Cafe Testarossa

4.7
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696 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Modern Italian Cuisine with all the Character of Artisanal Fare. Even though Italian Cuisine is based on Tradition, Cafe Testarossa is holding true to traditional methods, without restriction, to modernizing the essence of the menu.
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4.6
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Testarossa is consistency good food and good service. We have been eating there for over 20 years and have never had a bad meal. I love their baked clams and halibut.

l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always prepared well & consistent. Debbie r waitress is always attentive & informative on specials & clientele favorites . She makes r dining experience worth coming back..

F
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner perfect choice for a date or special occasion.

S
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Testarossa is always a great place to go. Excellent food, service and ambiance. Definitely recommended

L
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,Great service,Aways on point

TF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food great value! We had a memorable meal

s
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and timely. The wait staff were gracious and timely responsive to all our needs. The valet staff were struggling to keep up with the exiting customers and were reasonably keeping up with the flow.
Our only criticism is that the noise level become very loud as the evening progressed. May I suggest acoustical tiles on the ceiling?

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter (Giuseppe) and good was great!!!

SQ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love Cafe Testarossa. The food and service are always fantastic. It can get very noisy because it is large and open.

S
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The only thing better than the food was the service. All excellent. It was my first time at this restaurant but it won't be my last

F
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice neighborhood place Older crowd , Salads were flavorful, Good portion entree for Restaurant Week

BC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food always the absolute best.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always exceptional, otherwise very noisy

P
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Had several appetizers and all including the margarita pizza were excellent . The chicken dish on the lunch menu was tender and delicious. The wine recommended by the wait staff was a perfect companion to a delicious meal. Highly recommend

EC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous food and service!

f
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We've been here a few times and each time has been excellent.

d
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always satisfying experience

DW
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to this restaurant. Everything was outstanding. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made some excellent recommendations, especially about the wine. We will definitely be returning.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Menu choice for restaurant week not great. Spotty service.

j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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MR
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food preparation and quality was outstanding
Service was courteous professional and responsive

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited Cafe Testarossa for a special occasion, and we were impressed at the food and the service. Appetizers and meals were mouth-watering; each bite was filled with flavor! This is a restaurant to enjoy your food and company.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service

NC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second dinner in 2 weeks. Food is consistently very good. Excellent service.

LF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a friend’s birthday. Everything was perfect! The food was excellent, the service was excellent the ambiance was excellent.

BC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roseanna was amazing

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love having Sunday dinner with my family there. Everyone is so pleasant and they definitely remember you and treat you like family. The food is always amazing!

J
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great as always but for some reason the noise level was off the charts. It made it uncomfortable this particular experience but love the restaurant

DD
New York Area
219 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Italian food in upscale setting. Attentive staff. We have eaten here several times and it is always very good.

SL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and always consistent. Great service provided by staff.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was amazing. Pasta was the best or right there as good as I ever tasted. Had the ravioli and my friend had the lobster and shrimp with pasta. Noise level was to much and nobody that works there was kind enough to ask the boisterous table next to us to keep it down. Guess some people just don’t get out enough idk

CG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The food is always delicious and service was amazing, very attentive.

L
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an office holiday lunch. The food was very good as was the service, but a bit pricey. Lunch pricing was much like a dinner menu. But, we all enjoyed it very much and would surely return.

SJ
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Reservations set for 6:30pm were met right on time and we were back in the car heading home by 7:50pm having had cocktails, appetizers, main courses, and dessert/coffee service for $180/couple with tip. There is efficient service ... and then there is Cafe Testarossa where 12-cylinder speed reigns supreme.

Appetizers including the Tomato and Mozzarella are recommended. Ask the server to slow down at this point and you will find a better experience.

The Shrimp and Spinach main course was extra flavorful while the medium rare Steak was average. A coconut infused Creme Brulee was an interesting twist on a classic.

During the holiday season, dining with friends and loved ones is a gift in itself. Cafe Testarossa needs to take their foot off the throttle and slow down to allow their patrons to enjoy the view.

CC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Wait staff "overworked" and not as attentive

p
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with our 3 children, their spouses and our granddaughter. The restaurant promised to get us out in time for our Tilles Center event. Dave Koz and friends has a fabulous Christmas show every year. What a start to a memorable evening with family we love.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian food with excellent service - will be back

CJ
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Get the gnocchi!!!!! And the veal meatball sliders.

MM
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed efficient, friendly service. The food was great. The hostess was so welcoming and the staff rememberd our anniversary like I had requested. Its a busy and sometimes noisy restaurant but that added to the fun. We will definitely return.

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