Arte Cafe - Upper West Side

4.4
3080 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
*We are following proper CDC guidelines with our re-opening! Call with any questions.*

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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StephanieL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The outdoor area during COVID is quite nice with warmers. The food was fine, nothing fantastic but perfectly fine.

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vipMarilynS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outside dining on a lovely evening.

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vipMprnyc
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor space and heaters in addition to all the usual great food and service

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vipMDR200
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’ve done an amazing job setting up outdoor dining with heat lamps, while still serving delicious Italian cuisine they our whole family enjoyed.

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vipUpperWestSider
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great Italian food. Very much like the kind you would get in Italy. Great thin-crust pizzas. Good for kids. Lots of outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall great experience. Recommend.

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NormaL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Foo was not great. My fish was a bit oily but the risotto was very good. Broccoli rabe was ok. Service not very attentive but nice set up for outdoor dining

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vipJeanne
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We sat in the back garden which had overhead heaters installed. At 45 degrees and winter coats it was comfortable. May need some foot level heaters for actual winter

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vipBarbaraW
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food were accommodating with unexpected extra guests. Food was delicious and hot on a chilly day.

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vipSarah
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Their brunch menu is on open table but they aren’t doing that now!

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LaurelL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience4

The ambience and service was good, but I thought the Cacio & Pepe pasta I ordered was terrible. I've eaten here before and thought the food was decent, so maybe this was a fluke? But since my entrée was so unappetizing I gave a poor review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday. It was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was cooked to perfection! Just go have the most delightful dining experience of your time during this pandemic.

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vipSalS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Unfortunately, when we got to the restaurant they did not have a brunch menu which Open tables says they have on Sundays. The service was extremely slow and the food was mediocre. I have been wanting to try this place for some time and I was extremely disappointed. I will never go back.

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vipMarkS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made reservations for brunch based on what they have listed here in OpenTable in the menu section. Sadly, on arrival they said they don’t offer the brunch menu and only had the dinner menu to choose from. Not great for a Sunday brunch.

They should really take the time to update things here to avoid wasting people’s time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Solid choice for very good Italian on the UWS. Terrific and extensive outdoor seating. Efficient service. Good drinks and very good food, particularly the pasta.

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NCAMP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, best on Upper West Side, no comparison

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner was lovely!

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vipFrazie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I go to Arte Cafe a lot, food is fine.....ambiance could be a bit better inside even in this time of COVID-19....more attention paid to inside diners.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.
Highly recommend!

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vipsunshine
New York Area
510 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

the review would have been excellent but we sat inside on a chilly night and found the room to be extremely cold with no heating available. I prayed I would not get sick. Some people left as a result. if they do not bring in heating equipment we will have to stay away until next year when the warmer weather returns. pity.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was delicious, and felt save during covid

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Way too cold

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vipContessa
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor setup.
Comfortable and pretty.
Food great as is service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Recommend for a true, neighborhood fine dinning with great ambiance, great food and quality crowd around you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.
Great food.
Highly recommend!

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vipTerinka
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fine! Comfortable outdoor table, great food, polite and efficient service, and excellent wine. Our group of four had a lovely time and will be back soon. Thanks for helping to make our get-together special. 🍷😊 Susan Stempleski

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vipBigdaddy
Denver
117 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good menu--but no more lunch specials. Same as dinner menu. Good salads, calamari.

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vipBarbaraW
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! neighborhood favorite has taken amazing strides to create an ambience that is similar and as inviting as their indoor tables. Worth visiting!

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vipHeatherH
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining setup was incredible. Food and service was great as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Nothing don’t want to write more

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NCAMP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, you are treated like a valued customer each and every time. Staff is courteous and friendly, couldnt ask for a better dining experience.

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vipBigdaddy
Denver
117 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place-very quiet, good service. Be aware that the prices are substantially higher than listed on Open Table. Our table wasn't ready at the time we reserved, but the food was very good--bronzino, salad, pizza.

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vipUpperWestSider
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arte Cafe is an outstanding choice for Italian food in a neighborhood filled with Italian restaurants. I would single out their pastas and their frito misto as particularly noteworthy.

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vipVirginiaH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service here is very attentive though the restaurant can be quite busy. Food is usually very good (as it was tonight). Arte Cafe is a lovely local restaurant which treats customers kindly and provides very pleasant surroundings.

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sgnycnp
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Arte Cafe nailed the outside dining experience!

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vipEdingsT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating!

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vipUWSneighbor
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Well-organized outdoor seating. Spacious. Safely located relative to street traffic.

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vipTriestoeathealthy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great meal at Arte Cafe. We dined outdoor and were very comfortable--the tables did not seem to be huddled only six feet apart. In fact, we had a table tucked into a corner. The food was excellent--especially the kale salad, fried zuchinni and Roman Style spaghetti--Cace e Pepe, which tasted like grown up macaroni and cheese with the cheese and black pepper. Just delicious and a wonderful treat.

Will definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was very slow and we got the wrong dishes, further delaying completion of the dinner. Appetizers took 45 minutes to arrive. Seating outdoors was acceptable and nicely screened-in in the vehicle side of things, but not somewhere I’d return if the food wasn’t so good.

FAQs

Arte Cafe - Upper West Side does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Arte Cafe - Upper West Side is rated 4.4 stars by 3080 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.