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San Matteo Pizza Espresso Bar

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1739 2nd Ave, 10128, New York City, NY 10128-3502
(212) 426-6943
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Accommodating and great food

Was looking for a less expensive alternative for the family and in laws and San Matteo was recommended. Even though it is a small place, they took a res for 8 people on a Friday night. The two hosts (who did just about everything except cook) were so helpful and gracious to us and the whole crew... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
EllCPA
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Newton, MA
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Newton, MA
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Was looking for a less expensive alternative for the family and in laws and San Matteo was recommended. Even though it is a small place, they took a res for 8 people on a Friday night. The two hosts (who did just about everything except cook) were so helpful and gracious to us and the whole crew. Draught Beer on... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The pizzas were very good with fresh products but the local is a bit tight and not very well air conditionned in the summer

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very good Italian pizza, Napolitan style, in a friendly venue. Maybe the best in Manhattan. We will come back for sure.

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I used to live one block away and it was amazing!ùit is not super cheap but definitely worth it. the quality of the pizza is remarkable and the owner is just very welcoming.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is my favorite pizza in the city, and I have lived here all my life .The pizza tastes amazing. they use all fresh great ingredients for their brick oven pizza. I strongly recommend going here if you are in New York city

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

All of the pizza is cooked on a wood oven stove. I'd recommend trying one of their house salads. All the ingredients are fresh, and the service is quick and friendly.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Have gone to this place numerous times, very good pizza. But on 2/9/15 the wine special were mentioned and my friend and I both heard the owner say $25, but when the bill came it was $35. He said that was the price and pointed to the board. I did not argue with him, but both of us heard $25... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Their pizza Is so tasty and they use the best ingredients. You must go here. They use many ingredients that compliment the pizza. Every thing is fresh and homemade, they also have a large selection of pizzas and topping.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My husband and I decided to try San Mateo based on the reviews here on TA. We went on a Sunday evening and we were told that the wait should only be around 15 minutes. There's no waiting area so you basically stand on the sidewalk and wait to get called. Since we have been dying to try this supposed... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

this place is amazing. both my parents are italian so I am a bit snobbish about italian, this place won me over in a second. they're all italian in there! seriously, even the bad stuff ;-) loud, smoking outside, all that italian craziness I am used to, but the food is amazing. 100% authentic. i love thin pizza, this pizza... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1739 2nd Ave, 10128, New York City, NY 10128-3502
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 426-6943

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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