Tarallucci e Vino - Upper West Side

4.6
144 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
"All ends well with Tarallucci E Vino" is the famous Italian saying rooted in the tradition of resolving any matter over a glass of wine and tarallucci, the classic southern Italian cookie.

Tarallucci e Vino Upper West Side is a neighborhood favorite. Our housemade pastries, fresh pastas and expertly crafted coffee uphold our standard of high quality ingredients and authenticity. Tarallucci e Vino Upper West Side is a cozy spot for a quick breakfast, elegant lunches, relaxed dinners or lazy weekend brunches. Open for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Welcome the New Year with Tarallucci e Vino. Ring in 2021 with a celebratory three-course prix fixe menu & complimentary champagne toast. $75 | per person.

What 144 people are saying
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GroF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, fresh food and friendly staff. My shrimp dish was great!

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KathrynM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Nice out door seating options. Quick service for a late dinner

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic the service was great it was just very very expensive I wasn’t expecting that but this is New York City lol

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Arrived at reservation time, and they didn’t have indoor seating available, was told to wait 10 minutes for another couple to leave and then that table was given to another couple instead so had to wait even longer. Once we sat down the service was better. But before seating it was pretty much a mess. They did offer a free bottle of wine to make it better but either way the service upon arrival was awful, the service after being seated was good.

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ThomasR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a romantic dinner. Someone made a mistake on open table so they ended up with way too many people on Valentine's night yet they handled it with absolute class and professionalism. If they can manage a stressful night like that I know they'll be great in normal times. Also, great wine list with knowledgeable waiters to choose a good pair.

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John
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Overbooked on reservations had to wait outside and couldn’t even cancel.

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vipAnnie
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch‼️

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vipWestsider
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a neighborhood favorite perfect for a casual breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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vipJoelL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Steak was mediocre. Service was the same.

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vipGregW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was Valentines Day and they didn’t tell me I’d be forced to buy the prix fixe until the day before when it too late to make a reservation elsewhere. Kinda sleazy

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vipDavid
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Overpriced Valentine's Day meal that wasn't worth the money. At $80 per person, what we received should have been much better. First, they forgot our amuse bouche and didn't bring it until we reminded them it was part of the prix fixe. Considering this is a small restaurant with not that many tables, that wasn't acceptable. My appetizer was grilled octopus. I had to forage through the potatoes and greens to barely find the miniscule piece of octopus. Main course of duck was acceptable but uneventful. Overall, it was mediocre at best. If you can't produce a spectacular prix fixe menu then at least have the decency to allow us to order a la carte.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and food is amazing!

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Burtnor
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

From bread through chocolate biscotti, the food was excellent, with the exception of a squash-burrata dish that was cold and bland, oddly uninspired for this interesting pairing. Ravioli was terrific (menu describes cream sauce but the dish was not noticeably creamy; great mixed wild mushrooms on top).
Noise depends entirely on time of day: a busy lunch on Friday was quite loud, but immediately thereafter quieted down to comfortable for coffee. Service was friendly and attentive. Not cheap but worth the money. Would definitely come back. The place is small, popular, and very close to Central Park and the Museum of Natural History, so strongly suggest reservations.

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vipLofty
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had the Restaurant Week lunch: "SCREPELLE M’BUSSE" which was three folded, cheese-stuffed egg crepes in chicken broth, delicious; and meatballs, three of them, tasty. Mains were a very generous salmon with delicious farro on the side, and a tasty panini filled with porchetta.

The restaurant is very small – we counted 11 tables for two – so we'd advise reserving. Still, there were tables free when we ate about 1:00 PM.

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vipMMess
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Probably was my favorite Italian meal in the Upper West Side. The chef did an excellent job. Service was good as well. The restaurant is surprisingly small, but it gave off a modern/intimate vibe. Wold recommend to a friend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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VictoriaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great value for the restaurant week deal

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MichaelA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had lunch here the other day, and it was excellent. I had previously only come for coffee and breakfast (excellent European-style pastries), and was surprised and impressed by the breadth and quality of the menu. Nothing earth-shattering, but well-prepared Mediterranean dishes (fish, pasta, salad) with friendly service in a lovely neighborhood cafe setting. Highly recommended.

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YogaMama22
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice neighborhood place for a late brunch/lunch. Food is great and all the servers seem happy. Lovely experience

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vipDebz
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Was a friend's birthday and I indicated that on the reservation. Got seated at a nice table by the window. As soon as we ordered, didn't see our server again despite asking for a spoon for the pasta and some cheese. Could have used both as well as a 2nd glass of wine. Oh well.
A bit more attention would go a long way.

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ElizabethK
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It is tiny but gorgeously decorated. Very clean and welcoming. Our server was so wonderful and the food was out of this world. We came for restaurant week and I hope the butternut squash ravioli is a regular item because it was some of the best I’ve had. Will be back for sure!!!

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vipADCurry
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants at any time of day -- from a cappuccino, to soup and a salad, a glass of wine, or a delicious dinner. Everything is simple and well done. Not an ounce of pretension. Pounds of charm.

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Mary
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tiny little place but well worth the visit. The food was fresh and delicious and service was outstanding. A gem not to be missed!

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vipHappy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, well-prepared food in a warm, cozy atmosphere. The room is small but comfy and the waiter was friendly and efficient. This was our second time, and we'll go back for sure.

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vipjersey111
New York Area
169 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Limited menu; I expected more of a restaurant experience, but it was more of a coffee shop atmosphere, friendly staff

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HeatherT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food...excellent service. Cute, quaint restaurant a short walk from Museum of Natural History.

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SamE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I received an email from OpenTable on 11/13/19 advertising "World Week of Italian Cuisine." Several branches of "Tarallucci e Vino" including the Upper West Side location were listed as participating, so I made a reservation for lunch at the UWS branch for 11/24/19. When I and my friends arrived that day, we were told that the UWS branch of the restaurant was NOT participating in the "World Week of Italian Cuisine." We were surprised and disappointed, since that was the reason we decided to go there. We ended up staying and eating there anyway, even though we didn't appreciate the "bait amd switch." Will probably not return there because of that.

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RubyChewsday
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A small and intimate venue, lovely service, and very tasty food attractively presented. The wine-pouring style is always a joy to watch. Good choice for when you want to comfortably chat with your dinner pals over excellent fare.

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IsabellaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to appreciate good meal good ambiance ... pity for rain😊

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vipGilly
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It started off badly. It was a very cold & windy night & I struggled to push (or pull) the door open. Both staff members at reception saw me through the glass, and both were clearly looking at me, but nobody had the instinct to help me out, no motion or gesture. Not very welcoming. The restaurant was practically empty so it’s not as if they were overrun. Beet salad was very limp, greens didn’t feel fresh, with 2 tiny pieces of cheese & a vinaigrette that didn’t feel like it contained any decent grade olive oil. All in all, an unjustifiably overpriced salad. Octopus dish just barely ok. Felt like the octopus had been grilled or seared earlier & reheated. This was an overpriced & unsatisfying meal. I have eaten at the union square location & remember it being far better.

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Anandm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots on the Upper West Side. Highly recommend one of their cheese boards.

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Notyourgrandfathersreview
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Decent salads, tasteless artichoke soup, raw meatballs which the server got sarcastic about, although she did comp part of the check. Oh, and absurd prices. Yet another grain of sand in the food desert that is the UWS.

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Blueskies
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cosy lovely quite above average neighbourhood Italian.

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vipReview
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was great, tables are tiny and cramped. Very noisy - had to shout to be heard.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Extensive wine list - but make sure you specify exactly which bottle you want. Our server “upgraded” our Gavi to the black label Gavi. I’m sure it was an innocent mistake but made us all very uncomfortable. Food was tasty but very limited menu. It was ok but better choices in nyc

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NJDF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is friendly, neighborhood restaurant with tasty Italian based dishes. It has small tables and a bar where you can eat too. It was very lively when we were there for lunch.

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MelissaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Very delicious food. Only compliant was service was rushed, but it is also NYC.

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vipEllenM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service are always excellent an outdoor dining is wonderful.

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RMcM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Comfortable. Simple. But lively enough to enjoy immensely. Great service. Try the "House Sparkling."

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vipstuartk
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our (my wife & I) first visit & it exceeded our expectations on all levels.
Christian recommended the homemade pasta and it was sublime.
Pretty atmosphere & delicious repast.
Kudos & yes we’ll be back ... when we’re back.

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Tarallucci e Vino - Upper West Side is rated 4.6 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

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