Owners // Livanos Family
Managing Partner // Paul McLaughlin
Chef Partner // Jim Botsacos
Chef de Cuisine // David Arias
General Manager // Rachid El Gheur
Located steps from Manhattan’s Theatre District and the famed Carnegie Hall, Ed Sullivan Theater, and City Center, Abboccato is known for serving some of New York City’s finest authentic, home-style Italian cuisine. Offering diners a true taste of Italy, the cozy 75-seat restaurant is perfectly suited for a leisurely meal and pre-theatre bite without the hectic tumult of Times Square.
Operated by the esteemed Livanos Restaurant Group in partnership with renowned Executive Chef Jim Botsacos, Abboccato’s cuisine represents the diverse regions of Italy, from Sicily to Lombardi. An array of cicchetti (little bites), antipasti, and an extensive grappe collection, as well as family-style meals, and specials such as the Terrazza happy hour menu and prix-fixe dinner menu, are all available.
Since 2004, Abboccato continues to impress and satisfy diners with its comfortable yet classic Italian cooking offered in a lively atmosphere. “We really take a hands-on approach to everything we do here,” says Botsacos. “All of our pastas are made by hand. It’s like we have grandma in the kitchen with us cooking your dinner.”