Gente Ristorante Italiano

153 E 45th St, New York
(212) 557-5555

Recent Comments


When they were open they had amazing food ! They are now closed as I was there today July 22,2019 and if you look at the picture their is paper on the window and sadly CLOSED. I loved this place when they were open. Closed so sad.

Pat C.

The closest we have had to lunch in Palau, IT sense we left our dream life behind 18 yr ago. They served the bread with olive oil AND balsamic just like 'home' and both the oil and balsamic were of good quality. The bread was exactly what was needed; crusty outside and chewy warm inside. The caprese, minestrone, and penne alla vodka were all on point. Great place for a quick lunch at least, food and service wise. Would definitely eat here again and highly recommend.


Was not sure about this place as some reviews were not great, but found it very good and reasonable price(for NY)

Jeanmarie Lally

Great food, good wine, attentive, amenable staff. We went twice in one week, we enjoyed it so much! Order the risotto or the ravioli and you won't be disappointed.

Wade Hickey

The bread, and NY steak were very good. The lasagna was some of the best I've had. The crème brûlée wasn't great.The chocolate souffle and icecream were decent. The staff were pleasant. Paper covers the tables which is a bit odd. It's quiet, but very nice.

Colin N

Very good nice food good service wine expensive like 9rest of new York . Clean and tidy. Polite waiters.

Colin N

Very good nice food good service wine expensive like 9rest of new York Clean and tidy Polite waiters

Evren D.

Great food and service! One of the best Italian food in the city with reasonable prices

Georges Ferguson

Awesome service average Italian food. I make a fresh sauce and a can sauce that stomps the pasta on the side of my marsala. Try fresh basil for a pop. Get rid of your saffron mushroom risotto. It tastes like yellow rice with canned mushrooms. I hope you use fresh herbs and fresh mushrooms in your kitchen.

Jesse Dwyer

Service was terrific. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Brought 2 kids (ages 8 and 4). Very nice time and food was good.

Richard Mastrocinque

Nice people. Food was excellent. Service was great. Was very happy

Steve Wallace

Great food great service waiter was perfect at a great price will go back definitely you won't be disappointed


My second and most likely last visit to Gente. I thought I was unlucky furst time.. But not. Service so tired and so bored of his job. Menu and the note of special of the day looks like something from a fast food restaurant.Food ok. But the dessert was ready made from a factory in a plastic glass. Unbelievable. I would be surprised if Gente survives much longer.

Miguel T.

This place was pretty good for midtown manhattan. Being close to GCT for metro north is a plus as well. Came for a semi-late lunch based on a yelp review. Rating was 3 1/2 stars but wanted to try none the less. AMBIANCE - the place was cute but small maybe 20 tables and a small bar area. Nice wooden tables with a practical but not elegant setup. There were clips holding paper in lieu of table cloths. I'm indifferent but can see that paper lowers the initial impression MENU - not particularly large but enough choices to satisfy everyone. Surprisingly there were no lunch specials but not a show stopper. SERVICE - a solid 4-5 star rating here albeit we came at the end of the lunch hour rush. FOOD - a high spot here for what we ordered. Appetizers worth trying. "Kobe meatballs" and the "carpaccio arugula salad". Both were very good. Entrees were also very good. The risotto with a substitution of asparagus was perfectly prepared and flavorful with the chicken. The Osso bucco was ok but instead of a traditional sauce what was prepared was more like a Marsala sauce which if you wanted you could order veal Marsala instead. Still the veal shank was tender and the pasta side was a nice al dente. DESSERTS - have to try the lemon cello flute. Really good. Also the the Bella something lemon cake. That was really good OWNER - met the owner who was a pleasant and congenial individual who had some great stories to share. He worked the room and made you feel at home. Super engagement. PRICE - definitely not $$ more like $$$ to $$$$. For 2 people. With a nice tip, tax and a few drinks bill was $225

Tanya BG

Excellent food and very attentive service. Each of us in our party of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Tiramisu was the best ever!

Tony M.

This was such a great find! When I walked in and saw how bright the place was and the dated decor, I was skeptical. However, the food was surprisingly yummy! From the crusty Italian bread to the reasonably priced wine list, we totally enjoyed dinner. The carpaccio was probably one of the best we've had. Service was attentive and not rushed at all. I would have given it five stars but the bright lights and uninspiring bindi desserts made me subtract a star. Since the place is dated with worn tables and chairs, keeping the lights down would not only create better ambiance, it would also hide some of these "imperfections." Still, I would definitely come back!


This is a nice Italian spot in midtown with close proximity to Grand Central. Prices are high but this is to be expected. The prix fixe is reasonable. I recommend the chicken piccata.

Abhishek Mukherjee

Let me preface this by saying, I DID NOT go into the restaurant, this review is mainly for those looking to order delivery .

Theresa Marko

Chicken parm was great! Tasty and rich tomato sauce. They now serve a huge raviolo which was plentiful on ricotta and fresh italian parsley. We got it with the vodka sauce which was really tasty.

T M.

Chicken parm was great! Tasty and rich tomato sauce. They now serve a huge raviolo which was plentiful on ricotta and fresh italian parsley. We got it with the vodka sauce which was really tasty.

Gente Ristorante Italiano

153 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017