Felice 83
Felice 83

Felice 83

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.felicenyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122494080x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday:11:30am - 4:30pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,
    Saturday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 12:00am;

    Brunch:
    Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:30pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Simone Parisotto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 83rd Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Felice 83
[NOTE: We welcome walk-in customers! At this time, we are only accepting reservations for larger parties, but have many small tables open for our walk-in customers.]

FELICE 83 reflects the soul of Italy, inspired by the sophisticated streets of Florence and the rustic warmth of the Tuscan countryside. This cozy NYC newcomer showcases a relaxed ambience, with subdued lighting, exposed brick walls lined with linear shelves filled with wine, as well as rich, tufted leather seats. Italian wines and flavors from Tuscany will now be served in a modern space, infused with traditional elements, on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Felice 83 features classic Italian dishes from the menu of its sister restaurant, Sant Ambroeus, as well as tasting items and small plates, prepared by Chef Simone Parisotto, former Chef at Emporio Armani Cafe in Italy and Monaco and current Chef at Sant Ambroeus in Southampton, NY.
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Felice 83 reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
great for outdoor dining (5)neighborhood gem (4)great for brunch (3)romantic (3)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)good for groups (1)special occasion (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • disappointed
    MandEVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I heard the food was good and the place was cute, but in fact, had the octopus appetizer which was unidentifiable as octopus, and the quinoa appetizer which was good. The place is tasteless, borderline diner, and the noise level was insufferable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 45 reviews are from the Felice 83 reviews archive.
  • Reliable Standard
    shap5VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    An excellent spot for a date night or early family dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The day before our dinner, Felice called to confirm our reservation. We arrived on time and our table was not ready--another party was still eating. We waited over 30 minutes and had to wait outside because the bar area was full. We were a party of 7 which included teenagers, and grandparents over the age of 75. It was a very long wait for a Sunday night and once we were seated the service was very slow. They gave us some free champagne, but it did not make up for the inconvenience, especially since it was Mother's Day.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Fun Day
    MCamille
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We had a large group after my daughter's First Communion. The food was wonderful and the brunch menu was expansive enough to please everyone. If you go the rice balls are a must!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    MgaubeVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I love felice ! We have been here multiple times for dinner and we recently tried brunch. It was nice for brunch but I'd rather come for dinner, it's a nicer vibe. The ambiance is great, the service is good, it's very cozy and romantic but at the same time a hot spot. Love it!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Excellent place for a last minute reservation for a group of 7. Food is delicious- modest but reasonable portion sizes, nice wine list. Similiar in feel to their 64th street location but less cramped and perhaps a bit fancier. Took out of towners there and they loved it! Pricing is also reasonable, always an added bonus!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cockpit
    Kintl
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Felice is a nice addition to the neighborhood. The wait staff is pleasant and the food decent. It has a better than average ambience, and attracts a lively crowd - the main drawback is their loud music - which makes everyone talk louder and the fact, that us American talk unnecessarily louder all the time - so the sound becomes mind-numbing.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The worst brunch ever
    Roberta
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    This restaurant should not carry a brunch menu. I ordered scrambled eggs and was given something that was practically blackened and completely unseasoned. My friend had an egg white omelet which also totally overcooked. In fact when the waitress came over to see how we were doing, she asked my friend how her panini was. Neither my friend nor myself will be returning to this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Italian
    IRG510VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Atmosphere and lighting are great - fun vibe and nice ambience. My food wasn't great and it seems to have gone downhill since the first Felice opened on 64th street. I went there a few times and the food was always delicious. I was disappointed by the food at 83rd street recently. My crostone with eggplant and burrata was ok but the cheese didn't really taste like burrata. I've had burrata many times and this wasn't it. It wasn't soft and creamy enough. My side of kale was soggy and tasteless and had bits of dirt in it, not washed well. The cappuccino was decent and the olive oil that came with the bread was very good. I would go back to try the pastas, which looked pretty good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Food was very good and service was excellent! My only complaint is that the lighting is a little to dark for me!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise!
    TittaVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Being Italian we are always very skeptical about Italian restaurants outside of Italy, but we were very pleased with our experience at Felice 83. Service was good and we really enjoyed the food. Portions were the right size and everything we ordered met our taste. Very happy that we found a place we really like in the neighborhood!!!! We will definitely go back!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    bestdining
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Service excellent, but we were disappointed with quality of food, and high prices for surprisingly small servings.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food; excellent service
    ArlingtonVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    So glad they're open for lunch now! Our waitress, Jenny, was an absolute gem! We felt quite pampered.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always exceeding expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    From the moment you walk in to the 83rd street location and are greeted by the hostest your choice is validated. I've spent several evenings here, and each is better than the last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot!
    SHDL
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    Although the restaurant has been open at least one year, we finally made it there to celebrate a birthday. Great ambiance, host and servers are super friendly and accommodating and food was very good. Great neighborhood spot, great people watching if you are at an outdoor table. Will definitely come back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A charming and delicious experience
    Goto83
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    The staff greeted my wife and I with a friendly warm smile. Sitting outside under the canopy with a light rain made this a charming romantic experience! Our server George was attentive and friendly. The fruselli with buratta cheese was to die for...my wife left no doubt about this pasta dish. I loved the Veal Ragu Bolognese. Everything was fresh and melted in your mouth with flavors galore. From start to finish and excellent first time experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upper east side gem!!
    AlexaVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Incredible Italian food fit for a special ocassion or even a regular Sunday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felice/Happy
    Vals
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    I do recommend this restaurant because the food is really excellent, and the wine very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great dinner and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    We had a great dinner and the service was attentive. There were six of us and we all choose different pastas which were all yummy. The appetizers were unique and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Felice 83 is fantastic. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Felice 83 is fantastic. We went for my friends birthday and had the best time. The staff is friendly and very accommodating and the ambiance is beautiful. The food is also excellent. We can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service.
    NycpalateVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Excellent food and service. Returned after eating with friends and enjoyed it. Want to go back. Definitely recommend it. Great option for the UES.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Place
    KaffakVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    The food was great along with the service. I loved the ambiance of the restaurant and enjoy the unique menu that they offer. The quinoa and shrimp dish is delicious. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • True Neighborhood Gem
    FanfarloVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    What a great dinner for the family! Service was attentive and efficient. The food is outstanding. We had salumi, cheese and burrata for starters. Everything was delicious. Some of us had pasta and was perfectly cooked al dente and savory…Other had Salmon and it was really good! Ice creams, coffees didn’t disappoint us. The house white “Felice” is pretty good. All in all, fantastic quality for the price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only if you eat fast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Not good for groups or if you want to socialize. We had a group for dinner, and they litterally asked us to leave so they could set the table for another group. So hyper, and pushy. Our waitress couldn't remember what we ordered and came back several times to ask. The dining room manager was so eager to turn the table over. Worst group experience ever, too bad, because the food was ok.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service... Great
    EC83VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Excellent service... Great food... The staff cares !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Felice wine bar is your destination
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Felice wine bar is your destination if you want to have a perfect evening. The two managers, Michele and Matt immediately make you feel like a special guest the moment you walk into the door. The waiters and staff are extremely attentive and professional. All of the food came out perfectly timed and every dish was delicious. For appetizers, I recommend the Fritto misto di Calamari e Verdure, which is a fried calamari and vegetable dish that was surprisingly very light and served with a delicious side sauce. The coccoli crescenza e crudo is also a crowd pleaser and a great variation from the traditional meat and cheese plate. As far as entrees, the ravioli, branzino and milanese were all on par.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Felice 83 is definitely a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Felice 83 is definitely a neighborhood gem. The food is very authentic and never disappoints. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the candles create a lovely feel and vibe.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very accomodating and great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    Very accomodating and great food. Was here for a baby shower/ get together with co-workers. We all are in the restaurant business and I have to say that the main things that really sticks with me would be their service. Fantastic and will come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had brunch there last Sunday.
    DDeanVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    Had brunch there last Sunday. It was good, not great.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Felice 83 is one of the most
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Felice 83 is one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in Manhattan. Our favorite dishes are the Coccoli as a starter, the tuna tartar and the ravioli are delicious. The branzino is also to die for. The wine list is also very extensive and the managers are very helpful in recommendations. We highly recommend Felice 83.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • authentic italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Felice 83 is authentic and delicious Italian cuisine. The restaurant itself is small and very romantic. The perfect place to take a date.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The real deal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2012
    We went to Felice 83 last night and loved it! The servers were very accommodating, and the ambiance was relaxed but trendy. We were a party of 6, so in order to taste as much as we could, we all ordered different plates. The menu features classic Italian dishes that were all on par. The coccoli crescenza e crudo was our favorite appetizer, and the pappardelle with sausage and the spinach ravioli were light and delicious. The pastas are homemade, and you can tell. We also ordered the salmon, which was perfectly cooked and full of flavor. The wine list is extensive and unique, with several options by the glass as well. If you are looking for an authentic Italian dining experience with very reasonable prices, Felice 83 will not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good addition for upper east
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    good addition for upper east side. really good and kind service. Linguine al vongole are really good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breathe of fresh air on UES
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2012
    A very welcome addition to the UES. Good food, though menu is a little bit limited. I love the artichoke salad and the seafood mixed grill. Pastas are great too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not likely to repeat
    MsPickyVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    Food was average but large variety to choose from. Wait staff was friendly but not especially attentive. We were a group of 7 and everyone was able to find something they wanted to eat.
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  • Good food and wine for groups!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    This place was great to meet with friends and have a great meal! Wine list is awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great place if you have
    henrysmom
    Dined on 5/3/2012
    A great place if you have a group of 6-10, as they have booths to accommodate such groups, and you don't end up sitting in a line of tables pulled together. Comfy booth, tasty food, nice wine list, service was good - something hard to find when you have a group of women for Moms Night Out. Maybe those groups don't tip well, I don't know, but my groups never subscribe to that m-o. However, we often feel cheated a bit when we leave our 20% tip, because servers basically do what they have to, to get by, and no more, when it's a larger group of women. Not so here! We were served graciously and attentively, and never felt like we were imposing some sort of hardship on the server, but that he was happy to have us! Friendly place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/26/2012
    A great neighborhood place. Food isn't quite great but still very good. Service is friendly, they treat you as family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for a special birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/26/2012
    Went for a special birthday party and it was really lovely. The service was attentive but never hovering, the pasta was terrific and the feel of the place was festive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A neighborhood fan
    Live2eatVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2012
    Busy upbeat restaurant with friendly attentive service. It was packed at 6:30 on a Wednesday night--clearly a response to the uniformly excellent food. From the addictive breads, to a fresh well dressed artichoke salad to the pasta salsiccia, every bite was delicious. I am eagerly awaiting my next visit to start working my way down the menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic