Arte Cafe - Upper West Side

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$31 to $50
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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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vipTerinka
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipBarbaraW
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
5 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.

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Petjo
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors and the setup was ideal. The food, as always, was excellent. It's a terrific place. What more can I say?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overpriced

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vipsunshine
New York Area
510 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

one of the nicest spaces for outdoor dining whether in the front or at the rear. good touch free menu and carafe of water on the table. many menu and drink choices and good wines by the glass. server could have been a little less rushed.

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NoraW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The cold octopus and potato salad on arugula was okay the octopus was a bit dry and stringy, we had 2 pasta dishes that were good the carbonara was a bit dry. Overall, it was nice experience with outdoor eating, the wait staff was tentative, the food was average.

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vipKittycat
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service, considering we're dining outside now, it's very pleasant

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vipLizA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of my favorites. Great food. I highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining spot. Well done!

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vipnycresipro
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Appetizers took an hour and were cold
Mains were all cold and waiter was overwhelmed too many tables

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vipsusan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Tasteless food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Outside ambiance is very nice. Food is OK but the service is very poor. Waited 20 minutes for our martini order. Apps were eaten before we had our first drink.

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vipAlexisH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

service was excellent. outdoor seating space had a decent amount of room so you didn't feel on top of your neighbor. main course was delicious, appetizers were eh.

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vipPippahoney
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for a family celebration or just a night out with friends!

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vipWilm
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Street dining is cold

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy a wonderful dinner here. Would recommend to others. The octopus was perfect. The salmon was well cooked.

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vipUpperwestsider
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Favorite quick dinner great value prefix a buy for lunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely! The manager or owner went above and beyond and our server was great. The food is always delicious.

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vipContessa
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arte has set up a really wonderful outdoor space .
Food & service great value .

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vipLorieR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I eat here often....consistently good food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went for weekend brunch and was told it wasn’t being offered anymore yet it’s on their site still... disappointed. Update your site

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vipSuzzy
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food . Very generous portions.

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vipKittycat
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food is great as always and moderately priced, but they were a little overwhelmed and confused orders. some of the food came out tepid, not hot. You can't beat the location sitting in an outdoor garden, not on the street.

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EthanF
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Showed up expecting their brunch menu listed on opentable but we were disappointed to find out that was not an option for Saturday at 12:30. Took 30+ minutes to get our order taken and probably another 30 to get our food. When I finally got my food it was cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Disorganized service, waited over an hour for mediocre food! Tables we cleaned after guests with a dirty cloth. Had to as to clean again. They used windex.

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vipshRts
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor dining during the pandemic, but all the tables were full on a Friday evening and there were lines waiting for the next one. It's a good idea to reserve in advance. Food ix very good and the service was good too, despite the crowd. We were impressed by the prices and selection, both of which allowed us to depart well-fed and with a manageable final bill. We had never been there in the pre-pandemic era, but would like to try a meal indoors in the future when the dust has settled. We enjoyed our meal there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night and great service, with great and affordable prices for the amazing plates. Essential upper west spot!

With lockdown the Back patio is now open too and it made for a great mood with plenty of space between tables!

FAQs

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

Arte Cafe - Upper West Side is rated 4.4 stars by 3057 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.