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Restivo Ristorante

209 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10011 40.743449 -73.996069
at 22nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-366-4133 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Bistro, Italian, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

restivorestaurant.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 23rd St.; C, E at 23rd St.; F, M at 23rd St.

Prices

$12.95-$29.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

14th St. to 35th St., Fifth Ave. to West Side Hwy.

Profile

Joseph Restivo’s Italian cooking doesn’t strive for perfection, which he happily leaves for the Batalis of the world. But anchored by dishes from his family’s Italian-American pub in Jersey City, Restivo has since 1993been a reliable, intimate supper spot. When the weather cooperates, patrons savor the few tables outside, but the tiny dining room, with forest-green walls and trimmed in dark wood, and bar, a chiseled-mahogony antique imported from Paris, have their own appeal, especially for after-work locals. The menu hews largely to the familiar: Crisp, fresh calamari are toothsome and tender; velvety carpaccio is aptly paired with balsamic-coated arugula and paper-thin sliced Parmesan. Veal chop looks gorgeous but can turn up dry and flavorless on the fork; character and charm unfortunately have their limits.

Recommended Dishes

Calamari fritti, $9.95; carpaccio Parmigiana, $9.95

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