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Best Italian Restaurants in Upper West Side


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A photo of Bad Roman restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Upper West Side
Booked 279 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 Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Theater District
Booked 345 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 Song E Napule - UWS restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Upper West Side
Booked 18 times today
Located in the heart of UWS, Song E Napule - UWS is renowned for its outstanding Pizzeria cuisine. Aptly lauded as serving the best pizza in the city and best Italian food in the neighborhood, the restaurant is appreciated for its authenticity and the consistent quality of its dishes. Customers consistently sing praises of their delicious pizzas, great pasta dishes, and excellent service. One reviewer even states, "The pizzas are simply outstandingly Neapolitan." The restaurant’s attention to detail, like their original Italian pizza, adds to their charm, despite minor complaints about seating arrangements. Many agree that a visit to Song E Napule - UWS is a pleasurable and memorable culinary experience.
A photo of Quality Italian - New York restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Midtown West
Booked 166 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 Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Upper West Side
Booked 75 times today
Carmine's - 91st Street - in NYC is an exceptional example of fine Italian cuisine. This restaurant offers a diverse array of dishes from Steak to Seafood, and Desserts to Drinks, encompassing the very essence of Italian flavor. As per reviews, the restaurant is commended for its "great food, great employees, great atmosphere" and the "authentic Italian food" served in family style. The Lasagna is deemed as the best, with the eggplant parmigiana being so good, it's referred to as food made by angels. Another fan-favorite is the world-class Carbonara. With the consistency in service, taste, and portions, Carmine's has been praised as "outstanding" and "the best Italian in NYC."
A photo of Tarallucci e Vino - Upper West Side restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Upper West Side
Booked 13 times today
Tarallucci e Vino - Upper West Side, is a charming, authentic Italian restaurant highly praised for its warm hospitality, impeccable service, and diverse menu selection. As one reviewer commented, the staff and atmosphere provide 'wonderful service to accompany the truly Italian food and vino.' The eatery embraces a neighborhood restaurant vibe, offering a 'small but well-chosen menu' that includes a 'great salume/formaggi appetizer,' 'excellent cheese selection,' and 'great meats.' Whether you're longing for classic Italian dishes like lasagna or desiring to try something new, Tarallucci e Vino promises 'a guaranteed meal of high quality.' Many visitors have made it their 'go-to' restaurant, further testifying to the establishment's consistency and charm.
A photo of Serafina Upper West restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Upper West Side
Booked 14 times today
Serafina Upper West is an acclaimed establishment situated in New York, celebrated for its authentic and delectable Italian cuisine. The restaurant's menu offers a range of gourmet dishes, from "Bresaola" and "Formaggi d'Italia" under the "Gourmet di Serafina" to classics like "Ravioli Degli Innamorati" and "Risotto Tartufo & Prosecco". Endlessly praised in customer reviews, the restaurant's food is consistently labeled as "great", "delicious", and "amazing", with special mention given to their tiramisu and pasta dishes. The reviewers often highlight Serafina's fantastic service, warm atmosphere, and prime location. Clearly, Serafina Upper West captivates patrons, leaving them yearning to return for more of their exquisite Italian fare.
A photo of Pappardella restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Upper West Side
Booked 37 times today
"Pappardella" located in the Central Park area of Manhattan, New York, is recognized for its exemplary Italian cuisine. The establishment's dedication to offering a gorgeous assortment of gluten-free selections has been highly acknowledged in its reviews. With an intimate, family-oriented ambience, Pappardella appears to be a popular choice among its patrons. The restaurant's enduring consistency, delightful atmosphere, and well-managed operations are frequently praised. Reviews highlight their excellent service, delicious food, and a vast traditional Italian menu which also caters to dietary needs such as gluten sensitivities. With an energetic yet comfortable ambience, Pappardella is highly recommended for its quality Italian cuisine and accommodating service.
A photo of The Leopard at des Artistes restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Upper West Side
Booked 22 times today
The Leopard at des Artistes consistently impresses patrons with its fantastic ambiance, outstanding Italian cuisine, superior service, and a lively yet warm romantic atmosphere. Nestled in the heart of the city, this restaurant specializes in regional Italian dishes that surprise and delight - enough to transport you straight to Italy. The food presentation is excellent and the quality is top-notch, with several customers describing it as "the best Italian fine dining in NYC", "outstanding" and of "Michelin star potential". The professional and friendly staff amplify the dining experience, with some customers appreciating the knowledgeable wine recommendations and overall dedication to providing excellent customer service. Some reviews mention the excellent location near the Metropolitan Opera, making it a great spot for a pre-show dinner. The Leopard at des Artistes is all about delivering an unrivaled dining experience that leaves customers yearning to return.
A photo of Cibo e Vino restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Upper West Side
Booked 9 times today
Cibo e Vino, located in the Upper West Side, is praised by many as the best Italian restaurant north of 86th street. The restaurant is known for serving delicious food alongside outstanding service in a charming and warmly decorated atmosphere. Their dishes are crafted with authentic Italian flair and satisfying portion sizes, ranging from pappardelle and Bolognese to crispy cauliflower with truffle béchamel sauce and penne alla vodka. Many reviewers have recommended the carbonara and the cappellaci al funghi as particular standouts. Patrons also commend the restaurant's ability to create a special, memorable dining experience, making it a frequently recommended establishment for an evening date night or celebrations. With a great ambiance, wonderful staff, and excellent Italian cuisine, Cibo e Vino truly represents a jewel of the neighborhood.
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