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Lusardi's Restaurant

1494 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1346
+1 212-249-2020
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
A 2016 Certificate of Excellence winner from TripAdvisor, Lusardi's Restaurant is located in New York's New York City's Upper East Side neighborhood. The restaurant's notoriety...More
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
1494 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1346
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dining room is elegant, the waiters are formally dressed (no jeans here!), the tables are laid with white cloths, and the service is professional. If you want a more casual atmosphere, you can dine outside at one of the sidewalk tables. We were inside...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lusardi's serves really good Italian food. You want truffles (in season)? They got truffles. It's a reliable place that way. They also are what might be called "old school." The waiters are real waiters not college students temping for the summer. No waiters in jeans....More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed December 14, 2017

What a great restaurant. The food was excellent. Full of people and the staff were very nice. We had the Veal Martini which was pan fried veal with a lemon sauce that was incredible! The pasta was excellent as well. I highly recommend it if...More

Thank parisbt
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with a client here and I have to say, it was fantastic! This isn’t a tourist attraction, but it was full of locals so you know it had to be decent. The service is excellent. The drinks are great. The appetizers and main...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

I never tire of Lusardi’s. Great staff and my favorite dishes are always available. Classic NYC fine Italian eatery. Older crowd and crowded, but worth it.

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

This is our "go to" restaurant when visiting our adult children in the city. We discovered it a couple of years ago and now count it as one of our favorites restaurants in NYC. The maitre'd welcomes us like friends and even if we don't...More

Thank Commoncritic
Reviewed November 13, 2017

We had a great dining experience at this small Italian restaurant. The veal martini was amazing. Very tender lightly breaded veal in a lemon sauce. I was tempted to lick the plate. My husband's salmon was superb. My appetizer with goat cheese, arugula, pears and...More

Thank Wellesley
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Time stands still at this neighborhood italian !!!! TErrific host makes you feel right at home.....nice waiter and food good! A nice place for a nice dinner!!!!!!

Thank sandiShreveport_la_
Reviewed August 31, 2017

It was a typical NYC day until we stepped into Lusardi's and found we had been swept by a magic carpet to Italy, into someone's home and warmly greeted by a family we had never met. We were there to celebrate friends' 46th anniversary. We...More

Thank lynn l
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

We celebrated a miracle today. We eat here often for lLunch and it's marvelous. It's nice For Dinner- but Lunch time is much nicer.It's quiet, civilized and the food is exceptional. Traditional Italian Food. It couldn't be better than this!

Thank Lisa S
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Questions & Answers
November 9, 2016|
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Response from Jack G | Reviewed this property |
I would say that it depends upon whether you have drinks. Three of the four people had mixed drinks and the bill was still just over $300.00 for the 4 of us.
September 26, 2015|
Response from SwitzerNYC | Reviewed this property |
I would guess a day or two is sufficient.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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