Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Restaurants > Divertimento Bistro

Divertimento Bistro

Critic's Pick Critics' Pick

432 E. 13th St., New York, NY 10009 40.73031 -73.982357
nr. First Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-477-1606 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

    Key to Prices and ratings

    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review

Share this listing

Official Website

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Live Music
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

3rd St. to 23rd St., Ave. C to Third Ave.


This venue is closed.

The focus is on family at this homey Italian eatery, where owner Vinnie Parrillo presents his mother’s favorite recipes, like veal saltimbocca and chicken Parmigiano, in a cozy, brick-walled space embellished with blue tablecloths, family heirlooms, and faded photographs. The tiny kitchen turns out well-executed specialties named for relatives’ signature dishes, like Grandma Philomena’s sumptuous Italian wedding soup, filled with mini meatballs and roasted chicken, and Angelina’s boneless stuffed pork chop, crammed with homemade garlic-parmesan bread stuffing, as well as diet-busting comfort foods like black truffle macaroni and cheese. Some nights the restaurant is disconcertingly slow, though the eatery’s two-for-one entrée specials and other promotions encourage patrons to indulge.

More Than Meatballs

In sync with a neighborhood famously wired and with-it, Divertimento Bistro features free wireless access and live music, both soft (nightly, during dinner hours) and less so (bands on Thursday through Sunday, starting at 11 p.m.).

Recommended Dishes

Minestra zuppa grandma Philomena's specialty, $8.95; boneless stuffed pork chop Angelina, $22.95