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Sette Mezzo

Upper East Side
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969 Lexington Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10021-5114
+1 212-472-0400
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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17:00 - 23:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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537 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Although we used to dine here on occasion, we made the mistake of returning. Not only is the menu limited, but the preparation is mediocre. For example, the pasta with seafood was pedestrian. The pricing is outlandish, even for New York. The waiter was on the condescending side. They now have a liquor license, but that does not mean they... More 

3 Thank larryderm
London, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

What part of Italy is this restaurant from? Overdone vegetables with butter not olive oil, gloopy salads, fishy fish, almost undrinkable wines by the glass. Italian speaking waiters, very friendly from Ecuador. More New York cuisine than Italian but dated and bland. Maybe just what the older clientele wants.

1 Thank wsdoyle
Paramaribo, Suriname
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

real italian restaurant, could be a restaurant in Rome, very friendly staff, very good food & a real pasta vongolo .. thanks for a wonderful evening

Thank rudolfsu
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176 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

The ceiling in Sette Mezzo is low, and with the super dense arrangement of tables one cannot hear oneself chewing, let alone talk to your partner. We started with Caesar salad and polenta with lamb sauce and continued with fish (bronzino) and an egg-plant with tomato sauce and parmiggiano cheese. The food was tasty, but a $100 bottle of wine... More 

2 Thank Procaccia
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The best italian restaurant in NYC would be the right definition. Cosy, friendly family place. Mostly same faces around, very high scale New Yorkers. Owners and the staff are friends with most of the custumers because everybody has to have a personal account with them to pay the bill. They dont accept credit cards, either cash or you have a... More 

1 Thank Necmeddin K
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

I went about a week ago and saw one of my favorite waiters, K. He introduced me to another favorite waiter of mine Marian. Marian is a great man who should be famous. He was great and awesome.

Thank JamesRPP
Valley Stream, NY
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157 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

I have been here many many times. Its owned by the same people as Vico at 92nd and Madison. Its a place where many celebrities go. Its a little noisy and lunch s generally for ladies who lunch-BUT the food and service are excellent. The best dishes are not on the menu-Paste Bolognese its the same Bolognese as Vico and... More 

1 Thank mzukerman
New York
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

This is a quality restaurant with true Italian cuisine - not "nouvelle" - the owners are there, the service is excellent, reservations required, they treat everyone well. I've read some of the reviews that seem to harp on "cash only" - it is "cash only" or house charge. The food is not impacted by not taking credit cards! I've had... More 

Thank RobertZ50
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Friendly environment. Nice atmosphere. Small place but really cozy and beautiful ! The owners are always around and they are very polite. The waiters are very polite and helpful. The menu is small but they can prepare what you want if they have the ingredients. They only accept cash so bring with you $$$$ Good wine !

1 Thank renatabraga25
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

I went there with my mom and grandfather. We walk in with a great welcoming. I was so amazed. All the waiters were there after they closed the let us in. I loved it! We met a great waiter named Koceila! He was great. I talked to him. I loved it and it was amazing!

1 Thank JamesRPP

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Restaurant Details

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Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 969 Lexington Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10021-5114
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-472-0400

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

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