Maruzzella

4.4
337 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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London
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant evening made to feel like a local great place

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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

A
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
196 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely experience for a birthday celebration

d
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

DB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Changed menu to our taste.

ED
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
63 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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
26 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Very attentive staff.

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

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
113 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
113 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

KW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy Maruzzella. food and service are routinely excellent.

JM
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Thought the food was overpriced, and substandard. There was an inedible in the chicken, and a small hard rock like particle in the pasta. The salad lettuce looked tired. We would not return.

LJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem! Always delicious food and great service! Staff is excellent! We loved it!

S
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed the entire meal. Portions were generous and served pipping hot.

WJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant. The only dish that was not up to par was the veal ....but the rest of our party enjoyed their dinner. Will return!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was bland. Service was awkward. Surprised a place like this is still in business

a
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three of us girlfriends had a night out. The service was attentive and friendly. We shared 2 salads among the 3 of us and 2 desserts. We really enjoyed the food and weren't rushed at all. Will definitely return!

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our go to place for a Birthday dinner. Nice service and good Italian food. A bit pricey but you'll leave happy.

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first experience at Maruzzella and the first of many to come. Amid a treasure trove of restaurants it is a singular jewel. The food was delicious. There is a nice selection of handmade pasta dishes on the menu. My friend and I decided on dishes from the Specials. I had the homemade beef ravioli and my friend had the shrimp, both were excellent. The service was perfect. The restaurant was busy but the noise level was low and we could hear each other without raising our voices. We were welcomed warmly upon arrival and wished well as we left.

SF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, really good quality! A bit pricey, so we won't be able to go often, but once in awhile we will splurge.

PM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great neighborhood spot in the Upper East Side......

LJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always! Great meal!

r
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood Italian. Nice atmosphere, great service and food.

GG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

2nd visit will be back for more. Best bargain for Italian on UES.

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