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About Arco Cafe

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.

886 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Comfort Food, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:15am - 4:00pm


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Saturday & Sunday: 11:15am - 4:00pm


Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
103

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 665-0033

Website:
http://www.arcocafe.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is available

Public Transit:
Take the 1 train to 103rd Street, or the M7 or M11 buses.

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Mon - Thu 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

Arco Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

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Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
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Casual (5)
Cozy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was just ok, I expected more honestly given the handmade pasta.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Not really sure what all the glowing reviews are about. It's a pretty average restaurant with equally average food. The service was especially disappointing as we visited on a slow night and seemed to have to flag down the waitress (who was sitting at the bar) for everything we needed. Not a bad place, but not recommended

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food3
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service2
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Arugula & fennel salad and bronzino were very good. I am very happy to have a restaurant like this, unpretentious but with good food and service, quiet and comfortable, in the neighborhood. I will be back for sure.

Tags: Authentic
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great food, great service and very friendly.
It is in my neighborhood.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Attentive staff, great food and ambience and reasonable prices. Make a reservation on weekends!

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Healthy
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The Arco Cafe is by far one of the most pleasant places I've been to with such natural food tasting. My friends and I enjoyed every minute of it during brunch.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Very noisy tables on both sides
Food was better at a previous visit one month ago

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great place to catch up with friends! It's quiet and nice ambiance. The service is attentive but they don't rush you. The food is yummy with a good variety. I'll will certainly go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent neighborhood option. Good food and service plus reasonable prices.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very casual dinner. Easy relaxed atmosphere. Staff was attentive.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Consistently good Sardinian Italian. Excellent pastas and good specials. Nice quiet Upper UWS cafe-style Italian.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Wonderful service with attentive owner Felipe working with his staff
Great Sardinian food and wine

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great in every way!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Good food and average service/may just be a problem of short-staffed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Good dinner spot with great options. Enjoyed selection. Casual dining at its best.

Tags: Casual
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We are very pleased that Arco is in our neighborhood. An excellent local choice. Really nice service, food atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Spicy, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Casual place with excellent Italian dishes, a not-too-expensive wine selection, and friendly service. Background buzz is pretty loud but some people like it that way. Gnocchi very good. Full the night we were there so make a reservation -- Open Table worked well for us.

Tags: Casual
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

As my grandmother used to say, "mezza mezza." Food was ok, nothing special, but I seriously question one server and one busser for a full dining room and patio on a Thursday night. That said, they did an admirable job, but it was just too much for two people. For essentially the same food, done better, go to Regional.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Fabulous neighborhood restaurant. Dropped in and had minimal expectations. Appetizer, salad and main dish were delicious and the wine - reasonable and great. Highly recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

This restaurant is a great addition to the neighborhood. Good and service is excellent

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2017

We have been to this restaurant many times because the food is excellent, the service usually good and the prices reasonable. Unfortunately this past Monday the restaurant was busy and there were insufficient staff to accommodate. Consequently, the atmosphere in the restaurant was rushed and it was difficult to gain the attention of the server who was extremely overworked. This was a major disappointment for us.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The food was great and they were very good about accommodating a large (16+) group.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Really nice neighborhood find. I have been twice and will certainly go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Service was lousy. My salmon at medium rare was basically raw. Don't sit outside. Amsterdam avenue is a bit of a zoo. Between the projects, the Hostel, constant ambulance traffic and the bodega right next door you will be agitated for sure. In all fairness I have been here for lunch during winter. Their pastas are what you should go there for.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

A unique menu of Sardinian pastas that's carefully prepared and full of flavor. Prices are reasonable considering the quality and attentive service. So pleased that ARCO is flourihing and has turned into a neighborhood favorite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Very pleasant experience with delicious food and attentive service. For the special occasion we enjoyed a very good glass of Prosecco. I like this restaurant and will return.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Went there for lunch with a friend and enjoyed it! Nice neighborhood Italian restaurant with healthy salads and pastas.
Nice owner too who was very welcoming!

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Fell into this place mid week and enjoyed so much we came back a couple of weeks later with friends. The friends were very glad we did. Arco promotes themselves as Sardinian Cuisine.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Great dinner: fresh, tasty, authentic dishes friendly, attentive service. Very comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. We go often.

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

The food and service was very good!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2017

I took my grandson to dinner and we both thoroughly enjoyed our dinners. The appetizers were very good as was our main courses. The service was excellent and very friendly. Prices were reasonable -m especially for Manhattan. I would definitely come again and I would recommend this to friends and family.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We are there on a Friday night (march 31). The service was good as well as our wine selections. My dinner companion had the chicken (involtino di pollo) off of the menu. It was good. I had a special pasta dish with mozzarella, eggplant and tomatoes. It was good. It could have been better if the temperature of the dish was even throughout. I felt like parts of it had been heated in the microwave so it was unevenly.
We did try the olive cake (torta all'olio do Olivia). It was good too.

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Great neighborhood place that introduced me to Sardinian cooking. Simple...and simply delicious. Friendly atmosphere, attentive service...a warm welcome. Go!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Great way to end a day on the upper west side

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

Fabulous ambience and great neighborhood Italian. Extremely authentic and has a great feel to it.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Arco is a quiet neighborhood restaurant with remarkably good food. It stands out among the many Italian restaurants with its Sardinian specialties. The fish is especially good, and they serve a lot of healthy sauteed greens that are delicious. The kale salad we had last time was very tasty and a little different from most.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Outstanding experience. love the food. the service was excellent.
I will continue to go back and try every dish on the menu. they all look great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Arco is an authentic Sardinian trattoria in a neighborhood that doesn't have nearly enough great small places like this one. The pastas are standouts, and don't miss the Italian steak sandwich at lunch. Staff couldn't be nicer.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Good, FRESH and well prepared food, not industrialized. The flavors of Sardinia's food are real. Nice and pleasant service.
However, bad choice of loud music, annoying vocals becoming disturbing.
Suggestion: softer and tasteful music would help to make a dinner fully enjoyable.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Homemade pastas are phenomenal. We love to take our kids here when we meet them in the city.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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