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Erminia

250 E. 83rd St., New York, NY 10028 40.776351 -73.954256
nr. Second Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-879-4284 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

erminiaristorante.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 5pm-11pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Prices

$20-$42

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

73rd St. to 93rd St., Madison Ave. to East End Ave.

Profile

Devotees of this Upper East Side ristorante keep its eminence a close-guarded secret—and it's not hard to see why. With hardly a dozen intimate tables nestled into a dark-wood, lantern-adorned cove, generous portions of homemade pastas, mesquite-grilled meats, plentiful fish, and a very fine veal chop, Erminia is the sort of place you want to share only with your closest friends. An understated, old-country formality rules the day here. Owned and run since 1985 by the Lattanzi family, the cuisine bears the influence of the clan's native Rome: Artichokes play starring roles; the fresh fish soup is served in marinara sauce. Hearty fare like Pollo e Salsiccia, tossed with porcini mushrooms and sharp balsamic vinegar, has fragrant hints of fennel and rosemary. Rolled pasta is rich and eggy, packed with ricotta, mozzarella, and spinach, and perched on a bed of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes. A creamy homemade mozzarella is served warm, and fairly exhibits its roasted red pepper slices and pesto dressing like royal vestments upon the plate. Saving room for dessert proves rewarding: Erminia possesses that holiest of trattoria grails: a lighter-than-air, judiciously liquored tiramisu.

Recommended Dishes

Lombata di vitello, $42

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