Italianissimo Ristorante

★★★★★
  • 307 E 84th St

    New York, NY 10028

    Cross street: nr. Second Ave.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-628-8603

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If you enjoy salty food, indifferent waitstaff, and bumping elbows while eating in a dark, cramped space, then this is the place for you. The bread was stale, the pasta is mushy, and the meat was rubbery. The wine tasted like it came out

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★★★★★

If you enjoy salty food, indifferent waitstaff, and bumping elbows while eating in a dark, cramped space, then this is the place for you. The bread was stale, the pasta is mushy, and the meat was rubbery. The wine tasted like it came out

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I had penne rustica and I would recommend their pasta dishes. It is a great deal and anyone who wants great food for a great price should eat here. It is a bit of the beaten path, but it is well worth the hike!

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★★★★☆

I had penne rustica and I would recommend their pasta dishes. It is a great deal and anyone who wants great food for a great price should eat here. It is a bit of the beaten path, but it is well worth the hike!

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My wife and I were walking aruond our neighborhood, looking for a casual, romantic place to have a nice meal. We looked at the reasonable priced menu on the street and decided to try it. It was wonderful. My wife thought I planned this romantic evening for her, and who am I to not take credit, though I finally admitted to her that we just got lucky when we stumbled into this little gem of a restaurant. The waiter made all of the specials sound so enticing, that we ordered each one! And they were all delicious. Dessert was great, too. He made the Bananas Flambe right in front of us, while people peeked in from outside to see the flames shoot in the air. I would selfishly want to help keep this place a secret, but I have to recommend it highly, so other people could enjoy the kind of evening we were lucky enough to have. Service was the best I have seen in a long time anywhere. We can't wait to go back.

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★★★★★

My wife and I were walking aruond our neighborhood, looking for a casual, romantic place to have a nice meal. We looked at the reasonable priced menu on the street and decided to try it. It was wonderful. My wife thought I planned this romantic evening for her, and who am I to not take credit, though I finally admitted to her that we just got lucky when we stumbled into this little gem of a restaurant. The waiter made all of the specials sound so enticing, that we ordered each one! And they were all delicious. Dessert was great, too. He made the Bananas Flambe right in front of us, while people peeked in from outside to see the flames shoot in the air. I would selfishly want to help keep this place a secret, but I have to recommend it highly, so other people could enjoy the kind of evening we were lucky enough to have. Service was the best I have seen in a long time anywhere. We can't wait to go back.

Pros: Just about everything

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My boyfriend and I were looking for a cute italian restaurant and stumbled into Italianissimo by chance because it looked charming from the outside. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent, the food delicious and the ambiance was perfect. It is a sliver of a place with exposed brick walls and perfect mood lighting. It was a wonderful; experience and I expect we will be going back frequently.

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I were looking for a cute italian restaurant and stumbled into Italianissimo by chance because it looked charming from the outside. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent, the food delicious and the ambiance was perfect. It is a sliver of a place with exposed brick walls and perfect mood lighting. It was a wonderful; experience and I expect we will be going back frequently.

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I feel compelled to write about this restaurant seeing as it was the venue for my first date with my boyfriend! I've lived on the UES for a number of years and never recognized this restaurant before but when escorted here on my first date I couldn't get over how cute and cozy it was. It's a tiny space which makes it all the more romantic. When we first sat down we were handed an extensive wine list which the waitor graciously went over with us in detail. This helped to lighten our mood!!! The appetizers were delicious and the dinner was authentic italian. We have since gone back here a number of times and have yet to be disappointed. If you're looking for a good date/romantic type setting I highly suggest trying this restaurant out!

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★★★★★

I feel compelled to write about this restaurant seeing as it was the venue for my first date with my boyfriend! I've lived on the UES for a number of years and never recognized this restaurant before but when escorted here on my first date I couldn't get over how cute and cozy it was. It's a tiny space which makes it all the more romantic. When we first sat down we were handed an extensive wine list which the waitor graciously went over with us in detail. This helped to lighten our mood!!! The appetizers were delicious and the dinner was authentic italian. We have since gone back here a number of times and have yet to be disappointed. If you're looking for a good date/romantic type setting I highly suggest trying this restaurant out!

Pros: Wine List

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On what has become a street of impressive Italian restaurants, Italianissimo is a jewel with cuisine from the "best of Italy." The melanzane rollatine appetizer is a crafty presentation of eggplant, tomato and ricotta cheese and almost as…

 

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