“The atmosphere is super comfortable.”
“And the desserts are so good that you dont know which one to order so you order couple for the table.”
“Our server was very knowledgeable on both the food and wines, and was really helpful in assisting us with choosing our 5 course menus (there is a suggested one, but we were free to create our own as well).”
“Great atmosphere, fantastic food, and exception service!”
“The wine list was very extensive, covering many Italian wines, and the waiter made a great suggestion for us.”
“great place to celebrate with friends anytime.”
“The upstairs is nice for people watching and staff was helpful, but I don't think they'll be a return visit.”
“The food is fresh and delicious , the service was fantastic.”
“On top of that, it's not too expensive, the new decor is beautiful, and the food is delicious.”
“the owner was great we where 20 minutes late and he still taking that with a smile.”
Best Italian in NY.
This has to be one of my favorite Italian restaurants in NY.
The service is outstanding.
The food is incredible.
The pasta is made fresh, as is obvious by the taste and texture.
My only complaint is that this place is a bit pricey.
This place gets things right. I highly recommend this place.
new fall menu.
I went to Borgo Antico this past weekend for the first time since the new menu, and was absolutely blown away by both the food and the service!
From the moment the owner picked up the phone until the manager wished us a good night, everyone on staff was both professional and friendly.
Our server was very knowledgeable on both the food and wines, and was really helpful in assisting us with choosing our 5 course menus (there is a suggested one, but we were free to create our own as well). The steam mussels soup, the pappardelle with duck ragu, and the aged steak were the real stand outs that evening. Most of the food we had was very rich, and the portions were fairly large; it took us a good 2 hours to finish. We never felt rushed or crowded, even as the restaurant filled up around us. The owner was our host stand as we were leaving, and seemed to take a genuine interest in how our evening had gone. All in all I thought the evening was worth every penny!
My girlfriend wants her wedding here !!
BORGO ANTICO IS # 1.
Borgo Antico is Giovanni Iovine's union square townhouse ristorante, where chef Ivan Beacco is putting fresh gloss on Italian regional cuisine.
The beamed, softly lit dining room is upstairs, patrolled by a genial crew headed by Giovanni Iovine,the music is great.
The food :impoted bufala mozzarella, crab cake, the cheese strudel....
.Small meatball and rigatoncini and grilled monkfish are first-rate options, and chef Beacco has an elegant way with desserts, must try the chocolat souffle!. Great for large group.Bravissimo!!!
made in italy.
im an Italian in New York and dining out 20 times in a month at NY's reputedly marvellous restaurants.
Borgo Antico trumps them all. In my 30's and having dined in some outstanding restaurants in europe and usa I can honestly say Borgo Anticois up there with the best of them for a total dining experience. My partner and I selected the special menu...marvellous food, exquisite steak, duck and pannacotta... all of the highest quality. excellent sommelier (giovanni) and service generally. Only criticism ...and it is minor... we had to listen to italian folk song, then around 10 the music change gor better ex. moby.
One wonders whether a regular or celeb was afforded our table whilst we, clearly not New York accent, waited for a later one. I strongly recommend this restaurant. World class and deserving of congratulations and support.
Avoid at all times.. These people know how to rip you off. Make sure you ask how much are the specials before you order them. Typically they will cost you 2-3 times more than the most expensive items on a menu. And don?t expect a great quality for your money. The quality of food is worse than in the most Italian restaurants in a city.
Commercial!. This place is like an Amex commercial. Great food, cozy atmosphere, and the friendliest and most attentive service I get in NY, hands down. Everything is fantastic. The fettuccine alla bolognese, the strudel di formaggi and the insalata di spinaci... And actual friendly waiter speaking Italian - I don't feel like I am being waited on by resentful out-of-work actors. Definitely a great local find and a new favorite.
the real deal.
had the pleasure of having dinner Borgo Antico for my birthday earlier this year and it was one of the most memorable dining experiences I've ever had. I ordered the 3 course tasting menu with the wine pairings. My waitress was extremely friendly as she explained each dish and the reason the particular wine was chosen as a pairing. The service was top notch and always on top of everything from clearing plates, refilling water, and serving my wife first before me on each course. I was very happy that I was able to come here to celebrate my birthday. What a treat!
I'm Italian, so going out for Italian food is tough. I'm a tough critic but I gotta tell ya Borgo Antico is FANTASTIC! The food was AMAZING!!
union square leader.
I have been dining at borgo antico for over 13 years and can honestly say that I recommend eating at BORGO ANTICO for any occasion whether it be a romantic occasion, a business dinner, a family get together or a night out with your friends. The staff will automatically tune in to the type of experience you want and will make you and your guests feel like true VIPs (GIOVANNI have got to be doing something right because they have the most friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff I have ever seen in a restaurant). The food is a true experience in Italian cuisine (giovanni and Chef ivan spend countless hours on their menu every week). the new selection of cheeses is one of the finest in the city.
You will never go wrong in choosing borgo antico.
Solid Italian food just south of Union Square.
Don't be put off by the exterior of this restaurant--inside is a charming interior and very tasty, fresh cuisine .
We went on a saturday afternoon, the restaurant was empty but soon filled up. The menu is close to authentic and is executed well. We started with grilled calamari salad and yellow fin tuna carpaccio. Both were excellent. The salad was fresh, the arugula and red beans complemented the calamari well. The carpaccio was razor-thin and was generously dressed with lemon and endive, just the right touch of acid to cut through the fish.
Next we had sedanini (penne with fried eggplant, oregano and mozzarella), well prepared and the mozzarella was a nice touch, and tubini (pasta with thyme tomato sauce and meatballs), a great Italian comfort food.
Our only complaint (and a minor one) was the service-- we had to flag the waiter down several times to get water although the restaurant was initially empty. Nevertheless, the pros definitely outweigh the cons for this cute restaurant.
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