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Scalinatella Restaurant

201 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8237
+1 212-207-8280
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
201 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8237
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

So while you go out to eat for the food, some part of the experience is in the building/room/ambience. Let's face it, if all the waiters speak with an accent, and everything is a bit special, you feel like the experience is unique, even if...More

1  Thank josef v
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Great experience. Tight quarters but you didn’t mind. Loud but you didn’t mind. Fantastic food! Walk in off the street and immediately head downstairs to a small bar and intimate room setting.

1  Thank dsjw1
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This is a quaint basement restaurant that upon entering you just know is a special place. The staff was impeccable and personal. It was as if you were at the home of dear friends that you’ve known your whole life. There is a very small...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We had such a great meal. I recommend the pasta with Truffles and the stuffed zucchini flower and the best cheese cake every. The staff are so warm and helpful. It was a wonderful experience.

1  Thank smitty7864
Reviewed 25 March 2018

A repeat visit whilst in the City and yet another wonderful meal provided by a well trained, professional and engaging staff. Our first time visit dinner guests were equally impressed with all and especially the warm welcome back and later conversation had with the owner,...More

1  Thank pitch328
Reviewed 27 January 2018

I have eaten here 4 times now and have to say it is consistently excellent. The service is great, the food outstanding. I can’t imagine who’s been disappointed there.

Thank rpozez
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Recommended for sometime to us by a friend that goes to New York regularly to visit his daughter that lives there. We normally go to Il Mulino for Italian food. Tried this last week. Arrived about 10 minutes early and sent to the bar and...More

2  Thank benskie
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This is our second visit to Scalinatella. The food is very fresh and prepared well. The waiter (we had the same waiter last time) is not the most friendly or attentive. But the atmosphere is good, it’s quaint and great Italian food. I would recommend...More

Thank Juliejorgy
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Great Italian in a small basement in NYC,menu is very small but they will make whatever you want.Had sausage and peppers to start that was outstanding,veal parmesean for dinner (not on the menu),wife asked for fettucini noodles in white wine sauce which they made no...More

1  Thank mike r
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Don't expect a fancy restaurant but expect great food and amazing service! This place is very small and in the basement of a building. Very dim lighting and the tables/chairs are jammed in there. That being said, the host and waiters treat you like a...More

1  Thank Richard W
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there are fish and salad options
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We have seen men in here in t-shirts with backwards baseball caps, and they were seated; we have seen men with a sports coat on but the shirt untucked - who knew this was a "look"; but mostly we see men with sports coats and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8237
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-207-8280
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