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Antonucci

170 E. 81st St., New York, NY 10028 40.775899 -73.957153
nr. Third Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-570-5100 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

antonuccicafe.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, noon-11pm; Sun, noon-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 77th St.; 4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Prices

$15-$34

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

69th St. to 90th St., FDR Dr. to Fifth Ave.

Profile

This Upper East Side trattoria, formerly the site of Butterfield 81, is named for its chef, Francesco Antonucci, whose rustic cooking showcases his native Venice, with an emphasis on slow-roasted meats and fishes. Antonucci’s previous successes include Remi (in New York and Los Angeles), and he's on a similar track here: Tender braised-beef short ribs are ably abetted by a Yukon gold potato puree. There’s an ample swath of protein on the menu, from decadent calf’s liver with caramelized onions to salt-baked branzino; risottos change daily. The restaurant’s two rooms feel open and expansive, with modern abstract-art prints and sculptural touches like a gorgeous hand-blown glass vase. At the bar, diners can nibble and sip while watching the open kitchen. During summer and fall, the restaurant expands to the quiet, tree-lined sidewalk.

Recommended Dishes

Braised-beef short ribs, $30

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