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Cavatappo Grill

4.4
373 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Casual (7)
  • Live Music (7)
  • Neighborhood Gem (5)
Cavatappo Grill & Wine Bar is located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Milanese Cuisine with a New York bite, Cavatappo is the perfect addition to your New York outing!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm


Sunday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 987-9260
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Luca Marcato, Dominick Rodriguez
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Private party facilities
Semi-private or private party facilities for the entire restaurant available at lunch times or dinner.
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Private party contact
Luca - Sarah: (877) 926-0172
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Catering
Catering available with custom menu and full service.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 88th and 89th Streets
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Parking details
Parking garage on 89th, 90th and 91st Street between 1st and York Avenue.
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Public transit
4, 5, and 6 train to 86th Street & Lexington, NEW 2nd Avenue Subway Q train 86th Street & Second Avenue
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Entertainment

Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 373 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excelllent food..reasonably priced for NYC

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was pretty good wasn’t a fan of the lamb but my waitress worked with me to get a meal I loved. Great place !

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Charming old world Italian. Authentic taste, smell, staff.
Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

UNFORTUNATELY THE RESTAURANT IS CLOSING DUE TO AN UNACCEPTABLE RAISE IN THE RENT. THE JAZZ PERFORMANCES WERE WONDERFUL AND UPTOWN. WE WILL BE SORRY TO SEE LUCCA AND THE RESTAURANT LEAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

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gateway (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food and loved music.
We were so happy to find a neighborhood place where you find very friendly people, good food and fantastic music ( thanks, Lucas). Service is good although it took long to get our food, that even after few reminders. Definitely a place we will visit many times.

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jgda (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

nice restaurant, food was really good... however, the waitstaff seemed they all would rather be somewhere else... we might give it another chance...the food was that good.

the "owner" spent about 10 minutes speaking with a couple ..who he knew..who were seated... adjacent to our table.

which meant the waitstaff had to work around him..as a result..the waitstaff keep pushing into us..
hitting our shoulders/table .. the "owner" was oblivious.. how this made his employee's work harder...and his customers seated were made to take the brunt of the narrow walkway.

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Arty (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We love Cavarappo. Every item on the menu is done very well. Friendly staff.

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vipOffTheGrid (Montana)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Enjoyed a very nice lunch here. Good Italian with solid service in a pleasant room. Priced right too. I plan on returning for dinner and to hear some of their live music.

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Watagal (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Luca's Corner- is the main attraction- always very good live Jazz.
Food is good, friendly service, easy to get to- I will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was okay. It didn’t blow me away. But it was a nice restaurant with a neighborhood feel. It probably is more fun when they play jazz music.

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Nonicknamedneeded (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Everything was great. Food was good and came out quickly. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a family get-together brunch - 8 adults- was very nice. We had lots of space, good service, not much noise and they let us relax and enjoy our meal - did not rush us. Everyone enjoyed their food - we ate omelette , shrimp salad, eggs Benedict and sandwiches - everything was good. I would go again.

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CataboutNYC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Was the perfect street cafe for NYC Marathon watching 11/5/2017.

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EstherP (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

We live in the neighborhood and visit Cavatappo Grill regularly. The food never disappoints. A+

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Tampa (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 2017

Neighborhood place with great food, especially if you like Italian, and live music at a reasonable charge. Luca is a warm host, and the restaurant has a comfortable vibe because of that. Worth a return trip, many return trips

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

Refined and quality Italian fare. As a bonus, jazz on Thursday evenings.
I joyed the evening with friends.

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vipfoodie (Miami)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

Cavatappo Grill is consistently delicious. We always have good service.

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LeftHungry (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Pasta with meat ragu was suprisingly bland. Request to cook pasta al dente was ignored. Sea bass was on par with what you may get at diner. Quality of bread in bread basket was awful. Mussels were decent. Service was friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on September 19, 2017

Nice convenient place, the food isn't great but we keep going. Staff there are nice

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

Great spot

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

One of our all time favorite restaurants in Manhattan!

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vipSabina (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

I love their food. Great value on wine. However, the service was okay.. they forgot our orders and so unorganized.

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vipCindy (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

It was the first time my husband and I ate there and we thought the food and service were excellent. However, the atmosphere was a little run-down and we almost didn't stay when we first walked in. But again, the food was really good and the service was superb! I would categorize this as a very good neighborhood gem. We plan to go back and listen to Jazz some time!

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Famoffive (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

We brought our three kids (9-14) and enjoyed a delicious meal. It was tight quarters, yet I didn't feel like I could hear the conversations at the tables around us. Service was great.

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Specialoccasions (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 25, 2017

Relaxing ambience with jazz band playing excellent sets. Food is good and. Reasonable wine selection. Ambience warm and cosy, good service

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 13, 2017

Great jazz
Giid food with custom prep
Nice waitress and fruendly people

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EstherP (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

Neighborhood gem. Food was delicious as always.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 29, 2017

Music is outstanding and it matches the delicious food perfectly! One of the best kept secrets of UES!

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vipTodd (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine here. I've been coming for ten years.

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AnneW (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Had been there before for dinners. This time tried weekend brunch. The service and food was a disappointment in comparison to previous visits. Not sure I will go back.

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