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About Bettolona

Great food, full bar and warm hospitality in the heart of Columbia University and adjacent to the Manhattan School of Music. Bettolona welcomes all for wood-fired pizzas, homemade pastas, seafood and locally-sourced meats representing the diverse cuisines of Italy at modest prices. Chef's specials offered everyday. Well-curated wine selection, spirits, aperitifs and digestifs. Groups and private parties welcome.

3143 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Wednesday : 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday - Saturday - 11:00 AM - 12: AM

Cross Street:
La Salle St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 749-1125

Catering:
Bettolona caters parties large and small - from a selection of wood-fired pizzas, to large gatherings complete with wine and spirits. Contact us to discuss your specific needs and budget.

Public Transit:
1 Train, M4, M104, Bx15, M60-SBS

Executive Chef:
Davide Pupillo

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bettolona Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (3)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The service was outstanding--friendly and responsive. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed. The food was quite good but not great. I would have liked the crust on the pizza to be crispier and the pasta to be a bit tastier. These aren't major complaints but rather, what it would take to get to the next level of deliciousness! That said, I'll certainly be back.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This is one of my best neighborhood places. Friendly efficient staff, decent house wine,
excellent pizza's and good value on "food". I am very fond of their lasange, salmon, fettuccine. And lots else. On summer days/evenings they open the doors to the outside -- bad idea as the 1 train rumbles by above ground. No one else seems to mind. Excellent chocolate torte.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Good place for a pizza. Nice service. But the music is too lound.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great pizza and pasta. Authentic brick oven pizza with a perfect chewy crust.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Great service good food

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Good food. Spotty service, but it may have just been an off night.

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

I really love the meatball appetizer. I also, have tried the chef's specials regularly, and they usually are terrific.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Very cozy restaurant with good service in an area where there are not too many choices. Asparagus with the truffle oil was excellent. Gnocchi was just ok. Eggplant parmesan was very tasty. Next time I go, I will definitely order the pizza, it comes from a real wood burning pizza oven.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant with top-notch ingredients. The grilled carciofi were especially great. Highly recommend the pizza, salmon, and grilled calamari.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2017

This is a surprisingly good Italian restaurant in uptown. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the food is good quality, the wines are reasonably priced and there is a good selection, Italian, naturally. All in all a great find in an unusual area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Ranging in the New Year here and received party favors to ring in the year. The value was great. I would definitely come back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2016

They ran out of one of the specials and substituted without asking!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2016

We enjoyed our meal which salmon and stuffed chicken. The service was great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2016

The staff and Owner/Manager are very friendly and attentive. The walls are covered in tasteful local artists work. The drinks are generous, the food is delicious, authentic Italian cuisine that borders on semi rustic, very hearty. The wood oven is nestled in a corner nook you barely notice it once inside yet the aroma from the hand tossed pizzas wafts in the air (not overpowering, yet subtle enough to whet your appetite) they are usually ready in under 10 minutes. I just love this place. A hidden neighborhood gem.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2016

This is a great standby for a casual meal, a special occasion, and or any time. It's always a joy.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Food was not good in my opinion. My date enjoyed his meal. My food was extra salty, tasted like it was old. I had the pasta with mussels and ordered the asparagus appetizer. He had the salmon. The only thing I enjoyed was my wine and the servers were friendly. I won't be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2016

The food and the service were impeccable. Great value as well. Will definitely be back. 😃

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Look like a true Italian pizzeria, young and informal place with authentic favours.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2016

Small portions but very tasty

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2016

My husband and I absolutely love Bettolona. We live within a block so we go there or order take-in pretty regularly. In the summer months they have nice outdoor seating. The food is delicious and the staff is always friendly and helpful. One drawback is that Bettolona is located quite close to the (1) train at 125th and Broadway. For this reason the restaurant s easy to get to, on the downside the train can be a bit noisy at times. We've never minded it though. The pizzas are incredible and the desserts are divine. I recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2016

We took our party of six including two children to Bettolona for Mother's Day. We had a lovely time, the food was good, and the service was excellent. When there was one issue with a delayed plate, it was solved quickly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2016

The restaurant was very crowded because there were concerts and opera performances happening at Manhattan School of Music next door.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2016

A group of 6 of us had a delicious dinner this past Friday night. Everything we ordered -- appetizers, pastas, pizzas, wine -- was delicious and enjoyable. The service was also exemplary. Despite being very busy, the staff managed to attend to us warmly and without delay. I would mention only that it was a warm spring evening, and the front windows were wide open to Broadway, so the passing elevated subway made for a loud rumble every few minutes. Other than that distraction, we had a great experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2016

We loved our dinner at Bettolona last weekend. It'a a short walk up Broadway from the Columbia campus and well worth it. As far as we can tell, the entire staff (from the owner on down) are Italians and they were only too happy to indulge me while I tried out my marginal Italian. The traditional menu (antipasti, primi, secondi, etc.) was authentically Italian and the pasta dishes we saw on other tables looked terrific. We were in the mood for pizza, however, and we were not disappointed. Molto autentico! We also ordered dessert (dolci), including their house made tiramisu which was fantastic. We will return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2016

The staff was very attentive. The food was amazing and greatly priced. The ambiance of the place was trendy and cozy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2016

This was my first time at this restaurants. My daughters lives around the corner and brought me here because she loves this place. I can understand why. Perfect find for a lovely and simple meal. We so enjoyed sharing a yummy pizza and arugula salad. The atmosphere was
bright and quite on a weekday but there's enough space that I'm sure can handle a large crowd
at Brunch time or Dinner. I look forward to returning here.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2016

Lovely ambiance, superb service, fabulous food and NOT a typical New York price. The Nonas lemon tart was to die for. ..bravo!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2015

This small restaurant is a neighborhood gem! It has a warm, welcoming atmosphere and excellent, attentive service. The food was fresh, authentic Italian. Highly recommended!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 20, 2015

Stopped for lunch while visiting nearby colleges. Very convenient to subway stop on a safe main road. Ordered two pasta dishes that were served quickly and with generous portions. Definitely coming back for the pizza sometime as we could see it in the oven!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant in decor with charming waiter and good attentive service. The bonus however is very good food at very nice cost. The chocolate volcano cake with ice cream is divine!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2015

Great service!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2015

Good Italian neighborhood bistro. Food was good and typical bistro and wood fired pizza fare in a nice setting. Service a bit leisurely, but it was a busy rainy Friday night. Pizza and lasagna were very good. Pasta special interesting and creative.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2015

First time here for me and my boyfriends date night. Great customer service, the food was delish and the price was decent. The Torta al cioccolate with vanilla gelato was the best dessert thus far.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 2, 2015

The meatballs are a must! Delicious! Food was good and service was fast. Great for a quick but delicious lunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2015

Perfect spot for pizza and more. The service is personal and attentive. We arrived early but they made us feel welcomed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2015

Incredible pizza just like in Rome!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2015

We went there after my son graduated from Columbia not knowing what to expect. Was warm, very friendly, service and food was outstanding and we certainly will go back again. Was greeted by the owner when we arrived.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2015

The food at Bettolona is good but the seating arrangements this past Saturday night were inexcusable. Granted they were busy but I made a reservation and the shoved us in a table for 4 with the 5th chair ion the end which kept getting bumped by the servers and other patrons passing through.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2015

The waiter literally took our order and took our check. There was no service. The portions were small, which was okay, but the food came out really quickly, which makes me believe that it was pre-made. I definitely won't be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2015

Have seen Bettolona when passing above on the 1 train and finally had a chance to try it for the first time. The interior is very warm and cozy and the staff is gracious and welcoming. Food is great - we tried a few of their thin crust pizzas, as well as the meatball and spaghetti special. Good servings and everything was freshly prepared and delicious. I'll definitely be coming back again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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