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1109 1st Ave., at 61st St, New York City, NY 10065
(212) 754-5454
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Ranked #1,197 of 11,662 Restaurants in New York City
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Price range: $31 - $50
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
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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New preston CT
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69 reviews 69 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Unless they write their own reviews I cannot comprehend how this terrible restaurant could get such high ratings. It is a small narrow restaurant with brick walls. The noise factor alone deters one from having an enjoyable dinner. This is coupled with very mediocre food and service. My device is to avoid coming here even to try the restaurant.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My family and i came here between Christmas and new year after having read a rewiew on someones blog. We were travelling from the UK so only had a blackberry to do our research. All i can say is that we were so happy we stumbled upon this review. The place was fabulous. The restaurant is very small but the... More

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Dallas, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The food was fresh with a very unique menu. The pasta's were incredibly homemade and fresh. Calamari was tender and delicious. Top the meal off with some great Italian wine! The service was top notch!!! Atmosphere was quaint, a great date place! Another small gem tucked away in Midtown!!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stumbled upon this restaurant while vacationing in NYC. What a wonderful surprise. The menu offers extremely well-executed, scrumptious Italian food. Fresh ingredients and some surprising flavor combinations seem to be the chef's speciality. We shared a number of the starters including the chick pea fritters, baby octopus and sea scallops. The memorable main dishes were a lobster and crab... More

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Porto, Portugal
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

The food is very good and fresh! The list is not very varied but it is "rich"! The service is friendly, fast and affordable. The wine list is reasonable. Price very good (~30$ per person, without wine and dissert). Wine is expensive for the actual quality (~ $ 32 per bottle). Location "ok". Environment "fine".

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