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Best Romantic Italian Restaurants in New York

Best Romantic Italian Restaurants in New York

Can you imagine a place more romantic than Italy? Neither can us. But we know for sure how can you get the essence of Italy right here, in New York. Please welcome our quick review on the best NYC Italian restaurants for your romantic, passionate and unforgettable dates.


  • Del Posto

Del Posto

Located: Manhattan and Chelsea

One of the best-rated restaurants in New York offers much more than panini, pasta and other dishes common for American-style Italian eateries. Here you catch the true spirit of Italy and check out the refined menu created by the famous chiefs Mario Batali and Joseph and Lidia Bastianich.

  • Barbetta


Located: Midtown West, Theater District

A fine restaurant highly appreciated for its upscale menu and home-grown tradition since 1906. But the features you’ll like best are probably the 100% intimate atmosphere and a beautiful garden patio. Perfect for special occasions and stunning first dates.

  • Il Buco

Il Buco

Located: Noho

A small cozy restaurant with an atmosphere like nowhere else. Close sitting, intimate candle light and delicious Italian food and wine make any date as romantic as you could only dream of.

  • I Sodi

I Sodi

Located: West Village

Another small spot of Italy in the heart of New York City serving authentic Tuscan food and fine wines. It has all you need for a surefire successful romantic date.

  • Il Cantinori

Il Cantinori

Located: Greenwich Village

An upscale restaurant specializing in Tuscan cuisine. The scent of fresh flowers and refined dishes make a unique ambiance your date will surely appreciate. By the way, Il Cantinori was the shooting location of one of the Sex and the City episodes. And Carrie Bradshaw knows good food and romance, doesn’t she?

Make an Italian restaurant the scene for your next date and let it bring some romantic vibes into long-term or emerging relationships.