Petaluma

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$30 and under
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Italian
Petaluma Restaurant is a Italian-inspired trattoria that has served the Upper East Side for over 30 years since opening its doors in 1985. Open daily from lunch and dinner. Petaluma is home to the neighborhood's first wood oven pizza oven, housemade pastas and signature dishes. Petaluma has an outdoor cafe and the largest Yorkville private dining room to host your next special event. Owned and Operated by TLG (The Line Group) who is also affiliated with Sons of Essex, Casa Bocado, Rochelle's, Escondido and 205 Club.

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vipDanielleL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was very appreciative to see all wait staff wearing gloves for Coronavirus risk. Staff was very attentive. Looking forward to going back!

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AnthonyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Was great, has a nice little bar and private rooms, good food and a value wine list. I would go back tonight if I could.

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vipRachelK
Cleveland
48 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Petaluma was fantastic at accommodating our party of 6. We started with a pizza as an appetizer since the the smell of the wood fired permeated the restaurant. The dinners were perfectly timed and delicious. I personally had lamb chops and they were perfectly cooked and seasoned. Pasta was also good according to our friends. Lastly desert was outstanding. We enjoyed cappuccino and limoncello cake and an order of fried dough. So good. We were never rushed out and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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vipbb1966
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always fabulous
always fabulous
always fabulous
always fabulous

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Veal was rubbery

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vipGinger
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They were packed at 8 p.m. on Valentine's Day but I was seated immediately at a great corner table. The waiter was very helpful from the start. It was only after my friend arrived that we had to grab him to order drinks. But the drinks were great and dinner- the prosciutto pizza- was fabulous. My friend really enjoyed the gluten-free pasta, one of the reasons I chose this restaurant. The only problem was as we were leaving I took a trip to the Ladies and there was water all over the floor from an overflowing toilet. Yuck!

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vipClyde
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner at PETALUMA..!
Everyone was super accommodating and the service was great from start to finish..!

We both loved the Cauliflower Crust Pizzas...and..The Maitre’d did a GREAT JOB with a special occasion Dessert Plate..for us..!
Thank you PETALUMA for a fun time ..!

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vipSHERYLM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood gem! It never gets old! Large menu so it' never gets boring.

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vipJohnZ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is a favorite when we visit the UES. Service always great and the the food is to delicious. My daughter was a first time guest and loved the gluten free pasta. We will be back again!

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vipRaymondP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for brunch. I had the breakfast pizza which was really good. Definitely for sharing. My friend had the Cobb salad which was also very good. Did not get the unlimited mimosas but definitely will next time.

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gormetgourmand
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Shrimp scampi over pasta. Just the right amount of garlic and perfectly prepared and flavorful shrimp. As a couple the tables are a bit close to other tables, typical of many NYC restaurants. My only real dislike was the Ceasar salad because the dressing had very little flavor.

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JennyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service! We went for New Years and the servers were very good and the food was delicious.

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VirgilR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not impressed

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Went on Christmas Eve with another family. Pasta dishes were mediocre, just nothing special and very pricey. eg penne Ala vodka, had little sauce and looked dry, not very hot and cost $24. Waiter was slow and when asked to split check, said too late and I needed to tell him split amount. Got dessert and when delivered indicated no tiramisu and also substituted some lemon dessert cheesecake that they were also out of(without asking)

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vipwellssb
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We thought that we would try Petaluma, remembering what it was years ago. I guess if you like to take your kids for Pizza, it might work for you. But if you want an ordinary dinner, you might want to stay away. The waiter couldn't get our simple order straight...I mean, who wants caesar salad on top of their salmon? Food turned out to be ok although it was delivered in a strange order so that we all weren't eating the same course at the same time. Pizza with cauliflower crust was delivered lukewarm to cold the first time and you know what it was like after they put it back in the pizza oven. Oh well....

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DebbieL
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice family dinner with our son, his wife and 2 grandsons 4 and 6. The service was excellent. They were very accommodating food was delicious. Will definitely go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. A little on the load side as many tables filled

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Linguine and mussels had absolutely no mussels in it, I think they forgot to put them in. The baguettes weren’t toasted for the artichoke dip. No gluten free bread. Soggy chicken parm. Gluten free pizza was not fully cooked through. No one came and checked on us after we got our food.

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vipAbs444
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Waiter was very inattentive; bus person also inattentive; we had to ask for serving spoons; had to request water several times. Every time the door opened there was a terrible draft. Won’t be back

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vipRedheaddines
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I dine at Petaluma at least once a month. I really enjoy the food at Petaluma, and usually order a salad and a fish main course. This past weekend I decided to order the whole wheat Pasta Primavera as my main course. The pasta was disappointing, not much flavor or body to it. Maybe it needed some mozzarella? I wouldn't recommend that dish. But I would recommend so many others. Service is very attentive.

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vipemptynester
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband and I recently moved back to this neighborhood and decided to try Petaluma on a Friday night. We hadn’t been there in many years and were happy to see the quality and value have remained the same. We split the beet salad (which came with tongs—very handy) and he had the veal chop and I had the barramundi. Both were very good and the roasted vegetables that accompanied were actually roasted and not half-sautéed as often happens. Our waitress was very sweet and accommodating and although the restaurant was busy and had several larger tables we were well taken care of. It is a tad noisy but there was a bustling bar scene and I think next time we’d ask to be seated a little further from that area. We had a lovely evening and will definitely be back!

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vipdeli
New York Area
26 reviews