Ribalta Pizza

4.5
767 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Leading Ribalta is a pizza dream team who have already made their reputation in New York City's pizza world and are dedicated to providing the most delicious, fun, and truly Neapolitan pizza experience in the city: Rosario Procino, former founder of Keste pizzeria, and Chef Pasquale Cozzolino, former Executive Chef at Dellaroccos in Brooklyn Heights and Pizza Arte. For Procino and Cozzolino, Neapolitan pizza is more than a method of making pizza that’s taught in Naples. It’s a complete dining experience that’s reflective of the Italian city’s rich, unique and vibrant culture.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. Pizza napoletana numero 1 in NYC.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was great our 1st and 2nd time there. But this last time was a big disappointment. The pizza was limp and lacking in terms of ingredients (I get that it was supposed to be thin crust, but the fact that folding it in half still made it limp was just... no). The Margherita Rossa pizza had no basil whatsoever, just mozzarella and tomato sauce; big difference from when we ordered it way before. The Pepito pizza was... well, it fell apart before we could even take bites out of it because it was that limp; there was no crunch to the crust, no hold; barely saw and tasted the mushrooms. The Capricciosa pizza was probably the better one out of the 3 we ordered; it held it's shape somewhat, it was flavored, and we actually saw the ingredients and tasted them. The meatballs were overly salty, as was the Basil Pesto gnocchi. The Black Truffle gnocchi wasn't bad, but take it from someone who's been there before, there's a difference in portion (it's smaller than before). Only issue we had with the 2 gnocchi was that they were way too chewy, almost like they were overcooked. The Rughetta, Avocado, and Caprese salads were good, I'll give them that. The Zucchine Scapece was on point and delicious. Sauteed Shrimp and Roasted Octopus were good too, but not quite on par with what we had tasted our first time there. Service was sometimes great, sometimes negligent; hit or miss, but it was busy that night, so it's understandable. At least they were able to accommodate a party of 9. They were nice enough to offer to slice the pizza into 8 slices instead of the original 4, but then we couldn't locate our waitress sometimes to order more stuff. Out of the 7 glasses of lemonade we ordered, 3 were sour and 4 were somewhat watered down; but to be fair, they did replace it when asked. Overall, would we be going back again? Probably wouldn't go out of our way to do so anymore, but we're also not going to be avoiding the place either. It just won't be our 1st choice.

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u
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always consistent. Excellent, authentic, real Italian.

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TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I'm from Naples and I'm very demanding about pizza. I must say that the quality of the pizza we ate was excellent, absolutely unexpected. Congratulations!

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JS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good pizzas and salads. Very popular with soccer fans.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fine, with a wonderful food and Italian atmosphere. As Italian, I feel the experience as if I was in some places of my country, relaxed and comfortable as in my hometown.

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MB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic and food came out relatively quickly. We loved the pizza and the cocktails and we would definitely recommend getting a reservation before going in order to avoid waiting 30+ minutes.

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B
New England
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Our waitress was very transactional and seemed annoyed when my daughter did not understand the differences in the pizza styles. The food was good but her transactional style ruined our experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Ottima pizza, locale troppo rumoroso per i miei gusti. Prezzi nella media per New York; circa 30 $ pizza e birra

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FM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Nice Restaurant. Excellent Pizza!! Wonderful place and very gentleman staff

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Casual spot. Very, very good pizza. Good for families. Better for small groups.

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T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

We enjoyed our pizza at Ribalta, but the music was so loud and bad I might add, that we had a hard time enjoying each other’s company. I had a reservation for 8:45pm, we arrived at 8:50 and were not sat until 9:15pm. What is the point of having a reservation if you are not able to sit down upon arrival? Service at the table was ok, but I wasn’t impressed by the team at the front door. I had to hunt down someone to tell them we had a reservation and then they said “ok” and let us wait outside with no update until I went in to ask again about our table, they said something about the previous table staying long. I also didn’t like the drink and desert menus by tablet. Is this an airport lounge?

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JG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mayor of Bonefro, Molise - "Ziti alla Genovese - hard to find this dish, as perfectly cooked as this, in a restaurant in Italia!"

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo muy bien hecho.

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice and original neapolitan pizza, defineteley one of the best in New York

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F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"We love the relaxed feeling and authenticity of Ribalta. We definitely will be returning again. All the food is delicious our favorite is The Spicy Salami Pizza with the spicy oil, it is amazing. Service is always well-timed and friendly at the tables. This time we sat at the Bar And had great service as well. Vincenzo and Victorio were both professional, attentive and friendly.

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

To be fair, the building was undergoing long term renovation and the entire front entrance of the restaurant was walled off. That being said, given all of the options elsewhere, it is hard to justify dealing with the current state of the restaurant. I hope the construction ends quickly for their sake. We were one or two parties in the restaurant during lunch time.

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tucked away, easy to miss this little restaurant is fabulous, the ambience is very New York meets Italy. It’s buzzing and quick paced. The pizza is fantastic! Really fantastic! Service is great and wine is good too.

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SS
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a large group (7) who met up at Ribalto for dinner before a concert. Service was very pleasant and helpful, the food came promptly and was very tasty. We all had pizza - they have a list of both red and white pizzas; we tried both and were very happy. I particularly enjoyed the quattro formaggi (white). The noise level grew during the time we were there - it is a very energetic place, but we were still able to hear each other talk. I wouldn't recommend it for a quiet intimate dinner. One other thing, the building housing the restaurant is under construction, so at the moment there are no external windows in the restaurant and you enter through a rather empty corridor. This was fine though, it didn't really impact our experience.

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T
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything that had to do with food about this place was excellent. We had the seafood salad and spinach salad, and a pizza. All excellent, and the service was superb. I gave it less that all '5's because there is construction underway in its building, and it's a bit of a distraction, so that hurt the overall score. But, that will pass, and I expect the food will remain excellent.

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t
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had two excellent pizzas, one with zucchini and mint that was unusual and tasty. The waitress talked us into ordering two large square pizzas but we really only needed one square and one smaller round for the 6 of us. We also ordered the white wine special which was just $40 for a bottle. All around a good deal for good food and a fun vibe. Be sure to make a resi on the weekends!

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AT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Loved the food- way too loud even for a 16 year old who I was having dinner with

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Would have rated ambiance even higher if it wasn’t for the construction

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for gluten free pizza -- good place to go with a mixed bunch

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I love this place. One of the best Italian restaurants in NYC

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RE
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, love visiting everytime I visit N. Y. C.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Had a reservation and ended up waiting 10 minutes for a server to acknowledge us. Once we did get a table the waiter was very kind and prompt, although they ended up charging 5$ for sparkling water without letting us know. Still, the ambience was stunning, vibrant and very lively. Most importantly the pizza was immaculate and easily one of the best I ever had. The plain Margherita is fantastic and it's on my list every time I'm in the area.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Restaurant under construction

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food that was tasty, great quality and satisfying. So pleased with the service from the hostess, waitress and others around. We were delighted with the efficiency, professionalism and comfortable approach of the hostess and waitress. The only regret was that we wished the establishment offered choice of more affordable wines. Overall we would go back for sure.

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LF
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious. Service was a bit uneven-I think because it was so busy the night we were there.

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f
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

MY go-to pizza place when I want to feel like I'm in Italy - LOVE IT! Great pizza, salads, vegetable, yum!

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MV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bel locale ,ottimi prodotti pizza eccezionale...staff molto competente bel
Modo di fare!! In particolare Vincenzo.. bravi Tutti

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Restaurant currently under renovation. Food and service still good though.

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ribalta was exactly what we were looking for...authentic and delicious pizza, lovely glass of Montepulciano, quiet enough for conversation, relaxed atmosphere and good value. My Italian born husband is very picky, so when he says, “Buono,” I know we’ve picked a winner!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Entrance was odd with the construction and if you don’t like European soccer, you won’t enjoy the rowdy ambiance

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NY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was fast and waitress was very nice. Will definitely go back

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HC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Gran experiencia. Muy recomendable.

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BB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate was delicious and our server was terrific! Hope to come back.

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HC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

The pizza crust was soggy and disappointing

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST pizza in the world!!! Every time I’m in MY it’s a MUST!!!

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