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1370 York Ave, East 73rd Street, New York City, NY 10021-3410
+1 212-717-8595
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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New York City, New York
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1,563 reviews
798 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 685 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If they are serving a large group -- as they often do because of the number of hospitals in the area -- consider going elsewhere. The conversation of the group dominates the entire room; tonight there was a table of 12 doctors in training, we had difficulty hearing each other, and we could not here the guitarist at all, 20... More 

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New York City, New York
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1,563 reviews
798 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 685 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The food can be erratic but service is always extremely welcoming and helpful -- especially with descriptions of some of the chef's own contributions to Italian cuisine. The decorations are very amusing -- umbrellas cover the ceiling for example. Music is provided by a guitarist from time to time, and a recent dinner outside was noisy from the traffic but... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Excellent food, great service in this small neighborhood restaurant. The customers were a good mix of local and out-of-towners. The owner Simone has an excellent memory for people, On our second visit she greeted us as returning patrons and even remembered some of what we ordered which I found astounding. The rest of the staff is equally friendly and helpful.... More 

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Fort Myers
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I ate here once because I was staying in the neighborhood. It was great! In addition the HSS gives a 10% discount!

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Thank Diane I
New York City, New York
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1,563 reviews
798 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 685 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Small Italian restaurant convenient to the Hospital for Special Surgery. Clearly a local clientele; at least three tables were speaking Italian. Friendly and attentive service; very much a team effort, but not overwhelming or pressuring. Overall good cleanliness including the men's room. Decor is offbeat and charming -- Italian kitch with a smile. Beautiful fresh flowers. Very cold Peroni beer,... More 

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Four of us had a great dinner at Finestra last week. We were warmly greeted when we entered this nice neighborhood Italian restaurant. The soup, seafood salad, and calamari were a good start, followed by varied pasta and chicken dishes. All hot, fresh, and delicious. Nice wine list too. A sweet dessert, coffee, expresso, and a bit of Lemoncello made... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Pleasant environment. Nice tasting food, nothing too spectacular but ok for a quick dining out. The service was excellent and very prompt. We will go back.

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Arlington, Va
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Went here because was forced to for a family event. The food was not good. It was not completely inedible but not good. I don't think the ingredients were of the best quality. And I felt rushed unnecessarily by the staff. NYC has so many options. Don't waste your time here.

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Troy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

overpriced, especially the special, which was a small portion of slightly soggy trout. bread was a little stale. Salad was good. Food was fine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Beautiful dinner!!! Ckn parmigiana and fettuccini primavera 😍😍😍. Every time I come the food is excellent, they have also a great dessert!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1370 York Ave, East 73rd Street, New York City, NY 10021-3410
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-717-8595

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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