Arte Cafe - Upper West Side
West of Strawberry Fields, Arte Cafe located in a landmark brownstone, celebrating 22 years of serving the Upper West Side. Just steps away from Central Park presents upscale pan-Italian cuisine with artisanal homemade pastas, fresh meats, fish, pizza from a brick-oven and sumptuous desserts. Private rooms are available for all events and budgets.
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Penne alla Bolognese
Classic Tomato Braised Beef Ragu
Mashed Potatoes & Spinach (add $5)
Seasonal Roasted Vegetables, Celery Root Puree
Outdoor dining was very pleasant and nicely done.
Food was just adequate. Salad was overdressed.
Great food and service as always. Super polite managers and attentive servers.
Very crowded, table by the door, late deliver of food to
2 out of 4!
Must be a new Chef. The Linguini Vingole rather bland tasting and few clams. The Pizza with Prosciutto & Arugula, Arugula very sparse and the dough bland too
We were offered seating in a desolate side room even though the restaurant was empty and asked for a table in the main section only to find that we had to move again halfway through the meal due to a procession of waiters knocking into us as they passed. The food was unappetising, most of what we ordered being uneaten. A pity as I have had good meals there in the past!
Arte Cafe has been our neighborhood restaurant of choice for over 15 years. Great ambiance, friendly staff and excellent food.
Tried minestrone rather than the salad- was delicious!!
My wife and I went to Arte Cafe three times. The quality of the food and of the service were consistently excellent. The pasta dishes we tried were outstanding, especially the lasagna. The veal piccata is also great. It is not cheap, but prices are reasonable compared to other comparable options in the UWS. If you are up for an early dinner -- or a very very late lunch -- the prix fixe option is a bargain by NYC standards. Highly recommended.
Prices low for PRIX FIXE but non descriptive
Like a diner
Getting tired of same menu!!
Thank you to everyone. We were a big group for brunch celebrating my mother’s 65th. I had a 2 year old running around. Everyone was so patient and gracious.
There was an extensive menu with appealing choices, which were well prepared. .
The prices were extremely reasonable, so there was good value for the price, and the service was excellent..
My appetizer was cold and entree was warm not hot. I had sirloin steak this time the size was much smaller than 2 weeks ago
Disappointed...restaurant wasn't busy and my Chicken Piccata was served luke warm and had obviously been sitting under the heat lamp for a while.
Food is delicious, drinks are affordable, service is friendly and efficient, Management Team very friendly and aims to please! This is my "go to" home away from home!
We love Arte café. Great service and delicious food
Delicious food in a lovely setting where conversation can actually take place!
The food in this restaurant was exceptional, I would recommend to all. Very Authentic.
Food was awesome.
Thanks for a wonderful evening! Our server Wilson was great!
We gave the UWS location another try after having a fantastic experience at the Chelsea location. Although we ordered the same exact dishes (Stinco d'Agnello and Tagliata al Tagliere), they were not as satisfying, somehow the execution is better at the Chelsea location.
My only complaint about the service is that it took ONE HOUR to get our food!
Lovely restaurant with really good solid Italian food. We had the arugula salad and pasta. The arugula salad was refreshing and flavorful. It was not drowning in dressing and was topped with sweet thinly sliced pear. The gnocchi were hand made with a light fluffy texture. Overall very good.
Great location. Very comfortable dining room. Food is consistently excellent. Service is consistently extremely poor. We keep going back for the food and convenience. Asked multiple times for bread to no avail. While staff is plentiful they are focused on getting food and drink orders with little follow up as to any additional needs. Had to track down a waiter just to ask for a check. People at the table next to ours were practically in tears repeatedly asking for a check so they could make an appointment only to be consistently ignored.
Excellent value & food
Food and service where great. Wonderful staff.
Second experience here. First one was during the week with a light crowd. This one Saturday night and it was a full house. Service was abominable - from first drink order right through waitress late returning after presenting dessert menu. I am now annoyed with myself for normalizing the tip. It should have been 15% tops. Don’t need to list the details, just beware on busy nights.
Perfect for pre theater at Lincoln Center! Short bus ride or walk away. Lunch pre fix is served until six. Great value and oh, so good!
I enjoyed a terrific lunch at Arte Cafe. The mista salad with strawberries, the gnocchi with mozzarella and the apple strudel were all excellent. The prices are quite reasonable and the service was excellent.
I love this restaurant. The service and ambiance are great . The food is always great too.
They gave away our 7pm reservation! We then had to wait for approx 30 minutes to get seated. Ultimately they seated us in a room that was VERY NOISY!! Then the table next to us, a large party with kids, spilled a drink on the floor right beside us (thank god it didn't splash us). The staff placed a cone to avoid having anyone slip and then it took them 15 minutes to decide to bring out a mop. The mop smelled like ammonia!!! WTF. We have been to this restaurant before but never again. They really have dropped in service.
I have been a regular customer for many years. I always enjoyed the food and atmosphere, and very often have taken my friends for lunch or dinner. This was not the case this Saturday, dinner. The service was poor. I usually order the chicken Milanese which is excellent. This time I ordered scaloppini di vitello. The scaloppini were cold and chewy. Same w the pasta Bolognese, this dish is usually delicious which was not the case this time.
A very nice restaurant and good value. I highly recommend it.
My sister and I dined here the other night as a recommendation from a friend. It was amazing! The food was great and the price was awesome. Will be back.
Excellent restaurant, dependable and clearly puts the customer first! Stays on my priority list of recommendations to friends and clients.
The lunch special is a very good deal. The choices are good and the portions are generous. The Caesar salad was good and the pastas were excellent. The tiramisu was very nice as well.
LOVE Arte Cafe! Great meal and service!
Family-friendly, excellent service, good value -- especially for the neighborhood.
Arte Cafe - Upper West Side does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Arte Cafe - Upper West Side is rated 4.3 stars by 2979 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.