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Obica Mozzarella Bar - Madison Avenue

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590 Madison Avenue, Ibm Building, New York City, NY 10022
+1 212-355-2217
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Today
07:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Malpas, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've visited Obica a couple of times now and intend to go again. It's located in a rather frenzied area so it's great to find somewhere to relax. The food is quite light and tasty. We were served by Jay who is very professional as were his colleagues. We would definitely recommend it

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Thank Thirdage
New Providence Island
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a GREAT PLACE, excellent pasta, tasty vegetables, semi-good Olive Oil, not the new 2016 harvest yet, but give it a months or so. OIL got so cheap in Italy, that they should be ready to import the best, and the oil that lasts longer than 6 months. (Tuscany had the nasty fly inject offspring into 30% of the olives... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint beautiful little spot with the best Burrata. The owner was wonderful and the service was very personable.

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Thank Looness33
New York City, New York
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125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Obica has a number of positive attributes - namely decor, atmosphere, and service. However, the food teally missed the mark and was fairly disappointing. While you can appreciate the attempt to serve authentic Italian fare and have high quality and varied cheese and wine selection, several items we tried were surprisingly bland. Specifically, the eggplant parmigiano appitizer and the Porcini... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to get a salad after waking around midtown. The salad was served quickly and a large portion of spinach with sun died tomatoes, pomegranate seeds and chicken. Was prefect for the light quick lunch I was hoping. The service was friendly. I sat at the bar watching the chefs and cooks work away. Would definitely stop in again... More 

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Thank P M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Biggest letdown in NYC. We've been to the Obica in Rome and it was amazing but this one was a pure ripoff. The waiter was super slow as well and forgot our order two times...I mean, come on. Avoid this at all costs.

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Thank Tom E
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Fresh salads are made fast and very good... the mozzarella is excellent and adds a good taste to all the dishes

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Thank edotami81
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I was at the obica mozzarella bar in Madison with my girl friend. The food (mozzarella/prosciutto) was good but not expectional. The service level offered to the customer is bad (waiters are slow/forget my salad/ store manager was screaming disturbing all customers). Overall good location, nice food with some areas of improvements, store manager and some waiter needs to be... More 

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Thank Francesco A
New York City, New York
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Mozzarella is the star at this restaurant in the atrium of the IBM building. You get the feel of a sidewalk cafe without having to sit outside in the heat. In the winter it can get a little cold if you sit by the windows, however. The service is OK. The other day I ordered an arugula salad that had... More 

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Thank PMGpmg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

If you are look for mozzarella tjis is the place. Great service, very good food. We ordered to go, the building had no air and ut was hot in there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 18:00
Thursday
07:00 - 18:00
Friday
07:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 590 Madison Avenue, Ibm Building, New York City, NY 10022
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-355-2217
Description
Obica Mozzarella Bar is a casual contemporary Italian dining concept which offers the freshest buffalo mozzarellas and a wide range of traditional products and recipes including artisanal pizza. Obica NY Madison's tables are in a private corner of the stunning Atrium of the IBM Building, graced with enormous bamboo plants and oversize sculpture garden that make the Atrium a tourist landmark and the perfect spot for people-watching bustling Madison Avenue behind the floor-to-ceiling glass walls.

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