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Orso - NYC

4.8
4.8
1765 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

7:00 PM


Booked 31 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

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What 1,765 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Orso has to be...hands down...my favorite restaurant! Always delicious and the service staff are so accommodating! Thank you...
  2. l

    lisar

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    They couldn't have been nice, food was delish, and we were in and out quickly for theater. Always love Orso. I would give five stars but the menu is a bit limited, which is probably how they are able to do it all so well!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. The last time my boyfriend had linguine vongole that good was in Italy. We will absolutely be coming back.
  4. D

    Delicious

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten at Orso many times and always found the food delicious and the service excellent.
  5. JS

    JeffS

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best!
  6. m

    mtfw

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ll say it again—I am SO happy Orso is open again. Customer service is outstanding, food is great. I have been going to Orso since 1983. I love it.
  7. SC

    SamanthaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was exceptional!
  8. SS

    StephenS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    . Wonderful to be back at Orso‘s. Like an old friend inviting us back. Just bring back the squab…!
  9. M

    Mejosh

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great after theatre meal. Promptly seated after Moulin Rouge. Great food, Linguini ala Congolese was excellent. Also terrific Tirmasu and sorbets
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambience. Can’t wait to go back.
  11. M

    Matt

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food was excellent. This is easily some of the best food I have had in my many visits to Manhattan.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute place with excellent service and good food! Perfect for pre-theater dinner
  13. m

    mtfw

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy Orso is back!! Great service, great food. I love it here.
  14. RX

    RosanaX

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent with an attentive service. It was a good choice !
  15. T

    Target

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. I look forward to Orso as much as the theatre!
  16. MD

    MDBL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bravo! Orso has come out of The Interruption as cozy, as cozy glam, as ever. Top place to be pre or post theater. And loveliest staff, some of whom have been manning the trenches from years past. Our ever favorite deserving of its own Tony.
  17. JC

    JeffreyC

    Las Vegas

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was tasty! Service was generally good. “Self service” approach to the wine was interesting. Once the server opened the bottle, no further attention was paid by them to the wine. No initial pour, no top ups etc…A bit strange. Also, delivered bread to the table but no plates (?) Are you supposed to put your buttered bread slice on your napkin?? Limited wine selections. I thought the extra spot on the bill asking for a separate “Maitre D” tip was a bit much… I haven’t seen that before. Bottom line: food was good, portions were very good, service was generally good but “odd” as described. I would probably not return.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always excellant food and service… for us out with time to spare for theater without rushing
  19. L

    Lynner

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and menu. This place never disappoints.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food4service3ambience1
    Extremely disappointing experience. The hostess sat us near a party of 8-10 (Loud) people. It seems fairly obvious that a table of 2 isnt going to be interested in being next to a loud table. I tooj a friend from out of town that I rarely see here. It was so loud my friend’s voice hurt the next day. We were literally yelling across the table until finally being moved. Disorganized management and a complete waste of $200. The restaurant was so cheap they didn’t even Send over an $8 appetizer to make up for it
  21. S

    Susan

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and the service !!!
  23. G

    Ganymom

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    One of our favorite pre-theater dining spots. Food is always excellent and it’s easy to eat a healthy meal. Salads are always very fresh and tasty! Entrees are simple and delicious. Wait staff is very attentive to your Show start time.
  24. PT

    PTPT

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved it. Great food and great service. Waitress was lovely.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my goodness! I have heard about this restaurant for years. Don’t know why it took so long to go, but boy am I glad we did. I think it’s the best dining experience I have ever had in New York City. The food was incredible, the ambience was perfect and our server Tracy was exceptionally fabulous!! She was attentive, knowledgeable, fun & WONDERFUL!!!! Our friends visiting from out of town, could not say enough good things about her and our experience at Orso. Making another reservation for December right now.
  26. R

    Raphy

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The liver is almost as good as I remember it and that’s saying a lot!
  27. DC

    DouglasC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was very good but the choices were few in number. The grilled artichokes were excellent and all the pasta dishes were equally good. the drinks were generous. Very convenient to many shows like Hamilton. Easy walk to Port authority and Penn Station. I would go there again.
  28. W

    Whatevs

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a fantastic meal before a show! Not sure how we’ve overlooked Orso all these years, but we’ve finally found our “go to” restaurant in midtown. The food was outstanding—everything the three of us ordered was delicious. Mussels were divine, and sautéed artichokes were phenomenal. We all loved our entrees—veal scallopini, sole, and risotto with scallops—just perfect. Simple but delicious gelato for dessert. Very reasonably priced, especially for the location. Great, friendly service. (I’m so done with snotty servers who can’t be bothered to interact pleasantly with with their guests.) Got us out in more than enough time to make our show without ever feeling rushed. This place is the real deal, without being “a scene.”
  29. NY

    NYCSID

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ive been going to Orso for over 20 years because food service ambience always 5 stars.
  30. MB

    MarcB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service. The tables are a bit tight, but once the evening shows start, the place becomes less busy and the tables next to us emptied, so it became very comfortable. Overall a very enjoyable dinner
  31. t

    travel4food

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I have been going to Orso for many years, but not since Covid struck, so I was delighted to go back and find the same wonderful atmosphere, excellent food and great service. This is not a glitzy, noisy restaurant of the moment but a restaurant serving Broadway actors and true theater buffs.
  32. E

    Eric

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Orso never disappoints! I’ve been dining here for 20 years and it’s a perfect experience each time.
  33. CM

    ChuckM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always fantastic! You must try the pizzas! And the Scallops! The staff is top notch! And Patti Lupone eating with Broadway folk at the next table. Great night.
  34. R

    Robkar

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continued excellence at every level. No problem with finishing in time for theatre curtain. And Patti Lupone was at the next table!
  35. m

    mtfw

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as usual. Service was fantastic. Again—I am so glad Orso has reopened after 798 day closure.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service and great atmosphere.
  37. SD

    SaunD

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was uninspired. It used to be better. The last time we were there was way before Covid and the food was much better.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous and I’ll return!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    A little underwhelming across the board. Had high expectations given the famous clientele that dines here. I think there’s better Italian food on the block.
  40. J

    Jamie

    New York Area

    190 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    190 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    So happy the kitchen is back in full swing and the liver is better than ever as the onions are crispy fried fabulous! The pizza bread is great. Food was excellent

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 4.8 stars by 1765 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 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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