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About Uva

Uva, an intimate little wine bar with great cuisine served in generous portions, a lively ambience and an impressive wine list.

1486 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10075
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am–3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday 4:00pm–2:00am, Saturday: 12:00pm–2:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm–1:00am

Cross Street:
2nd Ave between 77th and 78th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 472-4552

Website:
http://uvanyc.com/

Catering:
Delicious finger foods and appetizers available for your event when ordered in advance.

Parking Details:
6 Train to East 77th street & Lexington Ave. Then walk 2 blocks East. We are located on the East Side of 2nd Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets.

Executive Chef:
Claudio Meneghini

Private Party Facilities:
Enjoy hosting your next private event in our intimate private wine cellar room which can accommodate about 25 people for a sit down dinner. The wine cellar room can be used for fun dinners with family and friends, to business meetings and everything in between! Our year-round garden, which can accommodate 35 people, may also be used during the day time. Our entire restaurant may be booked during weekday afternoons.

Private Party Contact:
Jessica: (212) 472-4552

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Uva Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (42)
Cozy (39)
Good for a Date (39)
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Casual (38)
Authentic (25)
Romantic (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Fun (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Late-night Find (8)
People Watching (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Business Meals (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Healthy (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This place is a real find. The food is really interesting; some of it classic Italian and the rest imaginatively prepared and Italian-inspired. The wine list is first rate. We ate downstairs, which was small and cozy, and the service was great. This is not a place for a quiet date, but it's a lot of fun. We'll be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I've been here one time prior and had a good experience, nice vibrant casual spot with extensive menu - this time service was adequate but food quality was disappointing

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Such a night cozy spot for date night on the Upper East side with the dim lighting and. Incredible Italian dishes, the Beet Gnocchi in Gorgonzola sauce was incredible!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

good food, kinda noisy, great service, interesting options.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

First time here....Very busy/crowded. Glad had reservations. Fortunately not handicapped as we were seated downstairs. Good to know for the future that there's an outdoor space that is enclosed in the winter. Service was excellent...very attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was so good, we went two nights in a row. It's our go to place when we are in the UES. The pasta is delicious , as well as the seafood.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had brunch at Uva while in NYC visiting with my daughter and son-in-law. It is a great upper east side restaurant - "a neighborhood gem". We sat at the back in the "atrium" area and had a very good meal with solid service.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The service was excellent, and we were seated at a quiet table by Giacomo who is very nice and friendly, and let these two weary older people sit down a bit early. The food is superb, from my fettucini with shrimp and zucchini to my husband's very tender stuffed chicken breast to a lovely almond tart for dessert. The wine list is extensive from very reasonable to appropriately high- priced with everything in between. The front room is more bustling and noisy with a bar and the backroom ( where we were) quieter. We go there almost every time we're in NYC. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Awesome place

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

What a nice surprise. We were looking for something warm and lively with good food. Hit the mark on all points. Would definitely recommend

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We loved UVA. The ambiance was great, our waitress was exceptionally nice and the food was delicious. We went for brunch but ordered from the lunch menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Only comment is would’ve have appreciated a better table for Birthday Lunch

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Loved the food , the place , the fact that it has music in the background . Really great experience !!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were in “the garden”, the weather permitted and it was nice. We had a reservation and we waited 20 min before to get a table, the person was stressed and we need to ask for update, she got help and advices. The waitress was very nice and helpful to choose the vine. We enjoyed our dishes and dessert. The service was great.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had our wedding reception dinner here in May of ‘17 and then returned to NYC for the Macy’s parade. Once again Uva was spectacular. We appreciate the hard working teams of players that make the magic happen. The food & service will keep us coming back as often as possible. Even now in November our wedding guests still rave about their experience we all shared with Uva.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great authentic Northern Italian , great Tuscany ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

With a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Amazing!!!!!! My boyfriend and I did pre-Thanksgiving date night here and fell in love... We're going to do a monthly date night at Uva from now on; it was that good. I had the pasta special, which was green long pasta (like linguine) in a pink sauce with salmon and grapefruit. Steven had the paparadelle with veal. We started with burrata (so delish) and the fungi bruschetta (holy moly!!) and we were stuffed... Great spot for a date, dinner with a friend, etc. Service was remarkable, as well :)

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Fantastic food! The polenta appetizer is amazing! Service was very attentive. Everything we had was fantastic! The meatballs were fantastic and the tiramisu was simply delicious! I was craving delicious authentic Italian food and they did not disappoint! I highly recommend this place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We've never been to UVA that it was not jam-packed. Weekday, holiday, early or late, folks just flock there. It's easy to see why. The food is good, the setting pleasant, and the staff knows how to please. What more could a hungry customer ask!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The best brunch, ! Service is perfect and the amibiencce is very nice.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Perfect! Food, decor, staff, food, and the food was all great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food, reasonable price for the area, fairly small dining area. Cozy for some, but it was a pretty crowded Friday night. Overall very good, though.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Love this place! It's my go to when I have anyone in town, or someone asks for a dinner recommendation.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Our go to restaurant. Consistently excellent food and service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

came here for an early celebration to a friends birthday. Heard a lot about the spot before coming and was eager to try. Came on a Monday which i didn't know they had meatball Monday's. Ordered the spaghetti and meatballs which was phenomenal. Split an Italian red with it and that was good too. They have quite a long list of wines. I'm not a big spaghetti fan but i would definitely come here again. All prices were very reasonable. relatively small place but the back yard area (indoor) was very nice a seemed like a little place in Italy. Bathrooms were 3 single rooms which helped the line flow. Easily able to get seats after 9pm.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Reservation for 8:30, did not have a place for us to sit. We had to wait in the front entryway, there were unused seats right in front of us but they were reserved. By 9pm we left because there was still no progress and the hostess could not tell us when we would be able to get in. At one point she said “tomorrow” with a chuckle and smirk and walked away. We decided to leave. We went a block down the street to “Boqueria” and were blown away by their service, food, and ambiance. I️ would not recommend Uva to anyone and will steer my clients away from this restaurant in the future.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food so I would definitely go back but the service was slow - friendly but very slow. Our drinks took forever (almost came out the same time as our food). Bread to the table came way after we placed our food order but way before our drinks. We had to flag the server for another round of drinks and again were never asked if we would like anything else. And the drink I ordered, wasn't the drink I got.
The food was good though, so I would return - maybe just for lunch or dinner this time - definitely not brunch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was amazing as usual, though the noise level was particularly high this visit.

We'd made a reservation for 8:30pm, and we still had to wait quite a bit of time to get seated. We grabbed a drink at the bar while we waited, but there was no space to stand or wait and we kept getting banged into and our drinks spilled. There were two "reserved spots" at the bar, which I thought was rude given that we had nowhere to stand.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Once seated, you will have an excellent meal. Just don’t know if it is worth the jostling, being elbowed, and having the hostess say, (when you inquire about how much longer for your table that you have a reservation for, and have been waiting for more than 15-30 minutes), “well, EVERYONE has a reservation. Just wait”. They shouldn’t take reservations if they can’t honor them. So...great wait service and excellent food, but very unpleasant pre-meal experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Top Service, geschmacklich hervorragende Speisen. Für NYC super Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Place was great, food and service all good. Will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Restaurant should do a better job of reading the reservation notes. Birthday was not acknowledged. Bummer, but OK overall.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Nice restaurant, cozy and nice staff. The food was good but the restaurant was a bit noisy

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Utterly disappointing. Slow service. Food was very overcooked. Worst eggplant parmiagana I ever had, very soggy, with "chef boy-ar-dee" sauce, apologies to "chef boy-ar-dee". Had enjoyed the food previously but it sure went downhill in a major way. Terrible, just terrible!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Dinners at Uva are amazing but the brunch options were less than stellar. All breakfast entrees we tried were bland and the cocktails not impressive. Disappointment after the great experiences we've had here for dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Menu is incredibly delicious and diverse. The wine list would satisfy the most discerning palate. Not to be missed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great dood and great wine. The tables on the outside patio in the back are a little too close, it made it a bit hard to have a conversation with all the noice from the other tables.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

One of the best options on the UES if you don’t want to break the bank. Great atmosphere and very good food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Local gem! Staff was a little cold. Bur delicious entree's.. can't wait to come back.

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