Telio

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The cuisine at Telio offers the best Greek and Mediterranean flavors you’ll find anywhere. The recipes are as genuine and authentic as they get. The traditional dishes are made from a one hundred year old recipe that has been handed down through generations to the current owners. Telio, with its flawless execution and mouthwatering ingredients has become one of the Upper West Side's must-try dining destinations.
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F
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Perfect for anything at symphony space! Tasty Greek food; ok service; nothing special on ambiance.

JR
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

This was the third time the waiter(s) assured me they had my Open Table reservation, only to get a “no show” email from Open Table 2 days later. The food is great. Telio get your s**t together as far as checking in Open Table reservation.

D
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Server was unfriendly. My husband ordered lamb kebab and it was very tough. I ordered linquini with clams and was chewing on shells throughout the meal, was afraid I would break a tooth. Very disappointed!!!

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good...service was ok!

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We love Tilios the food the service the neighborhood. We call it Cheers where everyone knows your name

JR
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service & great food always! Best gyros, spinach pie & Greek salads.

g
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

Always such nice staff and servers, kind, patient, helpful. This is a casual neighborhood spot for Mediterranean food and the bonus is that you can add on a slice of Perfecto pizza Sicilian that is next door!

C
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Italian food is the least expensive to make and taste good. Their recipe for meatballs fell so short. There were pieces of bread filling in the meatballs which means it absorbs grease which then lands on my waistline. The meat was not a good ground round or sirloin flavor, probably a ground chuck. It was hard fry-sautéed before being added to the sauce, which by the way was
Nothing special. To top it off the serving was much smaller than most Italian places.
Service was very slow, painfully so. The way the wait staff stood there and hung over our shoulder as we paid the bill was most annoying. She watched every move of our pen.

JR
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood dining on upper west side. Only think was I asked 3 times to verify my Open Table reservation was confirmed only to get a no show email two days later.

GA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, service, decor & price! Will go back again.

JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance!

A
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and attentive.

BR
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Pleasant ambiance for local bistro type.
Cuisine a but disappointing Plentiful but not well flavored
Salsa Spinach pie very good

s
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I frequently eat at Telio with friends or alone. I also have food delivered. The quality of the food is consistently good. The wait staff are attentive and friendly.

m
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good, friendly services. Definitely going back when I’m in the area.

r
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointing dinner, my dish of Risotto with shrimps & scallops was very small amount of risotto, not enough value! My friend's pasta & mushroom dish was poor - noodles stuck together and mushroom stems not removed. Would not go back.

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good neighborhood place.
The salmon was quite good
Good burgerstoo

NY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Love this place but be on time for your reservation or your table will go to someone else if they arebusy. Fair enough.

JR
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great pizza & Great service at UWS neighborhood restaurant

RD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was extremely noisy, so we left without eating. The manager was very unfriendly. No doubt he meant well, but did not handle the stress of the moment well at all.

JR
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great pizza, Perfecto salad & service.

OT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

The fact that the description of Telio on Open Table refers to authentic cuisine with recipes handed down and refers to the restaurant as a "must-try" establishment on the Upper West Side can only mean that the description was written by the owners of Telio, and has taught me never to trust the description section again. The restaurant was a glorified pizza parlor (and is attached to a pizza parlor, actually), and, on this particular Saturday night, had 4 young people working there who were far more interested in joking around with each other than thinking about any of their paying customers. The food was fine, but was ridiculously over priced - my Greek salad was $15 and if I wanted to add chicken it went up to $23. For a restaurant that bordered on being a diner, the prices were hardly warranted.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, great price...the ideal spot for an authentic meal.

JR
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Once again after explaining Open Table reservation to 2 different people, I still see reservation was ignored. No points added to my account. Food is good at this neighborhood joint, but this open table thing happens every time!

RT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service at a very reasonable price. Always a great experience...

T
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! Very good service! YUM! Great wine deals call ahead!

JR
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Great pizza. But they never register Open Table reservations for points

DP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The waiter kind of ignored us--when he FINALLY brought the check we had to go get it from him after 20 minutes.

HS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food which is well prepared and served by helpful staff. Prices are more than fair.

B
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Homemade Food Just like my Grandmother Cooked - Terrible

The Upper West Side is where the literati live, yet Symphony Space is located in a restaurant desert - nothing but retail chain stores and Starbucks - not a decent restaurant in site. So we tried Telio a Greek/Italian home style restaurant guarded by a little old Mediterranean couple. But not every grandmother knows good food. Mine was the worst cook in the world.

We started with “Greek Spreads”: taramosalata (carp mousse), melizanosalata (eggplant salad), tzatziki (greek yogurt with garlic cucumbers and mint) and tyrokafteri (red pepper and feta cheese purée). All tasted as if just spooned from a Krinos Jar. The spanakopita was a soggy mess with a caked burnt crust – obviously had been sitting around for days and reheated many times.

Our Entrees were a Gyro plate, Chicken Kebab and Veal Parmigana. I knew we were in trouble when they were served 5 minutes after ordering. All tasted wet from the steam table and then reheated. The pasta was Al Mushy, rather than al dente – had to eat with a spoon because the strands broke on the tines of a fork – Chef Boyardee is better quality. Box wine for $12 glass.

JT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta with salmon was excellent.
Telio is a neighborhood gem so I eat here often.

JR
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good neighborhood casual dining. Greek, Italian dishes well prepared Also great pizzas. Unfortunately Telio most often fails to register Open Table reservations, so you'll get a no show email from Open Table. In my case, I notified the host & waiter of my open table reservation to no avail.

CA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great neighborhood place with a vast menu and friendly service

MA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is a good neighborhood spot for casual dining. Service was very good. Not sure it was as authentic as I would have liked (I'm from Chicago and we have Greektown) but the food was good and well preparred and my guests live in the neighborhood and they will be coming back. I would give it an overall 3 1/2 -4 stars.

ER
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very good neighborhood place. I think it helps to be a regular? The place had many open tables which was not surprising for an August night and the owner met us and showed to any table we wanted. Didn't need our OpenTable reservation! The METS game was on a TV by the bar which was a plus for me. Food was a cut above typical Greek diner, with lots of Greek & Italian options. The grilled octopus was ok but had a tuna fish taste? Lamb kabobs with grilled vegetables was excellent except for the rice which was a bit soggy. My daughter enjoyed her chicken Marsala. Strangely it took forever to pay our bill despite help from the friendly "bus boy" who also kept our glasses filled with cold and refreshing water.

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

If you order the right dish it is very good.
The salmon is very good with the leek rice
The chicken is always too dry so I only order the salmon.
I'm sure there are other good dishes too

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious! The service was so-so. The older gentleman, maybe the owner or manager, was very nice and picked up where our server was lacking.

JT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat here often. It's a neighborhood gem. The food is always fresh and good and the staff is friendly and efficient. Because I'm a regular there they know me and always give me a warm hello including the owner who is usually on site managing. He cares. I love this restaurant. It's my go-to.

B
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood find. Walked by on many occasions and decided to try, pleasantly surprised. Attentive and friendly wait staff, hot, tasty food, good oozo, what more could I ask for?

q
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lively, fun neighborhood restaurant. Food is basic, fairly good.

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