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Emilio's Ballato

55 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10012-2712
+1 212-274-8881
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatballs” (27 reviews)
“gamberi” (2 reviews)
“cannoli” (8 reviews)
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55 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10012-2712
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was our last day in NYC and we had heard it was a must to visit. It was a Sunday afternoon and we entered at 3:15. We were lucky as there weren’t many people there on the cold dreary day and right away were...More

Thank Julia_Bulia67
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Emilio’s is a simple, good old school Italian restaurant, the food was good if not great, but expensive for what you get. $45 for a veal parmigiana? I guess you pay for the location as this is right where Soho starts. Not very special, service...More

Thank Roberto A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a meal . We walked in at lunch and got seated immediately . This place has the Best Italian food ! A hidden treasure for sure . We will be back many times in the future . We saw it on a food...More

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Second time at this restaurant. Def worth it. Excellent service , excellent food and atmosphere . Just a cool , legit , no BS restaurant.

Thank Ricardo J
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Sometimes we crave for new and inventive menu items. And sometimes you just crave honest, well prepared old school food. If the later is what you're after get on down to Emilio's Ballato. Located on busy East Houston, the place has a patinaed look to...More

Thank Canadatom1
Reviewed 13 March 2018

The atmosphere was definitely an authentic old classic Italian restaurant. The food was some of the best classic dishes that I have had 100's times. They were up their in the top of that list.

Thank dhart399
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Our family of four poked our head in the door after too much shopping nearby and were happy to get seated immediately at a table in the room toward the back, accessed through the kitchen. I loved the décor - feels like it has morphed...More

Thank Car0l_A_Squared
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Emmet McCarthy, women’s wear daily designer of the year put us on this place several years ago. It is the best unknown Italian in NYC. Don’t tell anybody. Next door to the acclaimed Estella. Neither is recognizable unless you’ve been there. Do not miss the...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Relaxed and fun vibe matches well w the fantastic cooking. Phenomenal sauces!!! (Get the vodka sauce on special if they have it!)

Thank lauren e
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing lunch! The Service was very good!! The decor very Italian vintage! The Food was so good! The Baked Clams! The Chicken Parm! The Pasta with Meatballs! Will return for sure!

Thank chyhar
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Response from NoraFrydman | Reviewed this property |
One of the reviews on Yelp did mention that the restaurant charged them $90 corkage fee. Keep in mind that this is a no-nonsense place, meaning the business is not threaten by guests, reviews, whatsoever. It's not a new... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10012-2712
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-274-8881
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