Roberto's Restaurant

4.7
475 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Roberto Paciullo opened up his namesake restaurant almost twenty years ago. Since that it has become a neighborhood favorite and a destination for those visiting the area known as Arthur Avenue. He cooks the food of his beloved hometown Salerno, Italy. The specials change weekly and reflect Roberto's creative use of the local ingredients from pasta in cartoccio to the perennial favorite veal osso buco.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm


Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(718) 733-9503
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in until we left the entire staff made sure you experience was perfect. The waiters were friendly and answered any questions and explained all of the specials. The wait staff was perfect with serving and never interrupting your meal but we’re there if you needed them. I look forward to dining at Roberto’s the next time we are on Arthur avenue

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

The food was absolutely amazing! My husband were a couple minutes late and the hostess was amazing! The servers were also amazing...just overall, just amazing!!!

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t
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Must admit to a bit of disappointment, the food was good but uneven. Pollo Spinachi was good but a saffron risotto special was bland, probably overcooked. Shrimp and calamari plate was fresh but also without any sauce to give it a spark. Service was outstanding, and its a fun place, so worth another look to see if we just had bad timing

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Something for everyone. Very accommodating!

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WB
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Whenever we head to Arthur Avenue, we make a point of dining at Roberto's. Would have had it perfect across the board except that our waiter was a bit snippy for no reason. The bussers and support staff were fantastic. Food was quite good. Def thumbs up!

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PA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been a customer for 24 years at this beacon of gastronomy!! Roberto's is extremely consistent. His homemade pasta is incredible! His appetizers well worth it! Great wines, great entrees! All worth sharing tapa style. The food at this place has been catalogued as the best italian food outside Italy. Buon appetito!!

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SG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was great. Service was slow and inattentive at times.

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HG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific food, very hospitable service and a lively ambiance with lots of folks celebrating special occasions.

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OT
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

This was our second time to Roberto's. Best food in the area, but very expensive.

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HW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome authentic Italian food!
Service was awesome!
Great evening!

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JL
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m never disappointed. Food is high quality, fresh and well prepared. It’s old school Italian ambiance with a modern, creative twist. Lots of daily specials to complement a varied menu.

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KM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is not the usual Arthur Ave "sauce joint". The food is prepared fresh and with the best ingredients. I can't say enough about how well the food is prepared and presented. The wait staff is phenomenal too - attentive but not intrusive. The wine list is comprehensive. If you want something diff then the usual pasta with red sauce prepared well in advance of your arrival, go to Roberto's!

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i
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

As usual the pasta was delicious. We had the special black truffle pasta which was simple and exceptional.
The main course specials were disappointing. The sauteed spicy chicken with pureed basil seemed stewed and the osso bucco was tender but was in a marinara sauce which took away from the dish.

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LA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Been coming here for almost 30 years this location and the 1st. Love !

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GS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Came here after the yankee game on Saturday and had an amazing meal. The hostess was very nice and the servers were amazing especially with the Russian style plating of appertizers. Would absolutely come here again— truffle pasta dish and the canoli were my favorites

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TM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for a special occasion. The food was fantastic and the service was great, despite the restaurant being quite busy. Only negative I would say was the noise level, but that’s pretty inevitable with a place as popular as this.

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SS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant! The food was remarkable!
The appetizer selections we chose were recommended specials. The entrees melted in your mouth! They were incredible: risotto was delectable, a tomahawk steak cooked to perfection, specially prepared veal and a homemade fettuccini with black truffle shavings! Omg!
A culinary delight!
We will be back when we return to NY!!
Staff was attentive and professional in presentation-
The evening ended with a tour of the wine cellar!

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c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Restaurant had a flooding issue from heavy rain that afternoon, understandable but I should’ve been alerted by the restaurant or open table. I waited one hour from my scheduled reservation to be seated. I was cordial the entire time about the situation but the restaurant did nothing to make up for the inconvenience.

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DO
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific - one of New York's outstanding restaurants. Always count on first class dining there. Value unmatched!

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BT
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CAME IN FROM OUT OF TOWN....FAMILY WAS VERY PLEASED,,,GREAT FOOD...GREAT SERVICE...AND LOVED THE ATMOSPHERE.....

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and service. Open on Mondays. Easy to find and to park.

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EC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and impeccable service. It was a true find, worth the distance.

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VB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Recommend highly


Glad they take reservations now

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MG
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We met our daughter and her beau for lunch at Roberto's. The waiter was unfailingly helpful, the place (upstairs) was intimate and quiet, and the food superb. We've dined in Belmont (on Arthur Ave.) many times. because the pasta is house-made and cooked to perfection, the menu more sophisticated than many other places, and the service excellent, we have decided Roberto's is our favorite Belmont restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! The grilled calamari and 1/2 rabbit were outstanding!

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AB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

I have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. It's always been great which is why I keep going back. This time not so much. I ordered the pasta with mussels, clams and shrimp. Shellfish was old and had odor and shrimp was over cooked and hard. My friend ordered swordfish. It was drenched in a sweet blood orange sauce. The appetizers were good enough. For the price the meal was below average.

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HG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! We eat out all the time in Manhattan and NJ, and this is one of the best food experiences we’ve ever had. From food delivery to quality to service, everything was a perfect 10. Highly recommend to make the trip here for this amazing restaurant. All of the pasta is homemade and delicious! A definite must!!

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MD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started with the Salumi e Formagi and Polipo Alla Griglio for appetizers which was cooked to perfection! Penne Melanzane e Provola Afumicata was a delicious pasta with eggplant and smoked mozzarella. Pasta Integrale Pomodori was also amazing! All this while enjoying a wonderful Gavi and to finish it off, espresso, biscotti and a glass of port. Can't wait to go back!

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j
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Roberto’s is one of a kind. We have been coming to the restaurant since it’s days as a very basic corner restaurant down the block. It has only gotten better as the years progressed. The restaurant is convivial, the food creative and delicious and the service is great and not overly intrusive This is really the top Italian restaurant in NYC

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CT
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was very good and the Osso Buco was delicious. But the sole special was not so special. But overall would recommend and would return.

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c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At first a little disappointed as they could not locate our reservation even after I showed them the online confirmation. There was an empty table for two which I had requested but everyone seemed confused on how to handle this non life threatening situation.

Since they appeared to have difficulties we stated that we would sit at the bar even though neither of us drink. We were actually glad the mix up occurred. The bartender was one of the nicest gentlemen that we have ever met and was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with gluten free options. Return reservations will only occur when this gentlemen is working and we will request to be seated at the bar.

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AL
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had some special guests from out of town, and from previous experiences, we knew that Roberto’s would be the right place. The place did not disappoint us. The food, the service were impeccable. Loni , the manager and his whole team of waiters were very professional, helpful and very nice. We’ll definitely go back there. The appetizers, Osso bucco, the fish was very very good. It was a little crowded and noisy, but that tells you that people come back all the time, even on a workday.
Roland/Adelina

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JS
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Did not disappoint!

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BS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is impeccable. Anthony makes the best martini's in the city. Erlon make us feel at home every time we dine at Roberto's.

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PA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have a customer of this great dining place for 24 years! The food and service is consistently superb! The menu offers a variety of delicious options, pasta is homemade (try tin foil cooked pasta dishes)!
Worth a visit!!!

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M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was excellent, including the manager who came by to see how we were doing. The pastas and appetizers were very good, a veal scallopine dish was over cooked. Overall it is over-priced, which is the only problem.

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C
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot, just around the corner from Arthur Avenue. Friendly bartender and great cocktails. delicious food, friendly and knowledgeable waiter. Noisy early on, but mellowed out later. We weren't rushed at all...spent time visiting with friends over a great meal.

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FR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Should open at 4:30 during Yankee games. Could not handle 5 pm - 6:15 pm rush.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual!

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D
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Told waiter that we were celebrating a birthday, he didn’t remember. He was rude to my friend(birthday person).
Waiter’s name- Loni

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