• Arno Ristorante

  • Italian $18.95-$39.75
  • 141 W. 38th St.
    New York, NY 10018
  • Neighborhood: Midtown West
  • Phone: 212-944-7420
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Nestled between the theater and garment districts, this Northern Italian mainstay is so old-school that it's become the venue for the kitschy mystery show Murdered by the Mob. But when the dinner theater is dark, Arno caters to lunchtime garmentos and an evening crowd of Madison Square Garden eventgoers and off-duty Broadway performers. The décor has all the predictable trappings of a white-tablecloth, red-sauce joint: floral etched-glass partitions, reproductions of classic Italian paintings, and red-jacketed waiters. Thankfully, the stereotypes stop there. Arno’s kitchen demonstrates considerable skill, with a distinctive, light touch earmarking many dishes. A spongy mozzarella crostini is so subtly breaded that it's hard to believe it's fried; generous seafood risotto, tinged with tomato, marries the ethereal grain with tender bites of calamari, scallops, and shrimp; and a fat chicken breast stuffed with asparagus and shrimp isn't nearly as daunting on the palate as it is on the plate, thanks to a dainty white-wine sauce. The pear tart—served from a rolling dessert cart, of course—offers a theatrical, and delectable, ending.
  • Hours

    Mon-Fri, 11:45am-10pm Sat, 4pm-10pm Sun, closed

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Delivery Live Music Lunch Take-Out Online Ordering Good for Groups Theater District Business Lunch Private Dining/Party Space Catering Online Reservation Classic NY

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

  • Delivery Area

    36th St. to 40th St., Sixth Ave. to Eighth Ave.

  • Delivery Hours

    Mon-Fri, 11:45am-10pm Sat, 4pm-10pm Sun, closed

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