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Tiella

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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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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food

Really different menu, but fabulous food. We had the chick pea fritters and some different pastas. Alla were fabulous

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Lee B
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Hampton Bays, New York
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hampton Bays, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Really different menu, but fabulous food. We had the chick pea fritters and some different pastas. Alla were fabulous

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east williston, ny
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

All good! The wait staff was quite accommodating. The food was most enjoyable. The menu was varied enough to satisfy the three of us.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Before our recent trip to New York, I spent hours researching Italian restaurants within walking distance of our hotel (Loews Regency ) . Decided on Tiella and it did not disappoint. The food was all outstanding as was the service. Our waiter recommended wines which were reasonably priced and quite good. The atmosphere was cozy and relaxed and the other... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

We discovered this little Italian jewel by accident but are so glad we did. It is a warm and inviting place, cosy for couples but good for business as well (we did both). The menu is varied and the daily specials are out of this world. The food is cooked to perfection be it pizza (on a Tuesday), duck, or... More 

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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110 reviews 110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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

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
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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