Bettola NYC

4.5
501 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Bettola is Rock and Roll Italian Cuisine with Wood-burning Oven, Piano.
Culmination of culinary passion, creativity and global influences
The cuisine is enhanced by a Wood-burning oven rare find in NYC and a Piano where you can catch Our Rockstar Chef Vlado playing.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • 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

Featured specials

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Come and Celebrate Mother's Day at Bettola with Live Music and Mother's Day Specials for Brunch or Dinner

What 501 people are saying
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vipMichaelC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food interesting menu excellent service

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vipRRRR1
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very tasty. Friendly service. nice sized portions. Good pizzas.

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vipMacNYC
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for good food in the neighborhood. Also music that night!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly owners, best pizza, good pasta. Excellent value.

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vipHenriv
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed having dinner. Great service and nice people. All together very worthwhile. Also having some great music!

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vipMacNYC
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bettola is a neighborhood gem. Delicious food at a very reasonable cost and the people there are always very welcoming. It's like eating at home without having to clean up! :)

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vipHenriv
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

JUst a great time with nice food and music. Will go again!!

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UWSPat
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this restaurant, and we're so glad they're surviving the pandemic. Can't wait until they're FULLY open again.

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

Great spot! Our server was very attentive and pleasant. Food was amazing! I had eggplant parmesan for appetizer and main course chicken milanese and tiramisu for dessert everything was delicious. I would definitely recommend. Will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, high quality, and tasteful food. Great environment. Patio outdoor seating both have heaters and are enclosed which is great for outdoor dining. Highly recommend.

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Zimmerman
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funky interior, great food. Homey feel, excellent background music and when the chef came out and played the piano everything went up a notch. Love it

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FAMILY, neighborhood Restaurant. Stuff and Owners are very Friendly. Lots of music, Amazing home cooking ! We will keep coming back.

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AbbyR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bettola! Amazing pastas, great service, a real neighborhood place!

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PaulB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

nice place, but staff yelling at kids just enjoying themselves is not cool. Pasta a bit overcooked, pizza better.

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LynnC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall, we had a very good experience. Prompt service, good food and reasonable prices. We will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awasame Food, Fantastic Service and friendly owners made my birthday special. Live music by the owner/ chef ! Can’t wait to come back.

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vipJohnM
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a nice Sunday night dinner with the family

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ShelleyR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Went to this restaurant before going to the Beacon theatre on Feb 7th. Small, restaurant with tables extremely close to each other. I ordered the chicken in lemon and wine sauce with mashed potatoes. My huband ordered the lasagna. His food came out piping hot. I have a pet peeve about the temperature of my dinner and my dinner came out luke warm. The chicken was not hot at all which leads me to believe it was premade and not made to order. I sent the meal back and when it returned, it was the same temperature as when I sent it back. I did not want to make a big deal out of this, so I ate it. Won't be back.

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vipJoanK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute looking restaurant & the food was good. We didn't order a pizza, however, someone else did & It looked very nice. I look forward to going back to Bettola one day soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place. Great Food, Friendly Service. The Owners make you feel like at home. Live music by the chef. Cozy atmosphere.

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RachelF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It’s a hidden gem & if you’re a pizza lover, a must try

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vipRichardD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun rock n’ Roll vibe!

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vipPatriciaM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is a wonderful place for any day dining or for a special occasion
delicious food!!! love their insalata romana and the pizza Bianca but there’s more!
friendly staff, great music ( live singer and chef plays piano and sings!
both a neighborhood gem and a great place for a special celebration!

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Zimmerman
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Magnificent food, fantastic service. Lots options for fussy eaters. The restaurant is very cool, Rock and Roll with live music by the chef / owner . Very impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun Place, Amazing Food, Friendly Fast Service, we enjoyed very special specials, would recommend, we will be back soon thank you !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great family place

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vipAntonioR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was extremely slow although the place was mostly empty. The pecorino cheese was left out of my friends salad even though there were only five ingredients in the salad and they were not apologetic when he pointed it out. The tomato sauce was overly sweet. Combination of mediocre food and bad service did not make a good experience.

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KellyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service! Good value. Highly recommend!!!

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UWSPat
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bettola, and go there at least once a month. The food is terrific and an excellent value, and the staff is always friendly and accommodating. It is and will remain one of our main go-tos in a neighborhood crowded with excellent restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love Bettola, the food is Amazing, place very cozy, i don’t think you can find anywhere else in the city a restaurant where Chef comes out from the kitchen and plays and sing incredible rock and roll music. We will be back, thank you for a great evening .

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AnneM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As a 2nd generation Italian-American, I am extremely picky about the food at Italian restuarants and Bettola did not disappoint! The sauce from Bettola tasted just like my grandmothers (both of them) and the eggplant appetizer with tomato and mozzarella was exquisite. I was impressed with the fresh flavors and the homemade taste of everything. Although it was extremely crowded and a somewhat small space, the place was quaint and homey. My friend and I were able to have a nice conversation over dinner. The tiramisu was quite excpetional as well. I would highly recommend.

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vipDonaldG
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great local Italian Restaurant. Nice crowd, not too big, great food fairly priced. Owner plays the piano, just the kind of restaurant I enjoy going to.

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SarahC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our group of 7 dined at Bettola post-Marathon for an early dinner. The pasta dishes were amazing and the service was great. Nice menu selection from pizzas and pastas to entrees. We all enjoyed a warm meal and hospitality after a long day.

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vipWahine
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

we love this neighborhood Italian restaurant and its owners. It's a comfortable place with pretty decent food at reasonable prices. Some nights, the owner plays the keyboard. The restaurant is decorated in the most wonderful way with instruments on the walls and ceilings, reflecting the owner's love of music.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great! Perfect dare spot

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Review of Bettola this evening.

I had dinner at Bettola tonight. It is my favorite restaurant in my neighborhood, on Amsterdam Ave., between 80th and 79th Street. The food is invariably delicious, the owners, Vlado and Giga are always welcoming and Vlado, in addition to being a superb chef, is a brilliant musician. He plays the piano and sings now and then, and everyone is happy to listen and perhaps sing along quietly. The cuisine is reputedly “Italian,” but there are variations, so it is really European. Most recently, Vlado invented a new dessert, pistachio cake, which has the consistency of tiramisu, and an indescribably good flavor. I am a gourmand, not a particularly distinguished cook myself, and I love dining with Vlado, Giga and their charming and accomplished staff.


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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place. Great food and the chef owner and his spouse both engage the guests. I love the lasagna which has homemade noodles and bechamel sauce exactly the way lasagna should be made. Other dishes are excellent also. The owner is a former Slovakian Rocker with Gold Records on the wall and guitars hanging from the ceiling. It's a very cool ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the happy hour pizzas from the brick oven which is consistently excellent. Great value and cozy space.

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vipPatriciaM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful neighborhood gem

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vipWahine
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We ate early. It was quiet. Not many diners but they started coming in about 730. My choice of shrimp and linguine was not a great choice. I have had better meals there.

FAQs

Bettola NYC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 787-1660.

Bettola NYC is rated 4.5 stars by 501 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.