Caravaggio New York

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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 York Area
103 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

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
35 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

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

Very expensive for mediocre food.

JP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

c
San Francisco
145 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisites

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n
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

EG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

BB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
124 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Starters were super, mains very good.
Great service

C
New York Area
175 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fabulous food in a lovely setting but very, very expensive!

BB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three friends enjoyed lunch at Caravaggio recently. We were given excellent service and attention, perhaps because the restaurant was nearly empty. Food and beverage choices were ample, and our waiter took good care of us. Although I had indicated on the reservation that this was a special birthday celebration for my friend, no mention was made by the staff. The cost here is steep, so be prepared! However, for a special occasion it’s OK.

M
Gloucestershire
29 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant with great staff . Food was excellent and ambience is classy but relaxed .

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great meal! Service is top notch. Love the room. Just an all around favorite

u
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good and fresh food, nice and soothing atmosphere, prices are steep, but no different than other places in the area.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a magnificent dining experience. Wonderful cocktails and delicious dinner of pistachio-crusted red snapper. Dessert was a goblet of the tiniest strawberries from Spain. The service was attentive and friendly and the sound level was ideal. We were able to enjoy our dinner conversation as well as the meal. Can’t remember the last time we could do that. We’ll be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3 friends celebrating our 3 spring birthdays at lunch

CD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old New York. Great New York.

OT
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Like it’s sister restaurant Sistina, Caravaggio is beautiful, classy and delicious- and of course equally expensive. But with everything so good it’s worth it for a splurge when you want to be in a first class place with truly excellent food and impeccable service. Am always impressed by how many great specials both places have and how perfectly the waitstaff recites all of them without pause.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As Always Caravaggio never disappoints.
Their extensive list of nightly specials will always allow you to try something a bit different than what is listed on their menu.
This is always a once a month stop for us.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overpriced big time!

CW
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants in Manhattan - along with Sistina, the best on the UES
Delicious food
Attentive service
Pleasant noise level
Chic decor and wonderful art work

SH
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had pistachio crusted turbot and soft shell crab as entrees and shared fried portobellos and oysters to start .... pistachio and mango espresso ice cream ... the espresso gelato was weak but all else good ... and a wonderful white wine suggested by our server.... good and expensive! We enjoyed the meal and some good art on the walls and thoughtful service.

BV
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, especially the scallops! Service was excellent. Definitely recommend and will be back. Thank you for making my dad's father's day extra special!

F
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food, very old crowd. Formal service for an Italian restaurant.

AG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Your waitstaff was exceptional, especially Tony. All other waitstaff very slightly below Tony's exceptional attention and service.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. Food very good and the ambiance perfect

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