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Alloro

Salvatore and Gina opened Alloro on a quiet, tree-lined street of the Upper East Side, just one block from where they live with their children. When you go to Alloro, you'll be greeted by an adventurous décor and innovative culinary fare created by Salvatore who puts a creative spin on Italian classics. With each season comes a new menu. Sit back and let them take you on an exciting culinary journey you'll always remember. This ain't your grandma's spaghetti and meatballs! Visit www.alloronyc.com for information on menus, tastings, and cultural events.
31 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
(31 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 31 reviews
5 stars
(18)
4 stars
(11)
3 stars
(1)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
Service 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
2.8 / 3
Energetic
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(22)
  • fit for foodies(19)
  • special occasion(11)
  • notable wine list(10)
  • romantic(10)
  • good for groups(4)
Alloro Reviews List
Review 1 for Alloro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Worth trying and food and service was fair but the vibe and crowd was boring and blah. Still worth going to."
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2005
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Review 2 for Alloro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Bittersweet meal

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We recently returned to Alloro for a meal, which we try to do whenever we are in the neighborhood, and were saddened to learn that it will close soon. Hard to understand, the food is excellent, and the room was packed. It will definitely be a loss for the neighborhood - we can only hope they'll open another one closer to where we live downtown. I certainly hope so. Thank you, Alloro, for several memorable meals."
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2002
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Alloro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Always a good meal

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This has been one of our favorite restaurants in NYC. Sorry to hear it is closing. Outstanding food and service. Interesting menu and many one of a kind items. We will miss going to Alloro."
Dined on 1/12/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 4 for Alloro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"New ti the restaurant. We consider it a real find. Food was very good; service was attentive but not rushed and the ambiance allows you to carry on a civilized conversation. We plan to return/"
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 5 for Alloro
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Skip this one

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I had the branzino which was covered in a few strange sauces that didn't really work. My wife had a raviolo dish that was tasteless and slightly tough. Food just wasn't very good. Service was very nice. Room was outdated and in need of renovation. There are better Italian restaurants in the neighborhood."
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2009
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Review 6 for Alloro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"A memorable evening - both food and service. We will be returning with friends."
Dined on 12/30/2014
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Alloro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Alloro Always

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We returned to Alloro with neighborhood friends. This cozy UES Italian restaurant is always welcoming and always wonderful. Wild boar ravioli, pasta prepared INSIDE a giant wheel of cheese plus gluten free penne provided everyone with the perfect meal. We rounded it off with a reasonably priced Super Tuscan red wine. Everyone went home full and happy."
Dined on 12/15/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Alloro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"A rarity in NY--a family owned restaurant where the chef/owner is actually there.
It shows.
Excellent and always interesting takes on Traditional Italian dishes prepared with imagination.
Atmosphere cozy.
If you're interested in wine, try the white[!] Falanghina. Something new.
Highly recommended.
"
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Alloro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Place to spend time with friends

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The atmosphere is great. Cosy but not loud. Service excellent. The wine list was limited but we loved the Saivignon Blanc."
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
0points
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Alloro
Based on the average of (22) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
19 out of 19 recommend this product
Food 
4.7 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.7 / 5
Service 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
2.7 / 3
Energetic