Despite the many uncertainties that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our responsibility to our beloved guests, staff and community is clear: estela, Altro Paradiso and Flora Bar will temporarily discontinue service and close their doors until further notice.

We thank you all for your support - past, present and future. We can't wait to welcome you all back as soon as we can safely and responsibility do so. Until then, please visit our GoFundMe page to help provide immediate relief for our staff members to help offset their lost income. Every single dollar counts. Thank you.

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Altro Paradiso takes reservations up to 30 days in advance here or by emailing

For parties of 7-20 guests, Altro Paradiso offers a lunch and dinner prix-fixe menu. To inquire about large party reservations, please email or call us at 646-952-0828.

Walk-ins welcome.

hours & location

All-Day Menu
Monday-Sunday, 11:30pm-Until closing
Monday-Friday, 11:30am-3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am-3:00pm
Monday-Thursday, 5:30pm-11:00pm
Friday & Saturday, 5:30pm-11:30pm
Sunday, 5:30pm-10:00pm


Altro Paradiso opened in 2016. A bright corner space with a brass bar and big windows that look out onto Hudson Square, the restaurant serves Italian food with chef and owner Ignacio Mattos’ light and quietly inventive touch. Mattos first learned to make pastas and ragùs while growing up in Uruguay, from his Italian grandmother. Later, he would focus on the cuisine at Manhattan’s beloved Il Buco, where he ran the kitchen for five years.

At Altro, he cooks appetizers like arancini, grilled octopus with chickpeas, and a house-made sausage; pastas like candele cacio e pepe and strozzapreti all’amatriciana; and mains like a steak with blue cheese butter and a pork chop with caramelized fennel to share. The burger, offered on all of our menus, is frequently ranked among the city’s best. The beverage list focuses on natural and small Italian producers, but there is also a selection from Burgundy, the Rhône, and several other non-Italian regions.

Altro holds two stars from the New York Times and was named one of the best Italian restaurants in the city by Condé Nast Traveler.

Ignacio Mattos, Owner and Chef

Ignacio Mattos is the chef-owner of New York restaurants estela, Café Altro Paradiso, and Flora Bar. Born in Uruguay, he has a bold, singular style inspired by the city he now calls home, time spent in Europe and South America, and the mentorship of chefs Alice Waters, Francis Mallmann, and Judy Rodgers. In 2017, Esquire named Ignacio America’s Chef of the Year. His first cookbook, Estela, was ranked one of 2018's best by the New York Times Book Review.

Kelsey Shaw, General Manager

Zack Zeidman, Chef De Cuisine

Natasha Pickowicz, Pastry Chef

Amanda Smeltz, Beverage Director


Reservations can be made here or by calling 646 952 0828. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Large Parties

For partial restaurant buy-outs, full restaurant buy-outs or offsite catering & events, please email

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