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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 good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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209 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-1806
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stumbled on this place accidentally when we were out walking around after a fierce pounding of snow. We rounded the corner and saw the quaint facade and knew that a warm italian meal was just what the cold night called for! We were one...More

Thank ah29
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We wandered in this small restaurant late on a Sunday and had a pleasant surprise- some of the best Risotto EVER! Linguine Vongole was also very good despite being slightly salty. Service was attentive and I would recommend this restauarant.

Thank JeffFlorida
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We chose this because of its proximity to the Irish Rep Theater and mentioned we had tickets for the 7 p.m. show when we arrived at 5. The waiter wanted to rush us to order but failed to tell us the specials. Once dinner was...More

Thank JandSNyc
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Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
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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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