Reasonable Italian Gem
On B'way and 123rd St., Bettolona serves very good Italian food reasonably priced. Service is quick and friendly with specials listed on a blackboard brought to you. A handy place for those going to Manhattan School of Music concerts.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite Neighborhood Spot
I love Bettalona. It's that simple. I live nearby and I'm there nearly once per week. The staff there know me by face (if not name) and are gracious and courteous every time. While not extensive, their wine list is perfect for a neighborhood joint, with the usual suspects and a few less common. In fact, they introduced me to Primitivo, a varietal that I hadn't previously known, and now I order it every time. The food is outstanding, especially for the price. I love all of their pizzas and many of their pastas. It's the rare place, in fact, where I don't have a "go-to entree." Of the apps, I am particular to the Insalata Romana, a fennel salad with triangles of parm, and the caprese. Finally, if you have room, get the crepe for dessert.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in the area and wanted something that would be fairly quick. Well I'm sorry to say I wish we had more time to stay there! The owner came over to us twice to see how everything was, food was awesome and just had the best vibe ever. Will travel just to visit there again!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was very good all around
It was very good all around but a little too close to the train line.
It was hard to talk to each other.
9/29/2013 5:00:00 PM