San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina

4.6
195 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria

Top Tags:

Casual
Fun

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.

What 195 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
S
vipSheryl
New York Area
444 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had hoped to eat outdoors, but the tables inside were well spaced and we felt comfortable. Very broad menu with lots of options; waiter happy to provide advice and recommendations. We enjoyed starting with a pizza for the table before entrees, and ended up with take-home bags from our meals. Service was excellent! Wine list was expensive for a pizzeria/cucina.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We ate outside and had a lovely time. Everyone ordered a different pizza and shared. Service was friendly. Food was very good.

d
davida
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in the world

l
lucys
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fave UES Spot!

D
vipDanielle
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday (been here 3 or 4 times before this though!) and everything was perfect! Food was great, our waitress was amazing and they sat us Right away! Always looking forward to my next trip to San Matteo!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter and staff were great. Food was delicious!

d
debrap
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Pizza crust was soggy and pizza not very good as far as the taste. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was just ok

NN
vipNativeNewYorker
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A wonderful and delicious meal with great service! Perfect neighborhood spot.

AS
AnthonyS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Highly recommend San Matteo. We'll be back soon.

SP
SandaP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Make sure to make a reservation as they get busy.

MS
MirnaS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizzas in town. I always go there or order delivery

AB
AlexanderB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best (if not the best) Neapolitan pizza options in New York

MT
vipMonsieurT
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our server was amazing and very polite and welcoming. The mozzarella en corrozza was meh(tasted like bacon honestly which is VERY odd considering it’s bread breadcrumbs and cheese fried).. the procuitto pizza was ok. Sauce was to watery for my liking and kinda ruined everything when I found a few pieces of hair in our food.. not sure if I’d return even though I was so excited to try them out

R
vipRobb
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, service and vibe.
We will definitely be back

l
lasnisnyc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is delicious and there are so many options. The staff is just fantastic. They are so accommodating and knowledgeable. I always look forward to eating here. It is my neighborhood staple.

KS
vipKatieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

During pandemic but made a reservation for outdoor dining. Still had to wait a long time for a table. Food arrived hot and delicious.

D
vipDebo
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service was very good.
Tables are a very tight. Unable to get into my chair due to the fact that the chairs directly behind me were too close. People at table behind us were oblivious and not helpful.
Overall, very good and delicious pizzas.

D
vipDanielle
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been to San Matteo twice & LOVED it both times. The food is some of the best Italian I've had since living in Manhattan and the service was good too. The portions are decent & I'm never disappointed :)

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Service was horrible. Had an 8pm reservation and was not seated until after 830. Bartender and hostess had terrible attitudes.

KB
vipKellyB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!
Wish they had the vodka pizza

AH
AndyH
London
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta and pizza, buzzy atmosphere, very friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tavolo attaccato ad altri, nel tipico usò newyorkese di utilizzare ogni millimetro, pizza decente ma prezzi fuori da ogni grazia di Dio.
Passare oltre pls

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent

r
viprockdoc
New England
51 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It's February. I requested a 'nice' table to celebrate a birthday. We were given the closest table to the door & it was VERY cold and VERY uncomfortable! We all (4 of us) ordered pizza. It is the thin crust type but a soooo thin it fell limp when I tried to pick it up. It even fell apart when we tried to cut it. For NY pizza, I was very disappointed! Plus, my son brought 3 little pastries to celebrate the birthday & we were shared $12.00 for them serving it! This was definitely a 1 and done!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

valentine’s day

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Service was really great too. I really enjoyed my experience with San Matteo.

V
Vivicity
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic Italian dishes with flavors that transcend the casual neighborhood setting.

BM
BrandonM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

San Matteo was awesome! The food the service, you name it! Our waiter was amazing and everyone else part of the staff was very attentive. I wish I asked for the name of our waiter he was awesome! The very tall Italian looking guy was great at recommending great dishes and the other Spanish guy (might just be a runner not sure) was also very helpful. He continuously made sure we were doing good and recommended some yummy deserts. However, I would say make a reservation. This place is VERY popular! Amazing business! Thanks Guys!

DS
vipDanielleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Awful service. Took 20 minutes to order wine and almost an hour for our food to come to the table.

TQ
vipTQ5425
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter’s 11th birthday with 11 friends and it was exceptional! From amazing pizza, to catered service and friendly staff, it was truly amazing! I am so grateful to San Mateo Pizzeria to accommodate our group! The girls were extremely happy and had a blast! I highly recommend their pizza!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tres bon et très conviviale

Report
PG
PickyGourmand
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Solid pizza. Good neighborhood restaurant! Will go back.

C
Caitlin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

A little too loud

NY
vipNYCeater
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Food was delicious and our waiter was wonderful and speedy. Thank you for the great meal!

Unfortunately, we decided to pass on coffee + Nutella pizza because the noise from the speakers with the football game was very off-putting. We could not have a conversation as the advertisements from the game were blasting. Such a shame. It would be so lovely to have some Italian favorites like Pino Daniele that echo the theme of the restaurant. Just a suggestion!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They never sat us. We waiting for 45 minutes and never gave us a table. We had to leave.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor food. Noisy.

RS
vipRSJT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Had to wait a half hour for our table even though we had a reservation.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pizza

Report
B
Bruce
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got 3 pizzas to split between 4 friends and we were filled! Delicious pizzas!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina using the Order Online button. San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates.

San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina is rated 4.6 stars by 195 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.