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Lusardi's Restaurant

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Upper East Side
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1494 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1346 (78th)
+1 212-249-2020
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Lorton, Virginia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We were trying to go to Rao's but had no luck getting in. Just as well. This restaurant had such bether ambience and the staff was friendly and the food and drinks were amazing. So glad we did our resarch.

Thank MasonNeckTraveler
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We can not say enough wonderful things about this Italian restaurant. The restaurant is small in size but feels spacious and comfortable. My husband and I have been going to this restaurant for many years. It is truly a special neighborhood gem. The food is always near perfect. Pasta with clam sauce is probably the best anywhere. When veal is... More 

Thank maureenhardin
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207 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Our friends took us to one of their favorite local neighborhood restaurants. Very good Northern Italian food and a very good wine list. We had the calamari, braised rabbit, Carpaccio, veal tenderloin and ravioli stuffed with sausage. All the dishes were cooked perfectly and flavorful. The best dessert was the pistachio tart with white chocolate ice cream. The bill with... More 

Thank drl_smit-may
New York City, New York
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215 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Good food. Good service. Reasonably priced What else could u ask for. And they don't try to push u out for the turnover.

Thank Marilyn A
New York City, New York
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been regularly going to this neighborhood restaurant for years (we do not live far). Always a pleasure to dine at this restaurant. The specials are well, special! And so are most of the appetizers. This time we had mussels (they were superb) and for the main dish we tried the dover sole. Not inexpensive (brought... More 

Thank Henry L
New York City, New York
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

When you walk in your warmly greeted by both staff and the very traditional setting. It all feels very comfortable and relaxing, raising your spirits for the evening. Although small with tables close, the acoustics are perfect and dinner conversation can be heard by all. The menu also is classic Italian and prepared perfectly. Our table of 4 all had... More 

Thank Richard L
Cleveland, Ohio
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183 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Exceptional service with large wait and support staff. Clearly white linen establishment with exclusively male waiters. Broad menu done very well over the 5 meals we had. Broad menu selection with some rare Italian wines available. Especially liked the Paccheri in salsa affunicata as a vegetarian. Other vegetarian dishes though this is not a vegetarian restaurant by any means. Tartufo... More 

Thank Llibsenoj
Long Island, New York
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here for the first time with a client that lives on the UES of Manhattan. Great Italian food and wine. The whole wheat tagliatelle was home made and delicious served in a simple tomato ragu. I went old school and had the veal parm. The menu had many more choices- classics like chick scarpiello as well as venison... More 

Thank daskfkagemma
New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Lusardi's is an upper east side institution, favored by an older, very sophisticated clientele. The guests tend to be world travelers who are both knowledgeable and demanding. Include my wife and me as belonging to this discerning club. It is therefor with the highest standards in mind that we recommend this always reliable, always friendly and always wonderful restaurant. The... More 

Thank bukfenc
New York City
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104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Lusardi's is one of those restaurants that you can easily pass by. It is long and narrow so that it has small exposure on Second Avenue. It has been there for years, so for New Yorkers it is easy to ignore. But it is a treat and should not be missed. Lusardi's has great food, really nice ambience and is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1494 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1346
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-249-2020

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