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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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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1081 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10065
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Reviewed 3 days 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 4 days 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.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I make better spaghetti and meatballs at home. But the ambience is nice and the service, although somewhat slow, was very pleasant. I'd rate it 2 for the food, 4 for the ambience and service, and 3 overall.

Thank Judy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have dined here many times and even brought friends because of the diverse selection and family friendly well priced menu. I have a favorite, Cheese Ravioli di Napoli which was delicious and served perfectly the first 3 times I had it. However the last...More

Thank babsjhat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was very good - and the portion sizes were extremely big! Our waitress was excellent and the atmosphere was lovely.

Thank Will T
Reviewed 17 May 2017

It is a nice restaurant. The food was very good, particularly the mussels appetizer. The service was fine. The staff was attentive enough. A good experience but not a great one. Very affordable. The orders are sized for one person or for 2-3. The three...More

Thank jlmVirginia
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I was there several times it was always great. The food is great and the staff friendly and fast. I recommend a half portion because this will be more then enought.

Thank Benjamin K
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Food galore. Go there with an appetite. You won't leave hungry or disappointed. Great atmosphere, superb service. I've been to both locations multiple times.

Thank SamirNYC112
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The restaurant serves family style classic Italian which was perfect for our mix of adults and kids. The food was delicious and the service was very good.

Thank hsmoliar
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Four of us arrived with a 6:00 reservation on a Saturday, prior to an 8:00 curtain a few blocks away at the Park Ave. Armory. The restaurant is large, popular, family-friendly, and boisterous. After a short wait, we were taken to a table, given menus,...More

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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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I would like to see the party packages offerings and the different prices for each package including what you get in each package. thanks Arlene
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
Do you have vegan deserts if not can I bring my own to celebrate my sons birthday on the 14th
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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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