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San Matteo Pizza Espresso Bar

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1739 2nd Ave, 10128, New York City, NY 10128-3502
+1 212-426-6943
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1739 2nd Ave, 10128, New York City, NY 10128-3502
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We tried this pizzeria with my friends and it turned out to be a great experience! The owner has been extremely nice and friendly, and the food was absolutely amazing! We had a combo antipasto of Italian cheese and cold cuts that were very delicious,...More

Thank Dario V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there in a group of three, and the staff was really friendly and provided a superquick service. As Italians, we confirm this is the true Italian pizza and it's just awesome! We didn't drink wine but from the menu we saw they offer...More

Thank Francesco S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with a friend for some desserts, it wasn't great nor well cooked. Staff doesn't speak good English. A lady next ti our table asked for a chamomile and the owner kept bringing her random objects because he was not understanding her request. The...More

Thank Antonella X
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved that place from the very first sight - the people working there are real Italians, the bar has a lot of authentic features brought from Napoli, Italia (Naples, Italy) - and as long as I'm just in love with Italy, I enjoyed eating...More

Thank Anton M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little restaurant with truly authentic Italian feel and operators. Reminded me of our experiences in Venice and Florence. Great pizza and service. Small but great ambience. Will definitely return.

Thank Bucketlistm
Reviewed June 20, 2017

We went to San Matteo on our recent trip to NYC for a quick lunch. My son googled best pizza places in the area and found San Matteo. We were so happy he found such an authentic Italian eatery in the location we were in...More

Thank atlfoodie2016
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Quick friendly service and out of this world pizza. Had the special and Quattro formaggi. The Quattro featured gorgonzola flavor that I won't soon forget! Will return as soon as we can!

Thank Jill H
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

There are 2 restaurants, both owned by same family but this review refers to the tiny original at 2nd and 90th. By tiny I mean you will have to suck it in to get by the pizza oven that juts out into the small hallway...More

Thank IslandTraveler8
Reviewed May 18, 2017

I used to live in Rome, and this restaurant made me feel as if I was bad in the city! The menu options, food, and wine were all incredibly authentic and delicious. The wait staff was extremely friendly and the service was so fast. The...More

Thank mjsheridan130
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

LOVED this pizza restaurant! The waiters were very friendly and the pizza is the nicest I've had outside of Italy. I'm from Australia and this pizza, to me, was even better than DOC or Zero95 which are both incredible pizza restaurants in Melbourne. This topped...More

Thank Lisa C
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1739 2nd Ave, 10128, New York City, NY 10128-3502
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-426-6943
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