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La Gioconda

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226 E 53RD St (at nr. Third Ave.)
New York, NY 10022
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(212) 371-3536
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La Gioconda - New York, NY
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La Gioconda - New York, NY
La Gioconda - New York, NY

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Best

I took my business client to La Gioconda for dinner only to find the waitress to remind me very much of the Restaurant's concept--La Gioconda being the Mona Lisa. The food was wo...

Worst

Food was great. However, miniscule does not even do this justice. Very loud and cramped. Not good for converstaion and staff was a little upset I didn't buy there overpriced wine...

Editorial review from GrubHub 3/2/2014

Food was mediocre and arrived cold. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 1/15/2014

There was a long hair in my lasagna. Gross. The first few bites tasted good.... until I discovered the giant hair. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 7/9/2013

Food was okay. Pasta was al dente, but the sauce was not seasoned. Tiramisu was barely edible, one of the worst I've ever tried in my life. Delivery was fast and on time. So my final veredict is: I would definitely order again if I needed to be rescued from starvation. more

Hidden Italian Delight 2/26/2009

First off, I would like to give this restaurant a 3 1/2. Went to La Gioconda last night for dinner and rather enjoyed my meal. Who would've thought that 53rd bw 2nd & 3rd held such a place? Our meal was great with only one complaint, to some the worst kind. My friend ordered mahi mahi and it was filled with bones that she could have easily choked on. The dish itself looked appetizing and the veggies grilled to perfection but she couldn't get past the bones. After sending it back (God bless her), the next plate was perfect. I loved my spinach & ricotta raviolis but for $13, I would've expected more or a larger size pasta. Our appetizer was perfect (eggplant)!! Our waiter was as accommodating as could be!! For $85 including a great bottle of wine, I'll go back for sure. Pros: Wine selection, intimate, menu selection & price Cons: Pasta portion & bones in fish more

Nice prix fixe lunch 5/1/2008

I have eaten there several times before and never was disappointed. Service was friendly and quick. The food is always up to par. Seating can be a bit tight since the dining area is small. Pros: good value, efficient service Cons: quaint dining area more

Great waitress, food was divine 2/20/2008

I took my business client to La Gioconda for dinner only to find the waitress to remind me very much of the Restaurant's concept--La Gioconda being the Mona Lisa. The food was wonderful & the woman who served us whom seemed in charge of the establishment as well was very helpful & we had a very good time. The special seafood pasta was very authentic & great. The tiramisu to die for...check it out. Pros: Service & specials Cons: -- more

Definitely got ur $ worth 2/10/2007

Nice place, good food, attentive staff. Nice small quiant restaurant. Went there with a friend, had dinner and we each had a glass of wine. Our bill came up to $50.00 - thats a steal of a deal in NYC for such a nice Italian restaurant. more

Good Food at a Good Price 12/20/2006

A bunch of us went to La Giaconda for a birthday dinner. Our group was about 10 people and although the place is pretty small we didn't feel cramped. We ordered a bunch of appetizers including the caprese and carpacchio which were very good. For our main courses I'd recommend either the penne with italian sausages and the red snapper. Personally i thought the red snapper was really good. If you're looking for a restaurant and your on a budget, i'd definitely recommend la giaconda - you get a lot of b@ng for the buck. Pros: Good food/good price more

Great food 8/8/2005

We were being taken out to lunch and were looking to go to a nicer yet modestly priced place near the office. Someone recommended La Giocanda. The food was really excellent. I can especially recommend the pasta with Italian sausage. I don't know that I would go out of my way to go back (I'm also not a huge fan of Italian food), but if you're looking for great food at very reasonable prices with a pleasant ambience and good service, then I would highly recommend it. more

Go somewhere else! 12/28/2004

Food was alright...but the service was horrible. 1 rude waiter for the entire restaurant. I have never been reprimanded by anyone whose livelihood depends on tips! There are so may better restaurants in New York City, so stay clear of La Giaconda. more

Very cozy.... 12/26/2004

Worth a trip from another part of town, they treat you so nicely here. The grill calamari are a delicious appetizer and the filet mignon with the potatoes seasoned just right and a delicious gravy sauce! If you want to eat lighter all the fish is fresh and tasty. If you want to Splurge on dessert the chocolate crepes is the way to go! Great atmosphere, small, soft lighting, warm decor and friendly service. Can't go wrong! Pros: food, service, decore more

Great hideaway place 1/30/2004

La Gioconda is a great find! This small, quaint, restaurant is great for 2 - 4 people looking for a quiet atmosphere, reasonable prices, and good food. I have been here 3 times now, the pasta is fabulous with good size portions, the service is very friendly, although at times slow. Great place to bring a date, girlfriend or a small group, I loved the penne with sausage and the orchietta with sausage! The grilled calamari is great too!! Pros: Inexpensive, Small, Romantic Cons: , Pricey wine more

small is not the word 12/27/2002

Food was great. However, miniscule does not even do this justice. Very loud and cramped. Not good for converstaion and staff was a little upset I didn't buy there overpriced wine. Pros: food, location Cons: size, staff more

yum 11/7/2002

best italian food around for the price. classic italian specialties some with a flare or a little fancier, are served at this romantic midtown italian by the lovliest servers around. Great place for that date after work. more

YUMMY YUMMY!!!!!! 7/26/2002

La Gioconda is WONDERFUL. I had the broiled snapperREALLY TASTYwith lots of garlic & olives. My girlfriend had the fettuccini alla bolognese, fresh pasta with a very rich exquisite meat sauce - big portion (not like most places). The service was friendly & quite attentive. They have a very broad wine selectionwho ever made their list has very good taste! We ended our dinner with the most amazing cappuccinos!! Great prices, intimate dining, authentic Italian cuisine.We will definitely dine at La Gioconda again!! more

9 6/9/2002

Spectacular food....my broiled red snapper was fabulous. Complimentary bruschetta was excellent as well. The place is small, 6 or 7 tables, and is not the place if you are looking for a bustling scene with waiters running all over the place, but a great spot for a quiet, relaxing and inexpensive dinner. more
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  • Hours:

    Sep-Jul: Daily, noon-2:45pm and 5pm-10:30pm; Aug: Mon-Sat, noon-2:45pm and 5pm-10:30pm; Sun, closed
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown East (Turtle Bay), Midtown East, Midtown

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