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83 1/2, New York, NY
83 1/2, New York, NY
83 1/2, New York, NY
83 1/2, New York, NY
83 1/2, New York, NY

83 1/2

4.6
4.6
1072 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, European
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 737-8312
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Vincenzo Mangiafridda
  • Catering
    83 1/2 Ristorante catering program promotes the celebration of food, From private affairs to extravagant banquets. With the ability to create a tailored catering menu; we offer first-class catering solutions to meet the needs of your event while exceeding your highest expectations.
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome your special event to our dining room. We offer a wide range of options to cater to your needs. Whether you care for a prix fixe menu molded to your guests needs, a good ole' fashioned family-style sit down or a buffet-style of delicious meals, we look forward to serving your special event with ease and finesse.
  • Private party contact
    Selenia Santoro: (212) 737-8312
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Cross street
    Between 1st and 2nd Ave
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    We are a few blocks away from the (4) (5) & (6) trains at 86th Street and a short walk from the M86 Crosstown bus on the 1st Avenue stop.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,072 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,072 Reviews
  1. CathyB

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food. Homey atmosphere. Initially felt rushed but then they let us be and enjoy.

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  2. JeffreyK

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice experience. Good and interesting food. A bit tight and a bit pricey

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  3. UESAdiR

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places in the city! Awesome food and service!

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  4. Bklyn

    New York City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we love this restaurant. this is our little special place for good italian food.

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  5. ChrisW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service, good wine selection, really tasty food.

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  6. MariaL

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This has been on of our favorite neighborhood restaurants until now. Our zucchini blossoms chicken piccata and fish seemed to be overly deep fried in batter 😖 Huge disappointment.

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  7. Pshep

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service professional and lovely. While waiting for our table we all had a glass of wine on the house. Apps were delicious-mussels and meatballs. We all enjoyed our entrees. A perfect local and fairly quiet neighborhood restaurant.

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  8. kismet

    New York City

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent as always! My fellow eaters felt their cod was a little too salty but good. My only complaint is that the tables are so close but I know it’s a small place and really nothing can be done about it. Otherwise it’s our second time there and food and service are wonderful!

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  9. Matt

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    absolutely delicious. rigatoni alla vodka was amazing

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  10. lornie

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed our meal Baked clams and fish dish were big. Great neighborhood Italian

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  11. wyckoff

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great food and even better service. quiet little spot that was not expensive and great size portions

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  12. EstelleH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The Brussels sprouts were outstanding. The nice salad with pear and Gorgonzola fabulous. The chicken with vegetables over asparagus was yummy!

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  13. jerryf

    New York City

    107 reviews

    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This place should be packed every night. The food is that good! The service is good too. We’ve been coming here for years, and I am still impressed with the quality of the food and its preparation. And Mondays and Tuesdays are BYOB! No corkage fee! Tonight I had the spaghetti and meatballs with a dollap of fresh ricotta on top (ask for it). My wife had the linguine Vongole. Both excellent. We brought our own wine as it was a Tuesday. But they have a full bar and a wide selection of quality wines for any other night. Ps , the baked clams oreganata were the best I ever had.

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  14. LesleyW

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Extensive menu and specials. Food was well prepared and delicious. Love that Mondays and Tuesdays are BYOB with no corkage fee. Gracious service and they were very accommodating about increasing the size of our party at the last minute.

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  15. AndreaC

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best Veal Parmagiana on the bone! Outstanding!!

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  16. Theger

    New York City

    110 reviews

    4.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not living in the city anymore, on my recent visit wanted to revisit 83 1/2. We were very glad we did, the food was cooked to perfection, the fried calamari nice and tender, Paccheri pasta, chicken Milanese was perfect, as was the veal piccata. We’re anxious to return again on our next trip in.

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  17. AndreaC

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time and will definitely be back. Veal Parmesan was off the charts ! Branzino was excellent. Service outstanding

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  18. MollyA

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    very lovely service and food! just a very tight space and a bit loud

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very grateful to Jose for setting up a Covid-safe outdoor heated dining experience for us! Amazing service and food was fantastic.

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  20. Renees

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner at 83.5 was delicious and Jose is an excellent server. I would recommend this restaurant highly. Monday and Tuesday are BYO

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  21. jerryf

    New York City

    107 reviews

    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been coming here for years. Have tried many other Italian restaurants, uptown and downtown, but none come close to the quality of food here. Also quiet dining ambiance with white tablecloths with very good and caring service. Mondays and Tuesdays are byob with no corkage fee. Favorite dishes are linguine Vongole, linguine frutta de mar, linguine Vongole, trofi pasta with braised short ribs, pasta bolognese, and chicken Parmesan (not on the menu, but ask for it). Prices are fair.

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  22. kismet

    New York City

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here. A little crowded and noisy but made up for by excellent food and service. Everything we had was delicious and this could become one of our neighborhood favorites!

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  23. AllisonB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Servers were attentive and great as well!

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  24. MeganM

    New York City

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, wine and service was excellent. We were able to have a lovely dinner without feeling rushed. Waiter was very attentive. One of the few places serving Lambrusco! I can’t wait to return. UES gem.

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  25. AmyS

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal, great neighborhood spot. A staple on the UES!

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  26. Delcioso

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A consistently delicious neighborhood gem! Already looking forward to our next visit.

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  27. CarolS

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our favorite local restaurant. We either eat in or order out every week. It is one of our favorites

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  28. Winawinachickendinner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date night spot. The specials are great. Make sure you get the clams to start and one of their homemade desserts to finish.

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  29. RichardL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Average food,,average service in a space that was poorly space planned so it was uncomfortable seating and ridiculously close tables

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  30. MimiC

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience is everything here. Food is good not great. Service is becoming surly. Initially, we felt rushed by our server. It went downhill through the meal, he became rude. In the end, he never came to take our dessert/coffee order, so we chose to just pay and leave. It’s too bad; we’ve eaten here many times and the restaurent is lovely inside and out.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. JimA

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is one of our favorites in our neighborhood. We've eaten there many times, and every meal has been great. The staff is very friendly. The dining room is a little cramped, but in good weather you can eat outside.

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  32. SelenaM

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely delicious! They were very accommodating, splitting everything for us to share. Highly recommended!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Llegamos tarde y como que nos apresuraron para cerrar. Eso fue incómodo

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  34. Travis

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We saw our waiter 3 times...thats it. His friendliness was underwhelming. The guy who poured the water was more engaging. The waiter wouldn't take our appetizer order until we could order everything at once. It wasn't even busy. Such a disappointment...Will never go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. NewYorker

    New York City

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and reasonable for New York. We had a wonderful meal, the specials were creative and the regular menu had several dishes to choose from. We had a hard time making up our minds. The service was attentive and friendly. Great neighborhood spot!

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  36. susan

    New York City

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great experience. Food is consistently good. Delicious wine. Prices are a bit steep, but pretty much in keeping with other good restaurants.

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  37. JimS

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Italian fare at a very reasonable price point that transcends a local eatery. It was busy and a bit noisy for our group but all items were great with very ample portions

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  38. Judi

    New York City

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service never disappoint . Consistently friendly service and delicious food

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  39. Arthur

    New York City

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is excellent and the selection strong. Very good fresh pasta. Loved the Buccatini and also the Fettucini with mushrooms. Decent selection of wines.

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  40. StevenS

    New York City

    19 reviews

    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    If you’re looking for the most obnoxious restaurant “manager” on the upper East side- this is the place for you. As a regular customer, expected some accommodation when I asked to sit side by side with my wife when the place was empty and continued to be so throughout the nite. Power struggle completely unnecessary. Couple next to me never received veal chop as ordered and went hungry. No one is in charge and although the food is good, we no longer need the abuse. Good luck

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FAQs

83 1/2 does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. 83 1/2 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 737-8312.

83 1/2 is rated 4.6 stars by 1072 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for 83 1/2

345-349 East 83rd Street, New York, NY 10028

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 1st and 2nd Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    We are a few blocks away from the (4) (5) & (6) trains at 86th Street and a short walk from the M86 Crosstown bus on the 1st Avenue stop.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Vincenzo Mangiafridda
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 737-8312
  • Catering
    83 1/2 Ristorante catering program promotes the celebration of food, From private affairs to extravagant banquets. With the ability to create a tailored catering menu; we offer first-class catering solutions to meet the needs of your event while exceeding your highest expectations.
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome your special event to our dining room. We offer a wide range of options to cater to your needs. Whether you care for a prix fixe menu molded to your guests needs, a good ole' fashioned family-style sit down or a buffet-style of delicious meals, we look forward to serving your special event with ease and finesse.
  • Private party contact
    Selenia Santoro: (212) 737-8312
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