Maruzzella

4.7
391 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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vipsnowfl9540
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipCitycat65
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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vipBrynR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
54 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
1 review
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
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracious host. Great food as always. Well priced.

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vipHarveyS
New York Area
5 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

JM
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
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.

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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
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood place. Good traditional Italian

OT
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
15 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
6 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
53 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, good food. Good service

LC
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.

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vipfinedining
New York Area
31 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.

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

Fantastic as always ❤️

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

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

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SandraSoCal
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!

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

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

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

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
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
vipNYCdiner
New York Area
131 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.

FAQs

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

Maruzzella is rated 4.7 stars by 391 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.