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Bricco Restaurant - 16 Reviews - 304 W 56TH St Ste 8, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 245-7160

Bricco Restaurant

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304 W 56TH St Ste 8
New York, NY 10019
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(212) 245-7160
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Restaurants , Italian Restaurants

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Food & Dining , European Restaurants

Reviews

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Best

This place has a great atmosphere, not too big, not too small and great cozy, warm lighting. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. The service is great. We went here once m...

Worst

Bricco was horrible. We waited for an unusually long amount of time for menus (and food, and water, and the check...). My caesar salad was absolutely drenched in dressing. The qu...

Editorial review from Citysearch 2/27/2014

Place it's very dirty. owner is harbor person use undocumented worker . Treat them as a poor he never paid them minimum wage 15 dollar all day . Plz American don't support that man . Go nice place where great care people . waiter Luis charge double wine he is niño little dog .every time you go there new face . Waiter Daniel said not easy to work with niño and Luis . He said he hope find better job n quit very soon . Always Chet with pay check. Please don't go there . Support better business owner not little niño bad boy no life thx for reding that. more

Disappointment 12/5/2010

Overpriced, confusion amongst the waiters...and what they r most notorious for...the 'Brick Oven' was out of service! more

Way overpriced, rude waiters, noisy, dull, no music, small portions 2/17/2009

My boyfriend took me there on St. Valentine's day for a romantic dinner. We saw a nice review on Zagat and even had the ""should try it"" sticker in there. I am utterly disappointed! The place was extremely noisy, the atmosphere - very dull and the waiter - obnoxious. He had a heavy accent and was hard to understand. And whenever we asked him something twice he would make weird faces at us. Moreover - our table was placed in between another 2 tables and some veeeery loud people were seated there. Some of them wouldn't stop getting up and taking pictures and others were simply screaming at each other arguing about something. So much for romantic. The waiter took our wine away and put it in a coller on the bar. This way, whenever we wanted to sip some more, we'd have to call him and ask or simply wait. The shortest possible menu - only 2 pages. What's up with that? The veal I ordered was alright (thanks to the chef) but the portion was tiny. I believe I had half a spoon of mashed potatoes served with that along with a single baby broccoli. And $8.50 for 2 scoops of ice cream?! Come on... They didn't even have chocolate or vanilla ice cream. I appreciate the fact that my guy tried to take me out to a place I'd enjoy, but I will forever regret picking this one! I do NOT recommend it to anyone and no New Yorker in his right mind would go there twice. Pros: good wine list Cons: rude waiter, overpriced, a 2 page menu (?!?), tiny food portions, no music, noisy, dark and dull, waiter takes your wine away (?!) more

angry owner/manager 4/23/2008

My work associate and friend wanted a nice Italian before he was going to go on a weight losing diet. So we went to Bricco nearby. I didn't like the pricing, but decided i'd order pizza. I thought it was all ok, service, food, yes, the waiter was often in the back and my friend had to call for him several times, and perhaps my friend didn't call for him in the nicest way. But, the problem happened at the end of the meal. Our bill was: veal, 16.95, margarita pizza, 12.95 and ""1 open appetizer,"" 4.50. The 4.50 was for the Parmasan cheese my friend asked for. Had he known there was a charge for this, he would not have had a problem with it. My friend had asked for sliced Parmasan and said he never had to pay for Parmasan before. The manager/owner, we don't know which he was, told the waiter, no, we have to pay for the Parmasan and several times in this strange back and forth with the waiter taking the bill and a message from us. Finally he came and started yelling at us that he's not the red cross, that Parmesan costs 700 dollars a wheel, we have to pay. He came back and screamed right to our faces all kinds of things. I told him yelling wasn't acceptable. He then claimed to have called the police. We paid the full bill + tip. Such a beautiful day, an empty restaurant and angry person, is it worth it? As we left he told us to go ""f...ourselves."" As for the food, i am a very food conscious person, and found it to be in the end, overpriced comfort food. So many better Italian places in NYC. Also, he may not have liked our being asian (my only guess for such angry behavior) Pros: so few customers, easy to get food Cons: incredibly angry manager more

Great Restaurant that you'll go to over and over again 4/8/2008

This place has a great atmosphere, not too big, not too small and great cozy, warm lighting. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. The service is great. We went here once many years ago off a posting on the web, then the next time we were in NY we with some friends wandering around looking for someplace to eat and found this place again. They told us that the next time they went to NY they found the place and went again. It's consisently good and original food. Pros: the food, the atmosphere, the value Cons: that I want to go to new restaurants while in NYC and never enjoy any place as much as Bricco more

Get the Pizza a la Renata! 10/27/2007

Bricco has remained over the years we have been there, one of the best, coziest and tastiest Italian places in midtown. It draws a neighborhood crowd, theatre crowd, as well as business crowd from Time Warner and Hearst. The pasta dishes are consistently good, as well as the seafood. We love to eat at the bar, talk to the bartenders and Nino (owner) and Armando (manager). The pizza is the best we've had...especially the new Pizza a la Renata (thin crust, fresh ingredients -- arugula, prosciutto and sausage). And greta desserts - try the flourless chocolate cake. more

Good food, bad service 4/29/2006

We arrived for an early dinner without reservations. Since we had theater tickets, our waiter promised to be ""especially attentive"", which turned out to be the kiss of death. He seemed to be having trouble remembering the specials. The three tables around us were served their meals before we were, and the couple next to us, who arrived several minutes after we did, were on their dessert when we got our salads. We were never offered dessert because our waiter spent about 20 minutes at the bar calculating the checks instead. The food was good, and a good value, but the service was erratic at best. Pros: value Cons: service more

Fav. Place in NY 10/18/2005

Everytime that I have visited NY I make sure to eat at least twice here. The service, ambience and food is excellent. Make sure to check out their made in house pasta! Don't bypass desert either. One of the best traditions for women is the kissing of the ceiling! It may be a touristy thing to do but it adds to the experience! more

No, I said Pizza. (PI-ZZA) 8/28/2005

So much to say, so little room. Firstly, the staff don't listen. It seems that ""no we're still eating"" translates to italian as, ""please take our half finished pizza"" as ""a half bottle of wine"" translates to ""a full bottle of wine"". The seemingly simply task of bring food to customers also seemed a little to difficult for the lads they managed to bring us some other tables entrees. And to top it off we were being served by a kid who at 8pm on a sunday really should have been getting some shut eye for his long week of finger painting and show and tell. Pros: Food Cons: Service more

Best Pizza in NY 10/19/2004

I go here alot because the food is great the prices are reasonable, and it's within walking distance. We bring alot of our out-of-town guests here, as well as our toddler. Staff is extremely friendly. Not only is the pizza good, but I also like the meat and pasta dishes, and I always order the artichoke appitizer. They lost my reservation once, by were really nice about it. Pros: Food, prices more

Gotta GO !!! 4/18/2004

My husband & I are in NYC at least once a month, & we frequent Bricco's . We love the ambiance & the food, but most of all we Love the owner Nino. It doesn't matter who you are, he treats everybody the same, just as if you were family. The Pizza & the Penne Bella Donna would have to be two of my favorites. I also highly recomend asking about the Lemoncello, which Nino, himself, makes. This restaurant is not a tourist place which makes it even better & the prices are not too bad. I would rather go to a place that has good food & that I feel welcome at, more than a tourist trap & pay a fortune & be just a number. Don't forget to KISS the ceiling !! Pros: Good food, Great ambiance, Wonderful Owner more

Rude Tourist Trap 3/17/2004

Awful. No New Yorker in his or her right mind would eat here -- and tourists would be wise not to either. Some tourists may enjoy it because, if they're women, they can smooch the ceiling and leave their lipstick marks -- ummm... disgusting! And then they'll feel like they're experiencing ""real"" New York because they've been treated badly and overcharged. As for us, we walked out. Cons: , overpriced, cheesy more

Do not under any circumstances eat here 11/4/2003

Bricco was horrible. We waited for an unusually long amount of time for menus (and food, and water, and the check...). My caesar salad was absolutely drenched in dressing. The quality of my chicken was not up to par and its sauce had absolutely no taste. A friend asked for cheese on her pasta and the waitstaff, including the manager, REFUSED to give it to her. They told her that they DO NOT put cheese on seafood (which was in her pasta). Although the chef may not recommend it, you NEVER refuse to give a paying customer anything. When they finally (and grudgingly) agreed to put cheese on her flavorless meal, the waiter exclaimed 'you ruined it!', and walked away. The prices were high for such terrible food and horrendous service. I would not suggest for anyone to eat at Bricco. Cons: horrible service, horrible food more

Great! 8/18/2003

The restaruant is great. It was reccomended to us by locals, so it is very non- touristy. The food is inexpensive compared to most restaurants in New York City. It is aprox. $80-$90 for four people. The service was excellent-- our water glasses were always full, and the meals were prompt. Try the Penne Bella Donna- it has eggplant and mozzarella. It was very good. My mother said the house red wine was delicious. Bricco's makes it themselves, so you can't buy it. (we asked.) the chocolate cake was good too, but dense, so I would split it w/ someone. If you are staying at the Park Central or the Wellington, the restaurant is less than a quarter of a mile away from both. Pros: inexpensive for NY, good service, good food more

Excellent Food! Excellent Service 12/16/2002

I was pleasantly surprised by my dinner experience at Bricco. I was welcomed at the door and promptly invited to my seat. My girlfriend and I enjoyed an excellently prepared dinner with generous sized portions. There were plenty of choices on the menu along with several specials. The meal was priced very reasonably and the service was excellent. more

Perfection 9/21/2002

From the minute I walked in I was greated, in Italian, by a wonderful older man named Nino who immeadiatly took my rain coat and attempted to place it nicely on a hanger. When I told him not to worry, he told me that he was a perfectionist. I knew that the restaurant was special. Amazing food, like the octopus salad. Pasta is incredibly aldente, just how I like it. Great wine list at very reasonable prices. My only complaint is that the portions could be a bit bigger, though I will defintely be back. Pros: Delicious Food, Great Wine List, Helpful Staff more

NYC Gem 7/24/2002

My husband and I were visiting NYC and based on a recommendation we ate at Bricco. We were delighted!! The food is outstanding! We started with the baked artichokes that we didn't think could be beat, but then the entrees. The gnocci special was AMAZING and the chocolate torte was out of this world. The service was great and we had a wonderful evening at Bricco. Pros: Inexpensive, Wonderful food, Good service more
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  • Hours:

    Monday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM Saturday 5:30 PM - 10:45 PM Sunday 5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
  • Neighborhoods:

    Clinton, Midtown
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