white bean puree, pickled celery, caper berries, apple, crouton
goat cheese, dried cherries, crisp shallots, sherry vinaigrette
fennel sausage bolognese and parmigiana
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.
Best food in this part of town
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.
Delicious food! Very good, friendly service with appropriate pandemic precautions.
The food gets better and better every time I go! They do not disappoint!
Friendly service; fresh & beautifully-prepared food. Will be back!
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.
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.
The food and service is always excellent. The seating out back was comfortable and spaced out.
As always the food was absolutely delicious. Service great! Outdoor dining was wonderful. All precautions were strictly adhered to. We will be back!
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.
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!
Food was AMAZING! But who doesn’t have bread to serve before the meal!? So disappointed!
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.
Delicious homemade pastasand the Brussel sprouts are outstanding.
Our food was delicious. We enjoyed the atmosphere, our drinks, our server and our dinner. We will definitely be back!
Great meal. We enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you.
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.
Great place taste buds explode
Excellent food. Great service. Loved my meal and will certainly return.
Looking for something different and a friendly atmosphere. This is the place.
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.
Fantastic as always. Sublime food and stellar service. Focused wine list and they take pride in the experience!
Food was salty. Both of our dishes.
The food was outstanding so was the service
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!!
The food is wonderful and the menu has options for everyone.
Nice service and the food was delish!
Best restaurant around. Price fix deal midweek is great. Cocktails wonderful.
Fettuccine Nero and the cavatelle were excellent. Octopus appetizer was very tasty, but portion of octopus was quite small. Overall very good!
Amazing food, the flavours were beautiful and so incredibly fresh. Lovely quiet, couth restuarant. Definitely made our anniversary night special.Highly recommended.
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.
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!
The service was good. The food was at best mediocre...disappointing.
Absolutely delicious! Sweet potato gnocchi, steak, pork tenderloin all terrific. Reasonably priced wine list. Small and intimate. A winner.
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.
My husband and I have been a few times for date nights. Great food, great staff, cute spot. We really love coming here!
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....
Food and service were fantastic! Great atmosphere, we will be coming back.
Great food. Great staff.
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.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.