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Abboccato

at the Blakely Hotel
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  • Italian
  • 136 W 55th St, New York NY10019 40.7634619 -73.979784
  • (Btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
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  • (212) 265-4000
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User Ratings (Based on 30 reviews)

3.285
Food 3.5 Value 2.9
Service 3.3 Atmosphere 3.4

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 265-4000
Fax:
fax
(212) 265-4007
Website:
www.abboccato.com
Place Order:
Order From Abboccato for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Delivery Take Out Major Credit Cards
Hours:
Breakfast Daily: 7:30am-10:30am Lunch Mon-Sat: 12pm-3pm Dinner Mon: 5pm-10pm Tue-Sat: 5pm-11pm Sun: 4pm-10pm
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Prix Fixe, Pre/Post Theater, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Private Parties
Min Delivery:
15.00

User Reviews

  • Abboccato

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/05/2008

    Midtown Italian Fave

    I've eaten here several times and never hesitate to bring business clients, friends or family. The dishes are simple authentic Italian. The crudo is nice, as is the grilled octopus appetizer. The whole branzino is excellent and don't miss the creamy white polenta with gorgonzola, best polenta I've ever had (except at home!). The wine list is solid with many regional Italian choices. The first time I ate here I tried a Don Antonio Morgante Nero D'Avola Reserve, which I fell in love with.

  • Abboccato

    Posted by dikamba on 09/02/2008

    Great food for Restaurant Week

    My husband and I chose this place for the recent Restaurant week. Pleasantly surprised. Very cozy romantic atmosphere. Really tasty italian food..reminded me of our tuscan honeymoon. really fresh simple ingredients prepared well. good service. we will definantly come back on a non restaurant week night and sample the food again

  • Abboccato

    Posted by Mrs B on 09/01/2008

    Do they read menupages.com???

    I ate here on Friday night, and the service was very good indeed. Perhaps they have read all their bad reviews here! The food is very good indeed. I'll be back.

  • Abboccato

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/09/2008

    Subpar Service

    I went here for lunch and experienced some of the worst service in the city. I am a vegetarian so I asked the waiter a few questions about the dishes to make sure that they were vegetarian. He seemed annoyed by my questions. He then pretended to ask the kitchen about my questions, but instead just made up the answers. I have been a waitress at numerous restaurants in my life and have never met such rude waiters. The food was decent, but you can get good Italian food any many other places in the city and avoid the horrible service... It's no wonder that the place was completely empty when I went for lunch.

  • Abboccato

    Posted by awinter on 04/07/2008

    Subpar Experience

    Horrifically rude staff - and really, I never complain about that. I went so far as to call the manager over. I explained to him that the waiter was completely ignoring us and the service was not good. He just shrugged his shoulders. Everyone seemed bothered to be working there. No one had a good attitude, a smile or a kind word. Plates were falling loudly in the kitchen clamoring. The staff was making no eye contact with the patrons. At one point the door was left open with the restaurant becoming quite cold. The manager was busy talking to a friend that had stopped in and was quite unhappy to be interrupted to ask to close the door. If management could care less, then that explains why the staff acts as they do. In the first dish we ordered, the marinated sardines, the onions were burnt and acidic. The pasta that we ordered was partially raw. No, not al dente (I've lived in Italy) but actually crunchy. Some other things were decent or even good but... There are plenty of places in this town to get a decent meal - no one should put up with this place. That is true regardless of cost. It just so happens that this is also quite an expensive restaurant which only adds insult to injury!

  • Abboccato

    Posted by LuvAbbo on 01/10/2008

    True Italian

    This restaurant pulls no punches when serving true italian food. Its not for the Carmines lovers in this world. It's the closest thing to the "boot" since we've been there. Pastas are the strongest point, in my opinion. We had a ravioli tasting that was great. Fresh food with top notch wines brings me back to our vacation last year, Thanks

  • Abboccato

    Posted by mb on 01/07/2008

    Really disappointing

    We ate here on a recent trip to NYC from Boston. The appetizer was the cold meat platter which was fine. We both had the pappardelle with rabbit ragu, which we loved in Volterra and have continued to enjoy in Italian restaurants in the US. This presentation was a disaster throughout. The pappardelle were too thin to hold up to the sauce, and arrived just past al dente, becoming quite squishy. The rabbit ragu was thoroughly mixed with the pasta and had congealed...it was possible to lift about half the dish of pasta by ing the fork near the edge of the dish. The only way to eat this pasta was to cut the mass into chunks...one could not lift a single piece of pasta. The sauce seemed to have had an addition of cream or perhaps just too much cheese...there was no clear taste of tomato and it looked to milky to be a true ragu. The rabbit meat was dried out, and there were some odd unpleasant chunks of something very hard...perhaps there were nuts in the sauce. After three bites, I gave up and did not eat the pasta. The bus person who removed the dish took it to our waitress and obviously was discussing the fact that I had not eaten the dish, but she did not ask me why I hadn't eaten it. She continued as she had throughout the night, mumbling at her shoes without making eye contact. For dessert, I tried the tiramisu, "Venetian style." Apparently, "venetian style" means there is no cake/cookie layer involved, just alternating layers of mascarpone and cocoa (with a thick enough layer of cocoa on top to make you cough of you were unlucky enough to inhale while taking a bite.). It was presented as a cylinder about 2.5" in diameter and about the same height. A small pool of coffee (liquid coffee) surrounded the embarrassed-looking cylinder. My husband's pear sorbet was quite good. Several pairs of customers near us looked quite happy, although they were quite involved with talking to each other and did not seem to notice the food one way or the other (the tables are close enough together so that there is little privacy...good or bad, depending on your point of view!)

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