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Mon - Fri12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - SunClosed

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Gente Ristorante Italiano offers a touch of Milan in New York City on 45th street. Gente means people ; our positioning statement is people, pasta, pleasure. Jay B. Mitchell, owner and executive chef, serves up honest well prepared Italian cuisine direcly influenced by his almost one hundred visits to Italy. Our soups are freshly made daily using all vegetarian ingredients. We serve Panini, Pasta, Pizza, and Salads that are all natural. We offer seasonal dishes like Roman-style baby artichokes and a long list of wine by the glass. Gente also has a fully licensed bar with a wide selection of alcohol. Gelato and sorbetto are flown in daily from Milan and we also have exceptional homemade biscotti. We have an array of specials everyday, guaranteed to please everyone's taste buds. Take-out from Gente is available as well. Our unique space is perfect for private parties, client presentations, or product introductions.
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Phone: (212) 986-8239

Primary Phone: (212) 922-9094

Phone: (212) 922-9094

Phone: (917) 791-5103

Fax: (212) 986-8239

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Went for dinner with my boyfri...

Went for dinner with my boyfriend, food was pretty good but I feel over priced, but then again the place is in Midtown...wait staff was nice, had Nick as our waitor, very attentive. The hostess was gorgeous, nice & helpful even saw her clean up, set up a few tables and serve a few drinks for other tables, dont see that very often, very informative as well, she recommended the chicken marsala w/ veg & the lasg... view more

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Bad Service - Poor Quality - Nothing Original

An overpriced restaurant claiming to be Milano style (but if you've been to Milan you know it isn't close). Jay claims he's been to Italy a 100 times but it's obvious his travels were as a merchandiser (his former job) for ladies fashion and not related to food. Nothing original about his recipes taken from others. So if you want to spend a lot of money, at a restaurant overseen by a merchandiser vs. a true food cr... view more

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Favorite Italian Restaurant!

My friend and I have been going here for lunch and/or dinner for many years now. Atmosphere, service, food and staff are fantastic! We are now friends with the staff which makes our experience even better. Brushetta is wonderful. The chicken piccata is in a light sauce with capers - fantastic! The Cosmopolitans are the best we've ever had. They also have a huge wine selection. The atmosphere is romantic, but is al... view more

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A gem in midtown

I was so pleasantly surprised to stumble upon Gente while I was in midtown with two friends recently. Usually, I eat downtown or in brooklyn and find midtown to be a hard place to find quality and affordable food. This place was amazing. We had a mozzarella and tomato salad that tasted like summertime in Italy, an amazing artichoke pasta dish and some side dishes that were flavorful, healthy and exquisite.. The wine... view more

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If this restaurant starts operation in Japan, No Way

I had a dinner yesterday with my friends. I ordered Tuna Tartar and Seefood Spaghetti. They could not maintain the quality of Tuna as fresh as possible, and as Spaghetti was too much boiled with too much tabasco, the taste was very bad.\r If this restaurant opens in the most competitive markets such as in Tokyo, it should be difficult to survive.

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Excellent service and food was good

Their bread and olive oil/balsamic was excellent. Started with the Minestrone which was thicker than most but tasty. For entree had the stuffed chicken (spinach,, prosciutto, fontina) topped with a mushroom marsala sauce with a side of pnne topped with their homemade marinara. The chicken breast was cooked perfect and the dish was good although I did find a small bone in the chicken. The marinara was way too salty... view more

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I have been eating at Gente regularly since I moved offices near Grand Central. I can honestly say this place has the best Italian food in the neighborhood - HANDS DOWN.\r \r The price fixed lunch menu offers a wide variety of selections, but my favorite dish is definitely the unique Artichokes, which will keep you coming back for seconds!\r

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Fabulous food at fabulous prices

The food is consistently excellent and I have been a customer for years and years. Jay always takes advantage of seasonal produce and will surprise you with a tasty treat. Super salads, perfect pizza, rapturous risoto.

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An Outstanding Night To Remember for rest of my live

great food great service this is my favert restaurant best pasta black white tagiolini thank gente staff\r

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Competition on food and service

The food was excellent, better than lot restaurants, could hold its own against any Italian restaurant in Manhattan with a very good price, and the service oh god you cant imagine everybody is very friendly from the owner to the sweet busboy specially Nick the manager he is the best. I can?t wait to go back next week to have a lasagna or \r Risotto seafood with my favorite cosmopolitan that they make .\r

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