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55 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10012-2712
+1 212-274-8881
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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55 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10012-2712
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Have eaten here a handful of times and each time I return the food is always excellent. Their seafood specials should not be missed. Everything is prepared perfectly and their house wine is a must. I look forward to my next time!!

Thank MrDisnie23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read many positive reviews about this place, we decided to have dinner here. What a disappointing experience it was. The place definitely has some atmosphere but the poor service really spoiled it for us. The staff displayed a total lack of interest, hardly spoke...More

Thank Arno S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As for the food, I thought it was good, but not amazing! Yes, many famous people go there, and the place is very beautiful, but I always judge for the food more than ambience and service. We ordered a lot and shared almost everything. Clams...More

Thank Blina S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old digs....cool Vibes....GREAT FOOD !!!!! No reservations .....NO Bar....but.... Nice staff....great people watching and old fashioned aromatic italian food! I orderd chicken parm...husband...meatballs....PERFECTION!!!! Fun experience.....do go!!!

Thank sandiShreveport_la_
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming here for their pasta with home made sausage, meat balls and brachiole. Their shrimp fra diavolo is superb as most of these old school masterpieces. Are made to order so be patient. Their salads are authentic and are perfectly constructed together. Not a...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attentive service. Delicious salad and appetizers. Great house wine. Excellent entrees: ricotta ravioli and linguine with clams. Would go back in a heartbeat. Great Fathers Day dinner.

Thank Jenn R
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I'll always miss Grandma but being able to taste her cooking again is a significant treat,and a treat to be repeated. Emilio made us feel like we were at a family dinner, totally at home, and comfortable. Can't wait to go back.

1  Thank ANewyorkguy
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Went there for dinner with my boss yesterday. We had the baked clams along with the rigatoni in secret sauce for an appetizer. The clams were delicious, SOAKED in butter, the rigatoni was fresh and cooked perfectly. As an entree I had the Chicken Milanese,...More

Thank justinebaybe
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We happened across this restaurant almost by accident and had a very pleasant lunch there. They also catered for my wife who is coeliac with a delicious gluten free pasta dish.

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We saw them on one of Andrew Zimmern Delicious Destinations shows and researched and decided to give them a try. We had walked by them several times but never realized what a hidden gem it was. We arrived at 6:45 on Saturday evening hoping to...More

Thank IowaJim2015
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Response from NoraFrydman | Reviewed this property |
One of the reviews on Yelp did mention that the restaurant charged them $90 corkage fee. Keep in mind that this is a no-nonsense place, meaning the business is not threaten by guests, reviews, whatsoever. It's not a new... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10012-2712
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-274-8881
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