Maruzzella

4.5
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351 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
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NY
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food from homemade pastas, salads, veal, chicken, and seafood along with expert service. Casual space, but warm. The shrimp with broccoli rabe in spicy marinara sauce is the best I’ve ever had and there are a large number of shrimp. Very filling.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming here for 12 years now. Always a great meal!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was not good

r
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love this place. Consistently good food.

r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like we were in Italy. Loved it. Every dish amazing.. service amazing.. owner super friendly. Would definitely go back. many times!

LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! We had pasta, seafood, fried calamari, key lime pie.

GH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS DELICIOUS!!!! A favorite of ours for many years!

r
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

1 Great neighborhood restaurant. Food is always delicious. We enjoy a nice welcome from the owner.

NY
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a fantastic choice. Varied menu and lots of excellent daily specials. Particularly enjoy the pasta with pesto, veal piccata and all the fish options. Owner is wonderful and makes sure the staff are on point. In turn, the restaurant has a very devoted following, and we count ourselves among.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to Maruzzella for many years and it is one of our favorite restaurants. Nick, the owner, is gracious and welcoming, the service always great, and best of all, the food is outstanding. Everything we’ve ever tried is delicious with unique flavors we’ve never experienced at other Italians.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The place is a quiet and ambient Italian eatery but unfortunately the seafood plate we ordered was a bit bland and cost an arm and a leg.. Still, the staff is very nice and always attentive to your needs. It's just the value that could use a little bit improvement.

M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always good and consistent.
Staff is friendly accommodating with good service

LM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food! I went with a group of girlfriends and it was a perfect spot to hear one another over a delicious meal.

MP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Meal, Professional Servers, came from jersey will definitely come back!! Thank you Nicolo!!

d
London
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant evening made to feel like a local great place

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was good. Nice local place. Good staff, good service.

A
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Alex is a fantastic waiter and the management always look after us. this is a neighborhood gem which is why we keep coming back

AM
New York Area
206 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a nice surprise this place turned out to be. My friend and I were looking for a place convenient for us both, I found Marazzula on Open Table, and we met with no expectations. The food turned out to be delicious (shrimp with garlic in wine sauce appetizer was gourmet quality, so were the sole and branzino). Thewaiter was smart and attentive, and the host paid attention to each table. Oh, and the prices are very reasonable.

NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. The food is excellent and the atmosphere and staff are welcoming and comfortable.

H
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely experience for a birthday celebration

d
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner & visit from family
Neighborhood restaurant where one is always made to feel welcomed & special.

DB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and very accommodating. They made me a veal piccata even though it wasn’t on the menu. We ate outside. Great service and lovely evening.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Changed menu to our taste.

ED
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love this reliable spot in my neighborhood. Everyone friendly and eager to please. Food is your basic, traditional Italian and that's a good thing! A recent Caccio e Pepe with homemade pasta was perfect.

A
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate here for the first time and it’s our new favorite gem. The menu is great food amazing and the staff couldn’t have been nicer to us if we were family. Special thanks to the owner and our waiter Alex.
I’ve eaten in almost every high rated Italian restaurant in the UES and this is our new favorite

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful authentic italian restaurant! Great if you look for a nice place with outdoor seating on the UES, food was excellent, service perfect - and the best prosecco I have had so far in NYC. We can recommend it to everyone, and we'll definitely return!!!

UE
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Italian! We’re here every week. The owners treat you like family! Highly recommend!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little restaurant. Excellent food as always. Went out of their way to expand our table outside when I erroneously made my reservation for 2 instead of 3. Great service.

LT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Great location
Ordered veal Marsala... was ok with the smallest pieces of veal I have ever seen. Definitely not worth the the $27.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you're thinking about having pasta with a delicious sauce, something very much Italian, this is the place.

CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to Italian Restaurant on the Upper East Side. Their cocktails are unsurpassed, their pasta, so fresh and fish, veal and chicken amazing. We even got to sit in the outside cafe! Totally delightful along with the service!

H
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always excellent. We are repeat diners at Maruzzella and often bring friends there because they are so welcoming. The highlight of the evening is always the gracious greeting and service we receive from the owner.

PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always a solid meal, no matter if the choice is off the menu or one of the numerous specials. A real neighborhood joint. Great value for good food.

MR
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Very attentive staff.

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been dining here for almost 20 years and neither of us can think of any better place to have a great Italian meal. The food is excellent and the service is unbeatable. I have also introduced my business partner to this place and he has assured me that the linguini and clam sauce is the best he’s ever eaten anywhere.

A special thank you to Tomasso, my wife’s favorite waiter who knows exactly how we like our food prepared.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our go to upscale Italian on the East Side, but no more. Our Birthday dinner was an unfortunate experience. It took forever for the " Server" to bring over some menus. When the wine arrived it was of poor quality, certainly for $13.00 per glass. The fried Calamari, served by a surly " Server", inally came out but we had to ask for the tomato dipping sauce which was absent. Our main dishes were bland and uninspired. The chocolate cake dessert was straight out of the refrigerator and the coffee took so long that we were about to cancel it. Sadly, Maruzella has become overpriced and mediocre. There are so many good choices on the East Side that Maruzella goes off the list. I would rather have had some compliments for them.

SF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We've come to this restaurant a few times and the food is always consistently wonderful, however, every time we come we feel rushed by the waiter! It's a hot place, which is why you need a reservation, but they are on you the minute they see your plate empty, even if others at your table haven't finished. If you don't order dessert, your check is put in front of you immediately with the expectation that you will pay and leave, even though you are still trying to digest your food. This is a pricey restaurant, but the food is excellent quality. I will definitely come back but hope they can stop rushing us!

NY
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Italian on the UES with professional and timely service. Varied menu from pastas to veal to chicken to fish and shellfish; lots of varieties of appetizer salads as well. I particularly enjoyed the shrimp in spicy marinara sauce with broccoli rabe and the pesto pasta.

AC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We just moved to the neighborhood and tried Maruzella out. Overall, very pleased! Very good food and excellent value. We will be regulars!

NY
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top UES Italian in that mid-level category.
At least a few levels above basic pasta joint, but a notch below high-enders.
Perfect for weekend meal or even a treat during the week.
Shrimp in spicy marinara sauce with broccoli rabe was outstanding.

Excellent service, very accommodating. We asked if the mussels appetizer listed with marinara sauce was available with the classic white wine, garlic sauce and our waiter said no problem at all for the kitchen to do.

Only issue is most of the pastas have pork or organ meat, so limited options for those who don't eat pork and organ meat