83 1/2

4.6
840 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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viphockeymom
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Normally like it here but the outdoor seating was too close together and too hot outside so decided to sit inside and the AC was not working properly so was uncomfortably hot inside. The food had no taste and couldn’t get the waiters attention to even get salt. The waiter was so busy and sweating profusely. Unfortunately was not a good experience this time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and friendly service.

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Valerie
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner at 83 1/3. Can't wait to return :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Probably the 20th time I’ve been here and it’s always a treat.

JG
vipJillG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food always terrific!

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KarenT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for a place to celebrate our daughter's birthday and came across 83 1/2 when I could not get into another restaurant I was looking to book. Turns out that I made an excellent choice and would not hesitate to return to this gem! Every morsel of food was delicious and the staff was incredibly attentive. Small and quiet, it was a perfect spot to sit and relax over a glass of white sangria (HIGHLY RECOMMEND). And they sang Happy Birthday to my daughter in perfect harmony!

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vipAndreP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food that’s always consistent. Service is great as well. Awesome neighborhood place!

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gam63
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious - service exceptional - even though it was busy, we weren't rushed at all. Will definitely be returning :)

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vipPabloNY
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prompt and pleasant service. Delicious artichokes, but needed more seasoning. Excellent tagliatelle with seafood, with generous shrimp scallops and lobster. My wife loved the sea bass. Nice wine recommendation, but no room for dessert. Again, service was attentive.

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vipMAGS
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious brussel sprouts and artichoke apps! Great Milanese.

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vipbakedbeans212
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Very good food coupled with poor service made for a disappointing experience. Waited 90 min for our entrees, the waiter apologized profusely, no offer of comped drinks, dessert, coffee. The outdoor seating has more than doubled the restaurant's capacity however, the kitchen is still incredibly small and the waitstaff way over capacity. I understand the desire to pack in as many tables as possible to make up for pandemic loses but they have crossed the line and now provide a poor dining experieince.

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vipMandyW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dishes that we ordered were delicious. Seating outside was comfortable and spacious. Service was excellent. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening!

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vipHarveyS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Joni
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
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!

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vipJimM
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
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 on June 12, 2021
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.

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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.

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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
80 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
6 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
106 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.

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JoeS
New York Area
4 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
4 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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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 4.6 stars by 840 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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