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Gina La Fornarina - West Side

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Upper West Side
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279 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10023-2103 (73rd)
+1 212-874-6556
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place , been there twice while in n NYC Our friend which is American has this place as her local restaurant

Thank FerCastroUK
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall the restaurant seemed pleasant enough ,nice decor and attentive staff. Got a table for 3 reasonably quickly and checked out the menu.The menu did seem a bit pricey and I went for the deal which included bottle of red wine @ 30 dollars plus 3 courses.My wife and sister in law went for the dishes of the standard menu.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Every time I go to the Beacon Theater on Broadway and stop at this place, Great "light" Italian food that is always good, has great service, and has reasonable prices for NYC. Have always has a good meal.

Thank Bob J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Ate here twice during our week in New York. The food was excellent. Lots of flavour in every dish and really friendly staff.

Thank julietpia
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The outside seating was very pleasant. However, for the price of the menu, we expected very good pastas. My salad was bland with not much dressing. My pasta was essentially a lot of pasta, very little vegetables and very little sauce.

Thank SinbadNY
Victoria, B.C.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stopped in here on our way to the Beacon Theatre and explained to the hostess that we only had an hour and fifteen before our show, so would probably just be ordering something light and quick. We were seated right away but unfortunately, waited over 20 minutes before our server even came by to offer water. I realize that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The food is so good over here everything is fresh service very friendly. I recommend trying the avocado salad one of my favorites but the pizza is very good too!

Thank Erika S
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner on a Friday night and had the worst experience I've ever had at a NYC restaurant, and that's saying a lot. Service was horrendous and unorganized and the manager, who was there but doing paperwork, paid no attention to the failing restaurant around her. We were not the only ones disappointed. All of us sitting outside... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Me and the GF sat outside for a pleasant, typical Italian dinner: Salad, pizza, entrée, and a bottle of wine. It was a solid 4-star experience. Here are the deets (08/07/16): Prosciutto di Parma pizza, 18.95 Asparagus and beet salad, 14.95 Whole branzino, 27: Delicious sauce with a perfect preparation. Our server, Mari, reminded us that we had bread to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We eat here quite often because the food is clean the service is good the place is simple yet approachable and fun. The salads are excellent! They have good wines they have wonderful watermelon feta and mint salad. The potato gnocchi is my favorite. The fish is also quite good. While this is not a five-star restaurant I have never... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10023-2103
  • Public Transportation: 1,2,3 to 72nd Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-874-6556
Gina la Fornarina is an authentic Italian restaurant featuring specialty pizza and a thin and crispy focaccias filled with delicious ingredients mostly imported from Italy, and when it is possible, organic. Pasta from all regions of Italy and delicious salads are a big part of our menu, but do not forget our daily specials, where we feature delicious fish and seasonal ingredients in our recipes We have a liquor bar and great wines; make sure you try our antipasto platter with a bottle of wine or a carafe of our famous Sangria di Capri made with crispy pinot grigio and fresh fruit. We are always looking for the best quality & value so that we can offer our customers great products at the best price in a very welcoming ambiance.

We would love to help you celebrate your next event: at Gina we offer great party at a very smart rate.

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