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Ceci Italian Restaurant, New York, NY

Ceci Italian Restaurant

3.6
3.6
2703 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A Diamond in the Diamond district, a home away from home in Times Square NY, a New Show in the Theater District... A delicious Cuisine with the experience of a staff working together for more than 10 years, to add care and gusto to hospitality.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 307-5484

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Women

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining room is a wonderful choice for your next social or corporate event. Warm and inviting, our dining area can be customized to suit your many different needs, from an intimate, business dinner and presentation to a festive reception for 65 people.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (212) 307-5484

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Cross street

    6th ave

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on 46th Street at Central Parking System and Quik Park

  • Public transit

    F, B, D and M Subway lines stop at 47th & 52th - Rockefeller Center.. Buses coming down 5th ave stops at the corner of 46th street... <br />

  • Entertainment

    We have now private room, please contact us if you are interest for a private event.available for up to 30 pp, for your businesses and dining experience

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,703 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  1. M

    Mike

    Baltimore

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was fair. Service was good. The limited menu did not work well for my wife and I.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Food: Pasta dishes were just ok. Salads with chicken and salmon were inedible. Croutons were stale and had a chemical flavor. Ambience: consisted of a constant smell of cigarette and pot smoke emanating from the direction of the kitchen. Staff: one waiter. He was fine but spread thin. Liked Ceci pre-pandemic. Things have changed. We won’t be back.
  3. KS

    KennyS

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Disappointed. Had excellent meal in early 2020 but pandemic has not treated this place well. Menu was very limited and food was mediocre at best. "Calamari" app looked like frozen onion rings. Highlight was our waiter and service but he couldn't save our experience.
  4. NB

    NancyB

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    My family always looked forward to going to this restaurant. We ordered our usual favorites and was immediately disappointed. The fried calamari was frozen garbage that I could get better at a supermarket. They didn’t have the ingredients to make the drink I ordered and it just kept going downhill from there. Our server was nice throughout the bad experiences. He probably understands we see the quality of the food is not what it once was. Sadly, today was the last time we will be going to this once,wonderful restaurant.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Food was decent One person working the whole restaurant, host , waiter, cleaning tables Over priced The male was very nice and attentive for being one person working the whole front
  6. b

    bizjenn

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Surprisingly small menu. No frills plate. The steak was cooked well. The flatbread pizza was like something off the kid’s menu. The waiter was good and appropriately attentive.
  7. GT

    GTHJr

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good Italian food at a reasonable price with an excellent wine list. So hard to find good value in this part of town. Service is attentive. An excellent pre-theatre or just a nice respite from the hubbub of Times Square.
  8. K

    Karen

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Whenever I'm in NYC, I eat at Ceci's! It's just 2 blocks off the craziness of Times Square, it's quaint and quieter. Perfect location to have dinner prior to the 8pm theatre. Warm bread and butter served and food is phenomenal -- pollo parmigiana especially! It's a place you might not notice walking by, but you should definitely check it out!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It is not high priced for the area. Service was pleasant and fast.
  10. DC

    DebbieC

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    ordered the Penne Vodka. The menu shows a bowl full of robust, chunky tomatoes and basil. My order came out looking like penne soup. not a single tomato or basil and a ton of watered down vodka sauce. The waiter took it back and remade it. Brought back with 3 cherry tomatoes sliced in half, still no basil, same pale watery sauce but not quite as much.
  11. HT

    HelenT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Drinks were good but the food not so great. We ordered the meatballs and did not realize that they were bite size like the size of a gum ball and very hard. I attempted to cut with my knife and it took some effort. Although the sauce was tasty. I had the lasagna and my friend the chicken parm. I felt like this was precooked and warmed up. It did not taste fresh! Pasta dishes were good. Overall disappointed and for the price we paid it should have been better. I will not be back.
  12. KS

    KimS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Service was friendly. Charming and authentic atmosphere, if slightly dated. Odd that our meals took 35 minutes and the restaurant was not busy at the time - two-thirds of the tables were empty. Why does it take 35 minutes to make fettuccine Alfredo and spaghetti with marinara sauce? Sadly both meals were…not good. Very bland, sauce too watery, presentation lacking. My son said the spaghetti tasted like his schools cafeteria. We came to Ceci because they can manage gluten free and we do appreciate that a lot! but we would not return. People seem to love this place though. Maybe we came on an off night.
  13. k

    keta

    New York Area

    173 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good but we missed not having a cannoli for dessert. They weren’t on the menu this time. But I’ll be back.
  14. LC

    LynC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was terrible. Only 2 waiters on who were working so hard to ensure we were catered for. The restaurant was roasting and very loud.
  15. JS

    JS123

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Food service was very slow and the food did not look anything like the pictures in their menu. The calamari took 30 mins and came out looking like over cooked onion rings. The fettuccine Alfredo was really fettuccine in a milky soup.
  16. PS

    PeterS

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Good wasn’t anything extravagant but enjoyable and good sized portions. Service was excellent. Staff was friendly and attentive.
  17. L

    Lindags

    New England

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I was disappointed in Ceci. There was a very limited menu and my pasta bolognese did not have much meat sauce. The server left used salad forks next to our plates; we had to ask for clean forks. After the meal he asked us if we wanted coffee but never asked about dessert.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    After making a reservation and showing up to the restaurant it was closed.
  19. m

    michelec

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal, great service by attentive staff. Only sorry they didn’t have more business on a Saturday night.
  20. k

    keta

    New York Area

    173 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was so glad we were able to finally eat here again. Although the menu is smaller due to less people in the city right now, it was still just as good as ever.
  21. DH

    DanielH

    New York Area

    168 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    168 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to NYC at Christmas for 30 years (except in 2020) and this restaurant is always a must-do for us. They battled through Covid by doing takeout and we were relieved to see them again! The menu has been paired down but each item was thoughtfully prepared. Please support this restaurant - they are a New York treasure!
  22. KI

    KeepItLocal

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Not what it use to be.
  23. KH

    KathleenH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food is good, though the portions are quite small. Wait staff is understandably harried, resulting in some inattention (ex.: two members of my party were asked for drink orders, while the third was ignored), but not intentionally rude as far as we could tell. The prices would be more appropriate for higher quality (or larger portions), in my opinion.
  24. DC

    DanielleC

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We chose this place because we were able to get a reservation slightly later than another place in town, and it was okay. Staff was pleasant, but that is probably the best thing about our experience. I came with two others, and the food came out at different times and one meal was cold. When we alerted the staff, they simply microwaved it. The food itself was okay, but flavor was lacking. We ordered a few cosmopolitans and a margarita among us, and the drinks were also pretty plain and lacked flavor. We were happy to have found a table, and it was nice that we weren’t rushed, but I will not be returning or recommending Ceci to anyone.
  25. E

    Elle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice place, the ambience was amazing and the servers were very helpful.
  26. N

    Ncb126

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely little restaurant. Food was excellent. Service was terrific. Will return!
  27. C

    Catz

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was delicious but the portion size was tiny! At $23 for pasta I would have wanted more than 4 bites worth.
  28. CS

    ChrisS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were very disappointed. We made reservations and brought our adult children and teen after a special day at the theater. It took a long time to order. The portions were horrible especially for the price. They were a child’s size. The vodka sauce was watery and there were maybe 12 pieces of pasta. The chicken was not fully cooked. Several people got their food before us. The entire experience was terrible. Do not eat here!
  29. MA

    MichaelA

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Very disappointed this time. Haven't been there since before the pandemic and couldn't wait to go back with my family after seeing a live show again. Unfortunately the food was not good at all. Service also not that good. Definitely not how it was the multiple times I was there before. Will not be going back any time soon if at all.
  30. DC

    DCTheatregoerinNYC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Decent restaurant but terrible smells - both of sewage at the front of the restaurant - as a result, no one sitting at the bar or standing near the host's podium - a very noticeable stench that almost made us turnaround and cancel. But shown to our table, that smell seemed to dissipate. But then came the second round of bad smell; from mildewed cloth napkins or some of the plates, or the strange pizza appetizer; something (else) smelled OFF. It all dissipated, again, perhaps as the dishes or folded napkins aired out. But the food was really good. We ordered fusilli with vodka sauce, and gnocchi bolognese - both were very good and reasonably enough priced. The canolli for dessert was superb. We mostly forgot about the smell. They really should work on it. I'll return to check on it, that's for sure.
  31. A

    Alison

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The food was not very good and the service was poor. My gluten free pizza was not even cooked, dough got stuck to my fingers. It was not a good experience.
  32. GD

    GregD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food but super small portions. I’m not a bird.
  33. JS

    JaimeS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food was about what I could make a home using canned/jarred ingredients. The calamari from Costco is better - this was frozen and fried with a thick breading and no tentacles. The bread sliced thin, in a red/white checked disposable cont with a disposable napkins keeping it warm made me nervous about the quality meal we were about to receive and my concerns were validated.
  34. s

    shanimal

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very much missed the shrimp appetizer that I usually get.
  35. NN

    NicoleN

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter’s birthday dinner.
  36. J

    Jamaine

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, flavors, values and patience as our full party didn’t get there on time. We closed the place out and it was a great time held by all. Thank you, Ceci’s staff for a wonderful night catching up with visiting family. We will be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    I’m so sad to say this because Ceci has long been one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. However, today’s experience was just terrible. I was charged $28 for a portion of fettuccini Alfredo too small for a toddler and the “grilled chicken” I asked for was literally reheated short cuts. It was just terrible. They are certainly struggling since Covid and seemed super understaffed. The menu has been drastically reduced but I do hope they’re able to turn this around as they used to have some of the best Italian I’ve ever had and tonight was startling to say the least.
  38. K

    Kate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bread I’ve ever had! The place is super cute, food is delicious. I will absolutely be back!
  39. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m glad they reopened , it was every very good service, food , wine and martinis
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They are back, I have a wonderful time with my family we enjoy a delicious meal and excellent service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Ceci Italian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Ceci Italian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 307-5484.

Ceci Italian Restaurant is rated 3.6 stars by 2703 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Ceci Italian Restaurant

46 West 46 Street New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th ave

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on 46th Street at Central Parking System and Quik Park

  • Public transit

    F, B, D and M Subway lines stop at 47th & 52th - Rockefeller Center.. Buses coming down 5th ave stops at the corner of 46th street...

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Women

  • Entertainment

    We have now private room, please contact us if you are interest for a private event.available for up to 30 pp, for your businesses and dining experience

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 307-5484

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining room is a wonderful choice for your next social or corporate event. Warm and inviting, our dining area can be customized to suit your many different needs, from an intimate, business dinner and presentation to a festive reception for 65 people.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (212) 307-5484

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