Above all, it’s Vincenzo’s love of people that makes 83 ½ what it is: a warm, welcoming place where friends and families share their passion for food and familiar faces. We can’t wait for your family to meet ours.
vegetarian eggplant parmesan meatballs, melted burrata, parmesan
classic meat lasagna, ricotta cheese
lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, pancetta, aioli
Dishes that we ordered were delicious. Seating outside was comfortable and spacious. Service was excellent. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening!
Good food. Good service. BYO. It doesn’t get better then that.
One of my favorite UES restaurants. Cozy and intimate, lovely outdoor dinning. Food is delicious, service is accommodating and prices are reasonable for NYC. The pasta is always fresh and cooked perfectly. Great apps, especially the roasted Brussel sprouts with Regianno, and love the watermelon salad!
Once again, I was not disappointed by this restaurant. They have consistently provided a great dining experience over the years and this visit was no exception. Excellent wine and food, good service, and a relaxing atmosphere where I could catch up with a friend I haven't seen since before the pandemic. A pleasure, as always.
They had a very attentive wait staff and delicious food. They did not rush us either, giving us plenty of time to enjoy our meal and the conversation
this place is hands down the best hidden gem of UES
Great neighborhood place serving very good Italian food at reasonable prices. Pastas are really good!
As always, 831/2 never disappoints!
Great menu especially the Specials of the Day and the wine list! Lovely out door seating and wonderful waitstaff! Perfect evening!
Really good. As always.
Very enjoyable on a rainy night
Great service and delicious food.
One of our go to places even during the pandemic. Daniel and his father provide fantastic service. The food is exemplary. Good social distancing and spacing.
The food is always great. The wait staff is very pleasant. I dined outside. The restaurant continues to be very busy.
Nicely spaced outdoor tables, friendly and prompt service. Maybe the best sea bass I have ever tasted.
Love 83 1/2! The food is amazing.
Great neighborhood place, we will definitely be back!
Pleasant side-street location and helpful staff. Food is mostly adequate, but my Chilean sea-bass had too much butter.
The service and food were amazing. I would go back!
Was happy to visit my old neighborhood and find this place still very popular - and for good reason. They consistently provide a great dining experience without fussing over the table yet providing very nice service and excellent food and wine.
83 1/2 is such a gem on the upper east side. The Thursday BYOB for wine is a great deal, and the food is absolutely amazing. This is a great spot for a date, or really anyone you want to enjoy a delicious Italian meal with. Can't wait to come back here!
This is our absolute FAVORITE Italian spot on the UES! We know that every time we come, we are going to get amazing service and just exquisite fare. The Veal Parmigiana is a must, can’t come to 83 1/2 and not get it!
Great! Enjoyed myself tremendously
There were 3 of us for dinner, this restaurant came recommended to me. We had to call the server over to order wine, then for menus, & to order. We waited 11/2hrs for our food. The server was incredibly rude and pretty much blamed us. I haven’t had such bad service and attitude from servers ever. I would never recommend this restaurant.
Always great food, friendly waitstaff, and a pleasure.
Food and service were even more fabulous than pre-COVID. Family of four all ordered different appetizers, main meals and desserts and all was amazing. Will be back soon.
The staff was outstandingly accommodating to our tables many requests. The chef and his family were there that day and they are obviously close with their staff. The food is nicely interpreted Sicilian fresh and plentiful. You won't be disappointed. Real neighborhood gem.
A little neighborhood gem!
I've been coming here for a long time now. Never fails. Always wonderful
They do not honor or plan for reservations. They act surprised when you get there and then you wait for 30 minutes to sit down. We booked an outdoor reservation and they tried to get us to sit inside, which was packed full of people.
Great standby, delicious food, super friendly service.
The food is always top notch but the service has declined over the past few years. What was professional service to match the white table cloth atmosphere has recently changed into unpolished service that is more fitting with a lower end restaurant.
Food standouts are all fish, veal parm, and the best ever Brussels sprouts.
Great place to have dinner and make a same day reservation.
Great neighborhood place with excellent food, great service and outdoor seating. Weekday deals make it a great option for dinner on a Wednesday.
Great food but I was really disappointed that despite having an outdoor reservation they kept us waiting on the sidewalk for 20minutes. It was clear that they had no table for us, and when a two top finally got up they brought another table out to make a makeshift table. If I had wanted to wait 20min and sit at a bad spot I wouldn’t have gone through the effort of making a reservation on open table. Kind of a bummer
Always consistently good! We are regulars there.
I wouldn't recommend ordering the seafood here. It surprisingly did not taste fresh, and it was overcooked with zero flavor. Also, make sure that the wine bottle you are ordering is freshly opened, ours tasted like it might have gone bad already.
This wouldn't be my first recommendation by any means, especially for the money.
Writing this review just to help someone else not make the same seafood mistake mostly...
83-1/2 is a cute little neighborhood restaurant! The food was amazing especially their seafood dishes.
Delicious meal, more delicious wine and excellent service!! Highly recommended!
You can order delivery directly from 83 1/2 using the Order Online button. 83 1/2 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 737-8312.
83 1/2 is rated 4.5 stars by 830 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.