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Bettolona

4.3
76 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Wednesday : 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday - Saturday - 11:00 AM - 12: AM
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Phone number
(212) 749-1125
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Davide Pupillo
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
La Salle St.
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Public transit
1 Train, M4, M104, Bx15, M60-SBS
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
What 76 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Tasty food, comfortable service and a nice wine selection!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food and wine with very nice staff!
Loved the ambiance there!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Noise Level on Saturday night made it difficult to talk.
Food and service both solid.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Went for the brick oven pizza and loved the grilled asparagus and house soup. The pizza is crusty and authentically Italian. This is a cozy, nice neighborhood spot.

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2017

Great service good food

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined on December 18, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on December 11, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 9, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2016

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

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2016

Small portions but very tasty

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2016

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2015

Great service!

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on July 2, 2015

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2015

Incredible pizza just like in Rome!

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