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1356 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10021-4434 (E 73rd Street)
+1 212-772-8800
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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220 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was craving spaghetti bolognese and convinced our group to dine at this restaurant. I'll start with the appetizers. The Prosciutto with cheese appetizer was the winner of the night. Highly recommend it. The calamari was cooked well and perfectly crispy. I was a tad disappointed with my entree which unfortunately was bland. I think the bolognese needed more flavor... More 

Thank Daje2
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing 3 course meal with wine deal. Incredible value. The pizza was very good and so was the fish. Great wine included. Would definitely go back!

Thank Ray N
Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Not worth traveling to the UES, but a good bet if you are in the neighborhood and want something to eat. It's better than average food, acceptable prices, and comfortable atmosphere keep it as a local's staple. It has (yummy) wood fired pizzas which the kids enjoy.

Thank RunaroundMom2
Woodbury, New York
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My roasted chicken was $25 and a glass of wine $15 to $18! Server told me my chicken was a good healthy choice. Very good but I think smothered with butter which I didn't anticipate and was unhappy about because I'm in a eat less, more healthy diet. Portions were small perhaps it's the NYC thing. Wife ordered eggplant ravioli... More 

Thank Geoffreylee1313
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

They do happy hour 4-7 then 9-closing. Half price bottles of wine!!! The pizzas have consistently been excellent but the pasta and fish dishes are really just average. With that said it's a great place to go with friends for happy hour, pizzas, and tater tots!

Thank Molly V
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

As we're from the UK, I found this place on Time out and liked the look of the menu so we went here for dinner on the 4th or 5th November, We arrived early and the host was welcoming and encouraged us to go to the bar for a drink while we waited, the bar staff were very friendly and... More 

Thank rich b
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

My friend and I visited this restaurant after a gala at the Bohemian National Hall (half a block away). We had a very good experience with the service as well as the food. We had no idea we stayed one hour past their close time until we walked out, they were very friendly and helpful the whole time. We ordered... More 

Thank Elizabeth C
New York City, New York
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1,417 reviews
639 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 904 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I am sooooo fed up with Mexicans trying to mask as Italians. What's wrong with this? Everything: the personnel is Mexican, the language is Spanish, the manners are Mexican, the music is Mexican, the cooking is Mexican-American and yet, the place pretend to be Italian. Petaluma is a perfect example. The smoked salmon was good but how Italian is this?... More 

Thank Oliver S
Victor J, Guest Relations Manager at Petaluma, responded to this review

Oliver, We are sorry you feel this way about the staff. They find it very offensive and statements that do not represent the diversity of the city and this country. The chef and his sous are both of mediterrenean decent - Spain and Italy, so to call them Mexican is naive and racist. To call the servers Mexican, when they... More 

New York City, New York
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

A nice, welcoming place on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Good pizza straight out of a wood-burning oven and nice pasta dishes of very ample size.

Thank Carol F
Danville, Illinois
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180 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

After taking a walk through Sotheby's on a Saturday, we were looking for a place that would have brunch choices and were happy to find Petaluma. We both had different versions of the Eggs Benedict. It has something called "baked Hollandaise sauce" and I'm not sure what makes it different from traditional Hollandaise, but it was served hot and tasty.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1356 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10021-4434
    (E 73rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to 68th Street or 77th Street; and M72 Crosstown Bus or M15 1st Ave Bus.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-772-8800
Serving patrons since 1985. Petaluma is a neighborhood Italian American restaurant featuring wood oven pizza, homemade pastas, signature classics, and extensive 100+ bottle wine list. Located in the the quaint Yorkville section of the Upper East Side, it has 144 seats for dining and a cafe of 33 seats for outdoor dining. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Takeout and Delivery is available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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