About Us

Gente Ristorante Italiano offers a touch of Milan in New York City on 45th street. Gente means people; our positioning statement is people, pasta, pleasure. Jay B. Mitchell, owner and executive chef, serves up honest well prepared Italian cuisine directly influenced by his one hundred or more visits to Italy.

Our soups are freshly made daily using all vegetarian ingredients. We serve Panini, Pasta, Pizza, and Salads that are all natural. We offer seasonal dishes like Roman-style baby artichokes and a long list of wines by the glass. Gente also has a fully licensed bar with a wide selection of alcohol. Gelato and sorbetto are flown in daily from Milan and we also have exceptional homemade biscotti.

We have an array of specials every day, guaranteed to please everyone’s taste buds. Take-out from Gente is available as well. Our unique space is perfect for private parties, client presentations, or product introductions.