Life is about exploring pasta-bilities. Looking for the best Italian restaurants in Midtown? If so, then you must head to Casa Limone. Casa Limone transports you to the Amalfi Coast for a one of a kind southern Italian dining experience. The authentic Italian food, elegant Mediterranean decor and incredible hospitality make for a great group dining experience, ladies night or date night. We are excited to share our dining experience at Casa Limone, one of the best Italian Restaurants in Midtown.
The Best Italian Restaurants in Midtown
Casa Limone is conveniently located in Midtown on 49th Street between 5th and Madison Ave, just a few steps from Rockefeller Center. Casa Limone belongs to the Monte Carlo Hospitality Group, a hospitality group led by Michelin-starred Chef Antonio Salvatore. Casa Limone is open for breakfast on Monday to Friday from 8:00AM – 11:00AM, lunch on Monday to Friday from 11:30AM to 4:00PM and dinner from Monday to Saturday from 4:00PM to 10:00PM. Brunch is available from 11:30AM to 4PM on the weekends. There is a gorgeous outdoor cafe as well as two stories inside for dining. Make reservations early, especially if you want to dine outside at Casa Limone, one of the best Italian restaurants in Midtown.
Amalfi glad to be here! What makes Casa Limone one of best Italian restaurants in Midtown? The restaurant not only serves fantastic food, but also has remarkable Italian decor and overall ambiance. Guests are greeted by an antique lemon-yellow Vespa The first floor features plush, orange velvet chairs, a white marble bar with blue velvet barstools and a forest green banquette. The second floor is decorated with gorgeous mustard yellow chairs and royal blue banquettes. These stunning colors continue throughout the restaurant’s decorative pieces. There’s also a photobooth worthy lush green and magenta floral wall.
The Best Italian Restaurants in Midtown: What to Order to Drink?
Get into the spirit. We started with a round of signature cocktails including: the Casa Limone, Fiore Bianco and Margarita in Fuoco. Our favorite was the Fiore Bianco, it’s a twist on a white cosmo. If you like citrus, go for Casa Limone’s namesake cocktail. This round of drinks was the perfect way to kickstart our dinner.
Pinot for your thoughts? We also ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio, which paired nicely with our mains.
We aren’t usually fans of Pinot Griogio, but this one was quite nice.
The Best Italian Restaurants in Midtown: What to Order for Dinner?
Slice, slice baby. We started with the Tartufata, a black truffle pizza with ricotta cream, fresh mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano. This is the best pizza we’ve eaten all year. Many of the ingredients from tomatoes, salami, tuna and cheese are imported directly from Italy. These ingredients are enhanced with local, seasonal produce.
Sweet dreams are made of cheese. We also ordered the Zucca e Burrata with oven-baked squash, pumpkin seeds and bottarga. It was a creamy bite of autumn goodness.
Hustle for the mussel. We also ordered the mussels special of the day. They were cooked in a flavorful tomato spiced sauce, and were delicious.
Thinking of ewe. Our favorite main was the Costolette di Agnello, New Zealand lamb chops with canellini beans and roasted potatoes. Lamb is our favorite protein, and these chops were flavorful and perfectly cooked. The sides paired nicely with the lamb.
We also ordered the Baccalà alla Napoletana, cod with cherry tomatoes, haricot vert, olives, capers and potatoes. This fish was delicious and paired nicely with our wine.
Donut go breaking my heart. We finished up our meal with a Fritelle Casa Limone. These house baked doughnuts were served with hot chocolate, vanilla gelato. This dessert was a bite in Italian heaven. Who wouldn’t love doughnuts, hot chocolate and gelato? It’s so good and the perfect way to end our meal.
Italian food is prosecco-nd to none. This year, head over to Casa Limone for a memorable dining experience at one of the best Italian restaurants in Midtown. Casa Limone is perfect for a light Italian breakfast, a leisurely lunch, aperitivo hour, or an evening out. You can also check out our Outdoor Dining section for more recommendations.
You try to come up with new ideas, but in the end, people just want to eat Italian food.Stephen Starr