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1295 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10128 40.784668 -73.955981
at 92nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-794-1890 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Sun-Mon, 11am-4pm and 5pm-10pm; Tue-Sat, 11am-4pm and 5pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 96th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

86th St. to 96th St., Lexington Ave. to Fifth Ave.


Casual but pricey, this Upper East Side Italian restaurant is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. The fresh pasta served here is perfect, cooked to just the right texture, and the Bolognese sauce—a flavorful mix of beef and pork ragu—is succulent. Less traditional pastas include the ravioli zucca (squash ravioli). Finish your meal with a deliciously rich ricotta cheesecake and a surprisingly flavorful decaf espresso. Indoors, the rustic red tile floor can make for a noisy experience, but diners have the option of sidewalk dining in the summer months. Service can be somewhat aloof at times, but don’t let that stop you from coming to this excellent restaurant.

Recommended Dishes

Insalate di barbe, $14; fettuccine Bolognese, $22