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Il Tesoro Ristorante

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  • Italian
  • 1578 1st Ave, New York NY10028 40.7742689 -73.950903
  • (At 82nd St)
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  • (212) 861-9620
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User Ratings (Based on 21 reviews)

Food 4.0 Value 3.3
Service 3.7 Atmosphere 4.0

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 861-9620
(212) 861-8608
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Order From Il Tesoro Ristorante for delivery & takeout
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Sun-Thu: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm
Lunch, Dinner
Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Gluten Free Items, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Private Parties
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User Reviews

  • Il Tesoro Ristorante

    Posted by jacki on 12/15/2011

    My kind of place

    Great beyond expectations. We don't usually look at prices when we go out, but when we got the bill we were happily surprised as it was such a great value for the several courses we had including drinks - veal chop and the venison steak, our appetizers of the best scallops grilled and perfectly cooked. The creamy dessert of white chocolate was fabulous. Cocktails were excellent, blood orange martini.

  • Il Tesoro Ristorante

    Posted by dana on 11/10/2011

    the best meal ever

    we are from the neighborhood and are so happy this restaurant is here, we love it and go weekly. great food, and very comfortable.

  • Il Tesoro Ristorante

    Posted by EGR on 11/05/2011

    Too expensive for this neighborhood

    This was my first visit. I went with someone who used to frequent the prior restaurant - Primavera. The only fish on the menu was on the Specials list and was $50-$55. That's a lot even for a restaurant in this neighborhood. The food and service were good, but my friend said the only thing they changed was the wallpaper. To me the place looked old fashioned, but did have nice wood paneling. They should have replaced the chairs! Very uncomfortable, like old Victorian chairs. I had the Sea Bass special which was good and the creme brulee.

  • Il Tesoro Ristorante

    Posted by Joyce M on 11/01/2011

    What a disappointment!

    We were so looking forward to eating here as we really miss Primavera. The whole meal was pretty disappointing. we were served cold, hard bread and it was downhill from there. My appetizer was unappetizing. The waiter asked if there was anything wrong, but when I told him it was not good, nothing was done- no replacement, no refund, no further inquiries. There are so many good places on the UES, we will not be returning. Sure do miss Primavera. :-(

  • Il Tesoro Ristorante

    Posted by Anonymous on 10/23/2011

    Bad First Impression

    We were very excited to try this new addition to the neighborhood but were sadly disappointed. The food was average. There is nothing to distinguish its food from 10 other Italian restaurants in the neighborhood. Maybe we were in the wrong place for a young couple but I also found the service to be quite rude. We showed up for an early dinner and the restaurant was empty except for another couple sitting at a spacious table for 4. Unfortunately the hostess proceeded to sit us at a very small table for 2 right near the entrance. I politely requested a different table and I was told by the manager that was the only table available to us. I repeat the restaurant was completely empty and it was early. Really?! Not sure why we didn't leave then. By the time the check came the restaurant was still less than half full. For such high prices this restaurant is simply not worth the money we spent.

  • Il Tesoro Ristorante

    Posted by Bruce Webster on 10/16/2011

    The best Italian on the UpperEast Side.

    We tried this tonight for the first time. The dirty martini was excellent. The focaccia was the best I have had this side of Italy. We go to Italy every year for the past 27 years. The food was devine. The fresh pasta was the same as in Italy.All of the food was fantastic and the service was excellent. This is evenbetter than Sette Mezze. This will be our new regualar spot for Italian.

  • Il Tesoro Ristorante

    Posted by Fisher on 10/05/2011


    I was once a frequent diner at Primavera, and expected a lot of bad things from Il Tesoro. They redid the interior of the space beautifully. They kept the wood paneling, but added an even more sophisticated touch to the place. I walked in, and the hostess/bartender seated me. She was beautiful, friendly and made an amazing martini, and that alone would make me want to come back just for a drink. The food was amazing, modern italian food for a reasonable price. I ordered the bass cooked ala toscana, and the fish was cooked perfectly. The service was incredible. My waiter never took his eyes off of me, and it was as if he had cooked the food himself. After our cocktails, we ordered a bottle of wine, and never once did I touch the bottle. The waiter was attentive and made me feel at home. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. I was truly surprised by every aspect of the place.

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