83 1/2

4.7
755 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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ArashM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best italian on UES! Great service, great otdoor seating

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vipFernandoM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

the food and service are really spectacular. They have done a good job with COVID activities although their approach to heaters is not ideal. Nevertheless, this is always one of our go to places in the UES.

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vipFood4Me812
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are times when I dine at a neighborhood restaurant and feel like it’s overpriced. This restaurant is slightly pricier than some others, but it is worth every penny! The food is so delicious, and I’ve been thinking about it since we ate there 2 nights ago. Every thing we ordered was well received. I highly recommend the porcini tortelloni on the regular menu. And any place that starts with complimentary focaccia earns 5 stars in my book :)

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RobbinS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, 83 1/2 met my expectations in that all of the food was outstanding The ambience and heating provided were very good given the dining out of doors during the pandemic. The service as great and the waiter very accommodating.

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vipJohn
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

83 1/2 continues to provide good food and good service.
Pasta fagioli was delicious and warming on chilly night.
Table shared branzino regular menu item and two special entrees: salmon and pasta stuffed with pumpkin - all were outstanding!
Homemade cannolis finished this great meal.

Chef Mangiafridda and Daniel, we are looking forward to our next meal at 83 1/2!

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vipEurodiner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The must go to on UES!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and lovely staff!

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vipGoodfoodguy1490
N. Ireland
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

amazing experienc

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vipAdiR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food always, great service, friendly staff- a neighborhood favorite!

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vipLaurenK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, byob on wed & thurs

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vipNYCdiner
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic and diverse Italian with excellent service

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vipJoyM
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food (veal chop parm was incredible). Service was great. Will certainly be back!

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SharonJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside with tent and although weather not great it was very comfortable and protected- food and service excellent- will definitely return!

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Andy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful service but were nudged out after 2 hours of outdoor eating- understandable given the limited space. Would def return!

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vipCody
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is exceptional. Something that adds to the experience of dining out that is often overlooked. All of the staff and servers have been and are consistently lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely dinner here. Delicious Veal Parm and one of the best squid ink seafood pastas I have ever had. Great outdoor dining area. And our waiter guided us perfectly with his recommendations. All around outstanding!!

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vipJaredWachtler
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best neighborhood gem!

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vipJaredWachtler
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood Gem. Best italian food around.

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vipSylviaF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t say enough about this restaurant, the food was fantastic and wait staff professional, courteous and welcoming. Can’t wait to go back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great! The service was amazing. The servers really knew their wine and food. All super nice. This was my first outdoor dining experience in Manhattan and it was perfect. I would definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner as usual was great!

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MilesM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food was really good. Great pastas. We ate outside so noise level was fine. Peeked inside and have to say that the restaurant really needs an update.
So long as there is outdoor dining, I will definitely go back.

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vipGailS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the wonderful food at 83 1/2 ...

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DavidS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, some amazing dishes. Eggplant parm was outstanding, as was the sausage and sundried tomato cream pasta. Had 2 glasses of wine, 2 appetizers, 2 mail courses and it was $110. Fantastic value for top-notch food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was delicious and the service brilliant. Great dinner!!

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JosephA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Service!
Will be going back next week.

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SherriH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice quaint neighborhood restaurant. Excellent food. Would be good for a special occasion

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vipParis4
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was outstanding, but quite pricey despite having the $$ ranking. Cozy neighborhood place, but NOT inexpensive.

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Luann
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small, Italian restaurant with some delicious dishes. We went around 6 pm...empty..but restaurant filled up by 7pm. Homemade pasta, delicious appetizers and no rush....excellent service. I would definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite spots and Sat did not disappoint
We will be back !

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sachikoLaViestBelle
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a surprisingly happy discovery.
The restaurant is located so close wher I live but somehow never thought about trying. Now I’ve done and I will definitely go back.

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vipCommish
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! First time diner, will be back. Food and service excellent.

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vipMargo
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This is my second time to 8 1/2. First time we had delicious food. This time food was mediocre and bland...the branzino encrusted w zucchini and the chicken Milanese
Service and ambience still good however

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Willow
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has never been a disappointment. A great neighborhood gem on a quiet street.

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vipJuniper
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food.

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AlanD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great homemade pasta Greeted at the door by a warm friendly hostess and made us feel right at home
Never have a bad meal there

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Daniel was an excellent server and we had an incredible dining experience for our Valentine's date. We had to change bookings last minute because the other restaurant we reserved was understaffed and poorly managed--waited for 10 minutes at the front and no host showed up even once! So we found 83 1/2 up the street and we're even more thrilled we ended up there. We will definitely be back to 83 1/2.

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You can order delivery directly from 83 1/2 using the Order Online button. 83 1/2 also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. 83 1/2 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 737-8312.

83 1/2 is rated 4.7 stars by 755 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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