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Lusardi's Restaurant

1494 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1346
+1 212-249-2020
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
1494 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1346
Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 thefriedlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Good food. Good service. Reasonably priced What else could u ask for. And they don't try to push u out for the turnover.

Thank Marilyn A
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been regularly going to this neighborhood restaurant for years (we do not live far). Always a pleasure to dine at this restaurant. The specials are well, special! And so are most of the appetizers. This time we had mussels (they...More

Thank Henry L
Reviewed 2 February 2017

When you walk in your warmly greeted by both staff and the very traditional setting. It all feels very comfortable and relaxing, raising your spirits for the evening. Although small with tables close, the acoustics are perfect and dinner conversation can be heard by all....More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Exceptional service with large wait and support staff. Clearly white linen establishment with exclusively male waiters. Broad menu done very well over the 5 meals we had. Broad menu selection with some rare Italian wines available. Especially liked the Paccheri in salsa affunicata as a...More

Thank Llibsenoj
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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What is your average $$ range for an entrees
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.
How far in advance can reservations be made?
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
USD 31 - USD 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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