Roberto's Restaurant

4.8
842 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Roberto Paciullo opened his namesake restaurant almost twenty years ago. Since then it has become a neighborhood favorite and a destination for those visiting Arthur Avenue. He prepares the cuisine 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.
Now closed Mondays for the time being.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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Franco
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

All, good the server cleared the food before we were done, I personally think everyone at the table should be done, the last person eating should not eat alone. That is just basic table service. I know I am picky but I was trained to serve wine, they could use a lesson... if they really want Butler service... but the food was good...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and wine!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food a bit on the pricey side. Had chicken parmigiana and dessert. Drinks are Manhattan prices.

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vipHarold
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A meal at Roberto’s is always outstanding. The menu has unique combinations of flavors. Papardelle with smoked duck breast for example. The soft shell crab was not in the usual garlic sauce so that the mild flavor was able to be appreciated. We were adventurous and tried a Calabrian red which was very good. And the service was impeccable. The only slight negative was that the large party at the adjacent table was very loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Fantastic food and super friendly staff.

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SNW1
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian places in NYC, if not the best.

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Letseat
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Roberto can elevate cannellini or fava beans in a dish to make everything look and feel special. The quality of the ingredients is the best you can find. Yes, the menu offers the caprese, parmigiana, Milanese, and risotto that Italian food fans expect. Diners will not find penne alla vodka or eggplant rollatini on the menu. Roberto's menu is full of wonderful surprises diners may not be expecting - and should try, or at least, trust Roberto. Risotto con Melone, a creamy rice base enhanced with grilled melon, or Bucatini "Modo Mio" (my way) with a zucchini sauce that conjures the idea it was created by Roberto (or perhaps his mom or grandma) Radiatore in Cartoccio - in fact any of the cartoccio pastas - beautifully adorned and cooked in foil. Watch the daily board for specials because here that means he snagged a limited amount of something good and built a dish for it. Yes, an average price of $25/dish is robust for a plate of pasta, but if everything from the quality of the pasta or risotto itself all the way up through the ingredients is well thought out, shows care and attention to detail, that is what you pay for. With duck, rabbit, oxtail and fresh truffle on the list, you know the chef is thoughtfully combining flavors and is excited to deliver them to you. Prices are not cheap, but portions are generous and twice the size of those you would get in a restaurant in Rome. 15 years ago they didn't take reservations; celebrities would wait on Crescent Ave to get a table and meet the chef, who is often there. Please don't compare Roberto to your local "red sauce" Italian - I challenge anyone to find a translation error on the menu. Roberto is the real deal and lucky for us he's been bringing Italy to the Bronx for 30 years.

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JenP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Took my boys 8 and 11 and they loved it too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing our server suggested a great plan for family style. Be. Attentive service they noticed our table of 6 was squished and added a small table to our end- very impressed. Amazing food and ambiance it did get quite loud toward the end of the meal.

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TobyS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine recommendation. Also, the wait staff were very confident in food suggestions that we both loved. It was a fantastic birthday dinner experience for my girlfriend, thank you!

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susanb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal! A true dining experience. Everything about it was top notch. We will definitely return!

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vipEricaB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived late but they still accommodated us. Very friendly, great food, and the ambience was perfect for dinner with family. I even forgot to take any photos, as the food and atmosphere was great for late evening conversations with family. Will definitely be back.

JM
JimM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An overall excellent dining experience. The staff was professional, service was excellent. Nice selections of wines by the glass. All of our apps, pasta and entries were superb.

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Dinnergirl1
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Our waiter was very helpful with menu selections. Love this restaurant.

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vipChefvic
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Long standing reputation continues. Excellent food, beyond the usual "red sauce" menu.
Service very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!

SP
vipSusanP
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very attentive staff. And did I mention the fabulous food! Best tiramisu ever!

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Mike
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roberto's was great as usual. Food was amazing service was the best. It's a fresh of breath air watching the waiters/staff work as hard as they do. Never a disappointment when go to Roberto's!

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vipColinL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. And always even greater when the place plays “Happy Birthday” to any customers who are celebrating. The specials are invariably terrific—fettuccine with truffles for me last night and soft-shelled crabs for my wife. Wait staff were perfect.

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iiidoc
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and incredible service in restaurant that reminded us of Italy!

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vipdogowner
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pasta dishes were phenomenal. Super Tuscan wine was excellent. Only disappointment was the veal which was not tender enough. I would go back again for the pasta and just have a meal of that, with an appetizer first.

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Michaell
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good and service was great!!! Noise from other tables was much to loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Celebrating our anniversary, we chose Roberto’s because we knew food would be superb. We were not disappointed in either appetizer or pasta entree. The grilled octopus was by far the tastiest and most tender we have ever had. The only downside was the noise level. It was pretty loud and prevented us from having the more intimate conversation that would have normally be part of our reminiscing on an anniversary. Next time we go will be a week night when have had quieter meals. However, the incredible food was still worth the highlight.

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JamesS983
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 5. All apps and main courses were perfectly prepared. The servers were attentive and friendly. Would definitely recommend Roberto’s to anyone looking for authentic Italian cuisine.

JB
JulieB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Been going here for 30 yrs. Always so very good! Last night tables were very sticky, employees not wearing masks, veal scallopini tough, sauce congealed, specials were good. I saw that the tables were sprayed but they need a good scrub down!!! Even the utensils were sticking! YUK!
Roberto, what has happened to your great place? Can't recommend at the moment. So sorry!

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vipmwnj
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

fabulous meal and the service was outstanding. a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing.. come from Va 2x a year to eat at Roberto’s

JA
vipJoAnne
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roberto's has reopened! Go!!
We have been eating at Roberto's for many years. It was a delight to be back after the long lockdown. The food and service are fabulous. We tried a risotto with cantaloupe, prosciutto, and parmesan cheese that was heavenly. Roberto's continues to be the best Italian restaurant in the US.
Thank you to everyone at the restaurant for such a great meal.

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Hastingsguy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, competent and efficient service, definitely returning ad often as possible

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viplhy04001
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful place for a beautifully prepared meal. Service was excellent; Loni was a true professional. Lovely wine selection and all the appetizers and entrees were on point. Thanks for the wonderful night!

MD
MarleneD
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and overall experience. The entire staff was very attentive.

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vipFrankP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not lost a bit Still the best of the neighborhood!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the fall off the bone lamb shank, which was outstanding! Always great food and even better service!

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CherylCT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice imaginative menu with authentic and well-thought out dishes. Service was amazing as was the food!

SJ
vipSJP212
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Restaurant seems a little dated and a bit average for what they charge. Furniture is banged up and wobbly, etc. They also don't really offer a lunch menu and full pasta plates for lunch are too heavy. If you're in a pinch sure, otherwise there's better options.

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vipWeedy
New York Area
165 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent real deal Italian cooking with a good selection of daily specials in the whiteboard. But mostly it’s that the execution of every dish is so spot on every time.

JL
vipJasonL
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was great. The salmon and branzino were excellent, the 3 pastas we tried we all really tasty.

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AlanD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great pasta dishes! We be going back in the near future for certain.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so thrilled to get a table at Roberto’s. The food was excellent as well as the wine. Loved it immensely and I am certain you will not be disappointed. Great night out!!

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Roberto's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 842 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.