The food is always cooked to perfection here. They have a great wine list and the pasta rotates - except the anelloni. Do yourself a favor and order it!!
Really cozy and quiet place for different and well made pastas. A bit pricey for the neighborhood but worth it.
The place is very cute and cozy, service is good, the food is just alright. Out of 4 dishes I’d only consider one good, and even then it wasn’t great...
A lovely dinner before we saw STOMP. The restuarant was a great find and the tilefish was amazing.
Unfortunately, a regrettable dining experience. Service was shaky and not prompt. Food was very average and unmemorable to say the least. The establishment was freezing as we all felt the cold breeze coming through the ceiling directly at us. Could not enjoy our meal. $275 went to waste.
I’d had fantastic meals at Porsena before, and when I saw they were participating in Restaurant Week, it was an easy choice.
One of best restaurants in Manhattan. Consistently excellent food and service.
I've been to Porsena before and sought it out for this trip to NYC. It was wonderful as always and my dish was just delicious!
Always top notch, romantic, delish and unpretentious.
Great service and delicious house made pasta.
Great service, excellent recommendations, and even better food! 10/10 would recommend.
I loved the menu & food but will probably not return. I get bothered by restaurants that place tables 2-3" apart. It's way too close together and for the cost of a fine dining experience, I find it totally inconsiderate to the customers. The servers were all very nice although our tea order after dinner was forgotten about and my companion had to get up and find the waiter to remind him.
Dinner with my wife!
The food was nice, but not amazing and not worth the peoce
Porsena is a gem in the east village! Do not miss this place for the fabulous pasta, quiet ambiance and wonderful dining experience.
The pasta was excellent. Our server was friendly and attentive. The ambiance was alright, but nothing special.
Food not good. Pasta was bland.
What a wonderful place.
food has always been terrific, and their pastas are extra special. and everyone running the place make you feel at home, and come across as kind, considerate and friendly.
Everything about Porsena is aces, except how noisy it can get.
Excellent all around!
We had a great time! Great food!
Very nice experience overall. Seems like air conditioning was coming on and off so got chilly at times inside. We were allowed to linger and chat (meeting the boss!) with appetizers which was great but they should have waited to prepare our pasta, or we should have requested they not prepare our pasta, until the table was cleared of apps. The pastas had been sitting there and were not as hot as they should have been. Risotto great! Will go back..
The food was excellent very tasty. The pastas were outstanding. The goat cheese cake was delicious. However the noise level was terrible. A table of 6 or 8 would scream and shriek at such volume that all the other diners heads would turn to see what was happening with a grimace on their faces. That was a disappointment, but the food made up for it.
Love Porsena — wonderful cozy neighborhood spot with outstanding food and great service. Go there every time I visit NY!
Love this place and their staff! And their bar is always a good meeting spot.
Very nice restaurant. A little on the small side so was not at all surprised that bar seating was also reserved seating so plan on standing for pre dinner drink. The staff was very friendly and service was excellent. The food was good. My pork shank was good and BIG and my wife's pappardelle and mushroom dish was tasty but a little dry. The side dishes where limited and they only serve wine and beer. Over all happy with the experience
Delicious pastas, great wine list, and service was spot on.
Es la cuarta vez que vamos y siento que les debo la reseña. La pasta que pedimos (calamarata con spicy lamb) riquísima, al dente. El ambiente buenísimo. La atención de Miguel insuperable.
Amazing food in a quaint setting - absolutely would recommend to anyone.
This was a very good meal indeed with excellent pasta and very tasty appetizers. The wine list is good and reasonably priced. Very nice atmosphere and very helpful, friendly and good service.
Shared the calamari appetizer: very good. One pasta okay, the other at room temperature, sent back and a little better but the pasta was almost raw. Good choices of wine by the glass — and a generous pour: so rare these days.
Kinda average. Came a few years ago and was very good. Pasta was average as was service. ok but not good value.
The food is strong and reminds me of my family. Lots of acid and garlic and heat, but in balance. No fear in their game.
Charming local spot that never disappoints. Intriguing take on Italian, wonderful staff.
I came to Porsena for my birthday dinner. I had an excellent time and the food was fantastic. My only complaint was that the server was not very attentive to our table. The restaurant was fairly busy but at times we had a difficult time tracking him down or getting his attention, for example, to ask for our cheque.
One of our favorite NYC spots. We visit 2 or 3 times a year and try to book a meal there every time.
Great food and everything about the place was amazing. The only issue was my date got the wrong dish.
Best Manhattan cocktail I have ever had and the burrata with grilled bread was delectable! We also loved the bucatini, the rigatoni with sausage and the affogado was a perfect ending to our meal. Service was friendly and fast:)