entree which was delicious and the wine the waiter reccomended was perfect. I thought it was a bargain for the quality of the food. And I love that everyone is not on top of each other here and they even have couches outside-very nice touch. Will be back very soon.

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MY FIRST CONTAC WAS ON THE PHONE , THE PERSON THAT TOOK MY RECERVATION WAS NICE AND FUNY, SHE EXPLAIN ABOUT THE FOOD AND THE RESTAURANT LIKE IF I WAS COMING TO HER HOME FOR DINNER, SHE HAD A BEAUTIFULL ACSENT, I WAS LOOKING FAWORD TO MY MEAL, ON MY ARIVAL TO A VOCE SHE WAS THERE TO WELLCOME US, I WAS AWHERE THAT I CALL LAST MIN FOR A RESERVATION BUT OUR TABLE AND SERVICE WAS EXCELENT, THANK YOU INGRID FOR A SUPER EVELING

2
★★★★☆

MY FIRST CONTAC WAS ON THE PHONE , THE PERSON THAT TOOK MY RECERVATION WAS NICE AND FUNY, SHE EXPLAIN ABOUT THE FOOD AND THE RESTAURANT LIKE IF I WAS COMING TO HER HOME FOR DINNER, SHE HAD A BEAUTIFULL ACSENT, I WAS LOOKING FAWORD TO MY MEAL, ON MY ARIVAL TO A VOCE SHE WAS THERE TO WELLCOME US, I WAS AWHERE THAT I CALL LAST MIN FOR A RESERVATION BUT OUR TABLE AND SERVICE WAS EXCELENT, THANK YOU INGRID FOR A SUPER EVELING

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This restaurant is amazing, and I have been meaning to review it for quite some time. I went on opening night and had the most amazing dining experience. For starters, the place was abuzz. It was exciting, the Chef was walking around the tables toward the end of the night, the waiters were smiling, it was great...

The food was, as I said before, some of the best I've had in the city. The pumpkin ravioli in the sage/brown butter sauce were THE BEST I have ever had, and I make it a point to order that when any restaurant offers it because I love it so much. They were melt-in-your-mouth perfect. I understand they are not on the menu during summer, but when they reappear (hopefully they will!), they are a must try. My guest had the meatballs, which were really spectacular as well.

The service was great - and the fact that it was opening night means that I should change that to 'outstanding.' The servers were nice, the host was impeccable and so welcoming, and the fact that the chef was out and about asking for opinions was pretty amazing.

The only thing I'm not 100% keen on is the decor. It doesn't completely jibe with the food for me, but maybe that's just me. It doesn't hinder the restaurant in any way; it just felt cold/sterile compared to the vibe I was getting from the people and the food.

Overall, I think this restaurant has definitely made its mark and will continue to do so for many years to come.

2
★★★★★

This restaurant is amazing, and I have been meaning to review it for quite some time. I went on opening night and had the most amazing dining experience. For starters, the place was abuzz. It was exciting, the Chef was walking around the tables toward the end of the night, the waiters were smiling, it was great...

The food was, as I said before, some of the best I've had in the city. The pumpkin ravioli in the sage/brown butter sauce were THE BEST I have ever had, and I make it a point to order that when any restaurant offers it because I love it so much. They were melt-in-your-mouth perfect. I understand they are not on the menu during summer, but when they reappear (hopefully they will!), they are a must try. My guest had the meatballs, which were really spectacular as well.

The service was great - and the fact that it was opening night means that I should change that to 'outstanding.' The servers were nice, the host was impeccable and so welcoming, and the fact that the chef was out and about asking for opinions was pretty amazing.

The only thing I'm not 100% keen on is the decor. It doesn't completely jibe with the food for me, but maybe that's just me. It doesn't hinder the restaurant in any way; it just felt cold/sterile compared to the vibe I was getting from the people and the food.

Overall, I think this restaurant has definitely made its mark and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Pros: Great Value, Outstanding Food and Service

Cons: --

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Went to A Voce last night and overall I found the whole experience baffling. Had heard mixed opinions among friends, but must confess that a NY Times 3 star review made me want to see for myself. Ordered two cocktails at the bar that were served in pint mixing glasses?! The bartender explained they were out of glasses. They were also out of grapefruit juice. 3 star experience? Hardly. Once seated, the waiter was affable and informed. However, the service soon dipped when the wine showed up after the appetizer was served, and half way through that, the entrees arrived. They whisked away the plates and clumsily threw down the new silverware. Really amateurish stuff. The food was actually quite good and you can tell that Andrew Carmellini can cook, but as for management and their providing a smooth and seamless experience, they really fall short. So for me, it's back to Lupa and L'Impero.

1
★★★☆☆

Went to A Voce last night and overall I found the whole experience baffling. Had heard mixed opinions among friends, but must confess that a NY Times 3 star review made me want to see for myself. Ordered two cocktails at the bar that were served in pint mixing glasses?! The bartender explained they were out of glasses. They were also out of grapefruit juice. 3 star experience? Hardly. Once seated, the waiter was affable and informed. However, the service soon dipped when the wine showed up after the appetizer was served, and half way through that, the entrees arrived. They whisked away the plates and clumsily threw down the new silverware. Really amateurish stuff. The food was actually quite good and you can tell that Andrew Carmellini can cook, but as for management and their providing a smooth and seamless experience, they really fall short. So for me, it's back to Lupa and L'Impero.

Pros: Good food, comfortable room

Cons: spotty service, bad management

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My girlfriend and I visited A Voce last Thursday and throughly enjoyed our dinner. We ordered the sheeps milk ricotta and vegetable trio appetizer and both of us had pasta. The ricotta was wonderful and a great accompaniment to the bread it comes with. My pasta was extremely tooooo salty. With the proscuitto, it was just overwhelming. The ambiance is quite nice but I found it a bit cold and it was quite loud. Service was ok, not great. Our waiter wasn't around when we needed him and the busboys kept on popping in at impromtu times. They need to be more considerate of when people finish their dish and not just appear every few minutes. All in all, we had a good time and the food was good. Would return but not right away.

2
★★★★☆

My girlfriend and I visited A Voce last Thursday and throughly enjoyed our dinner. We ordered the sheeps milk ricotta and vegetable trio appetizer and both of us had pasta. The ricotta was wonderful and a great accompaniment to the bread it comes with. My pasta was extremely tooooo salty. With the proscuitto, it was just overwhelming. The ambiance is quite nice but I found it a bit cold and it was quite loud. Service was ok, not great. Our waiter wasn't around when we needed him and the busboys kept on popping in at impromtu times. They need to be more considerate of when people finish their dish and not just appear every few minutes. All in all, we had a good time and the food was good. Would return but not right away.

Pros: cocktails and wines

Cons: room is loud

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The intimate setting, beautiful decor, had a good dinner with friends. Was a loud, as previous reviewers stated, but the food and service made up for it! Only down side, I'm 24 years old, and seemed like everyone else at the restaurant could have been my father's friends.

2
★★★★☆

The intimate setting, beautiful decor, had a good dinner with friends. Was a loud, as previous reviewers stated, but the food and service made up for it! Only down side, I'm 24 years old, and seemed like everyone else at the restaurant could have been my father's friends.

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I took my parents from out of town to A Voce, and disliked how LOUD it is in the restaurant and also how poor the service was. The saving grace is the food--which was excellent. They took 10 minutes to refill our water, they never asked if we would like another drink, and the waiter was nice but just not efficient. The pasta is great, as well as a hanger steak I got, but the lamb was not good quality. The chocolate tart we had was excellent--so in general the food is good, but the restaurant really needs to work on how loud it is and its service. We could barely hear eachother and enjoy our conversation because the loudness was so distracting. I'm not sure I would go back again, however, the food is worth a try.

1
★★★☆☆

I took my parents from out of town to A Voce, and disliked how LOUD it is in the restaurant and also how poor the service was. The saving grace is the food--which was excellent. They took 10 minutes to refill our water, they never asked if we would like another drink, and the waiter was nice but just not efficient. The pasta is great, as well as a hanger steak I got, but the lamb was not good quality. The chocolate tart we had was excellent--so in general the food is good, but the restaurant really needs to work on how loud it is and its service. We could barely hear eachother and enjoy our conversation because the loudness was so distracting. I'm not sure I would go back again, however, the food is worth a try.

Pros: food

Cons: noise level, service

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I've been to A Voce two times within one week. I had an amazing meal last week. Loved it so much that I brought another friend back to celebrate his birthday this week.

Unfortunately, on the 2nd go round, it just didn't match the initial experience. The waiter, the same one, was much less attentive when I was a couple vs. with 3 other women. My meal, also the same, (the seabass) was missing the crabcake dumplings on the second try.

The place is beautiful, but the noise level is unbelievable. It was so hard to hold a conversation with all the noise surrounding us. I think if you are 3 or more, and get a four-top table the experience will be great. But, the two seaters are less appealing.
I think it's a very nice place, but lose the attitude and keep the food consistent and it will thrive.

2
★★★★☆

I've been to A Voce two times within one week. I had an amazing meal last week. Loved it so much that I brought another friend back to celebrate his birthday this week.

Unfortunately, on the 2nd go round, it just didn't match the initial experience. The waiter, the same one, was much less attentive when I was a couple vs. with 3 other women. My meal, also the same, (the seabass) was missing the crabcake dumplings on the second try.

The place is beautiful, but the noise level is unbelievable. It was so hard to hold a conversation with all the noise surrounding us. I think if you are 3 or more, and get a four-top table the experience will be great. But, the two seaters are less appealing.
I think it's a very nice place, but lose the attitude and keep the food consistent and it will thrive.

Pros: food, decor

Cons: noise level, attitude

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Ate at A Voce for the first time last night and will DEFINITELY be back. The food here is INCREDIBLE! For appetizers, order the sheep's milk ricotta (out of this world), the duck meatballs, and whatever "addition" to the menu they are featuring that evening (we had the rare ahi tuna - melts in your mouth!) Dessert was great too - try the donuts and tiramisu. Overall an excellent experience, highly recommended.

2
★★★★★

Ate at A Voce for the first time last night and will DEFINITELY be back. The food here is INCREDIBLE! For appetizers, order the sheep's milk ricotta (out of this world), the duck meatballs, and whatever "addition" to the menu they are featuring that evening (we had the rare ahi tuna - melts in your mouth!) Dessert was great too - try the donuts and tiramisu. Overall an excellent experience, highly recommended.

Pros: Food, Food, Food

Cons: A Little Noisy

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The food does not waver at any point in the meal. Duck meatballs were outstanding. The desserts weren't as polished as the apps/entrees. One criticism is that the service needs a little bit more polishing. A bottle of pinot bianco was ordered for the table for a toast and the waitress finished the bottle by the fourth person. We definitely going to get a second bottle anyways but def. didn't want to wait the 10 minutes it took to get it. Rookie mistake. Overall, the food shines here, wait till they perfect it, it will be a very good choice.

2
★★★★★

The food does not waver at any point in the meal. Duck meatballs were outstanding. The desserts weren't as polished as the apps/entrees. One criticism is that the service needs a little bit more polishing. A bottle of pinot bianco was ordered for the table for a toast and the waitress finished the bottle by the fourth person. We definitely going to get a second bottle anyways but def. didn't want to wait the 10 minutes it took to get it. Rookie mistake. Overall, the food shines here, wait till they perfect it, it will be a very good choice.

Pros: food, food, food

Cons: decor, service

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We tried A Voce, though we don't like to try very new restaurants, on Sat. night. It was excellent. The hostess and hosts at the front were super nice. The waiters were professional and friendly. The food is the star here. Terrific pasta w/ ramps & speck (ham), and the BEST white tuna from Hawaii entree that I have ever eaten! Great desserts and excellent wine. The only, and I am reaching for something that is not stellar to say: the crowd is a bit older, I am 40, and the crowd was late 50's and 60's. Could've been the night. Still a great eating experience! GO!

2
★★★★★

We tried A Voce, though we don't like to try very new restaurants, on Sat. night. It was excellent. The hostess and hosts at the front were super nice. The waiters were professional and friendly. The food is the star here. Terrific pasta w/ ramps & speck (ham), and the BEST white tuna from Hawaii entree that I have ever eaten! Great desserts and excellent wine. The only, and I am reaching for something that is not stellar to say: the crowd is a bit older, I am 40, and the crowd was late 50's and 60's. Could've been the night. Still a great eating experience! GO!

Pros: FOOD, service

Cons: older crowd

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We came in from CT, and after seeing a great Sweeney Todd, limoed it down to A Voce. The hostess was the mostest; our waiter Tim very attentive, helpful and kind. Everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming to our obviously touristy group of 6.

The back & white linguine with shrimp was fantastic, as were the salads. Bonus: Bobby Flay and Stephanie March sat at the table next to ours and were also having a good time.

Tasteful decor (nice chairs!), cool bathrooms, pretty window-side table, delicious cocktails, celebrity scenery and a joyously noisy roomful of diners all added to the wonderful experience! We loved it. Thank you Tim!

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★★★★★

We came in from CT, and after seeing a great Sweeney Todd, limoed it down to A Voce. The hostess was the mostest; our waiter Tim very attentive, helpful and kind. Everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming to our obviously touristy group of 6.

The back & white linguine with shrimp was fantastic, as were the salads. Bonus: Bobby Flay and Stephanie March sat at the table next to ours and were also having a good time.

Tasteful decor (nice chairs!), cool bathrooms, pretty window-side table, delicious cocktails, celebrity scenery and a joyously noisy roomful of diners all added to the wonderful experience! We loved it. Thank you Tim!

Pros: Great food, Great service, hospitality plus

Cons: a tad pricey

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A close friend and I dined here 1 week after opening. It was already running like a well oiled machine. Our experience was spectacular. The warm ambiance is perfect for a business dinner, or a romantic evening... The service was superb, and our sommelier recommended an amazing wine! The food was wonderful as well! We started with the carne cruda and mama's homemade ravioli - both good, but the ravioli trumped the beef. Then I had the veal, it was fall-apart tender and full of flavor. My friend had the scallops - our waiter told us that he didn't recommend them from the seafood options - we probably should have listened (but pretnot bad for a non-recommended dish). We shared a warm chocolate moltent cake for dessert... okay, but it doesn't touch Del Frisco's. I'd say skip dessert and splurge on a great bottle of wine! I'll be back!

2
★★★★★

A close friend and I dined here 1 week after opening. It was already running like a well oiled machine. Our experience was spectacular. The warm ambiance is perfect for a business dinner, or a romantic evening... The service was superb, and our sommelier recommended an amazing wine! The food was wonderful as well! We started with the carne cruda and mama's homemade ravioli - both good, but the ravioli trumped the beef. Then I had the veal, it was fall-apart tender and full of flavor. My friend had the scallops - our waiter told us that he didn't recommend them from the seafood options - we probably should have listened (but pretnot bad for a non-recommended dish). We shared a warm chocolate moltent cake for dessert... okay, but it doesn't touch Del Frisco's. I'd say skip dessert and splurge on a great bottle of wine! I'll be back!

Pros: Decor, Service, Food

Cons: NONE

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Came from Philly to eat here for my birthday. My wife and i sat at the bar and loved everything. Duck meat balls, octopus, Lamb pasta, all great. Morimoto, Anita Lo were having dinner. Go before you can't get in. Service great, grapa perfect.

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★★★★★

Came from Philly to eat here for my birthday. My wife and i sat at the bar and loved everything. Duck meat balls, octopus, Lamb pasta, all great. Morimoto, Anita Lo were having dinner. Go before you can't get in. Service great, grapa perfect.

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After a long delay, a Voce is finally open. Restaurant is simply decorated and comfortable. Large windows give an open and airy feeling. In the warmer days expect to see their large sidewalk dining area. One advice is if you want to have a quiet dining experience then ask for a table in the main dining room instead of the entrance/bar area.

Food is based on traditional Italian recipes simply prepared yet creates tasty combinations. Octopus is a good dish to start with. Chicken Cacciatore was a popular dish with among the diners. Definitly get the potato side dish, one of the best. Traditional Tiramisu with a twist is a nice way of finishing your Italian experice. Wine list offers a nice selection with an average price of $45.00 a bottle.

An addition to the new lower Madison Restaurant Row.

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★★★★★

After a long delay, a Voce is finally open. Restaurant is simply decorated and comfortable. Large windows give an open and airy feeling. In the warmer days expect to see their large sidewalk dining area. One advice is if you want to have a quiet dining experience then ask for a table in the main dining room instead of the entrance/bar area.

Food is based on traditional Italian recipes simply prepared yet creates tasty combinations. Octopus is a good dish to start with. Chicken Cacciatore was a popular dish with among the diners. Definitly get the potato side dish, one of the best. Traditional Tiramisu with a twist is a nice way of finishing your Italian experice. Wine list offers a nice selection with an average price of $45.00 a bottle.

An addition to the new lower Madison Restaurant Row.

Pros: Simple yet Tasty, Comfortable Ambience, Talented Chef

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It had only open for 5 days when we visited last night but you wouldn't know it. The service is knowldgeable and always there when you need them without being overbearing, space is large but stylish very comfortable but the real highlight is the food. A simple Winter Insalata was much more than the sum of its parts, octopus was superbly tender, veal sweetbreads were done very nicely and the chicken cacciatore was perfect - I don't know how you make chicken taste that good. We live nearby and whist this won't beccome an every day destination, as it is a little pricey, we'll certainly return.

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★★★★★

It had only open for 5 days when we visited last night but you wouldn't know it. The service is knowldgeable and always there when you need them without being overbearing, space is large but stylish very comfortable but the real highlight is the food. A simple Winter Insalata was much more than the sum of its parts, octopus was superbly tender, veal sweetbreads were done very nicely and the chicken cacciatore was perfect - I don't know how you make chicken taste that good. We live nearby and whist this won't beccome an every day destination, as it is a little pricey, we'll certainly return.

Pros: service, food, great space

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Missy Robbins, formerly of Chicago's Spiaggia, brings a bit of dazzle-meets-rustic at this Italian restaurant on Madison Square Park. Robbins does an admirable job in some places on the menu and disappoints in others. The roasted sardines…

 

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