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$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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513 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10024-4403
+1 212-873-8500
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 00:00
Thu 17:00 - 02:00
Fri 15:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good atmosphere and food. Very attentive service. Pasta was very tasty. I'll come back to try the pizza.

Thank anahissnauer
New York City, New York
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133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Most recent visit 1.8.17. Having previously had only the pizzas from Cotta, we gave it a try for lunch. The daytime menu during the weekend is very limited to egg dishes, pastas, and pizza with a few panini as well. The steak and eggs, risky perhaps at only $19.50, proved worse than expectations with scrambled eggs so full of butter... More 

Thank TheJanvers
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went there for a private party, upstairs. We had a variety of Pizza's and hors d'Oeuvres and a wine bar. Everything they served was very good. The place was busy downstairs so obviously they have a devote neighborhood clientele and it seems for good reason. Can't comment on price because we didn't pay for anything. Management seemed to be on... More 

Thank Jeff B
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here at happy hour (how fortunate! !). Great atmosphere, friendly staff and a good selection of beers and wines. Although we didn't eat here, the food looked great and was complimented by those around us that were eating. Will be calling in here again

Thank James C
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We were at the museum and took a walk through the park before craving pizza with a place to sit and relax. Sat at bar during lunch hour on a Saturday and we were quite pleased with prompt service and good pizza. The crust was awesome (I'm fussy and it was the nice wood-fired thin style) as was the attentive... More 

Thank lopotts7
Devizes, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Had a table for four here, everyone really enjoyed the food, we had a mix of chicken dishes and lasagne, great atmosphere and good staff team, would suit small or big groups, definitely will go back.

Thank paulbe39
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly for UWS they use cheap oils. Caponata is not made right. Branzini is actually half of the fish, overcooked. Red beets have too much of vinaigrette.

Thank Alex F
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112 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I must applaud the staff who made our experience memorable. Three of us sitting at a small ''gueridon/low boy" table. Our waiter made sure we were comfortable. They have an incredibly affordable wine list with great choices. I highly recommend fusilli, calamari and arancini. For old people like me and friends, a little more lighting would help to read the... More 

Thank gatsby1961
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This place is terrible. I planned a party for 35 people. When we arrived, I checked in with the hostess, and said we were there for the party of 35, and she asked if we had a reservation!! I should have fled then. About 25 guest arrived at the same time, went up to our table and there were place... More 

Thank Cheryl M
oceaan springs, ms
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120 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Once the sun went down, outdoor dining was tolerable. Started with decent calamari, pizzas were ok but the service was inconsistent. Probably won't be my first choice.

Thank david r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 513 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10024-4403
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-873-8500

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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