Maruzzella

4.6
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376 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.4
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4.4
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its a strong 4 stars. We were a party of 6 and all were well pleased. A little noisy but it was a Saturday evening

JM
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went on a Friday night. Had the asparagus salad to start (absolutely love it). The fish special was red snapper sauteed in a white wine sauce served with mixed vegetables. I'm not usually too big on fish, but I love the red snapper and get it whenever it's a special. For dessert tiramisu and espresso. Maruzzella is my go-to neighborhood restaurant for many occasions. Any friends or family I've taken there have loved it. As far as I'm concerned, you can't go wrong if you want good Italian food.

g
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood gem. Low key and comfortable with unobtrusive service. Food is well prepared and simply presented. This is the place to go when you simply want a comfortable place to go with familiar comfort food with nothing trendy or over the stop. Reasonably priced considering the quality of the experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

This restaurant canceled my reservation without my consent. When we arrived for our set time we were told we did not have a reservation. They said I had called to cancel but I had not! The manager and three service staff told me I was out of luck. The crazy part is that there were at least ten free tables. The staff was rude and I will never go back. We ended up having dinner and at best I would rate it average. To top off the night, we were rushed out the door. A terrible experience!

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood place. Good traditional Italian

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Recommended

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visiting

LK
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Food was good for price but portions we had not so big (stuffed mushrooms, fish and linguine w seafood). Good service.

f
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A definite go-to in the neighborhood but worth coming to from further away. Excellent Italian good, prepared well, and nicely served. Attentive staff without being cloying. We've not had a bad meal there. I wouldn't call the setting romantic but it's also not the intensely loud crowd one block west on 2nd Ave.

With well prepared comforting Italian cuisine, I am a big fan of Maruzzella.

m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We weren’t sure what to expect but noting that the Resturant has been open for 30 years gave us a feeling of comfort trying it. We were so pleasantly surprised. A great local spot that made us feel like regulars the moment we arrived. The service was attentive but not overbearing. We weren’t rushed and the food was on point. The grilled calamari over mixed greens was superb and the chicken with sausage and mushrooms had that rustic home cooked feel. The owner was so friendly and gave us the feeling he was truly happy we ventured in from Staten Island. We will definitely re-visit soon and share this little upper east side secret with all our friends!!!

MH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. The food is consistently fabulous, the service is number one, the prices are in keeping with the area and the quality of the food. We love it and go there often.

H
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food consistently and outstanding service every time

JM
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood place. I went for an early New Year's Eve dinner. The food was delicious. Had the asparagus salad and the lamb chops. The salad is always good and the lamb chops were cooked exactly as ordered and very tender. The service was as usual excellent. The restaurant was crowded and the noise level was fine; I would have expected it to be louder as it was NYE. Maruzzella is my go to place for Italian food. I've never had a bad experience.

C
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, good food. Good service

LC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Over-priced for the quality of food. However the service was excellent.

JM
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is consistently excellent and I've never had a problem with the service. I marked it as quiet but we were there at an off time; usually the noise factor is moderate. This is a great neighborhood place and I use it as my go to restaurant for birthdays, holidays, and other celebrations, as well as just for a good dinner.

L
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We picked this restaurant based on its location and reviews. Because I am disabled, I called ahead to be sure that the restaurant was accessible, and I spoke to a very kind gentleman who assured me that they would do all they could to assist me. We were actually welcomed into the restaurant by several people who made sure that I could access the entrance, which in fact was no problem. The menu was huge and varied, which is great since the members of my party all have different tastes. The food was delicious and the servers were quite attentive and friendly. The owner himself came over to introduce himself and to tell me that he was the one who spoke with me when I called about access. All in all it was a delightful evening and I would certainly recommend this restaurant.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. Great neighborhood go to.

f
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Maruzzella is one of those neighborhood gems that should exist forever. We have never had anything but a very good dinner there, or a great delivery when we’re being lazy. I would recommend going there to enjoy the experience. Good food, good atmosphere. Worth many repeat visits.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always ❤️

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everyday and special occasion dining, always a warm welcome and wonderful food

SS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the variety in the menu and the many selections that were not pasta, although that was great too!

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Introducing friends to my favourite restaurant, always great food and service

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding neighbourhood restaurant, always a warm welcome and great food!

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant in every way! Fantastic food, great ambiance and wonderful service - Thank you for another great evening

NY
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
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
13 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!

LP
New York Area
4 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
13 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
128 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
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

LP
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
6 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