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Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan

Lattanzi Ristorante

Lattanzi Restaurant

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Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Dressy

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Romantic Post-theater Resturaunt

I had gotten a reccomendation from a friend about this Resturaunt when asking for a nice place to take a date and I was not dissapointed in the least. If you want authentic Italian food in an authentic Italian atmosphere, this is the place for you. We went for a late dinner after seeing a show and the service and food were phenomenal. My date loved her primavera pasta, and my chicken piccata was just the way I like it, lemony and with lots of capers. I would definitely go again, especially after the pre-theater rush, as the waiter told me it gets pretty jammed before 8:00.



Provided by Citysearch - 
wonderful roman cuisine

I went to Lattanzi with a group of friends pretheatre with out reservations.Fully packed!The Maitre di was kind enough to seat us in 5minutes.
We ordered Jewish artichokes and the specials Black taglionini homemade pasta.The boys attended to us quickly and we got our food service instantly.I highly recommend.



Provided by Citysearch - 
One of my favorite Italian Resturant right now.

My experience at Lattanzi Restaurant was one of the best so far.Thsi family/owned restaurant is very personable.The atmosphere is cozy and warm.
My waiter are amazingly attentive and accomodating.The food especially the Jewish artichokes and handmade pasta dishes is so delicious.
Matzoh bread is to die for!!
Great place to dine with your family if you want to eat authentic Italian food.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Avoid this place

the worst excuse for italian food i have ever had inflicted on me.....and the exhorbitant prices add insult to injury. the pasta was rubbery and bland. and the sauce that was supposed to come with it was apparently will find better quality ""italian"" food in a can of chef boyardee.
do not waste your time and effort in going to ""eat"" at this disaster of culinary talent or lack thereof. if only they had a flaming dish on the menu....i would have ordered it and hoped the flames would have engulfed the entire surroundings, thereby saving other unfortunate souls from this swill.



My Weekly Event

I love this place and I love the staff and I don't say that lightly. This is a family owned/run restaurant which extends that familiarity and acceptance to its customers. I come once a week religiously and have the most amazing dinner and wine.

The first time I came here I was flirted with shamelessly and looked after and attended to like a famous person and that was with Judge Judy sitting two tables down....that hasn't changed. Judge Judy takes turns with David Mamet and the cast of Saturday NIght Live and a few other famous faces I've give a second glance too, but they still treat everyone with the same jovial smiles, twinkles in the eyes and willingness to bend over backwards and make your experiences unforgettable

I come every week and sometimes more often if I'm in the city. I enjoy eating this food. Muwa! It's amazing!

Some of my favorites:

Jewish style artichokes

The spinach gnocchi

Chicken Paillard (my favorite) with a side of Veggies (yum yum!)

The chocolate Mousse! - with strawberries....



Provided by Citysearch - 
Excellent Italian

We had dinner for six people before seeing Memphis, we were running a little late for our reservation, yet they held our table on a busy Friday night. We let the waiter know we were going to a show so we wanted to order within a few minutes of arriving. The service was excellent, very attentive and on top of every detail. We ordered off the pre-theater dinner menu which provided lots of variety. The food was served hot, great taste, and nice presentation. You will enjoy your dinner!



Provided by Citysearch - 

I had dinner at last Saturday. The food was amazing and the wait staff very attentive and approachable, just really nice. I also liked the atmosphere very much. We were seated on time and it was very romantic . It is amazing how the cooks can make pasta taste that great! This place is definitely worth waiting for! And it won't even cost you a fortune. The best Italian in town. Just amazing!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Flawless 40th Birthday Party

My husband and I have been Lattanzi fans for nearly 15 years. We have eaten there with friends, family, clients and colleagues. I lived in Rome, and I am selective about which restaurants I recommend and where I eat Italian. I know that eating at Lattanzi will satisfy any (and every) Italian food lover ?even my boss.

My husband and I recently hosted a friend?s birthday (a big one) party at Lattanzi. Planning the party with Lattanzi was a breeze. The food ? artichokes, red snapper, veal chop with mushrooms, fettuccini and other dishes, some vegetarian- was fantastic. The service was warm, informative and really good-natured. We had some hard to please eaters on the guest list, but the staff patiently recommended and explained dishes, and everyone had a wonderful time. The party was everything we wanted it to be and while not inexpensive, definitely worth it and a great experience.



Provided by Citysearch - 
a New Yorker's favorite spot

I love Lattanzi! It's my local restaurant. I go their when I am entertaining friends and clients. I work in sales and need a restaurant which is going to be consistently great each time I go there. Lattanzi does the job!
I love the little bar in the back of their restaurant. I usually start with an appetizer of sauteed artichokes ( i think it is their house specialty) and a cocktail. Then for dinner, I love to share a plate of homemade pasta (if dining with friends and family)and then something else, like veal scallopini marsala. Yummy!
Eddie is one of the maitre d.'s. He's a charmer! The service is great, and the price is reasonable.



Provided by Citysearch - 
25 Years and still one of the best

Those who do not love this reataurant do not know real Italian food. One of the best in America, not just New York. Roman-Jewish cuisine with a Sicilian background. The best Mozzarella, Artichokes, White Clam suce in town. To taste it at it's best go after 8 O'clock and not on Monday, when the head Chef is usually off. A real treat, besides the food, is It remains a Ristoranrte that you can talk in and be comfortable, a trait slowly evaporating in New York. A must go to if you love real Italian food. P.SW. if you have room the Napolean is the best anywhere



Provided by Citysearch - 
still loving it!

My secret: If you are not going to the theater, then go to Lattanzi Ristorante after 8pm.
By that time, the pre-theater crowd will have left, and you will be able to calmly enjoy the warm and comfortable atmosphere and really great food without the pre-theater rush. i have been going for years for many different occasions, and still i think the food is as authentic as roman cuisine gets. I always want to get everything on the menu but i always end up ordering the same: bucatini alla amatriciana, (perfectly al dente), carciofi alla giudia (their signature artichoke antipasto) and last but not least, a combination of their desserts (i try to stay light).
i love it and would recommend it anytime!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Treated Terribly

We were mistreated from the second we walked in the door. The coatcheck woman was rude, we were seated by the bathroom, and our server became more hostile as the night progressed. He clearly did not want to be bothered with us. I will not set foot in that place again. I don't recommend it unless you're maybe wearing a mink coat.



Provided by Citysearch - 
good food bad impression

The food at Lattanzi Ristorante was lovely, but the service was comically bad as they tried to get people in and out as soon as possible. We really got a sense that they were just greedy and cashing in on the location. I think that from the moment we sat down at the table it took only about 40 minutes until they brought the bill, before I had finished my coffee.

We were still eating our starters when the mains arrived and they snapped, you done with these or not? And being rushed, I didn't notice that it was this expensive. So I will never ever return to Lattanzi Ristorante and I recommend everyone looking for a relaxed meal to avoid it. Impersonal and unwelcoming.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good food, but a little pricey

The restaurant was prompt in seating us and the wait staff was very friendly and attentive. My only qualm was that the table was very cramped for four and all the tables in the restaurant were closely spaced. The food was very good and the portions were perfect.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Friendly and Accommodating

Theatre crowd favorite, however; most people don't know it's the true secret - great service and great food AFTER everyone has gone to the shows. The decor and service makes you forget that you are in Midtown. Never feel rushed whenever I visit and am very rarely disappointed with the food. The wait staff allows you to enjoy your company compared to most places that are just trying to turn over the table. Would recommend it to anyone as a must visit if you are craving Italian food.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Service so bad this place should convert to a buffet

I know my title appears sarcastic, but it's really true. I don't have strong opinions on the food one way or the other -- it was ok, not amazing, but then again we ordered very standard dishes. But, please tell me that whoever is hiring the staff at this place had a personal debt to repay, owed a favor to a family friend, had one too many from the wine bottle ... something. There has to be an explantation because this was outrageous. I had no idea there were specials until I left, I dropped a fork as our waiter walked by and he just looked at it without offering me a new one, no mention of dessert before giving us the bill, and I was told there was no more fresh parmesan for my pasta -- even as another patron, who apparently was more important than me and my friend, was getting some. I pressed him on it, and he made a ridiculous excuse along the lines of ""oh, i'm glad he found it."" As much as I tried to control myself, I had to laugh.

The bottom line: 9th Avenue is the best. If you are thinking of stopping at Lattanzi, keep walking a bit further . There are many great restaurants right around the corner.



Provided by Citysearch - 
one of the best in nyc! buonisimo!

I love dining at Lattanzi restaurant because when I'm there, I truly feel i'm back home in Rome. Rustic and romantic decor together with a courteous staff and attentive service accompany the exquisite authentic roman cuisine. My favorite choices are the carciofi alla giudea, (the restaurant's signature dish) and then bucatini alla amatriciana which you will definetively want to have again should you go back, and the simple fresh mozzarella with tomato and basil, and last but not least, the veal with prosciutto and fontina cheese. Try not to eat all at the same time because you need to leave room for their homemade desserts which you will appreciate more if you can sample a bit of each! (dessert combo). buon appetito!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Biggest waste of money ever

I am usually one to afford any restaurant a second chance. I particularly do not like to publicize my bad experiences because I prefer to believe that it is not the norm. However, this was unreal. I have never sat so long without getting a single glass of water, and the waiter practically rolled his eyes after every question I had. The food was not only bland, but cold. Again, the waiter made a disgusted look when I asked him to heat it up and when he finally decided he had some spare time to bring it back, it was still cold. At this point, my husband and I had to laugh, and we only salvaged the evening by seeing how pathetic this restaurant could be. Well, it did not disappoint. We weren't even asked if we wanted dessert (probably because the waiter could not wait to get rid of us), and he stood over the table as my husband signed the cc bill. If it was up to me (my husband is too nice) I would have left him a penny.

If you want to have a relaxing evening with someone you love, please go elsewhere. The great thing about New York is that with every bad restaurant, there is another great place around the corner. Maybe it was just me -- there are plenty of people submitting reviews here that seemed to have a great experience. But, I just felt obligated to share mine.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Wonderful Italian Dining Experience!

My mother, sisters and I were looking for a nice restaurant in the theater district before seeing Mary Poppins (which was awesome!). I tried to get a reservation at Carmine's and after waiting on the phone for 15 minutes, they told me they were booked. It was a blessing in disguise. I checked on Citysearch for a highly rated Italian restaurant in the Theater District and found Lattanzi. What a great find - from the service, to the food to the ambiance we had one of the nicest dining experiences I have had in years. Some of the meal choices that stand out: Fresh mozzarella appetizer was oustanding (still warm and was made onsite). There was a daily special - Parpadelle homemade pasta osso bucco that was out of this world. Lattanzi is a wonderful restaurant and I will definitely be back!



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As my parents said Lattanzi it's a beautiful ,cozy restaurant .I was trying to make a reservation for New Year's eve but they were closed.
so, i made it for the day after for lunch before leaving for Chicago
i asked the waiter for the house specialty ,so he send us an appetizer combination of delightful homemade mozarella and tomato, artichokes, asparagus and mushroom follow by a sampler of homemade pastas....mmmmmm.
As a maincourse the fish of the day ..... was outstanding!
Definitely a good start for this year !!

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