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7:00 PM
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Maruzzella

4.3
264 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 988-8877
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
The restaurant is available for full buyouts or semi-private events.
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Private party contact
Nicola LoRusso: (212) 988-8877
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Catering
Off-site catering is available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 77th and 78th Streets
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Public transit
6 train to 77th Street.
Additional
Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 264 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fantastic food & friendly service. We were 7 people and everyone was very happy with the food.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was good, but we were very rushed. Main course came very close to salad course and we all felt as if they were rushing us. We had to ask for coffee and dessert menu.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Delightful for a quiet lunch and watching the world go by on First Avenue

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything was enjoyable

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Was hoping for a nice Italian dinner on our one night out in NYC. Being on the UES, we thought this place had to be good. Mediocre is too kind. Blah wine by the glass options, salads had no taste. My tagliatelle (really fettuccine) was the best part of the meal, but it would be hard not to be better than salads. After $100, we were happy to just leave.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always great. Our favorite Italian on the ues.
Wide range of options from homemade pasta to chicken, fish, veal, meat and wonderful appetizer salads. Love the simple grilled chicken over spinach, pasta with pesto, pasta with mushrooms, veal piccata. The most incredible tiramisu

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

This is a great neighborhood restaurant on the Upper East Side. Good Italian food, with daily specials. The service is very friendly, the staff knows all the regulars and you feel like a part of the family. Wine list is not huge, but it has many excellent wines for all budgets.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Really good food and generous portions! Will go back!

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Food was delicious and servings were just right. The service was friendly and attentive but not hovering. It was a good choice for our party of 6. We were seated immediately.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

A favorite since 2002...always happy wit( delicious recipes and expert service..a great place to think and share good food and conversation with friends.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We were a table of 8 and the service was quite efficient and everyone loved the food. So glad it is in my 'hood.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

A very nice evening! The staff was very attentive. They were helpful with recommendations for both food and wine.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for an early New Year's Eve dinner. They had a menu just for New Year's Eve with a very good selection of appetizers, salads, pasta and meat/fish. The service was excellent as usual and the food fresh and delicious. Even as the restaurant was filling up, I wasn't rushed which is always a plus.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

It was a great meal with great value.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Absolutely Fantastic Restaurant with Quality Food and Amazing Staff. a Must do...

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Really enjoy having this place in the neighborhood. Like to go there with family and close friends. No hype, very relaxing, cozy and comfortable. Waiters are very solicitous. Food is very good, I always get the veal with mushrooms: delicious.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

A true neighborhood gem but crowded on a Saturday night. Sat with friends for 6:30 reservation. There were still some empty tables. Immediately we were asked what we wanted to drink. We had to ask for wines by glass and listen to a list. More than a few times we were asked if we were ready to order. With tables still available we felt rushed especially since we were there with friends and we just had our first hellos and didn’t get. A chance to open the menu. The food was delicious but you can be sure the check arrived as soon as our forks hit the table

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

The staff at Maruzzella could not be friendlier..once of the reasons to go there...along with great Italian food and great drinks! In our visit this time, it was clear that many diners come to Maruzzella frequently. While the staff is accommodating to the "regulars", they go all out to make certain that those with less regular status are treated likewise.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing food and service. Celebration dinner for birthdays. Definitely going to return. They even had flourless chocolate cake for my gluten free needs. We all enjoyed our meals, from lamb chops to pasta Bolonaise to salmon and the lentil soup.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice little neighborhood Italian spot.

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4.0Dined on November 2, 2017

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

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1.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on September 20, 2017

Appreciated their accommodating a gluten free version of chicken marsala.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined on September 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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3.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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!!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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