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Uva

4.5
4.5
1709 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Uva, an intimate little wine bar with great cuisine served in generous portions, a lively ambience and an impressive wine list.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am–3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday 4:00pm–2:00am, Saturday: 12:00pm–2:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm–1:00am

  • Phone number

    (212) 472-4552

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Claudio Meneghini

  • Catering

    Delicious finger foods and appetizers available for your event when ordered in advance.

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy hosting your next private event in our intimate private wine cellar room which can accommodate about 32 people for a sit down dinner. The wine cellar room can be used for fun dinners with family and friends, to business meetings and everything in between! Our year-round garden, which can accommodate 40 people, may also be used during the day time. Our entire restaurant may be booked during weekday afternoons.

  • Private party contact

    Jessica: (212) 472-4552

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    2nd Ave between 77th and 78th

  • Parking details

    6 Train to East 77th street & Lexington Ave. Then walk 2 blocks East. We are located on the East Side of 2nd Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets.

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,709 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. JR

    JillianR

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love UVA! The food is AMAZING!
  2. CK

    CaitlinK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Uva. One of the only places we make a reservation for in NY
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, as always!!
  4. MA

    MariaA

    New York Area

    200 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    200 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The gnocchis are e best thing and the pear salad is always a refreshing choice.
  5. RD

    RichardD

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was very good. Service was not as good as it had been in the past. The fact that we were seated in a corner did not bother me, but evidently as a table for 2, we did not get the level of attention that I have come to expect in the fine restaurant. I probably relate that to the fact that the restaurant was quite busy with large tables. I certainly will return as I find this continues to be a wonderful restaurant.
  6. JM

    JackM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uva offered a charming dining experience that felt like something out of Italy. Thoroughly enjoyable and would always recommend to friends!
  7. A

    Ammo252

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is my second time eating there. UVA was packed on a Monday night, clearly they are on top of their game. It is very good food at a very competitive price relative to manhattan prices. The service is excellent. Water always filled, our server always made sure we had serving utensils so we could share some of our food. The prosciutto app was excellent as were the veal, meat balls in red sauce. We loved the pasta dishes and our desert which was a delicious almond tart with ice cream. I highly recommend this place, the vibe is also fun.
  8. EF

    EmyF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uva is great every time. Service is just as good as the food and the food is GREAT.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good menu and atmosphere at a reasonable price
  10. LW

    LaurenW

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner! Highly recommend the Ricotta Bruschetta & Gnocchi! We sat outside on the patio, great environment!
  11. MH

    MarieH

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was professional and attentive and the food was delicious.
  12. ER

    ERICAP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We made a reservation through Opentable for 7 PM and were finally seated at 7:40 Pm. It’s completely unacceptable to reserve a table and have to wait 40 minutes. There was little communication from the host and hostess- both were very unapologetic and didn’t acknowledge our long wait time. I was very disappointed and upset with my experience waiting for the table so it really ruined my meal. The table service was OK, food was so so- there are plenty of better Italian restaurants in Manhattan. I won’t be returning to Uva.
  13. QN

    QualityNotQuantity

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Went for daughter's 30th birthday and it was disappointing. Food was pretty good, nothing special. However, our party of 4 was put downstairs (wine cellar environment) along with 2 large parties of 12 or more. We could hardly hear ourselves talk, nevermind hearing the person sitting across the table. It was only a Wednesday night and the place was deafening. I had asked for a nice table and told them it was a special event, so why would they put us in the corner of the cellar along with large, loud parties? Service was good but between the noise and the just okay food, we would not return.
  14. JC

    JennyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Cute ambiance that mimics a house and pretty good food but not all pasta is fresh and that's okay but know that they're not fresh. The bartender was pretentious, the vodka they used on a bloody mary was a very low quality vodka for a place like this. Overall, it was good but wouldn't be making a second reservation any time soon.
  15. RC

    RegisC

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelent food and service. I recommend to reserve a table in advance
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Really great pole ya and eggplant parm. The seating the back is super cute!
  17. JV

    JoeV

    Naples

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner as always! We enjoyed everything from the delicious appetizers to our superb dinner! UVA is one of our favorite restaurant’s! Always Happy here!
  18. D

    Dorita

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were looking for a late dining option and UVA was an alternative, we were glad we tried this restaurant, the food , the ambiance, the service are superb and they serve dinner until 2am!!! Fantastic option for late dinner!
  19. JS

    JS16

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was just so delicious and the staff were so courteous the entire time! A very romantic place to go to and perfect for date night.
  20. RU

    RUSSELLC

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply a warm, cozy place with nice employees and customers. Always comfortable level of noise, making conversations easy to hold. I have been back 4 or 5 times, though there are so many places I haven't yet been to. I like trying new places, but sometimes when you just want to go without surprise, we always know the consistency of Uva will be there.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Hi I have a reservation for 2 at 1PM. Hostess: do you have a name!?!? Nobody: Literally hostess: Do you have a name??
  22. VP

    VeronicaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! Always amazing service and high food quality
  23. MM

    MaraM

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice atmosphere, great service and delicious food. We didn’t have the best table location that’s the only negative. It was great and we will be back
  24. K

    Kyle

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had dinner at Uva with my family from out of town after they requested a “meal we can only get in New York”. The food at Uva is nothing short of special, and the wine list is extensive and well priced. Highly recommend to anyone looking for authentic Italian.
  25. F

    Finnegansmom

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    The food was mediocre and the restaurant too crowded and noisy to enjoy our friends' company. The service was terrific, though.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    No gluten free pasta in 2020??? Won’t be going back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome atmosphere. Great food. Lively. Romantic. And much more
  28. j

    jojo

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  29. CA

    ChrisA

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a solid UES brunch spot and it has a nice comfortable feel to it.
  30. CA

    CecilaAlpengeist

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing polenta. Can’t wait to return. Only wish their wine list included Vermintinos.
  31. AN

    AgendaNYC

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Unfortunately, the food was terrible. I got the Tortellini Special and it was not good. It had a meatball inside that was dry and tasteless, the mushroom sauce was bland and gross. We also ordered the fingerling beet gnocchis and they were totally tasteless... total disappointment . We’ve had better past from the corner deli.
  32. MM

    MarlaM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic home made food! Ambiance lovely, service exceptional! Great date night restaurant!
  33. g

    gelminam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    a little disappointed with our Saturday dinner:(. Our reservation was at 6pm and our waiter Angel screwed up both drink and food order! My husband ordered an old fashioned and a bottle of wine.. the wine came but the drink NEVER CAME!! we asked the waiter few times about it and he said it was coming but it never did so we just told him to forget about it. One of the appetizers never came and they brought our entrees instead but we had to send them back because we wanted our appetizer.. it came finally and it was good.. but when entrees arrived we could tell that my ravioli was sitting under the light for a while so it was not freshly made.... Angel apologized for screwing it up.. it really sucks as we live in the neighborhood and I used to like this place.. it was our date night and the guy managed to screw up everything and it was not even busy at 6pm!!! They gave us a free glass of wine.. I told the manager/ owner but he didn’t seem to care as he was busy seating people:(.... a little upset with this as we liked this place and the food is always good and the ambience is nice but I don’t think we will come back:((.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, great service! The ricotta bruschetta and ricotta gnocchi were phenomenal. Celebrated my birthday here with my boyfriend and it was perfect! Highly recommend.
  35. TR

    TheReck

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food is good. We waited 20 minutes before getting seated for our reservation. Not the place to go if you want to have a quiet conversation. Very noisy but high energy. Nose could improve with better acoustics.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal, so fresh and delicious with sophisticated flavors. Would definitely go back
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food! Can’t wait to go back!
  38. CF

    ChelseaFoodie

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Uva's food and service are very good. However, the tables are too close together and the noise level is unbearable. My friend was hit in the head accidentally by another patron who was putting on her coat. The tables are much too close together.
  39. PR

    PatteR

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, didn't hear about cozy basement room so we will try that next time. Food was good but I loved the decor, candles in the brick walls. cozy!
  40. J

    Justin

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service will return. Best Italian in the Upper East Side nay all of Manhattan?!

FAQs

Uva offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 472-4552.

Uva is rated 4.5 stars by 1709 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd Ave between 77th and 78th

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am–3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday 4:00pm–2:00am, Saturday: 12:00pm–2:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm–1:00am

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    6 Train to East 77th street & Lexington Ave. Then walk 2 blocks East. We are located on the East Side of 2nd Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Claudio Meneghini

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 472-4552

  • Catering

    Delicious finger foods and appetizers available for your event when ordered in advance.

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy hosting your next private event in our intimate private wine cellar room which can accommodate about 32 people for a sit down dinner. The wine cellar room can be used for fun dinners with family and friends, to business meetings and everything in between! Our year-round garden, which can accommodate 40 people, may also be used during the day time. Our entire restaurant may be booked during weekday afternoons.

  • Private party contact

    Jessica: (212) 472-4552

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