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Upper East Side
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1109 1st Ave, at 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8723 (60 th and 61 st Streets)
+1 212-754-5454
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice cozy space on 1st ave by the 59th St bridge. Décor nothing to write home about. About 17 tables plus or minus. Great as a neighborhood restaurant but would not pick for a special evening. We shared a spinach salad which was very good. We each had fish -red snapper and bass -delicious. Fair priced wine list. Make sure... More 

Thank JeffreyFireIsland
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I stumbled across Tiella while searching Yelp for a small, Italian restaurant. My girlfriend and I were in NYC and staying on 57th street, and this place was just a few blocks away. We drove right past it in the cab (the entrance is small and unassuming) but soon found the door. The entrance in on 1st Avenue, just before... More 

Thank Cody P
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Amazing menu, quaint & romantic space, wonderful wine. Food made from scratch. The price for our meal was so reasonable for NYC. A new find for us - we will return. So good we hate to share our secret. Enjoy!

Thank FineWine80209
Coral Gables, Florida
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

As I was walking towards the restaurant I wasn't sure what I had gotten myself into because the area is not great...mind you, not bad, but not the best. Then I walked in and it was a cozy little restaurant that made you feel like in Italy. The menu was very interesting and the specials even more but..... I don't... More 

1 Thank MiamiMartin
Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This hidden gym was recommended to us by friends who live in Manhattan. It is a small Italian restaurant, with a warm, friendly atmosphere, excellent service and delicious cuisine. The seafood and other ingredients were fresh, and the menu included a nice variety of dishes. A romantic place for a date or a fun place to meet friends.

1 Thank FJP-TEX
New Canaan, Connecticut
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great little spot. Small local gem hidden on 1st Ave. Great pasta and wine. Not very expensive . Romantic , great for a date.

Thank Ricardo J
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308 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Warm and friendly neighborhood Italian with staff who seem always attentive to their customers. We especially enjoyed the orecchiette and the pan seared swordfish. Small dining room with railway car style. Good wine list of both reds and whites. Highly recommended.

Thank weyl-59
Oviedo, Florida
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A nice surprise. My niece recommended this restaurant - my wife and I took my niece, nephew and son...I would describe it as tiny but special...a hidden gem near the Queensboro Bridge. Great mini pizza's and pasta's. Can be a bit cramped, but is worth the try.

1 Thank joe b
Milan, Italy
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Sympathy, warm atmosphere, delicious dishes with fresh products directly from Italy. A small site with few tables, but the owners are always ready to satisfy the clients like friends. Every dish is fantastic, but please try the Parmesan sorbetto!!

Thank Mario L
Falmouth, Maine
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We arrived in the city after a 7 hour drive and were tired an hungry. Our host knew exactly where to take us for dinner. Though they were packed, we were greeted with warm hospitality and encouraged to wait. After about 20 minutes, a staff member checked in, apologized for the wait, and brought us each glass of prosecco and... More 

Thank trieuski

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1109 1st Ave, at 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8723
    (60 th and 61 st Streets)
  • Public Transportation: F to 63rd Street N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 59th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-754-5454
Tiella serves modern Southern Italian cuisine. Its inventive and sophisticated menu is inspired by and elevates the home-cooked meals and peasant culinary traditions owners Giuseppe Castellano and Mario Coppola were raised with in Naples, Italy. Indeed, Tiella takes its name from the Neopolitan word for a cast-iron pan that is used for baking, grilling or frying meats, fish and breads. Our signature tiellas are pizza-like appetizers baked in our wood-fired oven. Our philosophy is that the greatest meals require the finest ingredients. We import mozzarella di bufala, stracciatella and other fine cheeses, as well as risotto and prosciutto from Italy. Many other ingredients are sourced from local producers and farmers. To ensure that we serve the very best bread and pasta, we make our own. The extensive wine list is comprised of Italian makers and complements the menu.

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Upper East Side
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