We enjoyed an early dinner
We enjoyed an early dinner here before a concert at a nearby venue. The staff was attentive, friendly and helpful, especially important as one of us must eat gluten-free and this is an Italian restaurant. The tables are close together but there was a nice energy about the place with the eye-catching, bright red walls and framed corkscrews and wine paraphernalia as primary decors. The mushroom risotto was one of the best I've ever had, and the seared tuna in ginger sauce was delicious. An impressive selection of cheeses caught our eye and we finished the meal with the creamy, lightly carmelized creme brulee. Will definitely return although we do not live in NYC and will have to plan ahead to include dinner here in our next visit!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Upper Yorkville Neighborhood
Upper Yorkville Neighborhood find. I've been several times with family, older kids, friends and with my wife. Each time has been enjoyable, affordable and the food was great.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cavatappo Grill had wonderful food and very attentive service. The menu is varied and they have daily specials, sometimes even featured wines. An upper east side find.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A M A Z I N G!!!!
The service and Food are Just AMAZING! I had the Lamb shank and Isreali Cous Cous and it DELISH!!! I followed it with the Blueberry pie with scoop of vanilla ice cream!!!! If you go toe Cavatappo Grill for anything YOU MUST TRY THIS DESSERT!!!!! It is also a Kid friendly restaurant so that is always a plus if you have little ones. Not so much in the food department because there is no kids menu however they have accommodating seating.
They also have an extensive wine selection! the Moscato is YUMM YuMM!
Cant wait to return!!!!!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I go often . The food is consistently good , never disappointed. Pasta is always cooked prerfectly.
We love having cavatappo in the neighborhood !!!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden Gem of Yorkville
Wonderful ambiance, great menu, affordable prices, you won't be disappointed!!!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Came with a group of 13 for
Came with a group of 13 for a birthday, food was great as was the staff. Would return!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Find
Moving to Yorkville in a few weeks so we decided it was time to scope out some go-to spots. Started with Cavatappo Grill and was very happy we did. Service was great, as was the food. I had an arugula salad with goat cheese and a yellowfin tuna entree, done to perfection. My guy had the portobello appy and a veal entree (not sure which one) which he did not even need a knife to cut. There was a fairly large party near us but the noise level and the service was not negatively effected in any way. Will definitely return and highly recommend.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent authentic Italian
Excellent authentic Italian food, served in a comfortable environment. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Can't wait to return!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
go to place in the neighborhood
The Food is excellent especially the pasta. The fried olives are a treat and go well with an excellent wine list. Out door seating is just sidewalk so very few tables. Great to sit by window and people watch.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Late Night Dinner
We came at around 10:30pm and they close at 11pm. It was noticeable by the service that this is the end of the day, but nothing major.
We were 4, and we shared pastas and salads and it was fantastic. The pasta is extremely good, and also the tiramisu at the end.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Brunch at 11:30 Rocks!
Not one complaint, only raves. Polite staff, rich coffee, real bacon, eggs, fruit, salad and more.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never disapppointed in the food or the service. Where else can you get fried olives that go great with a nice glass of wine. Pasta always fresh. Kudos to the kitchen. Service the best.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Italian food
There are two things that stick in mind. The tables are very close to each other. At the next table a guy with a piercing voice was holding fort. That was disturbing. The service was excellent, quick and caring. My wife had mussels and beet salad, both very good. I had arugula and portobello salad. Note nough portobello to my taste, but good. The Italian wine I had was not pleasing however.
The prices were not excessive for New York City, even though I did not like to pay $11 for a glass of wine which was not great.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A reliable spot for yummy Italian food. Great service, too!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neighborhood Gem Says It
What a pleasant, attractive, comfortable, cheerful spot -- with food that is waaaay above average, especially for the food-barren Upper East Side. Have been there several times in last few weeks, and plan to become a regular.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food-modest cost
Selected this restaurant for because of its location to the Guggenheim and on the basis of TripAdvisor ratings. My friends and I were not disappointed and each of us enjoyed the items we ordered. The appetizer pasta dishes were the perfect serving sizes for small appetites and with a salad plate made a meal.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu was so enticing no one in our party could make up their minds what to order. Guess we all eventually made great choices because everything was delicious and beautifully prepared. Great to have such a delicious and cozy
restaurant in our neighborhood.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Combine a comfortable setting with excellent service of delicious offerings and you have Cavatappo's!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last warm evening of Autumn
As the lone brave soul in the outdoor seating area, I enjoyed a lovely evening dining on an excellent cheese plate, fine selection of wines by the glass and perfect half portion of pasta. My waiter was personable and attentive. The owner checked in on me twice. Even with the chill of a mid-fall late evening setting in, I enjoyed the fresh air and people watching the outdoor setting provided by this Yorkville gem. I'll be sure to return!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic restaurant and great
Fantastic restaurant and great value for money.
Pastas are terrific.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ravioli - yum!
The butternut squash ravioli in a butter sage sauce was outstanding.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood Italian
I really love cavatappo grill. The food is always great, and the owner is a really nice guy. I've been here for dinner with the girls, on dates, and for brunch. It is my go to place!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
my go to in the neighborhood
The food never disappoints and the service is always great. It is a great place to get together with friends or a romantic evening. Sometime I will stop by form brunch for myself if I have been out shopping.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little pricy, but food is
A little pricy, but food is quite good. I enjoy a choice of small dishes
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM