83 1/2

4.7
852 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
83 ½ is best described as a labor of love. A love of a family, friends and most importantly, food. Chef Vincenzo Mangiafridda, a twenty-year restaurant veteran of the Upper East Side, wanted to open a restaurant that spoke to his deep Sicilian roots. In 83 1/2, his vision has become reality. He created a menu of memorable Italian dishes including silky pastas, inventive antipasti, and delicious entrees.
Above all, it’s Vincenzo’s love of people that makes 83 ½ what it is: a warm, welcoming place where friends and families share their passion for food and familiar faces. We can’t wait for your family to meet ours.
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vipMrMANGIA
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

OCTOPUS APPERTISER EXCELLECT. CAVATTELLI PASTA JUST OK, VEAL DISH A DISAPPOINTMENT.

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vipstaceyk
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! A little loud but worth it

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Sarah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing espresso martini. The prosciutto and melon was to die for. Loved the halibut piccata.

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vipFoodLover
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good menu of unusual and more common Italian dishes. Large portions, fair prices, really very tasty (excellent). Four people thoroughly enjoyed.
Sat outside. Waiter was attentive, helpful and food came out in a timely way but not rushed.
Wednesdays are BYO.
Will go back...soon

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vipGinny
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything finely prepared and service friendly! We sat outside on a lovely summer night!

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vipAdiR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorites! We go at least once a week, sometimes twice! Amazing food, ambiance and service. And the brussell sprouts are a must!!! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved it, and will definitely be back.

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JenniferK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Will definitely be going back again. There is a nice outdoor set up, I hope that never goes away!

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vipeggy
New England
158 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food and interesting menu. Wait staff work hard but they could use more help. Not a place to go if you are in a rush but if you don’t mind waiting 20 -30 min to get your salad no problem. Though food takes a while to come out hot dishes are hot so they don’t sit around. Their Home made Pasta is superb. Fettuccini special with mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes should be on their daily menu.

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DianeT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

831/2 is a neighborhood gem. Food is always delicious. Great wine selection.
Service is excellent. Have eaten here many times and never had a bad meal. Specials are always creative and incredibly tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is delicious and the servers were very helpful!

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MarciaD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the veal chop. Perfection! Can’t wait to return. Everything was great

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vipMAGS
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food not as good as usual. Maybe after being closed for 2 weeks? Artichoke appetizer dry, calamari "rings" mushy and surprisingly not fresh at an Italian restaurant! Cocktails off, too. Will try again in a few weeks. Hopefully just an off night in the kitchen.

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viphockeymom
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Normally like it here but the outdoor seating was too close together and too hot outside so decided to sit inside and the AC was not working properly so was uncomfortably hot inside. The food had no taste and couldn’t get the waiters attention to even get salt. The waiter was so busy and sweating profusely. Unfortunately was not a good experience this time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and friendly service.

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Valerie
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner at 83 1/3. Can't wait to return :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Probably the 20th time I’ve been here and it’s always a treat.

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vipJillG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food always terrific!

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KarenT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for a place to celebrate our daughter's birthday and came across 83 1/2 when I could not get into another restaurant I was looking to book. Turns out that I made an excellent choice and would not hesitate to return to this gem! Every morsel of food was delicious and the staff was incredibly attentive. Small and quiet, it was a perfect spot to sit and relax over a glass of white sangria (HIGHLY RECOMMEND). And they sang Happy Birthday to my daughter in perfect harmony!

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vipAndreP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food that’s always consistent. Service is great as well. Awesome neighborhood place!

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gam63
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious - service exceptional - even though it was busy, we weren't rushed at all. Will definitely be returning :)

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vipPabloNY
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prompt and pleasant service. Delicious artichokes, but needed more seasoning. Excellent tagliatelle with seafood, with generous shrimp scallops and lobster. My wife loved the sea bass. Nice wine recommendation, but no room for dessert. Again, service was attentive.

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vipMAGS
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious brussel sprouts and artichoke apps! Great Milanese.

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vipbakedbeans212
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Very good food coupled with poor service made for a disappointing experience. Waited 90 min for our entrees, the waiter apologized profusely, no offer of comped drinks, dessert, coffee. The outdoor seating has more than doubled the restaurant's capacity however, the kitchen is still incredibly small and the waitstaff way over capacity. I understand the desire to pack in as many tables as possible to make up for pandemic loses but they have crossed the line and now provide a poor dining experieince.

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vipMandyW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dishes that we ordered were delicious. Seating outside was comfortable and spacious. Service was excellent. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening!

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vipHarveyS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service. BYO. It doesn’t get better then that.

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Joni
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite UES restaurants. Cozy and intimate, lovely outdoor dinning. Food is delicious, service is accommodating and prices are reasonable for NYC. The pasta is always fresh and cooked perfectly. Great apps, especially the roasted Brussel sprouts with Regianno, and love the watermelon salad!

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vipJimM
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Once again, I was not disappointed by this restaurant. They have consistently provided a great dining experience over the years and this visit was no exception. Excellent wine and food, good service, and a relaxing atmosphere where I could catch up with a friend I haven't seen since before the pandemic. A pleasure, as always.

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Josh
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had a very attentive wait staff and delicious food. They did not rush us either, giving us plenty of time to enjoy our meal and the conversation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place is hands down the best hidden gem of UES

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vipMagdalenaT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great neighborhood place serving very good Italian food at reasonable prices. Pastas are really good!
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, 831/2 never disappoints!

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ronnibret
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu especially the Specials of the Day and the wine list! Lovely out door seating and wonderful waitstaff! Perfect evening!

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viptereads
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really good. As always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable on a rainy night

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food.

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vipFernandoM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our go to places even during the pandemic. Daniel and his father provide fantastic service. The food is exemplary. Good social distancing and spacing.

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RobbinS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always great. The wait staff is very pleasant. I dined outside. The restaurant continues to be very busy.

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vipNycgal
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nicely spaced outdoor tables, friendly and prompt service. Maybe the best sea bass I have ever tasted.

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You can order delivery directly from 83 1/2 using the Order Online button. 83 1/2 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 737-8312.

83 1/2 is rated 4.7 stars by 852 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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