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San Matteo Pizza Espresso Bar

1739 2nd Ave, 10128, New York City, NY 10128-3502
+1 212-426-6943
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“san matteo” (17 reviews)
“pizza” (66 reviews)
“prosciutto” (5 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1739 2nd Ave, 10128, New York City, NY 10128-3502
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to San Matteo on our recent trip to NYC for a quick lunch. My son googled best pizza places in the area and found San Matteo. We were so happy he found such an authentic Italian eatery in the location we were in...More

Thank atlfoodie2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quick friendly service and out of this world pizza. Had the special and Quattro formaggi. The Quattro featured gorgonzola flavor that I won't soon forget! Will return as soon as we can!

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

There are 2 restaurants, both owned by same family but this review refers to the tiny original at 2nd and 90th. By tiny I mean you will have to suck it in to get by the pizza oven that juts out into the small hallway...More

Thank IslandTraveler8
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I used to live in Rome, and this restaurant made me feel as if I was bad in the city! The menu options, food, and wine were all incredibly authentic and delicious. The wait staff was extremely friendly and the service was so fast. The...More

Thank mjsheridan130
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

LOVED this pizza restaurant! The waiters were very friendly and the pizza is the nicest I've had outside of Italy. I'm from Australia and this pizza, to me, was even better than DOC or Zero95 which are both incredible pizza restaurants in Melbourne. This topped...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner of margarita pizza and burrata so much that we ordered it for take out the next evening! This cozy place in the neighborhood is always full to the door and beyond. The manager was very friendly and full of energy that was so...More

Thank Seeseej
Reviewed 13 April 2017

While the antipasti were excellent, the other dishes were lacking flavor and were not prepared fresh. Modifications to the menu items were not feasible. The pizzas had the brick over flavor but lacked the flavor to balanced the charred crust. I would recommend the main...More

Thank 642familytraveler
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A real neighborhood gem -- very small but friendly. This is the original location -- definitely you should go. The owner Ciro is a genuine human being, delightful to meet. Don't be put off if he is sometimes gruff. He gives excellent service. I like...More

Thank weyl-59
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We went here for lunch. Great brick oven pizza. Many to choose from. Very small place but worth a visit!

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I've been telling my friends and family about this place since we went in January. Authentic food and service. Best pizza we've ever had. What an exceptional experience during our first visit to NYC. Thank you San Matteo.

Thank Alexandra G
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1739 2nd Ave, 10128, New York City, NY 10128-3502
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-426-6943
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