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1109 1st Ave, at 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8723
+1 347-282-7209
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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5:30 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
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1109 1st Ave, at 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8723
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Great service. The location is random and not in a neighborhood known for restaurants, which is why I think this place isn’t better known. The chickpea fritters were delicious, and the pastas were good too.

Thank Jdny10
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Midtown east can be hard to dine in, the food was exceptional, the chickpea fritter with prosciutto and stracciatella and burrata were top notch and they split the portions for easy sharing. The short rib and oriechette with sausage were to die for. Try the...More

Thank WorldTravellerDHF
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I came in relatively early on a Sunday evening after a walk across the bridge. I was not as thrilled with the food as some Yelp reviewers – I had the pappardelle with the short rib ragu. It was very good, but not amazing. The...More

1  Thank kadels_s
Reviewed 1 August 2017

My husband and I had an absolutely wonderful dinner at Tiella's last week when in NYC. The ambiance, menu and waitstaff definitely lived up to the restaurant's reputation. The menu was creative, absolutely delicious and reasonably priced. The chef is a master at preparing authentic...More

Thank nurselawyer
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely lunch in small upscale neighborhood Restaurant. Enjoyed assortment of appetizers, wagu meatballs and eggplant were excellent.

Thank L C
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New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Terrific, small, intimate, well run, great service. Yummy food! The food is authentic, simple delicious Italian food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Dined there recently for lunch. Thoroughly enjoyed my salad and the hefty eggplant parmigiana appetizer. Yummy....

Thank maudeny2015
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Small quaint and quiet venue. Loved the bread basket and olive oil. Three of us. Ordered 2 apps, 3 dinners, 1 side of Brussel sprouts, and dessert and vin santo and coffees, and a $45 bottle of wine. Burrata was small and tasted different. I...More

Thank Jerry F
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Nice cozy space on 1st ave by the 59th St bridge. Décor nothing to write home about. About 17 tables plus or minus. Great as a neighborhood restaurant but would not pick for a special evening. We shared a spinach salad which was very good....More

Thank JeffreyFireIsland
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I stumbled across Tiella while searching Yelp for a small, Italian restaurant. My girlfriend and I were in NYC and staying on 57th street, and this place was just a few blocks away. We drove right past it in the cab (the entrance is small...More

Thank Cody P
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institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
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Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
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stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1109 1st Ave, at 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8723
    (60 th and 61 st Streets)
  • Public Transportation: F to 63rd Street N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 59th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 347-282-7209
  • E-mail
Tiella serves modern Southern Italian cuisine. Its inventive and sophisticated menu is inspired by and elevates the home-cooked meals and peasant culinary traditions owners Giuseppe Castellano and Mario Coppola were raised with in Naples, Italy. Indeed, Tiella takes its name from the Neopolitan word for a cast-iron pan that is used for baking, grilling or frying meats, fish and breads. Our signature tiellas are pizza-like appetizers baked in our wood-fired oven. Our philosophy is that the greatest meals require the finest ingredients. We import mozzarella di bufala, stracciatella and other fine cheeses, as well as risotto and prosciutto from Italy. Many other ingredients are sourced from local producers and farmers. To ensure that we serve the very best bread and pasta, we make our own. The extensive wine list is comprised of Italian makers and complements the menu.
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