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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.35mi
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  3. Distance: 0.44mi
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About Maruzzella

Zagat 2010 writes, "The 'tasty' Northern Italiana is 'lovingly prepared' at this longtime UES 'neighborhood haunt' best known for its 'welcoming' aim to please 'owners.' The intimate setting and pricing that won't max out your credit card add to the overall eat good - feel good experience.

1483 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10021
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 77th and 78th Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 988-8877

Website:
http://maruzzellanyc.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is available.

Public Transit:
6 train to 77th Street.

Private Party Facilities:
The restaurant is available for full buyouts or semi-private events.

Private Party Contact:
Nicola LoRusso: (212) 988-8877

Additional:
Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Maruzzella Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (7)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (4)
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Good for a Date (4)
Cozy (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Consistent, very good guys, great food. Oh, what a night!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice little neighborhood Italian spot.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We have been patrons since 2001..it our go to Authentic local Italian..
Hope they stay here always..

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We've eaten there numerous times and it has always been good. This time it was just plain terrible. The salads were good. But the pastas-how does an Italian restaurant screw up pasta? We had recommended this restaurant to friends from Italy. We were so embarrassed. It will be a long time till I try it again. If ever.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

As usual, absolutely delicious. Went for my mother’s birthday- fantastic meal.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I really like this restaurant - it's close to my apartment, has good food and a nice atmosphere (not so noisy). It just seems that there is never enough help. We have to ask to have our water glasses refilled and practically beg for the check. Hire another waiter!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Appreciated their accommodating a gluten free version of chicken marsala.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Very good Italian restaurant, neighborhood gem. A variety of pasta and meat and seafood dishes. The homemade pasta is delicious and highly recommended! Owner takes service seriously and greets all diners. We have been going here for a few years; the food is consistent and they happily accommodate special orders.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Chicken breast was tough and unseasoned; gnocci ok but not great. My date liked her pasta.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Good food and service I will be back when I am in nyc

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I like this place - returned a second time. The food is delicious and the atmosphere quite nice. The service was a little slow.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Everything you ever want to experience in a restaurant. Food made with meticulous attention to detail, staff that treats you like family, quaint, no-fuss setting that makes for a most comfortable dining environment. Highly recommend this neighborhood gem!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Maruzzella is our favorite neighborhood restaurant! We always enjoy the delicious food and the service is great, too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

One of our favorite neighborhood. Restaurants. Always excellent food. Good specials. Friendly accommodating service. We also order in. Quality of food remains consistently great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I live around the corner but discovered this place just recently. So much better than Zucchero. I came back and second time and will return again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

High quality, approachable menu with lots of appealing options. Caring service in a casual yet comfortable space. Our go to Italian on the upper east side. Particularly love their eggplant rollatine, salads, pesto pasta, pasta with mushroom sauce, pasta with eggplant and ricotta, veal Marsala, and fish

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

This place is just OK
they don't have wine list or cocktails list.
Food was very generic and bland.
The place is neither good or bad.
you would forget about it five minutes after you have left

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Went for a birthday dinner with family. Wanted a neighborhood restaurant. Wonderful experience, comfortable seating, great service, good food and plenty of it and great value.
Will definitely go again and will recommend it to all!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Maruzzella is a definite gem in the upper east side. The food was well presented and the home made pasta was excellent. Great ambiance and no pressure to end the experience. Nick the owner chatted with us and definitely added to the evening. We will definitely be back on our next NYC visit! Kudos to Nick and all the staff at this local venue!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Perfect service and delicious menu. This is a neighborhood restaurant with warm welcome.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great food and wine! Waiter very polite and friendly and was able to remember very long menu (specials). Was very impressed.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Close to home, friendly atmosphere, attentive service and always a delicious meal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Fantastic Italian that bridges the gap between typical pasta joints and high end Italian. Exceptional food and value with the most caring owner and waitstaff. Feel welcome all the time. Our go to Italian on the upper east side.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

This is a local Italian that is an absolute neighborhood staple for so many people. I have been coming here for 10 years at least 1-2 a month... The food is always solid and this most recent visit... the Osso Buco over saffron rissotto was the best meal I have ever had there... Amazing. great with children as well...

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Food was incredible and Ramiro the manager provided excellent service. I will be returning the next time I come to NYC !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

One of our favorite Italian restaurants on the Upper East Side. Good food, good wine list and good service. What more can you ask for?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

This is my "go to" neighborhood restaurant. The servers are delightful and the food is always good. No fuss dining and it's always on the quiet side even when it's full. My go to choices are their clams al la vongole, their grilled salmon and one of the special salads. Good value, good food and good service. The trifecta.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 21, 2017

As usual I had a great experience here, which is why I keep coming back. Service is great, food is delicious and prices reasonable for the city.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 20, 2017

My 38th annual February business trip to NY has afforded me the opportunity to dine in some fine restaurants, but starting last year as my first and now second visit to Maruzzella it is my favorite! Nicolai greeted and remembered me and my friend from last year. Alex was our server and did a most excellent job. We shared a Prosciutto salad, very delicious and the chef created a tasty lamb chop and risotto main course with a simple but perfect combination of linguini, garlic oil and sun dried tomatoes . I'll admit it was a quiet evening for the restaurant we never felt rushed the food was excellent and we enjoyed ourselves to the fullest. Highly recommend to anyone dinning in this neighborhood at 1st and 75-79. I'd give this restaurant 6 stars on a scale of 5

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

This is a neighborhood institution. The food is always excellent, as is the service, and the owner is a great guy. We've been coming here for 30 years. Our daughter had her 16th birthday party here.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great meal, not rushed, friendly staff. This is a great Italian restaurant and place to bring a family. I happen to love home made pasta and there are a few on the menu. The seafood is always delicious. Great neighborhood restaurant to stop in and have a good meal for a reasonable price even though its "fine dining".

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Quiet night at the restaurant gave me the opportunity to catch up with a friend. We were the last to leave but we were not rushed out. Food was delicious & the service was great

Tags: Business Meals, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2017

very good food - not too loud - comfortable to be there - good service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

I ate at Maruzzella on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. As I tend to eat early (6pm), the restaurant wasn't crowded when I first arrived. On Christmas Eve a lot of people arrived at the time I was about to leave. It took a bit to get my check but not too long a wait. No problem New Year's Eve; it wasn't too crowded when I left and people weren't all coming in at the same time.

As usual, the food was great. Had the asparagus salad both days, fish on Christmas Eve and lamb chops on New Year's Eve. Food was excellent both times; the fish was cooked perfectly and the lamb chops were tender and tasty. It can get a bit noisy, but you can still hear the people at your table, which I consider acceptable. All in all, you can't go wrong eating here.

This is my go to place for many occasions.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Don't miss it

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2016

With all of the restaurants to chose from on the UES why bother. The price and quality seem to go together but there are many other choices with better quality for a similar price. The service is neutral - neither really good nor even moderately bad.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2016

I've eaten at Maruzzella several times, it never disappoints. The food is very good, service is excellent. It's a great neighborhood Italian restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Food was excellent - good variety of choices - all excellently prepared
service great
Best of all was we could actually carry on a conversation and hear each other

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

We dined here to celebrate our son's birthday. We were attracted by the reviews that said this was a nice neighborhood restaurant with good food. And we found it to be that way. Good food and service but not outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We're always very happy with the food, service and ambience.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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