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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 good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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“dover sole” (12 reviews)
“pasta” (32 reviews)
“veal chop” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
201 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8237
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Scalinatella must be doing something right since the restaurant was crowded on a Sunday night. The restaurant is very attractive with low lighting and excellent service though noisy when crowded. The food was very good but I question whether it is truly worth the high...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here for the first time about 16 years ago...thought our memory had exaggerated the experience. Returned last night and had one of the best meals we have ever eaten. Started with grilled zucchini and some sort of seafood mixture on endive. Husband was craving...More

Thank Blondie307
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lived in NYC for more than a dozen years & been to all the best restaurants in NYC and the rest of the world. Scalinatella's food is on par with any and everything - the best in Italy, Tokyo, NYC ... anywhere... and the personal...More

Thank Akili N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a restaurant in a basement, too busy, too crowded and for us too noisy It’s very crowded with “smart people” and noisy. Difficult to talk around ones table ( must be getting old!) We started with pasta, pene, which was poor and a...More

Thank Terumah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Dangerfields comedy club on Saturday and after we’re walking back uptown when we came across Scalinatella’s and decided to go in a try without a reservation. We went in an although the restaurant was extremely busy we were seated...More

Thank AFPagano
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Small under street level restaurant with 25ish tables and over 15 servers waiting to take care of your every need. Atmosphere is such that you fully imagine Don Corleone would have hung out here. Very small menu...but lots of daily specials. The gnocchi (split for...More

Thank GolferBarbie
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I didn't want to write a review because selfishly I don't want this place to become so popular that I can't get in. The place is unassuming - it is in the basement and it is dark and small. However, the food and the service...More

Thank Mng89
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We received a recommendation from a friend in California to try this restaurant while in NYC. I am so glad we did! This restaurant isn't much to see from outside. In fact, you might just walk by. As you enter the doorway you descend via...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Great spot for lunch. On upper east side off of 61 street and third avenue. Specials offered were good value and the house red was reasonable and good. Adequate service and pretty good prices made this a nice choice when in the area. Be sure...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Someone flipped the "on" switch at about 7pm the night I dined here w my family. Thankfully we had settled in by that point because the downstairs, stonewalled venue quickly ramped up the volume to "11". That said, the food was fresh, delicious and served...More

Upper East Side
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easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Response from Idania60 | Reviewed this property |
there are fish and salad options
24 June 2015|
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Response from BerkeleyJohn | Reviewed this property |
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
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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