A great neighborhood casual
A great neighborhood casual Italian restaurant that is always reliable, delicious and fun. Go for the pizza & pasta, stay for the friendly service and great staff.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good, basic Italian food
Good restaurant with nice ambience and the food was quite good at reasonable prices. I had an great pizza with an amazing truffle oil and my girlfriend ate pasta which had a very "homemade" feel to it. Basic italian (but good) food and I would definitely go back. And recommend to others.
On the downside, they had automatically added 18% gratuity even though we were only two guests - first time I have experienced that in NYC.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were very impressed with
We were very impressed with our service. Our food was well prepared and very good. We are from out of town and were pleased with this little restaurant.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
2 friends and I were most delightfully surprised by the excellent Italian cuisine. Having just returned from Tuscany this ristorante compares most favorably. Pricing is refreshingly moderate and the entire staff was gracious. A winner!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very lovely brunch!
Had a very tasty brunch here of baked eggs. The atmosphere was relaxed and the service was pleasant. It's near the AMNH, so I'd definitely recommend it for a pre-museum brunch outing.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really, really good: casual,
Really, really good: casual, friendly service, nice menu. Started with wood-oven pizza to share, and all of our pastas were very tasty (I enjoyed papardelle with shrimp). Interesting and yummy dessert selections, too.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last minute find
Went into the city, tickets to comedy club and checked open table in the area. This is a very nice local restaurant , good food, pizza was delicious along with the veal. Met people from the East side, who regularly came here to eat. Price is right and good choice. Try it!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was my nice birthday and
It was my nice birthday and everything was perfect .
Food was great like always and the service were excelent.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious homemade italian food!
Delicious homemade italian food! Cute and cozy upper west side restaurant!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bettola was beyond our expectations
With a group of out-of-towners & tix for 7:30 theatre a few blocks away, I went to the trusty Open Table just hoping to find a spot that could/would accommodate a herd 9 folks, which included a wine professional, 4 teenagers of non-demanding pallets and 4 more adults who just like to eat! -- Trust me, we would not have been hard to please .... But we were all so blown away by the quality of the food, the service and welcoming atmosphere. We arrived separately during a summer downpour and were seated as we each got there. The restaurant was open to the street with a great breeze! FOOD WAS SO GOOD!! And our wine guy found several selections that were known and liked. A happy, happy group! Great value, too -- @$330 w/ tip~
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good neighborhood restaurant!
This is good neighborhood Italian restaurant that is well priced. The menu includes interesting good salads, pasta dishes, basic entrees and brick oven pizza.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bettola offers excellent food and service at a moderate price. It's a comfortable venue where you can hear -- and be heard -- without screaming. Always reliable, always a lovely dining experience.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group drove in from Long
Our group drove in from Long Island and had a wonderful dining experience prior to going to The Beacon Theater. We shared several dishes, had drinks and were pleased with our choices. The bill was extremely reasonable and the .4 mile walk to the concert was perfect. What a great evening.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent before Beacon Show
We were looking for a good restaurant close to the Beacon Theater. Bettola was an excellent choice. Very good food with reasonable prices. Service was friendly and very efficient.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good price, very noisy.
This place has excellent neighborhood-style Italian food (not just red-sauce stuff; I had fish and it was great). Our son's pizza was less good than some of the reviews made us think it would be; the crust seemed perhaps whole wheat and tasted sort of chewy and bland. I'd stick with pasta and other dishes.
The tables are very close together, making it both noisy and not especially comfortable if you're sitting on the aisle. And the sever rushed us through very quickly. But I suppose both those things are the price you pay for good Italian food at a price that can't be beaten in the neighborhood.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated promptly and
We were seated promptly and had an absolutely wonderful meal! The menu has a good variety but not overdone. We didn't feel rushed by the staff, but they were attentive to the fact that we needed to make show time. A truly great experience!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid, Affordable Good Food
Really delicious and well priced. We were a big group and they still treated us nicely-which doesnt happen at some places. We had the Warm Farro Salad (yum!), and split a bunch of fish dishes (salmon and the branzino special), and several pastas. REALLY good!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last minute find and well worth it
Just stumbled upon Bettola while in the neighborhood and couldn't have been more pleased, everything about Bettola felt good - the vibrant atmosphere, everyone enjoying their food, reasonable wine pricing, great service. If you want a very nice meal, reasonably priced and the feel of a place that locals keep coming back to, I highly recommend Bettola.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little spot
Great food. Small but cozy space. Will definitely eat here again!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for Groups!
I was able to make a reservation for 8 people the day before. Half of our party ran 25 minutes late, they still sat us and didn't give us any issue with it. Very reasonably priced for the UWS, nice ambiance and a good find on a cold day. (The pizza oven keeps guests nice and toasty) Thanks Bettola!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific neighborhood Italian
Like being in the Village (brick wall ambiance, candles) on the Upper West Side. Delicious homemade pasta, fresh fish. We also tried the pizza, which was very thin crust so it made a fine appetizer for 3 to share. Hot sausage on it was terrific and plentiful.Lasagna was super (but be warned, it's particularly rich) Service was great, server knew her wines by the glass and steered us in the right direction to pair with the food. Really can't wait to go back.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM