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Tiella

#1,660 of 11,063 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Upper East Side
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1109 1st Ave., at 61st St, New York City, NY 10065 (60 th and 61 st Streets)
F to 63rd Street N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 59th Street
(212) 754-5454
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Tiella serves modern Southern Italian cuisine. Its inventive and...
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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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    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
No arguing with perfection

A very tasteful and discreet facade conceals one of New York's best Italian restaurants. Naples style. I went there with Tony Esposito, one of Italy's most famous musicians, and he's from Naples, which makes the best pizza in the world. Tony said, of Tiella: "Best pizza in New York." The interior... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark K
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Roma
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Roma
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very tasteful and discreet facade conceals one of New York's best Italian restaurants. Naples style. I went there with Tony Esposito, one of Italy's most famous musicians, and he's from Naples, which makes the best pizza in the world. Tony said, of Tiella: "Best pizza in New York." The interior is small, but the experience is infinite.

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Thank Mark K
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I have been coming here since this authentic Italian opened. Every meal has been delicious and the service is always good. The food compensates for the tight seating.

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Thank WhereNext2NYC
New York, United States
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311 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This is a romantic, dark and narrow 12 table restaurant that seats four people at most of its tables (see my photo). I started off with the Chickpea Fritters ($12) which are served at room temperature and have little taste. The Pappardelle with Short Rib Ragu ($20) have so little Short Rib in it that it should be called Pappardelle... More 

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Thank Harvey M
New York, New York, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Tiella is an excellent Italian restaurant off the beaten path in Manhattan. If more people find out we'll have trouble getting a table. Small place with great food, nicely presented with very good service. I've been there a few times and sent clients there. Reliable good experience. And VERY reasonable for Manhattan for this quality. Don't expect a fancy place... More 

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Thank Jeffrey B
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Cozy and intimate; interesting menu with many homemade pasta choices, two of which we sampled, and both were excellent. Friendly but not intrusive waiter. A find.

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Thank jdvicto
Bogota, Colombia
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214 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

To say that Tiella is a jewel is an understatement. I can truly state that this is one of the best Italian restaurants I have eaten in a log time. As a starter we had some delicious fried squids with mushrooms. As entrees my wife had a delightful eggplant parmigana and I had the Spaghetti Carbonara. Both were meticulously prepared.... More 

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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We have eaten here many times over the past few years but have not been for awhile. We were looking fir something Bew York does very well -- a local Itslian. From the baby octopus through great pasta and wine, we were VERY happy

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1 Thank Walter f
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Very small establishment which provides great service and delicious food. While their menu is small, they offer something for all to enjoy. Great for lunch!

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1 Thank MSW625
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

I walked in with a reservation under a friend's name who was running a few minutes late. They gave me a terrible table in the back and when I inquired about changing tables, they were quite dismissive and rude to me. I then politely asked for a manager and they declined to provide any further information. The ambiance was nothing... More 

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Thank Yaron777
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Excellent! I have eaten here many times. Try the pizza specials on Tuesday nights. This cozy restaurant on the upper east side of Manhattan is a little slice of Napoli. I should know... I was born there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1109 1st Ave., at 61st St, New York City, NY 10065
    (60 th and 61 st Streets)
  • Public Transportation: F to 63rd Street N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 59th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 754-5454

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
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

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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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Upper East Side
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