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Giambelli 50th Restaurant

46 E. 50th St., New York, NY 10022 40.757629 -73.975146
nr. Madison Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-688-2760 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 51st St.; E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Classic NY
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar




This venue is closed.

In a city that often values trendy over traditional, Giambelli 50th Restaurant, an elegant Northern Italian sanctuary across the street from the New York Palace Hotel, unabashedly celebrates the time-honored. Established in 1959, its furnishings have hardly changed: off-white walls, light brown banquettes, picturesque paintings, Classical bronze statues, and riotously colorful floral arrangements. The older, upscale clientele (the restaurant cooked for His Holiness Pope John Paul II in 1995), come for everything from caviar to humble artichoke hearts to beef and fish carpaccios. A pate di Strasburgo also entices. Impeccably prepared pastas are sauced with voluptuous cream, salty prosciutto, onions, basil, and a variety of meat-laden sauces, as well as vibrant pesto. Risotto is worth the 20-minute wait. Chicken and veal dishes dominate the main offerings and are sautéed with butter, sage, rosemary, mushrooms, and white wine; lamb chops, calf’s liver, sirloin steak, and Milanese tripe add intriguing variety. Veal scaloppine Francescana is stuffed with a nutty Fontina cheese and sharp prosciutto. Shrimp fra diavolo cavort in a gently spicy tomato sauce sided with toothsome spaghetti. As a final departing gesture, a long-stemmed rose is bestowed to each female guest.

Recommended Dishes

Vitello Francescana, $28; gamberoni fra diavolo con spaghetti, $35