About Obica Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina

In Neapolitan dialect, Obicà means “Here it is”, and here it is, the freshest Mozzarella di Bufala in town!

Obicà Mozzarella Bar is a contemporary Italian restaurant famous for its fresh Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, flown in directly twice a week from the Italian cheesemakers in Campania. It is accompanied by a selection of quality artisanal products from Italy, and fresh organic local produce.

928 Broadway
New York, NY 10010
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday- Sunday: 12:00pm -5:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 21st and 22nd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 777-2754

Website:
http://www.obica.com/restaurants/new-york-flatiron

Public Transit:
N, R, F, M, 6 Trains to 23rd St
Only7 Blocks from UNION SQUARE

Executive Chef:
Erind Halilaj

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM

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Private Dining

Located in the historic Flatiron district, Obica’s private dining rooms offer an industrial feel that is complemented by clean lines in design and sleek décor perfect for a variety of events and special occasions. Available for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

Obica Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Casual (14)
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Authentic (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Romantic (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Cozy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Tapas (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Great service, food, and ambience!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We were there on Valentine's Day as a family of 4. This is a causal neighborhood place. The food and service is always very good. The prices are good. They have happy hour on a regular basis. We consider it a go to place during the week or for lunch or dinner. I wish they had a slightly more generous pour on their glass of wine (and i don't mean the happy hour wine.) Still, we enjoy the friendly nature of the owners and the true Italian cuisine.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Casual, Late-night Find, Cozy
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic, authentic Italian cuisine. Also had a good wine selection.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

They have happy hour from 5-7p Monday - Friday by the bar. House Wine & Beer for $6 and they have some bites for $5 as well. Came here for their Restaurant Week 2018 menu.

The 2 apps were stars of the night- Mozzarella Sampler and Tartare Di Manzo. Both were fresh and delicious! The Entrees on the otherhand were quite salty. We had the Merluzzo (black cod) & Taglierini Neri (squid ink pasta) Dessert was ok.

I think I would come back for HH and Mozzarella,  but would probably go else where for dinner.

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Enjoyed our dinner. The negroni was probably the best I've ever had. We weren't rushed and they accommodated our kids and our table preference. I would return and I would recommend this place. One negative is that happy hour is only available at the bar.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was outstanding! Absolutely delicious and healthy too.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Very nice. Will return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Like that menu has broad selection of choices--something for everyone. Prices are reasonable as well. Last but not least, the food was delicious. The servers are helpful in recommending items from the menu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I have been here a few times now for dinner or just a quick drink and small bite at the bar and have never been disappointed. Everything I have had here...pasta, pizza, appetizers...is absolutely delicious. This is my favorite Italian restaurant in Manhattan.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great atmosphere for our friends. We loved it she much!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I liked the food concept (they do not use garlic or onions) and service was great. the host was horrendous.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food and service. Ask staff very attentive and no rushing involved.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

This place is HUGE with fantastic cubby like seating for groups. Our group of friends ordered a couple of bottles of sparkling wine and an assortment of appetizers. Some of the apps weren't appropriate to be shared by 5 people (and the waiter should have noted that) and some of the apps where just OK. I was a bit surprised by what they considered an antipasto (for the price). The waiter was attentive without being on top of us. We never felt a pressure to finish up, which was nice. Definitely get a reservation -- place fills up quickly. My only issue was they wouldn't seat us until everyone arrived, and that was annoying. When I arrive for reservation, the place was empty. I would go back but instead I'd try entrees to see if the food improves.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

We went for restaurant week and the food was absolutely incredible. I feel like most places their restaurant week menu is very minimal but OBICÀ was absolutely amazing. Every dish and drink we had was so good. I highly recommend this restaurant. Our waiter also provided excellent service and hand picked our drinks and desserts so good!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We've been living in Chelsea for 6 months, and Obica ranks up there with Cookshop as the best restaurants we've sampled. Great mozzarella! We'll be back. (We went there for Restaurant Week, and it was a tremendous bargain).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Loved the mozzarella sampler. Pizza and pasta were okay, but not what we expected for the price. Staff was friendly. Quite loud, but it added to the atmosphere.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My friend arrived early for our pre-theater dinner. Although the restaurant was empty - except for the crowded bar, the hostess would not seat her because of restaurant policy. When I arrived the hostess told me my friend was at the bar and I should find her and make sure she's closed her bill before we can be seated. My friend was not at the bar, she had left and came back since the bar was so crowded and she had nowhere to sit. I told the hostess this and she didn't apologize or care. We were taken to a table in front of the restrooms although there were more than 10 empty table available. We asked for a different table and the hostess tried to sit us right next to another table on the back wall, instead of leaving a space so we wouldn't have to be on top of each other - there were 10 tables on the empty banquet area.

We had been here before and liked the food and service and were looking forward to a nice dinner before our show. We were very disappointed and didn't order dessert or another glass of wine because of the experience. My friend didn't order a glass of wine while she waited for me because she had no place to sit. They lost money that evening on our meal and neither of us plan to return to this restaurant or send friends here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Dined here for the first time with a couple of friends on Saturday. It was wonderful from start to finish. Had some prosciutto, burrata w/truffles, filet mignon, cacio de pepe pasta, squid ink pasta, croquettes, and salad. Everything was delicious and our server was delightful. I will be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Very disappointed by the level of service and lack of enthusiasm from staff.
Cutlery was not brought in with food. We had to remind staff many times about bringing spoon for soup.
Same for dessert and coffee. Finally a large spoon was brought for an espresso. The spoon didn't fit in the espresso cup!!! Had higher expectations from an Italian restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent food . The staff was extremely nice , helpful and professional .
The atmosphere was chic and peaceful . I loved it.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Amazing happy hour! $5 apps and $6 vino. The pizza is incredible and the staff is super friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Cold inside. Drinks more expensive than standard. Food was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very fun place, Italian waiters (ciao bello), very good cheese. Have a good happy hour but only at the bar. Would recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Pasta cocinada de forma exquisita . Muy recomendable . El servicio tambien muy bueno.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Mozzarella signature starter was excellent. All around the food was great and value for money. The staff was really helpful.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always a pleasure to come back to this neighborhood gem.
Very good pizza and now I know that the goat ricotta and pear cake is amazing as well...keep up the good work guys!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent local restaurant

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I had a lunch pre fixe (meatballs and then pizza). Meatballs were hard as a rock and dry, and the pizza I had taken to go (3 of the 4 slices) to find hair in it when going to eat later. I actually would like someone to contact me as I was very disappointed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I'm a native NYer and this was my first time at this restaurant. Coming from a background in Culinary, I found our lunch very enjoyable. The food was very fresh and the Mozzarella of course was delicious. I will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

First impressions are important and for a restaurant, you only get one. I've been a patron of Obica for over a year and have always had wonderful dining experiences, and most importantly, the personnel always set the tone for the rest of the dining experience(s) by making me and my guests feel welcome as we entered and checked in. Sadly for our Christmas Day dinner, this didn't happen and it made us want to go elsewhere where our patronage would be more appreciated. The woman who worked the front wasn't very friendly and even though we were very early for our reservation, we noticed other guests getting seated right away, even though they, too, were early for their reservations and in one case a party of two were seated immediately, with us waiting. Finally my partner asked another gentleman if we could be seated and he asked if both people in our party were present, which was annoying because we had been there for over an hour at that point. This made us feel very unwelcome because it was apparent that the hostess wasn't even watching out for a table to seat us. Fortunately our server, Alisa, could not have been more amazing. In fact, all the servers were terrific, as usual. Our pizza came out cold, which was disappointing, but since we were so hungry, we just ate it and our server was so busy with a large table we just couldn't wait for another one. The rest of the meal was wonderful and Alisa checked on us periodically and made sure other servers tended to our needs as she was tied up with the large party. I hope this was a one off because we love this restaurant. I just hope they put their best people in the front because a warm welcome really makes a difference!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great place! Friendly staff. Not expensive at all. Very spacious and comfortable seats. We loved the food, but the best was how friendly the staff was. A waitress saw trying to take a selfie and offered to take our picture, all with a great smile. Will certainly go back to Obica.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner. The waitress was awful. Kept telling us how she was a college student so she can remember everything without writing it all down. Forgot to bring the wine with the meal- instead she brought the bottle when we were already done eating. Then we ordered dessert and she forgot to bring the coffee with the dessert. Every time we reminded her- she gave us an attitude. Will not be going back here.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

If you can get by the nasty hostess, the food and table service are wonderful. Mozzarella sampler appetizer doesn’t disappoint, and the two pastas at our table (squid spaghetti and spinach lasagna) were tasty and large portions. I would split a pasta and get another small plate next time. I will go back again - but not in December when the staff is stretched with company holiday parties.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and outstanding service

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 15, 2017

After an Obica experience in the Campo de Fiori in Rome, Italy, I was excited to see that Obica was now in Manhattan. I booked a reservation and regaled my friend with the wonders of the mozzarella. For starters, I ordered the Sampler. The mozzarella was no where close to the cheeses I had in Rome. The smoked mozzarella was way over-smoked, and remained on the plate. The Caprese portion of the sampler consisted of one cherry tomato, sliced in half, two bites of cheese, and a ragged leaf of basil. The pesto was the only really redeeming bite on the plate. Next, I ordered the prosciutto pizza. The only flavor came from the prosciutto. Olive oil and salt were necessary, then it was enjoyable. The crust was tender crisp and delicious. I would not go to the New York restaurant based on this experience ... but will go back when in Rome.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Incredible atmosphere, service, and food. Try the mozzarella bar.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

My husband and I were excited to try this restaurant, as the menu looked amazing. The food was indeed great but we had the worst service I have ever had in a NYC restaurant, and that is saying something. The highlight had to be after we finished dessert, our server took the plates away, remarked how we must have enjoyed it, and then didn't bring the check...for awhile. No big deal, we can flag him down. Except we couldn't. He was laughing with other servers at the otehr side of the restaurant, then he was wrapping silverware wtih his back to us. We legitimately waited 15 minutes before we realized he really just wasn't coming back. We flagged another (very friendly) server down who gave us our bill. Even though the food was good the service was horrific enough that I won't return (we're in NYC, good Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen).

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food and service were FAB

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 11, 2017

This a must hit in the city!! Outstanding foods and an even better wine list!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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