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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love the desert.

This is a quaint small restaurant. We had desert here not just one night but 2 nights. The Pistachio Cake ...No words can describe how good it was. Next time in New Youk I want to eat a meal here.r

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Jennifer V
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Akron, Ohio
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Akron, Ohio
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a quaint small restaurant. We had desert here not just one night but 2 nights. The Pistachio Cake ...No words can describe how good it was. Next time in New Youk I want to eat a meal here.r

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Tiella is a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant on the Upper East side that provides creative Italian cuisine in an energetic setting. Especially interesting are the Tiella appetizers (a tiella is a baking pan in Italian), small pizzas the size of a large English muffin that are wonderfully tasty, and just right as a starter. Everything on the menu seems to work... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I had been dreaming of a tasty Italian dinner with Sicilian wine and I got it! They even served me a personal off menu pasta.

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Hampton Bays, New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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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>  > Upper East Side
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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper East Side
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