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1486 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1399
+1 212-472-4552
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“gnocchi” (31 reviews)
“duck” (9 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
All hours
Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1486 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1399
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a few times for some business events. For appetizers, had their Insalata Mista and Involtini di melanzane. Between these two, I definitely prefer the eggplant covered in cheese more. Had more flavor. Highly recommend the eggplant. The mista was basically a mixed salad...More

Thank Mystiqz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good standard of Italian classics served by attentive staff in a busy local restaurant popular with all age groups

Thank Salty-seadogs
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We had dined here several times before and enjoyed it. But tonight was a totally different experience. The service was slow and the food was overcooked and awful. My husband said it was the worst eggplant Parmesan he ever had in his entire life!! Not...More

1  Thank FLStarfish
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Though food was good (Saturday Lunch), waitress was right out of a Horror show. She should find another way to make a living. She was arguing with another waitress, and male manager appeared to be getting into arguments with other staff too. A comedy show....More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 16 October 2017

My wife and I read some decent reviews of this Italian restaurant and wine bar. Atmosphere is dark, loud/very loud and very tight...people seated on top of each other almost like a college town type of place. Our waitress provided very indifferent and inattentive service....More

1  Thank Glenn Y
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

If there is a better Italian restaurant in NYC, I have yet to visit it. The dining room is a charming cellar. The food was first-rate, the way good Italian fare should be. Delicious home-made pasta, inventive appetizers, perfect eggplant Parmigiana, and my favorite: zuppa...More

Thank Fernando T
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I like taking new people here. They always are pleasantly surprised. I can't help but get the same thing. The beet gnocchi. It is so unique and good.

Thank Autumn M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Decided to try this restaurant in the neighborhood recommended by our son's best friend. Got a table in the basement which I highly recommend. Much quieter and quaint than on the main floor. Feels like you are in the cellar in a restaurant in Italy....More

Thank Maxime D
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Not the best Italian food I have ever had but the atmosphere was perfect for a date night/girls night or double date. The place was packed and we were told we would have to wait 45 mins to be seated but easily found a spot...More

1  Thank dinap205
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Adriana’s attentive, cheerful and knowledgeable service combined with delicious food at a garden table on a summer-like evening: what a great combination. The light pesto gnocchi was perfectly seasoned and cooked. The veal topped with a thin layer of eggplant and cheese as tasty as...More

Thank Stephen H B
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
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1486 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1399
    (2nd Ave between 77th and 78th)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-472-4552
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