Arte Cafe - Upper West Side

4.5
3102 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MissFit
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago
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 5 days ago

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
4 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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
6 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.

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vipbooo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was for outdoor dining. They've set up a nice outside space and the service is good. One complaint is that ours was a Sunday brunch reservation but they only had their normal dinner menu. I get that its hard at this time to have a full menu, but there should be some kind of warning about it. Several of my brunchmates were disappointed they couldn't have something breakfast-ish.

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vipPippahoney
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arte Cafe is a wonderful place to eat and enjoy with friends (once the shutdown is over)!

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vipLodes
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining in their back courtyard. Food is excellent as always!

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vipBrooklynGirl
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was horrible on Saturday night. Neither the management staff nor the waiters seemed appreciative of our business. Also, an Italian restaurant with no bread - utterly ridiculous even with COVID. And only told no bread the fourth time we asked. The restaurant was freezing with the front door wide open. Not sure why outside diners could not have been seated in the mostly empty back outside patio, allowing the front door to be closed. The salads were fine but the entrees mediocre. No need to ever go back.

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vipMaggieT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Very attentive staff.

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StephanieL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
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 on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outside dining on a lovely evening.

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vipMprnyc
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
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
8 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
4 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!

FAQs

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

Arte Cafe - Upper West Side is rated 4.5 stars by 3102 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.