Rated as one of the Best Italian Restaurants in 2015 by Westchester Magazine, L’inizio offers a seasonal, Italian inspired menu featuring locally-sourced ingredients. Westchester residents and NYC restaurant veterans, Scott and Heather Fratangelo look forward to hosting you for dinner every Tuesday through Sunday. L’inizio offers a Prix Fixe menu every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for $33.00. L'inizio is closed on Monday. We can’t wait to see you!
Fettuccine Nero and the cavatelle were excellent. Octopus appetizer was very tasty, but portion of octopus was quite small. Overall very good!
Amazing food, the flavours were beautiful and so incredibly fresh. Lovely quiet, couth restuarant. Definitely made our anniversary night special.Highly recommended.
I sent back my Tuna Tartare, because I could not eat it. The tuna was in tiny pieces in a salad with a dressing I could not eat. The replacement was not much better. The portobello mushroom was on the bottom of another busy salad type of thing. I got "rooster head" pasta. I ate only the pasta and not the mushrooms.
February 16, 2020
As always, we love the food here! And the service has always been good, too.
The service was slow tonight, though. We immediately ordered drinks, and then had to ask for bread twice. It arrived after our appetizers, midway through our drinks!
The service was good. The food was at best mediocre...disappointing.
Absolutely delicious! Sweet potato gnocchi, steak, pork tenderloin all terrific. Reasonably priced wine list. Small and intimate. A winner.
L'inizio is a great place to have dinner. The food is so amazing. Friendly and prompt service. Owner Heather and her people could not have been more warm and welcoming.
My husband and I loved the ambience of this restaurant.
My husband and I have been a few times for date nights. Great food, great staff, cute spot. We really love coming here!
Fabulous pasta. Super salads. One comment-we thought the salmon tartar for $14 was delicious but thin and should have been served with chips or....
Food and service were fantastic! Great atmosphere, we will be coming back.
Great food. Great staff.
Love our favorite restaurant!!! Try the Brussels Sprouts ( the appetizer) - out of this world!
The food was excellent, but our server lacked personality.
This was my second time at L'inizio. I returned because the food last time was delicious. I was not disappointed. A friend and I shared three dishes - each spectacular. First, the beet salad, then the pasta with kale and finally, the vegetarian squash with cheese and tomato sauce. I have ready to go back - very soon! This is a neighborhood gem well worth trying.
Delicious as always! Wonderful dining experience.
Wonderful place for dinner or appetizers at the bar! Our go to local place to meet with friends
First time there and would definitely go back
Very tight, dark restaurant. Sat us looking at the kitchen doors. Food was good but small portions for the value.
This was our first vistit here. We loved everthing about it. The food is wonderful, fresh, very special, innovative and delicious. The service was perfect and we were welcomed as if we were frequent customers and as I said it was our first time. I strongly recommend this neighborly restaurant for Italian food. It is low key and very popular which makes it fun along with scrumptious.
Best food I’ve had in Westchester. Highly highly recommend their octopus, pastas and chocolate torte. Great attention to detail and flavors and textures were spot on.
Amazing food every time we go. Ordered the carbonara for the first time and was so pleasantly surprised how LIGHT it was and tasted sooo good.
The food was amazing from start to finish. Fresh, inventive, lovely. Portions could be a bit larger for the $ though, hence the lower rating for “value”
L’inizio is consistently one of the very best Italian restaurants in Westchester. The small, attractive space is comfortable, the service attentive, and the food excellent from a very creative menu. No tired red sauce here.
Had heard great things about L'inizio and my first experience didn't disappoint. Food was delicious, staff was friendly and attentive and the ambiance was very nice. Can't wait to go again.
We always enjoy eating at L’Inizio!
always and excellent experience at L' inizio. staff and food are great!!
Celebrating a friends birthday. As always the food was delicious and the service great! I will be back!
We had a wonderful time!
favorite restaurant in Westchester -- authentic, delicious food and nice ambiance
The food was innovative and delicious!
First time here even though we are only a town away. The menu had so many interesting choices that it was hard for all of us to decide what to get. That being said there were 4 of us & we each got something different and all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We will definitely be going back!
The burgers are sensational!!! Everything else is wonderful, too!
We had a very good dining experience. Cozy restaurant. Waiter was courteous & attentive. Food was very good. Will definitely return & recommend
Continues to be our favorite venue for creative and superb cuisine. Always something new to be experienced, and chef Scott is very generous with the white truffles this time of year. Try the special wine paired events if you haven't yet!
Fabulous Food !!!! Warm atmosphere and friendly service.
Chef clearly knows how to extract the most out of every ingredient.
The four of us had a wonderful time. We all had different food and we raved about them all! The food is unique and amazing. The chef and pastry chef are phenomenal!Our only regret is that we didn't discover this place earlier! We are definitely coming back and this will certainly be our new regular place!
WE LOVE L'INIZIO!! The food is exceptional and we enjoy the laid back atmosphere. We just went with two chefs who thoroughly enjoyed it.