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Firenze

4.1
4.1
401 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
A romantic, warm, inviting candlelit setting with an elaborate wine list and outdoor seating.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Happy Hour Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (212) 861-9368
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Caesar Mandelli
  • Catering
    Contact Emanuele
  • Private party contact
    Manuel or Alfredo: (212) 861-9368
  • Neighbourhood
    Upper East Side
  • Cross Street
    82nd and 83rd Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    4,5,6 to 86th street and the 6 at 77th street, Walk East to Second Ave, then south to 1594
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 401 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 0.6Value

NoiseModerate

401 Reviews
  1. MicheleA

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service.Quiet and romantic atmosphere perfect for a special occasion

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  2. Schwartzy

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my husband for his birthday. From the frosty martini to the veal chop pizziola made special for my husband, this was a fabulous dinner. The wine list was extensive, not cheap, but we had a delicious bottle to complement our meal. The waiter did not rush us, the atmosphere is cozy and romantic. We will definitely return to Firenze for another special occasion dinner. It's a keeper.

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  3. Babsy

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as usual! Staff very congenial and efficient . We had a lovely dinner!

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  4. David

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I went here for the first time and the food was excellent. It seemed really authentic. The service was even better. Our waiter look after us and even brought us extra deserts & wine on the house for us to try. It is a small quiet restaurant but has a very good atmosphere. I will be going back her on the regular.

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  5. DebbieMG

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great find. We would have never known we were in the hustle and bustle of NYC. A very charming and wonderful spot.

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  6. Zachary

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect spot for a special occasion. Outstanding food and service!

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  7. LucySue

    New York City

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely lunch with friends. The waitperson was gracious as he answered questions before we ordered; he was attentive but not intrusive. Our Dover sole and Bronzini were delicious; they were filleted and boned expertly as we watched. The creme brule, and chocolate desserts equally delicious. We enjoyed the wine, and were given an after-dinner drink on the house. Look forward to returning.

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  8. PaulieT

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner, great wine, wonderful ambiance, exceptional staff.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Bacon Wrapped scallops

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  10. JackH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. --Attentive in every way. An expected New Years Eve quiet dinner evolved in to a memorable evening.

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  11. Zachary

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great choice and perfect for a special occasion such as New Year's Eve!

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  12. cch22

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is very cute and romantic, with long candles and dim lighting. But the food was mediocre, and the service was not very attentive. The candle on our table burst into large flame, as it was too low, with matches stuck at the bottom, and we had to blow it out since no one was around to deal with it! Bread came with no oil, vinegar, or even butter, while the food was overpriced for what it was. Worth paying for the ambiance for a special dinner, but I don't intend to come back.

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  13. Joymurf

    New York City

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant. Very consistent.

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  14. GJD1

    New York City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very good neighborhood Italian restaurant. Very nice intimate decor, excellent food, extensive wine list to suit all budgets, great service.

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  15. Dali

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I live nearby but it was my first time there. The place is small and cozy. very nice for a romantic dinner when you don't want to go downtown. Food was very good.

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  16. Bsing

    Phoenix

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food very good

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  17. MitchellB

    New York City

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good !

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  18. SamE

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Never disappointing. Good food and the friendliest of staff. A little gem!

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  19. GGnyc

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner and service. Such a great cozy date spot and intimate setting.

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  20. Delicious

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for a last minute bday/date-night dinner. Bustling, small & comfortable family-style place with an authentic Florence vibe. Great wine selection, food was delicious. Desserts highly recommended! Lovely wait-staff who sang happy birthday to me. Overall great experience

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  21. diner44

    New York City

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very crowded but good food. Waiter was distracted because place was jammed. I only saw later that they had offered a groupon deal so maybe that is why it wqs so crowded.

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  22. RowdyH

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic all around!

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  23. Foodie

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the ambient and intimate atmosphere. Great friendly staffs. For appetizers, we had Cozze in Guazzetto & Carpaccio Toscana; for entries, we had Pollo Scarpariello& Vitello Terra e Mare. We also ordered a side dish Garlic Mashed Potato, creme brulee and cappuccino for desserts. Everything (except for the veal being a little tough) were amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    301 reviews

    4.0

    301 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friday night experience was fun. It was packed at 7:30pm. Every seat taken. Waiters scurrying to help the diners order and enjoy the drinks and food. Many food choices from seafood to steaks. Portions are fair. Service was attentive despite the crowd. Branzino was perfectly cooked. Chicken Florentine was full of flavor. We didn't sample dessert, but they looked really good, or really bad if you're on a diet.

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  25. Belleairfoodie

    Alabama

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. All of us ordered something different and we all loved what we had.

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  26. GuilfordCT

    New York City

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is well prepared and delicious. The service is friendly, yet unobtrusive. Dimly lit and tables are close together, BUT you can still somehow have a private conversation! The noise level is surprisingly low.

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  27. fundad30

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. The Italian decor is charming. The waiters are very attentive and the food is very good. We are vegetarians and have found enough choices to satisfy us. It is a very small restaurant so it is probably not great for large groups (unless you can take it over in some way).

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  29. GTG16

    New York City

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food, old world Italian done to perfection. Service was good and the noise level was low due to the early time we booked. The portions were generous. Would like to return for another meal. The restaurant is very small.

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  30. FamousFresser

    New York City

    68 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time in a row that we were served significantly overcooked fish . The fish special consisted of dry salmon, a chewy scallop and rubberized squid. A member of our party sent it back after one taste, but wasn't served her replacement entree until the rest of us had finished. Not the Firenze we had hoped to be bringing our friends to. This time I cannot promise to return. I can only say, "We'll see."

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and ambiance were great! Traditional italian with candlelight, good for a date or dinner with a few friends or family. Cozy restaurant on the upper east side. Big wine list and offers lots of specials outside of the normal menu.

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  32. Chip

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here a bunch of times, good every time. Recommended!

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  33. Barry

    New York City

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at this local place because we love the ambiance. However, the cocktails were terrible and despite sending the back, we still were charged for them. The pastas were great and the risotto special was exceptional!

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  34. FamousFresser

    New York City

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not our favorite evening at this usually charming restaurant. Service was off--maybe because of the need for staff to serve al fresco diners as well as a full house within. Toughened shellfish was served atop gummy black pasta. Who timed that food? But we will be back. Firenze does have its charm!

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  35. Harris

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was a hot night and outdoor dining was available; however, no air conditioning inside. Very crowded, but ambient, room. The waiter was very pleasant and attentive; he was probably the high point of the meal. Food was good.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There we were, on 2nd Ave. with the subway construction, and yet, we felt as though we were actually in Italy! The food, presentation, ambiance and sauces were amazing! The staff was pleasant, charming and helpful. They wanted to make sure you enjoyed yourself and that the meal met your expectations, which it did, and then some!! Thank you for a very delicious, enjoyable, pleasant and memorable evening!!

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  37. MW14

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. It is a small, intimate space with a very romantic ambiance. Everything was delicious. Would definitely recommend, especially for a special occasion.

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  38. Misty123

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Firenze was delightful. Staff were eager to please. Food was delicious. Three of us had different specials and all were delicious. Will definitely return.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived early for our reservation; we were seated promptly. However, it took 15 min to get a menu. We received our drinks rather quickly. When our waiter finally made it back to our table he explained the specials and then rather rudely advised us that we were required to order our entrees with our appetizers. So we went ahead and ordered our appetizers and entrees together as requested as we knew what we wanted. It then took approximately 20 min to receive our appetizers. Our entrees came out approximately 30-40 min after that. Needless to say we were less than impressed. My boyfriend ordered the squid ink pasta dish with lobster. It was NOT as described which was disappointing. We wouldn't return to this restaurant.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We LOVE this charming spot in our neighborhood. It's cozy charm makes you feel like you are in Italy for a night. We have come several times and the food and service is impeccable!

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Firenze offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 861-9368.

Firenze is rated 4.1 stars by 401 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Firenze

1594 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    82nd and 83rd Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Upper East Side
  • Hours of Operation
    Happy Hour Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    4,5,6 to 86th street and the 6 at 77th street, Walk East to Second Ave, then south to 1594
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Caesar Mandelli
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 861-9368
  • Catering
    Contact Emanuele
  • Private party contact
    Manuel or Alfredo: (212) 861-9368
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