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Orso

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322 W. 46th St., New York, NY 10036 40.76001 -73.988582
nr. Eighth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-489-7212 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Critics' Rating: ***

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10

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    2 Reviews | Write a Review

Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Official Website

orsorestaurant.com

Hours

Mon-Tue and Thu-Fri, noon-midnight; Wed and Sat-Sun, 11:30am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal

Prices

$16-$28

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Classic NY
  • Kids' Menu
  • Lunch

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

Everything about Orso–the wine carafes, the china, the photos on the wall, even the colors of the daubed paint job (all of which he chose)–is a reflection of Joe Allen's boundless passion for Italy. Though no other restaurant hosts so many Broadway stars and biggies, what gets Allen most excited is his paper-crusted pizza, the bristling mushroom- and crab-meat- and asparagus-strewn pastas, and the sauteed calf's-liver, which has more guts than most of the producers sitting in his front room. However, the best testament to Allen's longevity as one of the city's first bold-faced named restaurateurs is that Orso can be appreciated best at lunch, on a non-matinee day. Because that's when it's not a theater hot spot. It's just a really fine Italian restaurant.

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