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Uva
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Uva Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://uvanyc.com/
  • Email: parties@uvawinebar.com
  • Phone: (212) 472-4552
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am–3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday 4:00pm–2:00am, Saturday: 12:00pm–2:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm–1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Claudio Meneghini
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Delicious finger foods and appetizers available for your event when ordered in advance.
  • Private Party Facilities: Enjoy hosting your next private event in our intimate private wine cellar room which can accommodate about 25 people for a sit down dinner. The wine cellar room can be used for fun dinners with family and friends, to business meetings and everything in between! Our year-round garden, which can accommodate 35 people, may also be used during the day time. Our entire restaurant may be booked during weekday afternoons.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica (212) 472-4552

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd Ave between 77th and 78th
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 6 Train to East 77th street & Lexington Ave. Then walk 2 blocks East. We are located on the East Side of 2nd Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets.
A word from Uva
Uva, an intimate little wine bar with great cuisine served in generous portions, a lively ambience and an impressive wine list.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Really nice. Feels a little like some lower east side places I have been too. Very relaxing at the little round tables in bar area especially. Very fun. I think has a special feel."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We had 8:30 reservations. We arrived at 8:28. We were told to give them 5 minutes. We sat and waited. We were not seated until 9:15. No one came and told us anything. We were a party of 3. I'm not quite sure what the reservation was really for if we had to wait so long anyway."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Happened to stumble upon this place for a late night (11pm) bite a month ago, and am I so glad I did! The food is delicious, the decor is lovely (rustic, romantic feel) , and the service is on point. I went back a few nights ago with friends and the place was very lively for a Sunday dinner crowd. Place is deceiving from outside as you would think it's just an ordinary UES restaurant but you will be pleasantly surprised when you walk in. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food and service were very good; the entire party enjoyed the experience. Would recommend to others, and will be attending again soon."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Chose Uva to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the food nor the experience. The menu is a nice mix of "red sauce" Italian, rustic Northern Italian, and Tuscan coastal cuisines. The decor was understated, inviting, and pleasant. The back patio offered a nice, well-contained semi-outdoor setting. Prices are reasonable, and the food was delicious. Will come back here!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We took my mom to Uva for a 70th birthday celebration. We were seated immediately when we walked in with our Open Table reservation. Our server was very attentive and had some great suggestions when asked. We ordered the salmon, scallops and shrimp dishes which were all very tasty! The baby artichoke salad was amazing! There is not one thing that we did not love about this dinner. Although the tables are very close together, we did not feel cramped and enjoyed the energy of the place. Would go back in a heart beat!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Uva is one of the cutest little restaurants that I frequent. It's covered in wood from the bar to the tables to the floors. The lighting is perfect--on the dimmer side but still bright enough to feel happy. The servers are lovely and friendly and the food never disappoints."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Very crowded, too many tables for the space and difficult to get around Food good and service okay, nice evening but not spectacular"
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Great food, great crowd very attentive wait staff even though this place was really packed on Friday night"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Good food, wine and fun for groups and for sharing."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Everything is excellent, from the service to the menu options, Uva is a great dining experience."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "A classic in the neighborhood. The food is solidly good. Service was horrendous though. Waiter forgot to take our order, had to call him over. Waiter also forgot we ordered drinks. Just seemed like the restaurant was understaffed. I'd still come back for food because it's Uva but man the service was rough. Was a struggle to just find our waiter to ask him anything."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food was excellent and great for sharing while the service was attentive without being overbearing. We will definitely return to try other items."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I have been to UVA several times, it is always great. The food is wonderful! I always have a good time there. It is definitely my favorite place in UES! The only little thing I would change is the noise level, it is a bit hard to hear a conversation sometimes."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Ate early with the kids on Friday evening. By the time we left the place was packed with a vibrant energy. Food is great service and staff terrific. Actually booking a party for the basement space. We'll impressed."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Terrific upper east side fun and cool place for dinner! Pretty setting and great food."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Been to Uva a few times now both for brunch and dinner and I've had a great experience every time! The quality of the food is good especially for the price and the portions are a good size. Would definitely recommend Uva to anyone that happens to be in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Excellent food at good prices. But VERY Crowded, noisy and cramped."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great selection of tasty small plates and a enjoyable selection of reasonable Italian wines. Always an enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Had a good brunch here. Meal was well priced and was made well. It's your typical brunch food but they also have interesting lunch options and all have an Italian undertone to the dishes. Cute outdoor space as well as indoor. Great place to go if you're in the area!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Amazing menu and wine list. A little noisy but otherwise a great experience."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Went with my boyfriend for a nice dinner on Saturday. Friendly service, delicious wine, good food. Smallish plates but that's standard for NYC restaurants. Weren't rushed to finish or hurried out the door. Beautiful back room with a very romantic vibe."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "hello, this restaurant was quite good with family cuisine, not outstanding but good. we highly appreciated the plate for 2 with ham and olives and then the wine was wonderful, a red one ; Montepulciano."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "After reviewing many positive reviews, I had decided to try restaurant because it had duck breast on the menu. I was cautious at their affordable prices, and 'italian' dining. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed each course I had ordered. The portions were small, so if you order a few courses, you will be set! The dishes were not anything new or exciting, but classic styles were done very well. I would recommend anyone to give this restaurant a try if they would like affordable dinner and not expect to be wowed."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "So...us downtown folk can be hard to please uptown. I was with two jovial work colleagues and had a terrific experience here. Heather, our waitress, was fantastic and funny (besides knowledgeable)...the owner/manager stopped by several times and took one of our drink orders. The prices are reasonable and the quality of the food very high. Get the antipasta plate and the pinot noir. I'll definitely schlep uptown anytime for dinner at Uva."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Came here for a later dinner and had a wonderful experience. Reasonably priced wine options that are actually quite good. My favorite dish is the truffle gnocchi - amazing!!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Love this place but had to wait a little while for a table with our reservation. Most of their good is delicious but I wasn't a fan of the thin Sardinian bread. Tasted sort of like not great nachos. But love this place usuau."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "I was in NYC over the holidays with a group of six people. We were unable to get reservations for all six of us for dinner, so had to book two separate groups online. When we all arrived at the restaurant, the hostess was more than happy to put us all together at one table. Our waitress was also fantastic. She gave us a run-down of the specials and was very attentive and friendly all evening. The food was outstanding! Everyone's individual choices were delicious and it all paired very well with our wine choices. The wine menu was extensive and included all price levels. All in all, it was a great retaurant experience and one that I would highly recommend."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The food is above average Italian. You must try the black truffle gnocchi but it's very heavy so I would suggest getting a half plate as a side or starter to share. The best thing about this place is it's all year garden that is kept well heated in the winter. Very romantic"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "I can put my finger on one thing they did, it was a sum of all the little things throughout the night that were just spot on! Absolutely fantastic service, great wine selection, incredible food, but all done quickly, quietly, efficiently and with smiles and on the ball staff. I can't recommend them highly enough."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "nice place, ambiance was great, waiters were friendly"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Neighborhood spot I've frequented dozens of times... Never ever disappoints . Fantastic food and phenomenal service . A must if you are on the upper east side !"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Restaurant is beautiful. Food and service impeccable. Thank you!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Vibrant neighborhood Italian restaurant with active bar scene features broad menu choices exceptionally well prepared. As noted by the Uva name, meals can be augmented by comfortable list of worldly wines - not Wine Spectator spectacular, but a nice representation of food friendly wines from around the globe, including numerous examples from the various regions of Italy. Very full of happy diners, probably not the spot for an intimate romantic dinner, but the crowd energy is contagious! Altogether, a very enjoyable Italian dinner accompanied by vino from the homeland."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "The overall experience was positive. Some items had were out of season and tasted as such. Was pleased with the wine and the meat plate appetizer."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "My husband and i had a mid week dinner at this restaurant. The atmosphere was great and it felt more like a Saturday night. food was excellent and wine list had great selection with reasonable prices. Will definitely recommend this restaurant to friends."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "I love everything about this restaurant except the noise level. Food and service have always been excellent."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Great food, reasonable prices for NYC, impressive wine list (though I wish there were more variety available by the glass); tight fit, but well worth it!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Reminds me of a West Village gem in the UES. The food was exquisite! Especially the gnocchi. And the ambience is rustic romantic, with candlelight dining and a beautiful patio in the back."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Excellent service. Nice food and atmosphere. Would recommend to others. Thanks!"
    Dined on 11/24/2013