white bean puree, pickled celery, caper berries, apple, crouton
goat cheese, dried cherries, crisp shallots, sherry vinaigrette
fennel sausage bolognese and parmigiana
As always the food was absolutely delicious. Service great! Outdoor dining was wonderful. All precautions were strictly adhered to. We will be back!
I love this restaurant! The food is so delicious and the staff is nice. The outdoor area was nicely socially distanced and the staff helpful. Can't wait to go again.
Our first night out to dinner since March! We sat in the back patio are, tables were spaced well, servers wore masks and although it was hot, the umbrella kept us covered from the sun until it waned. Food was well made and presented. It was so nice to be dining again!
Food was AMAZING! But who doesn’t have bread to serve before the meal!? So disappointed!
VERY good food - really impressive. Took leftovers home: still great the following day. Serving outdoors under these unusual conditions required extra work by the staff, and they really did the job.
Delicious homemade pastasand the Brussel sprouts are outstanding.
Our food was delicious. We enjoyed the atmosphere, our drinks, our server and our dinner. We will definitely be back!
Great meal. We enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you.
We always enjoy L’inizio from the friendly greeting at the front door to the very attentive wait staff. The excellent food has not disappointed and has been very consistent on our many dining experiences.
Great place taste buds explode
Excellent food. Great service. Loved my meal and will certainly return.
Looking for something different and a friendly atmosphere. This is the place.
We had an amazing experience at L’Inizio. We live down the street and wanted a quick date night... it didn’t disappoint! Everything was amazing (my husband said the pork was one of the best he’d ever had and, as a vegetarian, the butternut squash parmigiana was out of this world!) and we most definitely will be back.
Fantastic as always. Sublime food and stellar service. Focused wine list and they take pride in the experience!
Food was salty. Both of our dishes.
The food was outstanding so was the service
I really wanted to love this place but...I ordered the ricotta with honey appetizer and the grilled bread was burnt. The main course (seafood risotto) was served in a huge bowl that only was maybe a quarter full. The mussel shells were empty and the top was covered in micro basil. The server never asked us if we wanted more wine with our meal or coffee with our dessert. The tables were practically on top of each other and you could hear the entire conversations of those seated around us. Was very disappointed!!
The food is wonderful and the menu has options for everyone.
Nice service and the food was delish!
Best restaurant around. Price fix deal midweek is great. Cocktails wonderful.
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.
L'inizio does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. L'inizio also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 693-5400.
L'inizio is rated 4.6 stars by 935 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.