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“Great Spot - Great Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cittanuova

Cittanuova
29 Newtown Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937
+1 631-324-6300
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Ranked #25 of 57 Restaurants in East Hampton
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Spot - Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Classic authentic Italian fare. remind me of when I lived in Italy.
Great location right in the middle of town.
Very good service.
Chicken Milanese is my favorite dish here....thin crispy with a great sauce.
Great TV's in the Bar for solo diners as well as sports fans.
Great for Lunch view view of the sidewalk

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Sandy, Oregon
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151 reviews 151 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
“Over prices, under portioned, Hells Kitchen Wanna Be”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We have some really good restaurants in the Hamptons, and many of them are priced to the rich and famous, however, the experience is often worth it. Le Maison Blanch for example has similarly priced menu but the food and ambiance are worth it. Here the food is mediocre, portioned to demitasse, and priced way to high for an appetizer sized entre.

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“Italian...not really”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Citta Nuova's main pro is that it is right on Newtown Lane, a few steps away from Main St and surrounded by designer stores. It has a great outside (front and back) and is nicely decorated.

They have a very good espresso but if you are European and actually want to have a quick coffee at the counter before going to work, forget about it.
You will be asked if you want something to eat about 7 times (it takes less than 20 seconds to drink a shot of espresso so imagine how many times you will hear the question!).
Needless to say that if you are thinking about enjoying a coffee with a dessert at tea time, it will come as a choc to the team.

The food is not worth the price listing. Not bad but not great.
The pasta is generally too cooked, al dente is not a concept they hold close to their heart, but the dessert carte is very nice.

I think that Citta tends to attract a big part of the EU market living or visiting EH and they should ask a consultant about how to cater to foreigners (and national of course) guests...
It would make the atmosphere of the restaurant much more relaxing and give it a certain je ne sais quoi!

In the meantime, drive to Sag for good pasta (Tutto il Giorno) and to Pierre's in Bridge for great coffee and cakes!

Visited April 2011
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Charleston, South Carolina
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Great meal in East Hampton - right on Main St. Excellent food at good prices for the area. Great place to see the action on the street! Have been for several years - always good.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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“Consistently delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

My family and I eat here several times each August and are never disappointed. From grilled branzino to delicious fresh cheeses and home made pasta. This time I was wowed by fried baby artichokes, creamy polenta with sage, and gnocchi with duck ragu among others all washed down with a delicious Nero d'Avola from Sicily.The staff is stressed but unfailingly polite and hard working. Chill and enjoy!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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