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New York italian Restaurant Reviews

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Welcome to our New York italian restaurant reviews guide where you'll find top restaurants off the beaten path, both locally owned and chain. In fact, some of the best restaurants in the New York just might be the little mom and pop operations flying under the radar. For some of the best picks in New York, you've come to the right place.

Our New York restaurant reviews guide can help you make sense of the thousands of options out there. Happy eating!

Also check out our Best Restaurants in New York 2016 Guide

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Pizza Plus A Whole Lot More!

 4 star(s)  (08/09/2012)
“I have lived in the neighborhood for years and I'm always pleased with their service. Extremely friendly staff and the food is always consistently good. Pizza is not bad. The buffalo wings are my favorite.”

Barbarini Mercato

 1 star(s)  (03/25/2012)
“Terrible. Service was not quick My salmon dish wash not fresh nor cooked all the way.”

Giardino D'Oro

 5 star(s)  (07/09/2011)
“I love this place!!!!....truly a FAVORITE of mine. If you are looking for a place for a special dinner (in Downtown Manhattan) - THIS IS THE PLACE!!!!”

Federal Cafe Lounge

 5 star(s)  (04/29/2011)
“You're the greatest! JMHO”

Il Mattone

 2 star(s)  (04/16/2011)
“we were in the city for the weekend.....and decided tro grab a bite to eat along the tribeca area. we chose this place being it was very quiet and tables available...(we went in blind). we ordered a couple of drinks (wAITED FOREVER), then ordered some appetizers for the table. received our plates a ... ”

Bella Napoli

 5 star(s)  (02/23/2011)
“I absolutely love Bella Napoli! I visit New York at least once every 2 years and ALWAYS stop by to eat the delicious pizza. The owner and family are very nice and very helpful. If you are planning a trip to New York Bella Napoli is a must!!!!!”

Candela Candela

 5 star(s)  (12/16/2010)
“Candela Candela is one of my favorite spots on the East Side; I love to bring dates here and enjoy one of their amazing pastas or alternatively bring my friends to their excellent Mojito Bar.”

Bella Napoli

 5 star(s)  (12/13/2010)
“The food was great. At first glance it seems a little different but once you walk in it is very small and cozy. Very enjoyable.”

PJ Charlton

 3 star(s)  (09/14/2010)
“I'm not the type of person to write a review on any restaurant, but sometimes you have one of those experiences that you can't let go unknown.   I have nothing but amazing things to say about the food, atmosphere, and service at this restaurant.  I've spent many lunch hours here for great food an... ”

Bella Napoli

 5 star(s)  (07/29/2010)
“This is NYC's best kept secret. The Grandma slice is absolutely out of this world, with many layers of flavor with the blend of 4 different cheeses plus great sauce and flavorful crust. The entree portions are ABUNDANT and all reasonably priced.”

PJ Charlton

 5 star(s)  (05/05/2010)
“This restaurant is tucked away on one of the last most desolate corners in SO HO. However once you arrive it is an oasis of great food at reasonable prices in a very comfortable setting;always plenty of fresh floral arrangements.It has thrived there for thirty years under the same ownership. They h... ”


 5 star(s)  (10/13/2009)
“My girlfriend and I ate dinner here after a show. I've lived in Italy twice in the past for a total of over 5 years and this is authentic Italian fare, and done superbly. Our server (Annie) was super (attentive and helpful without being over watchful), as was the rest of the staff. Our salads, pa... ”


 1 star(s)  (07/13/2009)
“if you want terible cheap service then this is the place for you. the waiter are more concerned with getting drunk behind the bar then actual helping customers. why you ask? becuase is tip is included so regardless they will get whatever they want... complete ripoff. fried rat on a stick would have ... ”


 5 star(s)  (05/30/2009)
“I ate at Becco last night for the first time. The food was amazing, the service was great. Josh recommended some great wines for under $25 a piece. My husband, friends and I had a great time. It didn't hurt that we drank 4 bottles of wine.”

Casa Bella Restaurant

 1 star(s)  (01/01/2009)
“One of the worst dining experiences ever. Our waiter was rude, unattentive, & very unfriendly. My linguini with clams was completely awful. The linguini was completely dry, cold, and had only a little cream sauce underneath it on the bottom of the bowl, as if they had put some sauce in and thrown dr... ”


“My mother is from Italy and she is a very good cook. If you are looking for fine Italian food I recommend this restaurant.”

Boom Restaurant

 2 star(s)  (11/21/2008)
“I wandered into this very cute looking spot after a shopping trip for a light meal. The wine list was good, especially by the glass selections, but that's where the positive aspects end. The waitress said nothing but "yes" in response and wasn't friendly in the least. I ordered the Parma B... ”

Da Nico Ristorante

 4 star(s)  (07/28/2008)
“Good food not great but outdoor dining in the garden is great!.”

Casa Bella Restaurant

 1 star(s)  (07/21/2008)
“In an effort to treat my husband for his birthday, I took my husband and another couple out to dinner, July 2008. My husband and I have had good experiences in Little Italy in the past and so he wanted to try another restaurant there. The other couple had never been there and thought it would be a... ”


 4 star(s)  (04/26/2008)
“Becco is a great restaurant for those wanting to either get a pre-theatre meal, or a relaxing dinner post-theatre. There are wonderful selections of both appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The Caesar salad or the cold antipasti are both great starts to your meal. Make sure to check out the pasta sin... ”

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