Arte Cafe - Upper West Side

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$31 to $50
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Italian
*We are following proper CDC guidelines with our re-opening! Call with any questions.*

West of Strawberry Fields, Arte Cafe located in a landmark brownstone, celebrating 22 years of serving the Upper West Side. Just steps away from Central Park presents upscale pan-Italian cuisine with artisanal homemade pastas, fresh meats, fish, pizza from a brick-oven and sumptuous desserts. Private rooms are available for all events and budgets.

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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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vipBruceKatz
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very busy Saturday evening. The host was extremely nice and attentive and made for a nice evening for us. See u again soon! Thanks

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vipLodes
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great. They have done a fantastic job with their outdoor dining set up. It’s on a nice , quiet side street. Food is good too!

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vipFAITH
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I made a reservation for the out door garden to celebrate a friends birthday. Lovely ambience. The food was fair. The orecchiette lacked real flavor and the pasta was overcooked. The chicken Parmesan was dry and the sauce was lacking. Although I made it clear when making the reservation that this was a birthday celebration, at no point were we offered cake or tiramisu. Rather disappointed.

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vipRed372
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great service., including Marco ,& Ernesto.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect food

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LuciaS
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Big disappointment! We used to go there regularly, and like many places, chances are the cooks have changed, and the wait staff certainly has (our waitress had trouble carrying a tray). Ordered glass of red wine, which was very warm and very sour. Wondered if the bottle had been sitting open since the restaurants closed in March. Waitress was not gracious about changing it. My daughter ordered orecchetti with anchovies and olives, and it was so salty that she couldn't eat it. She didn't send it back, after the wine experience, but it made us not want to return--ever! Also, the chairs and tables on the street in various configurations and sizes were uniformly uncomfortable. Our chairs were high and came to mid-thigh, very uncomfortable, and next to a man in a low, flimsy plastic chair leaned back and ended up on the sidewalk, hitting his head.

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vipDevo
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

One of our favorite neighborhood places - so happy to have them back open and their outdoor dining option is one of the best around while we have to remain dining outdoors.

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bustermom
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Arte Cafe has always been a favorite of the 3 of us who ate there the other night. That night was a transition to opening on the street, so it's fair to say they were still getting used to that setting, and it looked like they had a number of new staff. That said, everyone was very pleasant and worked hard and we look forward to going back--indoors or outdoors!

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NYCfoodie18
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always great food - neighborhood vibe
Attentive service
Covid compliant

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vipEugeneF
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Dining outside in their Phase 3 setup was nice. Servers wore their masks and were very attentive. The food was pretty good, not great.

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vipsusan
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Lovely outdoor seating that is not right on a busy street. Highly recommend for a delightful meal.

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vipLodes
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor dining was very pleasant and nicely done.

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was just adequate. Salad was overdressed.

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LouM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as always. Super polite managers and attentive servers.

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vipSueP
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very crowded, table by the door, late deliver of food to
2 out of 4!

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vipDavidf44
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Must be a new Chef. The Linguini Vingole rather bland tasting and few clams. The Pizza with Prosciutto & Arugula, Arugula very sparse and the dough bland too

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Bluebirdsfly
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

We were offered seating in a desolate side room even though the restaurant was empty and asked for a table in the main section only to find that we had to move again halfway through the meal due to a procession of waiters knocking into us as they passed. The food was unappetising, most of what we ordered being uneaten. A pity as I have had good meals there in the past!

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JoanG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Arte Cafe has been our neighborhood restaurant of choice for over 15 years. Great ambiance, friendly staff and excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Tried minestrone rather than the salad- was delicious!!

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SergioE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went to Arte Cafe three times. The quality of the food and of the service were consistently excellent. The pasta dishes we tried were outstanding, especially the lasagna. The veal piccata is also great. It is not cheap, but prices are reasonable compared to other comparable options in the UWS. If you are up for an early dinner -- or a very very late lunch -- the prix fixe option is a bargain by NYC standards. Highly recommended.

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vipfoodie
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Prices low for PRIX FIXE but non descriptive
Fair
Like a diner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Getting tired of same menu!!

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bonnie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you to everyone. We were a big group for brunch celebrating my mother’s 65th. I had a 2 year old running around. Everyone was so patient and gracious.

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PatriciaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There was an extensive menu with appealing choices, which were well prepared. .
The prices were extremely reasonable, so there was good value for the price, and the service was excellent..

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

My appetizer was cold and entree was warm not hot. I had sirloin steak this time the size was much smaller than 2 weeks ago

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SJWD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Disappointed...restaurant wasn't busy and my Chicken Piccata was served luke warm and had obviously been sitting under the heat lamp for a while.

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vipRona
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is delicious, drinks are affordable, service is friendly and efficient, Management Team very friendly and aims to please! This is my "go to" home away from home!

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JenniferT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Arte café. Great service and delicious food

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vipjudyb
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food in a lovely setting where conversation can actually take place!

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vipGregK
Sydney / NSW
19 reviews