Felice - Columbus Ave

4.4
131 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
OUTDOOR seating upon availability, please call us to secure a spot on the patio.

Felice Columbus, brings the vineyards of the Tuscan Countryside to the Upper West Side.
The space is two levels spanning nearly 4,000 square feet, with the main ground-level dining room flooded by light from a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and showcasing a striking 42 ½ foot bar. The lower level is an intimate cocktail and wine lounge.
The menu consists of Felice favorites including the Fusilli al Ferretto e Burrata and Pappardelle con Salsiccia, as well as, house specials using cured and smoked fish, and a Verdure section of the menu, the chef’s interpretation of plant-based and seasonal vegetables sourced from local farms.

An extensive drink menu can be enjoyed both in the main dining room or downstairs in the lounge. The robust Negroni program is not to be missed, featuring several curated Negroni cocktails, as well as, a build-your-own-Negroni option where you can create a tailor-made cocktail.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 131 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the restaurant was great. Cannot wait to go back!

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crookbond
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

good place but busy. forgot coffee and couple other items.

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vipfourdiamonds
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience4

The restaurant is pretty and our server was very friendly. This does not compensate for the terrible food. My salmon and vegetables were tasteless and so oily that I couldn’t consume more than 3 bites. The chicken Milanese was mushy with a sweet Sysco style dressing and completely inedible. We were so disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Appetizers B+
Meal B-
Service - A

Service was very good but I was not impressed with the food. My husband ordered linguine with clams and the clams were in little pieces and almost nonexistent! My salmon was not special. Bread was stale.

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vipUnamuno
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience4

The new FELICE on the UWS occupies the space formerly known as CAFE TALLULAH, whose $1.50 oysters are sorely missed. Felice's menu is a bit limited, but what there is, is excellent. Service is the weak link here, even during slow times such a late afternoon/early evening. We especially enjoyed the lovely, warm personality of an Italian/Albanian maitre/manager, named Elvis.

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BarryM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here since the restaurant changed hands - delectable cocktail menu, stellar service, and all enjoyed their meal. Bravo!

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viplinda
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table , great service and great food ! Thank you !

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vipcooper
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything

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JacquelineR
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful meal and staff was execellent from start to end. Thanks enjoyed my lunch and wine very much

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kristiv
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. We had an 8:30 reservation and they couldn't seat us until 9 pm....so they sent us some free appetizers as soon as we sat down. The ambience was perfect, dimmed lights and music just loud enough to hear, but not too loud to speak in a normal voice. The food was delicious! Highly recommend!

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vipNycpr
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the new downstairs lounge for drinks

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vipMiaS
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Very nice setting and good service. Food was disappointing.

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Lexgal
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food...great presentation....a bit to noisy for good conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Italian Neigjbor restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it!

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Jennifer
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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Murphynmax
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Table was far too small. The plate of mussels was full, but quite a few of the mussels were empty of meat..Very messy to eat (not your fault), but no room to maneuver.
Room got quite noisy (again, perhaps not your fault).
Food was delicious. Portions quite excellent! Service good!

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vipFoodDoctor
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and drinks and great service in a cozy, yet good energy vibe dining room. Thanks Felice!!

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vipEmilyS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great addition to the neighborhood! I think it's my new favorite Chicken Milanese since Machiavelli closed. I've been to other locations always find that the entire staff is friendly and attentive, even those that aren't serving us. I'll definitely return - the menu had a lot of things I'd like try another time soon.

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vipAlanG
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We finally got around to trying this relatively new neighborhood restaurant. The food was wonderful and the manager was extremely friendly and welcoming.. We really felt at home though it was a bit noisy and tables are small? but the great food outweighs any negatives.

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vipElizabethK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have seen this location change hands so many times and was just hoping for something special. The service was indifferent. (Except for one man who was quite charming and attentive…should have gotten his name.) The appetizers were pretty good….soup and a ricotta with figs dish…but the entrees were mediocre at best. The salmon salad was basically a bed of bitter radicchio and the chef had trouble with “medium” when cooking the fish. A panini was really just a sandwich. And the staff couldn’t figure out dressing, silverware…the basics.
Just kind of annoying and disappointing for a “high end” location. Will probably go back bc it’s my neighborhood but would order pasta….which, when I looked at other tables, looked good.

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vipPBluv2dine
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. I'll return.

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vipNancyG
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience overall

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I can see why it’s empty.

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vipsunshine
New York Area
537 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This was our second time here and it was unlike our first time which was terrific in terms of the food and the very attentive service. This time was very subpar. It was in essence an oily experience. The waitress immediately poured oil on our bread plates without asking and not realizing that, when I went to butter my bread, the knife became greasy and got all over my hands and thankfully I caught that before it got onto my clothes because the cloth napkin did not fully eliminate the oil. I ordered new items which were also very slick. The carpaccio of carciofi had a layer of shaved parmesan on top and underneath was a meager amount of carciofi which had too much oil on it. And my eggplant parmiagiana was unlike any I have tasted before and again with too much oil in it. Also, the space is much too dark and if you sit by the window, it is way too drafty. And the service was fair and the atmosphere much too frenetic. With all of the choices of Italian places to eat nearby, I doubt we will return. What a pity as we have dined at their eastside location on 64th Street and have always enjoyed it there. And my husband's pizza was way too small given the high price for it.

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vipTWolfe
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! We always go to Felice 64, but Columbus location is lovely and worth crossing the park for.

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vipNotimpressed
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Reliably good food and service.

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vipSchwann240
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a friend's birthday at Felice last night, and the raves we had read about the restaurant were on target! The food was fantastic. There four of us shared three appetizers: Bruschetta, Carciofi e Calamari Fritti (fried baby artichokes and calamari, parsley, lemon), and Arancini (rice balls, tomato, mozzarella, oregano, served with arrabbiata sauce). The only slight letdown was the Bruchetta, which was a bit soggy. One of us had the Zuppa Contadina, a stew-like soup of farm vegetables, chickpeas, white beans, lacinato kale, and olive oil. All our entrees were excellent: Linguine Alla Viareggina, Pappardelle con Salsiccia (I had it made with gluten-free pasta, which was one of the best GF pastas I'd ever tasted), Chicken Milanese, and Branzino Al Cartoccio. We shared a few desserts: Principessa (lemon sponge layered between vanilla pastry creme and whipped cream, topped with almond marzipan), Tortino di Gianduia (chocolate hazelnut mousse cake), and three scoops of gelato: Vanilla, Pistachio, and Hazelnut. Scrumptious! My biggest issue with Felice was the noise level—way too high for my comfort. But it was worth putting up with. The service was excellent—friendly, attentive without being overbearing. I know we'll be back!

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vipCLAUDETTEM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

worst food i have had in my entire life!!!!! horribleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Michelle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very poor service, raw omelette. Definitely not worth the cost.

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Fred
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was extremely slow and the restaurant appeared to be very understaffed. However the food was outstanding and reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Setting and food were excellent. Service was a bit slow

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The caprice salad tomatoes were over ripe and mushy ( ugh!)
The Mediterranean branzino was a VERY small
portion of fish hidden by alot of potatoes and some veggies.. my husband ate a slice of pizza on the way home he was so hungry!
The salmon and sauteed spinach was well prepared. The chocolate cake was amazing .

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vipStraussboy72
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service SO slow
Starters arrived before drinks
They were very friendly however
Service staff seemed disorganised- yes they were busy but seemed more due to disorganisation than workload
Food was fine - nothing special
Not sure I’d go back

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vipUWSider
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice table outdoors. They are super short staffed so service was not good but they really tried. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was poor in that constantly felt pressured / rushed to get through the meal so that the next reservation could take the table. Was there for < 1 hour and had no less than 6 different interruptions to hurry us along. It feels like constant rush to turn over tables.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We all were very happy with our service and food especially our friend Felice

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vipLuv2eat
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food at a reasonable price. Need more servers so sometimes a long time between courses. I would recommend this restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was very good.
Good sized portions but food is mediocre.
They push you out quickly once you finish.
Will not be back.

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AlyzzaO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The service was horrible. I had three servers tell me they were waiting on plates while our pasta was in the table . Martinis served in champagne glass , wine in water glass .

So horribly disappointing !!

FAQs

Felice - Columbus Ave offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 931-1150.

Felice - Columbus Ave is rated 4.4 stars by 131 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.