Puttanesca

4.3
15 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Puttanesca is the quintessential neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of Chelsea. "Si mangia bene e si paga poco" that's what our mother used say. Eat well, spend little. Now Puttanesca stays true to her motto and keeps the spirit of the urban Italian kitchen alive with moderate prices and extraordinary quality. We use the very best San Marzano tomatoes and Sicilian extra virgin olive oil. We buy form NYC's finest proveyers and importers of Italian products and wines.

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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 15 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I had hoped for more

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vipRShuback
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We had a great dinner at Puttanesca a few weeks ago, so we decided to go back for a second time. The staff and service was friendly and accommodating. Unfortunately the kitchen was a bit off this time. The medium rare filet minion that my husband had ordered was border-line medium well. My salmon was well prepared but the fish around the skin tasted old and smelled like it had sat in the fridge way beyond its expiration date. We didn't want to cause a fuss or interrupt our dinners by sending it back so we ate what we could. I'm certain that the staff would have accommodated us if we had. Next time we go out for steaks or seafood we'll be certain to choose another option.

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vipRocky
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the chicken piccata. Congenial and attentive service.

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vipRossi
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New owners
Great food

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Thomaso
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just opened in the neighborhood and wanted to try it out so when some out of town relatives came for a visit we decided it was the perfect opportunity to try it out. Reasonably priced and great appetizers and entrees. The lobster, avocado and cucumber dish was awesome as was the pasta dishes ordered and desserts.

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vip10025
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A good neighborhood option with absolutely-fine-to-good food and a decent wine list, all reasonably priced and presented by attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Horrible service. Calamari wasn’t great. Waiter didn’t come to ask for mains for 30 mins. My friend is vegan and asked for if he could just get penne in olive oil. The waiter said “no” and looked to the next person at the table. Everyone was in shock, no explanation just no. I understand some chefs don’t like to change their menu but that was ridiculous. We just took the check and left.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, glad we found it. Perfect regular go to

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vipRossi
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu is phenomenal
Go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The staff was awesome, the food amazing, and Chef David made the entire meal memorable. Definitely try the rib-eye for two -- so good and expertly prepared. Can't wait to go back again.

CQ
vipCanadianQT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful neighborhood gem. The menu is exceptional and the service staff well informed and friendly

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vipDLNY
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We have Fritto Misto, Caesar salad to start. Both done nicely and large portion for appetizers! We then have Penne alla Puttanesca and Linquine alla Vongole for entree. Flavorful and al dente pasta - the Puttanesca sauce was a bit salty for me but it was just me and I still like it very much. The meal was so good that we can't stop here so we got the cannoli . The espresso was very Italian, so strong that you do need some sugar to take it down. Love it! The service was great too. Definitely coming back to this place.

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vipNewToBucks
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I enjoyed the most delightful meal this evening at Puttanesca. We couldn’t have been more pleased!
We started with the Waygu beef carpaccio and the flavors were out of this world. My son loved his Pasta Bolognese served over a perfectly al dente pappardelle. I had the grilled Spanish octopus that tasted as beautiful as it looked.
We enjoyed delicious wine and dessert. The service was personable and attentive from the moment we entered. We already talking about the next time we can dine at Puttanesca.

JK
vipJKum
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great pastas

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Jim was an amazing server and host! He really made sure our first dining experience in Puttanesca was good. He treated us to cannolis at the end of dinner. Thank you Jim and Puttanesca

FAQs

Puttanesca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 692-4123.

Puttanesca is rated 4.3 stars by 15 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.