Permanently Closed - Tiella

4.5
603 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Tiella serves modern Southern Italian cuisine. Its inventive and sophisticated menu is inspired by and elevates the home-cooked meals and peasant culinary traditions owners Giuseppe Castellano and Mario Coppola were raised with in Naples, Italy. Indeed, Tiella takes its name from the Neopolitan word for a cast-iron pan that is used for baking, grilling or frying meats, fish and breads. Our signature tiellas are pizza-like appetizers baked in our wood-fired oven. Our philosophy is that the greatest meals require the finest ingredients. We import mozzarella di bufala, stracciatella and other fine cheeses, as well as risotto and prosciutto from Italy. Many other ingredients are sourced from local producers and farmers. To ensure that we serve the very best bread and pasta, we make our own. The extensive wine list is comprised of Italian makers and complements the menu.
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Emily
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When I got to the restaurant on March 3, there was a sign in the door saying they had closed on February 29th for good. I had made a reservation a month in advance and not once did they let me know they would be closing or had closed before my trip to New York. So all of a sudden we found ourselves without a reservation and no dinner plans. I was not happy at all with how it was handled.

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vipJosselyneH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we love this restaurant. Everything is made on premisis from the bread to the dessert and it shows. the wines are good and the space is cozy and intimate

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vipvogelb1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The absolute best place in the neighborhood for a cozy Italian meal with an incredible staff - haven’t had a bad meal yet!

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hgk777
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, the food and the service. A+

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vipNanaBanana
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous as always!!!

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vipNomads2012
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food is always dependable and good here. I have never had a disappointing meal. I can't comment on the meat dishes as I don't eat meat, but fish dishes and vegetarian options are very tasty. This place isn't local to me so it takes a good place to drag me all the way across town! Plus, the wine list is reasonably-priced. Service is attentive. Wait time can be excessive. I would still recommend this place highly as a good, dependable, delicious Italian/Mediterranean.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Unfortunately this time it was not as I expected the lasagna was floor less and dry ! Tasted like it was from months ago in an open container!

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vipeastsidediner
New England
35 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New owner, but still just as great as before. Recommend the special black sea bass and the grilled calamari. The service is exceptional, could not be friendlier and more gracious.

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vipRandeC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

yes this is a really great neighborhood spot with excellent food.

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vipBklyn
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding.

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Bruce706
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal. Everything was delicious and I was happy with the gluten free pasta. Very solid choice.

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vip2eaters
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The pizza was tasty but not hot. The crust was not crisp at all but had the texture of bread. My eggplant parmigiana was not hot. In fact , the center was cool. In all, my dinner was disappointing.

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vipeastsidediner
New England
35 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to dine here. Although the owner is new, the food and high quality service remains the same. Our favorites: the calamari, the salmerino main dish and the potato encrusted fish. If you are in the mood for pizza, their arugula and prosciutto one is delicious. And if you just want a nice seemingly home cooked meal, you can't go wrong with the chicken.

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vipNdi60
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service snd solid food.

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vipJLC55
Pittsburgh
77 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We frequent this restaurant because of quality and value.

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laMer
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Extremely pleasant place to eat. Food is always excellent. We keep going back!

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vipNange25
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely little neighborhood spot that we had been wanting to try. Attentive service and nice menu. I had the dorado in potato crust served wit Brussels sprouts, delicious. My friends had the Arctic char and loved it. We will definitely return!

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vippaprikaj
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The welcome does not have the charm of the previous management but the chef still prepares excellent dishes.
We have had to ask to turn down the music. It is a small intimate restaurant and we used to enjoy the quiet. It is still the best Italian fare in the neighborhood so we will keep trying.

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StellerH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food and friendly service, have been there a few times now and always very satisfied.

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nani
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the calamari appetizer needs more lemon flavor ; the scialatielli were amazing

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vipJLC55
Pittsburgh
77 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Happy Birthday to me! Will you still need me? Will you still feed me?

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vipJillS
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service...a not miss experience. Give it a try. Food is delicious

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vipJillL
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly new management with the same delicious food. Great service and welcoming atmosphere.

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vipbonappetit
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiella never disappoints ...from the initial greeting to the end of the meal the staff was friendly, gracious and helpful!! Can’t wait to return!!!!

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vipGailH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great neighborhood dining spot. Good food,service and ambience.

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vipMichaelJM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If you want southern Italian cuisine, you won’t find any better than Tiella

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vipCaseystar
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Nice and quiet to have a real conversation. Food was fantastic. Started with the goat cheese salad which was so fresh and perfectly dressed. My friend and I both ordered fish entrees, which were cooked to perfection. Flavorful and not overdone. Wine selections were good. Their waiters were very polite and attentive and the spacing of the courses was very smooth. We did not have to wait too long for our salad or dinner, but we had plenty of time to catch up. It was a really lovely dinner. So glad we went.

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vipEllemay
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Have been to Tielli a number of times and have never been disappointed. Simple Italian: pizzas, pastas, salads, mains, buffalo mozzarella for the lactose intolerant, wonderful desserts. Food is delicious, service is friendly, knowledgable, and professional. Always happy at Tiello.

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vipDCMnyc
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience! Salads and Pastas were delicious and nice sized portions. Staff was welcoming and attentive.

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vipRalphC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

They seem to have had a change in the front of the house. Mario who ran the dining room had left and they are scrambling a bit to figure out the service situation

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ArleneH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food
Great service
Never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the experience and everything we ate was delicious

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AntonioM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit for lunch with my family (party of four.) Space is small but comfortable. Service was excellent. Ordered from the Prix-Fixe lunch menu on both occasions. Very good value for the quality and quantity of food/drink. We found all of the offerings we ordered to be to our liking. Favorites: Calamari (antipasti); Pappardelle e Scialatielli (primi/secondi); Cioccolato (dolci). Very nice selection of Italian wines--we enjoyed them by the glass and by the bottle.

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vipRedhead
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Favorite local Italian Restaurant

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JaneyP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I invited 2 friends to join me at Tiella, one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. The service was outstanding; we were 3 people sharing all dishes. Each dish came on 3 separate plates. The food was excellent. My friends were very happy and asked that we eat at Tiella again. I was thrilled because that means they will come to my neighborhood.

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viprk12345
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fish was outstanding -- worthy of the finest restaurant in the city.

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vipAlannaN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place, every time I go it is consistently amazing!

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vipsoundpuke
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful and cozy
Great soundtrack in background

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vipAndy
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal. Staff was excellent — a real hidden gem.

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Permanently Closed - Tiella is rated 4.5 stars by 603 OpenTable diners.