Avena - Downtown

4.5
12 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Cosy
We are serving a delectable 4-course dinner on Valentine’s Day, at a very inviting we-just-opened price of $85. Come see and savor our delightful and delicious offerings.
AVENA Downtown, at the legendary ex-Da Silvano location is a chef-driven Northern Italian restaurant helmed by Chef Roberto Deiaco. Open for lunch and dinner, the menu emphasizes freshness and modern techniques in Chef Deiaco's interpretation of Italian cuisine.

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4.3
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RW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The place is gorgeous, the wait staff is very professional,and the food was delicious

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great from the food to the service. Duck, gnocchi and bolognese pasta simply delicious. Order the zucchini flan with truffles. Our server Christina was fantastic & we will definitely be back!

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Afraid of being in an empty resto but place quickly filled up when sun came out and weather got warmer. That said, food was incredible. The ravioli with quail egg and perigord truffles, risotto with king crab, Colorado lamb chops, showed serious chef skills. Delicious. Will be back. Glad to have a nicer restaurant with higher quality (than the usual) in the hood.

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G
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Depressingly empty. Food ok. But dead vibe.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Appetizers were good but the entrees were pretty disappointing. We ordered the special lobster risotto which was severely undercooked and the duck pasta was way too salty...

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OT
New York Area
203 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very pretty and spacious Italian restaurant on Sixth Ave. Superb service. Wonderful cannolis.

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GM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Avena is a great restaurant and his chef deserves a Michelin star. His risotto is perfectly cooked and seasoned. The fish is always fresh. The bread basket is a treat.
Giselle is a perfect host.

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F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is a BIG HIT! We live in the neighborhood and are pleased that we have a new favorite West Village restaurant. Everything is PERFECT right down to the delightful waiter who didn't have the nyc attitude.

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H
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining in New York is an adventure - there will be forgettable and unforgettable experiences. My friends and I dined at this fabulous restaurant for my birthday celebration and we couldn’t be happier! The service was impeccable, the food was superb, the ambiance had a cool vibe, the price point was reasonable considering the high quality and artful meal presentation and we felt amazingly transported. What a gem of a find!

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JM
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome. Very friendly. Food was awesome. Good value.

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CW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

Weird ambience and bad decor- the restaurant was empty, food was nice though

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EC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Totally amazing. Service. Food. Venue. Atmosphere. 3 star!! Incredible. Book it!!

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