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1109 1st Ave., at 61st St, New York City, NY 10065
(212) 754-5454
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Ranked #1,889 of 11,687 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 60 th and 61 st Streets
Transit: F to 63rd Street N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 59th Street
Description: Tiella serves modern Southern Italian cuisine. Its inventive and sophisticated menu is inspired by and elevates the home-cooked meals and peasant culinary traditions owners Giuseppe Castellano and Mario Coppola were raised with in Naples, Italy. Indeed, Tiella takes its name from the Neopolitan word for a cast-iron pan that is used for baking, grilling or frying meats, fish and breads. Our signature tiellas are pizza-like appetizers baked in our wood-fired oven. Our philosophy is that the greatest meals require the finest ingredients. We import mozzarella di bufala, stracciatella and other fine cheeses, as well as risotto and prosciutto from Italy. Many other ingredients are sourced from local producers and farmers. To ensure that we serve the very best bread and pasta, we make our own. The extensive wine list is comprised of Italian makers and complements the menu.
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English first
New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is a restaurant which used to truly cater to its patrons and their needs . I have lunched and dined many times in the past at this small restaurant on 1st Avenue. Unfortunately,in recent times whoever is in charge of hiring ,has taken aboard some rather unprofessional waiters and this in and of itself has been very detrimental to... More

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New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

As others have written, if you're walking quickly on a cold night, you'll walk right by this 'sliver' of a restaurant. Perhaps no more than 10 tables (yes, you can make reservations) eating incredibly delicious food focused on southern Italy. We had a chickpea dish which the kitchen split and plated when we indicated we'd be sharing. Each of us... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Almost beneath the Queensborough bridge on 1st Ave., this tiny, narrow place serves a very interesting menu (new items often), an excellent and reasonably-priced wine list and very good service. We've been twice and remember the surprise in our first visit when we walked into such a tiny place that seemed pedestrian! It's not what it appears and that gives... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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61 reviews 61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

It's super Italian and we liked everything on the menu. Very nice service too, perfect for lunch or dinner. Felt like being in south of Italy, but quiet :-)

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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I went once with a friend and wasn't thrilled with my food, but thought I should give it a second chance. I went back again with another friend and the pasta was worse than the first time I ate there. The service was good and they were friendly. Too bad the quality of the food didn't match the service.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Fresh ingredients, creative combinations and perfect execution are the hallmarks of this wonderful, intimate, modern Italian restaurant on the East Side of New York. Few restaurants prepare food like this outside of Florence, Rome and Milan. Every dish is carefully thought. Highly recommended are the chickpea fritters and artichoke risotto (Cynar) and pistachio cake . The wine list is excellent... More

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New York City
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I love this resturant . Delicious and authentic food in a cozy setting. The Stracciatella E Tartufo tiella is to die for and keeps bringing me back to this "remote" boring part of the ues.

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a tiny Italian restaurant with a great vibe. Their freshly house made pasta is delicious as are their flat breads. All 6 of us had a fabulous dinner there.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Tielia is a intimate Italian restaurant tucked away on busy 1st. avenue. NYC has its fair share of Italian restaurants from over the top trendy big names to the local corner family trattoria. This place has outstanding food, very real Italian cuisine not the typical Americanized version! The Rigatoni with Sausage & Brussel Sprouts was fabulous. The place is small... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Tiella is one of my favorites day by day restaurants which I've been many times and always the food, service and the staff were really good. The place is well located, with just a few tables, always packed, but the food is delicious.

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Additional Information about Tiella

Address: 1109 1st Ave., at 61st St, New York City, NY 10065
Phone Number: (212) 754-5454
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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