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Bistango - Uptown
Bistango - Uptown

Bistango - Uptown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bistangonyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 288-0012
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 4:30pm

    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Quite, Casual

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 80th and 81st Street
  • Public Transit: Subway: 4/5/6 train to Lexington Avenue & 86th Street.

    Third Avenue MTA bus to 79th Street and 3rd Avenue.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bistango - Uptown

Bistango Ristorante is one of Manhattan's popular neighborhood dining spots, while being one of the east side's best kept secrets. Since 1988. Bistango has been known for its appetizing Italian fare, casual atmosphere, and gracious hospitality.

Please join us either at Bistango- Murray Hill (415 Third Avenue, 10016) or Bistango - Uptown (1420 Third Avenue, 10028)

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Diner Reviews
  • "Bistango - Uptown is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. So far I have been there 3 times and enjoyed it each time. It has become part of my rotation of local restaurants. Bonus points for the most reasonable corkage policy in the area."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "All of the charm of the downtown one is missing. The menu is limited, the food bad and overpriced, you couldn't hear anyone without screaming. The interior is charmless; the sidewalk where the outdoor tables are smells. Didn't have that problem when previous restaurant was there. The service people were lovely, if not always 100% on top of their game. I won't go back."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "A friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Good pastas, nice wines, lovely service. Noisy."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We were given GF bread with amazing olive oil and garlic (and for a GF person, this is hard to come by in restaurants). We started with calamari and we each ordered our own GF pasta dish. We had amazing wine and our server was very nice and attentive. Overall, amazing dinner and we will definitely come again and save room for desert as they sounded amazing."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We were so disappointed by the food at the Uptown Bistango. We have been downtown and loved it. The hangar steak was tough and flavorless. The mushroom ravioli was average. It may be that the kinks need to be worked out but please hurry!! On a positive note, the wines by the glass were terrific."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Normally we love Bistango's....we found that the menu was very limited and not a lot of choices like the other location. And very expensive with smaller portions than the other location. Not sure we will be back to the uptown restaurant so fast. smaller portions, pricier and not a lot of choices on the menu... service was good though"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The artichoke appetizer was bursting with flavor, the salads were fresh and interesting and the pasta was delicious. Our server was pleasant and knowledgable and the restaurant overall was quite nice."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I really wanted to like this little neighborhood gem but ... The service was very nice and the vibe was good but the good was merely average. Nice wine and good dessert but our entrees ( party of 5) were mediocre."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Impressed with menu choices, especially variety of pasta dishes. Ambiance was pleasant, but results were uneven. My dish was dry, and that's easily the case w/ gluten-free pasta, but it should be compensated for with a lighter sauce. Also, the piselli pasta only had a few wisps of artichoke leaves (one assumes something more substantial when artichokes hearts are a main ingredient), also the peas were hard. However, my friend had Sugo pasta (tagliatelle, braised short-rib, red wine) and that really went the distance--it was rich without being overwhelming and not at all dry, perhaps because the sauce was more substantial. Deserts were less then memorable. I think one waiter asking me how my meal is is fine, more than that is too much."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great addition to the UES. Love Bistango and gluten free menu."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Great food for those with allergies. First question from our server was: do you have any allergies that's we should know about?"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I have been a huge fan of the Murray Hill location for a long time, and am so happy they are expanding! The amazing thing about this new location is that everything is gluten free by default instead of the other way around. All of my non-celiac friends and family love this place too, but it holds a special place in my heart because they make eating out a wonderful experience for anyone with food allergies. And just like downtown, the staff on the UES is incredible. I don't live close to either Bistango, but they are well worth the trip."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This new addition to the UES led my granddaughter to break into a huge grin. She felt so "normal" here where all offerings are gluten free. If you want non-gluten free, it's extra. That's a paradigm switch. Suggest attention to seasonings where salt is very heavy handed. Try the lasagna and the pappardelle with braised short ribs.Wine list reasonable and well chosen. Desserts excellent as well. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Finally! A beautiful restaurant with all GF pastas that doesn't sacrifice style or taste. The ambience was lovely. The host treated us kindly, making a specific point of connecting with my kids and asking us how our day was. Our waiter started by asking about food allergies (I have sensitivities to both gluten and garlic), so it was a nice touch to be given GF bread and olive oil without garlic when the rest of the table got their bread. I can't tell you how torturous it is to watch everyone eat bread when you can't have any! It's those little considerations that won my heart. The only reason I gave food 4 stars instead of 5 is because my pasta dish was slightly over-salted (the Asparagi), and my son's plain spaghetti was too al dente."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "After going to the downtown Bistango for my wife's birthday earlier this year, we knew that we would have to check out this new branch on the Upper East Side. Our burrata and calamari appetizers were amazing (the calamari comes in a sauce with a bit of a kick, so be aware), as were our mushroom ravioli and spicy cavatelli entrees. The gamechangers were our red velvet cake and tiramisu desserts, each with an expertly paired scoop of gelato. Get here before everyone else figures out how great it is!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I think the UES needed a fresh face in terms of Italian food, even if its in the form of an expansion of an existing downtown restaurant. I have been here twice so far and have really enjoyed it. I'll be back. Not that it matters to me, but the Gluten free items help make it more appealing. What does matter to me, is the reasonable corkage policy."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I am GF and my husband is not, but he said he would love to return! GF Italian is really hard to come by, but Bistango gets my mouth watering every time! Flatbread was great, especially for being gluten free! Artichokes were outstanding--save some bread for them. The tortellini was everything I hoped it would be: Plump little dumplings of dough and cheese, perfectly cooked and sauced in light saffron cream. I ate very slowly in this course just to savor it. Finally, we had the carrot cake and cheesecake, and both were very good-- but the carrot cake is a standout. As it was our anniversary, the manager brought us two glasses of champagne with well-wishes. Cannot wait to return, couldn't have been more perfect! "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Had a celebratory dinner for our son who graduated from Columbia earlier in the day. Unassuming outside but lovely inside. Our server, sorry I can't remember her name but wonderful young lady from Poland was fun, accommodating and conscientious. The food while not too pricey was delicious. Everything from the bread to our entrees to dessert and the special touch of a glass of port were well-prepared and presented."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I have been so excited for Bistango to open ever since the sign went up in the new location months and months ago. However, we dined there on Saturday night and it was not the great experience I had been hoping for. The table was set in front of us and our bread plates were dirty. It took about 15 minutes for just water although our waitress was very pleasant. We were never offered bread so I'm not sure why we even had (dirty) plates. The grilled vegetable appetizer was drenched in oil and consisted of about 4 slices of zucchini and a few tiny carrots. I ordered a Mezze plate for my entree which consisted of rock hard bread (3 tiny toasts) 4 olives, some cheese and 2 spreads which lacked much flavor. Service was friendly but slow. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great spot to go if you're gluten intolerant. Had a great night there. The service was impeccable and the food was good. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Bistango was fantastic. Just as great as their other location. Gluten free menu outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I have celiac disease and am so thankful that they opened uptown!!! It's so good that my husband happily goes with me. You can't tell the pasta or bread is gf. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food and the staff is so friendly although they were busy that night and it takes a while for them to return to our table to take our order. cons: 1. I asked specifically not to be seated near the cabinet where they keep their utensils and when they brought us to our table, we were right across from said cabinet. I asked to change tables and they were accommodating enough to give us another table. pros: Food is great and cooked well. I would recommend any of the pasta and the crab salad. Simple but delicious. Staff is super friendly and very accommodating."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Some of it good, some of it tasteless. Their gluten free bread tasted..hmmmm, tasteless. The chicken dish for $20 came with collard greens salad. Just realizing the potato part was not on the plate at all. The chicken was bland. The collard green salad good and tasty. In other neighborhood restaurants, portions are bigger and prices are 25% less. My friend ordered one of the specials, a salad with crab. The price was $15 and the portion was miniscule. An entree served on a small salad dish? Gluten free is trendy. There were people waiting to get in. I have a feeling that their salads might be good but I doubt they are substantial enough in size to match their prices. I never use salt but did tonight."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "service was SLOW!! under staffed for mother's day. looked like the chef was out talking and not getting the food out! food took awhile ... i think our dessert took longer than our meal to come out! wait staff nice but seemed surprised also how long dessert was taking to come out, was not just our table. if they focused on getting the good out faster the tables would turn around faster! Good but not sure we would return"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This restaurant is amazing and dedicated gluten free environment. The pastas are delicious and made on site, you will enjoy everyone of them. Our party ordered 5 different pasta dishes and they were all amazing. Anthony the owner, is so friendly, helpful and makes sure everyone is taken care of. It's our go to restaurant."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • " It's so nice to have a new reasonably priced restaurant nearby that serves good and interesting Italian food. The place looks great and the service is attentive. Best of all the food is very good and they will prepare it just the way you like it. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "...unless otherwise indicated. Visited on the eve of a NYRR race to "carb up" - not only enjoyed the gluten-free cider drink and bread, but also my "casa" salad, "sumo" pasta dish, and red-velvet dessert! Will certainly let others know about this new-to-uptown (UES) restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Bistango has delicious food, a helpful and friendly staff, and the owner, Anthony, is so kind and friendly. He walks throughout the restaurant with a big smile on his face and a warm greeting for his costumers. I had been to the Bistango in Murray Hill with family who frequents there often. When he saw we were at his new location, he came over right away and greeted my family by name. Those who eat at Bistango are sure to want to return, not just for the wonderful food but for the wonderful staff and owner as well! I am so thrilled to have Bistango on the UES--I will be a frequent patron!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The entire menu is gluten free and make with great taste. Hand made pasta and deserts. Their service is excellent. Everyone is made to feel special. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "One bite of their food and you'll melt into flavor bliss!!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2011
  • "I frequent Persian restaurants at least once per week. And this was the worst one I have been to so far. My girlfriend is from Iran and she was taken back by the food. There wasn't a single persian individual working or eating at this establishment other then my girlfriend- that says a lot."
    Dined on 10/7/2011
  • "It used to be one of my favorite restaurants but I believed the changed the Chef or decided to go with lower quality ingredients."
    Dined on 8/26/2011
  • "Great Iranian food, at a reasonable price. Service is excellent. Good for a nice dinner with the in-laws."
    Dined on 6/27/2011
  • "The food was moderate, not worth the Michelins stars though."
    Dined on 5/9/2011
  • "The food was very fresh and delicious. Service was great and they are very attentive to families with kids. A great place for a family afternoon, as well as for a date night!"
    Dined on 1/22/2011
  • "overall, i was left very dissapointed with shalezeh. i had high hopes when it was given one star from the michelen guide and everything about the dining experience was just eh. went during prime eating time on a friday night and the place was basically empty. the service was just so so, the waiter seemed indifferent about the whole ordering process, and the food was just ok, nothing special. definately expected more, and will not be returning, sticking with beyoglu across the street for my medditeranean fix."
    Dined on 3/12/2010
  • "We came for a special occasion and reserved their large party table in the back, which was somewhat private. There were 14 guests, and everyone single person loved the food. The appetizer portions are not large, but the entree portions make up for that- they were very large and delicous. Service was good, and we had a great experience and will definitley return. Plus, where else you can find a delicous entree in the UES for ~$20!!?"
    Dined on 2/20/2010
  • "We had gone here for valentines day and it was a big mistake. The place was over booked and very noisy. We had reservations and had to wait. The service was not good as we felt that our entire meal was rushed and had messed up our drink order. Their food was not even that great especially when there are many other persian restaurants that give much better service and food. I do not advise coming here."
    Dined on 2/14/2010