L'inizio

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944 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Rated as one of the Best Italian Restaurants in 2015 by Westchester Magazine, L’inizio offers a seasonal, Italian inspired menu featuring locally-sourced ingredients. Westchester residents and NYC restaurant veterans, Scott and Heather Fratangelo look forward to hosting you for dinner every Tuesday through Sunday. L’inizio offers a Prix Fixe menu every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for $33.00. L'inizio is closed on Monday. We can’t wait to see you!
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vipmusicdoc
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again - in this summer heat - and during a pandemic - couldn't ask for a better outdoor option. Food at L'Inizio is consistent and creative. Staff could not be more helpful or friendly. The perfect remedy from too many home-cooked shut-in meals.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in this part of town

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vipHeli
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Food is fantastic. Much better than the last time we were there last summer. The outside is ugly but this is a pandemic and it’s well worth suffering through sitting in the driveway of a tire store for a great meal.
We’ll be back very soon.

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Guess
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! Very good, friendly service with appropriate pandemic precautions.

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vipirisnfrank
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food gets better and better every time I go! They do not disappoint!

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vipZmama
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service; fresh & beautifully-prepared food. Will be back!

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vipmusicdoc
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Like many others, we've avoided dining at restaurants but took advantage of the garden seating at L'Inizio. The clean white tables in the backyard are very inviting, and it was a great relief to have the same high quality cuisine as before the pandemic. Servers were highly attentive and welcoming. We managed to finish (almost) all of our meal when the heavens opened and a downpour put an end to our wonderful meal. Luckily, we had two giant umbrellas in our car - parked nearby. The amazing staff did not miss a beat - even though drenched to the bone they continued to show each diner their utmost attention and assistance. Congratulations to L'Inizio - truly fine and creative food- and highly dedicated staff. It was a pleasure to dine with you.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott continues to dazzle with his innovative twists on traditional Italian fare. Heather has taken dessert to a new level. Covid, shmovid. Go and have a great meal.

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SueS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always excellent. The seating out back was comfortable and spaced out.

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HildieK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was absolutely delicious. Service great! Outdoor dining was wonderful. All precautions were strictly adhered to. We will be back!

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vipelaineNY
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this restaurant! The food is so delicious and the staff is nice. The outdoor area was nicely socially distanced and the staff helpful. Can't wait to go again.

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RosalieG
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our first night out to dinner since March! We sat in the back patio are, tables were spaced well, servers wore masks and although it was hot, the umbrella kept us covered from the sun until it waned. Food was well made and presented. It was so nice to be dining again!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING! But who doesn’t have bread to serve before the meal!? So disappointed!

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MarcSigma
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

VERY good food - really impressive. Took leftovers home: still great the following day. Serving outdoors under these unusual conditions required extra work by the staff, and they really did the job.

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DonatoS
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious homemade pastasand the Brussel sprouts are outstanding.

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vipDrew58
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious. We enjoyed the atmosphere, our drinks, our server and our dinner. We will definitely be back!

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JonathanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. We enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy L’inizio from the friendly greeting at the front door to the very attentive wait staff. The excellent food has not disappointed and has been very consistent on our many dining experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place taste buds explode

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vipAnnel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Loved my meal and will certainly return.

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vipPaulA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for something different and a friendly atmosphere. This is the place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience at L’Inizio. We live down the street and wanted a quick date night... it didn’t disappoint! Everything was amazing (my husband said the pork was one of the best he’d ever had and, as a vegetarian, the butternut squash parmigiana was out of this world!) and we most definitely will be back.

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vipPenn65000
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Sublime food and stellar service. Focused wine list and they take pride in the experience!

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vipUnhappyS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was salty. Both of our dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding so was the service

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Foodie4life
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I really wanted to love this place but...I ordered the ricotta with honey appetizer and the grilled bread was burnt. The main course (seafood risotto) was served in a huge bowl that only was maybe a quarter full. The mussel shells were empty and the top was covered in micro basil. The server never asked us if we wanted more wine with our meal or coffee with our dessert. The tables were practically on top of each other and you could hear the entire conversations of those seated around us. Was very disappointed!!

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Foodie411
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful and the menu has options for everyone.

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viphln1012
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service and the food was delish!

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PaulT
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant around. Price fix deal midweek is great. Cocktails wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fettuccine Nero and the cavatelle were excellent. Octopus appetizer was very tasty, but portion of octopus was quite small. Overall very good!

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ChidC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, the flavours were beautiful and so incredibly fresh. Lovely quiet, couth restuarant. Definitely made our anniversary night special.Highly recommended.

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fussy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I sent back my Tuna Tartare, because I could not eat it. The tuna was in tiny pieces in a salad with a dressing I could not eat. The replacement was not much better. The portobello mushroom was on the bottom of another busy salad type of thing. I got "rooster head" pasta. I ate only the pasta and not the mushrooms.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

February 16, 2020

As always, we love the food here! And the service has always been good, too.

The service was slow tonight, though. We immediately ordered drinks, and then had to ask for bread twice. It arrived after our appetizers, midway through our drinks!

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vipLisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was good. The food was at best mediocre...disappointing.

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vipcoreyman97
New York Area
214 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious! Sweet potato gnocchi, steak, pork tenderloin all terrific. Reasonably priced wine list. Small and intimate. A winner.

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RICARDOV
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'inizio is a great place to have dinner. The food is so amazing. Friendly and prompt service. Owner Heather and her people could not have been more warm and welcoming.
My husband and I loved the ambience of this restaurant.

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Holly22
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I have been a few times for date nights. Great food, great staff, cute spot. We really love coming here!

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vipJudyc
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous pasta. Super salads. One comment-we thought the salmon tartar for $14 was delicious but thin and should have been served with chips or....

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic! Great atmosphere, we will be coming back.

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vipjeremyg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great staff.

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L'inizio offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 693-5400.

L'inizio is rated 4.6 stars by 944 OpenTable diners.

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