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.
vegetarian eggplant parmesan meatballs, melted burrata, parmesan
lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, pancetta, aioli
classic meat lasagna, ricotta cheese
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.
A neighborhood gem.
Great meal and friendly service.
Had a wonderful birthday dinner at 83 1/3. Can't wait to return :)
Great food and service as always. Probably the 20th time I’ve been here and it’s always a treat.
Service and food always terrific!
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!
Great food that’s always consistent. Service is great as well. Awesome neighborhood place!
Everything was delicious - service exceptional - even though it was busy, we weren't rushed at all. Will definitely be returning :)
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.
Delicious brussel sprouts and artichoke apps! Great Milanese.
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.
Dishes that we ordered were delicious. Seating outside was comfortable and spacious. Service was excellent. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening!
Good food. Good service. BYO. It doesn’t get better then that.
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!
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.
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
this place is hands down the best hidden gem of UES
Great neighborhood place serving very good Italian food at reasonable prices. Pastas are really good!
As always, 831/2 never disappoints!
Great menu especially the Specials of the Day and the wine list! Lovely out door seating and wonderful waitstaff! Perfect evening!
Really good. As always.
Very enjoyable on a rainy night
Great service and delicious food.
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.
The food is always great. The wait staff is very pleasant. I dined outside. The restaurant continues to be very busy.
Nicely spaced outdoor tables, friendly and prompt service. Maybe the best sea bass I have ever tasted.
Love 83 1/2! The food is amazing.
Great neighborhood place, we will definitely be back!
Pleasant side-street location and helpful staff. Food is mostly adequate, but my Chilean sea-bass had too much butter.
The service and food were amazing. I would go back!
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.
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!
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!
Great! Enjoyed myself tremendously
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.
Always great food, friendly waitstaff, and a pleasure.
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.
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.
A little neighborhood gem!
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.