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Regional

4.4
459 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Comfort Food
Regional is an Italian restaurant specializing in THE CUISINE OF THE MANY REGIONS OF Italy. Every single one of the 20 regions that comprise the Italian territory are represented with 1 or more recipes on our menu. We feature a wine list of about 50 all Italian wines(red white sparkling)and a full bar(seats 16) with a great small tapas menus. Other features are a great weekend brunch(anything from sandwiches to omelettes, burgers to pancakes). Our Chef PierLuigi Sacchetti has cooked in many hot spots in the city.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Modern European
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday 5:00pm-11:30pm, Sunday 5:00pm-10:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 666-1915
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pierluigi Sacchetti
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Catering
Can handle all your catering needs
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
98 and 99streets
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Parking details
Easy to find parking on avenue and side streets.
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Public transit
subway lines 1,2,3 to 96th street and Broadway
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Special events & promotions
Specialize in cocktail parties, after wedding brunches, rehearsal dinners or any other intimate party
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 459 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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food
4.4
service
4.0
ambience
4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 6 days ago

My friend and I met for dinner there on Sunday evening, and shared a very good bottle of Pinot Grigio. We also split the Tuscany salad, but I didn't care for it much. She ordered the hanger steak which was a little overcooked but she ate it anyway, and I had the bronzini which was delicious but the portion was too small. We decided to share the ricotta cheesecake which was supposed to come with blueberry compote but the waitress said they were "out of the compote" and gave us a small dish of plain blueberries instead, which we considered a poor substitute. I'm not sure I will come rushing back here anytime soon...

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I love coming here every time. The vibe is perfect. Everyone is always so nice and they’re always paying attention to your needs. Whenever I bring a friend here, they always come back and bring their friends too. It’s such a gem, I almost feel bad about exposing my favorite secret with everyone.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Looked for a brunch place on the UWS and looking through available times, this restaurant popped up. We entered a very buzzy, neighborhood place. We were warmly welcomed by the hostess, however, she did not seat us until our entire table was there, in spite of a reservation. I always find that to be a bit annoying and nonsensical, but whatever. It was very busy and took time to get us a waiter for a food or coffee order. Not too bothersome but we did have to ask twice for a simple coffee. What was great were unlimited mimosas, bloody marys, etc. with brunch. My eggs over easy with sausage was overcooked, they weren't runny as they should be, but I knew since it was so crowded I'd never get it redone by the kitchen in time. One of our party ordered a salad and it was large and fresh looking. Another had steak and eggs, which looked very good. I wasn't completely disappointed and would go back in spite of some bumps. It's a great little neighborhood place and very friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had relatives in from out of town and were a party of five. There were wonderful choices for each and every one of us and everything was delicious. The service was attentive and made us feel special. It was simply a lovely night out dining and we had a great time!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

It was fine

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Fantastic place. Great quality food and service. Thoughtful wine selection at great value for price,

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This is a neighborhood spot for us that we han't been to in quite some time and we were treated very well. Food is fresh delicious... great selection of pastas, fish (one of us ha a salmon dish surrounded by piles of super-fresh vegetables - yum), cheese and meat boards and wines. All of us enjoyed ourselves and we will return soon!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Best brunch spot in the UWS. Great food, wonderful service, and amazing environment for a terrific meal!

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Monday nights in particular are a great deal with $10 pastas.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Very nice, looking forward to returning

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Very great brunch experience. I will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2018

The food was very good...three course meal for $25.
Great bargain on Wednesdays!

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2.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Salad was great; pasta from menu excellent as were the lamb chops (always superior!). However, the special seafood pasta dish with lobster, etc. was a profound disappointment. $25 for maybe a square inch of lobster meat (if that) encased in a misleading shell, and a smattering of some other sea food things in a very uninspiring sauce. Sounded great when the waitperson told us about the specials, but OMG! what a rip-off. Didn't want to make a fuss, so didn't send it back.

Would recommend to a friend with a warning because usually things are wonderful.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

There are very few good restaurants on the Upper West Side above 96 ST, this is one of them. It is our favorite spot when we don't want to take the subway somewhere. It is authentic Italian/Sicilian cuisine always well prepared and moderately priced. There are lots of pasta options for vegetarians. Our most recent visit was New Years Eve. It was bitter cold and Regional was the perfect place to ring in 2018. We walked to it. It was full and lively. There was live music (which was a nice surprise). It was all we wanted, and more, for a low key New Years Eve.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We love Regional, our go-to local Italian. Excellent homemade pasta, tasty salads, reasonable prices and friendly service. You’ll love it.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Boozy Brunch Special was fantastic. Will definitely come back.

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2017

had been here several times awhile ago for dinner before Symphony Space and came this time with friends for brunch which is very popular here. hence, it is a bit hectic although the very hands-on owner keeps everything moving along. there are lots of children and even infants so if you want something more leisurely and low-key, this may not be the place for such a meal.

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3.0Dined on November 17, 2017

My friends and I enjoyed our dinner there, but it was very hard to hear with all the noise -- no effort has been made to put sound-absorbing ceiling tiles or space tables a little further apart. It's obviously a neighborhood hot spot (we heard brunches there are very popular) but we won't be coming back for dinner.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

As always, Regional doesn't disappoint. Fresh, creative Italian food from many regions, with a solid wine list. Service can be spotty, but always good natured. We return over and over again!

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2017

Great Monday night pasta special though they just raised the price to $10. Still a good deal.

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4.0Dined on October 23, 2017

Sadly they have raised their monday night special to $10 but is still a good deal. Food is always hit or miss but was a hit that day!

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3.0Dined on October 23, 2017

The drinks were tiny and expensive, the appetizer was great, the entrees were not, and the service was not very good (we had to bus our own table). I doubt we'll go back.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Hands down my favorite place to brunch in the city. Delicious food, great atmosphere, and outstanding service.

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2.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Service was slow. At one point our waiter was yawning and clearly had forgotten about us. My meal was nothing special. Honestly, I could have made it better.

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4.0Dined on October 12, 2017

The restaurant is casual but with a nice atmosphere and great friendly staff. Food is good as well I definitely recommend for dinner.

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

Love this place. Always busy, great neighborhood restaurant. Service is excellent, food is delicious and great value. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Love the Monday night pasta special. Sometimes food is better then others.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Great for brunch. Includes bottomless after purchase of first drink - extremely great deal and good Italian food.

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2017

The branzino was very good. Very good attentive service.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

The service here was exceptional. I had brunch here and the bottomless mimosas were amazing. The owner was so personable and ensured that we had everything we needed.

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3.0Dined on August 16, 2017

I have mixed feelings. Staff were very nice but did not come until called, even at the door when I first walked in. The oily bread with fresh tomatoes was absolutely delicious! The carpaccio was very good. The branzino wasn't very tasteful (I know, it was branzino!), and the lamb chops tasted reheated. All in all, dinner with my friend was an enjoyable experience, and I'd definitely go back.

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2.0Dined on August 13, 2017

The shrimp and calamari appetizer was tasteless,the pasta I had was tasteless my wife's was also very bland. Highly disappointing

,will not return

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Have always enjoyed my meals there. Introduced a friend to the restaurant and she was very impressed. As usual, the food and service were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

I very much enjoyed my brunch at Regional. Not only was the food great but the service was impeccable. Plus the bottomless deal is such a good deal!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2017

Excellent food, brilliant drinks--their own--and wonderful atmosphere. A true gem

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2017

It was amazing! A definite Repeat !

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3.0Dined on June 25, 2017

Warm, friendly welcome from host. Nice service from waitress and bus person. Good food and good value.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2017

Regional is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. It is both unpretentious and really delicious, with lots of options, very well priced, and great specials. Home made pasta dishes with lots of veggie and pescaterian options. Portions are generous but not overwhelming; service is lovely, and the wine list has interesting specials. We shared a tuna tartare app, a special salad, and a hanger steak main that was delicious. And because it was Wednesday, we shared a 1/2 price bottle of Primitivo, and our check came in at less than $100 for 2. Not bad for the UWS!

I avoid brunch here cause its too noisy and crowded. But its perfect for weekday dinners, especially if you can snag an outside table . The acoustics of the room could be better so if you have trouble with noise best to come early, late, or sit outside.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Great food and wine, with regional pasta dishes, but slow, poor service

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Solidly reliable. Good salad. Great pasta. Good weekday night specials. Neighborhood standby when craving a relaxing meal. First time for my dining partner and she enjoyed her ink pasta with seafood. I ordered the lemon linguini with shrimp and zucchini. Pasta was perfectly cooked and shrimp were too.

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