New York Restaurant Guide: Felidia

Felidia has been serving up some of the city’s best Italian food for years and is deserving of a spot in our New York Restaurant Guide.

Address: 243 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022
Telephone: 212.758.1479
Cuisine: Italian/American
Price: $$$$
Neighborhood: Midtown East

About Felidia: 
Opened in 1981 by Lidia Bastianich, this flagship Italian-American offering is one of the finest NY Restaurants in Manhattan. Since 1995, Lidia has partnered with Executive Chef Fortunato Nicotra, and the Restaurant has grown a worldwide reputation of excellence. Felidia has become the primo NY Dining spot for Italian-American food.

Consult the on-staff Sommeliers and find a wine that will complement your dinner selection. Felidia has an impressive wine list, and has received awards from Wine Spectator. The selection seems almost endless and offers over 1,000 choice wines. Prices range from $40.00 a bottle to $2,100.00 a bottle. 

When you visit, you may want to begin your meal with an appetizer such as the Salmone Affumicato. The smoked salmon pastrami, bagel crostini, boiled egg and blue potato salad will surely please.

Appetizer selections also include a Pappardelle, rich with spinach, braised duck, and mushrooms. You can also opt for a traditional Tagliatelle, with tender veal, beef, and pork ragu. You may have a hard time making a choice with all the tasteful and well-presented offerings, but whatever you choose is sure to please.  

For your second course, consider a seafood plate, such as the Gamberi Alla Piastra, with Maya shrimp and a steamed vegetable salad. This dish has received rave reviews from locals and out-of-town guests alike.

If you desire a meat dish, try the I Crudo Di Manzo. With a rich Wagyu beef carpaccio, beef sirloin tartare, hazelnut, arugula, mushroom, grana padano and a divine black truffle sauce. 

Complete your meal with a delicious Almond Milk Caponata, Frozen Ice Milk, or Apricot & Blueberry Crostata. With all of their incredible dishes, is not surprising that Felidia is listed in the 'Top Ten Italian Restaurants in the United States' and it is said by some to be one of the Top Restaurants in the world.

As you search for NYC Restaurants to experience during your next visit to New York City, be sure to plan for a meal at Felidia for an unforgettable dining experience. 

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