686 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 245-5302
Fax: (212) 245-5302
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Cuisines: Fine Dining, Mediterranean, Caterers, Family Style, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
03/15/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Attention Jewish customers from upper east side, west side and midtown. be very careful the owner originally from southern Italy by the name of Tony,
(also the owner of Amarone Restaurant) is a anti semitic, racist, anti jew,
with a bigotry behavior toward Jews! This man is a fake, incompetent,
illiterate and doesn't even speak proper English with a heavy Italian southern accent.
Tony the owner of Azalea restaurant is a pathetic Albanian lover, he hates his own people from Italy.
Please did you realize that there aren't Italian employees? no Italian waiter,
no Italian busboy, no Italian manager and NO Italian Chief?
And there worst of all that the employees working at the restaurants are illegal alien with criminal record from Romania, Albania, Mexico and Equador! the kitchen staff is not even Iitalian and the food is prepared and cooked by illegal alien from mexico and the chef by the name of Alex is not even Italian but an immigrant from Mexico!
ATTENTION: The labor department is investigating the owners of both restaurants,
Azalea restaurant and Amarone for violating Federal and state Law by illegally
confiscating all the wanters tips and refusing to pay all his employees!
It is also investigated for violating labor law by underpaying his employees and not even meeting the minimum wage required by law. the food portions are extremely small, overpriced and it takes for ever to come out from the kitchen! do yourself a favor save your money and go eat somewhere else!
The food sucks, very poor taste, old frozen fish, small portions and overpriced!!
10/12/2009Provided by Citysearch -
First of all managed by a great guy, Tony, from Lazio. It gurantees great quality, personal touch, great food and great atmosphere, you feel at home, well...actually you feel like you are in Italy, eating better than in Italy.
The past is hand made and gorgeous, the pomodor sauce hand made by Tony's mother with best tomatoes and fresh basil is the best I ever had. The liguine a la vongoli, the raviole, the veal picatta, I tasted them in my several visits and the taste is like a dream. And the wine is typical Italian with a great choice.
And price? The food and the wine is priced in a way you will come back becasue they don't rob you.
Finally, the personal hospitality by the owner and manager, Tony, makes you have an unforgettable time. The food and the wine are only part of the good time. The overall experience makes you come back and recommend to your friends.
02/24/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I said it before, the best rating I could ever give a restaurant is the fact that I see Italian tourists frequent it. Because it's authentic. The Pomodoro sauce is wonderful, I just get it with rigatoni and it's fantastic. Fresh basil...well fresh everything. Now I'm in love with their Fusilli Norcia, which is a red sauce with sweet and hot italian sausage, I never get tired of it. I also recommend the Brodetto with Red Snapper. It's a great portion of red snapper with shrimp, mussels and clams. The Three Cheese Risotto is rich and wonderful, and has always been perfectly cooked. It's the perfect local place for foodies in the hood to sneak off to for a few drinks or great, simply prepared Italian food. And the delver! Tony, the manager is a great guy, friendly and interested in his customers. The service is fantastic. Very relaxed.
05/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
There was good Italian food and the service was great. The hostess was friendly and personable, and the place was comfortable. I would definitely go again and the party of 6 women I was with all agree. I had the pasta primavera that was awesome, Thanks Tony for the great service.
03/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Fresh Pasta, nice sized portions, top notch service - and the ever present and smiling Tony (owner, host...etc) I?ve been eating here for years and I love it - and recommend it to everyone.
Please note - Amarone is a big Pre-Theatre spot - so it?s not quiet and is usually crowded. Less for a romantic date and more for a fun group to enjoy.
EXCELLENT wine selection, EXCELLENT food.
Enjoy, and make sure you say hi to Tony.
03/21/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Amarone Ristorante is my favorite restaurant in New York City. Every time I go there it is a beautiful and great experience. I'm always greeted warmly and seated promptly according to my reservation. Amarone has delicious Italian food that tastes like it comes from an Italian grandmother's kitchen, but is presented artistically. Every dish is delicious, starting with an antipasti, pasta aldente, pesci, carni and pollo. Amarone has amazing wine list (the best I've ever seen). An of course you can't forget to order a homemade dessert. Tiramisu is the best in NYC, chocolate cake with hazelnut gelato is excellent.
The service is excellent and always helpful. The owner -Tony is very friendly and is all over the place making sure everything is in order.
Try this absolutely fabulos restaurant, you will definitely not be disappointed. It is a GEM!!!!
08/17/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Though it is a great place for a pre-broadway meal, I suggest going after 8pm when the hectic rush to get customers out to the show is over. Ask for Toni. Request the fresh pasta with the porcini mushrooms and truffle sauce. Then select a great bottle of Amarone, for example Bertani 1998. The mozzarella di bufala from Italy is the freshest around. This will be the most relaxing and the best meal you've had all year. Then sit back, have an espresso, enjoy any of the great desserts (my favorite is the tartufo) and relax some more. The waiter comes over and enhances your experience with a good Riciotto dessert wine. Have a few. Stay there until 1:30 in the morning. The owner will sit down and enter you in an interesting conversation. This is truly la dolce vita. If this restaurant were right next to DaSilvano in the Village, the service and the food cannot be compared. No contest. Please go to Amarone as only a true Italian like myself who knows good food, good wine, and nice people can tell you. My fiance and her mom were wowed in my company. It truly is a diamond in the rough.
01/02/2006Provided by Citysearch -
My wife and I had dinner at the Amarone Ristorante ( 686 9th Ave) while in NYC. The food and service were exceptional as was the price. Zagat rates this restaurant a 19 for food, 14 for décor and 19 for service. I would rate the food at least a 24 and serice a 25. I agree with the décor rating. Overall, a very good food and a very good value.
10/29/2005Provided by Citysearch -
I found this place to be inviting and warm but service a tad pushy. The food is tasty but nothing you can't find at other good Italian restaurants. Had the riccatto fettucine and it was good, my friend had the sea bass special and he enjoyed it too.. we shared our dishes and both of us were not feeling well afterwards. Overall, I would recommend it if you are in the area.
09/21/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Living in the area, I can't tell how many times I have been to this restaurant, but I can say that I have never been disappointed. The food is some of the best I've found in the city;always fresh and always prepared ""just like Mama used to make"". The wines are among the best I've ever had, especially the Amarones. Great place to take a break from the city and feel like your in a little restaurant in Italy.