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Posted by RT on 02/22/2007
My daughter and I had dinner here recently on a Tuesday night. Reservation for 7:30 - took about 20 minutes to get seated. The place was crowded and lively. The wait was hardly noticeable since it was fun to sit at the bar and survey the room. The food was excellent. My spaghetti puttanesca was perfectly seasoned, making a familiar item seem new. Her pasta special (penne with tomatoes and mozarella) was simple but delicious. Service was attentive but unobtrusive. The hostess/owner was welcoming and gracious. Could not have asked for more.
Posted by TDS on 02/16/2007
Had a great dinner there. The service was very accomidating, and the pastas we had were delicious.
Posted by upper east sider on 09/17/2006
great food, but you better go once a week for them to even acknowledge your existence....celeb sightings regularly, great chicken francese. They can make any pasta you want... Reservations a must. Overall, great for new yorkers.
Posted by James on 07/14/2006
As Frequent travelers to NYC, we usually try different restaurants, but always return to Elio's. This place has it all, atmosphere, service, and the food is incredible.
Posted by Food Lover on 01/31/2006
This place is one of those classic places that never goes out of style. The best pasta in NYC-- no contest. Considering what they have to put with (packed, noisy, and sometimes impatient people), the service is excellent. The food is well worth the price! No wonder it's so hard to get a table!
Posted by TRACEY LORE on 01/25/2006
I've been dining at Elio's for well over a decade. The food has been consistently excellent. The linguine with white clam sauce is one of my favorites and is always very tasty. The specials are always great and I have to say the service is excellent, in fact, they may be over-atttentive at times and the food comes out very quickly. I've seen celebrites there many times, the ambience is exciting and very much alive. The waiters are classic.
Posted by Fine Diner on 11/20/2005
We had a very good experience despite the warnings in the other reviews. The place is over-crowded with well dressed diners that seem to never stop coming in. The crowd got much younger as the evening went on. The people watching factor is high all night long. When ordering, trust your waiter's recommendations - we ended up with three entrees that were not on the menu and were very pleased both with quality and portion size. Make sure you order the antipasto appetizer - it was huge and spectacular! The buffalo mozzarella in the apppetizer is simply unbelieveable. Overall, the food was great, service was very good and the atmosphere, although extremely overcrowded, was somehow pleasing as a result of all the interesting people that continuallly pour through the front door. We will go back again.