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Tony's Di Napoli - Upper East Side

1081 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10065
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (42 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1081 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10065
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great place for families. They have lots of room so large groups are easily accommodated. It is an Italian restaurant Americanized ... the type where you find the same super red tomato sauce in many different dishes. But the food is quite...More

Thank ExigentTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very popular place. With the millennial s. Went here fir business but hard to hear. And the food was average at best. Good for families with a much of kids and big eaters. But not good fir older people who know good Italian, this is...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this on Trip Adviser as close to hotel. Greeting by hostesses was not the most welcoming. Wait staff was excellent, very friendly. My veal parm was very average; not well breaded or seasoned and chewed through gristle. Spouse's eggplant parm was very good. CheeseCake...More

Thank Rjn1968
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, we went here as literally 200 yards from our hotel, and it was amazing the service was great the customers were all diverse and different and the Food..... well it was huge portions, we were all very very full they added cheese to my...More

Thank Stevieggp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have gone to Tony's for many years. It is Italian food family style. Large orders and pretty good food. Prices are right since it is family style and orders are huge. Just went to a party 2 weeks ago for approx 25 people. Food...More

Thank Preston F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For one-the atmosphere is terrific! From the minute you walk in, they make you feel like you're part of the family; and it's not only the staff, but the guests that are eating there as well. You feel right at home and you'll always make...More

Thank latrevwtravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I heard about this restaurant from a friend that is very nice but unfortunately I was not what I expected , usually I like the flavor of oregano in the marinara sauce but my plate was marinara in oregano and the clam pasta no taste...More

1  Thank Ziad A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food - Great for big parties & for celebrations. We love the penne vodka, chicken parm, and baked clams! Never had a meal here we did not enjoy. Won't eat fra diavlo sauce anywhere else.

Thank Mariel L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner about a year ago, but last night's dinner was disappointing. Five girlfriends and I ate there last night. Service was excellent but some of the food was not as tasty as previously. The calamari had too much breading and were...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped at Tony's di Napali on third Avenue for lunch recently. Service was prompt and very friendly; the platter of various appetizers was excellent; the restaurant was beautifully decorated; and cleanliness is very good.

1  Thank robcurtross
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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21 May 2016|
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Response from johnfD8600OC | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact the restaurant directly at (212) 888-6333
Thank you for a review that reflects your honest feelings. I can certainly appreciate that your preference was for relaxed dining where you could "visit" with your family. There are many restaurants, particularly in small communities, where that is the norm. You settle in to a table and pretty much can spend the entire evening there. When I'm at home in Florida I generally feel the same way that you do. But, I always make that judgement keeping other parties in mind and being considerate of their needs as well as my own. In the case of a high volume, busy New York restaurant, it's important...at least in my mind and my behavior...to consider these factors: 1) Restaurants doing the volume of Tony di Napoli normally have a lot of other customers waiting for tables. Tony's takes reservations as a courtesy to their regular patrons. Their scheduling is dependent on having an open table when the person or groups of people having the reservation arrive. That depends on an estimate of the approximate time each table will "turn over." When a group "idles" excessively at a table, which was your preference, they interfere with the "right" of other patrons to have the table when promised. 2) The business model of big city restaurants, even high-quality ones like Tony's, depends upon sales volume. Reaching the necessary sales points depend upon the restaurants being able to turn over tables a given number of times per night. In order to provide the relatively low prices (and good value) that Tony's gives to people like you and me they must have at least two to three groups sitting at a table within the relatively short period of the dinner hour(s) each night. If they don't have the turn-over they will be losing money at the price per meal that you paid. 3) One of the waiter's jobs is to assure turn-over of tables and smooth production flow for the kitchen. His income, primarily based upon tips, is also dependent on the total dollars spent over the course of the evening by each of "his" tables. So, if he has one table...yours...that is missing a single turn-over with a check of between $100 - $150 for the average group you are effectively costing him $20 - $30 personally for your "visit." This doesn't mean that you are wrong in wanting to obtain the "rest" value out of "restaurant." It just means that your expectations and behavior need to be adjusted to the reality of the particular restaurant you're dining in. In smaller towns or at your local Starbucks or coffee shop there's no problem with idling. For hotel restaurants or gourmet establishments, where the price is many times Tony's, it's OK, too.. But, I would suggest that you try to see the "crunch" and economics from the restaurant's and other patrons' point of view. Choosing the right venue or restaurant will avoid a stressful situation for you, the restaurant and the wait staff.
24 June 2015|
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Response from SLIPER | Reviewed this property |
What's the question
6 March 2015|
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Response from david s | Reviewed this property |
Whenevr in doubt -call the ole' man out! frankjly can't see the ptoblem- just call them and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1081 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10065
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-888-6333
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