Petrarca Cucina e Vino

4.7
324 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We at Petrarca Cucina e Vino restaurant are very proud of our authentic Italian cuisine as well as our extensive wine list which features hundreds of Italian wines, but also includes several other options to meet your desires. We feature homemade pastas such as Lasagna della Mamma and gnocchi, meat and fish specialties, and desserts. Some of our daily specials include items such as burrata with speck, daily risottos, pan- seared duck breast, and grilled Branzino (European striped bass). Our owner, Chef Leonardo, prepares all of our specialties with the knowledge and traditions he brings from his native country Italy.
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vipKARENP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Petrarca! From the service, to the food, to the ambiance..impeccable! Our usual server, Manuel P is always so attentive and wonderful, making our dining experience all the more pleasurable :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated My Mom's 87 Birthday in Style w/ Great Drinks, Food )...

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EllenK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and authentic Italian food. Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. A gem. Wait staff is very experienced and helpful. Sat outside last night and usually quiet but street noise was terrible because of a gas leak down the street. Many police and fire trucks.

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vipPaul
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing at Petrarca. Service is always did at this family owned restaurant. Good wine list and always energetic atmosphere.

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AStephen
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely :) Kind servers and amazing food. The cocktails and wine are also excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Food was horrible. Soggy muscles, overcooked shrimp and calamari, tasteless sauce..

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torts58
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for lunch so it was quiet. I am not sure about the sound level of the restaurant when it is bustling. Having said that, this is one of the best restaurants. The food is remarkably good. I went with five friends and tasted everyone's dish and appetizer (ok, don't iinvite me to your meal) and every dish was better than the next.
The service is professional and personal. The owners Leo and his son Ivano are warm and friendly.
The restaurant is casual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may be the best Italian food I’ve ever eaten. No kidding. We ate pizzas, mussels and Buffalo mozzarella/prosciutto appetizer. All great; pizzas outstanding. Next came the main courses. I made sure to have pasta as it is fresh and homemade and delicious!!. Everyone was very pleased with: Chicken Parm; chicken Marsala; whole grilled branzino; spaghetti with turkey(!) meatballs; gnocchi. The food was amazing as was the company which made for a really special get together. Also, service was attentive without being intrusive.

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vipLucyB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating at Petrarca is like eating in Italy. Very authentic experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently excellent and authentic

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vipPhil
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this place… It wouldn’t be too much if we were there three or four times a week. It is always good to see you Ivano!!

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vipDonna
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Petrarca has the exceptional quality of being a favorite neighborhood lunch spot, where locals consistently go for delicious versions of classic pasta dishes, as well as a special occasion place, where the inventive special dishes of the day and the warm, friendly and attentive staff make the occasion perfect.

We live in the neighborhood but hadn't been back because of the pandemic restrictions but that's where my husband chose for his birthday lunch with our family, which includes our first grandchild—not even a month old! We were a bit nervous, but everyone made us feel comfortable -- the other people dining were great too -- and they seated us in the coziest spot -- in a corner, near the window.

We found Petrarca as welcoming as ever -- the food and wine, still exceptional, from the arugula salad, burrata appetizer, mushroom soup, the new offering carrot and ginger soup so fresh and delicious. We loved our entrees, especially our favorite —Pappardelle Petrarcha and Chicken Marsala. For dessert, the winner? Coffee creme brulee.

Thank you to the wonderful owners and for making it through a challenging time in our country and neighborhood's history -- we will be back soon!

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RAHRAH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, outdoor seating was comfortable and on a great corner in Tribeca. Pizzas and pastas were good portions and delicious. Service was wonderful.

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vipBernhardL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner with excellent service. Have loved coming here for years.

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JenniferW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with excellent service! I loved the truffle dishes. It hits the spot every time.

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MarciaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a fabulous meal and a wonderful way to emerge from the pandemic after eating at home for all these months. Wonderful food, the mushroom soup and the white truffled risotto were standouts.

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Patriciat
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place, fantastic food, and a homey atmosphere all create an excellent experience.

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vipbethG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it and only gets better. Its a favorite with our family and friends. Very gracious owners and great wine list. Food is always excellent.

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vipNancypaula
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Petrarca is a great restaurant in the heart of Tribeca. We love the casual atmosphere and neighborly feeling. It is family run - ask for Evano.

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ValN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family restaurant in the middle of Tribeca where comfort and food come together.

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TaraD
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quality food, good wine list, informal and nice quiet atmosphere. Friendly wait staff. We enjoyed it - thank you.

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vipJiniS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently perfect food served so well. One of our neighborhood gems.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Petrarca had amazing food and service. Their specials were great and we had a very pleasant experience. It is family owned and operated and I will definitely be going back!

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vipKellyB
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dessert and drinks and had a great tome! Delicious food and very friendly staff

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vipDukeofNY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we appreciated the separation of tables (distance between patrons) and the great service. we had the best seat in the house, right in the corner window. just a great family owned/operated italian place. love it

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only points I take away are for value for $$. Otherwise the place is super clean and socially distant inside with hand wipes and temp checks and mask mandate. They do have outdoor eating but we were there on a rainy day and there was only one other table occupied. The decor is beautiful with large wine bottles and oranges displayed on the walls. The service impeccable and food is yummy. I had the mushroom soup and my friend had the salmon. Delectable. But but. It was so so expensive 🙀. Not quite sure what category to place this restaurant in. Fine dining is the only way to describe the menu prices. Yet in this pandemic - it kinda loses any significance. So you’re left with casual dining with sky high prices. So if $$ isn’t an issue for you, the food is amazing. Note they no longer serve “lunch” menu. Only dinner menu at all times. That’s a pity bc that was a little more reasonably priced.

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vipBarryD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

excellent local spot.
we would def return.
good hearty food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in NYC. It's family-run with great service. The food is always amazing, and they have a nice, well-curated wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Authentic Italian. Small but very nice atmosphere. Friendly staff and very affordable.

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vipLIndaG
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! The preparation was extraordinary paying attention to the details. Thank you!

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vipMegs
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not sure why we waited so long to eat here. Everything was amazing. Perfect bake on the bread and pizza, artichoke and zucchini appetizers were flawless, pasta was flavorful and al dente. Even dessert was well executed.

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ChristineW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always fresh and deliciously prepared. The servers and very good and food and wine savvy. Love the room and overall welcoming atmosphere.

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vipPenelopeA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Most dishes really quite exceptional - but especially the pasta. Beautiful range of starters too!

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RickC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Growing up in an Italian household makes me regret going to most Italian restaurants. They usually fall well short. Happily, that is not the case with Petrarca Cucina e Vino in TriBeCa NYC. The food was fantastic! The pasta is perfectly cooked and the Orecchiette with broccoli and sausage should not be missed. The staff and the owner are very friendly and inviting. This place is truly a gem in NYC. Petrarca has become my "go to" place for outstanding Italian food in NYC. I highly recommend it!!!

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vipEdoardoP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I think they can work a bit on the outdoor seating situation now that it's going to be long term. They can do better with design.
Food was really good. We had calamari and parmigiana as appetizer. Both great: squids were very soft and lightly fried, parmigiana was faithful to its original recipe.
As main course we had carbonara spaghetti and orecchiette with broccoli and sausage. The latter was close to perfection, on the carbonara I would recommend to put less onion because it risks covering the taste of guanciale. Egg was perfectly mixed, though, which is hard.
Service was caring and very appreciated.
Overall I recommend the place as there is a genuine Italian touch, service is good. When you could dine inside ambience was cool too, I think they can do better on the outdoors.

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vipBradleyRanch3
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Petrarca is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in TriBeCa. Fresh pastas and great wine list. I pray it will be able to stay open throughout this pandemic.

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vipevbo
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and so was the service. This place is run by nice people who do everything well.

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vipPaul
San Francisco
112 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and good service, lively atmostphere

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AndreaB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite places in the neighborhood. Petrarch did not disappoint.

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vipVeronica
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I was very disappointed. I expected more. The appetizers were fine (cheese plate , calamari, etc). My main was incredibly average and I barely finished it. The wine was warm, but the quality was good.

Petrarca Cucina e Vino
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you for giving our restaurant a try. If anything is not to your liking let us know or ask for the manager so we can accommodate you and fix any issues. We hope you give us another try.

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Petrarca Cucina e Vino does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Petrarca Cucina e Vino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 625-2800.

Petrarca Cucina e Vino is rated 4.7 stars by 324 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.