Ulivo

4.6
446 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Trattoria serving housemade pastas & wood-fired dishes, plus Italian-accented cocktails & wines.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 446 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjessf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing and service great! We we’re sitting outside and it’s a very busy street.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised. We found this place last minute on Yelp and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the serving size was perfect. The host made sure to accommodate our request of being seated in a larger table. The servers were all very attentive to us. Would come back!

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vipNYFoodie123
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here on Friday night. I was a single and many restaurants don’t want singles because of the reduced seating mandate. They happily took me and were very kind and attentive to me. Dinner was great and not hurried. Beautiful ambiance. Highly recommended.

LD
LD55
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding! Highly recommend.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Ulivo. There was a ravioli special with eggplant, truffle, and burrata, and it was one of the best dishes we had ever tasted. The fish roe pasta was delicious as well, and the texture and taste of the homemade pasta was perfect. Our server was extremely helpful with our ordering and was knowledgable on the menu and passionate about the food. Everything we had was delicious, and I'd definitely recommend trying the rum punch!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and wonderful accommodations for COVID. Would definitely go back

KV
KaitlynneV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic all around, will definitely be back to try more food options!

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ThomasF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hospitality here never misses a beat! Cant wait to dine inside

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure. Great food, friendly staff and quality wine selection.

JS
vipJessicaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the Braised Oxtail Parpadelle, you won't regret it!! Love this place!

TF
ThomasF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Miroslav was great! Manager stopped by to chat which was awesome. Will be here on work for the next 3 months and will be back!

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SteveVT
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

It's tough to measure ambience when the only seating is outdoors, same with noise level. BUT...Ulivo is a lovely restaurant with fabulous food. Homemade pasta is always best. And save room for the tiramisu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service even when eating on the sidewalk

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vipilena
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great hospitality!!

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VICTORIAC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice Italian restaurant with native Italians serving you. They are very friendly and the food was amazing. Highly recommended for a romantic diner or just with friends!

MF
vipMarcFromNYC
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a wonderful local Italian spot. Everyone is so friendly, low key, and professional. Nice wine list with many options at various price points. And, the food is fantastic.

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GailD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ulivo is a perfectly fine restaurant serving okay Italian dishes. The decor and ambiance are nice and comfortable, the service a little slipshod. But it's located in the now trendy NoMad neighborhood — and while we were there before 7 pm, at around 8:30 it was getting crowded.

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IsabelB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place was fantastic! The drinks were incredible, and the food was delicious. The servers, hosts, and bartender were all extremely friendly and welcoming. I would love to return for the authentic atmosphere alone. The food isn't the best italian food in NYC, but for the location especially I think this is a hidden gem. I would definitely come back and recommend it to a friend.

MB
MichelleB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Service was abysmal, Italian server had a really poor attitude and our side dishes actually arrived after we had finished eating and the restaurant was empty so no excuse for this. 3 meals 3 glasses of wine and 2 sides $199 server decided to add his own tip on which we questioned and he actually got in my mothers face telling us this is new york! I know tipping is massive in USA but is to a persons digression as the menu stated compulsory for 6 people only 3 of us and he added over 20% tip which was not deserved due to his poor service.

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Joachim
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never write reviews for restaurants. Until now. Ulivo was an outstanding dining experience from start to finish. We arrived early and seated at the bar, which was exceptional. Antonio was the consummate bartender. Dinner was fantastic in all areas - service, ambiance, quality, pace. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. We lived in Europe for over four years and this experience reminded us of our time there, where we weren't hustled through the dinner and one could see quality and effort in every aspect of the experience. I look forward to many return trips.

JB
JayB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice affordable Italian in a cool neighborhood. Wine list is a little limited, but otherwise good menu. Waitstaff is personable without being pushy. A solid goto for any casual occasion.

JB
JeanB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an absolute gem in the heart of New York! Fabulous food and ambience

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Genghis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine, with great service throughout!

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NickD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta was incredible and very reasonably priced. If you are looking for delicious Italian food near Penn Station then this is the place for you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great date night. Loved the food and the waiter was cool and friendly. Good spot

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FrankB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant , food was superb, Ivan & Patricio our servers were very attentive and polite. Parking is difficult, but the parking lot across the street only charged $15.00 as we told him we were going to dinner here. Restaurant needs to put a larger sign or lit sign up for difficult to spot where it is. Noise is moderate, people friendly, food again was great. Prime rib eye and branzino were both perfect. Highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went with my friends. Delicious. Loved the cheese board.

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TracyC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quality food and service. Great atmosphere for dinner with friends or romantic date.

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Fiona
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food, cute spot

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Pretty mediocre food - many of the dishes came out cold and were bland

DM
DebraM
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was a little concerned when I first arrived because there were not many other customers (Granted we had a late lunch reservation). However, the service was attentive and the food was very yummy. I would go back.

MR
vipMariaR
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place was a great find for me. Their pastas are fresh and delicious. Their staff is courteous and attentive.

MC
MariaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very, very good. The Branzino was simple and utterly delicious. The pasta with tuna was fantastic. The cocktails were delicious

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Pasta was delicious. Pizza could have been cooked longer as the dough wasn’t browned enough. All in all delicious.

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vipBfalcon1
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like this restaurant a lot. Everyone who works here is friendly. The waiter I had this last time was exceptional! Plus, the hostess is so nice and welcoming it makes the evening extra special. This is my go to place for a quick meal after work.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again , we weren’t disappointed!
We tried a few recommendations from our waiter Zhen , along with our favorites!
Zhen was correct. Delicious!
Can’t wait to return !

BR
BillR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I took our two children (11 + 15 y.o.) here for a nice “new year” dinner. The food was excellent. Something for everybody. Everything was prepared beautifully, especially the fresh pasta, so good. Our server was super nice and warm without being too “on” or “off”. Just the right amount of friendliness and attention. And the rest of the staff that we encountered were the same. The atmosphere is perhaps a bit informal in comparison to the food and prices. It felt slightly cafeteria-ish. The kids thought it was cool. So nothing came even close to keeping us from going again, and we will, and soon! We had a very good dinner and time.

JS
JulianS
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Booked for myself and my daughter early on New Year’s Eve. Service was good and friendly. Food was freshly prepared, and very tasty. My daughter did say that the tomato base on the pizza was a bit rich for her, but that’s not necessarily a criticism! The bill was reasonable too

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant with delicious food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

日本からの旅行で利用しました。すぐそばのホテルに泊まっていたので立地は抜群でしたが内容はあまり期待していなかったんですが、めっちゃ良かったです。チーズの盛り合わせとタコが絶品でした!こちらがあまり英語が上手くないことを知ると、ゆっくり丁寧に料理について教えてくださり、とてもありがたかったです。次回訪米時も必ず伺います!

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FAQs

Ulivo does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Ulivo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 684-8000.

Ulivo is rated 4.6 stars by 446 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.