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Aleo Restaurant

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Flatiron District
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7 W 20th St, New York City, NY 10011-3703 (5th Avenue)
+1 212-691-8136
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I recently took an out- of- town couple to ALEO for dinner . The weather was nice so we dined on the inviting outdoor garden patio . The warm Italian style gracious hospitality made our guests feel like family . Not only was the service great but the food was authentic Italian and expertly prepared . I... More 

Thank justcare
Penfield, New York
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351 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Cozy restaurant, homey atmosphere. They offer daily specials. We had the ribeye steak (delicious, prepared exactly as requested, fresh asparagus), pasta (generous portion, great sauce), salmon (nice portion). Had there tiramisu for dessert which was delicious. So glad we stopped in.

Thank B_in_Penfield
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Mediocre at best. There is nothing in food, drinks, service and atmosphere that is memorable about this Flatiron District restaurant, The cuisine is a mixed bag of Italian and Mediterranean fare. The price for drinks and food for a New York location are very reasonable. If you are a Groupon certificate holder, you will not get points on Open Table... More 

Thank Erwin D
Austin, Minnesota
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

The food was pretty good. The service was as bad as I've ever had. (we don't have to be waited on hand and foot either) About nine people in the restaurant, manhattens were served in a water glass. we had to go to the bar and ask for bread. One we got our food, we never seen the waiter again... More 

Thank Rammer66
Queens, New York
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We started our dinner off with cocktails. I had a lemon drop martini and my husband had a Gary margarita. Both were well made with quality ingredients. For appetizers: grilled octopus which was excellent and caprese salad-the tomatoes were excellent in flavor and texture the mozzarella cheese could have bee a touch better but all-in-all a good choice. Entrees: pasta... More 

Thank MasonJahr
aleorestaurant, Owner at Aleo Restaurant, responded to this review

MasonJahr...Thank you for the review. I am pleased you enjoyed your meal and had a good experience here at ALEO. We work hard and have been doing it for years, to try and please each and every person that comes through our doors. I will look into the mozzarella, especially since we make our own on premise here at ALEO.... More 

roslyn, ny
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Had dinner with friends. We shared the special salad as an appetizer. Entrees included red snapper, ragatoni with meat sauce and chicken scarpiello. All were excellent. The tiramisu for dessert was delicious. Wine by the glass and bottle is very reasonably priced. We would definitely return again. Service was attentive.

Thank Virginia D
East Rockaway, New York
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Just stopped by one evening, ope tables in front and back atrium. Dont be fooled that it isnt crowded. Food was awesome, made to order, cater to your needs. Waitress was very helpful and accommodating. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Thank Rocketscientist3
Woodridge, New York
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126 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We went to Aleo midweek at about 2:30pm, so we had the place to ourselves. Sat in the large garden area a great break from the city. They had both a prix fixe lunch for about $22 and a lunch sandwich menu for $15. Both were great deals. The prix fixe menu include a good selection of apps, a main... More 

Thank CatskillsTravler
aleorestaurant, Owner at Aleo Restaurant, responded to this review

Catskills Travler...Thank you so much for the kind words and sincere thoughts. It is much appreciated by all the staff at ALEO. Our staff is family here, and some of us have been here for over 14 years . It is nice to hear good things and feel you make people happy, especially nice people. Have a wonderful Summer! More 

Kinston, North Carolina
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We had a group of 4 for a celebration dinner. This was a great choice. We had a wonderful bottle of red wine suggested by our server. It was reasonably priced. All of our entrees, salads and deserts were delicious. The service was outstanding. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone!

Thank eleighb
aleorestaurant, Owner at Aleo Restaurant, responded to this review

Eleighb....Thank you for the genuine thoughts. It is so pleasing to know you came to ALEO for a special event of yours and we were a "Great Choice". I appreciate your kind words, as does the entire staff who all work hard to make people happy. Thank you once again.. More 

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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

As a native Italian, my standards be a little higher than average when it comes to Italian food, but this place was a terrible food experience. We ordered calamari and it was tasteless rubber. We ordered tagliatelle with mushrooms and parmesan sauce and it was a very poor dish with no flavour. Service was great (a friendly Italian waiter) but... More 

Thank triestina76
aleorestaurant, Owner at Aleo Restaurant, responded to this review

Triestina...We are sorry you were unappreciative of the food. Unfortunately, it is hard to please 100% of the customers. As you know, there are many regions in Itaky with varying palates and customs. perhaps your customs and palates differ from the regions our family here at ALEO is from in Italy? Also, we apologize for the texture of the calamari,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 W 20th St, New York City, NY 10011-3703
    (5th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 6 Train to 23rd St. N Train to 23rd St. 1 Train to 18th St. or 23rd St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-691-8136
Aleo Restaurant Garden Dining is a find in the Flatiron District in NYC. "Sincere Service"..Zagat, and "A Great Date Place" ,Zagat....Known for its warm and friendly "Awesome Italian" food, often called "The Fine Dining Italian Cheers" where you want to know everybody there. OUTDOOR DINING with a GARDEN and RETRACTABLE ROOF

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Staying in Flatiron District

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Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighbourhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being the home of a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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