Caravaggio New York

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On July 15th, 2009, Caravaggio, opened its doors to New York City for the first time. Located at 23 E. 74th Street, the Bruno brothers' latest cutting-edge concept carries on the long-lived family tradition of serving great food to our devoted patrons and to the greater New York area.

Our attention to detail, in both food and service, will continue to be our main goal. We believe in nourishing body and soul, which is the wisdom of our Salerno ancestors from Southern Italy. Giuseppe Bruno, Cosimo Bruno, and their staff, along with the remaining fratelli Bruno, will strive to continue this heartfelt tradition.
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OT
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great, great dining experience

AS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful

L
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual a perfect evening with perfectly delicious food!!!

6
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, elegant

WW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, terrible table. Be certain to ask for the back room because we were stuck in an alcove with a screen to shield us from the wait table and bathroom. At these prices this was not OK. We made the reservation online which was possibly a mistake.

AG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is by far superior than any restaurant I frequent, especially Tony and Sam.

I thank them and the rest of the staff for always making the evening a great pleasure!

Arthur Innace

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way from start to finish

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food with warm, professional and attentive service. A classic upper east side restaurant, with tables spaced far apart in an elegant atmosphere inhabited by a tony, aging clientele that will make you feel like the youngest millennial in the house when in fact you are in your your 60’s. There are about twenty specials every day, with seasonal favorites like white truffles in the fall. This is a place to go for pleasurable old favorites beautifully executed and served with old world finesse. A classic. I love it.

OR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service, while the food is expensive, the wine list is absurdly expensive. Found only one bottle under $100!

EC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was very attentive and gracious! Beautiful dining with lovely art all around. Perfect evening for my sister and I.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, very attentive service, beautiful location!

AG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the staff is very attentive, especially Tony and Sam. The Maitre-d, Mario, was exceptionally gracious.

t
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurants in NYC- maybe in the USA

F
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

TJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, superb food and a wonderfully engaging and accommodating staff - a pleasure to dine here

PA
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Liked the decor, modern and artsy, the service was decent but a bit slow and the disappointing part was that my son's dish arrived completely wrong, and the rest of us were left with our hot dishes sitting while we (politely) waited for the kitchen to remake my son's dish. Nevertheless, the food was very good. We thought it was weird that the list of specials was about a seven minute speech, that really is a lot to grasp verbally, maybe less specials or print them out? Lastly I did appreciate that they were happy to make substitutions on the pasta dishes. Will probably try again when I am in NY.

n
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish. This was our first time to dine at Caravaggio. From our first experience having a drink at the bar to finishing dessert, service was excellent. My zucchini appetizer was delicious. Zucchini florettes stuffed with ricotta and red sauce complement. All the food was top notch, fresh and well prepared. Loved Caravaggio and will return soon!

a
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing zucchini blossoms

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OT
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just a couple blocks from our home, it has become favorite neighborhood restaurant...yes, it’s pricey but it’s on the upper east side between Fifth and Madison so no one is expecting any bargains...and the food is excellent. Servers very professional and competent, friendly host and hostess. Always A mind boggling array of yummy sounding specials on offer. Ask for eggplant Parmesan, which isn’t always on the specials or the menu, but they usually have some in the oven anyway. It is to die for.

S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is on a side street, so it can be easy to miss. I went with a friend during lunch on a Monday afternoon when it was not busy. The service was terrific, as was the food and ambiance. The restaurant is elegant and spacious, with interesting artwork by artists such as Miro, Stella, etc.
It was relaxing and quiet. Although we were there for lunch, neither my friend or I were interested in a heavy meal, so we stuck to small plates from the appetizer/salad menu. I had the ricotta stuffed zucchini, and my friend had the asparagus with fried egg. Both were delicious and satisfying. The restaurant is expensive, though being on Madison avenue, the pricing is not out of line with other UES restaurants of the same caliber.

JR
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The food was good and the restaurant is pretty, but the service is just plain bad. The waiters never came to check on us, never asked how are food was or we needed anything, and they never smiled, not even once. I am never going back there. It is really a shame, but bad service ruins everything, even good food.

OE
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every element of this beautiful, glamorous and intimate restaurant works for me. Service is attentive and personal but not intrusive. Wine list outstanding. Presentation and quality of food is excellent. I love to eat at a restaurant where you know you would be happy with almost any menu or special selection and this is it. I love this restaurant for business, personal and romance. It’s a special spot that will always be in my favorite rotation in NYC, and not just for UES options.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was bland. Too many specials. Took waiter too long to read list.

Very expensive for mediocre food.

JP
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An upscale restaurant that scores on all levels. Service was perfect. Food sublime. Setting recalls a time of luxury and comfort.

c
San Francisco
147 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to Caravaggio and we were very pleased. Service was excellent. Food was outstanding. Everything was fresh, perfectly cooked. I ordered the squid ink pasta with seafood. Amazing! And had gazpacho as my starter which also was perfect. Ended with the wonderful tiramisu.
I was impressed on how their menu "specials" was almost as long as their their regular menu list.
Will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisites

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n
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this old school find!! Everything was great, the service, the wine, the food!! Will definitely go back.

AT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Food, Service, Amenities, beautiful surroundings

EG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite Italian restaurants on the UES. Excellent ambiance, food & service.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

BB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience1

The waitstaff are pretentious and rude. I offended the waiter when I asked if my husband and I could split the soup.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ニューヨークに行くたびに、利用していますが、素晴らしいです。食事、ワイン、雰囲気、パーフェクトです。

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OT
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

classy is the word to describe this restaurant. Like eating in your dining room. Wonderful, caring service, excellent Italian cuisine like eating in Italy. Excellent dining experience

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We were very disappointed in our meal. We ordered a pasta on the menu and later were told the sauce was not available. Also, one of the chicken specials only had one left. This was at 7:15pm on a Saturday night. What we finally ordered was ordinary. This was a special occasion and we were expecting a very special meal and that was not our experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional, as always. Tremendous food taste and presentation of the various dishes, service impeccable.
A true oasis of culinary excellence in the desert of mediocrity!

O
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was surprised at how good the food was at this restaurant. Everything the four of us ordered was excellent. The service ws impeccable and the place is very attractive. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

L
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There were practically no other diners at the lunch hour which made for a very quiet and pleasant time and resulted in no feeling that we needed to leave.
The service and food were excellent and I would make this my place to go for lunch in that area,.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impecable evening... One of the best NY strips I have experienced. Will definitely be back for future celebrations!

MS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely uptown Italian restaurant. The service was wonderful. We found the staff friendly and very knowledgeable. The food was delicious, we were very happy with our overall experience at Caravaggio.

PJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining, great service and low noise level. A tad expensive but worth the experience.