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Best Italian Restaurants in Upper East Side

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A photo of Bad Roman restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1705)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Upper West Side
Booked 292 times today
Bad Roman consistently exceeds customer expectations with their exemplary service and delicious Italian cuisine. The culinary team's compelling modern twist on traditional dishes, such as their mouth-watering short rib pappardelle and the unique garlic babka, has been praised in numerous reviews. Their fun atmosphere and attentive staff members further enhance the dining experience. Patrons have commended the team for making every client feel special, with several singling out the stellar service from Ricky and Jay at the bar. Special occasions are made memorable here, with one guest endorsing it as "one of the best New York experiences." Despite the bustling crowd, Bad Roman ensures a unique, indulgent and flawless dining experience for everyone. Their passion for excellence is evident in their dishes and the positive reviews speak volumes about their superior Italian cuisine.
A photo of Caffe Buon Gusto - UES restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1127)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Upper East Side
Booked 18 times today
Caffe Buon Gusto - UES is a highly commendable Italian restaurant on the upper Eastside, known for its exquisite cuisine. Patrons frequently praise the "amazing Italian food," notably the gnocchi, which is deemed as the best in the city. The restaurant's warm, friendly ambiance is often highlighted, being referred to as a "neighborhood treasure." The service is equally lauded, with one guest stating, "service was spot on. There when you need it but not over the top." Moreover, the homemade pasta and fresh ingredients receive notably high recommendations. This authentic representation of Italian cuisine at reasonable prices enables customers to enjoy an exemplary culinary experience.
A photo of Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(28375)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Theater District
Booked 385 times today
Carmine's on 44th Street in NYC is renowned for its outstanding Italian cuisine. Customers frequently rave about the 'real Italian food' and its 'surprisingly delicious' flavours, describing it as 'simply the best'. Reviewers laud Carmine's for the traditional family-style Italian dining experience, with 'big and tasty dishes' that are 'perfect to share'. The Penne alla Vodka is specifically highlighted as 'delicious and flavourful'. The wine list is no less impressive with a vast selection of Italian wines like Sangiovese, Chianti Classico, and Amarone della Valpolicella. The bustling atmosphere, friendly service, and huge portion sizes add to the quintessential New York dining experience. According to many of the satisfied visitors, no visit to NYC would be complete without a meal at Carmine's.
A photo of Quality Italian - New York restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(5792)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Midtown West
Booked 131 times today
Located in the heart of New York City, Quality Italian offers an exceptional dining experience, renowned for its excellent Italian cuisine. Customers frequently highlight the exquisite taste of dishes such as the Caesar salad, steak, pesto mafaldine, and highly recommended chicken Parmesan. As one reviewer put it, it's "honestly the best food my husband and I have ever had." The restaurant also boasts of a great wine list and an attentive, professional service team, as evidenced by multiple rave reviews. Despite the slight concern over table proximity, customers commonly describe Quality Italian as a "great place", "perfect ambiance", and an "amazing experience". With praises for the food still echoing long after meals, Quality Italian is no doubt a premium choice for lovers of Italian cuisine.
A photo of MASSERIA EAST restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(306)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Upper East Side
Booked 24 times today
Located on the Upper East Side, Parma Nuova (now Masseria East) is praised as one of the best Italian restaurants in the area. Under new ownership, the restaurant has received glowing reviews for its reliable and consistent service, excellent food, and beautifully renovated ambiance. Customers have particularly commended the restaurant's specials and pasta dishes. The Bolognese, pasta primavera, and Prosciutto, sliced fresh in front of customers, have received high acclaims. The restaurant's attentive and knowledgable staff, spacious seating, and ability to maintain conversation-friendly noise levels add to its charm. Their renovation has not only preserved the Parma name but also enhanced its culinary treasure. The reviewers are unanimous in their verdict - Parma Nuova is irresistible with its authentic Italian cuisine and elegant setting, making it a must-visit for all foodies.
A photo of Water & Wheat restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(15)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Upper East Side
Booked 11 times today
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A photo of Osteria Nando restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(306)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Upper East Side
Booked 14 times today
Osteria Nando presents a delightful French cuisine experience that exceeds the culinary sensations in Paris, according to its delighted patrons. Serving an "interesting menu" with a touch of Mediterranean influence, the restaurant shines on the Upper East Side. The exceptional service, quality of food, and leisurely pace of dining have garnered Osteria Nando rave reviews. Noted for its excellent beef bourguignon, French Onion soup, and bouillabaisse, it consistently pleases diners with its fresh and delicious offerings. As one reviewer put it, this restaurant is a "true neighborhood gem," and a "French-cuisine jewel," creating an intimate, authentic and memorable dining experience.
A photo of Serafina 79 restaurant
4.4
Awesome(845)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Upper East Side
Booked 52 times today
Serafina 79 offers an authentic Italian dining experience that patrons can't help but rave about. The diverse menu boasts traditional pizzas like Margherita and Napoletana, along with gourmet offerings like Tagliolini al Tartufo Nero and Garganelli al Pomodoro Fresco. Fish dishes and a range of meats are also available, catering to every preference. Reviews highlight the exceptional cuisine, with one customer exclaiming, "Love this casual Italian spot for lunch. Wonderful pasta, great pizza". Others praise the "friendly service," "affordable prices," and "beautiful atmosphere." Whether for a casual lunch, a dinner date, or a special gathering, Serafina 79 delivers top-notch Italian cuisine every time.
A photo of Aunt Jake's Pasta Experience restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(486)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Upper East Side
Booked 22 times today
Aunt Jake's Pasta Experience is a gem for Contemporary Italian cuisine, as indicated by numerous glowing reviews. The restaurant offers a unique blend of interactive education and fabulous dining, providing an engaging and enjoyable experience that extends beyond the simple act of eating. As customers often remark, the pasta-making class is a fun experience, with friendly and knowledgeable instructors. They ensure visitors not only learn how to make a variety of pasta shapes but also immerse in the richness of Italian cuisine. Following the hands-on lesson, guests are treated to an exceptional meal. Reviews laud the food for its amazing taste and generous portions, some even asserting that Aunt Jake's is superior to any Italian restaurant in New York City. Whether you're looking for a unique date night, a memorable birthday celebration, or simply a delightful culinary adventure, Aunt Jake's Pasta Experience comes highly recommended.
A photo of Piccola Cucina Uptown restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1907)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Upper East Side
Booked 100 times today
Piccola Cucina Uptown is renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine, consistently garnering high praises from patrons who laud it as one of the best Italian restaurants in town. The diners particularly appreciate the warm hospitality, efficient and friendly service, and the casual, yet cozy ambience. The menu features a wide range of delectable offerings, including fresh, handmade pasta, high-quality seafood dishes, and creative salads. Past patrons rave about the restaurant's Italian wines, with numerous reviews complimenting their excellent selection. Moreover, the seafood crudo and delectable tiramisu have also been highlighted for their outstanding taste. From the reviews provided, it's evident that Piccola Cucina Uptown proudly delivers an immersive and enjoyable Italian dining experience, making it a must-visit destination for all food lovers.
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