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Petaluma

4.4
514 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Petaluma Restaurant is a Italian-inspired trattoria that has served the Upper East Side for over 28 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 (formerly The Line Group) who is also affiliated with Sons of Essex, Rochelle's and 205 Club.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Home cooking
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:
MON - FRI
11:30AM - 4:30PM

DINNER:
MON - THUR
5:00PM - 10:00PM
FRI - SAT
5:00PM - 11:00PM
SUN
5:00PM - 9:00PM

BRUNCH:
SAT & SUN
10:00AM - 4:00PM


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Phone number
(212) 772-8800
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
From private affairs to extravagant banquets, Petaluma's catering program promotes the celebration of Italian Classics and New American Fare. With the ability to create a tailored catering menu; Petaluma offer's first-class catering solutions to meet the needs of your event while exceeding your highest expectations. We need at least 48 hours notice and special requests are our specialty.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of E 73RD Street
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Parking details
Neighborhood Parking lots are on 1365 York Ave (73rd and York Ave) and 1385 York Ave (74th st and York Ave)
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Public transit
Q train to 72nd street; and M72 Crosstown Bus or M15 1st Ave Bus.
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Special events & promotions
Planning a corporate event, wedding, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, baby shower, new baby, retirement party, bridal shower, birthday party, anniversary party, Christmas party, Chanukah party, or any other special event.

We have a recently renovated private dining space that can comfortably accommodate up to 50 people for a sit down dinner and 70 people for a cocktail reception.

As seen on Bravo TV's Real Housewives of New York, PBS Nightly Business Review, and other TV/Film shows.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Serving the Upper Eastside for nearly 30 years, the staff at Petaluma has experience hosting parties big or small, personal or business, cozy or lavish. Please contact us and we'll be happy to assist you in planning the perfect party!

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What 514 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great place to eat at the bar

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

What we like about Petaluma is the easy going neighborhood-restaurant but with a good touch of elegance and fine-dining ambience, the (near-) authentic Italian feel (both decor-wise and food-wise, and without trying to overdo it), and most of all- the fact that they are always able to accomodate our family of three boys (1-7 years). Our boys have a good karma in this restaurant (and love the food, especially the pizza) and this goes a long way. With regards to the food- overall it’s always a pleasure, but there is a wide variation between dishes and not all are automatic winners. The pizza is excellent, dessert menu solid good, and most appetizers as well. Service is also overall very good, usually not stellar, but it’s OK and who cares.. To sum it up- a lovely and highly recommended neighborhood restaurant that works great for both family dining and romantic dates.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Noise cancelling earphones required! Loud loud loud! Could not enjoy my dinner. Happy hour bartender personable. Would recommend for happy hour but probabaly not for dinner. Food adequate, dining room too loud for any type of conversation, however our waitress was excellent so it was not a total dud of a place:(

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Awesome experience great service, my girls and I had such a good time.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

First time we had been there for lunch, and it was extremely pleasant.... Excellent pizza and a salad... friendly service and nice and quiet so we could all talk. We loved it!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Definitely a neighborhood gem! Service was attentive and exceptionally friendly. I had the lobster with linguini and it was fabulous--very tasty with just enough of a kick. We did not feel rushed after the bill was paid and it was a busy Saturday night. I look forward to going back very soon.

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Overal bad dinner experience
Loud table in the room disrupting everyone
The conversation was so loud you could not communicate with the staff
Food was not good despite the constant staff questioning how is the food - at least 12 times within 1 hour with the same question. Enough already- I will not return in the future—once was all I will ever need.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This place was just ok. I had friends in town and I’m new to the upper east side so I gave it a try. There are more authentic Italian places, this seemed almost like a chain. The food wasn’t bad but I probably wouldn’t go again.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The steak taste was not good

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A very nice place to celebrate a birthday with friends. Delicious food and enjoyable dessert menu

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The wood oven pizza was delicious. Food portion is appropriate. Overall good experience

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2.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We have eaten at this restaurant a number of times in the past and have had generally very good experiences.The food as always tasty and plentiful and the service good. During good weather months the outside dining add a nice touch. The latest visit, however, was not a good one. The restaurant had been largely taken over by a large and loud private party and we (and other non party patrons) were relegated to the "back room" which was initially very cold and only warmed up somewhat during our stay. It was obvious that the wait staff was overwhelmed by the situation and our service was slow, uneven and not without error. The portable divider between a portion of the "party" and us nearly fell over on a pregnant woman when it was inadvertently bumped. The food was good, as usual, albeit slow in arriving. Bottom line, when this restaurant books a large event such as we encountered, it either needs to close to casual diners or put on enough wait staff to handle both functions.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Excellent food, service & ambiance.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Nice restaurant. Really good food. Probably will be back again

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

My boyfriend and I love this restaurant. Not the best spot for date night- it’s loud and the tables are very close together— it’s hard to have a conversation.

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3.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Mediocre, expensive food. Service was very good. Pleasant people and venue.

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3.0Dined on January 16, 2018

I have eaten here numerous times, but this time it was very disappointing. The food was mediocre, but the prices were high. The service was inattentive

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3.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Everything was good but not good enough to warrant the price.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We haven't been to Petaluma in about 10 years and decided to try it again for Christmas Eve. We were very happy we returned. The pizza was fantastic! All four of us were delighted with our dishes-eggplant nonna, chicken franscese, veal marsala and salmon zoodles. We were so full that we didn't have room for the delicious desserts. We will indeed make this a regular place to go for dinner!

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Petaluma is a wonderful Italian restaurant that offers many different pasta specialities, salads, seafood, meat dishes and pizzas. The pizzas are made in the wood-fired brick oven and are amazing. The cocktails are excellent and the deserts are very good as well. This restaurant has a private room that is a wonderful place for a large group celebrating a birthday or other special occasion. The service is very friendly and the restaurant is kid-friendly. We have never been disappointed at Petaluma and we highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants!

Great food, service, people!

Love their bar selection and bar seating.

Also great private rooms.

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3.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Decent neighborhood Italian.
Went here with a large group on a Friday night. They were very accommodating. Food came out relatively quickly with a few hiccups.
Decent food, but nothing amazing. Won't break the bank so would go back.

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3.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Have always regarded Petaluma as my favorite neighborhood restaurant. Since renovation one does not get value for the money. Prices up and portions are tinier. Clearly will now consider Petuluma in conjunction with others in the neighborhood

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3.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Lived in the neighborhood for 10 years back in the 1990s and went to Petaluma often. Food was always good, selection was great and people couldn’t have been nicer. Going back now the charm is gone, service was adequate and lunch was average at best.

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2.0Dined on November 20, 2017

sorry, salad was not fresh and pasta not cooked. disappointed

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

It was a perfect restaurant for a casual Saturday nite birthday dinner for my 23 year old son. The food was delightful and ambience was convivial and comfortable. Price was slightly lower than other Italian restaurants.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Good, reasonably priced UES spot, with decent wine specials. It's a good go to spot.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

A little understaffed when we went, but great restaurant

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Lovely and lively. Management and wait people effiecoent and they all can’t do enough to please you.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

So glad we found Petaluma! We enjoyed a delicious and unusual mixed salad and a very yummy pizza on Friday night so much that we returned on Saturday night for their chicken francese! The service is excellent and the decor is pretty.

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1.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Service was terrible as only one dinner order arrived and after 15 minutes when other dinner had not arrived I cancelled same, which was then subsequently provided with the pasta only half cooked. Even though I was not charged for same, the overall atmosphere was noisy food was very poor and service terrible.

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Quality food served fresh and hot. Our waiter was a bit slow, but rest of staff was attentive. We went for brunch, and even tho I had a breakfast meal, I did appreciate the wide variety of non breakfast items offered. Something for everyone!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Love love love love Petaluma! Can't go wrong with anything on the menu and the hospitality/service is impeccable!

Great atmosphere! Good enough for friends and family!

Great bar choices as well.

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent fresh vegetables and seafood. Very much enjoyed our meal.

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1.0Dined on October 6, 2017

THE RESTAURANT HAS GONE DOWNHILL IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS. AT FIRST IT WAS NOT GREAT THAN A YEAR LATER IT GOT BETTER. NOW IT SHOULD BE PIZZA AND BAR RESTAURANT, TO BAD IT USED TO BE REALLY GREAT YEARS AGP.

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Absolutely delicious from start to finish!
The shaved Brussels sprouts salad was exquisite and the eggplant Parmesan just right! Then we ordered the pizza with truffle oil,arugula an doarmesan and that was amazingly tasty!!! Service was very friendly and attentive.
We will definitely be back for more :)

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2017

The service was great -- friendly. But the restaurant was very loud. They should do something about acoustics. We all loved our meal -- great fish and pasta Vongole. And a delicious trio of canolli.

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1.0Dined on August 28, 2017

Had not been there in years and it looks like it hasn't been updated since then. Definitely tired and food mediocre. Too pricey for what u got.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Amazing food with even more amazing service. Would highly recommend the shrimp scampi and pizza!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Extremely nice waiters. Food was superb. Great evening!

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