- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Duck ragu and black truffle puree with brussel sprouts
Filled with braised veal and tossed in diced fresh tomatoes and pistachio sauce
Thinly sliced beef with shaved white mushrooms, arugula, parmigiano and truffle oil
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.
Delicious! Great service
Lamb chops and halibut were delicious. Great wine list! Great covid outdoor setup and friendly service.
Very nice dinner. Great service and food and our own space in back courtyard with attentive service.
Best Italian food in Manhattan and great service.
Staff is wonderful
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!
Great place inside and out!
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!
We are frequently customers !
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!
An amazing gem of an Italian joint. Great service and great food.
Always wonderful food and great service. Have been many times to this restaurant and I am always very happy with the food!
I highly recommend the Polipetti as an appetizer as well as the Gnocchi as the main. The food was excellent! Great environment as well!
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!
Superb pasta and desert - ravioli and orecchiette are outstanding. Tiramisu is a must have
Delicious! The food was hot even when eating outdoors in freezing temperatures !
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.
Excellent food and location for the Pandemic. Very safe and warm, especially on their back patio!! Highly recommend
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 !!
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.
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.
Always wonderful. Service is fantastic and matched by the cuisine.
Great atmosphere for New Years Eve outside in the garden terrace. Delicious food and wonderful service!
Will go back!
Perfect....food was incredible, service was wonderful, great energy. Our first time here..and we will definitely be back!
Amazing staff, excellent food, enjoyable experience
We were the only diners inside the restaurant for the entire evening! Friday after thanksgiving. Amazing!
The were super kinda and nice. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Highly recommended.
A superior outdoor dining experience!
Really beautiful and food is delicious. Excellent outdoor space.
Love this place ! Food is amazing
Just what you’re looking for if you want a pleasant time with your partner.
Lovely restaurant. Service was very good. Friendly. Food was excellent. Outdoor dining with a nice atmosphere.
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!!
Outdoor seating. Only problem is that there was only one server. The busboy also helps but needed another server body. Food was soectacular
Sunday Family Dinner
Lovely place! Excellent food. Warm service, I recommend the Papardelle al Porcini and the Rack of Lamb.
Great food and service as always. Singing troubadour was a nice touch.
Very pleasant restaurant with a great prix fix lunch menu and delicious food.
The food wasn’t up to par but the wine was very good.
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.