Maruzzella

4.9
399 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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laMer
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very friendly & appealing place. Portions were large! I had to take half home.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! Love this Italian restaurant and the ambiance!

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Deen
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Italian cuisine in an intimate, charming setting. Staff are welcoming, attentive and knowledgeable about the food and how it is prepared, We tried the calamari fritti after reading another diner's review. Outstanding. We highly recommend the Rigatoni Cipullo. The sauce is incredible. Our new "go to" Italian. Can't wait to work our way through the menu.

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viprtlovesny
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is reliably delicious. We always feel very welcome. Glad they have remained open throughout the psndemic

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BethG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an absolute neighborhood gem. Wanted to enjoy the weather last night and booked a table for myself. The ambiance on the patio was great and service was fabulous as well. I was craving veal piccata and even though it wasn’t on the menu they made it for me and it did not disappoint! Will definitely be going again!

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vipHarveyS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Good service and ambiance done right. It’s my go to. Never disappointed.

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vipSMNY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Maruzzella is always terrific! Good food - never have had issue with an “off” night. The staff and owners couldn’t be nicer and always make you feel like family. Always a delight to go there!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible staff!! Owner is so nice and makes sure everyone is happy and taken care of. Plus the food is great!

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vipCitycat65
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment! The food is always delicious and the selections are broad enough and all well so you never get bored. They have a huge outdoor space now and everything is appropriately spaced with plexiglass dividers.

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vipsnowfl9540
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very kid friendly. We dined at an outdoor table.

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vipBrynR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the owner/manager’s son as our waiter; he did great! Great good, water always replenished, nice bread.

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NMas
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and friendly atmosphere w/excellent service and great food

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vipMarilynH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really wonderful Italian food - consistent and delicious. A real neighborhood find.

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vipLarryG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful, local, family restaurant. The service was great and the Cheese Cake was to die for.

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vipJoaniG
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful family reunion dinner at Maruzzella. The service was perfect; unobtrusive but friendly! The food was delicious and any modifications were made without any trouble. We will most certainly be back and recommend to friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family and I decided to go here tonight for a good authentic meal near our apartment. We were completely amazed by how delicious this restaurant was. They have daily specials read to us by the waiter and ordered several appetizers & drinks. The pasta selection is amazing and they were able to accommodate for my gluten allergy with some gluten free pasta. The pasta were beyond amazing everyone at my table finished their entire plates! The desserts are also read to us by the waiter and we’re amazing. To round out the night, the waiter gave us each a drink on the house (of our choice) as a celebration of our first time to the restaurant. The hospitality was beyond incredible and we will definitely be back.

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MichelleH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A well run family restaurant. The menu has some great options and the service is impeccable.

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vipannetteH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracious host. Great food as always. Well priced.

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vipHarveyS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service

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vipconcnyc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service! Neighborhood go to! :)

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vipFratfank
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful food and very helpful and pleasant staff. A place to return to for casual and enjoyable times.

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PauletteG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Way too expensive - an ordinary appetizer, soup and two glasses of wine came to $57.00 with tax and decent tip...and if I had had a real entree total would have been well over $100.00. Good food and service but too expensive.

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HarveyG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
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

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vipJoanM
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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.

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vipgrownup
New York Area
39 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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Margaretm
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood place. Good traditional Italian

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

Recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visiting

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vipLKLuvsFood
Miami
16 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.

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vipfriednak
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.

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mmwkpw
New York Area
8 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!!!

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vipMarilynH
New York Area
11 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.

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vipHenry
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food consistently and outstanding service every time

JM
vipJoanM
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.

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vipCharlie
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, good food. Good service

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

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

JM
vipJoanM
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.

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Leens
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.

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vipCharl
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. Great neighborhood go to.

FAQs

Maruzzella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 988-8877.

Maruzzella is rated 4.9 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.