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San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina

4.8
4.8
286 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 11 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 286 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Pizzeria

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tutto molto buono, pizza napoletana top
  2. 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
  3. J

    Jilor

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 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!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Pizza spettacolare! Parola di italiana pizzalover
  5. C

    Christie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was a little hot
  6. LC

    LaineC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff amazing and food is delicious.
  7. KF

    KatherineF

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

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

    bubbles

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

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

    Skitt

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

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

    Ariela

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    yummy pizza. third time in 3 months I've ordered the delicious butternut squash with smoked cheese. switched out the pancetta for porcini. thank you!
  11. DS

    DanielSF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. If you are looking for a great Italian Restaurant, you should try. Great food and staff! Simply love to go there.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Johnny was one of the best servers I’ve ever had. Protect him at all costs !
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good. Food slightly slow coming out. Will certainly return. B
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is impressive. The salads are fresh, generous in size and use high quality ingredients. The pizza is superb, as was the eggplant penne. Highly recommended.
  15. J

    Jilor

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is absolutely delicious!!!! We had the truffle pasta special which was out of this world, the pasta a la Norma which was also delivered and the arugula salad which is one of our go to orders. Food is always consistently great.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The burger on pizza crust was incredibly good! A real surprise.
  17. AL

    AshleyL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious pizza and salads. Very friendly staff — very attentive to our larger party of tweenage guests!
  18. a

    annick

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    white truffle pizza very soggy and tasteless, no longer what it once was
  19. G

    Gizelle

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always take friends and family that are visiting here. Everything on their menu is delicious. I highly recommend the pastas and pizzas! Friendly service that pronounces the dish names correctly!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Great service and fantastic food! We love Carmela!
  21. MG

    MelissaG

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Way too loud inside the restaurant and too long a wait to eat outside. More for a place if you are under $25 and don't mind screaming!!
  22. SC

    SarahC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    This is a great spot to come in the early evening. On Fridays and weekends it gets pretty loud. Food is great!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Kid’s birthday party
  24. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Great food, friendly service, unfortunate night because an event caused way too much noise
  25. DT

    DeirdreT

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great We had not eaten there in a while and it was great
  26. B

    Brimzo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Very slow with bringing the check! My date and I waited at least 10 minutes for them to even bring the check over!
  27. SG

    StephenG

    Milwaukee

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great evening. Recommended by an Italian contact, and went for a casual dinner with an Italian colleague. Very well recommended. Excellent mozzarella. Great pizzas. Would recommend. Went on a Monday, and could see would be very busy later in the week - worth booking ahead.
  28. a

    anonymous101837362728383

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Italian food. They are so fast and the food is amazing!!!!
  29. SM

    SophieM

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a fantastic meal for myself and my friends. The food was outstanding, and the value was good for NYC. Perfect for a post-museum meal.
  30. TL

    TizLoz

    New York Area

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ad always the best choice you could make it! Attentive service, outstanding food and super friendly environment. Carmela is the best!
  31. MH

    MichelleH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pizzas here are my personal favorite - no place comes close. Service is impeccable, servers very friendly. Very energizing environment.
  32. GG

    GiorgiaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tutto perfetto!!! Posto delizioso e cibo italiano pari alla nostra madre patria! Complimenti!!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service sounds noises are too much
  34. H

    Hospitality

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress was incredible. She was so sweet and passionate speaking about the specials. The food was to die for and we had lots of laughs- will be back (and ordering take out.)
  35. VD

    VincenzoD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wondeful Pizzeria and Cucina! San Matteo is the best!!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Pizzas are exceptional as always!! . Cacio Pepe and Diavola are fantastic. The pasta is pretty good to. Prosciutto is excellent. Arancini is great. Only issue is that the place gets really busy. Pls get a reservation before coming in!
  37. VD

    VincenzoD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Worth a bit of a wait.
  39. CS

    CarolS

    New York Area

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    I don't know how they do it but they have the most amazing best crust ever! the pizzas are all amazing and you can't go wrong with whichever one you choose. We have our favs which include the classic Margharita and their Mariconda with Pancetta. Our favorite whites are the tartufata with truffle paste and prosciutto di parma. Their arugula salad is yummy .. only a few ingredients but full of flavor. We also love the parmigiana Di Melenzane perfect mix of salt and sweet the eggplant just melts in your mouth. Not much on the decor end it is a basic pizza place with a bar but it's brick lined walls and visible oven make it cozy and feel like home. Just an all around neighborhood gem!
  40. KS

    KevinS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing brick oven pizza and pasta. Feel like you are in a little restaurant in Italy. Soccer match on the tv and great staff.

FAQs

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

San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina is rated 4.8 stars by 286 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 11 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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