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Lusardi's Restaurant

1494 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1346
+1 212-249-2020
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1494 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1346
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Time stands still at this neighborhood italian !!!! TErrific host makes you feel right at home.....nice waiter and food good! A nice place for a nice dinner!!!!!!

Thank sandiShreveport_la_
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a typical NYC day until we stepped into Lusardi's and found we had been swept by a magic carpet to Italy, into someone's home and warmly greeted by a family we had never met. We were there to celebrate friends' 46th anniversary. We...More

Thank lynn l
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We celebrated a miracle today. We eat here often for lLunch and it's marvelous. It's nice For Dinner- but Lunch time is much nicer.It's quiet, civilized and the food is exceptional. Traditional Italian Food. It couldn't be better than this!

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience from cocktails through dessert. The service was perfect; attentive but not fussy. The server made a great recommendation for wine which was delicious and reasonably priced by New York standards. We ended up getting a second bottle to split among the 4 of...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We dined here once again as it has become one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants in the city. The food is typical Italian and it was served by Italian waiters, who could not have been more expert in their service.

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 8 May 2017

From start to finish a great experience. Food was excellent and the staff are very helpful and recommended really good food and wines. At the end of the night, we realized we were the only party left, and we were told not to rush, everything...More

Thank Teenzone
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We lost interest inner dinner early on. Nothing special, nothing new, nothing inventive. I could cook this at home!

Thank Ann608
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We were trying to go to Rao's but had no luck getting in. Just as well. This restaurant had such bether ambience and the staff was friendly and the food and drinks were amazing. So glad we did our resarch.

Thank MasonNeckTraveler
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We can not say enough wonderful things about this Italian restaurant. The restaurant is small in size but feels spacious and comfortable. My husband and I have been going to this restaurant for many years. It is truly a special neighborhood gem. The food is...More

Thank maureenhardin
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Our friends took us to one of their favorite local neighborhood restaurants. Very good Northern Italian food and a very good wine list. We had the calamari, braised rabbit, Carpaccio, veal tenderloin and ravioli stuffed with sausage. All the dishes were cooked perfectly and flavorful....More

Thank drl_smit-may
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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10 November 2016|
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Response from Jack G | Reviewed this property |
I would say that it depends upon whether you have drinks. Three of the four people had mixed drinks and the bill was still just over $300.00 for the 4 of us.
27 September 2015|
Response from SwitzerNYC | Reviewed this property |
I would guess a day or two is sufficient.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1494 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1346
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-249-2020
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