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Bettolona, New York, NY
Bettolona, New York, NY
Bettolona, New York, NY
Bettolona, New York, NY
Bettolona, New York, NY

Bettolona

4.3
4.3
116 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Great food, full bar and warm hospitality in the heart of Columbia University and adjacent to the Manhattan School of Music. Bettolona welcomes all for wood-fired pizzas, homemade pastas, seafood and locally-sourced meats representing the diverse cuisines of Italy at modest prices. Chef's specials offered everyday. Well-curated wine selection, spirits, aperitifs and digestifs. Groups and private parties welcome.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria
  • Hours of operation
    Sunday - Wednesday : 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Thursday - Saturday - 11:00 AM - 12: AM
  • Phone number
    (212) 749-1125
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Davide Pupillo
  • Catering
    Bettolona caters parties large and small - from a selection of wood-fired pizzas, to large gatherings complete with wine and spirits. Contact us to discuss your specific needs and budget.
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome groups for casual and formal occasions, often hosting Columbia University and Manhattan School of Music groups for graduation and other milestones. Call us, for a menu designed to meet your needs and budget.
  • Private party contact
    Sandro Bettolona: (212) 749-1125
  • Neighborhood
    Harlem
  • Cross street
    La Salle St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    1 Train, M4, M104, Bx15, M60-SBS
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

116 Reviews
  1. PamelaC

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very sad they have closed! Our favorite date place, and great for group parties also!

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  2. JohnK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wo.derful foor and service! Would recommend this establishment to anyone!

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  3. AnniversaryDinnerWinner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, super friendly staff and the food is amazing. If you're looking for some quality Italian eats in a comfortable space this place is for you. My wife and I will definitely be going back!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Cute hole in the wall. Meal was descent, not a lot of meat. Good customer service.

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  5. Chris

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very happy to have found Bettolona, my 2 daughters and I enjoyed a delicious dinner. All the employees are very friendly and genuine.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, good service during an early dinner rush

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  7. SchaeferJ

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent neighborhood joint, excellent italian food, reasonably prized, great service.

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  8. JaniceD

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I ate at Bettolona for the first time on Friday night and unanimously agreed that it was a 'find!' Not only was the food fabulous, but the staff were warm and welcoming. We were concerned that we'd have lost our reservation when traffic made us slightly late, but the host was entirely understanding and charming. When we said we had a show to go to, the waiter said he make sure our food would be ready quickly, and it was. The owner of the restaurant went around to every table to make sure everyone was happy -- it was clearly a place where not only the chefs were excellent, but where everyone working there seemed to enjoy their jobs and their customers -- even during the hectic time when every table was full. MOST importantly, though, the food was delicious -- try the spinach lasagna -- you won't be sorry!

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  9. Joey

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great from the time we walked in until the time we left!!!

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  10. BelaN

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    the food was just ok, serve was really good , restaurant was quite

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  11. SusanM

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Just know that if you go in summer when their whole windows/doors opening to the street you are directly next to the elevated trains and subjected to the LOUD noise of their passing every few minutes. In winter I imagine it's more muted since the place isn't open to the outdoors. It's pleasant since they don't have to use AC but OMG the noise, plus sirens and such...being on Broadway.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an amazing time - the food was great and affordable for the area, and the service was fantastic! There is the train that comes by time to time, but didn’t prevent us from having a good time!

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  13. OscarS

    New York City

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating pride

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  14. India

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always

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  15. ChristopherL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Italian with very attentive management and staff. Linguini, lamb and calamari salad were all excellent. Can be crowded on weekends so get a reservation.

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  16. phenzo

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, service & owner. A true gem!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The food is not authentic Italian food. Its just pasta and pizza. NO FLAVOR AT ALL!!

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  18. blooms

    New York City

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bettolona is a neighborhood Italian restaurant that provides comfort, good homey food, decent wine lovely coffees and a few terrific desserts. It’s just down the hill for me, about 1block from the 125th street #1 stop and the 4 and104 buses. The is always a fire in the pizza oven which is soothing no matter the season. For those that like it there is a nice bar.!The prices are reasonable for lunch, dinner and brunch. Go and enjoy.

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  19. MKM11

    New York City

    100 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly neighborhood boite in the Columbia University area. Menu is interesting, well-priced; service is satisfactory. I met a friend there for dinner, and we had a nice time.

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  20. JanayA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place in west harlem. I didn't expect the rustic and authentic feeling when we came. The prices for the straight-out-of-Italy food was unbelievable. Great rosé and a loveable owner!! Will be back for sure in the summer.

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  21. Foodie

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were greeted by a friendly, personable owner. The dining area has a warm casual chic feel. The cocktail bar made a perfect Negroni for me to start things off. The salads, brick oven pizza, and pasta was all outstanding. Tight wine list. In terms of cost, let's just say this dinner experience would be a fantastic value anywhere, let alone upper west side Manhattan.

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  22. HoLLYWooDKiD

    Toronto

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of (if not my favorite place) in the area... The kitchen is fast; the food is fresh; nice, simply presented food like a proper Italian Trattoria should be (almost like Italy) with a wonderful host (if u’re lucky enough to see him) generally better & better staff of late and it’s a warm cozy charming space w/ a nice bar and actual pizza oven with pizza dough maker in-house on display. Highly recommended.

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  23. AbigailW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible. Everything was cooked well and exceeded expectations. It was a great night for some friends to get together.

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  24. patriciaM

    New York City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good pizza and a great cod dish.

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  25. LauraG

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great service

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  26. DonnaV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best Italian restaurants in NYC. As an Italian American I can say, with absolute confidence, that the food is absolutely delicious. It tastes as good as grandma's Sunday feasts. Also worthy of praise is the service. Everyone from the owner to the employees who provide cleaning services makes each and every guest feel as if he or she is the only customer being served.

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  27. DonnaT

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ALWAYS DELISH! A fun place for a great meal. Parking nearby. Attention to detail and great staff.

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  28. Daniel

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A friend had mentioned Bettolona to me before. It turned out to be as described too. The server was attentive and made every accommodation we requested, including gluten-free. My cousin ordered the Al Funghi Pizza that came with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and mushrooms. Despite his usually being a picky eater, he finished all of his pizza and loved it. The rest of us had the pasta dish Penne Siciliana that consisted of eggplant, tomato sauce and soft ricotta cheese. It was all well-prepared, well-presented and enjoyable.

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  29. Trimalchio

    New York City

    39 reviews

    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    An excellent neighborhood pasta and pizza joint. A lot of happy people in a small space makes for a din that can be overwhelming. Brace yourself and dig in as the food is good and swiftly served. The owner is a marvelous host with a warm welcome.

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  30. PhilippeL

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Italian food, very good value. Owner very friendly. Highly recommend it.

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  31. blooms

    New York City

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been going there for years. It’s part of my neighborhood.

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  32. JANB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly, accommodating. Italian family owned. Food authentic and really good!

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  33. JudyNYC

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff is very friendly and accommodating but the food is a little disappointing. The first time we visited it was good enough to return but not the case this time. Really sad :(

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  34. India

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I felt like I was family

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  35. hhjc

    New York City

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very solid neighborhood restaurant. Excellent pizzas from their brick oven. All pasta dishes are very good. I recently tried their spinach fettuccine. I normally wouldn't order a dish with 'cream sauce' but one waiter assured me that it isn't a heavy cream sauce. It is now my new favorite dish here. I often come here for lunch and I recently brought my family here for dinner and it was a perfect choice. They greeted my family warmly and gave us great table. Easy drive from the GWB for my city-phobic fam.

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  36. Kcharlesesq3

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely restaurant. Only downfall is the adjacent above ground subway line

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  37. ElizabethF

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal and wonderful atmosphere, as usual!

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  38. TracyV

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Artichoke appetizer came not as expected. It did not indicate the artichoke hearts were Fried on description. Bean soup was mediocre. My salmon entrée was good, although could’ve had a crispier outside. The pasta Bolognese it was excellent

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  39. DieterR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! The food is good, the service good and the ambience very enjoyable.

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  40. abby

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were welcomed graciously. We had a reservation for 8 but 4 didn't show up. The servers never said one word. We just moved to a smaller table and had a delicious dinner. Because the window/doors were open, we had elevated subway noises, but it's summer in New York, so we just laughed.

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FAQs

Bettolona offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 749-1125.

Bettolona is rated 4.3 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

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

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Google Map for Bettolona

3143 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Additional information

  • Cross street
    La Salle St.
  • Neighborhood
    Harlem
  • Hours of operation
    Sunday - Wednesday : 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Thursday - Saturday - 11:00 AM - 12: AM
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    1 Train, M4, M104, Bx15, M60-SBS
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Davide Pupillo
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 749-1125
  • Catering
    Bettolona caters parties large and small - from a selection of wood-fired pizzas, to large gatherings complete with wine and spirits. Contact us to discuss your specific needs and budget.
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome groups for casual and formal occasions, often hosting Columbia University and Manhattan School of Music groups for graduation and other milestones. Call us, for a menu designed to meet your needs and budget.
  • Private party contact
    Sandro Bettolona: (212) 749-1125
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