Obica Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina

4.3
689 reviews
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Italian
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.
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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM

What 689 People Are Saying
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PV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great fresh food. Great wine list. Very warm and friendly service. Would go again for sure.

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JC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve recommend obica to several friends and we all agree. This place is simply fantastic. Dinner is always delicious and the service is always quick and pleasant, no matter who is serving us. I gave this place 5 stars hands down.

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E
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A stylish interior, delightful staff and well made cocktails.

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Obica has a very friendly and accommodating staff. The food os delicious and the wine suggestions on point.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnum wine is very nice. Good service. Food is good.

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JS
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and cocktails. The pizza is delicious! The duck Ragu pasta was great as wl

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

1st New York vacation - we now Obica already from Milan. :-)

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DH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Caught them on a bad day - the pizza oven wasn't working. But lunch was good, service very good. Straight up Italian.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went to Obica to celebrate a birthday and we ordered about 4-5 apps and each person had a dish as well. My biggest complaint is that the portions here are embarrassingly small. I would say the dishes are more “tasters” than actual dishes. We each got a pasta dish as well and I thought that they had mistakenly split the portion between me and my friend. They give you a mere spoonful or two of pasta, which really baffles me because we’re not talking about caviar or filet mignon here. My friends had to order additional side dishes as we were all still hungry. In fact I left the restaurant very hungry in the end, which is crazy considering the number of dishes we ordered and this is an Italian restaurant. In addition to this, the prices are so so high for what you’re actually getting. Awful value. Try one of the many other places in the city instead.

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

I eat there often but had an odd experience. After being seated the manager asked us if we would move to the back because the people at that table had noise issues. I made my resv over a month ago and I had people visiting from Texas, we weren’t a walk in. I didn’t like that the manager said more than once “could we be hospitable” as if we were the ones complaining about the table. We moved to the worst table in the back corner. We had a comp round of drinks and appetizer but I found the experience off putting. It was rude to ask us to move and confront us as soon as we sat and ordered drinks. There was no noise issues, no one wanted the back corner table. I’m not sure why in the full restaurant we were picked to move. The manager is and African American gentleman with chin length hair. A practice that shouldn’t be repeated

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NC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Noisey. Was given worse table in the restaurant down the back of the room after having made a reservation weeks earlier. Staff seemed uninterested and going through the motions. Worse Italian experience I have had in New York.

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s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Gathering to celebrate good friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was not as good as expected. Definitely leaves something to be desired.

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h
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my go-to restaurants because it is not fussy, not expensive, not noisy, but delicious and classy.

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SS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I have been here before and the food was always normally good. I love cheese so I keep coming back for the burrata/mozzarella selection. The burrata was delicious as always, but the bread tasted stale (it was very hard), the eggplant main dish was inedible and when we told the waitress about it, she wasn't able to do anything about it, and the ravioli just fine. The prices are too high for the food to be garbage. I was very disappointed and won't be back!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy. Burrata was awesome :)

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LO
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Obica serves some of the best food my husband and I have had in a long time. Everything was fresh and delicious. The service was excellent. Clearly the staff is well trained. Despite being busy, we were not rushed. Be forewarned as the noise level is quite high, making it difficult to have a conversation with table mates. However, the food makes up for the noise level.

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LD
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming, lovely restaurant, great barkeep, Alec & service. Tolerable noise level.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and friendly as always, food was delicious

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L
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

OMG - so much fun. Went for a Blackboard Eats recommendation. Sat at bar for a happy hour drink special and never left. My friend and I made some new friends at the bar and stayed all night. The bartender K was super great and so was Fabrizio. We shared some of the pizzas and bruschetta were delish.. already planning our next visit with our new friends!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

True Italian atmosphere

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 2

Honestly, I’ve been there many times and it was one of my go-tos in the area. However my recent 2 trips have left very little to desire. The soups (all of them so far), have barely any flavor and my parmigiana was under cooked. Never going back. :/. 2 visits that I have issues are enough for me.

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d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I was disappointed. The food was slightly below average, under seasoned and lukewarm. Seemed halphazarzdly thrown together. Our waiter paid little attention to us, often sending other waiters or busboys to come attend to our needs. Found this deal on Pulsd- $99 for 3 courses. Not worth it at all, won’t be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Worst meal I’ve had in my time of living in NYC. The mozzarella tasted like glue. It was an inedible meal.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food comes out way too fast. Makes me think that everything is already prepared and just thrown in the Microwave. I may be wrong and will give the benefit of the doubt, but it is served in less than 2 minutes. In fact, was probably just around 1 minute for our appetizers.
I recommend Obica because the food is very good.

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KR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 2

Specialty wine was tawny. Food was OK, does not stand out in as far as either inventive or classic. Just fine. For the $$$, customers will expect more.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

LA CATASTROPHE, FUYEZ !
Le pain, dur comme du bois, les salades sans sauces, les légumes grillés tout droit sortis du micro-ondes et j'en passe...
Habitués de longue date, à Milan, nous venions dîner avec plaisir à Flatiron... C'était la DERNIÈRE FOIS !

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s
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A post theater dinner with limited time, so menu choices were limited to small bites.. Food was served promptly and was excellent. This was our third visit and our previous experiences were consistent. Definately on the list of go to places.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were wonderful. The Burrata was perfect as always and I enjoyed the Eggplant Parmigiana.

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CL
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the uniqueness of the menu, and the ambiance.
Wish the mozzarella bar had a little more flare in its display! Was impressed with the wine list

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F
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was great. However, the service was very poor. We waited 26 minutes for the waiter to return to take our order and that was when my friend signal to someone to get our waiter. He came and then stated that he was giving us a few minutes. Clearly he doesn’t know what few means.
Also, the bartender was unpleasant. I believe the staff needs some training in customer service.
Won’t be back at that location.

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RM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good deal at $21 for the 2 course meal. Mostly soup & salads but fresh and good and a beautiful restaurant.

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Z
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good Italian spot with an obvious focus on different varieties of mozzarella. Appetizer Bufala mozzarella was excellent, though it would have been nice if it had more of an accompaniment than the bread they bring out to every table. The spinach lasagna was very good, if not spectacular. My wife's roast chicken was a bit better than that. Nice, modern romantic atmosphere. Youngish crowd. I wouldn't say it's the top Italian restaurant in an area that has a lot of very good options, but it's a solid choice, and I'm sure we'll be back.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok, very hot inside and too bright. Menu didn’t offer enough vegetarian options.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED THE FOOD AND ATMOSPHETE! The waitress was so nice and helpful when trying to pick my foods and wine!

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T
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best place I've been in 5 years! deff going back the manager was great and servers were super knowledgeable.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

La salade était vraiment basique, les portions pas assez copieuses. C’est extrêmement bruyant.

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MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!!!

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SM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

LOVE OBICA! It’s right next to the office and it’s always the first place people want to go for mid-day lunch or after work drinks. Obica has great food, the wait staff are polite, and the wine list is impeccable. Highly recommend.

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VS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to place. Eat at the bar. Quicker service and less noisy during lunch.

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