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Gradisca

126 W. 13th St., New York, NY 10011 40.736959 -73.99812
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-691-4886 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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    9 out of 10

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Official Website

gradiscanyc.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 5:30pm-11pm; Fri-Sat, 5:30pm-11:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at 14th St.; F, M at 14th St.

Prices

$20-$29

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

8th St to 18th St., University Pl. to Eighth Ave.

Profile

A dark, romantic, and rustic dining room with red walls and low ceilings indicates that this Italian ristorante aims for a date crowd. Sophisticated and seasonal home cooking offsets the portion size (small) and price range (high). If you’re lucky, you’ll be there when the owner’s mother, Katerina, is in from Italy, hand-rolling the pasta and stuffing ravioli in the front of the restaurant. The homemade quality comes through in the subtle flavor and texture of the filling (ricotta and chard in the summer), which, combined with the delicate butter-and-sage sauce, melts in your mouth. Gradisca pushes the envelope by making seasonality the star of unusual combinations. Pork loin comes dressed with white peaches and Parmigiano fondue (with undersalted spinach on the side), for a beautifully bright and fresh dish. They don’t mess with dessert, however: Tiramisu is smooth and rich with espresso, and still fluffy.

Tasting Menu

Six-course tasting menu, $80.

Recommended Dishes

tiramisu, $10

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