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Gente Ristorante Italiano

153 E 45th St, New York City, NY 10017-3126
+1 212-557-5555
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
153 E 45th St, New York City, NY 10017-3126
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on Thursday have been there a few times. This time will be my last. Started with crab cakes which had zero flavor. Main courses were Chicken Marsala and eggplant both were terrible. Sauce on chicken was gooey and had very little...More

Thank max135
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I used to come here often for lunch when I worked in the area. Always loved the food and service. Needed a spot near a Grand Central and immediately thought of Gente. Glad I did. The food was superb, the service was efficient and unobtrusive...More

Thank GMBG
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We made a reservation ahead of time (7PM) but still arrived a bit early. They went ahead and seated us because the restaurant was practically empty except for a big group against the far wall near the kitchen. They seated us by the window, which...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

I went to two Italian Restaurants in New York, expecting some New York pzazz, but was disappointed both times by underwhelming food; I guess I should have researched better rather than choosing the nearest Italian restaurants to the hotel. I had a sea bass with...More

1  Thank Marcus W
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Very welcoming! Professional & friendly service! Food was superb...delicious & filling would definitely recommend! ❤️

Thank Sharron M
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Worst vfm ever. Poor food and lots of money. Pls dont be fooled by your hotel porters. Sadly disappointed. I have never felt that ripped off leaving a restaurant. DONT DO IT

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I hate writing negative reviews but I'm sorry to say that this place was not what we had hoped for. The food was nice, the staff were attentive but lacking a friendly touch. $260 for 4 people, no alcohol only water, I think is on...More

Thank FionaAW
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Before our 7:00 Lion King show, my boyfriend and I were looking for deals for a nice meal. I found a voucher on Pulsd for 2 which included: 4 glasses of wine; 2 entrees; 2 orders of pizza, pasta or risotto; 2 entrees; and 2...More

Thank Julianne S
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Just a couple blocks from historic Grand Central Terminal, this restaurant provides great food at reasonable (for midtown Manhattan) prices. I started with the classic Caesar Salad , then a Kobe meatball appetizer and went with Penne Alla Vodka for the entree. It was all...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a great lunch here. Everything was fresh, started with Kobe meatball crostini very tender and the sauce was delicious, shared a Ceasar salad, fresh and loved the dressing just the right amount of anchovy; for my entree I had the Melanzane Parmigiana, with...More

Thank MKHargrave
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 E 45th St, New York City, NY 10017-3126
    (Between 3rd & Lexington Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: 4/5/6, S, or 7 at 42nd Street - Grand Central Station. Bus: M101, M102, M103, and M98 at Lexington Avenue and 45th Street or 3rd avenue and 45th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-557-5555
  • E-mail
Gente Ristorante Italiano offers a touch of Milan in New York City on 45th Street. We serve authentic Italian food. Our soups are freshly made daily using all vegetarian ingredients. We serve Panini, Pasta, Pizza, and Salads that are all natural. Our Gelato, Sorbetto, and Dolce are flown in from Milan. We have an array of specials everyday. Second courses, such as chicken and tuna, are available for dinner and delivery. Take-out from Gente is available as well. Our unique space is perfect for private parties, client presentations, or product introductions. Gente also has a fully licensed bar with a wide selection of alcohol from Grey Goose to Jack Daniels.
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