Arte Cafe - Upper West Side

4.5
3126 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3126 people are saying
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vipCashmoney
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Heaters were good and social distancing good. Staff helpful

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Pittsburgh
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We felt very safe, warm, and the pizzas were delicious!

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GilbertB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Clean and Spacious place, Italian Cusine 100%

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED THIS PLACE!

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vipSSIM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arte Cafe is our place on the UWS.
The outdoor garden is warm cozy.
Food and service are outstanding!!!
A must try!

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vipWendyP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We ate indoors and social distancing was well enforced. Food was average. Service good. Dessert menu needs to be expanded. All in all a casual dinner.

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JudyG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor space in the garden got very loud when it filled up. Did not seem safe since everyone there was not wearing masks because they were dining and drinking. Several large groups were closely seated at crowded tables.

Aside from that, food was good and I would return at an uncrowded time.

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enidl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A longtime favorite, it is never disappointing. Consistently good for decades.

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Brett
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best place to go on a date, worth every moment and the meals are perfect

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Danielle
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

great outdoor set up! food was decent but not the best pasta in the world.

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Sirius
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and ambience, loved the food and drinks, and excellent service!

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MarcosA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was amazing.

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vipElizabethK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a delicious outdoor meal here last week, with attentive, friendly service. They've made outdoor dining as pleasant as possible and made us feel very welcome.

Arte Cafe - Upper West Side
Responded on February 24, 2021

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for the kind feedback. We appreciate the 5-star rating. We are glad you enjoyed your time dining with us and hope to have you join us soon. Best, The Arte Cafe Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Come for the comfortable and secluded heated back patio, stay for mulled wine and the carbonara.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good crab cake benedict and outdoor set up with a heat lamp per table. Only four stars bc seating host was rude to other customers - maybe having an off day? We will be back!

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KaitlynC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for a great spot to congregate with a small group of friends or a date night, this is the spot! The food was phenomenal and the presentation was spot on. The staff is constantly catering to everyone and super respectful, but they are very welcoming too! I definitely will be coming back here.

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AlyneK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Nice and toasty outdoor seating. Perfect for the times.
Service - not so perfect. But can’t have everything !

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vipTK719
New York Area
226 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A day after the big snowstorm, and I wanted to go out for lunch in the neighborhood. Arte Cafe was the perfect choice with its wonderful, spacious, heated patio. Delicious mista salad with pine nuts. Amazing homemade gnocchi. And awesome profiteroles as usual. Service was great and prices so reasonable. Such a gift to the Upper West Side.

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vipTK719
New York Area
226 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful heated outdoor patio! Plenty of space between tables, too. My mista salad, rigatoni with eggplant, and profiteroles were all delicious. The service was excellent and the prices most reasonable. I'll be going back very soon!

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ssws
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the backyard patio!!! Perfect for outdoor dining. The heat lamps were perfect and felt warm and comfortable even in -4c weather

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vipRobertaS
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the enclosed heated garden. It was very comfortable in 38 degrees. Def recommend this restaurant for friendly service and good value

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Lynette
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great spot! The service was quick and the food and drinks were so good. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Don’t know the waiters name, but he was great.

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vipDependable
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Very good spot for lunch with friends. Clean and warm too.

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MissFit
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful outdoor patio area with great heaters and ambiance. Food was yummy esp. fried calamari and meatball appetizers. Almost felt like normal

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vipashley
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor patio space was very covid-friendly and also a great ambiance. The wait staff was incredibly attentive and the value was 👍🏼👍🏼

Arte Cafe - Upper West Side
Responded on January 17, 2021

Hi Ashley, Thank you for your awesome rating. We look forward to your next visit! We can't wait to have you back for another 5-star experience. Best, The Arte Cafe team

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Shann1234
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Arte is one of my top picks in the area! Great outdoor setup - very warm, spaced out and comfortable. Brunch was tasty and service was ok - the servers were busy but they did their best. They are usually very attentive so think this was just an off day! Glad to see them open and will be back soon!

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vipArbie
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

This seemed like an off night for this place. Appetizer arrived luke warm after a long wait and it took nearly an hour for the mains to arrive. Getting the staff’s attention was nearly impossible.

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BMNS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat to be able to eat out in the perfect atmosphere during this pandemic. The tables are outside in the back, they are 6 feet apart, there is heating and yet there is fresh air as well. The setup is perfect.

Had my favorite meal there: salmon and in no way did it disappoint.

The service as always was very friendly.

Arte Cafe - Upper West Side
Responded on January 17, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your awesome rating. Happy to hear you enjoyed our Salmon and outdoor setup. We can't wait to have you back for another 5-star experience. Best, The Arte Cafe team

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AlyneK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great winter outdoor dining

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nyclisette
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Arte is doing a great job of their outdoor dining. Their back outdoor space has been turned into a beautiful heated patio and the front sidewalk dining is well-spaced and comfortably warmed. Waiters are efficient and super-safe. Food is reliably good, as always.

Arte Cafe - Upper West Side
Responded on January 17, 2021

Hi Lisette, Thanks so much for your feedback on our menu. We're very glad to hear you loved our outdoor space. We hope to have you back again soon to give you a 5-star experience. Thank you!

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vipJSwan
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Reviews in the time of COVID have a whole new meaning. So much outdoor space, they are able to fully space the tables safely apart while still adding the extra safety of plexiglass in between the tables. Fully covered with one completely open side for full ventilation, and good heat lamps. They also have a large back patio that I could see was also set up really well. The food was so delicious (the house lasagna even stayed warm through our entire meal). Great wine list. Very nice servers, just seemed to have only one server for the entire outside, so things took a while. Will be back!

Arte Cafe - Upper West Side
Responded on January 17, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your amazing review. Glad you enjoyed our signature lasagna and outdoor setup. We appreciate the feedback on our service, as we are always looking at ways to improve. We can't wait to have you back for a 5-star experience. Best, The Arte Cafe team

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residentVisitor
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot. They are friendly, the food is delicious.

Arte Cafe - Upper West Side
Responded on January 17, 2021

Hi There, Thank you for your awesome rating. We look forward to your next visit! We can't wait to have you back for another 5-star experience. Best, The Arte Cafe team

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vipdmhharris
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best! I frequent the restaurant because they have done a great job in creating a safe, clean and comfortable environment. All of the staff are excellent, especially Marco, the manager and Mia, a waitress. All of the food is fresh and carefully prepared. They are open to changes to accommodate taste and diet. Thanks!!!

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vipUpperWestSider
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Nice set up for outdoor dining with heaters. Food is excellent across the board.

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RuthO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect dinner to end 2020 with my family on New Years Eve!!

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vipGothamGlobalLegend
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor space and such nice people. Amazing Covid experience and will be back soon.

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Vickfl77
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Arte Cafe. The service was wonderful!

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KimberlyC
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor area in Back of restaurant very comfortable .. fun amidst residential building with holiday lights and balcony’s .. restaurant might consider adding more decor and removing some of plants past their prime . Overhead Heaters kept us comfortable . Waitstaff very nice . Enjoyable meal. Good drinks. Tasty desserts.

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vipBabs
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I've been to Arte a number of times. Of course, we had to sit outside, but there are heaters overhead and we were comparatively warm. The food is always excellent and the service is excellent as well. I definitely recommend Arte, which is located right off Columbus Avenue on 73rd Street.

FAQs

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

Arte Cafe - Upper West Side is rated 4.5 stars by 3126 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.