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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
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Casual (33)
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Cozy (30)
Romantic (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Authentic (19)
Fun (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Late-night Find (7)
People Watching (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Healthy (3)
Tapas (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

I had a pleasant dinner with my mom. We really enjoyed our food and our server was wonderful. My mom was deciding between two pasta dishes and the waitress suggested getting a half portion of each so she did not have to choose just one. We really appreciated that suggestion and my mom said the pastas were some of the best she’s had! We will definitely be returning!!

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great place with awesome food!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Very authentic Italian vintage chic. Staff was friendly and the food and wine selection excellent. We were seated right away (cold night) and tables and atmosphere were complementary. Food was great. Creamy polenta and great veal meatballs. The pesto cavatelli was phe-nom-i-nal! The place is loud. For some reason people were shouting at each other across the table. I'm sure it had something to do with their level alcohol consumption.
Recommend to you, your friends and out of towners too! OK maybe not too may tourists ;)

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food was okay. The best thing I ate was the veal meatball appetizer. The pasta was so-so. They sat us in the basement even though I had a reservation. This was strange as there were six tables down there.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Third time at Uva. Wonderful food, lovely restaurant. Their red sauce is fantastic, flavorful and the pasta is cooked just right, not over done or over salted - just perfection. The desserts are a standout, they're fairly simple but executed perfectly. A great way to top off a lovely dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our 3rd time at Uva. Love the atmosphere, the food and the wine flights. Service is excellent. Always on our list when we think of dinner in the city.

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Only have been here for brunch. The pancakes are not to be missed- they are amazing!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Loved everything!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Delicious food and amazing service. I will return to Uva again for dinner!

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Gave this restaurant a second try after mediocre food. This time our lunch was below par for a highly recommended place. Would not return again. Very disappointing.

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

Excellent pasta, good, attentive service but tables are very close together and the noise is unbearably loud - even on a weeknight. I can't imagine what it's like on a weekend! Next time, I'll try lunch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Very different menu. Very enjoyable. Also has flights of wine

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Uva has been one of my favorite UES spots for years. The restaurant has become extremely popular and I think it loses its quaintness in a way. Its become younger and more crowded but still amazing food!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Super noisy, cramped table, slow unresponsive service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had an early reservation. Four of us. Best table, right in front of the fireplace. Our waitress was excellent. Went through all the best as it was out first time. We started with flat bread. More like a cracker with truffle and cheese. Excellent. Arugula with shaved artichoke. Excellent. Our meals, gnocchi, chicken, bolognese and seafood something was all excellent. Lastly, dessert. Almond and tiramisu were both outstanding.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This is a terrific place with wonderful breads, pastas, and a delicious short rib that I will order again now that I've tried it. It's always packed, so I am happy that I could get a reservation on open table but it involved planning a week in advance.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Just average!

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

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Wonderful menu. Food was excellent. Our server was delightful!

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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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