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1712 First Ave., New York, NY 10128 40.778609 -73.948063
at 89th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-987-9260 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

80th St. to 96th St., FDR Drive to Park Ave.


This venue is closed.

A well-heeled crosstown cousin of the more casual but spiritually similar Gennaro, which is operated by owner Luca Marcato's best friend, Gennaro Picone. The two worked together at Malvasia, and Luca served as the best man at Gennaro's wedding. Luca is more genteel and sedate (of the restaurants, not the men), with a warm glow about the whole place. What's more, Luca takes reservations, whereas Gennaro is first come, first served. Luca has the better wine list and, food-wise, is both a little more ambitious and a little more expensive.

Recommended Dishes

Gnocchi with veal, $16.50; crispy cornish hen, $19