My girlfriend and I had a
My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time - everything was great - the tiella - the risotto the meals and the ricotta cheesecake - FANTASTIC - Can't wait to go again!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I travel the country on business
I travel the country on business and eat at a lot restaurants that are mediocre at best, but Tiella is a true gem. Interiors leave a lot to be desired and the seating is very tight, but the food more than makes up for it!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was great, service
The food was great, service was great, If you are looking to go somewhere casual with great Italian food this is the place. I had the Stracciatella E Tartufo Tiella and the Garganelli for my entree and both were excellent.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always great food hosted by
Always great food hosted by owner Mario Coppola . Napoli on 1st Ave.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
i really want to keep it a secret!!
Amazing and authentic regional Italian food (no red sauce drowning) in a little place you will call your favorite go to spot. The Italian owner will welcome you to his simple place without much decor but OH THE FOOD!! -Start with the authentic little "Tiella's" (like little pizzas made in a Tiella pan) with toppings like speck - similar to Alsatian pizzas. You will want these for your whole meal! But move on to the Quail stuffed with foie gras, or the melt in your mouth juicy veal chop. The papardelle with short rib ragu was aahh! good - rich and full with meltingly tender beef. Go but don't tell too many people!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noisy but notable
Loved the menu, and the food. Did not like the noise level. Can't talk. Needs more sound absorbtion -- like upholstery , wall padding, -- ceiling tiles ( more of them of the acoustical variety )
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
best of the Sutton area restaurants
Tiella is one of my favorite dining spots. The food is always excellent, service is great, and the atmosphere is perfect.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Upper East Side Find
This is a charming unassuming gem. The food is outstanding - no pretensions here; only good interpretations of classic Italian plates. Almost hate to give it up!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was very good
I had friends from overseas stayed in a hotel up east side. Made reservation at tiella for lunch. We all had pre-fix 3 course meal and all the food were very good: fresh, tasty and good presentation. Coffee was excellent!
Since we haven't seen each other for years, and we were the only table at that time, we stayed at the restaurant for 3 +hours and was quite noisy. The manager/waiter there was very patient and pretty much left us alone. I had a great time at tiella enjoying wonderful food, and catching up w friends...
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Real Italian not Red Sauce Italian
If you are looking for meatballs swimming in red sauce then this is not your place. The ingredients are simple, fresh and tasty. The wine list is not exhaustive however very well priced and you are bound to find something to please you.
As far as location Tiella is out of place. It is a small and narrow restaurant. The brick wall gives it a warm feeling. I went on a Monday night so it was not busy and the service was very good.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neighbourhood Tiny Tim
Friendly nice people with a small neighbourly eating space. Good food, adequate wine list. Reasonable prices
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Traditional italian with a modern twist.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
Great food, warm attentive service. One of my favorites and not outrageously priced.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
fun find from wine n food festival
my wife and i attend wine n food festival yearly we enjoy sampling food from ny restaurants as well as wines we pick one each time we visit the city.have not found a bad one yet
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious and service was excellent! Delicious cocktails as well!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very goog food but the portions
Very goog food but the portions are quite small. Our waitress really knew about wines and she was able to recommended us one which was perfect with our food, calamari for starters and rissoto after that for both of us. Everything were delicious. The place is small and quite.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
italian food at its best
Tiella is an exceptional restaurant with mouthwatering selections of food.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good - I am going back
Very good - I am going back tonight with a nieghborhood friend.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy and tasty
It's a small restaurant, but very cozy and perfectly lit. So many interesting things on the menu that I had a hard time choosing. Everything everyone had at my table (3 of us) could not have been prepared better. A great surprising find/addition to the neighborhood. In addition, cocktail list was fun, and wine list was good.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent local restaurant
I have dined here ever since the restaurant opened and have found the food to be consistently excellent, especially the tiella - the small pizzas served as starters. The restaurant is small but the noise level is pleasant and you do not really notice the other diners. The wine list is sufficient for me as I am not an expert and I can always find a good wine at a reasnabe price. I woud recommend this restaurant strongly, just book in advance!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The real deal!
Tiella is an undiscovered gem! Everything is made on the spot to your order. The service is warm and attentive, the food speaks the flavors of Italy. They know what they're doing. Whatever you do, go!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good neighborhood place!
It's a tiny place but the food was very good. Homemade pastas were excellent, especially the Spaghetti and the Rigatoni with sausage. The Tiella (sm pizza) we tried was just ok (I think it was the smoked mozzarella and cherry tomatoes -needed salt) and the Branzino special was very good as well. If you get a table toward the front you will be cold from the door opening, but other than that, a very good neighborhood place.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a small Italian place with truly excellent food, and servers who are enthusiastic, genuine, and helpful. The decor isn't terribly compelling, but the food is. We're about to move to Manhattan, and we see this as one of our future go-to places.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always very good food and friendly service. A pleasure to dine at Tiella
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM