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Paola's Restaurant

Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
+1 212-794-1890
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“duck ragu” (11 reviews)
“carciofi” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Every once in a while you come across a restaurant that has it all. The food can be great but service or atmosphere lousy. This place has it all. Every dish we ordered was excellent; our waiter was attentive & the bus service was regular...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Errol999
Reviewed 1 week ago

The physical space of this restaurant is a bit imposing as it is one huge room with very high ceilings. Thus it is a noisy place and the tables are quite close to each other. Thus it is not a place for a quiet dinner,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DadMD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderfully simple restaurant with a good menu and wine list. I found this place around the corner from the Hotel I was staying in. It was warm and welcoming. The team found a table for me quickly and attended to all me needs equally...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Neville C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have heard rave reviews about Paola's from friends. On Christmas Eve, dinner prior to Midnight Mass, it did not deliver. The fried artichokes, highly recommended were perfectly cooked and looked beautiful, but lacked flavor and seasoning. My simple caesar salad gets an award for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chikarasailor
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Outstanding food and service, this is definitely our go to choice for delicious food on the Upper East Side.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Arthur F
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

I really liked Paola’s for its imaginative pastas, unusual appetizers, fine wine list and attentive service. After a long, cold walk, we were pleased to find this warm, elegant restaurant with a neighborhood feel. All three of us ordered pasta and were very pleased. I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lisahS3939UH
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Even on a Sunday evening, this lovely, lively restaurant is filled with patrons. The roasted artichokes are a good as critiqued elsewhere. The Cinghiale ragu pappardelle is rich and flavorful. The short ribs with polenta is also very hearty and delicious. We shared the creme...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank masonb189
Reviewed 3 December 2018

I've been going to Paola's forever (since it was first a tiny restaurant on E85th Street in the 1980's). Since they moved to Madison Avenue and then Vico closed across the street, they've become jerks. They don't even answer the phone some nights, and when...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank illcobs
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Thought that the food was outstanding especially the fried artichokes a Roman speciality. The main courses of pasta with veggies, veal tomato and lamb shank with polenta were quite good but not exceptional. We all had zabaglione with fresh berries and an Italian sweet sherry....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Allansha
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

I went there with my friend, we sat at the bar and it was the best decision ever! We got all the care and love from Beata (the bartender) and some great cocktails and meal! I can totally recommend ravioli with truffles 😍I love the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank madamenadalee
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4 November 2018|
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Response from Bi-coaster | Reviewed this property |
Moving is news to me as well. Would seem surprising given what a fixture they are there and how busy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
    (92nd Street)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: The nearest subway station is 96th Street and Lexington Avenue. The nearest express subway station is 86th Street and Lexington Avenue. Bus: The M1, M2, M3 and M4 busses all stop directly in front of Paola’s at 92nd and Madison Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Carnegie Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Carnegie Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 212-794-1890
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