83 1/2

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$30 and under
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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.
What 683 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food and service. always terrific.

L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel was a hospitable and friendly server who we appreciated. Food was tremendous as usual.

KI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent!

R
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always reliable, friendly, just a little warm and too close to ‘your neighbors’. A little tight and crowded. Staff is very courteous and willing to please...

NY
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Exceptional Italian food. Another level relative to most UES Italian restaurants. Small space most conducive to couples or groups no larger than 4.

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

would recommend it as a good neighborhood restaurant.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the city!

MW
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect neighborhood spot near the Q train. The service is always friendly and food is well prepared. Fantastic date night spot that eliminates the need to travel down to LES.

NY
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous Italian food. Feel like you have been transported to Italy. Best eggplant parm appetizer and grilled artichokes. The veal, chicken and fish are all wonderful -- (we don't eat pasta but it looks incredible too!)

Y
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, they did a great job of splitting and plating everything, and the service team is great.

L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

83 1/2 had an opportunity to deliver outstanding customer service. My friend and I enjoyed a bottle of wine, the delicious eggplant ball and the endive, apple, gorgonzola salad. Unfortunately, the entree was not edible. The shrimp and scallops were overcooked and the dish had no flavor. We stopped eating after it after two bites. Finally our waiter came back and we shared our thoughts respectfully. He asked if we wanted something else, and at that point, we were done so we said no. We were surprised when we got our bill that exceptional customer service was not worth the $27.00 the dish cost. Nothing. Unfortunately, the dish was not good and the service did not help excuse the situation.

NL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outstanding local Italian restaurant with an extensive menu of wonderfully prepared items.
A real find.........you can even carry on a conversation.

q
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service A gem. Sending our friend.

L
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem!!!

PC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was as always outstanding. We flew in from out of town that day and had to deal with delays. They were super accommodating and held our reservation for over an hour!!

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. We can’t wait to go back and try other dishes.

DK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Neighborhood Jem !!

Good food, attentive service.

I shall come back to dine again.

BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is amazing, the food is so good, please go and try the trofie pasta

A
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

83 1/2 has excellent food and an extensive list of Italian wines.

NY
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent and varied Italian with interesting yet approachable food. Small room so best for max of fours

KG
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food quality was good but diminished by the ambiance. The seating was very tight, and we unfortunately were sitting next to another patron who was talking loudly and who insisted on blowing his nose in the restaurant's cloth napkin several times. The air conditioning for August was a bit lacking.

LF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food- great service.

LC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service. Can’t wait to go back and try more dishes.

R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here last night and all the reviews are right. The UES can be quite a foodie desert but here's a place with delicious food and plentiful portions that didn't break $50 a head for appetizer, pasta, shared dessert, and wine. We had the following and recommend them all: insalate cavolo, brussels sprouts, pappardelle al ragu d'anatra, trofie pasta, cremisu (a tiramisu topped with nutella, genius). The pasta portions were so large we took home half and look forward to having them tonight.

D
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A popular neighborhood restaurant. Worth a visit. Unfortunately, the Air Conditioning wasn't working very well on what was one of the warmest nights of the Summer so far.

FV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been twice at 83 1/2 and both have eaten amazingly. For an Italian person, it's not easy to eat in New York. Too many personal interpretations of recipes that, instead, would be simple to prepare, such as the polenta with mushrooms or the involtino di burrata which were a positive surprise here.
We were very satisfied and by the end of the meal, we were planning our next visit.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good little restaurant. Food was amazing and service was great.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met my sister for dinner tonight , the food was delicious and service great !

r
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood find! Could absolutely be a destination restaurant!

a
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely burata/tomato/avocado Tru color appetizer
Great lasagna
Great tiramisu

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JM
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fresh food with good service! Seating is a little tight but food and service make up for it!!

UE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant on Upper Eastside. It's small and intimate and the noise level is moderate.

j
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We’ve been coming here 2-3 times a month since we first found it a few years ago. It takes a lot to impress me, especially since my wife is Italian and a fantastic cook. We’ve tried many of their main courses, and their pastas, and desserts. You cannot find better prepared traditional dishes anywhere. We’ve been to Italy many times, and the food here is better than 90% of the places we’ve eaten in Italy. Whatever you order, you’ll enjoy. They have a huge selection of wines by the bottle at excellent prices. The best tiramisu and cannolis we’ve ever had. Ps. If you prefer to bring your own bottle of wine, there’s no corkage fee in Weds. and Thurs. for BYOB!

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! I walk by this restaurant every day on my commute and I finally tried it. I am so glad I did!! It was my dad’s first time in the city. We had the lasagna and casarecce. Both were excellent! The tiramisu was a nice ending to the dinner. I will definitely be back again soon!

MK
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is delicious and plentiful. We always enjoy the BYOB Wednesday’s.
One caveat is that the menu never changeS so it’s a downside.
I would highly recommend this restaurant.

LF
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A neighborhood gem. Very caring in service. Excellent quality of food.

L
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, super friendly service, and EXCELLENT food! This was our first visit, and we’ve already talked about going back. The restaurant is small, feels very intimate, and it appears that all tables got a lot of attention. You won’t be disappointed.

OT
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a pretty decent meal and the service was great. Really liked the ambiance as well. Will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a quiet night but everything was delicious and service was impeccable!

l
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely family run. Good food, the fish was very fresh. Pleasant because if you go with friends conversation is easy and not yelling over noise.

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