Crispo

4.1 based on 4142 reviews
Cuisine Type Italian
Price Range $30 and under
Neighborhood Chelsea

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About Crispo

Chef and owner Frank Crispo opened Crispo Restaurant in the heart of Chelsea and the West Village in the summer of 2002.

Our 150 seats create a lively, warm and friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy our signature Northern Italian cuisine.

We were nominated in 2002 for "Best New Restaurant" by Time Out magazine, and received an award for "Best Spaghetti Carbonara" by New York Magazine in 2004.

Food is not our only passion. Our extensive wine list covers the major regions of Italy and several other countries beyond. For enthusiasts, we have a full bar stocked with grappa, amaros, aperitifs and digestifs.

Come join us for dinner in our main dining room, or in our outdoor garden space. It remains open year long. With this newest addition to Crispo Restaurant you will truly feel like you are not in New York.
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4.1
Excellent
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4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place to share some dishes and also pig out on great pasta!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoy coming to Crispo as they have consistently provided very good food and excellent service. They have a varied and reasonably priced wine selection as their prices overall are fair. It's always an enjoyable time coming here with family and friends for a nice meal out.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good carbonara. Good wibe list and ambience. Good alternative in the area.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

i always enjoy a meal at Crispo...the food is trendous and the service is great....we had a great time

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

GO GO GO! A neighborhood gem and staple for me whenever I am in the 14th street area. Great food, great wine choices, excellent staff and AMAZING outside garden seating when weather is nice. DEFINITELY TRY this place.... you will NOT be let down and you fill find yourself back there!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food, great service and wonderful ambience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

been eating at Crispo since it's opening sometimes up to twice a week. great food and value; wine selection good, MY GF who is part Italian background loves the food there.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Bern to Crispo many times,and have always had friendly and attentiveservicecombinedwith a tasty and fresh dinner. Constantly recommendCrispotofriends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A GEM. Fabulous food at a fantastic price, great neighborhood feel. I've dined in Italy and this food is authentic and top notch. Wait staff is versed in the food and wine pairings, friendly, attentive..

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was good - calamari and zucchini frites and duck ravioli - but the bread was incredibly tough to break apart even when soaked in oil. I felt a bit rushed by the wait staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Branzino as good as any place in New York City. Pasta delicious and cheese plate for dessert the perfect end to a great meal. Because of unseasonal warm temperatures was able to eat outside which made it even better.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience we loved every moment thank you so much

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is one of my favorite resturants. We love the food and the atmosphere . I have never had a bad meal. The zucchini flowers are delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious and great ambiance, ask to be seated by the garden room.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We ordered eggplant caponata as part of an antipasti which was disappointing however the pasta with cauliflower and pine nuts sooooo made up for it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love Crispos. There isn't a time my husband and I have gone here, and we've gone a lot, that we didn't have a great meal and a great time. We always recommend friends and family that visit the city to go and we take people here for dinner all of the time. I hope they never change the menu or the way they let you order half the size of the pastas (so you can order 2 half pastas).

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The menu is not only creative, but also well priced and incredibly delicious. I have never been disappointed with any aspect of my meal. The service could use improvement, but the food makes up for it. The backroom has a great atmosphere and is perfect for groups.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food the waitstaff was rude and seemed to rush us. We went at 5:30 there was no one else in the restaurant and we seemed to get attitude.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was excellent . our server was very attentive. The menu was extensive, with much variety. Hope to return soon

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food, service and ambiance were impeccable. I did not know what to expect and was very happy with having chosen to eat there for the occasion of meeting my cousin in the city for dinner. I will absolutely go back and I would recommend to a friend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Crispo is a fantastic restaurant serving delicious food. The wait staff is professional, friendly, and responsive - my glass was *never* empty.\n\nThe waitress highly recommend the duck ravioli and truffle salmon. We ordered them and we were blown away by the flavor, and quality of the food. It was simply fantastic.\n\nGreat experience. Cannot wait to come back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My new favorite NYC restaurant.\nThe staff were extremely friendly and attentive. The food was cooked to perfection (and delicious.) And the music was kept down to a level that you could have a conversation without having to shout across the table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We always love going here! Staff is knowledgable, food is excellent, ambiance is gorgeous! Such a great place to spend an anniversary or a special get-together!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was mediocre. Table was terribly placed Infront of the kitchen entrances , was expecting yard area especially considering I had a reservation booked almost a month ahead of time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a wonderful dining experience at Crispo. The wait staff was friendly and the food was delicious. Everyone at my table enjoyed their appetizers and entrees, and the desserts were especially tasty!! I would definitely recommend Crispo and will be going back again soon!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Crispo is always a great and never disappoints when it comes to the food!! One of my favorites for sure

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our food was good, our waiter was helpful and responsive. It was a bit hectic and louder than I usually prefer, but convenient for us for the evening. I did find it a bit rushed, but that could have been because it was a Friday night. Can't say I would run back. There are many Italian restaurants in NYC and I didn't find this remarkable.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, but flat wines by the glass

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

They sat us an hour late but great food

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is decent, but too oily. Service is good. Overall not bad but not interested to go back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

You can't go wrong with Crispo's. I've eaten here and brought business associates here so many times. The food is great, the service is always nice and attentive. I love the back room!\nThe carbonara is the best in the city

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have been to Crispo many times over several years and it never disappoints. Good service, reasonable prices, great food and atmosphere. Lively crowd but never so loud that you can't have a conversation. They have best seared occtopus. This is the only place I order it. Good wine list. The staff is always friendly and attentive. Would highly recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

accommodating for children and good neighborhood restaurant

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great venue. Good food. Great service. Convenient location.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a great time at crispo. The cocktails, especially the limoncello martini were delicious. The garlic bread appetizer was fantastic. All entrees, including the squid ink pasta were all delicious and relatively decently priced. The only thing my party did not enjoy was the calamari appetizer. It was pretty tough and not great, but I can look past that given the rest of the food and drinks were all great. Lively energy, pretty loud but very cool décor and scene.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Second time we have dined here when we go on our annual NYC business trip. The food was pretty good. The squash blossoms... excellent as was the cobonara. Ambiance was great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good service, cozy ambiance and good italian food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was very disappointed. I've been here before and had a good experience. This time I went with a party of 7 people and no one was happy with their food. It was all very mediocre. Our waiter was also extremely harried the entire time. I'm not sure if maybe they were understaffed that night? I don't really have a desire to go back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I heard great reviews about this place so I was excited to go. However, we went on 2/4 for dinner and not one single person out of the party I went with truly enjoyed their meals. I sent my dish back, and the waitress came BACK with the meal saying the cook was confused as to why I did not like it!!! they were very rude. it was obvious the waitress was talking about our table. it was overpriced for what was given. I am not sure why this place has such great ratings. There are way too many AMAZING restaurants to go to, do not waste your time, money or patience on this underwhelming and overpriced place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love Crispo- come here anytime I can- I love the dishes- easy to share- good drinks-beautiful back outside garden

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this place. Food is always amazing

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good food and nice ambiance

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Cute intimate atmosphere. Can get noisy at peak hours. Tried the grilled octopus salad, carbonara, and truffle ravioli. Everything was okay, not the best I've ever had. Maybe a little too hyped up in my opinion.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Attractive restaurant. Good service. Had an early theater so ate at 6 so can't really judge noise levels or what it's like when really busy, but enjoyed my pasta dish very much. The pomegranate margarita was WAY too sweet -- nearly undrinkable, but enjoyed everything else.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great. Staff was friendly and very efficient. We enjoyed all the dishes ~ Especially the AngelHair Pasta and the Chicken Parm!\nA little noisy, but a lively and fun place. Can't wait to go back in the summertime and sit in the open-air patio area. Fairly priced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding find. Near mass transit, lovely decor in back room and fabulous food. Beautiful presentations, fresh taste and very good price point. A real winner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Crispo never disappoints! The food is consistently delicious with fresh ingredients and home made pasta. Always a treat to go there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went there this summer for my husband 50th bday. 2e usually don't go to Italian restaurants because I am from Italy and I am a good cook. Crispo was authentic and unique. We absolutely loved it....

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice quiet place for a wonderful pasta dinner. Prosciutto, figs and parm was a nice starter. Fettuccine with Bolognese and meatball on side was delicious. Service was warm and attentive.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

very dependable. good pasta, great chicken parm! perfect 'dinner and a movie'place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved everything about Crispo! Can't wait to go back. Awesome food and it will not break your bank!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been here many times before and have always enjoyed the food but have noticed the portion sizes getting smaller and the prices have gone up, ex. Pork shank. I also wish they had larger tables for parties of two and offered half carafes of wine as an option . Service is consistently good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Never disappoints. Food and service great. Burrata, pear, beet salad was delicious. Duck was delicious. Gluten-free pasta available.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place! Had a lovely dinner with friends. Delicious food and nice atmosphere!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food!! Great service! Would highly recommend!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of my favorite neighborhood spots for authentic and amazing Italian food. I bring my Italian family, friends and guests to this wonderful spot.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tasty surprise\nGood service and original\nMenue on a cold winter night!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place is nice, the food good, the wine and cocktail I had was not good.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've probably been there a dozen times but hadn't been in a few years until last week. Previously I'd thought the food was excellent, but this time I left disappointed. The burrata didn't seem fresh, and the rest of the dishes seemed extremely oily. Disappointed that I probably won't return to a place I used to like so much.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing. Food options were great. Wine was great. Gluten free options were much appreciated.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Crispo is always a great food experience. We introduced friends to it and they loved it. We will all be back again soon.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed Crispo a ton. My duck was really very good. Her short rib was nothing short of excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server (I believe his name is Peter) was great and on top of everything. The only thing I would mention is that each time I have come to crispo, I feel rushed by the runners coming over/passing by our table very swiftly to see if we are finished with our appetizers or not so they can get the main course out. Also they have tried to clear the table before we are even finished. It is obvious and makes it a little awkward for me because I feel like I can't fully enjoy.. otherwise good experience. Food is lovely

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place has great ambiance. The service was wonderful and not overbearing. If the spaghetti and meatballs is on the specials list GET IT.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything about the experience was perfect: seating, food, waiter. What a great way to ring in the new year. They even gave us hats and blowers for the countdown. I can't wait to go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Consistently outstanding! Never a disappointment. Great food, staff and ambiance. Kudos!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely recommend this place to anyone and everyone .. great food, friendly staff and vibrant atmosphere .. love it!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very rushed. Asked to move my plate every 5 min. Started at 630 I was out by 715 and I had dessert.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service were wonderful. We had a special evening. The bone morrow and pork shank were outstanding.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious!!! Not the typical red sauce style Italian restaurant, it's better! From appetizers to dessert, every bite was fantastic. The decor is warm and beautiful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

One more time, the whole experience in Crispo was great! The only exception might be the noise level, especially if yout table is close to a big group...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My family of 4 enjoyed our dinner at Crispo. We were seated by a fireplace which was warm and cozy. Excellent service. Great bottle of reasonably priced wine. We loved both the burata and calamari as appetizers. Carbonara was excellent, as was the ravioli.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best spaghetti carbonara my son and I have had ...lived up to its review\nGreat neighborhood place\nReasonably priced for NY\nDefinitely recommend and go back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Christmas Eve dinner

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Hanger steak is to die for!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best Italian restaurant in New York city. Pasta Bolognese and Carbonara were\nout of the ordinary.Great choice!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was quite noisy when we arrived, our server could not have been nicer & professional & put us at ease immediately. She was gracious & helpful w/ suggestions. Shared appetizer & main course, delicious, no room for dessert. Next time I get the pork shank!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service OK, food mediocre, lighting much too dark - could barely read the menu even with two candles

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lousy waitress and the owner had an attitude as we were doing them a favor. We will never go there again !a smile and a good attitude Ft both SD is so important in a service business. Snobbishness simply cannot be tolerated !and I will certainly not tolerate it !

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Nosie level was so loud and out of control ,we ate fast and ran. Not enjoyable . Have eaten here a few times and experienced the same issue last time. Food was fair . Felt the waitress suggested we order 2 of the same appetizer and 1 was sufficient since we ordered numerous appetizers . Very disappointing experience

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good but service was poor. Much more attention being paid to larger parties while we had to practically ambush a waitress for service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I loved Crispo. My 2 best friends and I went out for a holiday dinner, and it was the perfect place. The hostess was great. She took our coats and brought us to our table right away. We had a reservation at 8pm on a Saturday night, and we were still promptly seated. We ordered 2 bottles of prosecco with our apps & dinner. Everything was delicious, and the server was amazing. I'll definitely be back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was really Good and service Was great but the tables on either side of us were so close we were touching arms. It was wayyyy to stuffy and uncomfortable for my liking. I wont be going back because of that reason.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A very nice neighborhood restaurant with friendly service, a nice menu and reasonable prices.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've eaten at Crispo on and off since they opened and I have never had a bad meal; I have never even had a mediocre meal. The food is amazing, service is attentive, and ambiance is warm and inviting. It's definitely a lively place, gets busy, so make a reservation on the early side if you prefer a quieter meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always great food, great experience! Every time we come to NYC, we dine at Crispos.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice, lively, good value and friendly staff. We plan on returning soon.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

They forgot to bring one of our appetizers, other than that, was fine. Brought it out late.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious and service very good . Have dined there before would go back again

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went here for my anniversary. The food is a little pricey in my opinion, but it you're going for a very special occasion it's totally worth it. Very romantic and the staff is very nice. A little loud and the tables for two are a little close to each other, other than that it's great. The food was also really good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was pretty good, started off with the mixed olives and great potato croquettes. Then moved on to crusted Salmon, which was cooked just how I like it. Not dry but not raw, perfect. Then the dessert zeppoli's. The meal was great and all of my friends enjoyed their meals as well. Definitely a good recommendation and the ambience is nice, rustic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We discovered Crispo by accident when looking for a restaurant in that specific location. Crispo is our favorite restaurant now. Food is delicious! Pasta and the Arancino -(rice balls). Fantastic!! Chicken dishes great! Service always good. Love this place!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great! Very authentic! Based on the food...great place and would go again.\nThe service overall was lacking though. The host and hostess curtly told us when we got there that we would need to check in closer to our reservation time (we were 5 min early). Our server seemed kinda put out at times when we weren't even asking for anything extra. I was surprised that we had to order everything up front. It definitely felt that they wanted to rush you to turn the table. Also, just moving to and from the table (bathroom, being seated, leaving) felt that we were in the way of the various servers, busers, etc. We had to always stop to let them by, and I'm not even talking about those carrying trays, etc. Their overall customer service left a lot to be desired.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for Carbonara pasta, but there were too many items that are so good on the menu. We ended up ordering many things and we were happy with all of them.\nMozzarella rice ball for antipasti, it was a great start.\nThen we had Duck for entree with Carbonara Spaghetti and Angel hair pasta with vodka sauce.\nEverything was just good!\n\nNext time, we will order one pasta with entree if we need to do something better, not restaurant!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wish we had gone for more of the appetizers than the meats. The food was overall delicious, but the more traditional Italian foods are definitely worth more than some of the specials.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Crispo was hands down some of the best Italian food I have ever had. You can tell everything is authentic and homemade, great spot, can't wait to go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Crispo delivers time and time again with phenomenal food and atmosphere. That is the best chicken carbonara that I have ever had.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As usual another great dining experience at Crispo.\nFood was so fresh and delicious ,service excellent and prices reasonable. Favorites: escargot marrow bones, spare rib ravioli, beet salad and the freshest best prosciutto and figs ever! I keep coming back for consistent good dining.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We arrived a day early. Kinda a guy thing and all my fault. Hostess saved my day. Not easy on a Saturday night. \nVery gracious and only a 10 minute wait after my error. Food and service were excellent. 6 star rating ++

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Worst service I have ever had in a restaurant. I have never done a review until now because of how bad it was.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great,especially all the pastas that we tried. Very noisy, would recommend\nThe garden room.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great. Service was great, but our waitress could not stand at our table for more than a few seconds without being run over by other staff. What kind of a quality restaurant puts three tables in a spot where it's impossible for a diner to have a good experience. One of them is a foot from the bathroom door for gosh sakes! I guarantee Mr. Crispo wouldn't be happy to spend 1 1/2 hrs. and $150 feeling like he's in a movie going double speed, with diners and staff whipping by all night. Take those 3 tables out and have a restaurant full of happy diners enjoying your fabulous food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

FANTASTIC!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Crispo is the first place we ever tried roasted bone marrow and ten years later, it's still as decadent as ever! We moved abroad several years ago but whenever we're back in NYC, we always try to have dinner at Crispo as we've never had a bad meal there. The service is always friendly and everything we've ordered has been delicious. This time, I had the addictive truffle ravioli and my husband had the hanger steak which was prepared perfectly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best meals I've ever had in the city! I would call this place a must visit on your trip to NYC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Crispo is probably my favorite restaurant in NYC, and I've been to many!\nNot pretentious, just food that is fresh, tasty and delicious!\nFrom their creative salad choices, to the Prosciutto combo appetizer choices, to the pastas (the gluten-free is just as fab) and desserts (the creme brulee/pot de creme combo is off the charts!), it's a food-lovers dream.\nThe service is great, the ambiance and lighting is chill, even the background music is fun.\nCool place to bring out-of-towners. \nWhen the Chef is the owner and is on the premises, you can truly taste and see the difference.\nCheck it out--you will be very happy you did!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Relaxed setting, the food (specifically the Truffle Ravioli) was very tasty and the service was decent. A good Italian dining experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I made the reservation a week in advance but our table was not good. Very high traffic spot and it lost ambiance

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Like always, our meal at Crispo was incredible. We went there on a double date, and nobody had anything but the best to say about the experience. If you have not tried Crispo yet, it needs to be on the top of your list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

yumm! love crispo every time - good food love the bone marrow

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food. Esp loved bursts and roasted squash appetizer

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing new year's eve experience! They even gave us free party favors! The staff was very accommodating and looked happy to be there. The food was awesome I had the truffle ravioli and the bone marrow with escargot. My first time trying snails and it won't be my last. Everything was seasoned to perfection as well. I'm very happy with my experience I will be back for sure.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was the second time I ate in Crispo in the last month. The food was great as was the service. You are not rushed at all. The only complaint was the noise level. I would not want to dine in the room at the rear of the restaurant. It was difficult to hear one another. The front was much more quiet as were the tables near the kitchen.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Terrific Authentic Italian cuisine! \nWe will definitely be returning soon!\nI cant believe I hadn't heard of it sooner! \nService was terrific as well!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Light pasta. Delicious Italian. Yummy apps.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The only complaint was that all of the pasta was al dente to the point it was a little crunchy. Other than that it was great as was the service. Brussel sprouts were outstanding!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The back room was very noisy where you needed to yell to be heard, by loved the risotto mozzarella balls!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and pretty place inside!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent, wonderfully prepared food in a lively, upbeat atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food excellent, as always. Service glitch late in meal, first one in my experience. Always like it there.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waitress was cheerful and attentive. That was all that was good about this meal. My pasta (a pumpkin tortelloni) was hard around all the edges. Our other dish, amatriciana, was good until the noodles ran out and then, when eating the remaining sauce, it was clear how acidic it was. The water-pouring folks splashed water every time, sending icecubes and water into drinks and onto plates and aggressively kept the levels to the brim of the glass - we have 4-5 water visits in the hour we were there and did not drink much water. The bread was not good flavor. It was a really bad showing - again, except for the waitress.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a good time- nice cozy date night spot- a bit on the noisy side. Signature pork shank was terrific and the gnocchi with pesto just melts in your mouth!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of my favorite Italian joints in the city!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was really delicious but I was extremely disappointed in the table and the service. I booked almost a MONTH in advance and was seated at what could literally be considered the worst table in the entire restaurant. Crammed in a corner with the staff where everybody walks by and hits your chair. That was a huge bummer because I had guests in town and thought I had planned far enough in advance. I had really been looking forward to it. Our waitress also did not check on us often enough and when we finished our food it took about 20+ minutes to get the check.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took a friend for her birthday. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Definitely worth revisiting.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

With a gift card from our daughter, we celebrated our wedding anniversary in style. The garden room, with open roof and fountain , was a perfect venue on this summer evening. We didn't let a noisy table nearby spoil our fun...we were gladly relocated to a quiet corner beside the fountain. My roasted Kale salad with butternut squash and his grilled octopus appetizers were just perfect. My branzino was perfectly cooked, as was his duck. Nice wines and cappuccino completed the delicious meal. Service was impeccable, but the ambience was the biggest treat.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

took my 20 something kids for dinner. really great food. able to converse. just the right amount of noise. service was relaxed but well placed. liked the wine list too. not pretentiously long but all good choices.\nonly ting was we ordered pane cotta to share for dessert and got something else: strawberries and cream. it was delicious so we ate it anyway!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Crispo is my go-to for any night where I need a nice, un-intimidating meal. I celebrated a raise and just seeing old friends here before. They have a big-enough wine list of ranging from bottles $35-100+. Be sure to make reservations for the weekends!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Where there are a TON of restaurants, this was my first time at Crispo & I'd definitely go back. We had a special app that wasn't worth what it cost. However, the octopus app and the ravioli w/ duck in a butter sage sauce are excellent! We also had the halibut, which was a special, and that was delicious. What attracted me to 14th St. was because I was coming downtown via the A & my friend was coming uptown via the #1 train, so this was a very convenient place to meet.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I dined here as part of our getaway weekend, and we were not disappointed. We were seated right on time near the fireplace, which was lit with candles. Our waiter promptly appeared and took our drink order. For our appetizers, we chose two delicious specials - figs and pork bellies and lightly fried zucchini flowers. My husband raved about the spinach short rib ravioli, while I thoroughly enjoyed the spaghetti & meatballs. Finally for dessert, which I rarely order, we shared the cheesecake (ricotta/mascarpone) with strawberries. It was perfect! I highly recommend this restaurant and would love to go back in warmer weather, as it looks to have a great outside dining area.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Came here for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. The vibe was good, busy and energetic. That's about where the good stops. The waitress was kind of aggressive and pushy. She gave me some attitude when I didn't order an appetizer and was not friendly. She was also rushed and seemed to be trying to get us out. The food was just ok. They do give large portions so it's a good value. But not super tasty. I had the carbonara which wasn't creamy enough and my BF got the bolognese which was also not impressive. Won't be coming back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Met a former colleague to catch up over dinner. We were seated promptly at 5:30 p.m. Neither of us was very hungry so we ordered 2 appetizers and 1 entree, more than enough. Since the restaurant had just opened, it was perfect timing, not very busy so quiet enough to converse. As it got later, the noise level escalated as the tables began to fill.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was disappointed because the dish I usually order, papardelle with mushrooms, was not on the menu. Instead, the server recommended a pasta primavera, which had too many vegetables and had no real flavor. My two dining partners were disappointed in their dishes as well because they lacked flavor and substance. I will return again, but would exhort the chef to bring back this popular dish mentioned above.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

While visiting the new Whitney Museum, which stays open late on Saturday night, we decided to scan Open Table for something available in the neighborhood. Crispo turned to be a fortuitous and fabulous choice. Everything we had was perfectly prepared and flavorful, the wine list is excellent and service was courteous AND fast, even on a busy Saturday night. Crispo is a place we will want to return to whenever we are in NYC.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was extremely noisy, very hard to hear my friends speak. However, the food was good. I will definitely return with my children.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great meal, fairly priced. Excellent service. Loud room caused by a rowdy group. Not Crispo's fault.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious and service was excellent. The waiter was very helpful and friendly. Great ambience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely fantastic.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was very good, price not bad. We were in the garden, but it didn't really feel like much of a garden. It was open way at the top, but otherwise felt like we were inside. I could not believe how big it was. Rather noisy, although not as bad as many other restaurants. Since I thought the food was extremely good, I would definitely return for the food, hoping it would be a little less noisy. Since it was so big and very busy on a week night, that is obviously a good sign that it is a good restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

great spot for a date! great small plate/app selection. specials all sounded delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a delicious meal at Crispo. Can't fault it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been here many times but was quite disappointed with crispos for my girlfriends birthday. \nThough I told the waiter it was her birthday and wanted to surprise her figuring they would bring a candle in the desert we chose.\nWell one of staff came w out desert w a candle on side of plate left it and started walking away . I had to call him back to sing. And unlike many places the birthday desert was not in the house🤔

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another great dinner at my favorite restaurant. Everything is superb, as always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My favorite place in the city - we take everyone we know there. Food is amazing and prices are great. Surprisingly we never have any issue getting a table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is the best. This is my favorite restaurant in the entire city. Literally everything on the menu is superb.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great garlic bread, fresh starters, and tasty pasta.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Super tasty. Would definitely come back. Loved the marrow!! Great cocktails as well. Really enjoyed our GNO there.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, food was great and our waiter was incredible. Helping select wines and making sure we were happy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Crispo is an Italian restaurant with a very attentive staff, and absolutely delicious appetizers and entrees. The fresh pasta especially the Trofie with prosciutto just melt in your mouth. It gets crowded so recommend getting there closer to 7-7:30 for dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic food, as always. Great ambience and friendly staff. Never disappoints!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I met a friend for dinner, he had never been. As always, Crispo never disappoints. \nThe food is outstanding - something for everyone on the menu. The garden in back is a great place to sit- transporting really, you may think you are in Italy!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We liked it a lot the first few times we went there, but they seemed to be jamming the tables together last Saturday night, and it was much too loud. You couldn't hear yourself talk !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent Italian cuisine at quite moderate prices. Good wine list, attentive service, although very noisy as the evening progressed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was delicious. Restaurant is adorable, cozy and rustic. Very welcoming. Service was slow and waiter seemed distracted, but he could have been having an off night. Ordered the chicken Milanese and the chicken took up the entire plate. Was absolutely delicious. Excellent value for the price.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love Crispo, great food, attentive service. It's a great go to in the neighborhood.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

first dining experience. proscuitto appetizer, 3 different entrees, 2 desserts. All fabulous, well executed and delicious. efficient wait staff, cozy atmosphere. What's not to love? Have a reservation!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Felt a little rushed and sitting near the kitchen, there was too much activity from wait staff that killed the ambiance

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Recommended to us and wasn't dissappointed. Great food and the service was excellent

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful menu with some unusual dishes. The food is delicious. Not your usual Italian fare!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place was great. We went to Crispo on a recommendation from a friend and were very happy with the decision. Everything we ordered was delicious and the prices are not outrageous. I would definitely recommend it to anyone

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great find in Chelsea! The food was outstanding - try the fried calamari app. Branzino was about the best I've had. The service was great. Definitely will come back and recommend to friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Really loved this restaurant. Food was amazing, cocktails delicious and loved the vibe.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The pasta was very good. I had the cabonara which had fantastic homemade spaghetti and a good helping of bacon meat. The tirimisu wasn't that great but overall it was a good dining experience. The chocolate stout was yum!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

2nd visit, as delicious as I remember, shared butternut squash tortellini & branzino w/brussel sprouts, terrific, tiramisu, eh.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have loved crispo for many years. \nfood is consistently fab. I know I have to try other things but spaghetti meatball dish is phenomenon there so I tend to eat that every time I dine there.\nthis time, I was seated in the back room, semi outdoor, it was amazing.\nI didn't know that they have this amazing dining area all this years.\nhighly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wow, to say that this was a delicious meal does NOT do it justice... My dinner was insanely wonderful and I loved each and every single bite! I started with the Caprese and finished with Ricotta and truffle stuffed ravioli. I found this place online and was only in town for 1 night, but I will definitely return! You won't regret it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love this place and the food and service is great. The only negative is the noise level but I've been here several times and will be back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Crispo remains one of my favorite places to eat. It's a great place to get a delicious satisfying meal in a pleasant relaxed atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Definitely would come here again. The food and restaurant were nice and had a good time. There were a lot of good choices of entrees so it was hard to decide but the dish I had was really good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Yummy food, experienced, knowledgeable staff. Beautiful back garden. We'll definitely be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I'd like to take a batch in Crispo's truffle oil.\n\nOmg.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a lovely evening with great food, atmosphere & wine.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Disappointing dining in a city that has so many great options. Unless one is seated in the carriage room, the ambiance is very basic. Good was mediocre with the exception of the potato chive croquets which were excellent. Spaghetti and meatballs entree was a total miss. The chicken cutlet milanese seemed to have a funny texture. The service was so fast that we were finished in record time for a Saturday night dinner. The server came to us and said your entrees are waiting (with someone holding them behind him) and asked us to hurry. While I stared in amazement at my dining companion, i was holding the fork in my hand and the server LITERALLY removed the fork from my hand and then they hurriedly put our entrees down. WOW. Overall, never again. For either of us.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

While the food was good, when we entered the restaurant there was an over powering smell of bleach that permeated the entire space. This was definitely not conducive to an enjoyable dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Simply fabulous!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Over a year ago a friend recommended Crispo. I'm so glad she did because this place is amazing. I have been here in a double date, celebrated my husband's birthday and on a valentines date and they have never failed to deliver. Food and service are simply great. \nOnly con from this visit: they are not offering the fried stuffed olives anymore. \nHighly recommend Crispos to anyone

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Pasta carbonara, burratta buschetta and chicken parm were all excellent. Great atmosphere, nice place to have a great meal and a good conversation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and atmosphere

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've never been disappointed in a meal here. The food is always very good. Prices are reasonable for the neighborhood. Great atmosphere. I'm sure if I lived in the area I'd be a regular.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had dinner the other night. Disappointed in the pasta-way too much sauce. This was our second visit and will try again but not quite as good as our first visit about one month ago.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Classic Italian with a twist . Wonderful pastas with some interesting combinations of ingredients. Try the artichoke appetizer salad if you're a fan of artichokes .....very nicely served without all the usual work to eat one. Only complaint is that I asked for the duck entrée to be cooked to Medium - it was served Medium Rare. Sangria was very refreshing during the NYC heat wave.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was wonderful. Service could be better. Sat on patio, roof closed, very loud. I will return but hope for better service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my fourth visit to Crispo, and it never disappoints. I love the classic Italian dishes with a bit of a creative flare, and the cozy, romantic atmosphere. The only reason this review gives 4 stars instead of the full 5 is that we had to wait about 45 minutes after our reservation to be seated. Unusual for Crispo, but nonetheless not the most pleasant experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of NYC's best kept secrets. Been Going to Crispo's for years. When most restaurants go downhill Crispos keeps getting better.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I always have a great time here. The food tastes just as great as the first time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were meeting out of town friends. They offered to hold the table for 20 min so we could have a drink at the bar. They sat us in the back dining room at a lovely round table. A little tight for 4 but still nice. Our waitress was attentive but not overbearing. When the drinks weren't exactly right, the waitress took care of it right away. The appetizers were fresh and delicious. The short ribs entree was delicious . Although my husband thought a little small. I had short rib ravioli , it was good but a little rich for me. They let us sit, talk and drink for 3 hrs. Which we appreciated. I would go back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

What can I say about a restaurant that has it all. The food is wonderful and always consistently good. Our server, Erin was great, always available when we needed her. The rest of the service staff is also excellent and willing to please. It's the best carbonara in the city! (hey wait, that sounds like a line from the Godfather). The atmosphere is absolutely lovely! Just go and see for yourself.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Crispo has been one of those places we have passed several times, but never ventured inside.\nWe should have come sooner! The food is seasoned beautifully, service is lovely and even though it's VERY loud, it was a great experience and we'll be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great atmosphere, pretty good food, great service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Crispo has become our 'birthday' restaurant. The risotto balls! The pasta! The sides of Brussels sprouts and cauliflower are so good!! We love this restaurant !

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have gone 3/5 times and am just not impressed with the food. To many good rest in nyc to try. Will not be back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were in a bit of a rush for dinner to catch a show, and told the server upfront. When there was a backup in the kitchen, the manager came over to apologize. She noticed that my drink was slightly different than what I ordered/on the bill, so she replaced it and comp'ed it. Very nice!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Buccatini Amatriciana was exquisite. Waitress was efficient, a good manager, and quite breathtaking.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

love their bone marrow - the plain one is way better than the escargot version. the stuffed squash flowers were amazing as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I went there for a birthday dinner. It was just like all the reviews I had read. Service was great, the food was delicious . But a lot of people said it was loud. We went st 7pm on Saturday and it was not loud at all. I will tell people about this restaurant. Also I'm a former restaurant manager and the restaurant is 5 stars.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

2 servers during rush hour, literally had to beg for my credit card to be taken

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Entering a dim cellar area made me a bit apprehensive as we walked off W 14th. Friend recommended the place for our wedding anniversary - a quiet, romantic place that allowed for intimate conversation and time to relax, enjoy our meal. We ordered 3 plates from their Antipasti. The risotto balls were the highlight. We shared their Chopped Salad which was ok. My husband had the pork shank which he enjoyed. The meat fell easily off the bone with slight touch of his fork. I enjoyed the spaghetti carbonara - a Crispo signature dish. It came with a poached egg on top which I quickly integrated into the pasta creating a nice sauce with the prosciutto. Wanna go back to try the other meals, but it will be difficult because I will want the carbonara again!\n\nMy husband wasn't impressed with the zeppoles - fried dough is better at a street fair. I enjoyed the tiramisu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was excellent from the drinks, apps and entrees. It is a super popular place however so would suggest reservations and perhaps starting dinner on the early side if you can. Crispo has had a great reputation for many years so it's a reliable go-to place for a special dinner. Enjoy!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My favorite thing about Crispo is how many options there are. I feel like I'm always tempted by the pasta options at most Italian restaurants because they look better than everything else. At Crispo, the pasta is fantastic, but there are also so many other things to try.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Consistently wonderful evening filled with supremely well done food and happy people who enjoy serving it to you. Genuine gem......OH and ask to sit in the back garden! The Duck is specially delightful!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is decent, traditional Italian. Service was good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great wait staff. Very attentive. Amazing food. Consistently well prepared. Especially love the rice balls, stuffed zucchini flowers and meat & cheese plates. It's our favorite neighborhood restaurant!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Four of us were impressed with the quality of the food and the professionalism of the service. Everything we ate, from the two fish dishes to a chicken parmigiana and a robust pasta dish, was well-prepared and delicious, especially the grilled bronzino on top of kale and finished with three perfectly moist figs. Will definitely return!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant is just beautiful.. Most of my experience was great too.. Peter made us feel right at home and served well made cocktails.. The greeters too were awesome and even went to the length if offering us a few choices for dinner.. The food was served in a timely but, not rushed manner and was fantastic..

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our family was grateful for an unexpected opening on a busy Saturday night. Our meal was hot, and well prepared.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I live in Denver and come to Crispo whenever I'm in NYC. Try the Carbonara. It's the best you'll ever have.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had been introduced to Crispo awhile ago by our good friends who know it well.\nThis was the first time we returned and our expectations were exceeded. We both had\nfish and they were excellent. Appetizers and dessert did not disappoint. We will return\nsoon.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fun, exciting atmosphere, great for groups. The carbonara was fantastic!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been here twice now and love it! The pastas are very fresh and the sauces are amazing. Had the burrata brushetta as an appetizer and the truffle pasta, linguine alfredo (not actually on the menu but the restaurant was super accommodating for my picky nephew), the salmon, tirimisu, the dessert sampler and the zepoles! Everything was incredibly flavorful and cooked to perfection. For drinks, I started with the cucumber gin cocktail and switched to the Super Tuscan wine with dessert per the server's recommendation. Awesome! Discovered the garden in the back on my second trip - such a freaking cute oasis! Great as a date spot, worked very well for a small group too! Easy to make reservations day of. LOVE!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have never been disappointed with Crispo and came away from our Friday night dinner praising the cooking of Frank Crispo AGAIN! Our friends joined us for there first time here and loved the dinner as well. You need to be careful to not eat too many of the small plates and apps: our favorites being the caponata, rice balls, stuffed zucchini flowers, burrata with figs. OMG its a foodgasm! The smaller portion and redesign of the pork shank is a welcome change, the former dish was too big. His filled pastas are ethereal. I would like to see an expansion of their wine list but it definitely takes a back seat to the food. With so, so many Italian restaurants in the city it's no surprise why Crispo is always packed. It is AWESOME!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Bone marrow is a must here! Very loud not very intimate - good bar scene

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been to Crispo many times and it is still consistently great. Put together a friendly, helpful staff, a fun atmosphere, and really good food, and you wind up with an enjoyable time and it's called Crispo.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Crispo is a local favorite of ours. Delicious food, Italian in accent, with great pastas and fish choices. Fun vibe, a bit noisy, but that's part of the fun. Can get crowded and reservations are recommended to avoid a wait.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Crispo does not disappoint. Creative and old school regional Italian cuisine meet in this charming and well priced restaurant. Pastas, fish, meat and antipasta all creative and first rate!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been to Crispo several times before and this is the first time that I was disappointed. The service was very poor. Apparently our waitress was overwhelmed (she was also grumpy). She gave us our water and drinks but didn't return. A different waitress took our order and said she was helping out the other waitress. Then the men do the serving. Our appetizers were brought out. As we were eating our apps, my husband said 'I wonder why we didn't get bread?' So I figured I would just ask the next time someone came over. But that never happened. And it was virtually impossible to get anyone's attention. Our appetizer plates were whisked away and dinner was brought out. Not only did no one ever come back to ask if everything was fine, no one ever came back. I wondered if we could have just left without paying the bill. I felt rushed initially and then nothing. Finally, we got the attention of a different waitress who was serving the people next to us and she was very sweet. She was the one who ended up bringing us our bill.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Haven't been here in a few years and sadly did not enjoy my meal as much as I did in the past. We ordered the bolognese sauce over fettucine, the eggplant caponata and brussel sprouts. The dishes were all ok, just not very memorable.\nThe brussel spouts were a little too undercooked for my liking. Maybe it was just what we ordered so I'll have to come back to give them another try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food reasonable price.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food! Very noisy. Great service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious meal in a nice environment. Will go back to enjoy another great meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always great food, some things are just a little bit different, but delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We found Crispo through a friend who said it was very good and near the area of the Whitney Museum. All of the above proved to be true. The Carbonara and Butter-grilled Bronzino were as good as any we've had. The evening we were there the restaurant was loud, friendly, and fun.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A friend was in town for the weekend and I did not have to think about where we would eat. I eat here at least once per week. I live around the corner so it is easy to get here and the menu is extremely varied. I tell everyone that they have the best Branzino in NYC. Lately they have it prepared two different ways and both are great. For starters their salads are fantastic and they also have uniquely prepared vegetables that make a great first course. If you want pasta, they make great pasta. I love the linguini with shrimp. If I am in the mood for meat, their steak is delicious. Their portion sizes are very generous.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Spaghetti carbonara and the specials are great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

loved the attractive, warm dining room, service was very good, and the food was amazing. kale salad was tangy and perfect, and i wish that the special of the night -- spaghetti and meatballs -- could be promoted to the regular menu! only qualification: super loud and noisy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Gods restaurant, good food and good value recommend!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was terrible. We had to continuously ask a different waiter for more water or tea etc. The waitress we had was very rude and inpatient. We ordered several appetizers and three meals. The carbonara was what we most were looking forward to since we are from Texas we wanted a great pasta dish and were let down. The pasta was way to over cooked and was not worth the price. We had gone to a different Italian restaurant a few nights prior to this restaurant and the pasta was so fresh you could tell. So needless to say we weren't being picky. Will not go back to this restaurant and have had better pasta experiences in Dallas.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We are long time fans of Crispos having first dined there almost 10 years ago. The food has always been well above average in every category but our latest dinner there was a bit of a disappointment. The appertizers, which have always been outstanding, lacked flavor and tasted as though they been prepared the day before and reheated. The two burrata apps were old tasting and not the vibrant lactose flavor we expected. The fried artichoke was definitely reheated and probably made the previous day. \nTwo of the three mains were very good and one, the short rib ravioli, was barely OK as it too, tastes 'tired'. \nI hope this is just a case of summer doldrums and Crispos will be back in its usual good form in the Fall.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My teenage son and I thoroughly enjoyed the food. He declared it his new favorite restaurant. At 17 he was by far the youngest in the room but nobody looked askance at him. We were visiting NY for a college visit but would absolutely come back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Took friends from out of town who were staying in that neighborhood to dinner there and their 6 year nephew\n the staff was helpful and service was timely Just at the end felt a bit rush

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Crispo is the best! Staff are really nice and helpful. My absolute favorite dish is the carbonara, just amazingly delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

EXCELLENT FOOD AS USUAL....amazing staff....great, calm, warm ambiance.....Manhattan kept secret !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always excellent, fun and fulfilling especially the food....it's really one of the best italian restaurants in the city......i think it's fair to say that this place is the biggest kept secret in nyc.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

a perfect place for it's ambiance by the garden, excellent food, special cocktails and professional and great staff...best secret i nyc.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious meal! We sat in the back dining room which is what I had hoped for and felt had the most ambiance. We had two appetizers, the artichoke romano and a burrata special with figs. Both were fresh, flavorful and well-cooked. I had the special fish which was a halibut and very well done. My husband had spaghetti and meatballs-super flavorful. They have a robust menu with something to please everyone and a good wine list. The staff was friendly and efficient and we already want to go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Crispo was super attentive and we had some vegan diners with us. They were super accommodating and made sure we were happy with everything. We love dining here! :) \nThe cauliflower appetizer is DELICIOUS! The brussel sprouts are fabulous as well! As is anything we've ever ordered!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

one of my favorite spots in the city. Best chicken parm ive ever had. always consistent and very well priced.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We arrived on time for our 6:15 reservation. There were plenty of 4 tops available but we were seated at the table closest to the door. (Do open table reservations get the worst tables?) We asked for another table but we were told they were reserved. Isn't that what a reservation is; and isn't that why I make reservations? Anyway, the food is just so-so. Nothing to write home about. It is very noisy so I will not be going back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is the second time I have been to this restaurant. The first time was a 50th birthday celebration with a large group of people. Our food was great and the service was just as good. When my friend and I had plans I was dying to go back here. We were seated right away. The waiter was great and as were the servers. We chose three appetizers. The best were the rice balls. (I just wish you could order them separately) We then had out entrees. My friend had the chicken breast and I had the scallop and lobster in a cream sauce. It was delicious except the scallops were a bit hard but besides that the sauce was amazing. I wish I wasn't so full from the appetizers. Of course I was able to have a bit of the chocolate torte with was nice and light with home made whipped cream on top.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our first dining experience at Crispo and we really enjoyed it. I had the short rib ravioli and my husband had the spaghetti with meatballs. Service was a little slow at first but because next table was obviously high maintenance. Tirimisu was too strong-felt like we were eating straight coffee grounds. Would return in the future.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great menu with wine pairings to match. The specials are always a nice complement as well.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a great choice. Suggesting sharing several dishes so that the group can try many different things as there are so many great options!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been to Crispo many times, it is always good. The food was excellent, we were 4 people and we ordered 5 appetizers and 4 entrees and everyone had good things to say. Our only complaint on Saturday night was that the entrees came out before they even cleared the plates from the appetizers. To make up for it they gave us free desserts. A nice touch. I would always recommend this place because it is consistent and always good. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I were visiting NYC for the weekend and made a reservation per a recommendation from a friend. It was delicious! We got the bone marrow, caprese salad, and the carbonara. The cocktails were delicious, great service, and very romantic! Overall, we were extremely pleased and have already recommended it to friends!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

THIS PLACE WAS AMAZING.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Crispy opened shortly after I moved out-of-state, but the food and ambiance brings me back to the neighborhood for some of the most authentic, delicious, and noteworthy Italian food in NYC. My husband and I had dinner there this past week and it was fantastic from start to finish. The service was wonderful and the food was to die for! My mama was a great cook, but the things the chef did with traditional dishes like stuffed zucchini flowers and orecchiette with fennel sausage and broccoli rabe almost made me forget mama's kitchen.\n\nThis is a must try for anyone looking for great food in a stunningly gorgeous rustic setting.\n\nShout out to the manager Nicole for making our evening five-star!\n\nWe will definitely be back every trip to NYC!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is very good but we were a party of 5 and had made our reservation days ahead. Nevertheless we were put at a table for four which would not work so they moved us to the 'chef's table' which is right outside the kitchen door and in the pathway between the indoor dining room and the garden with constant traffic which made the dinner unpleasant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was really good, and the value was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food service and atmosphere! Loved the risotto balls!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is my go to place. The food and service are always good. The only issue I have is it gets loud but that doesn't stop me from coming back time and again!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The pasta is extremely good. I would highly recommend the grilled octopus if you like octopus. Carbonara is tasty.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service and food were excellent. Will recommend to all my friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and service at Crispo were both wonderful! The value was excellent as well. This restaurant is very consistent with the food and the service. A rare find!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had four well presented dinners, pasta with different sauces. Spinach truffle ravioli was fabulous.\nVeal Saltimboca was very well done. Accommodations for dietary restrictions were met with ease. \nPleasant helpful attentive servers. Nice ambiance with clever lighting

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went to dinner Saturday night with friends over 4th weekend. This is a great place to meet. We sat outside in the garden room. Very nice. All 4 of us loved our dinners. The rod iron bistro chairs a little uncomfortable but everything else was very good. If you are in this area worth checking out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This restaurant, which is located on 14th Street is a gem for food. Every dish seems to be carefully made by the chief in the open kitchen. The service is excellent. There always seems to be a number of special dishes which are really interesting. If you have not tried this restaurant it is time. Make sure to make a reservation

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our first visit to this restaurant. The interior is dark and the tables are rather close together. A garden is available during the warm weather. The menu is Italian. The starters are excellent. For $18.95 you can pick three starters from a long list. There is a long list of pastas. The entrees are a little different, but are very tasty. Our entire meal was excellent and will return for another evening at this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Crispo continues to have great food. It seems like every time we go to this establishment that we find another excellent. The 'chicken' and any of the pasta dishes are high on our menu. I need to write about one thing I noticed at our last visit. The food is coming out very fast. They should space food delivery at a better pace

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Solid Italian food. Liked the restaurant itself more than the food, but nothing bad to say about my meal. Varied menu items to pick from

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We come here all the time and usually sit in the bar. the food is amazing and we love the ambience.\nWe had a family dinner, so we sat in the garden room with the fireplace burning. It is such a special place Everyone loved the food. Amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I took my two friends here for a thank-you dinner and to celebrate their 2-year wedding anniversary. Crispo is such a cute spot. All of the staff is so friendly and helpful. The menu has something for everyone. My one friend is pescatarian, and her husband is a more of a picky eater. Both were able to find delicious picks on the menu. She had a seared branzino, he had the chicken milanese, and I had a crispy duck breast- it was so crispy and tender! We had a few drinks, and I was so pleased to see they had lambrusco on the menu. A delicious bubbly red. We topped off the evening with beignets, and we ordered a side of honey. You can dip the beignets in the chocolate sauce it comes with, or we thought they were even more delicious dipped in honey! Loved it. Will definitely come back again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Crispo is one of our favorite restaurants, and we are regular patrons, so we decided to celebrate my wife's birthday at Crispo. Service was extremely far off that evening (which coincided with Labor Day). Everything from incorrect orders to mistakes on the bill. It was clear that the staff really did not want to be there at the fairly empty evening. As always, the food was great, once the order was corrected. With this level of mishap, it will be quite a while before we come back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I try to eat at crispos at least once a month and always recommend it to friends and business associates. You really can't go wrong here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been to crispo's many, many times and always recommend to people. The carbonara\nhere is one of the joys of my life!, Lol

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife and I went on a Thursday night, there were a bunch of times open on opentable, but the restaurant was pretty crowded. The table was small and very close to other diners.\n\nWe started with drinks, we got the cacciavite and jalapeño cocktail, the jalapeño was better.\nWe had the fried zucchini flowers, which were very good; they were battered with a very light batter and almost had a popcorn flavor.\nWe got the Prosciutto, Soppressata, Parmigiano, Provolone, Caponata starter; the cheeses were especially good, and the caponata was super flavorful.\nThe burrata di puglia salad was delicious, as well.\nWe also got the Roast Bone Marrow w/ Escargot Bourgogne, which we had never had before. It was amazing.\nAll of the starters seemed to come with bread or toast, which was very good but filling.\n\nFor the main, my wife had one of the fish dishes, branzino I think, she enjoyed it very much.\nI had the crispy Roast Pork Shank, which was good but I was too full.\n\nFor dessert, my wife had the 'Tasting of Crème Brûlée & Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding', which was more like two normal size desserts. They were good, but not notable.\nI had the Zeppole, which were good, but they were a little more wet inside than I expected.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The back room is a real find and a gem. The Hostess was warm and friendly and showed me everything they had available. \nThe waitress and staff are fast and efficient and very personable. \nThe food was terrific. The zucchini flowers melted in our mouths and the carbonara \nwas fabulous. My partner had the pork and it was gone in no time flat . \nWe were there about 3 1/2 hours and never felt rushed. \nI will go again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a return trip for me because our first experience at Crispo was so positive. It was worth the trip!!! The food and ambiance were wonderful and the staff were professional and friendly. I would definitely return again in the future

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant doesn't look very big from the outside but there is a large eating area at the back of the restaurant in the garden room. We were told later that sometimes the roof is opened which makes it nicer but it was raining the day we went so they closed it. We had brought our friends who had just arrived from L.A. Sunday night. Our reservations were at 8pm and they closed at 10 pm but they didn't rush us out--we were allowed to enjoy our time there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our favorite restaurant of all.\nProfessional in every aspect .\nInnovative cuisine from start to finish.\nThe open air courtyard in the back is the place to be on a summer night.\nA perfect dining experience.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awful. Looked like a cave, dark, noisy. Food mediocre as was the service. Will never go back,

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic food, fantastic service, beautiful garden seating. The stuffed red peppers changed my life.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Crispo is a decent restaurant with distracted, slow service. We had made a reservation but had to stand around for a while before anyone oaid attention to us. It was a hot night and we were seated near the open kitchen which was quite warm. We asked for another table but were refused. It took quite a while for anyone to take our order. The calamari appetizer was skimpy. It took a long time to get our main courses. All in all, service was slow and inattentive. The food wasn't bad but for a fairly expensive restaurant the service should be a LOT better.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lots of fun in a relaxed atmosphere. Plentiful and varied menu selection and good sized portions. The bar is also well stocked with top shelf alcohol and specialty drinks.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The brazzino, octopus and pasta carbonara all were equally tasty. The rose wine was lackluster. The ambience in the garden was romantic and inviting

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dined here Christmas eve and the main dining room was packed. Started off with the prosciutto platter for a table appetizer and that was really amazing quality. All of our dishes were very good but the spaghetti carbonara was amazing. The desserts were off the charts and topped off a very good meal all at really reasonable prices.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I frequent Crispo a lot. It is a gem for me. I crave coming here every so often. Always in the past this has been a go to place and I would recommend it to all my friends. This past Friday I went for my birthday dinner with a few friends. I was shocked at what I experienced. \nOur waiter was quite rude. He would make us second guess our orders. I've always ordered generally the same thing but when I asked for the the bone marrow he moaned and said it takes too long to come out. I told him I don't care and I know it takes awhile I still wanted it and he looked like he was about to have a tantrum. The appetizers he looked at us like we were awkward and the dessert he looked annoyed when we asked him for recommendations. I put 4 stars for service because one bad experience isn't fair for me to put it lower. I forgot the Server's name but he ruined my mood that night.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best for pastas and some appetizers. Noise level destroys otherwise pleasant ambience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The bone marrow comes in an order of 3, so be prepared to fight over the remainder. Great drinks and the back dining area lined with dozens of antique meat slicers opens to the sky for a great experience. A welcome surprise.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was lacking a little but didn't take away from the beautiful quaint garden area\nFood was great not amazing

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My favorite restaurant in NYC for the all around experience: food, ambience, service, fun.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great Gnocchi! Nice atmosphere! Will go back again next time we are in NY.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely one of my favorite places to go within my neighborhood! Love it!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Sadly, there has been a deterioration in Crispo since I was there last. The menu has changed and when I inquired about the change, our server said that they were trying out some different approaches. Well, they should reevaluate this one. Thee protein main courses were limited and disappointing. \n\nThe service was NOT good. We ordered several appetizers and small plates to share followed by a pasta to share. The spacing of the appetizers was off. Although we asked them to hold off on bringing out the pasta, this was ignored.\n\nI will give them another change. However, if they don't get their act together, I won't be going there anymore. There are too many excellent, reasonably priced Italian restaurants in the neighborhood to accept this type of mediocrity.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A bit noisy but that wasn't a problem. Great atmosphere. Food and waitress were great. Took a bit long for entrée to arrive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food - excellent service & not rushed! Have been several times and always had a great time - & look forward to going back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Visited Crispo early on a weekday evening before a Joffrey performance. The staff was friendly and well informed. Helped with the ordering. Food is outstanding. Spaghetti Carbonara is a specialty and lives up to the hype. The stuffed zucchini flowers were a special and very well done. Zepolli for dessert were decadent. Especially the rich chocolate sauce. Nice list of wines by the glass. I would love to go back when I am not pressed for time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My fiance and I decided at the last minute to go out for a late night date night dinner. We found Crispo by searching Open Table for italian restaurants in Chelsea with high reviews and moderate pricing. \n\nThe ambiance was fantastic and the food was even better. We loved everything we had but the truffle ravioli and the truffle/parmesan fries were notably amazing. We also had a delicious dessert of creme brule and zeppoles. \n\nWill definitely be returning!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

For a vibrant fun scene and good different food for all Crispo is the place. The food is great for sharing or for having one's own plate. Service is quick and attentive. It can get noisy but you can still converse. Crowd is eclectic and energetic.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

heavenly carbonara. best I've found in NYC. prosciutto of the highest quality and sliced translucently thin. grilled peaches with a pickled onion garnish was brilliant. I'd eat here all the time if the noise level was a little lower. I usually go to the bar by myself where it's a little less deafening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The bone marrow...the brussel sprouts...the spaghetti and meatballs...all of them are amazing! One of the most solid restaurants in the city. I always order two orders of the sprouts. they are that good. I love the bar staff and most of the restaurant staff are great too! When things get busy, the service gets a little crazy, but that's because the place is ALWAYS hoppin! Only thing to warn about...mosquitos! sometimes at night when dining outside...the mosquitos can kill!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Crispo is a great Italian restaurant. Food is excellent and service spectacular. The space is large but feels cozy and like a bit of Tuscany. Highly recommend it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The best black truffle ravioli I ever had! I get it every time I go!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Solid meal, but nothing we ate made us say 'oh God that's delicious.' The experience can be replicated at many many restaurants throughout the city. I would visit again but if I never did I wouldn't be disappointed. Prices were very reasonable and street parking is available so those are bonuses.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a wonderful meal to celebrate my daughters 19th birthday. \n\nThe wait staff were very attentive and each course was delivered promptly. \n\nThe yellowtail special lightly crusted with potatoes and fried Brussel sprouts was cooked perfectly rare and was absolutely delicious. \n\nMy daughter had the pasta with prosciutto and peas accented with truffle oil. The flavor was exceptional. \n\nThe other two in our party had the chicken Milanese with arugula salad. Once again it did not disappoint. \n\nWe shared a pana cotta for dessert. What a great way to end the meal!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Do not ask for olives.. They were horrible. They looked like dried up raisins. The carbonara was good but having just come back from Italy it doesn't even compare.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We decided to go to this restaurant because we were craving Spaghetti Carbonara. It was not bad at all but did not meet our high expectations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've had really good meals here in the past. This dinner with a business acquaintance was just not as good. The food was ok, but there is certainly better Italian food to be had in NYC. The décor, kind of antique industrial, is interesting. Worth a try if you can't think of someplace else, but I won't be going out of my way to return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Crispo serves fresh, delicious creative dishes in an awesome atmosphere. If you can, sit out in the garden room. It was a carriage house originally and in the warm weather they open the roof. But even when it is closed, the room has a special charm. We ordered the antipasti (choice of 3 items) and were surprised at the generous portions of each item. We also shared a proscutto/fig/cheese board...delicious! For our main courses we devoured the short rib ravioli and the gnocchi with sausage. Truly, this place is a standout! And the service was wonderful, friendly and attentive..ask for Dave!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

LOVE this gem! Truly some of the best appetizers and pasta that we have had since our trip to Italy three years ago. Ask for a table in the carriage house ...such a neat atmosphere! Delicious, fresh, amazing flavors! Nice wine list. Wonderful service. And very fair prices! Wonderful!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been here many times. The regular menu is great but my advice is to always get the specials. They're so creative and interesting. But if the specials aren't your style there are a ton of great options to choose from.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I wanted to take my boyfriend and his two adult sons out for a nice birthday dinner. There are so many restaurants in this town making it difficult to choose one that's affordable and suits various dietary needs.\nWe lucked out with Crispo.\nThe cozy atmosphere, food & service were exactly what we were looking for.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The pasta and fish were delicious, as was the wine. The wait staff was plenty attentive, but not on top of you, and made you feel relaxed. The ambience/design of place is lovely, formal enough, but also casual.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was good food, the carbonara delivered. I can't wait to come back and eat here again. Prices were reasonable for pasta dishes and the wine list worked for my tastes. I'm not a salad person typically but I really enjoyed mine.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great classic NYC restaurant. Appetizers are excellent, entrees, wine list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always great here. We need Dora's meatballs as a regular item!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great Food Great Service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love Crispo! I will go there with friends and I often request it as a place to go to celebrate or holiday. Our kids love it too and it is very family friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Request a seat in the pretty garden. It was peaceful, but was there when it first opened at 5:00 p.m., so not sure if it gets loud when crowded. Lots of unique pasta choices. Pasta was very light with fresh ingredients, such as asparagus with chanterelles . Steak was tender and prepared perfectly. Would love to go back with a group to share some of the Italian appetizers (i.e. cheese, cured meats, etc.) and of course, dessert.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

2nd time here and I will come back every time I am in NYC. Food to die for!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great Italian restaurant with a very good menu. Nice indoor seating and extremely nice outdoor 'garden'. Service was attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Friendly, welcoming staff combined with excellent food and perfect service - not overly hovering and yet always there when you need something make this restaurant a true gem.nn

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, reasonable price

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Really really good food and super nice staff. Given the cost I would say outstanding

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and table service was great! The host(ess) wasn't. I had made a reservation. Half of my party arrived 5 minutes early. They were sent to the bar to wait. Upon my arrival, I was told to go get them, close their tab then return back, wait in line and then I could be seated. Sorry, madam. That's your job not mine. There were plenty of tables. They could have just been sat at our table like civilized humans. If it happens again I won't return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had another great dinner at Crispo! Great place for a special occasion or casual dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went here with friends before a show at the Joyce. I almost walked right past it. Totally unassuming from the outside. There is tons of seating inside, with a really beautiful room towards the back that was obviously once an outdoor garden so the ceilings are very high. The tables were well spaced, the service was great and the food was AMAZING! A very nice surprise. Highly recommended. I'll be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

always a great experience, but the problem is the owner has taken away Dora's Meatballs, a signature favorite and hands down the best spahghetti and meatballs in town -- but now hardly ever offered. A real shame!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent ambience and the food was excellent!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Every dish we had was excellent. Would go back time and time again!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Really fun decorating and interior feel. Pasta dishes were amazing, I highly recommend the short rib ravioli

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Appetisers, entrees and dessert were universally good. Better than I remember it from the last time.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Service was lovely. Food was misrepresented a bit from the menu, and lacking in spunk. Nothing special. The Caprese used less than mediocre mozzarella, not what was presented on the menu. Drinks were too sweet.\nThere is little ambiance. Looked like a cafe.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Attentive and helpful staff. The asparagus is a must have and the orecchiette is delicious. A must try with friends and family.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

My fourth time eating here. Love the food but the waiter seemed completely uninterested. Still I'd go back and hope for better service.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I prefer the octopus grilled but no longer on the menu. Everything else great and by ordering appetizers we could eat many dishes without quantity (we're old!). My guests are world travelers and loved it .

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Service was exceptional and chicken parm was perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The place is outstanding

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Make a reservation a few days in advance for dinner. We had the 3 part appetizer (mozz risotto balls were amazing), for dinner truffle ravioli, short rib ravioli, and choc torte for dessert. Everything was so flavorful and delicious!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This has been a place where me and my wife come to celebrate our anniversary and birthday celebrations, this April sixteen we had one of the best meals since we been coming here , asparagus with tallegio were excellent , the goat cheese salad with citrus was very delicious although there wasn't much presentation to it , then we had the ricotta ravioli which was perfectly cooked and a generous portion , for meat we went with the hanger steak , Nicely seasoned and incredibly tender with a slightly crispy risotto cake , it's one of those places people in NY people don't know much about and probably it's better to keep it a secret for us New Yorkers .

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Very accommodating

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Drink prices reasonable , food ok, portions got smaller

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We've been to Crispo many, many times, and it never disappoints!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The pasta was under cooked. Not just mine, my boyfriend's pasta too. In retrospect I wish I had mentioned it to the waitress. It was quite disappointing. \nAlso the wine we had was extremely light bodied to be in the full body wine section. \nSo I won't recommend the food for dinner. The dessert was delicious though.\n\nThe ambiance was great! The garden area in the back was beautiful and quite spacious. Perfect for a date.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Consistently good. Plenty of tasty choices, good service, wonderful atmosphere...surprising that we can regularly get reservations!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Such a great location, staff is friendly and food is absolutely incredible. Will definitely come back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

At first we were seated in an area which was very noisy! We asked to be moved to a quieter area and they were very nice. That way we were able to enjoy our food and our conversation. The dinner was very good.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I have been coming to crispo for years and the food never disappoints! We had a small issue with one of the staff, but was completely smoothed over by the end of our experience. LOVE the food here, everyone is always totally satisfied and super cute inside!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The two of us came on a Saturday night for dinner. Everything we ate at Crispo was delicious. The only drawback was that is so extremely loud in the large and overcrowded main room. Just be prepared for that.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The brussels sprouts were mediocre and the wines by the glass were average. But both of our pasta dishes, pomodoro with meatballs and carbonara, were extremely good and worth returning for.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I came here with my wife and another couple. The couple lives in NJ and usually likes to go all out with restaurants when they come to the city. Crispo nailed it. The food is great for groups and sharing plates, and the bar pours a nice drink as well.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

For an Italian restaurant in the city I would give it three stars. It was reasonably priced and the food was good, not great. The service was okay. The ambiance was pretty good. But There are definitely much better places.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I took my employees to crispo For a fun tuesday night out. Everyone loved their food. The artichoke appetizer was delicious. I had the spaghetti and meat balls and the pasta was beautifully al dente and the meatballs we were moist! The butternut squash ravioli was a big hit! Crispo has a great wine list of wonderful Italian wines for under $50 bucks! Staff is welcoming and helpful!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Definitely recommend the black truffle ravioli ! It was amazing. Short rib ravioli was also really good. Loved the ambiance of the room, very cute and romantic. We ended up being the last table in the restaurant so we weren't crowded and it was quiet but I'm sure that place could get packed. I would love to come back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Service was a bit slow to serve us drinks after we were seated, but the food was delicious and they had a good wine selection. The branzino special with carmelized brussel sprouts was fantastic!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything is delicious. They try very hard to turn tables which is both good and bad. You usually get sat right at your reservation time but there is a sense of rushing to get through your 3-4 course meal in the allotted hour and a half. 2 of our courses came out together this past time. All of this is tolerable because the food is just that good. Just impress on your server that you would not like to be rushed.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Was cold out back, but not your fault...\nI love crispo

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Used to come here all the time. Just started to come back again over the last few months. As good as its always been. Price point about right, great specials and a few pastas that you can count on every time. Ask for a table in the back room (indoor / outdoor), a little known treat.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Friday night reservation at 8pm... the place was bustling but we were seated promptly. The atmosphere is warm, cozy with a wonderful old world feel. We sat in the main dining room which was full but we could still hold a conversation in a normal tone. The back garden room is also lovely. Our server was charming, helpful and attentive. Each of us (4) had a different appetizer that were all very tasty and nice portions. For entrees, wild salmon over spinach was delicious, branzino fillet over brussel sprouts was nice (fillet was a bit on the thin side and you have to like the crunchy skin) with good flavor, squid ink pasta with seafood was very flavorful.\nVery enjoyable dinner not rushed at all. Will definitely go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great dinner! Can't wait to go back. We celebrated my husband's birthday and he loved it. Thank you!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Food was good and so was the service. Seating was a little to tight for me.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

As always, outstanding food and service.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food is tasty but it didn't blow me away. I ordered caprese salad. The mozzarella cheese was very fresh so that was very good. The Brussel sprouts dish was very good. But the ravioli with butternut squash was just ok. I have had a similar dish elsewhere and this was not nearly as good. \n\nIt is very noisy in there which didn't bother me but I could see it bothering some. Our waiter was pleasant and accommodating and checked in just enough without being intrusive. \n\nI may try it again. But I expected better.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

chef is willing to go off the menu. I love pasta puttanesca & they do it very well

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

It had been awhile since I'd been to Crispo. Years ago it was for a big gathering and I enjoyed it then. This time I suggested a friend meet me there and we had a good meal, with an attentive, patient wait staff. When we arrived, the place was hoppin' at 8:30 pm on a Thursday, and it was a bit loud for a quiet conversation, but it didn't stop us. The sweeter thing, was that by the time we left, we were one of the few tables left, and we had not been hurried at all by the staff. \nI would enthusiastically recommend this restaurant for a yummy night out.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Terrific food in a great space

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing food, nice ambience , good service overall a fantastic experience. Have been twice now and will def be back again!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Crispo never disappoints!\nWhether with the girls or family dinner everyone gets what they want!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Been coming here for years. Never new they had an enclosed garden space! Its really beautiful, even when covered in the winter. Food is always good although the prices for pasta are higher than most - just about all in the mid-$20's. The charcuterie starters are actually quite generous. Overall, as long as the food is good, I dont mind the pricing but others may. Had many large parties this particular eve which slowed service a bit (long wait between courses) and the noise level was high. The servers were very nice and pretty good given the challenges of the eve. My ambience rating would have been better but the sound level and commotion, given the multitude of large parties that surrounded us killed it for that night.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The overall experience was fine. It was too noisy and I felt the need to raise my voice to be heard. Our server was very snobbish and not at all friendly. Her demeanor was so terrible that along with the noise it could have spoilt our evening; but the food was a saving grace. We are vegetarian, so this is a great spot because everything on the menu is made to our and they honor requests.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Too many kids...its turned tourist and very loud but not in a good way.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We went to Crispo on New Years Eve and we have got a wonderful pasta. It was quiet small tables and much noice, but the service was very good. Even the dessert tasted delicious. They also had resonable prices.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Been here many times and it's always great! Server this time was a bit perplexed, but we gave her a pass as it was Christmas Eve.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was SO good - especially the chicken parm!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I came here for my birthday on a recommendation of a friend, who was raving about the food here. Needless to say that she was on point; the food at Crispo is mouth watering and delicious.\n\nAppetizers: rice balls and stuffed cherry peppers are a must. Wanted to try the prosciutto and fig but didn't have enough room for it. If you have a distinguished palette, go for the bone marrow oregenata or even the one with escargot. \nMain course: Spaghetti with carbonara is a must! you cannot come here and not try this dish. What everyone is saying is true! A signature dish that will knock your socks off. I had the short ribs which were also tender, in a delicious sauce and very tasty. The risotto was a bit too salty but still very good. Next time I would definitley try a pasta dish..maybe even the spinach and short rib ravioli.\n\nDessert: we choose lighter items considering the meal was so heavy. Try the strawberries with vanilla marscapone and the mango sorbet.\n\nOverall a great visit. Make sure you try and sit in the back by the garden seating. We werent able to because it was packed. But either way, you wil be eating an unforgettable meal!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

While we were perusing the menu, we decided to order some starters. The waiter told us we should order the entrees too as they would take a very long time to prepare. We said no we weren't ready. He told us we were making a mistake and took our order for the appetizers. We did order our meals as the appetizers arrived. The main meal came out before we had even finished the appetizers - maybe 10 minutes. Not only did he misrepresent the amount of time the entrees would take, he did not even have the decency to time the meal properly. \n\nThe restaurant is painfully noisy in the back so if this bothers you, request the front room. \n\nI love Crispo, the food is terrific, the women who greet you are fabulous, the bartender listens to how one wants their drink, and the rooms are interesting and inviting. It was a regular stop of mine while living in NY, and I usually try to go back during my frequent visits. I must say, however, the waiter ruined our evening. He was so obviously trying to turn the table that he destroyed our meal. If I didn't know the restaurant better, I would never go back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Brought my mother and daughter for their birthday. Many of the 'salads' were caramelized veggies - have the Brussel Sprouts. Delicious. So good we got some to go. The hanger steak was like butter. And the branzino perfect. Pana Cotta was one of the best I've had and the mint gelato was wonderful. Biggest disappointment was the coffee - not so good after such a great meal. I will become a regular here. 'soup to nuts' including wine was $75 a person. NYC bargain as far as I'm concerned..

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I chose Crispo because of the location and was pleasantly surprised by the great food and atmosphere at the restaurant. It is quite large inside, with two more dining rooms as you walk back to the kitchen. The menu was varied so everyone found something they liked. If you want to try out a few of the pastas you can order half plates to share.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great dining experience. Would go back. Bone Marrow = thumbs UP!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Love this restaurant! Always good!! Need Dora's meatballs and spaghetti every day

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always consistent. Always fabulous. Enjoy eating here every time I go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food was simple, but not simple in a way that accentuated the flavor of the few ingredients. The only item that had flavor were the sushito peppers.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We enjoyed all of the items ordered from the diverse and interesting menu. Everything was approachable yet distinctive. Only issues were some items came out without serving utensils and took some time to receive, and we were seated at a small table by the bar and entrance which was packed with people. We felt as if we were eating at a separate restaurant and it was very congested, so not relaxing.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

When you walk in you expect a quaint dining experience. But if you are one of the unlucky ones who gets seated in the 'other' room that Crispo has off to the side don't count on it. When we were escorted to our table we taken to the back of the restaurant - towards the kitchen, then to the side , all of us were unsure where we were going. From the front you don't even know this other room exists. To our dismay that is where we were seated. It appears to me they added this room for additional seating at some point but did not plan with heating it correctly or absorbing the noise. You had tables jammed in there one on top of another- the noise was like you had a gymnasium full of 10 year olds screaming. You could not hear the other people at your table- could not hear your server. It was horrible. The temperature had to be 15 degrees colder in this room as well. Most of us sat and ate with our coats on. Our server was not any better. It was so crowded he rushed from one table to another- barely giving us any attention. I have to say the food was very good. Pasta dishes very tasty. That was the only bright spot. \nWould not return.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have returned to this restaurant many times and are always happy we returned! Good menu, nice staff , good location -- near the subway, if needed!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have been to Crispo's several times and the menu, service and ambience never disappoints. There we four of us and we ordered appetizers that were prepared to perfection and stand out entree's: Branzino Almondine was delicious, as was the Ravioli with truffles. We will continue to come back to this overall great restaurant!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Very good experience. Service was great, food was excellent. I had the striped bass, was very fresh and was cooked perfectly. My wife had the short ribs and risotto, she loved it. Had a great bottle of wine too. Good value for your money. I will definitely be going again .

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Lively and energetic vibe. Great garden which is covered in the winter. Food is exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The back room is a little loud due to the hard surfaces and high ceilings, but the food more than makes up for this. Prices are very reasonable for dishes of this freshness and quality, and the portions are generous. Service was attentive and quick. Overall, a wonderful experience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was our second time dining here. My son fell in love with Carbonara while we were in Italy and their's is terrific.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I hate to review this place because it's already a busy, dynamic restaurant. Every time I visit the meal is perfect! It's never the first place I think of because it's never an easy table to get but when I'm able to get in, the meals always knocks me away without exception. I took a newbie here and he LOVED it as much as I did. It's always a number one recommendation from me.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Crispo is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at! Their dishes are all delicious. This time the short rib ravioli, brussel sprouts, and fried olives were all standouts. The service was also excellent.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We ate early (5:30). I'm not sure if that made a difference. Also, it was on a Monday night. We didn;t think the food was up to par..and we have been there often.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE service. AMAZING food. \n\nAs you can see, I am very conflicted as to how to rate this restaurant. I came with a party of three and had an 8pm reservation. We arrived on time, however were told that 'there were a few parties that had arrived before us' so were instructed to get a drink at the bar. After waiting about 15 minutes, we were brought to our table, which was essentially located in the kitchen. There are two beautiful dining rooms connected by a dark walkway. Our table was in the walkway, dangerously close to being hit by the constantly swinging kitchen door. \n\nI politely asked the nearest waiter if it would be possible to switch tables, as the door was not making our dining experience very enjoyable. He was helpful at first, as he went to check, and promptly came back and said that the other empty table next to us was being saved. I asked if there was anything else in the restaurant, as we were in the worst possible table. He was very dismissive and quite frankly, rude about the whole process. \n\nAfter about 15 minutes, he switched us to a much better table in his section. For the next two hours, the only words he spoke to us were 'are you ready to order' (as our previous waiter had already gotten us wine) and would you like dessert. After we finished our meal and our wine glasses and dishes had been cleared, we waited a FULL half an hour to get the waiter's (RJ, DJ or PJ, can't remember his name because he never actually told us) attention for the check. \n\nAs despicable as the service was, the food was EXCELLENT. Best arancini I have ever had and the pasta carbonara was to die for. \n\nMost likely, you will fare better than I did in terms of service, but I will not be returning to dine here ever again. I would consider take out.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Went here with my girlfriend and her sister and boyfriend. Was hoping for much more given the menu. Food was sub par and service was as well. After we paid we were looking for a place to go after on our phones and they came and took out water glasses and then wiped the table while we were there about 8 times. Embarrassing service.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Reserved for dinner celebrating my daughters 16th birthday. There was four in our party and after much research I chose Crispo's. Although the outside was rather shady looking and the sign itself was very small the inside made up for what the outside lacked. Staff was very friendly and quick, and although we were 30 minutes early, they seated us immediately exactly where I requested, in the courtyard. Food was excellent as well as the service, would definately return.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I have never had a bad meal here. The food is very, very good. One of the things I love is that Crispo embraces vegetables! They have wonderful small plates that can heartily feed a vegetarian or anyone (like me) looking for a more nutritious meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Pros:\nThe food is excellent! My wife had a gnocchi dish, which she raved about during our entire NYC stay. I had a great truffle ravioli dish. I'd order it again in a second. Good service, very attentive.\n\nCons:\nOnly one con! Server asked if we wanted tap water or sparkling water; we chose sparkling, but the server didn't tell us there was an extra charge. I had a soda and the server didn't tell me refills weren't free. Should be common courtesy to inform the customer if you offer something that costs extra than expected. That's the only reason I didn't rate this 5/5.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had a nice meal. Service was very good although they switched servers on us mid-meal, which I always find odd. Proscuitto and Soppresata plate is huge and a great starter for 2-3 people. The pastas Ive sampled have always been good. Tonight no different. The orrechhetti is a very standard dish available at most Italian joints but they do it very well here. The other Carbonara was pretty good as well. Slow night but to be expected on a Sunday. Great local spot if you have never been there.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Very good Italian food. Everything is top notch from cocktails to appetizers to the pastas and main courses

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Went with my wife and daughter who is currently working in New York.\nRelaxed and informal atmosphere.\nWe each had a different pasta dish and they were all very tasty.\nWould recommend for groups

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This place is absolutely amazing. The food was fantastic, and our service was wonderful. On time, and not rushed at all. \nI highly recommend!!!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Food was great and it's highly recommended. Our waitress was very good at the beginning but later on she completely forgot about us. Never asked us how is the food even though she passed us by about 20 times. After being done with dinner waited 20 min for dessert menu. Never been served. Asked another waitress for bill and left

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The restaurant is bigger than it looks with several charming rooms. The menu sounds interesting but the dishes were a disappointment. The primary problem is the noise level, which is beyond anything I've ever experienced (even in NYC). I'd avoid this place

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Service and food were great. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, and our children called to order a delicious Super Tuscan. The hostess, manager and waitress were all in on the surprise. All came to congratulate us - made us feel so special and welcomed!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We came here with a group of 5 and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating.\nEvery bite of food was melt in your mouth wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The foot was excellent, service great and the backyard dining area was beautiful.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Good date place although a bit noisy but upbeat. I wish it had acoustic tiles.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The steak was very very good. The service was ok. But at $42 a steak and everything else was additional on top (nothing was included with that) it needed to be a great steak. Maybe this is normal in NYC but here seemed just too much.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We ate at Crispo in the evening.\nRight from our arrival, the service was attentive and excellent.\n\nThe food was wonderful. One of the standout meals of our entire trip.\nFood pricing was reasonable.\n\nOur attendant had good knowledge of the food and had plenty of good recommendations.\n\nThe space is cosy. Tables are close together and when busy is quite noisy, but as the night progressed and other patrons left, the venue was quite intimate.\n\nThe food came out quickly and all food was cooked as per request.\nAll up, a fantastic venue that we highly recommend.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I have ate dinner at Crispo over 3 dozen times and I feel it is always the same they rush you right out of there. This past time was the worst by far and the restaurant was not even packed, Wednesday night no need to turn tables. We ordered our apps right when we were seated as well as a glass of wine each, the waitress came over at least 4 times with in 12 mins to ask us for our dinner choice after 25 mins with no apps yet and restaurant just beginning to get busy when I asked her where they were she replied oh we just got really busy they will be right out. We then ordered our meal and I ordered a pasta with a side of parmigiana asparagus, 2 mins after we placed the order the apps came out along with my asparagus. I told the waiter no this was with my meal, they took it away and lucky for me they did not make a new one to serve with my dinner but the same burnt one that had come out with apps. The harassment continued through dinner to see if we were done and then desert? Desert? Desert? We declined and decided to get another glass of wine elsewhere.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

One of the kitchen employees was so helpful to us. When we asked about the bone marrow special, he insisted that he will do something to get it for us even though their kitchen was already closing. We couldn't thank you enough! We were already late for this reservation and we were the last customers inside the resto yet they still were able to make our requests.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The staff was very accommodating when I requested to change my reservation from 3 people to 6, and then to 8 people (same day request). We were seated at a round table together that allowed everyone to talk to each other easily -- it was nicer than being spread out a long table where not everyone can hear one another. I loved the tall ceilings, which made it feel more open even as we were sitting pretty close to each other and other tables. The food was excellent, our service was great, and we didn't feel at all rushed after we finished our meals and paid the bill. This was a lovely experience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

we were four, sat at table in the front. Good food, server a little clingy but there. Didn't know enough about the menu. My sister did not like the kale salad at all. My friend did and finished it with gusto. drinks were great. dessert was great.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Best gnocchi I have ever had! The back garden was very quaint with a great ambiance. The roof opens, but it was too hot out so they closed it an had the a/c on, but it was still very nice.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Food was delicious...fresh, well prepared and good portion size. Reasonably priced, great atmosphere...my only complaint is that service could have been a bit more attentive and helpful with a large menu. But overall a very good experience. Also, if you have a chance, the outdoor dining area is terrific!!! Quiet and romantic.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Loved the food and atmosphere! The outside seating in the back was awesome and we were right next to the waterfall! I went with a friend but it could have been romantic also if you were on a date!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have been to Crispo often. Consistent excellence with only one less than stellar experience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We were looking for a restaurant near Greenwich Village and read all the terrific previous reviews of Crispo on OpenTable. We made a reservation for an outdoor table at 8 pm, arrived around 7:40, and it was no problem to be seated immediately. The food and service were spectacular. Couldn't have asked for better. Creative recipes, good-sized portions, reasonable prices, and the service was constant (refilling water glasses, etc) without being overbearing. We were not rushed at all, a great thing in NYC on a Saturday night. The outdoor seating area is unusual and fun. All around a terrific place and we will be returning.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Just love this restaurant. I have been there several times and each experience has been great. I highly recommend it and they have gluten free pasta which is awesome.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We were in NYC for the weekend and used Open Table to find Crispo. We were seated right away. The food was excellent. We both had the pasta with lobster, scallops and shrimp. Just great! The wine list was a little skimpy since we didn't want to order a full bottle. We did however find something we like. We'll be back to Crispo next time we are in NYC.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Crispo is a reliably good place. The food is always fresh and well prepared. It can get a bit loud when it gets crowded, but thats NYC these days.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Inside was very dark and too hot. We opted to switch to outside seating which was delightful. Their garden was gorgeous. I had the spinach pasta Bolognese and it was delicious but such a large portion I could not finish it. But Delish!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Really nice place. We sat out the back for dinner with the roof open. You wouldn't think you are in NYC. certainly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great little gem! Awesome food, the best Truffle ravioli I ever had!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Absolutely loved Crispo! Arrived early and they sat us immediately. Requested outdoor garden and thought it was very nice until it started to drizzle...but no worries, they closed the roof and the atmosphere was still wonderful! Rice balls were delicious. Servers were very attentive. Great ravioli!! Would definitely go back!! Enjoy!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Went with a couple friends and requested to be seated in the back garden area. The atmosphere is wonderful, and the food was delicious. My favorite was the carbonara- may be the best I've had outside of Italy. It is a bit noisy, but the food makes it worth it. Definitely will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Almost ten years passed between my last visit to Crispo and my most recent one (no fault of Crispo; we just moved out of the neighborhood). It was wonderful to be back and rediscover all the things about Crispo we loved when it first opened. The food is excellent, the menu extensive, and while there of course are traditional items on it, it's much more creative than the average Italian restaurant. Nice wine list, a generous list of after dinner drinks that inspired us to try something new, and the desserts, while not as innovative as the rest of the menu, were still delicious. It will definitely not be another ten years before we come back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I am from out of town and was looking for a restaurant in NYC with character, but wanted something where the locals would eat. This neighborhood restaurant in Chelsea was just what I wanted. We went to a matinee on Broadway and then cabbed down to the restaurant for our reservation. I suggest sitting in the outside garden, out back (it was drizzling so they had the roof closed, but it was still super cozy).\n\nWe ordered a bottle of wine and the bruschetta 'salad' which was amazing. We split the salad and used the grilled bread instead of eating it like a salad. When we ran out of that bread, we used the delicious bread they brought to the table. \n\nMy husband had the Truffle Ravioli and it was the best pasta I've ever had (and I've been to Italy). The flavors weren't too harsh and everything mixed perfectly. I wanted to eat all of his food, but my carbonara was equally as delicious. Made in the 'Northern Italy' way without cream, but with a poached egg on top that you mix in with the warmth of the noodles (cooked perfectly) and it was divine. \n\nAlso, to note, the service was impeccable. \n\nWe finished with a light, delicious tiramisu. I don't normally like tiramisu, but again, it was wonderful.\nI would go back there every single visit to NYC if I could.\n\nAlso, we ended up walking up to the Upright Citizen's Brigade after dinner for a quick improv show. SO funny. What a wonderful day!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent Italian food and superior dining experience! Menu gives many options & is varied enough to please anyone!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Great restaurants with good portion sized plates. Great for sharing among friends. Not the greatest food but good ambiance. Stick to the apps!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We saved Crispo for our last night in NYC, we had heard such fab things and knew we had to go!! The outside dining is wonderful and the food was amazing, the service sadly was horrible. We sat for 20 minutes before we were acknowledged for drinks and our server repeatedly told guests he had work 14 days in a row and he was over it. While the food was amazing our experience was ruined.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Very good food, good service, just very loud. I would go back any time.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It doesn't get much better than Crispo. They have some of the best Italian food in the city. From the cured meats to the handmade pasta, there is nothing on the menu that will not leave you satisfied.\n\nThere is a back patio that provides a majority of the restaurants seating. The decor includes a collection of antique culinary tools. When the weather is nice they retract the awning providing a rare and beautiful open air dining experience in NYC.\n\nCrispo is truly one of New York's hidden gems, and is always my first recommendation to anybody who wants a perfect meal, at an honest price.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I wanted to take my boyfriend out for a nice dinner after an awful week. We had reservations for 6:30pm on a Wednesday. It was not loud, we could talk at a normal level. The staff made us feel welcome and relaxed. The food was much better than I expected, I thought it would be good, but both our meals were exceptionally tasty.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Carbonara pasta was good as well as the parpadalle with duck

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I went to Crispo with a group of friends. It's a nice spot overall. It feels like an upscale restaurant with reasonable prices and decent food. I was expecting more complexity to the dishes, especially given the descriptions in the menu. They were good, but not outstanding. There wasn't a explosion of flavor I expect from Italian pasta dishes. My group had the Gnocchi and the Ravioli (with truffles) dishes. We also had a the burrata starter. All dishes came out eerily quickly, which always raises a red flag in my mind - especially for an Italian spot. However, I know that factor alone shouldn't be used to judge the food. \n\nI would recommend Crispo to friends for a casual Italian dinner and plan to go back when I am in the neighborhood.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

All four of us loved everything about this place. \nServer appeared as if by magic at exactly the right time. \nAn outstanding dining experience

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

When my dining companion asked the sever which of two pastas he would recommend, he arrogantly replied 'I wouldn't recommend either one' in an extremely off putting tone. Simple dishes took 30 plus min to come out of kitchen. Atmosphere was like a suburban eatery with bad 80's music and cheap decor. Felt like I had stepped into a restaurant that might have been decent about 20 years ago. Definitely not a hip spot. Overpriced too considering quality and preparation.\n\nFood was bland and uninspired. My friend ordered the fettuccine with mushrooms, which was plated in a very unappetizing way. It was a gigantic portion served on a medium sized plate - covering almost the entire surface which was just another issue in a bad experience overall.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We love Crispo! It's a rock solid Italian restaurant that has never disappointed. Great for a large group or table for two. Frank's pastas are fabulous: spinach ravioli with short ribs, duck tortelloni, spaghetti carbonara. YUM! Great lamb chops, tuna, branzino too. GO!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We throughly enjoyed our experience at Crispo. The inside is great looking. Food is very good. Service A+.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My boyfriend and I brought my parents here, whom came in from out of town. They love Italian and this was the perfect spot, all of our meals were excellent. Great choices on the menu, not one of those cliche italian spots. Be sure to make reservations- filled up quick. The atmosphere was excellent and our service was great. It was the perfect spot to have a nice meal and catch up.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We went out to celebrate my daughter's birthday, the staff was very friendly, the pasta was superb, the place was very cozy , we had a great time.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food, service was good. I really enjoyed the restaurant and everyone at the table kept saying what a great find it was!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was our first visit to Crispo, and we were extremely well-impressed from beginning to end. The ambiance was perfect--comfortable, classy and warm. Service was also just about perfect--friendly, knowledgeable, timing was perfect, water glasses never below half full, etc. But ultimately, a great dining experience is all about the food, and there was no disappointment there, either. The duck tortolloni special was amazing, but nearly equally good were the spinach gnocchi, the spaghetti carbonara, and the branzino. And to top it off, the dessert selection was also excellent. For whatever reason, this is an area where we're often disappointed in Italian restaurants, but not here--the zeppoles, crème brulée, and chocolate pudding (the term didn't do it justice--it was a legit pot de crème, in our opinion)...all excellent. We'll definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing food. Very gluten free friendly for any celiacs!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I came here on a recommendation and ordered the spaghetti carbonara. I was impressed! I would definitely come back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Crispo was recommended by a friend to this out of town visitor to NYC. Despite its business, our reservation was quickly honored and a request for different more quiet table also honored. The food was delicious and service was consistently good. I would happily recommend this restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Apps were average and look to improve upon. All else including service is amazing and as you would expect, delicious - and deserts ? Touch of freshness, flavor and couldn't be better.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food!! Lively vibe!! Popular spot for Saturday dining. Reserve early and go for a fun night out.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My friend recommended Crispos and we decided to go last minute. The food was delicious and the service was great. They have a lot of options on the menu. I had the truffle ravioli - the sauce was delicious. The place is nice and cozy.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Fantastic food, service and ambience, however the zucchini flower appetizer is not what it once was and they didn't let us know this prior to ordering it.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Whenever I have the choice of a restaurant in Manhattan, this is where I take friends & family. The atmosphere is lovely, the food never disappoints & the service is friendly, but not overbearing.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Popped in here while we were in town from Boston and absolutely loved this place. We had heard that it was a definite NYC staple and go to place and was so glad we checked it out. Absolutely delicious food from start to finish. Fresh ingredients and true Italian craftsmanship! We even opted for a yummy dessert and glass of port at the end which topped the meal off perfectly! We absolutely recommend this place. Great for a date night! Atmosphere is adorable. A+++

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

This is the 3rd time I have been to Crispo and it was not good all three times!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Not much more to say other than just okay. Not great, not bad, just okay

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We stumbled on Crispo, and because we found parking right in front we decided to eat there. It was a lot of fun, good food, very fair prices. I don't know if I would travel to go here, but if your in the area its a nice place, but only if your local.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I was looking for recommendations for a really good meal. Not a cool meal, not an average but most NY-ers put up with it meal, but a my-mouth-is-exploding-and-my-stomach-is-happy delicious meal. With those requirements two of my friends suggested this restaurant hands-down. Crispo did not disappoint. The atmosphere was great which was an added bonus, but the food and wine were perfect. The mozzarella was fresh, the tomatoes and basil were ripe (in winter? I don't know how that's possible). The pasta was fresh and the portions were generous. I would return without hesitation and I would be confident to bring friends or colleagues to share.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent martini with blue cheese stuffed olives and a very tasty mushroom coated salmon. A very nice meal, well served. And a final surprise in a small dessert: a small chocolate hazelnut biscotti which was divine. Thank you, Crispo Team.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Waited 50 minutes past my 9:00PM reservation to be seated...To be fair, it was a Saturday night but it, also, was my birthday...not so fair to me! The bar area was 3 deep with patrons waiting for their tables so we ended up having to stand in a tight, high traffic, hallway behind the hostess station. Not terrible, just not optimal.\n\nAs always, the food was wonderful and the noise level, disconcerting. \nFYI: The front room, though less ambient than the back, offers a slightly better chance of hearing anything your server or companions have to say so if conversation is 'your thing' you might want to keep this in mind.\n\nCrispo has withstood the test of time because it's a really good restaurant with a really good menu and a staff that doesn't disappoint....just wish the acoustics were civilized.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Noise level is loud and tables are a bit too close together for complete comfort, but broad array of strong food choices on the menu and excellent wines by the glass (and bottle). Only minor disappointment was under-sauced and under-seasoned spaghetti carbonara

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Simple but very good. Pasta (gnocchi al romane+++) isba reference!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We were in NY for my now fiance's birthday dinner. We combioned her birthday with our new engagement that day. The food is great and the service outstanding. A must to return to!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Really enjoyed first time there. Standouts were the rice balls, burrata bruchetta, spaghetti carbonara and the trofie al prosciutto. Prosciutto plate excellent as well.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

we've going to Crispo for years, and it was always consistent in it's quality of food. However, recently, we start noticing the downhill trend, and when we were there last Saturday, that was it. They put in new table configurations at the middle in the main dining room in the front. The 4-person square tables were put at an angle forming diamond shape down the aisle which seem clever, however, if there's anyone sitting in the next table, then you bound to keep hitting each other all night--which was what happened. the space was so tight, and was unenjoyable. only one out of the 4 dishes ordered were good, the others were just ok. \ncrispo is always busy, service was always attentive, but is there really a need to cram as many tables in as possible to a point that affects the whole dining experience? this is not a diner, not for the price, nor for some of the quality of the food, so hope they won't make this kind of changes that would ultimately push diners away.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. the food was delicious, just as I expected. it was crowded for 7pm on a Monday in a good way. the food came out very quickly though, we felt like they were trying to rush us. however, our waiter was nice. When I called to make my reservation, I requested the back room to which they said they couldn't guarantee. When we arrived the back room wasn't open, which was fine, but a heads up would have been nice. The hostess was very nice and offered us a selection of tables. They knew to bring a candle for the birthday and overall we had a good experience. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

ALWAYS love it here. Was just disappointed that the garden room was closed as it was a special occasion- my son's 17th birthday. Not thrilled with eating inside, too too dark.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The scenery was so pretty and I loved the apps. It was a little expensive, but it's the city.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

found this on open table based on ratings and affordability. It did not disappoint. I had the carbonara and it deserved it's great reviews.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great time for New Year's Eve dinner. The venue has atmosphere and great energy. The food did not disappoint and the servers were very eager to accomodate food allergies.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Crispos never fails to please. Excellent food and wonderful drinks. The quality of the meal is unsurpassable.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Wonderful basic Italian menu. Mama Dora's meatballs and spaghetti, carmelized brussel sprouts, and all pastas are wonderful. Great desserts too. Reasonable wine list. Great decor. Super-friendly service.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Crispo has surpassed expectations each time I've dined there. The atmosphere is bustling and lively, but cozy and warm. The food is great in both quality and portion size, and the service is tops. I'll go back every chance I get.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I'm surprised I haven't been to this restaurant before. The food was wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent pasta and wine. Good service, very cute back room with fireplace, nice ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Well, once again Crispo came through! I love this restaurant because they are consistently delicious. I have had many a dish on there extensive menu and have never been disappointed.\nBravo Crispo!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We had a nice dinner at Crispo. After being seated it took a long time for our waiter to take our drink order and the place wasn't very busy at the time. Other than that everything was good. They have a great menu and it was difficult to decide what to get. My wife and I each ordered a pasta dish and we enjoyed our meals.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Started by sharing the celery Caesar which was quite different and very tasty. I had the Carbonara, my husband had the short rib ravioli. Mine was good but his was very, very good. We shared a bottle of wine - a nice Chianti - and the meal ran us around $175. We would definitely go again if we found ourselves in this area of Chelsea.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Recommended to us by a friend; we enjoyed the ambiance on a quiet Sunday afternoon

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

the food is fabulous , ask to sit out the back in the stunning court yard.\nwe went back the next night as the food is that good.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

White tablecloths would have earned them overall experience 5 stars. Everything our table ordered was delish!!! Fried calamari was spot on.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I had family visiting from out of town and wanted to host a dinner in a place with great food and ambiance -- not too casual -- not stuffy -- with lots of choices for everyone, and Crispo was the natural choice for me. I've dined here consistently since they opened and have always had a great experience. Everyone was impressed with the menu and we all enjoyed our apps., main courses and dessert - and the wine was delicious. The short rib entree special was a bit disappointing - have had better short ribs elsewhere -- they required a knife to cut and were not very moist, but the brussel sprout leaves made up for that. Overall, a great night and we decided to make it an annual occurrence when my family visits NY.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Get the melt-in-your mouth spinach gnocchi! It has to be a rarity to have gnocchi that is so light and fluffy. Homemade, delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We were told about Crispo by a 'foodie' couple and they were right. The restaurant is pleasant in atmosphere. The food, especially the salads were amazing. Crispo is supposedly known for it's pasta and the dish we ordered did not disappoint.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great food & service, the tables next to us however were unbelievably rude to the staff which ruined it very slightly, they were american though, so what can you expect.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Long wait to be seated with our reservation. Otherwise it was a really nice evening with very good food.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Lively but noisy in the back room. We were there on a cold night but it looked like the roof was retractable so this could be a nice outdoor dining spot. Food and wine was good with moderate prices. They also have a nice bar.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

While I always enjoy dinner at Crispo, there were a few problems this time The entree I selected was sold out even though it was only 7pm. There was a very loud crying baby that made being there very unpleasant. The restaurant emptied out quickly. We would have stayed for dessert and coffee if not for the crying baby. I'm not sure what the restaurant could have done to handle the situation better.

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