Altesi Ristorante

4.7
580 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located at 26 East 64th Street, Altesi Madison is one of the two restaurants of Altesi Group, serving lunch and dinner (as well as Saturday & Sunday brunch). Our recipes are rooted in Italy’s rich culinary tradition and the freshest seasonal ingredients. Conveniently located just off Madison Avenue, Altesi Madison has an outdoor dining space in its enclosed garden. Altesi Madison is a neighborhood gem for gourmets in search of elegant but authentic Italian food.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 580 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Altesi was very good ,location amazing ,general manager very kind and professional. Only one unpleasant note: we are Italians we love the bread and no bread available. Only bread sticks. We’ll come back again for sure.

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vipKarlK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb chops and halibut were delicious. Great wine list! Great covid outdoor setup and friendly service.

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vipApsaraDude
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner. Great service and food and our own space in back courtyard with attentive service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in Manhattan and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is wonderful

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vipLisaA
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We opted to sit indie. The ambience was a little lacking as it seems most people choose outdoor dining.
Food was delicious. Service was lovely. Our waitress was very busy but was attentive. A neighborhood gem!

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vipJoez
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place inside and out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant it’s amazing, the owner is always around making you feel comfortable explaining the menus, the history of the different wines.
For me the best dishes is the lamb, the rabbit ragu... but the tiramisu is the best one I have ever taste!
Amazing place!
We are frequently customers !

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vipJoez
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere - wonderful personal service and superb food. Excellent warm inviting vibe. Well-trained conscientious staff made dining in the COVID era safe and comfortable.
One of our top places in NYC!

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vipDavidD
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing gem of an Italian joint. Great service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and great service. Have been many times to this restaurant and I am always very happy with the food!

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MatthewM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the Polipetti as an appetizer as well as the Gnocchi as the main. The food was excellent! Great environment as well!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, and environment. Had a great conversation with the owner who made us feel welcomed and at home. Would highly recommend and will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Superb pasta and desert - ravioli and orecchiette are outstanding. Tiramisu is a must have

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vipKarlK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The food was hot even when eating outdoors in freezing temperatures !

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vipRonnie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Though I had never eaten here before the pandemic, during these very difficult times this restaurant aims to please...and definitely succeeds. Excellent food with beyond excellent service.

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vipKariB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and location for the Pandemic. Very safe and warm, especially on their back patio!! Highly recommend

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MicheleF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been fans of Altesi, its owner Paolo, and his staff, since the early days of the pandemic, when, at a time when restaurants had been summarily closed, Altesi began offering New Yorkers the opportunity to congregate and connect outside its premises. When we still could not enjoy food there, we ordered our anniversary repast delivered in June, and savored delicious gnocchi and ravioli, and a tasty beet salad. As soon as we could, we dined al fresco under the shade of a beautiful tree, outside, in the heat of the summer; the cuisine and the quality of the experience have been consistently superb, and we have returned with friends in the interim.

We have admired Paolo's pluck and perseverance as he has re-configured his Madison location to comply with the ridiculous COVID-19 guidelines, and always stop by to say hello en route to our perambulations in Central Park.

Our experience on Saturday was no exception to our previous visits; while I had been slightly concerned at dining outside in freezing temperatures, Altesi had converted its back garden into a cozy enclosed dining area, insulated from the wind, with heaters, and we were comfortable throughout our leisurely 4-hour repast. Our friends were very pleased with the quality of the authentic northern Italian cuisine, and we received the customary excellent service from our favorite server, Viola (a fellow singer), and others.

On this occasion, tasty soups del giorno, butternut squash and minestrone, complemented our favorite pastas, and our companions likewise savored the risotto, and delicious cups of piping-hot coffee, which smelled wonderful!! We topped off our meal with home-made tiramisu.

We will continue to do everything we can to support the efforts of restaurateurs such as Paolo, and hope that they will soon follow the shining example of their counterparts in Italy, Spain and elsewhere in defying the ridiculous restrictions of over-reaching civic authorities. Lunga vita alla resistenza !!

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AnnMarieM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altesi is marvelous. Fabulous food! Great outdoor spaces, friendly and efficient service.
Will definitely be back. The chicken is to die for, and I happen to love a simple pasta with pepper. Theirs is a winner.

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lorenl
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant has lots of outdoor seating, food is nice,. soups really good. They are trying hard to please. It was our second visit and we will return for a meal there soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. Service is fantastic and matched by the cuisine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for New Years Eve outside in the garden terrace. Delicious food and wonderful service!
Will go back!

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CarynD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect....food was incredible, service was wonderful, great energy. Our first time here..and we will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, excellent food, enjoyable experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful people

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vipRichardE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the only diners inside the restaurant for the entire evening! Friday after thanksgiving. Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The were super kinda and nice. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Highly recommended.

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vipdspf
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superior outdoor dining experience!

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vipGirllovesherfood
New York Area
156 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really beautiful and food is delicious. Excellent outdoor space.

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vipAsako
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place ! Food is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just what you’re looking for if you want a pleasant time with your partner.

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vipLisaA
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Service was very good. Friendly. Food was excellent. Outdoor dining with a nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have made the most out of their outdoor space. Very nice ambiance with white table clothes and candles. Makes you forget that you're on the sidewalk. Service and food was fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Outdoor seating. Only problem is that there was only one server. The busboy also helps but needed another server body. Food was soectacular

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sunday Family Dinner

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vipgloriasv
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place! Excellent food. Warm service, I recommend the Papardelle al Porcini and the Rack of Lamb.

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vipRonD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as always. Singing troubadour was a nice touch.

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Ruby
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very pleasant restaurant with a great prix fix lunch menu and delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food wasn’t up to par but the wine was very good.

FAQs

Altesi Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Altesi Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 759-8900.

Altesi Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 580 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.