Emilio’s Ballato

0 Love It
Photograph: Tia Ryan
Emilio's Ballato
Photograph: Tia Ryan
Emilio's Ballato
Photograph: Tia Ryan
Emilio's Ballato
Photograph: Tia Ryan
Emilio's Ballato
Houston Street can feel like a no-man’s land, and this solid (if unspectacular) restaurant would likely benefit from a change of address. At its current location, formal waiters peddle tender fried calamari and creamy mozzarella with roasted red peppers to hardly a peep of fanfare. Middle-aged, Sinatra-loving regulars dine on well-balanced veal saltimbocca and skillfully blended fettuccine or rigatoni bolognese. In a private dining room, the owner hosts buddies like Denzel Washington, Lenny Kravitz and Russell Crowe.
Venue name: Emilio’s Ballato
Address: 55 E Houston St
New York
Cross street: between Mott and Mulberry Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri noon–11pm; Sat 4pm–midnight; Sun 4–11pm
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, V to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St
Price: Average main course: $16. AmEx, DC, MC, V

Average User Rating

5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:1
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
1 person listening
Adam R

Emilio has a Deliciously designed menu.  He cares about the preparation involved in making food delicious.  I recommend everything on the menu.  If he likes you, a special focaccia style pizza may arrive.