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“Good honest food and lots of local flavor”
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Arte Cafe
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Ranked #2,281 of 15,868 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$30 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
Cross street: Columbus Avenue
Transit: 1,9,2,3 Trains to 72nd Street.
Description: Located steps away from Central Park " Strawberry Fields" in landmark brownstone. Serving our classic Italian dishes and pizza for over 20 years. Enjoy your dinner in our main dining room adorned with our prestigious wines and giant photos of Italian movie stars. Sit near our cozy fireplace and enjoy.
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We were attracted by the $15 three-course lunch menu posted on the sidewalk outside, but what we really loved about the place was eating with locals and pretending we were not tourists. The portions were so plentiful we walked out with doggie bags. The service was lovely, the wine by the glass generous. We come from Montreal where in restaurants a glass of wine means a thimble of wine.

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Thank IzPoti
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We recently dined here, were seated promptly and had a very good experience. The atmosphere is a bit hectic, but the food was terrific. I had a fettuccine bolognese which was prepared perfectly a dente and my wife's cod special was excellent. We noticed that the service was a bit slow (the restaurant was mobbed) and discussed it some amongst ourselves but did not complain at all. The waiter then came over and apologized for the service and bought us a round of drinks. This unexpected act did not go unnoticed. If you are looking for Italian cuisine on the west side, I highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Was here with friends for a late night drink. We each got a different drink, the lychee cocktail (can't remember what is was called) was particularly good. Also, got some fried calamari with tomato sauce, for the table, and that was also good.

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Thank Tianshansky
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Live in the neighborhood and have been eating here regularly for their very fine value lunch. Attractive space, good hours, and delicious food. But, very recently despite an extremely personable waiter, who would be a success anywhere in the city, I watched his performance be overruled by his manager and was served something I didn't order at 3x the price it was worth. The waiter asked me not to complain, and the manager was mad at the waiter for not being specific enough.
When the object is to please the client, and the waiter excelled, if the manager intervenes inappropriately the restaurant loses.

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Thank MacDonald M
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Wrapping up a time in New York City and decided to give this place a try for Friday night. It took a while for the server to speak to us. The food came quite promptly, but was disappointing. We have enjoyed the same dishes other places and all were better. I had veal Marsala and my guest had fettuccine alla bolognese. I wouldn’t go back. There are too many other good Italian restaurant choices in the same price range.

Thank Delish45
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