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Restaurant information
Established 1982
Current owner(s) Luigi and Mauro Lusardi
Chef Claudio Meneghini
Food type Northern Italian
Street address 1494 Second Avenue (between East 77th and East 78th Street), on the Upper East Side in Manhattan
City New York
State New York
Postal code/ZIP 10021
Country United States
Coordinates 40°46′21″N 73°57′20″W / 40.772459°N 73.95548°W / 40.772459; -73.95548
Seating capacity 75

Lusardi's is a Northern Italian restaurant located at 1494 Second Avenue (between East 77th and East 78th Streets) on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in New York City.

The restaurant opened in 1982.[1] It is owned and run by two brothers, Luigi and Mauro Lusardi.[1]

The restaurant's décor consists of pumpkin-colored walls and deep-toned woodwork, brass lamps, and wood-framed windows.[1] The restaurant has an old-world vibe.[1][2] The dining room has a capacity of 75 guests.[3]

The menu consists of traditional, vintage Northern Italian Tuscan dishes, with modern and rustic accents.[1][3][4][5] The wine list has over 400 vintage wines.[3] The chef is Claudio Meneghini.[3]

When Leon Hess owned the New York Jets, he would eat dinner after almost every home game at Lusardi's.[6]


In 2012, Zagat's gave it a 24 rating for food.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e Lusardi's: Useful information and the Michelin Guide review. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ Bryan Miller (February 26, 1988). "Restaurants; Downtown bistro, uptown Italian". New York Times. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Lusardis". Lusardis. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b 2012 New York City Restaurants – Zagat Survey. Zagat. 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Restaurants". New York Magazine. June 26, 1995. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ Mike Freeman (October 17, 2000). "ON PRO FOOTBALL; New York Teams Taking Different Paths to the Same Destination". New York Times. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 

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