Caravaggio New York
Caravaggio New York

Caravaggio New York

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.caravaggioristorante.com/
  • Phone: 2122881004
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, PRIX FIXE LUNCH:Two Courses $30 and Three Courses $38 ; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Caravaggio New York
On July 15th, 2009, Caravaggio, opened its doors to New York City for the first time. Located at 23 E. 74th Street, the Bruno brothers' latest cutting-edge concept carries on the long-lived family tradition of serving great food to our devoted patrons and to the greater New York area.

Our attention to detail, in both food and service, will continue to be our main goal. We believe in nourishing body and soul, which is the wisdom of our Salerno ancestors from Southern Italy. Giuseppe Bruno, Cosimo Bruno, and their staff, along with the remaining fratelli Bruno, will strive to continue this heartfelt tradition.
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Caravaggio New York reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (45)fit for foodies (44)great for lunch (40)special occasion (35)romantic (28)notable wine list (16)great for brunch (6)good for groups (5)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Fabulous, wonderful, terrific!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Everything was great, from the butternut squash soup and the tuna tartare to the special spaghetti with seafood to the chocolate soufflé. Very attentive service and a great wine recommendation. Both my wife and already gave and will continue to recommend Caravaggio to anyone and everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Delightful lunch experience. Outside construction rather obstructs car service arrival/departure. Appreciate the understanding of one guest not arriving. Overall experience was good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A hidden gem.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent service, very good lamb dinner and superb ambience. Tables far enough apart to provide some sense of privacy in an elegant setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Dining Experience
    Beadgirl14
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Went to celebrate my birthday here with friends and had a lovely meal. Food was excellent as well as the service. It was a bit pricey, however, it is in an upscale neighborhood, so I believe it is probably on par with others in the area. However, my Rack of Lamb was a little overcooked that night, but otherwise, a wonderful meal and would recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    BrettVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The restaurant is overpriced compared to what else is available in the area. Sure, it was pretty good food and of course this is the UES, but nothing really special to justify the exorbitant prices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RemiVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We are fans of Caravaggio, and we take advantage of their prix fix brunch regularly. Dinner, while lovely, is over the top expensive. However, the food is quite good. The mistake we made was ordering wine by the glass. If you get six ounces you're lucky, and the pour is just insulting for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JtheGourmetVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    When this restaurant first opened it was terrific, but not very busy. Now it is busy and the food is mediocre. Service was friendly and professional but seemingly overwhelmed by a full dining room which made it inattentive and erratic. Even pasta arrived cold (obviously they forgot to reheat pre-made pasta). Wine list though is very good. We would not bother to go back as there are so many better choices.
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  • RemiVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We love to go around 2 or 2:30 to Caravaggio when the restaurant is not so crowded; our meal was fine but the two course prix fix lunch is getting stale. They frequently don't have some of the dishes, and they never change the menu. The branzino was delicious but miniscule (about 5 ounces), and when they brought the cookies at the end, I inquired as to why there was nothing chocolate on the tray. They said they had no chocolate at lunch, only dinner. Not true. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, wine and ambiance
    GreenGoddess11459
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    A great place for romantic or family dining. Wine and food fantastic. Great variety of food choices. Inventive use of ingredients and all fresh - from fish to signature chicken meatballs to deserts that want you going back for more. The mango sundae and chocolate souffle scrumptious! Anyone who loves Italian food will enjoy this restaurant. Highest quality in every way imaginable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nylilliVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    One of the best meals of the year. Low key, excellent food and service, civilized dining room. Just lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alatehere
    Alatethere
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was exquisite. From the restaurant week menu we enjoyed the vegetable soup that though a "cold" soup revealed the complex flavors of one served hot, and the bronzino that was perfectly cooked with an avocato sauce that was more of a flavorful foam sharpened with small grapefruit segments. Unfortunately all of the service staff was inattentive and unwelcoming for a restaurant of otherwise exceptional quality.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A go-to place for a relaxing lunch
    like2eat
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I liked the relaxed feel of this place - Soft ambiance, tables far enough apart to have conversations, service attentive but not overbearing. Restaurant week menu was upscale and portions moderate but enough. Salad and melon was fresh, fish was steamed and perhaps needed a bit of spice. Desserts were delicious we had sorbet and panocotta. Test of a restaurant is would I return and the answer is yes.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find!
    ftsmjsVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was excellent! The wait staff very well trained...was attentive yet left us to enjoy our lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't Order Can't Eat
    home2cookVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    There was one Maitre 'd taking orders for the entire room. When my wife arrived, he was not aware enough to know he was blocking the only path to the tables. When he asked if we wanted two the a la carte menus as well as the Restaurant Week menu, my wife responded "sure," but he turned and gave the a la carte menu to the table behind us where two men were sitting leaving only the Restaurant Week menu. After waiting 45 minutes to order - we got the message and left. The man should not be working with the public.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lucky find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food, attentive staff and a fine overall experience. I was greeted with a big smile at the door and it was all uphill from there. Romantic as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful lunch
    PapapatVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Enjoyed a wonderful lunch before visiting the Whitney(across the street). Branzino with grapefruit sauce was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food, the ambience, the service… everything was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant week treat
    NYMeg
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My friend and I decided to go in for restaurant week since this is not typically the kind of place we go. It's a bit stuffy, but was perfect for a quiet lunch with a dear friend where all we wanted was to catch up for a few undisturbed hours. We were asked to wsit a couple minutes when we first arrived, although we had a reservation. We each ordered entirely different menu items, but both were pleased with all three courses. The food was cooked perfectly and was very flavorful. My one complaint was that it seemed as though they forgot about us at dessert. There was a long wait, which the waiter acknowledged and apologized for when he did finally bring out our dessert. Overall, good spot.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the very best restaurants
    NYCDiners
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We love Caravaggio - one of the most creative and delicious restaurants. Everyone who works there is skilled, professional and very lovely. It is not a loud restaurant and the tables are placed with enough space so that you can hear the conversation at your table. One of our favorites. The burrata with poached pear - when they have it - is superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Business Lunch
    OlgaVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Went for lunch during restaurant week and loved everything about it! From the eclectic contemporary art decor to the excellent service, everything was fabulous. We had the Caesar, Grapefruit Puree Bronzino and Tiramisu--all were delicious and I would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The ambience is cheerful and interesting, particularly the mural of children singing. The pasta carbonara was excellent and the service was pleasant and professional. I plan to return for a casual lunch or brunch with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RemiVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had lunch on Saturday. Even though Restaurant Week was going on, they do not honor it on weekends. So we had the 2 course meal for $30. Caprese appetizer was minimal. As was the Branzino. Cookies at the end were scrimpy--four cookies for two people. We like this restaurant; sometimes it's not up to par.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretentious
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Waiter had a sourpuss and he was pretentious. Restaurant had only about 6 other people dinning for lunch, but waiter had to seat us in the corner. Later a lady was dining alone and she complained to us that they also seated her in the corner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabuloso
    Travelers
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    What a delight to experience an upscale and wonderful restaurant during summer restaurant week and not be treated like a second-class citizen! Thank you and I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely!
    foodfest
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It is an elegant eatery with tasty food and excellent ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Caravaggio
    ariel
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Caravaggio's proximity to the Whitney Museum makes it an easy post-museum luncheon site - no more than 3 minutes door-to-door. Lunch was delicious, beautifully presented, with impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful lunch
    2eatersVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Went during restaurant week for lunch. Choices were delicious and portions more than adequate. Try chicken meatballs! Want to return for dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SCfOODIE
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    VERY GOOD BUT ON THE EXPENSIVE SIDE. LOVED THE DECOR AND ENERGY AND LOUD BUT NOT TOO LOUD. THE TUNA TARTARE WAS OUTSTANDING
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st visit
    Jeff122938
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    First visit, at lunch, positively impressed. Great location for Upper East Side attractions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Neighborhood Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    My husband and I had dinner at Caravaggio after attending a summer cocktail party at a nearby art gallery. Dinner at Caravaggio was a perfect end to a lovely evening. First and foremost, I must compliment the welcoming ambience created from the first greeting at the door throughout the balance of the evening. Our server was superb. She was efficient, knowledgeable about both the wine and food, available, and, all around, a paradigm of excellent service. The food was good and the wine excellent with a very good price to quality ratio. My husband and I live in the neighborhood and will certainly return regularly to Caravaggio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nycforeating
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    THE FOOD AND SETTING ARE EXEMPLARY. THE SERVICE IS FRIENDLY. CHARMING AND KNOWLEDGABLE. HARD TO ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 389 reviews are from the Caravaggio New York reviews archive.
  • Expensive port
    Mike
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We love Caravaggio. On this visit everything was great except for the $90 glass of port that was served with my cheese. The waiter- who was excellent in every other way that night - including finding an excellent wine within my requested $100- just asked if I wanted a glass of port and I said yes. But $90 ?? However we will be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RemiVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is a lovely restaurant with great ambiance and good food. The prix fix lunch menu is a bargain at $28 for two courses, although the choices are limited and some things are not always available. The quality of the food is always high and the service impeccable. They know the Italian red wine we like and have it ready for us. Great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's my kitchen
    SnowbirdVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Need I say more......................................
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOO MUCH SALT VERY DISAPPOINTING
    DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    It is really too bad that our experience was so awful! We ordered the chicken meatballs as an appetizer and commented on how salty it was. That was nothing compared to the main dishes. They tasted delicious, but the amount of salt was not tolerable!! But what made it worse was the fact that the waiter was arguing with us about it. We sent both dishes back and were told that the chef tasted them, the chef cooks with allot of salt We did not have another main dish, since we were already told that it would be salty. We ordered desert. When we received the check we were charged for the two dishes we sent back!!!We had to argue with the waiter to take the dishes off our check! He finally did.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Great for lunch. Their pre-fixed lunch is a bargin for wonderfully prepared food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Gorgeous restaurant. Perfect location for us. The service was totally in attentive. We waited twenty minutes to be acknowledged in any way. I requested a table by the wall since it's quieter both under special requests and on the phone when they confirmed. They immediately took us to a table front and center in the middle of all the hubbub. The food was poorly seasoned and not hot. The appetizer consisted of four asparagus, barrata and a scoop of quinoa with no seasoning at all - bland and unappetizing for $22. They never acknowledge our anniversary, which I had mentioned. Overall, we looked forward to a wonderful dining experience and we were disappointed. It is a lovely restaurant with lovely staff. They just missed the mark.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    TitiVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    While the food was good. The experience was disappointing as the service was lacking for such an expensive restaurant. I went there to celebrate my friends birthday. I called in advance to make sure they knew it was her birthday and they would do some thing special for desert. On the phone they told me they would make a plate with samples of each desert with candles. I had to tell 3 different waiters it was her birthday before they got it, but obviously had to so it in front if my guest. They put a candle in a golf ball size scoop of ice cream and the person who delivered it didn't speak English well enough to sing. At another table a whole group went to sing.
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  • Unmemorable
    westsidebad1VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Seem to be lots of locals dining here at this unmemorable east side restaurant.
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  • Unpredictable
    professor
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We have enjoyed this restaurant in the past in all respects---food, service and ambiance. However our most recent visit was a keen disappointment. While the decor is fabulous and will not change, the food was not only ordinary but in the case of the first course, served hurriedly and cold. Unacceptable at these prices.
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