About Alto

Alto is a luxury Italian restaurant featuring Michael White's interpretation of nrthern Italian cuisine, located in the Rockefeller Center area. Alto features a selection of over 2500 different wines, showcasing the Grand Cru of Europe and has received numerous Awards including the Grand Award for their wine list with wine spectator magazine. It recently received Threes from the New York Times, two star michelin and it is the only Italian Restaurant in NYC with Fours from Forbes Magazine. For lunch, Alto offers a 2 course lunch for $38.00, it is $19.00 for any additional course. For dinner, Alto offers a la carte menu as well as a four course prix fixe meal for $84.00 per person or a 7-course seasonal tasting menu for $130. Alto does nt required jackets but its preferred, n shorts or tee shirts .

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food
  • Went to Alto for a nice dinner a couple weeks back, and i. At these prices, the food had better damn well be excellent, and it just met my expectations...
  • I went last week with my out of town family. I hadn't been to Alto in quite some time...
  • Outstanding mushroom soup Panne Cotta lacked. Average short ribs...
  • The food was lovely - flavorful, beautifully presented, unique. We were a little surprised at the price of $88 per person for the 4 course meal and ha...
ambiance
  • The service was spot on -- attentive but not fussy....
  • Tast is great. ambiance is good...
  • All of the reviews do a good job describing the pretty ambiance and the attentive service. Quite nice...
  • Yes, it's expensive, but what outstanding meal in the cit. Alto had it all - ambiance, warmth, superior staff, inviting surroundings and excellent food...
  • Great choice for Restaurant week or any week....
service
  • Perfect dining experience, the waiter was fantastic!! Would definitely come back here....
  • Everything about the experience was lovely - food, service, etc. Top notch!...
  • note, i said almost. service is non-intrusive but efficient and good...
  • Great night out with my wife, very romantic restaurant, except for drunk guy at next table breaking out into song every ten minutes! Dinner AND a show! service was top notch...
value
  • Went to Alto for a nice dinner a couple weeks back, and it was just that: nice. At these prices, the food had better damn well be excellent, and it jus...
  • Had dinner at Alto last Saturday night - was seated promptly, the space is beautiful. Did the 4 course pre-fix, a good deal at $75 (verses ordering ala...
  • The Alto experience was fine - nothing outstanding about it and nothing to detract from it (except signage was poor and took me a couple of minute to find the place) Food was very good but not sure if it deserves its price point or raving reviews I saw on Zagat's...
  • I had lunch at Alto this past summer. What a great value! If you'd like to sample the food at a great price, take advantage of their lunch menu...
wine
  • Countless wine bottles, encased behind blue glass, line the windowless dining room; a backdrop to the zealous servers deciphering the high-minded menu...
  • We decided on a tasting menu with a wine pairing, and all of us were left speechless!! I dine out quite frequently around the city, and I have definitely found my new dinner spot...
  • 4 of us took advantage of restaurant week - we ordered everything on the special menu & a bottle of the special priced $24.99 red wine...
  • Beef pasta s. For dessert I had the panna cotta which did not really go with the meal (in terms of taste) but would have been good with a white wine...
  • The decor is cool and contemporary, yet warm and inviting (ask to sit in the wine room) - I loved the lime green swivel chairs! tables were nicely spaced...
  • Great night out with my wife, very romantic restaurant, except for drunk guy at next table breaking out into song ever. Waiter recommended a great wine...
restaurant
  • Chef . White's food is the product of a union of Italian elements, mixed with modern restaurant technique and an appetite for big flavors and textures...
  • Alto is a restaurant we want to love. A sleek design combined with a menu that reads like a visit to Trentino-Alto Adige, that northern Italian region ...
  • I think this is my best Italian restaurant in NYC ever before. No classic style, not much modern...
  • For dessert I had the panna cotta which did not really go with the meal (in terms of tas. restaurant is beautiful, with wine bottles lining the wall...
  • I have been wanting to try Alto since I dined at Convivio, another Michael White restaurant featuring a more southern Italian menu. Convivio is wonderf...
pasta
  • Los que ordenamos lamb o veal tuvimos mucha mejor suerte que los que ordenaron pasta. Dos puntos en contra: no me mato el fois grass y el postre que n...
  • You've got to be looking for this place to find it, but it's well worth the quest. Great menu with full complement of pasta, seafood and meat...
  • Restaurant week lunch was good. The vegetarian pasta substitution was slightly uninspired, but overall a nice experience...
  • Beef pasta seemed interesting, and the cod was tasty. For dessert I had the panna cotta which did not really go with the meal (in terms of taste) bu...
  • For me, that was cod tripe which is, yes, cod stomach. This item appears in the squid ink pasta...
  • Great food. Insane handmade pasta...
  • Ashley Buchanan

    Food

    9

    Decor

    8

    Service

    8

    Such a nice place to have an intimate dinner. Terrific food, spectacular wine and nice service. If you're planning to have a first date with your special someone i would suggest this place. Nice, nice, nice!

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    Overall Rating

    8.5

    "Amazing"