Can't Wait to Go Back
We were a table of nine on a Saturday night, and new to Regional, though we'd walked past dozens of times. The exterior is forbidding, interior maybe a little bleak, but the food is fabulous and the service so warm! Started with two plates of salume, to die for, and very generous even with hungry young men eating. WInes were very nice, from an interesting list. Special pastas included a home made spaghetti with shellfish (fabulous) and giant rigatoni with burratta and tomato, also terrific. Our server was sparkly and charming and helpful. A terrific evening.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly staff, nice variety
Friendly staff, nice variety with emphasis on pasta, moderate portion size, well-seasoned food, good neighorhood pick. Good weekly specials.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We happened to go on a Monday
We happened to go on a Monday and discovered that Monday is Pasta Night--all pastas on the menu $9, rather than $14 and up. It was the best inexpensive meal we've had in a long time. The wait staff were very solicitous. We had great time.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
So much fun! Buy one mimosa
So much fun! Buy one mimosa or bloody mary and they keep coming to refill them! Food was great, service was great. Will definitely go back!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal for moderate price
This was our first time at Regional, and we went there on friend recommendation. The menu is full of great regional Italian pasta dishes that are all reasonably priced. The orecchiette was excellent! The bread is amazing and the service very good. I loved the atmosphere here....very friendly, almost bar-like but much nicer. The food was prepared perfectly, not overcooked or too al dente. I am looking forward to coming back and trying a different dish from another region.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian restaurant in the UWS
This was our third time here and it was great! Warm , friendly, and the food is GREAT!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious, friendly, worth the trip
We were 9 people for dinner, sat at the bar while we waited for our table, good martinis, good shirley temples and a funny friendly bartender. The seated us at the only big table way at the back which was kind of off putting as the restaurant wasn't that crowded but the friendly efficient wait staff and delicious food made us forget our pique. Will definitely return and recommend.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice local find with dishes from various regions of Italy. Wed. night, bottles of house wines are half off--a decent chianti for $15.00! Pastas were good and the beef carpaccio was one of the freshest, best dressed versions I've ever had. Service was "off"--Long wait for waiter to take our dinner order and no offer of cocktails or a glass of wine until we asked for it when he took our dinner order. But all in all, I'll be going back!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my sons to Regional after a friend who lives locally recommended it. What a fabulous meal! Highly recommend the Strozzapreti Al Ragú Di Vitello (Emilia Romagna). So good we ordered an extra entree after we finished ours our meal and shared it between the three of us.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect brunch spot!
This is a great UWS brunch spot. Plenty of seating, great outdoor seating and bottomless mimosas/bloody mary. Affordable and delicious. The waitstaff and hostess were great as well. I will be back!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
UWS italian hits the spot
A very pleasant neighborhood pasta joint with cheerful if not the most efficient service. Delicous skewered meatballs can start your meal or a tasty caprese salad. Good selection of pastas and meat options and a variety of appetizer dishes can make this a very nice dinner. A good wine selection and a nice bar area add to the attraction. One drawback no gelato or ice cream option for a light dessert.
7/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tasty, well-prepared food
The hostess was friendly and seated us immediately while we waited for the other member of our group. There were three of us and we had 2 salads, a special octopus salad and an excellent arugula, apple and ricotta salad from the menu. We also ordered a fritto misto appetizer and 2 entrees - a sea bass and a pork chop special. Everything was cooked to perfection and flavorful. We will return to try more of the menu options.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We LOVED Regional. We chose
We LOVED Regional. We chose to eat there because it is close to Symphony Space where we had gone. But i would make the trip to eat at Regional even if I weren't in the neighborhood for other reasons. The food is authentic, most Northern, Italian. Simple, well done, great tastes and everything fresh. And the prices were better than in "other'" parts of Manhattan. I had the special-of-the-day paparadelle with short rib ragu. As we used to say when eating in Tuscany: Divina! I also loved the side of swiss chard. I can't wait to go back and try all the other things on the menu. And--leave room for dessert. It's worth it.
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent choice from a price/value
Excellent choice from a price/value standpoint. Pastas are very fresh and well prepared. Service is attentive. Wines are reasonably priced. The décor is a bit sterile, but the glass is definitely more than half full for this restaurant.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, nice sized portions.
Good food, nice sized portions. Enjoyable dining experience
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect Neighborhood Italian
My guests declared that the food at Regional was better than the ambiance!
And that really sums it up for me.
The food is excellent.
The service very good.
But the restaurant itself is a bit generic.
However we overlook that in favor of excellent food and being right down the street from my apartment.
So give Regional a try. You will be pleasantly surprised!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local eats
This is my go to place when we have people come to our neighborhood for dinner. Excellent Italian food - every single dish is very tasty - lots of vegetarian options and plenty for those who like fish and all sorts of meat.
Not a great place for kids.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM