83 1/2

4.5
829 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHarveyS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Joni
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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!

JM
vipJimM
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
53 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

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

Great service and delicious food.

FM
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.

RS
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
78 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love 83 1/2! The food is amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place, we will definitely be back!

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vipNigelG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pleasant side-street location and helpful staff. Food is mostly adequate, but my Chilean sea-bass had too much butter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were amazing. I would go back!

JM
vipJimM
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was happy to visit my old neighborhood and find this place still very popular - and for good reason. They consistently provide a great dining experience without fussing over the table yet providing very nice service and excellent food and wine.

JS
JoeS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

83 1/2 is such a gem on the upper east side. The Thursday BYOB for wine is a great deal, and the food is absolutely amazing. This is a great spot for a date, or really anyone you want to enjoy a delicious Italian meal with. Can't wait to come back here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our absolute FAVORITE Italian spot on the UES! We know that every time we come, we are going to get amazing service and just exquisite fare. The Veal Parmigiana is a must, can’t come to 83 1/2 and not get it!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Enjoyed myself tremendously

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

There were 3 of us for dinner, this restaurant came recommended to me. We had to call the server over to order wine, then for menus, & to order. We waited 11/2hrs for our food. The server was incredibly rude and pretty much blamed us. I haven’t had such bad service and attitude from servers ever. I would never recommend this restaurant.

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vipsusan
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food, friendly waitstaff, and a pleasure.

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vipLocal
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were even more fabulous than pre-COVID. Family of four all ordered different appetizers, main meals and desserts and all was amazing. Will be back soon.

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NativeNewYorker
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The staff was outstandingly accommodating to our tables many requests. The chef and his family were there that day and they are obviously close with their staff. The food is nicely interpreted Sicilian fresh and plentiful. You won't be disappointed. Real neighborhood gem.

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vipFrenchiefoodie
London
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A little neighborhood gem!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming here for a long time now. Never fails. Always wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

They do not honor or plan for reservations. They act surprised when you get there and then you wait for 30 minutes to sit down. We booked an outdoor reservation and they tried to get us to sit inside, which was packed full of people.

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vipTodd
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great standby, delicious food, super friendly service.

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vipHobokenken
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is always top notch but the service has declined over the past few years. What was professional service to match the white table cloth atmosphere has recently changed into unpolished service that is more fitting with a lower end restaurant.
Food standouts are all fish, veal parm, and the best ever Brussels sprouts.

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HermanB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to have dinner and make a same day reservation.

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vipMagdalenaT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place with excellent food, great service and outdoor seating. Weekday deals make it a great option for dinner on a Wednesday.

NY
vipNYCfoodie123
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food but I was really disappointed that despite having an outdoor reservation they kept us waiting on the sidewalk for 20minutes. It was clear that they had no table for us, and when a two top finally got up they brought another table out to make a makeshift table. If I had wanted to wait 20min and sit at a bad spot I wouldn’t have gone through the effort of making a reservation on open table. Kind of a bummer

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vipJilor
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always consistently good! We are regulars there.

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OTKC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I wouldn't recommend ordering the seafood here. It surprisingly did not taste fresh, and it was overcooked with zero flavor. Also, make sure that the wine bottle you are ordering is freshly opened, ours tasted like it might have gone bad already.

This wouldn't be my first recommendation by any means, especially for the money.

Writing this review just to help someone else not make the same seafood mistake mostly...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

83-1/2 is a cute little neighborhood restaurant! The food was amazing especially their seafood dishes.

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rubia
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipCMskibunny
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, more delicious wine and excellent service!! Highly recommended!

MP
MargueriteP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time at 83 1/2 and it was lovely! We will definitely be going again–everything from the food to the wine was amazing, and the service despite being very busy, was great.

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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 4.5 stars by 829 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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