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Orso - NYC

4.9
4.9
1685 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Opened in 1983 by Theatre District restaurateur Joe Allen, Orso serves regional Italian cuisine in a cozy, intimate setting.

**Please note- due to the closure of Broadway, we have altered our hours of operation. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to resuming our normal schedule in the near future.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 489-7212

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Victor Flores

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Cross street

    8th Avenue

  • Parking details

    There is a public parking lot located immediately west of Orso on 46th Street.

  • Public transit

    Orso is located approximately five blocks from the 42nd Street and Broadway subway stop (1,9,N,R and S lines) and approximately 2 blocks from the 44th Street and 8th Avenue subway stop (A,C and E lines).

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,685 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Best Service

  • Manhattan

    Best Value

  • Manhattan

    Italian

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  1. B

    Billd

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to ORSO’S for over 40 years and it never disappoints. Took our recent high school graduate and he also love it.
  2. A

    Albertanfoodies

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time at Orso's, travelling from Canada. The meals were delicious, the service outstanding, and the ambiance lovely. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  3. GS

    GregS

    Baltimore

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible food with spectacular service. A definite pre-show stop.
  4. L

    Luvgoodfood

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad they are back!
  5. m

    mtfw

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I first dined at Orso in 1983. It is my go-to restaurant when attending the theater. I am SO GLAD it opened again after 798 days of closure. It felt like coming home. The food was fantastic and I really enjoyed myself. Welcome back!
  6. R

    Ray212

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place for after theater. Always and interesting crowd.
  7. WB

    WBG77

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, atmosphere and service! Everything about this restaurant is wonderful. Always a pleasure dining at Orso.
  8. t

    themiller

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still the standard for the theater district and most other places. The best staff in New York.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One does not expect to find this (high) level of quality in Italian restaurants in New York. Combined with outstanding service and an in-the-know crowd, including well known faces, this is a serious contender for repeat visits. The best of the Joe Allen restaurants from the point of view of food.
  10. JC

    JohnC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. If you are looking to go somewhere before a show and are right on time. This is the place to go. Great service and great food.
  11. AM

    AnnieM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Orso is the best pre show dinner spot (and post!). We've been going for more than 20 years, and we're thrilled (and relieved) to see them open up post pandemic. The food, ambiance and service continue to be the absolute best. Welcome back, Orso!
  12. ND

    NickD

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was delicious, however the service was a bit slow. I never like when people come in after you and get served first. That should never happen. Besides that, the overall meal was very good.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Tracy our waitress was very friendly and efficient. I did feel like the food was almost coming out too fast, like we were being rushed. I like to do fine dining, not to feel rushed. The mood felt like “let’s crank ‘em out, we got our next round of patrons coming in soon”.
  14. MT

    MitchT

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Orso -- A real gem in NYC. Been going for years and food, service and atmosphere is top notch. Never touristy and a great place to experience.
  15. FM

    FrankM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a tremendous experience and I would eat there regularly if I lived near it! Thank you for the wonderful food and service…all the Best!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant!
  17. FM

    FredM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Very friendly staff and excellent value.
  18. t

    tomthediner

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very good. Environment could use a major renovation but the great food, solid service and reasonable prices (given how much every restaurant has boosted prices) makes this a solid pre-broadway show choice.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Still love this place but the food needs to catch up since reopening post lockdowns.
  20. JW

    JWGD

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Orso never disappoints. We were having a pre-theater dinner so time was important. In an hour, we had an elegant dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. The staff is very professional and just plain old nice. What a lovely spot for terrific food and good company in this hectic world. We look forward to returning to this wonderful restaurant.
  21. k

    kendig

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was so excited to see them back open after the pandemic… favorite restaurant in the city
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There has never been a bad experience! Everyone who works there treats you like a member of the family!!!! Food is sooooo good!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful
  24. MF

    MichaelF

    Philadelphia

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prosciutto and peaches was incredible. Artichokes we’re delicious also.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was excellent; food was delicious!
  26. SD

    SilenceDogood

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Gold Standard of After Broadway. Go for the food, stay for the scene....and the dirty martinis.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitstaff, delicious food-we loved it.
  28. LW

    LisaW

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and so was the service! Very reasonable prices.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Orso is and always has been, a one of my favorite restaurants in NYC.
  30. FM

    FredM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in all regards!
  31. VR

    VirgilR

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food! Always a wonderful time and experience!
  32. KM

    KateyM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked based on good reviews, our first night in NYC and didn’t disappoint. Food was beautiful, service was superb, I will definitely return next time we are in the city
  33. L

    Lulu27

    Portland

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! The food was very good and the service wonderful! Definitely would go again!
  34. CR

    CRK5

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite!! So happy they have reopened and I got to see familiar faces! Thank you so much and see you again soon!
  35. AA

    AndreaA

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful waiter and food
  36. G

    Good

    New England

    130 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always enjoy dinner here. Great food and service. Close by theatres.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service!
  38. EK

    ElliottK

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service. Good to have ORSO back!!! The pastas and pizza are Amazing!!!
  39. s

    sandyg

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner at Orso. The service, food, ambiance, and friendly staff were all excellent. Can’t wait to return.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So thrilled to be back at Orso for post theater! It’s not as good as we remembered it’s even better and more perfect than we remembered. Delicious food, wonderful staff and service, perfect atmosphere.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Orso - NYC is rated 4.9 stars by 1685 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Orso - NYC

322 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036-3801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a public parking lot located immediately west of Orso on 46th Street.

  • Public transit

    Orso is located approximately five blocks from the 42nd Street and Broadway subway stop (1,9,N,R and S lines) and approximately 2 blocks from the 44th Street and 8th Avenue subway stop (A,C and E lines).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Victor Flores

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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