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Petaluma

1356 First Ave., New York, NY 10021 40.768331 -73.955558
at 73rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-772-8800 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

petalumanyc.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 11:30am-11pm; Sat-Sun, noon-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 77th St.

Prices

$13-$30

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

63rd St. to 83rd St., York Ave. to Fifth Ave.

Profile

Upscale eastsiders, including families towing SUV-size strollers, love the sprawling, saffron-colored dining room inside Petaluma and its Northern California vibe—sizable windows, large tables, plush seating. Petaluma's version of Italian is serviceable but in most dishes unadventurous: crispy, wood-fired brick oven pizzas with Gruyere or prosciutto; pastas in savory sauces, and crowd-pleasing grilled meats and fish. The excellent Risotto Porcini Tartufato is firm to the bite, nutty, and satisfyingly creamy. Fegato Veneziana (calf's liver), sautéed in onions and seasoned with vinegar and bay leaf, was subtle—but unevenly cooked. One piece was tender, the other tough. The veal dishes are preeminent. Piccata con limone e capper (veal scaloppini with lemon and capers) has enough tang to accent but not overpower the meat. Also delicious is the scallopine dello chef, tender, spicy, medallions of veal cooked in fresh herbs and a tomato sauce, with melted mozzarella pouring down the sides like lava. Petaluma also nods to its namesake town in Northern California by offering a wide selection of Italian and Californian wines, plus select Australian reds. Desserts are homemade: Chocolate soufflé has a wonderfully gooey fudge interior, and the airy, cautiously sweet tirami su is one of the best (and largest) in town.

Recommended Dishes

Pizza tre sapori (goat cheese, roasted pepper, and sausage), $18; tiramisu, $10

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