4 W 49th St, New York, NY | Directions 1002040.758050 -73.978222
Mon-Fri, 11:30am-11pm; Sat, noon-11pm; Sun, 1pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown Center, Midtown
This midtown tourist restaurant has exactly one thing to recommend it, but it's worth putting up with the place's cheesiness to get to it. This is the New York branch of the original Alfredo's in Rome where Fettucini Alfredo was invented. And this is probably the best fettucini alfredo you'll ever have. It's just noodles, cheese, and butter (no cream) but the way it's presented and served just make it really special.
Sooo romantic!!! – The atmosphere is so romantic here. I'm glad we picked this place for our anniversary. The server, Robin, was so attentive and knowledgeable. She explained the menu to us and was at our table refilling our wine constantly. When I came back from the lady's room I found my napkin folded nicely at my place. What a nice touch.
The food was excellent and the portions weren't too small, as other reviews are saying. The music wasn't loud and the whole experience was really pleasant. We'll go back for sure.
Romantic and excellent food – I find this place really romantic at night. The lights are dimmed and the tablecloth and silverware makes it look really fancy. Love the feeling. The food is great, particularly the tuna fish. It is raw in the middle and slightly grilled outside. The portion is so big that I could definitely share this plate if I didn't like it that much. Anyways, I'll go back again. The reviews speak for themselves.
Great place for fresh large portions in midtown – Being able to find a great place to enjoy a hearty lunch with friends and then to have more than enough for dinner later was a pleasure. My party had a great time and we didn't feel rushed like we have before in mid-town locations. This is on the list for next time.
Amazing Italian Food – My husband and I went to Alfredo of Rome this past weekend and had a phenomenal dinner. We live in NYC but dont always take advantage of all that it has to offer, such as the restaurants, and decided to treat ourselves to some good Italian food since we hadnt had any in a while. A friend of mine recommended Alfredo of Rome and i am so glad to chose it!! My husband is Italian and is a connoisseur of Italian food and he was more than impressed. We ordered the prosciutto as an appetizer and it was delicious. It was rolled in sundried tomatoes and some kind of cheese--incredible. For an entree, my husband ordered some baked eggplant dish, which he ate every last bite of, and i ordered good ole lasagne, which was scrumptious beyond words. We were stuffed but since we were treating oiurselves, we decided to order dessert. Being a tiramisu connoisseur myself, i had to try Alfredo's, hoping for something extraordinary. Of course, it was! If you are looking for truly delicious and authentic Italian food, i definitely recommend Alfredo of Rome.
very unimpressive – The food was just not good. When I go to an italian restaurant, I expect large portions, flavor in the food, and friendly service. If you have standards for food, you would be better off going to the grocery store and simply boiling water and throwing in a box of barilla tortellini. I promise it will taste better than the pasta dishes that I had at Alfredo's.
The restaurant is presentable and in a great location, but once the food came I was incredibly disappointed. When the check came I felt ripped off. My friends had to force themselves to eat the fettucine alfredo because it was so expensive and they did not want to waste their money. The service was also a bit slow and not very friendly.
Alfredo is not like it used to be! – The restaurant has really good food...but I don't know whatz been going on the past few years. They make their employees wear tacky diner uniforms - vest, tie and long aprons. Girls are not supposed to look like that! They are supposed to be classy. I don't understand what was wrong with the black clothes they used to wear? Now they all just look like men. The girls that answer the phone don't know what they are doing.!!!! And it is not as clean as it used to be. I guess I'm just stuck in the past, but I'd like to see a change in the management.... thank god they have the same chef!!!!!! but overall great food!!!!!!
The perfect place to stretch a business lunch – Whenever you eat near that area, you expect those prices, so that point would be futile. The place is nicely decorated, music wasn't loud and because of its size, it didn't feel crowded even when it was. Servers and management are all very friendly and eager to recommend a new dish or a drink. The reason I named the review like I did, is because they take a long time for everything, hence if you need to keep someone at the table for a long business lunch, this is the right place. Food is very tasty and properly served, but is never hot, it doesn't matter what you order. The quality of food is average, what does stand out is the desserts, which are very good and they have a great variety of them. I would make it a point to avoid this place for dinner, it doesn't matter how late you come, you'll never find parking (it will cost around $50 to park a couple of hours in a garage) and the lighting of the place is not appropriate for the night.
Good Malfatti! – I went here last night for a birthday dinner with my brother. We were seated promptly and our waiter was friendly (although it was a bit difficult understanding him with his heavy italian accent). The spicy marinara sauce they have for dipping with the bread is amazing. I salad they had as a special of the day, which was pretty tasty. For my entree, I ordred the Malfatti (a gnocchi-like dish made with spinach and ricotta).....all I can say that it was so good, I cleaned my plate! I was so stuffed when I left the restaurant, but it was worth it because I was happy!
A stellar disappointment – A great disappointment! With my wife and daughter, I visited Alfredo's restuarant last Friday and discover that bad "Italian" food may be served in one of the greatest cities in the world. I have been to the original Alfredo in Rome and this restaurant does not live up to said name. The fettucine is so so and the pasta that I order, which was prepared with lobster, was insipid and badly cooked. My family is of Italian origin and I have tasted Italian food both in Italy and other parts of the world but this must be one of the worst experiences considering the cost. Service was just OK, as well as the decor. I would under no circumstance recommend this restaurant to anybody.
Great food and service!!!! – My friends and I recently visited Alfredo of Rome for lunch. All I have to say is that the service was superb!!! We were greeted at the door by two lovely hostesses one of which promptly seated us at our table. Although it was fairly crowded we were able to get a quiet corner. As the hostess was leaving our table-the waiter was already waiting to greet us. He was very polite and attentive. He asked us if we were interested in the specials of the day and told us the whole story behind the famous fettuccine Alfredo. After his great description that is exactly what my girlfriends ordered. I chose to have penne a la checca. For an appetizer we had to try the Italian sushi. It was absolutely delicious. Our waiter came by to check on us frequently without being annoying. The busboy was great, he brought us water at the right time and was also very polite. I chose to have a cappuccino and pane cotta for dessert. One of my friends had chocollatisimo and the other decided to have finnochio. I think we all agreed that it was a great finish to a great meal. As we were getting ready to leave, the manager came by to say hello and introduce himself. My experience at Alfredo was just great. I highly recommend this restaurant.
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