Arco Cafe

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$30 and under
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Italian
Arco Cafe presents the flavors of the Italian region of Sardinia in an atmosphere of family hospitality. Lovers of Italian food will find familiar dishes and discover new tastes. Brother & sister Daniele & Francesca invite you to visit the Mediterranean in New York City.
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JR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and friends love Arco!

I love it so much that I will be dining for the third time this week tonight!!!

d
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure to be at Arco!!!

NY
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly efficient service. Delicious asardinian meals.

GH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. When you look at my Opentable history, the majority of bookings are at Arco.

F
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food

l
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great value for the lunch specials. The food was excellent, the service pleasant and efficient. I will definitely go back for more meals here.

N
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice neighborhood hang out. Good food.

AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was delicious, but the restaurant had very few customers and we still waited 30 minutes to be served.

b
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely Sardinian bar/cafe restaurant. Attentive service. The gnocchi was particularly good and the semifreddo was exceptional.

d
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! This is the best neighborhood place!

BB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food
Lovely service
Not rushed
Great wine value
Low noise level
Terrific find

Z
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great, freshly made everything.
Great service would definitely recommend this restaurant

GH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When you check my Open Table history the majority of reservations are for Arco. When you live on NYC and have so many restaurants to choose from, why do you go back to the same one? Because it is amazing! We had dinner and brunch there this Pride Weekend. When we have visitors, we take them there. When they visit again, they ask to go back.

H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a hidden gem. highly recommended. perfect for both groups or a dinner for 2. food and service are consistently good.

MT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good neighborhood italian restaurant. They were knowledgable about their wines. Good portions and very good desert selections. Prices are very reasonable.

Z
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellently food made to order

s
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We were there for lunch, which is an excellent value! I highly recommend the kale salad. The house wine is good. The pasta of the day was scrumptious. Will definitely be returning regularly!😀

PF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

All the food is good but the best things are the Sardinian dishes. My favorite is the octopus and calamari stew.

d
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Francesca has a wonderful place that is welcoming AND the food is superb!!!

LD
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyable UWS dining, Sardinian fare a welcome change from typical Italian. A bit noisy and lacking good temp control.

MW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find on the UWS! Delicious fish and pasta, feels cozy and homemade.

SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I've been walking past Arco's modest storefront for a while but was never really tempted to go inside. However, I recently needed to book a large party somewhere close and based on feedback and ratings, decided to give it a go. I am so glad we did! The food was amazing, the staff welcoming and helpful, and the atmosphere was cozy and light. Every single person in our party said how much they enjoyed it and would be back. I felt like I was back on the Amalfi coast. My husband and I have made it our new joint in the neighborhood. So glad we found it!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable.

t
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I did not enjoy the food very much. The salad special was boring. The gnocchi gratinati were not gratinati but covered with mozzarella. Gratinati are with grated cheese and baked. I am sure the Chef knows this.

I will not go back unless they prepare this dish the correct way.

MF
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the only Sardinian restaurants in NYC. Great food mostly Italian with unique Sardinian specialties. Friendly staff

F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in the neighborhood!

SK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t go wrong with this cozy, family run Sardinian style restaurant. We love the appetizers and fresh made pasta dishes. Great wine too...

CL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family owned. Exemplifies "neighborhood favorite". Sardinian food is so interesting and delicious. Staff is attentive and friendly.

TM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very warm and friendly place with good food and wine. Our friends from out-of-town
loved it.

d
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A friend recommended Arco Cafe and I was not disappointed! Everything was wonderful, from the appetizers to dessert.

JM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this restaurant. Delicious food, great service, wonderful neighborhood ambience!

IS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We absolutely love this neighborhood joint! The pasta is delicious and authentically Sardinian, the waitstaff is super friendly and gracious. And it's a great value for everyday dining.

GH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food and Service were amazing as always.

I
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent value. Home made pasta. Sicilian experience true and true.

KB
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The dishes we ordered were average tasting and small in size.
Overall it was a disappointing experience other than excellent service.

S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Sardinian restaurant for lunch or dinner. Good value, delicious food, interesting menu, lovely wait staff.

CR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great find! We went for brunch and the food was fantastic!

OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent gluten free options for my wife who has celiac disease. However, some of the dishes were a bit bland. We dined here before a Broadway show and the service was slow. I had prix fixe meal of eggplant parmigiana with a cesar salad and dessert for $41, but didn't get the dessert because we had to run to the show.

CM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice dinner at a good price. A great place to meet friends for dinner.

GH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were EXCELLENT, as always. Since morning to the Upper Westside, this has been our “go to” restaurant.

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