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Restivo Ristorante

209 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-1806
+1 212-366-4133
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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209 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-1806
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Authentic Italian cuisine in this "residential" NYC area. The restaurant is tiny, but cozy and the staff is extremely friendly.

Thank Krislyn23
Reviewed 26 January 2018

The two good things one can say about this place is that it is kind of cosy and not expensive. The food however is boring and tasteless. I had chicken marsala which was pretty terrible and my friend, who is Italian, had a different chicken...More

Thank DieterK3
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

3 of us went here to try the lunch specials. I had soup and the others had salad. I had rigatoni with meat and one friend had chicken sandwich the other spaghetti with meat sauce. I thought the chicken barley soup was ok and my...More

Thank motherJo
Reviewed 22 October 2017

When we go to the Irish Rep Theatre nearby, this spot is super before or afterwards for a fine dinner. They pay attention to your time needs if necessary and present an attractive, tasty and affordable entree. The cocktails are well prepared and the staff...More

Thank Bobbie7
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We had a nice, pre-matinee lunch at this pleasant Chelsea spot. The lunch menu offered several good choices for less than $14. All our selections were very good.

Thank dangerFlorida
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a cozy little Italian spot in Chelsea where the choices are endless, this is a good spot. Took my daughter there for dinner and were very happy with the food, service and ambience. We started with a Mozzarella and Tomato appetizer...More

Thank dino758
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I don't go into NYC all that much, but when I do, I try to visit Restivo. It's a quiet haven on a busy corner in Chelsea, where the staff is always solicitous, the prices are moderate, and the food is simply delicious. My friend...More

1  Thank janiceo245
Reviewed 1 June 2017

When we are in Chelsea and want a quiet spot for delicious pasta and wine, we head for Restivo. We have enjoyed this restaurant for almost 5 years now. The pasta bolognese is the BEST.

1  Thank pajpaj
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant feels like you have gone back in time in NY. Very old school. Small venue with a bar. More like an old Irish pub feel to it but food is good. Simple Italian fare. I had the chicken parmigiana and pasta. Good sized...More

1  Thank martynsnook
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here on a Sunday night at 10pm and there was only one other table in the small restaurant. I ordered the penne special with ricotta and meat sauce which was very good. Another in our party of four ordered rigatoni with clam...More

Thank Str8frwd
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-1806
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-366-4133
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