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About 83 1/2

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.

345-349 East 83rd Street
New York, NY 10028
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, European

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 1st and 2nd Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 737-8312

Website:
http://www.eighty-threeandahalf.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Vincenzo Mangiafridda

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

83 1/2 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Cozy (14)
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Quiet Conversation (12)
Authentic (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Casual (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants...warm and inviting ..everything was excellent

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Outstanding gem. Great tasty food. Creative Italian cuisine. Extraordinary service. Everything was just perfect. Easy accommodations for all diets. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

83 1/2 is a neighborhood gem. Great pasta and very fresh fish

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I had the delicious Pasta e Fagioli Soup (pasta and bean soup). As my main course I had the equally delicious Halibut Oreganata (with the same topping you find on Clams Oreganata. Both of those dishes are on their everyday menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great foo! Truly excellent lasagna special. Best veal chop parmagiana in the city. And it is a bargain. Better than the top prices Italian restaurant in Zagat. Truly superb

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Best homemade pasta and more!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was as authentic as the meals we dined on in Italy. The chicken Parmesan melted in your mouth with such a burst of flavor. The pasta was cooked to al dente' perfection. We couldn't have been more pleased with our dining selection for our last night in NY.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Don't usually go to restaurants on the upper east side of manhattan since they're often rather stuffy an don't seem as welcoming as restaurants in other neighborhoods. This was a nice place that i assume is a local gem. The food , wine and service was excellent and I'd be more than willing to go back. The lighting is very dim so it was difficult to read the menu but i was on a date and appreciated the low lights.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

This place keeps exceeding my expectations! I love the cozy, low key atmosphere, excellent customer service and delicious food. The waiter let us take as much time as we needed to settle in, order drinks and chat before having a chance to review the menu and order. They were very accommodating and proactively split up an appetizer we mentioned was to be shared into three separate beautiful dishes. He was helpful with wine recommendations and they even brought us an extra dessert at the end of dinner. They go out of their way to make sure customers are happy and have a good experience, plus the food is amazing! Will certainly be returning and recommending this restaurant to others!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Third time there this month. Friends came in from Florida and this is where we took them. Excellent food, you’re treated like family, great wine. Luckily it’s a close walk, but it’s worth the trek if you’re not in the neighborhood.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was only our second visit to 83 1/2 for a Saturday night dinner - we don't live in NYC - It is a charming little place, busy, attentive staff make the experience better and the food is really wonderful! With all the other choices in town, we'll continue to go out of our way to come here! It's that good!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food was delicious. The tables are small so it felt a little crowded.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Have eaten here before and never been dissatisfied with any meal!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service and great food! The staff was friendly and polite. The food was phenomenal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Quaint and cozy restaurant. The service was great, best Brussel sprout dish ever. Generous portions. Wanted to go back the very next evening but we got too busy with other things. Looking forward to going back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was our first time at 83 1/2 and all four of us very much enjoyed the dinner. Veal chops were best ever!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is a Neighborhood gem. Great food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

83 1/2 is a friendly neighborhood restaurant. It's a tiny place with a small menu, very good food and good vibes.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was very good and reasonably priced but the host was surly and the service was rushed. We were on time for our reservation and since a table wasn't yet available ... clearly not the end of the world ... we should habve been offered a drink, a house wine would have sufficed, as were other people right in front of us. The entire staff seemed annoyed that we had to wait by the front door for our table. And when we were finally seated ... no "thank you for waiting or "sorry for the delay." They should all learn some manners.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food is excellent, but seating near the front door is cold and drafty every time someone enters and leaves. Took the joy out of the dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food is always excellent. Varied menu. Warm and friendly

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Absolutely amazing from beginning to end. As it was our first time eating here we tried multiple dishes and everything was absolutely delicious. Coming from an Italian family I rarely go out for Italian food however I wouldn't hesitate to bring people here time and time again for a truly fantastic meal and very attentive service.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

First time at the restaurant and wanted to love it. Well, we did. The food was excellent and the setting cozy and warm. Owner will make it seem like he has known you forever. We will definitely go back and try many other things on the menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

WE have lived in the neighborhood and have never been! It may become a new favorite!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Authentic Italian food. Great for adults who hate restaurants that have too much "buzz." Very welcoming atmosphere.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

83 1/2 is a neighborhood gem. It has the freshest fish and superb pasta at a reasonable price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

There are an abundance of Italian restaurants on the upper east side of Manhattan and many are very acceptable. 83 1/2 takes dining to a little higher level. The menu offers some creative alternatives to the items typically found in this neighborhood. The execution and presentation of the food is excellent. The décor of the restaurant is simple, but care has been taken with table spacing, lighting and decorations that make one feel as f he is dining in an intimate dining room. The ceilings have attractive sound panels that keep the noise level in the room on the quiet side. The service is excellent -- not overbearing, but warm and attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Rare to find a place that satisfied so many people so completely. Every course was great and there was an excellent wine list. I will definitely be back soon. We are all still talking about it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

As always, we had a delightful meal in this lovely, intimate restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our regular "go to" Italian dining experience. We're there 2-3 times a month. There's no place that has the kind of Italian food we love like this place. This time we started with the baked clams which were light, succulent, and delicious. Then we had fettuccine bolognese which was amazing. Then the table had the chicken with sausage, my personal favorite. The seafood pasta special was excellent too. There's a nice choice of wines by the glass, or a big choice by the bottle. We're going back on Wed.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Welcoming staff and fresh, seasonal fare.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

83 1/2 is always a good go to place to meet a friend. Food is consistently fresh and they are always accommodating. The pasta with dug ragout is always a favorite, along with artichokes and the kale salad. Good service and very attentive. Overall a great dining experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food was excellent. I had the seafood pasta and my wife had the truffle ravioli. Prices are fair and wine selection adequate. The only negative was a very loud and obnoxious tax attorney and her date sat next to us and it was difficult to concentrate on our conversation.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Never disappoints, but of course, it's your personal taste. Excellently prepared traditional Italian. It's not gourmet and it's not tiny portions. It's also not fusion. It's italilian with a focus on Sicily and the South. I love my chicken parm or veal parm. If it's not on the menu, ask for it. Also, wife love their great linguine vongole. You want a special pasta? If it's in the computer, they'll make it for you, like the more than excellent fettuccine with mushrooms, sundries tomatoes, and truffle oil. Like wine? They can help you decide from their mostly, but not exclusively, Italian selection. Personally, I love the Sicilian, Puglese, and other interesting wines they offer. Hint: if you like bringing your own bottle, bring it on Wednesdays. There's no corkage charge, but tip the staff as if it was in your very reasonable bill. Mangia and Cin Cin (to your health).

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food was very good and the place was very romantic. A little challenging to find the place though. I highly recommend the Parmesan appetizer (it is their speciality)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great food!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Neighborhood gem indeed. Great food, warm and helpful waitstaff, cozy ambience. I can't wait to go back to try other things.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I always have a wonderful meal here. Freshly prepared. Always some new special to try. And the staff is superb.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Its the 3rd time we have eaten there. Continues to be of of our go to places. Really good food, reasonably priced and good service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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