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Paola's Restaurant

Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
+1 212-794-1890
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many folks of an interesting age and nearby residents. Unfortunately, many restaurants in this area have closed, leaving far fewer options. Very busy restaurant, but did not appear to impact service or meal preparation. Great appetizers of soft shell crab, pasta with asparagus very good,...More

Thank Karen o
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is warm in this wood-paneled, upper east side establishment. What is surprising is how good the authentic Italian food is. We had a terrific meal. The Carciofi alla Giuda (deep fried artichokes) were perfectly done, crispy not greasy. It is hard to find...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We want there with our grandchildren who love real pasta.We ordered the veal Milanese , which was great! The service was great, everybody was trying to make all of us happy all the time. the Pino grigio was very good. We will come back!!!

Thank taliwell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute white table cloth looking restaurant near the Wales hotel. We stopped for appetizers and drinks and sat at the bar. Great wine list, even by the glass. New inside, lots of windows and light. Great spot!

Thank Stephanie1178
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Awesome little Italian restaurant you won't want to miss. Fabulous service and amazing food. Every course was fantastic and such attentive staff. The owner must have checked on us four times during dinner just to make sure everything was perfect. Loved our meal, the setting...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We went for Sunday brunch and I enjoyed my first “cranberry” mimosa (or two). They easily substituted the gorgonzola for goat cheese and the salad was delicious. The rolls are also crusty and warm. For entrees, we enjoyed the pasta Bolognese and the ravioli special....More

Thank Vacationer2Maine
Reviewed 13 April 2018

I guess you might consider this stereotyping, but I generally find Italian people and Italian restaurants to be warm, and convivial. Being a Midwesterner who is not used to the kind of walking that most New Yorkers take for granted, I walked from my hotel...More

Thank Chiens
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Rude, unprofessional service, the waiter rushed us to order as fast as possible in an unpleasant way. While we were eating, another waiter cleaned up the table next to ours, for a very long time, crowding me and making it difficult to continue eating. Then...More

Thank MattClaire097
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Paola's has some of the freshest and lighest Italian food in NYC..you never feel that you are over loaded with heavy food....my pasta was delicious and filled with clams. The meatball appetizer was shared by the table and everyone enjoyed. The staff is knowledgeable and...More

Thank Robin W
Reviewed 9 February 2018

We had an excellent dinner there on a busy Friday night and the meal and service was tops. It is next to the Hotel Wales and Sarabeth's on Madison and 92nd.

Thank cwmorg
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-794-1890
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