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About Scaletta Restaurant

Located on the west side across from Central Park and the Museum of Natural History. Tasty Northern Italian specialties and on-site pastry chef's masterpieces. Scaletta Ristorante is a "must eat" for anyone who enjoys fine dining.

50 West 77th St.
New York, NY 10024
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Columbus Ave and Central Park West

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 769-9191

Website:
http://www.scalettarestaurant.com/

Catering:
Upon request only

Public Transit:
1,9 79th St and B,C at 81st St

Executive Chef:
Omer Grgurev

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Warm, professional service and home-style cooking describes this popular and affordable Upper West Side spot for bar mitzvahs, weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, graduation parties and receptions. The large main dining room can be divided into smaller rooms for completely private dining.

Scaletta Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (23)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Special Occasion (13)
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Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Authentic (8)
Cozy (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Romantic (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Kid-friendly (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Casual (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food still good to very good; service way down, unfortunately; prices up. Just not what it use to be.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Love the food, ambiance, and everything else about this place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

always reliable very good food. Comfortable and not noisy. Varied menu. Friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I dine here every three months with a client who likes Sceletta. I find the food and service is solid but nothing great. He happens to like it a lot. On this occasion, they offered a special restaurant week menu. My client, who dines her a few times a month, asked if they would substitute and allow a Caesar salad which they would not since he ordered off the prize fixed menu. We asked the manager to come over and she explained that if she did it for him she would have to do it for everyone. This was a Monday night and there was one or two other tables at 5:45 pm and the rest of the restaurant was empty. My seafood pasta entree was $42 and very average. Caesar salad was $16. For those prices I would expect incredible food and a willingness to accommodate a simple substitution request.

Overall, a decent restaurant but would not be in my personal top choices. That said, my client always enjoys it here and although he left a bit annoyed at the lack of flexibility, he did enjoy his meal. And in my book, the client is all that matters....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was absolutely amazing - best chicken parm I have ever had. There was plenty of people but the noise level was at a minimum. Restaurant itself and restrooms were very clean. I would definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

How restaurants used to be: thoughtful service, piping hot and delicious food. Old school in the best possible way.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Very nice Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side close to the park. The bartender has all necessary skills. Most professional wait staff. Welcoming atmosphere. The chef does wonderful things with veal. The wine list is small but nice. Solid and worth a visit. It's been there for years and it's reputation for reliable fare will keep it going many more years.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Very nice restaurant. Wait staff wonderful, one gentlemen who brought menus and took order was profusely sweating and kept wiping his face of sweat and then picked my my glass to move it. Gross. He stunk of sweat. Other than that the food was unreal! I recommend the veal scalopini and the mango mousse for dessert

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We are regular guests and go for the food, but also like the setting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very good ambience. Food is not highly spiced and taste is natural.
The noise level is excellent for having friendly conversation and the prices for food are good.
drinks may be a little overpriced.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

For a supposedly upscale restaurant, the service was terrible. We were ignored for a long while and then after finally ordering, we were asked several times (once by our own waiter) to order. Even then after several requests to hurry things up, it took about an hour(!!!) for the food to come out. Others around us got served before we did even though they came after us, but were served by another waiter for the most part.
Also, entrance steps are treacherous for anyone with any disability.
Dinner and dessert tasted OK at least.
The restaurant needs a lot of management attention to fix up. The cooking, at least, is OK.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Quiet place, very good food and excellent staff. For this neighborhood it's terrific.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was decent - not bad but not great. Restaurant is very spacious and comfortable - they don't cram a bunch of tables in there so you feel like you are in top of your neighbor. For that reason the acoustics are quite good and very quiet & spacious compared to most nyc restaurants. The service was extremely slow, we had to keep flagging down our server to get him to do anything. Nice and polite, just not attentive at all. They are definitely pricier than they can get away with. $28 for spaghetti bolognese made of boxed pasta - not even fresh pasta - give me a break! I will say the lasagna was excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent as usual! A family favorite for decades.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A wonderful restaurant, quiet with attentive service and a very comfortable space for conversation. Food was excellent. On the expensive side but worth it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food and service are always great! Highly recommended and will go again and again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food and service were both uninspired. Ordered shrimp scampi which is a very basic Italian dish. I did not recognize what I was given as it did not resemble or taste like shrimp scampi except that it had shrimp. Starter salad was completely boring - literally lettuce on a plate with some dressing drizzled on it. Waiters seemed annoyed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

As usual, Scaletta was wonderful!
I love their Funghi e cariofi appetizer and Lasagna.
Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our experience started out ok, we were seated right next to a family with 3 small children who were loud and running around and into my chair all night. The table across from us were extremely rude to the waitstaff. The waitstaff seemed flustered as it was a busy night, and were not prepared for it. The food was ok. The appetizers were really good, our main courses were just ok. The Lasagna noodles were over cooked, but the portion size was large. My husbands dinner was not presented as it was described. It took 3 hours for dinner, which was fine for us as we weren't in a rush. However, the other guests made the time almost unbearable, which is not the fault of the restaurant at all, but did detract from our experience.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I come here a lot, enjoy the food and staff is WONDERFUL and attentive to me. Nice dining experience indeed.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Scaletta is a type of restaurant that is sadly becoming a rarity in NYC. It combines good food with a quiet, comfortable ambiance where you can actually converse with your dinner guests. The food is well prepared but don't expect cutting edge innovation. The service is the weakest point. While friendly and well-meaning, it seems overly chaotic with seemingly every server having a hand in serving every table. All in all though, they get the job done and we regularly dine here. Note: no grade inflation here, 5 stars are few and far between from me.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We have been here several times. The food is great. In fact, we enjoyed leftovers the following day wishing we saved more from the night before. The service this time was lacking. Waited for our entres and then nearly had to tackle someone to get the bill. We were not given attention.

That will not dissuade me from coming again. Also, they discontinue the cream cones. I was looking forward to that all day! Better luck next time.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I have been here many times, and Scaletta never fails to please. Great service, good food and welcoming ambiance.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Wonderful as always. It just gets better and better

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Not enough waiters for all of the reservations. Our waiter too old to keep up with the crowd and not understandable. Food neither hot nor tasty.

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Outstanding food and service, as always!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went for a birthday dinner. Food excellent- staff very attentive . Would visit again when I am in the city

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Still amazing after all these years! Fine food and wine, professional service, and that rarest of NY commodities: a restaurant quiet enough to make conversation not just possible but a pleasure!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Mediocre food, poor service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

as always, ,Scaletta is lovely place to dine and to be able to talk to your friends. it's a bit pricey, but it is an unusual and extremely pleasant place to have dinner

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were welcomed with the message that the kitchen was closed despite the fact that they have recieved notice of and were aware of that we had reserved a table at 8.00 pm. In line with that and due to no excuse other that the guy in charge had forgotten to take any action we have difficult to recommend this place to anyone.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Despite having a reservation and coming 10 minutes early, it took 45 minutes to be seated. Then the service was so bad, the poor hostess had to hustle around to cover for the waiter.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This is a traditional Italian restaurant with real table clothes and napkins and little bread plates. It has a retro feeling along with very good food. Try it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always good -- fine, considerate, attentive service

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is a favorite of ours. The food is consistently very good. The staff are very friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Friendly service, good food and tables far enough apart so that diners can hear each other talk.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Our visits to SCALETTA are always wonderful. The entire package - staff, food and ambiance. A favorite.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This is an old-timers neighborhood restaurant outstanding for its genteel ambiance and low noise level. These make up for the somewhat clumsy and not exactly gracious wait staff. The food while uninspired is good in a down to earth way. It's a great place to go for a hearty meal and for being able to carry on a conversation without having to raise your voice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Always like the comfortable and friendly atmosphere of Scaletta. One of our NY favorites.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Always a good place for friends to enjoy a good meal together. Quiet for conversation and warm wonderful welcome and service from staff.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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