Permanently Closed - Arco Cafe

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.

In line with NYC guidance, we have temporarily closed. We look forward to serving you again as soon as possible.

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vipGennaroH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have posted multiple reviews and continue to dine at Arco multiple times a week. Excellent service and the food is extraordinary! We are regulars.

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Prof99
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is good, reasonably priced and you can hear your dinner companion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and great food

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vipMike
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely ambiance with a guitar player and singer. the food was excellent and was a good value.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and good.
Would definitely go back again.

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suledo
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good food in an unassuming and friendly environment... everything really fresh and tasty.

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vipdrnyc
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ADORE this restaurant. The food is delicious but the feeling of hospitality is even better!

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viphfamic
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Freezing cold when door opened at least a dozen times food omay

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vipso2much
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Never disappoints. The menu items are consistently well prepared. The space is pleasant. Easy to recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been here a few times and I can’t seem to order a wrong thing off the menu. It’s a cute place with delicious food.

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MichaelM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not your average Italian place. Exceptional homemade pasta dishes and Sardinian wines at very reasonable prices. Friendly and helpful staff. Perfect ambience... Not too casual but not too fancy. My new favorite spot uptown!

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MaryG
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at the Arco Cafe was outstanding. The service was superb - very friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious, and the ambiance was excellent (with live music!). A delightful experience. I hope to go again.

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NYCJulia
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You feel welcome as soon as you enter Arco Cafe. Pictures on the walls are scenes of Sardinia, the source of the dishes. Everything is delicious, especially pasta which is served at THE RIGHT MOMENT! We have been there several times and it never disappoints. The prices are very reasonable for New York, and no one snatches your plate when you’re not ready. It’s a leisurely meal, most enjoyable.

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DonaldM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoy this place. The specials are always the best choice, but the regular menu items are also quite good. The Sardinian takes on the food make it unique and a great neighborhood destination.

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karenp
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The appetizer of cheese and olives was overpriced for what u got

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beckyny
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, fresh food; reasonable prices. Unpretentious atmosphere. Can be noisy when crowded depending on where you’re seated.

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hudsonvalleygirl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arco Cafe is an unassuming place with excellent food, great service and great prices. If you are in the mood for a quiet meal with delicious Sardinian choices, then this is your place. They are very accommodating about the size of your party, as well. Oh and there's a full bar and they make excellent cocktails.

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LuisaB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravissimo!

I went here for my birthday and have now been three times in the last six weeks, if that's any indication of how highly I regard this delightful restaurant. And my Italian heritage means I've eaten a lot of really great Italian food, both here and in Italy. Arco's food is as authentic as it gets, and though you'll recognize a lot of Italian flavors, there are some ingredients and combinations that you just don't find elsewhere -- and that's where the Sardinian comes in. It's such a rare cuisine to find in the States, and evidently that is to our detriment.

The dishes I've had are: Zuppetta di Cozze (Mussels in spicy tomato & Vermentino wine broth), Kale Salad (Kale, raisins almonds & cherry tomatoes with a light lemon vinaigrette), Maloreddos alla Crudaiola (Ridged pasta with fresh vegetables in extra virgin olive oil), Gnocchi alla Montanara (Homemade potato gnocchi with mushrooms & pancetta in a light cream sauce), Maloreddos alla Campidanese (Ridged pasta in a hearty tomato & sweet sausage ragout), Fregola (Oven-toasted​ round pasta with mussels and baby octopus in tomato broth), and the Branzino (Grilled Mediterranean Branzino filet in garlic, lemon & herbs with sauteed broccoli rabe). While it's tough to choose, I would say the standouts are both of the Maloreddos dishes and the Fregola. They were truly outstanding.

On top of the food, the ambiance and hospitality are so warm, and the value is exceptional, particularly for brunch. Their delicious cocktails are a steal ($6-7) -- I highly recommend their excellent Negroni.

If this place were in most other neighborhoods, it would be difficult to get a table, but its current location means you can have a peaceful, intimate meal without a wait or crowds. It's also child-friendly. I'm already looking forward to my next visit, and I just got back from there less than an hour ago!

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stimpy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great Sardinian food + great service + moderate prices= COOL place

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vipSaxman
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

quality fish and pasta. Nice cozy neighborhood place with good cocktails and wine. Friendly service.

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vipDivaRaven
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Second time I've been and it's a really fabulous place. They're very accommodating (my mother and I arrived an hour before our reservation--don't ask--and since they weren't busy they let us sit). Food is great, especially the homemade pastas, though my husband complained the portions were small. Often I find places with great entrees have lame desserts but not here. We shared the chocolate mousse cake and it was divine.

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vipNYCWestsider
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place to have a meal.

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JRLM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and friends love Arco!

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

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vipdrnyc
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to be at Arco!!!

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NYCJulia
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly efficient service. Delicious asardinian meals.

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vipGennaroH
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Foody
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food

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viplinda
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipNina
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice neighborhood hang out. Good food.

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AnyceS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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

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bornafoodie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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vipdrnyc
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! This is the best neighborhood place!

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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Zi220
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipGennaroH
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Helen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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McTim
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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Zi220
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently food made to order

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vipso2much
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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!😀

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PeterF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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

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Permanently Closed - Arco Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Permanently Closed - Arco Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 781-9080.

Permanently Closed - Arco Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 311 OpenTable diners.

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