Le Zie

Price guide: Mid-range

172 7th Avenue, New York City, New York, 10011

Price guide: Mid-range

Le Zie dining room

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#31 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Couples, Mature travellers, No fuss, Romance

Expert review of Le Zie

If you like Venetian fare, Le Zie is the best place in the city at which to enjoy it.

Venetian cuisine doesn't get its due very often. Most Italian restaurants are either Tuscan or Roman. Le Zie is a cozy bi-level eatery that has long been a go-to for its modern take on classic Italian fare. Since 1999, locals and tourists have enjoyed this hidden gem.

Food and drink: 

It seems as if the food is has gotten better through the years. Maybe it's the farm-to-table movement. Regardless, the quality here is good and you know you're getting a hearty, home-style meal. The wine list is heavy on Italian reds and whites. If there's a wait, you can relax at the restaurant's chic wine lounge, located next door. 

Recommended dishes: 

With a menu of standards and some innovative dishes, it's the spaghetti and meatballs that get the most accolades. The dish hasn't changed since the restaurant opened. The chicken picatta with a lemon sauce is also great ,as is the calf liver and polenta. 

Ambience: 

The rustic interior lures casual diners looking for a neighborhood eatery that isn't too boisterous. This is a place to sit back, relax and enjoy a great meal. 

Service: 

Service is always friendly and informal. The staff are super friendly and if you reserve the private rooms upstairs, you'll get an even more attentive style of service. 

Location: 

On a busy section of 7th Avenue. There are plenty of loud bars and clubs in the area but Le Zie is an oasis in that noisy desert. It's close to most West Side subway lines. 

Price advice: 

Prices are affordable at about $60 for two. Try the Venetian sampling menu if you want to save more money; it's $19.95 for two people. Lunch and brunch are even more affordable. 

More information on Le Zie:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian
Address:
172 7th Avenue, New York City, New York, 10011
Telephone:
212-206-8686
Website:
http://www.lezie.com
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri noon-11.30pm; Sat-Sun 11am-11.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Spaghetti and Meatballs

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