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La Gioconda

226 E. 53rd St., New York, NY, 10022
nr. Third Ave.

Avg. Rating

Food: 9
Service: 10
Décor: 9
"Highly Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

100% would go back.

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Former NYer...In City On Business..Great Dining Experience!!

By gsmith3286 on 2/15/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I am a former NYer who comes to the City 3-4 times a year from Dallas for business and a food fix. For little time and so many choices. Well ..this time I wanted Italian...this place is OUTSTANDING in terms of value, service and quality of food. Had mussels, black fettichini "seafood special" /w shrimp, scallops, glass of italian wine and cappacino..under $50.. NYers, you have a gem here!

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108 out of 204 people found this review helpful.

Friendly unfussy gracious Italian in Midtown

By youngfogey on 11/4/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The perfect place to catch up with an old friend without straining your budget. The staff won't rush you, the food is just right (the lemony mussels a delicious appetizer), and the Mona Lisa theme is subtle (and, in the bathroom, funny). The service is welcoming, efficient, and unobtrusive (no small trick in a small room). So nice to have found a Midtown restaurant where you're not paying extra for noise, showiness, or hype.

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217 out of 426 people found this review helpful.

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