New York, NY 10022
- Sun 4pm-10pm, Mon-Thu 12pm-11pm, Fri 12pm-11:30pm, Sat 5pm-11:30pm
- All Major Credit Cards
- Private Party, Wheelchair Accessible, Family Style, Prix Fixe
- Dinner, Lunch
- Full bar
- Highly Recommended, Accepted
Village Voice's Description
Felidia is one of those Midtown East places run by New York restaurant royalty--and in this case it's Lidia Bastianich, mastermind of Manhattan staples Lupa, Esca, and Becco. (She also had a show on PBS, for what that's worth.) Run daily by chef Fortunato Nicotra, Felidia does justice to the big names (and legacy) associated with it. Whole wheat orecchiette with anchovies, and a mixed grill of scallops, lobster, calamari, shrimp and razor clams are dishes typical of the decadent, meat-heavy menu. But of course, it's heavily Italian, so there's plenty of pasta, and the best is the rich duck and mushroom pappardelle. All of the dishes are carefully crafted, and unlike most high-class, traditional-fare restaurants, gluten/dairy free options abound. The wine list is what could be expected of a high traffic legacy restaurant: Pricy and well sourced from all over the world, but heavy on Europe--just like the food. --Shane Barnes
Tips from foursquare
Chef Fortunato Nicotra delivers Italian entrees that pay homage to founder Lidia Bastianich’s roots. Especially stunning are the sauces laced with exotic ingredients like fennel pollen.
Lidia Bastianich is genius...she even adds apples to her sauce. Amazing!
i could go there, sit at the tiny bar and eat my favorite carpaccio di pesce almost every single day...
#2 - IWalked NYC's Top 10 Italian Restaurants. Located in multi-level former townhouse. Exhaustive wine list. Specializes in dishes reminiscent of Northern Italy. Intimate setting since 1981.
Everything here was AMAZING! but definitely have the octopus to start and the il cacio e pere pasta for an entree. You won't be disappointed!
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