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ALEO RESTAURANT GARDEN DINING, New York, NY

ALEO RESTAURANT GARDEN DINING

3.6
3.6
449 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
ALEO Restaurant & Bar showcases Superb Italian cuisine with expertly prepared fresh seafood dishes, HOMEMADE pasta creations, prime cut meats and signature starters. ALEO features an outdoor patio for dining al fresco with a retractable roof for inclement weather. The room is also heated and a GREAT PARTY SPACE year round. Zagat "A GREAT DATE PLACE" "Genuine Service"
ALEO IS A PERFECT SPOT FOR A PRIVATE PARTY OF ANY SIZE

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Tue 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Wed, Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 5:30 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 691-8136
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Pietro Raimondi
  • Catering
    On and Off premise catering. Private parties are welcome.
  • Private party facilities
    ALEO restaurant specializes in private dining for groups of any size (can accommodate groups up to 175). We have an OUTDOOR Patio with a RETRACTABLE ROOF for rain or shine. PRIVATE ROOM, entire restaurant availablity. Call Peter anytime 917 270 1818. NO GROUP IS TOO SMALL!
  • Private party contact
    Pietro/Peter: (888) 885-6029
  • Neighbourhood
    Chelsea
  • Cross Street
    5th/6th Avenues
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking available 6-11pm. Private lot nearby.
  • Public Transit
    6 Train to 23rd St.<br />N Train to 23rd St.<br />1 Train to 18th St. or 23rd St.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 449 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.6
3.6 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 0.4Value

NoiseModerate

449 Reviews
  1. lavfly

    San Francisco

    108 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very quiet. Only 1 waitstaff. Only people in the restaurant, yet took 45 minutes to get food. They said they are closing down next week.

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  2. TerriN

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Actually great food. Wait staff so incredibly nice and helpful. 1 hour wait from ordering dinner and salad. Restaurant not particularly crowded, maybe 8 maybe 10 tables filled. Who waits for salad? They made up for the delay with free drinks. So all was well. But we were there for almost 3 hours.

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  3. FayeW

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was truly shocked by how delicious the food was. The menu was impressive. They took some old classic & revamped them wonderfully. The staff was very attentive & accommodating. I thought this was such an unexpected find that I almost want to keep it to myself!

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  4. Charlie

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great staff, great place!

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  5. BirutaH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the old world atmosphere with decore & music. Always have been pleased with my dinner selection . However disappointed with service. Staff turn over & lack of training????

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  6. annag

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was terrible. Waitress was very nice too bad the food was awful.

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  7. GuissyN

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our Thanksgiving Dinner. Plenty of food. We loved all antipasti and best part of meal was Pumpkin Pie. It was some incredible good as well cranberry sauce. Loved it.

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  8. Bonita

    New York City

    65 reviews

    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a return visit here. Food is excellent -and so many choices. We got a great round table and 5 friends came. We all ordered from the lunch PRE fixe, unbelievable value. Everyone ordered something different and really,really liked their selections. I got the shrimp fra Diablo w pasta; the shrimp prepared exactly as I requested (well done). We were not rushed and the decor looked so nice, perhaps it was renovated since last I was there. We had a totally enjoyable luncheon!

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  9. NYLACE314

    New York City

    73 reviews

    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food service was well paced and our waitress was very friendly. Shrimp risotto was fantastic.

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  10. NancyB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant was almost empty on a Saturday night. They seated us by the door which was totally freezing with a draft. Food was below average.

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  11. Axel

    New York City

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Old and worn interior with rather small area for tables adjacent to bar area. Slow but friendly service. My pasta dish was tasty; my husband's steak was chewy.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great neighborhood dining....great food..quiet atmosphere ..

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  13. Annie

    New York City

    139 reviews

    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice for a birthday celebration. Varied menu, pleasant service and good value. We were there the day after Christmas so it was especially quiet and cozy. I had been there before but it was a first for my friends. They all said they would be back

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  14. Rammer

    New York City

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Decent meal. Service was a bad as it gets. We had to go ask for anything we wanted, i.e. bread drinks, water etc. Served the Manhattan in a water glass!

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  15. DK1362

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Have been here several times. Seems to be a new owner that spends his time with old friends rather than saying hello to people he does not recognize. Service was a bit confusing but okay. Reasonable value for the quality of food which was very good. Nice local place near Union Square. I would recommend.

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  16. NYCBeth

    New York City

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visiting this restaurant. Enjoyed the food and ambiance. Will go back this Summer to enjoy the garden.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious Thanksgiving meal and the homemade desserts were wonderful! Great four course meal at such a reasonable orice. Virtually unheard of in NYC!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate at Aleo on Thanksgiving. We were on vacation and the staff made us feel at home. The food was great!

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  19. NYLACE314

    New York City

    73 reviews

    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drink were delicious and well paced from drink and appetizer delivery to meal

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  20. Rachel

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and very accommodating for large groups. Not too loud, so you can actually hear the other people at your table.

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  21. chriss

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service!! Quiet little spot... the outside seating garden is amazing!!

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  22. Sierra

    New York City

    44 reviews

    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Saturday night......there was one server and a busboy and helper to service the whole restaurant.....the server also doubled as the bartender......therefore the service and the wait time was horrendous! The food was mediocre at best and the restaurant itself was shabby and not clean.....we sat at a padded banquet and the upolstery was filthy.....not a good experience even with a groupon

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. i was meeting a friend and running late. They didn't push to order right away or rush us out.

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  24. flatironmax

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed the experience at Aleo. My steak was slightly overdone (medium rare when I ordered rare), but it was still very good. My date enjoyed her meal as well. It's a little pricey for what it is, but still think I would go back again.

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  25. Soho

    Philadelphia

    84 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Awful waitstaff. Very inattentive. I had to get up to get more water. I had to signal the waitress to let her know the veal chop was raw inside. Then had to grab her to let her know it had been overlooked. No apologies, no offers of wine or desert. No pleasantries. Despite being under & then over cooked, the chop was very good. A minor incident with the manager as I was informing him of the problems. Not at all courteous Definitely not worth a return visit

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  26. Deborah

    New York City

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was horrible. Both the Waitress and manager were extremely rude. We asked for water and had to repeatedly ask before the waitress decided to serve us. The place was empty with only our table but we waited so long for the food to arrive and the food was tasteless and awful. The place also need a major renovation.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    use a groupon which included 2 entrees and 2 cocktails/wine. Neither of us drank and wanted a replacement drink...we thought our drinks replaced it but to my surprised they were added to the bill. I thought that could of been an easy accomodation as we did not have alcohol which would of been a higher cost.

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  28. Mad25

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, wonderful food and. experience. Was with my nephew who has multiple food allergies. Anthony was extremely helpful. My nephew loved his meal.

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  29. LeighB

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a group of 4 with varying eating styles and this restaurant fulfilled all our needs and wants. 2 in our group wanted lighter fare and 2 wanted the full Italian experience. All the dishes that we ordered were wonderful. We had a great bottle of wine suggested by our server. I thought the prices were in line with the experience. I would definitely recommend this place.

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  30. Shoshie

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    After reading the "story and history" about ALEO and Pietro on its website and the glowing food reviews, I felt warm, fuzzy, family feelings, I recommended ALEO to my out-of-town Italian-food-loving friend. I should have reminded myself that "if you have no expectations, you will not be disappointed". Well - I was. The female bartender was lovely and friendly. Our waiter, who later said he was the manager, seemed like he didn't want to be there. That's what his attitude - over the three hours we dined - conveyed. When he later said "... hey, I'm out of here at 11 pm...", that confirmed that he wished he wasn't at ALEO, in a service business, a caring, family restaurant and couldn't wait to skedaddle out! Shame on him! I regret tipping him. So much for the "warm, family staff" credo. The food? Very good quality and quantity - grossly underseasoned = blah. Had to salt, pepperize and parmesanize ourselves! Pretty and nice ambience.

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  31. travelpro56

    New York City

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We chanced upon Aleo and we were happy we did. It is a lovely neighborhood restaurant that serves solid Italian food. The staff couldn't be nicer or more accommodating. They also have a great sense of humor!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was awful and so was the service, was very disappointed!

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  33. Grannyof6

    New York City

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I last ate in Aleo a few years ago, and distinctly remember the charming backyard dining room. They have changed it from the Italian tiles and lots of plants + a small, typical Italian, water spout coming out of the wall to a wall-boarded dining room. THAT was very disappointing. In NYC, with it's hundreds (if not thousands) of neighborhood Italian restaurants, Aleo was unique in summer. Now it is just a neighborhood restaurant with decent food, not so good house wine, nice, attentive help and an open air dining-room. If I'm in the neighborhood, I'll eat there again. But I wouldn't go out of my way to go to Aleo.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This restaurant got very good views so me and my boyfriend were excited to go. We're both servers so we try to be very understanding at restaurants and don't cause a fuss but that was extremely hard to do here. Our appetizers took 25 minutes to arrive at our table. If it was busy I would have understood but there was only one other table in the restaurant at the time. Our dinners came out shortly after we finished our appetizers. I got the shrimp risotto and was disappointed to find that my risotto was undercooked and crunchy. We also got the veal scallopini and were very unimpressed by the salad that was lazily put on top of the veal. We both ordered drinks and they were extremely strong. My margarita was straight tequila with a little bit of lime juice. I basically took a shot with every sip. The "garden area" was also unimpressive. Just chairs placed in a little area which they decorated with christmas lights. Overall not impressed with this place. We got out of there as soon as possible. Not worth the expensive meals you'll be getting.

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  35. KariG

    New York City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was nice to be able to sit outside without a long wait. Everything was pretty mediocre though.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Someone was smoking through the entire time we were there. Hot and dark.

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  37. NYCcat

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Service was super slow. Nice out door seating

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  38. NiceComfortFoodFunSpot

    New York City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were nice, they did not rush us, the food is delicious - and we got there right in time for the opening for dinner so we got to sit in the breezy open doorway... Beautiful good spirits all around. My one complaint? The four-cheese ravioli seemed like a half serving for $20... Delicious! I wanted more! Thank you for a beautiful experience.

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  39. lavfly

    San Francisco

    108 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent menu of lunchtime treats

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service is woeful. 20 minutes to be seated in an empty restaurant and 90 minutes for a meal is unacceptable.

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ALEO RESTAURANT GARDEN DINING offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 691-8136.

ALEO RESTAURANT GARDEN DINING is rated 3.6 stars by 449 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for ALEO RESTAURANT GARDEN DINING

7 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    5th/6th Avenues
  • Neighbourhood
    Chelsea
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Tue 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Wed, Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 5:30 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking available 6-11pm. Private lot nearby.
  • Public Transit
    6 Train to 23rd St.N Train to 23rd St.1 Train to 18th St. or 23rd St.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Pietro Raimondi
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 691-8136
  • Catering
    On and Off premise catering. Private parties are welcome.
  • Private party facilities
    ALEO restaurant specializes in private dining for groups of any size (can accommodate groups up to 175). We have an OUTDOOR Patio with a RETRACTABLE ROOF for rain or shine. PRIVATE ROOM, entire restaurant availablity. Call Peter anytime 917 270 1818. NO GROUP IS TOO SMALL!
  • Private party contact
    Pietro/Peter: (888) 885-6029
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