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Orso

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322 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
+1 212-489-7212
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Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon 16:30 - 22:00
Tue 16:30 - 23:00
Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 16:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

It is necessary to make reservation to Orso's at least one month ahead. It took several attempts before my friend got a reservation. The menu is limited in comparison to other Italian restaurants but the quality is excellent! Waiters also want to make sure to get you to show on time. We had two different salads- white asparagus one and... More 

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1 Thank Maritsa1215
Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Exceptional food, attentive wait staff and charming, cozy dining room with a nice energy but manageable noise level. They are accustomed to a pre-curtain crowd and easily get you to the theatre on time without any sense of being rushed. The pizza was delicious and pasta dish was fresh and perfectly prepared.

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Columbia, Missouri
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Five of us ate before theatre. I had the rigatoni with meat sauce - excellent. Those in our group who had gluten free were very pleased. Service good but not great.

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1 Thank reinspahr
NC
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147 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Suggested by some friends this is a great find. The service was first rate, the drinks delicious and the pasta was just right. I really enjoyed the comfort of this restaurant. It is not over crowded like so many in this area. You have a table to yourself with no one standing over you. I will differently come back.

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1 Thank NCJustMe
West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Recommended by locals as we were going to the theater nearby. Delightful Octopus appetizer and then scrumptious pastas. Charming restaurant with attentive staff. We will dine here on our next visit to NYC.

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1 Thank 18tammyd
Edmonds, Washington
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We travel on business to New York every year, and have been enjoying Orso for at least the past 25 years. The menu may change daily, but for as long as I can remember, it's been the Calf's Liver that's ended up on my plate. For years, it arrived with crispy onions and pine nuts. That has changed, but they... More 

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1 Thank Dale S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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355 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Orso is a very well known Italian restaurant in the theater district. It came very highly recommended and it met all my expectations. Congenial, efficient staff and a welcoming, intimate atmosphere. Fantastic pasta dishes and an excellent wine list. Top-notch all the way.

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1 Thank DuffyNC
New York City, New York
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142 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Orso has evolved from a hot spot to one with very good food, warm service, and a friendly welcome. It iis frequented by a knowing clientele and the occasional reader of travel and food sites who don't get what makes it appealing. So the quiet conversation that transpires over good food is shattered when someone chomping on her salad shouts... More 

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1 Thank fspinnyc
Dothan, Alabama
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great little Italian restaurant close to the theaters. Delicious plates to share family style. The artichokes and fave bean salad were our table of six favorites. We also shared the margarita pizza, buffalo mozzarella and small portions of the pasta dishes.

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1 Thank LBC54622
Overland Park, Kansas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stumbled upon Orso our first night in the city. Fortunately they could seat us as their reservations were all after shows ended. It has a great energy - not noisy and the food not only has great presentation but tastes even better!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
16:30 - 23:00
Friday
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 322 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-489-7212

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Columbia, South Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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