83 1/2 is a true neighborhood gem. Home-made pasta, very fresh fish and an extensive Italian wine list, all reasonably priced.
Very good Italian food. Their signature eggplant balls were amazing. The gnocchi was pretty good too.
Neighborhood gem , food is consistently fresh and good and the service always get high ratings.
Tasty food. Average service. A bit pricey for the amount of pasta that was served. Surf and turf was good, better turf than surf.
Service was at times a little overbearing. He struggled to read the interest level at the table of his recommendations, etc. A card was given at the start to avoid any issues for payment when it came time for the bill. Sadly, this was overlooked and the bill came to the table anyway. The fight over the check ensued. Seemed like they weren't on the A game. But it was my third time here. The food is quite good, albeit a tad pricey, so I'll likely give it another shot.
The veal chop had too much salt on it. I could see the crystals on top. It is perfectly delicious without this extra salt.
Very pleasant local restaurant. The food is always outstanding. We’ve never been disappointed.
Good food and service, but quite cramped quarters.
83 1/2 is a true neighborhood gem Very fresh fish and delicious pasta at a reasonable price
Always fabulous! Lovely, friendly, service. Excellent food.
Our first time there. Pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and 'buzz'. Good food, great service. Looking forward to going back.
I've lived on the UES for 30 years and never ate here until now. I enjoyed it so much that I went back two evenings in a row with different sets of friends
The Clams Casino ($14) had virtually no taste because the size of the clam inside the shell was minuscule. The Halibut Oreganata ($27) that I had here about four weeks ago was delicious, this time it was bland. I won't be back. I asked the waiter, who had recognized me from my previous visit, if there was a different chef there today than the last time, he said no.
The service was very attentive and the food delicious. This is a really reliable Italian restaurant. The tables have enough space between them that you can speak with your companions. Well done!
The worst, most disrespectful service I have ever experienced in a restaurant. When we arrived, we were told we could sit wherever we like. Before paying our check, we were asked if we could move tables to accommodate a party of four that was waiting. We politely said that we were about to pay and were finishing up. Then, while still drinking the bottle of wine we had purchased, a waiter came over and loudly said in an incredibly rude tone, “THERE ARE PEOPLE WAITING.” I have never in my life been treated that way in a restaurant.
Also, this would not have bothered us if the meal hadn’t ended the way it did, but the service was sloppy throughout - we were asked twice about what kind of water we’d like, and were given dessert menus and declined dessert twice. About five different waiters served us throughout the night.
My friend and I both live in the neighborhood, and will never be back.
Great tasting food, a lot of varied menu items. There are acoustic dampeners on the ceiling to help with the noise level, which is great. The table layout is a bit tight, but otherwise everything was delicious, service was great.
83 1/2 is a casual UES neighborhood gem specializing in authentic Sicilian cuisine. Artichoke and eggplant dishes are especially delicious. Nice selection of wines and some interesting specialty cocktails too. One of my all time favorite restaurants.
Good food, but we not felt welcomed.
Had a great meal with friends. Lovely ambience and great food. Has a cozy feel and excellent service. Had the zucchini crusted Branzino. Excellent!
We are weekly regulars here now. It’s not in our hood, so we have to travel. There are lots of other restaurants in NYC, but this is the one Italian restaurant we return to. We try others, but none compare. It’s not inexpensive, but we don’t mind paying a few dollars more for quality food and service. It’s not gourmet or nouvelle, thank goodness. You get portions that will fill you up. Most customers are regulars I suppose. This week the three of us had the baked clams (the best we’ve eaten), the prosciutto wrapped burrata (excellent), and the roasted Brussel sprouts with reggiano parm SS appetizers. The entrees were a veal piccata, a chicken Parmesan, and a linguine vongole. Everything was delicious. The menu is extensive with losts to choose from. The wine list is primarily Italian with lots of wonderful choices at fair prices. And, if you happen to go on a Wed., it’s byob and no corkage fee. Salute or Cin Cin.