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Gina La Fornarina - West Side

279 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10023-2103
+1 212-595-6900
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
279 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10023-2103
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Website shows very bright Italian restaurant. We were quite surprised when we arrived to see it has morphed into a Mexican/Italian Restaurant - much different from what is shown on their website. Food was adequate. Service spotty. Probably would not return.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Only open about a month, but tried it twice. The first time, the Guacamole appetizer (large enough for two) was excellent but the entree came nearly with the app. Entree was very good. Returned a couple of days ago and this time told the server...More

Thank StlmanChuck
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Fun place with cute atmosphere. Been there a number of times. Dinner, lite bite. drinks and apps. Each time it fit perfect.

1  Thank 216mark
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Nice neighborhood and nice terrace. Not too friendly staff and very average food. Quite expensive as everything in NYC.

Thank Pekka T
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Gina la Fornarina, the restaurant on the corner of 73rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue is closed, but the owner tells us they’re planning to open again in a new location at 69th and Broadway. He did not explain why they were closing. He said the...More

Thank marianneNyc
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Unpretentious, delicious, well priced, cozy but not too cozy. This is a great local haunt. It doesn't feel like a super New York type of a restaurant but that's not a problem. And there's a nice outdoor seating area as well which provides pretty good...More

Thank bookpublisher
Reviewed 7 January 2017

As part of my Christmas present, my daughter offered to take me out to eat. I chose this restaurant to try something new. My daughter's turkey meatball pesto pasta dish didn't taste good. The meatballs were dry and the pesto sauce DID NOT taste like...More

Thank Melody d
Reviewed 19 December 2016

As tourists, we always love to go to restaurants that are in area were locals seem to go. The choice of pizza was great. The salad entrées were a little bit expensive but the price for the pizza was ok. So ended up only getting...More

Thank CPaquin
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great place , been there twice while in n NYC Our friend which is American has this place as her local restaurant

Thank FerCastroUK
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Overall the restaurant seemed pleasant enough ,nice decor and attentive staff. Got a table for 3 reasonably quickly and checked out the menu.The menu did seem a bit pricey and I went for the deal which included bottle of red wine @ 30 dollars plus...More

1  Thank doug56m
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Response from SaW43 | Reviewed this property |
They assure me that they have a full bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10023-2103
  • Public Transportation: 1,2,3 to 72nd Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-595-6900
  • E-mail
Gina la Fornarina is an authentic Italian restaurant featuring specialty pizza and a thin and crispy focaccias filled with delicious ingredients mostly imported from Italy, and when it is possible, organic. Pasta from all regions of Italy and delicious salads are a big part of our menu, but do not forget our daily specials, where we feature delicious fish and seasonal ingredients in our recipes We have a liquor bar and great wines; make sure you try our antipasto platter with a bottle of wine or a carafe of our famous Sangria di Capri made with crispy pinot grigio and fresh fruit. We are always looking for the best quality & value so that we can offer our customers great products at the best price in a very welcoming ambiance. We would love to help you celebrate your next event: at Gina we offer great party at a very smart rate.
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