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San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina

4.6
4.6
317 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
At San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina located in the Upper East Side of New York City, guests enjoy authentic Neapolitan pizzas, panuozzi and other Italian favorites. Panuozzi, which is made with charred pizza dough that is folded over and stuffed with tasty ingredients, is growing in popularity, especially in the New York City pizzeria scene. San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina has mastered this unique dish with its selection of panuozzi. Because San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina is open until 11 p.m., it is a suitable place for late-night meals with family or friends. Sip on a glass of red or white wine while partaking in popular menu items like the pancetta panuozzo, which features dry-cured pancetta, provolone cheese, black pepper and artichokes, and the Diavola pizza, which is topped with fresh basil, homemade mozzarella, spicy soppressata and parmigiano reggiano.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 861-2434

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Book us for your catering party. We will bring our Pizza Trailer. CALL US for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Book us for your catering party. We will bring our Pizza Trailer. CALL US for more information

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    81st Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    4, 5, 6 to 77th StreetM, Q to 86th Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 317 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Pizzeria

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  1. G

    Gail

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a nice experience at SanMatteo. The service is so friendly-shout out to Andres and Camilla. Very attentive and warm! The pizza is divine. Nice cocktails. Very casual and fun. Good for all ages!
  2. DT

    DineTime

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food is always very good. Pizza delicious.
  3. RM

    RMPJ

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent pizza as always !!! My favorite in Manhattan. Congratulations !
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pizza! One of the best in NY City and in the US!!! I also love the antipasti here. The prosciutto and Burrata are served on a nice wood board with a bar on top where they hang the prosciutto slices. Fun! It’s the perfect place to come with family and friends! The ambiance is cheerful and laid back. Love it!’
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for family dinner. Pizza is always outstanding as are the salads and other dishes.
  6. t

    truedat

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Consistently good, attentive service.
  7. LT

    LisaT

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the pizza here! They have great appetizers and Nutella pizza. Service is always on point!
  8. MS

    MariaS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Went on a Friday night and it was chaotic. So many people crowded around the door, felt rushed. We sat at a high top near the bar and you can hear the kitchen yelling. At one point an employee with long hair rounded the corner and her hair swept across our plate. Not an enjoyable experience.
  9. PD

    PatriciaD

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff and very attentive. We’ll be back !
  10. P

    Paulyg

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A jewel on the upper east side. Amazing burger and service. I can’t wait to return and try their dry aged tomahawk, pizza, and delicious looking pasta.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I was beyond disappointed. The whole reason behind making reservations is to have a table ready for you. We waited for 30 minutes to even be told that the next table would be ready in 20-30 minutes. That is beyond unacceptable. This restaurant has no respect for the Open Table system and should be taken off the website.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent —as always!
  13. J

    Jilor

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always delicious!!!! Love the arugula salad, any and all the pizzas and the eggplant parmigiana appetizer. I also highly recommend their award-winning burger.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Per carità tutto ok ma per noi italiani prezzi e s a g e r a t i....roba da matti
  15. PB

    PaigeB

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Just back from Naples (world’s best pizza!) and we were trying to re-create that dining experience. San Mateo came very close!! So good!
  16. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    One of the better (as in "more authentic") Neapolitan pizza places in the city
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    San Matteo was fantastic! Delicious food and great service! I had the penne con melanzane and my husband had Cotto e bufala pizza. The arancini appetizer was a hit as well. We will be back.
  18. V

    Visitor19

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Buona pizza, ben lievitata e cotta in forno a legna, ingredienti di qualità. Prezzi non confrontabili con quelli italiani, ma qui siamo a Manhattan e si capisce. San Matteo resta un punto di riferimento a NYC.
  19. AC

    AngelC

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We had dinner reservations on a busy Sat. Night. We ordered a pizza and wine to start. Pizza came very quickly and when we finished, instead of being asked if we wanted more food or wine, we were asked to leave because they had people waiting. We weren’t even there 30 minutes! So disappointing.
  20. LN

    LindsN

    Oklahoma City

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Red sangria was delicious. Meatball appetizer was good. Diabola pizza had good flavor (loved the meat) but the crust was soggy and also burnt. Chicken parmigiana was ok - could have used some pasta on the side.
  21. F

    Foodandfunlvr

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    Stick to the pizzas though the Pat La Frida steakes in the cooler did look tempting.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy coming here. The food is delicious and always a good time here.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great pizza! great servicié
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! We absolutely love this place. My toddler is obsessed.
  25. k

    kbny

    New York Area

    271 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    271 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The quality of the food and the friendly and knowledgeable service never fail. We had the spinach salad (always great), the burrata and prosciutto - excellent presentation and quality, spaghetti Cartoccio, and the special pizza which was mozzarella, Parma ham, spicy honey and ricotta. Everything was just delicious. We also had an amazing dessert that I don't remember name of - ice cream/hazelnuts in a flattened disc of dough sprinkled with powdered sugar and a drizzle of chocolate - perfect end to a great meal. Can't wait to treat myself to a return trip.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    La pizza e le altre cose davvero eccellenti. Bella atmosfera. I prezzi:bisogna essere pronti a spendere abbastanza. Gratuity aggiunto 40 dollari davvero tanto!!!
  27. L

    sunflowerLinda

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food, wonderful waitress. Would go again.
  28. A

    Alejandro

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carmela was terrific! Best pizza in the neighborhood.
  29. MA

    MAF1

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great pizza. Love this place. Will be going back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quando si usano materie prime di qualità si sente la differenza. Staff accorto, rapporto qualità/prezzo onesto.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious pizza!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tutto molto buono, pizza napoletana top
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything came on time and tasted fabulous, hospitality was the best I have ever experienced
  34. J

    Jilor

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is ALWAYS DELICIOUS! We started with with t margherita pizza. Simple but one can taste how fresh the ingredients are. Then we ordered the chicken parmigiana which is a generous portion and so delicious, the pasta a la Norma, the arugula salad with grilled chicken and their award winning burger. Every time is better than the next!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Pizza spettacolare! Parola di italiana pizzalover
  36. C

    Christie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was a little hot
  37. LC

    LaineC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff amazing and food is delicious.
  38. KF

    KatherineF

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Run! Don’t walk. Best pizza ever!!!
  39. b

    bubbles

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food wasn’t great. Cool atmosphere. Nice staff. Wouldn’t recommend.
  40. S

    Skitt

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Pizza isn’t as good as it used to be.

FAQs

San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Postmates.

San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina is rated 4.6 stars by 317 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for ChowNow
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina

1559 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

Additional information

  • Cross street

    81st Street

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    4, 5, 6 to 77th StreetM, Q to 86th Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 861-2434

  • Catering

    Book us for your catering party. We will bring our Pizza Trailer. CALL US for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Book us for your catering party. We will bring our Pizza Trailer. CALL US for more information

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