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Circo

120 W 55th St, Between 6th And 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5305
+1 212-265-3636
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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120 W 55th St, Between 6th And 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5305
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1 - 10 of 402 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't go to Circo pre-theater because you might not make it in time for the curtain. Our dinners were very tasty but on night when business was slow, the kitchen was even slower.

Thank Johnsotr
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Circo was right next to our hotel. We ate there for early dinner on July 7th. My son has a severe peanut allergy, and I have a laundry list of food sensitivities. They did a fantastic job of accommodating both. And the food was delicious....More

Thank Dana P
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed a work lunch with colleagues at Osteria del Circo. I had the lobster salad to start and the skirt steak dish with a fungi side. Others had the pasta duck ragu and signature chicken dishes. Everyone was very satisfied. The food was flavorful...More

Thank Younggeezy
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Would loved to have dined indoors because the dacor was so cute. However because the restaurant is located on a quiet side street we chose to eat outside. Tables were set very nicely and it was very pleasant to sit outside. Service was great. I...More

Thank Jill G
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Nice italian ambiance- resembles Venice- Good food and decor-Dover sole melted in our mouths and crabs legs were delightful. Definitely over budget- not for someone that is price conscious but food is tasty

Thank SaraJets
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Nice interior. Steak was cooked perfectly. Chicken cooked with brick was moist and the skin was crispy. Had fried calamari and Cesar salad. Not bad. loved the dessert menu!

Thank LovesDessert
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I have frequented this restaurant many times over the years. The meals are very delicious but not inexpensive. Service is on point and the bar is fully stocked. Worth the visit for a great meal!

Thank thekenCt
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

High end Italian fare at Circo, with fantastic service. The circus theme is more indoors & we dined outside. The outside tables can be well shelter by the retractable awnings, which is just as well as we had a sprinkle of raining whilst there. All...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Visited during Italian week and had the Prix fixe. Excellent food. From the 1st course to dessert it was prepared very well. Desserts were works of art. Restaurant was super crowded and everyone was having a great time. Worth a try.

Thank Leslie O
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Awful restaurant with awful service. We were offered drinks after 40 min in. Waiter stepped on my foot for 10 times and never said sorry. food is less than mediocre. I dont think they even had a chef that night.

Thank Mifa S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W 55th St, Between 6th And 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5305
    (6th and 7th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: E M @ 5 Avenue / 53 Street B Q N R @ 57th Street / 7th Avenue F @57th Street / 6th Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-265-3636
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Description
The bright blue circus ring is hung with gold stars; sculptures of monkeys swing near the striped pole; a clown peeps down from over the kitchen door; and a trapeze sails above the bar-- Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girl of All Ages, Osteria Del Circo is open in Manhattan, and the atmosphere is electric!This sophisticated big top is the creation of restaurateur Sirio Maccioni, proprietor of Le Cirque; his wife, Egidiana, who is the supervising chef, and their sons; Mario, Marco and Mauro, who are the ringmasters, hosts and owners of Circo.Circo outdoor seating is now available.HistoryEstablished in 1996Authentic Italian Cuisine Sophisticated Big Top Décor Private Dining The bright blue circus ring is hung with gold stars; sculptures of monkeys swing near the striped pole; a clown peeps down from over the kitchen door; and a trapeze sails above the bar. This sophisticated big top is the creation of restaurateur Sirio Maccioni, proprietor of Le Cirque; his wife Egidiana is the supervising chef and their sons Marco, Mauro and Mario are the owners. Party room available for parties up to 20 people. Big restaurant parties accommodate up to 150 people
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