83 1/2

4.5
911 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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vipDaphneB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Best crab cake ever! Service was excellent considering how busy the restaurant was - we didn’t have to wait long for anything! They run that place amazingly. And great value for our money. I highly recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and great service!

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vipSibbydoll
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was cute and cozy. We ad an out of the way table. The wine was wonderful and the meal was delicious

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vipMona
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This little restaurant is a gem. Our dinner was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive. We started off with the artichoke special appetizer, delicious!!! The veal chop is hands down perfect. We also had the orecchiette with broccoli & sausage, which was amazing. Sorry but we couldn’t fit desert, I’m sure it is delicious.

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joanr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Furst time there and will definitely go back food was excellent
Very European feeling and overall lived it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent as always! We are always treated so well and leave looking forward to our next visit.

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vipCMskibunny
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love 83 1/2. The food is consistently delicious and the service is excellent!

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SoulWindow
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy 83 1/2. Varied menu. Excellent wine list. Service is always excellent. Food is fresh and creative.

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vipmariasquitierichassen
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor set up; Cold night but warm enough with heaters. Dinner was delicious; bottle of wine normal mark-up. Attentive service.

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vipMAGS
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great outdoor option (real outdoor - one side open for fresh air!) Attentive waiters. Good option for good food in a Covid-safe outdoor setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice place for a date as it’s quiet and subdued lighting.

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Dhdhgddkhegg
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and attentive service. I would definitely go back

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MatthewM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places in Manhattan! The food is outrageous, the service is fantastic. A top-notch restaurant! I’m here at least 1 to 2 times per week. Recommend it to everyone!

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vipMichelleA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great! Excited to return!

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NityaV
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had the octopus insalada- delicious & a large portion. Then enjoyed the sausage & pasta as well as the tortellini fungi. Both fantastic! A nice bottle of Chianti as well.

The outdoor seating is well heated. Tables a little close together but very comfortable chairs, rattan, we were pleased they were not metal as it was a chilly night.

Un-rushed service. I’ve been here before & will certainly come back again. Great price for the food. Wine is on the higher price point end, $60-$300+. With only 2 at $60. Mostly $100+

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vipNorkapWine
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For a few years now I have frequented 83 1/2 almost weekly if not twice weekly. The staff and food has never disappointed. To me this is home away from home and a place for friends to gather.

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Audrey
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a wonderful little neighborhood spot that is perfect for a quiet dinner. It seems to have a loyal local clientele and is one of those places that you will want to claim as "your own".

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CorbinY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Seafood did not taste fresh, Tagliatelle advertised for one dish was just a thinner linguine, sauces were uninspired. Service and drinks were very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly the best Italian on the UES, and there is A LOT of competition around!

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vipKintl
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem with outstanding food and service

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vipBryanF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite NYC restaurants. Outstanding food and service. So good to be back!

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LaurenL
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food and great wine selection! We were seated near the wall and the waiter had to reach over us multiple times during our meal to grab a wine bottle from the shelf- which was interruptive. Prices are a little high for the serving sizes too. The clams and linguine are amazing!

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KarenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful homemade pasta dishes with a lovely, large wine selection to pair.

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DanielS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable evening. The welcome at the door was warm and honored our reservation. The wait staff was attentive offering drinks. We were not rushed to order our meal. Food was delicious and came out appropriately after our order. Food was hot and well presented. Wait staff offered to bag our left overs. Dessert was very good. The bill was fair and reasonable. The over all experience was one which will lead us to return in the future.

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vipPortfood
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall mediocre. We don’t normally get Italian as we have very high expectations given excellent family cooking in this cuisine and so maybe our views are biased. The fettuccine bolognese was below average and reminded us of Chef Boyardee. The deserts were good and were the highlight of the evening.

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vipUESAdiR
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite neighborhood restaurant where I enjoy romantic dinners, business meetings and casual get together with friends and family. Love it!

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vipANB1
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. A neighborhood gem. The food is delicious and it’s not trendy and loud!!

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DianeT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

83 and 1/2 is a neighborhood gem that never disappoints. No matter what you order, you can count on the fact that it will be delicious and I have eaten here many times.

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vipFoodienyc
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food! Would recommend

JD
JD19
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very indifferent service given the restaurant was nearly empty when we dined. Didn't put wine in cooker. Never offered to refill glasses. Plunked dessert menus down in a pile and fan off without asking if we even wanted dessert. Took forever to get a check. Totally inattentive. However, food is always delicious.

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KateyP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine. The atmosphere was warm and vibrant.

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Steve
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

To be honest I've been here before and the food has been Better. Also my waiter could have have been alittle nicer. He insisted to move my bags into a different location due to the minimum amount of space, and I understood. But he moved them near the front door where there was the most traffic to get the linen forks and knives and food. Once the night was over, he was not so nice in helping me get the bags. He pointed to the floor and said there they go.
He also didn't even offer me desert after my meal. I really felt like they wanted me leave after we had one round of drinks and 3 bottles of wine plus dinner. Don't think I will ever go there again. I rather have gone to Ginos Pizza next store. Food is better...

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vipJillG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great as well as the service.

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vipNancyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They did not honor our reservation and were unapologetic. We walked out and will never go back

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StephenD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. My wife is a huge food snob and 83 1/2 is always exceptional! Most consistent and reliable place to eat on the Upper East Side.

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Greg
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious but we left with stomach aches, most likely because we at it too fast!

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vipTwinLakes
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian restaurant on the upper east side. Veal chop parmigiana is singularly the best dish on the UES. Great service. Daniel is the best

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UESlocal
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, nice outdoor seating area with heat lamps!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the most disappointing restaurant I have been to in a while. To start off, when we get there they asked if we were going to drink and we replied yes. The waiter placed the drink menu on our table, before we even had a chance to look at the menu the waiter asked if we were going to drink anything. Because we did not order drinks on the spot, he took our menu which we then had to ask for again. We were the only people in the restaurant at the time ,so I don’t understand why the waiter was in such a rush. We then try to order our appetizer but were told that “the chef doesn’t like taking orders like that”. Interestingly, the older couple who arrived after us ordered their appetizer first without a problem. When the calamari arrives despite its delicious smell, it tasted so so bland. The red sauce was nothing to rave about either. I was not looking for a refund but the waiter did not ask if there was anything wrong with the food despite us leaving a lot of it on the plate and refusing to take it home. If I had tried the calamari before ordering dinner I would not have ordered their Lobster and Crab ravioli alla Vodka, like everything else it was below average. (I also didn’t finish much of that). My friend ordered the bolognese which was better but the meat to pasta ratio was way off. I would definitely not go again, and would not recommend it.

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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 911 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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