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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Grilled Skirt Steak, Eggs Any Style, Salsa Verde, Home Fries
The outdoor area during COVID is quite nice with warmers. The food was fine, nothing fantastic but perfectly fine.
Outside dining on a lovely evening.
Great outdoor space and heaters in addition to all the usual great food and service
They’ve done an amazing job setting up outdoor dining with heat lamps, while still serving delicious Italian cuisine they our whole family enjoyed.
Great Italian food. Very much like the kind you would get in Italy. Great thin-crust pizzas. Good for kids. Lots of outdoor seating.
Overall great experience. Recommend.
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
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
Staff and food were accommodating with unexpected extra guests. Food was delicious and hot on a chilly day.
Their brunch menu is on open table but they aren’t doing that now!
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.
Birthday. It was great!
The food was cooked to perfection! Just go have the most delightful dining experience of your time during this pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
Outstanding, best on Upper West Side, no comparison
Owner was lovely!
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.
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.
Great service, food was delicious, and felt save during covid
Way too cold
Wonderful outdoor setup.
Comfortable and pretty.
Food great as is service.
Recommend for a true, neighborhood fine dinning with great ambiance, great food and quality crowd around you!
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
Good menu--but no more lunch specials. Same as dinner menu. Good salads, calamari.
Great! neighborhood favorite has taken amazing strides to create an ambience that is similar and as inviting as their indoor tables. Worth visiting!
The outdoor dining setup was incredible. Food and service was great as well!
Nothing don’t want to write more
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arte Cafe nailed the outside dining experience!
Great outdoor seating!
Well-organized outdoor seating. Spacious. Safely located relative to street traffic.
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.
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.
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.