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Machiavelli - CLOSED

519 Columbus Ave, 85th Street, New York City, NY 10024-3402
+1 212-724-2658
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  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“pasta” (22 reviews)
“pancetta” (3 reviews)
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519 Columbus Ave, 85th Street, New York City, NY 10024-3402
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We have had dinner and several brunches here with local friends who swear by this place. It is fantastic. Why have bacon and eggs at a diner when you can have pancetta and eggs with focaccia here? The Florentine poached eggs on a polenta cake...More

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Nathalie D, Owner at Machiavelli, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thanks for the support. I am delighted you had a nice time with us. Looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed February 19, 2018

Our niece who works in Manhattan suggested we meet for dinner at Machiavelli for dinner to visit. We went for a very early dinner since she works the night shift at a local hospital. So, we had the restaurant to ourselves. The décor was so...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Just had dinner post theater with a friend and it was excellent. Not only was the food Buono that waiter was great too. I think his name was Partrisio. Thoroughly enjoyed the rigatoni with burrata and eggplant topped off by some Pinot Grigio. Great ambiance....More

Thank Cape-SoCal
Reviewed January 31, 2018

This is our favorite UWS restaurant. We have been coming here for 5 years and find the soups, salads, entrees and desserts always delicious. The high-caliber live music programs change daily and range from pop and jazz to opera. Weekend brunch with jazz on Saturdays...More

Thank mannionabc
Reviewed January 28, 2018

This Upper West Side Venetian-style restaurant serves good Italian food with, on selected days, a side of entertainment. On a recent night, 14 chamber music musicians played Vivaldi while the wait staff was dressed in medieval Italian costumes. Even some of the diners wore Venetian...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Loved our lunch at Machiavelli - so festive with a gorgeous tree adding to the luxe ambiance. Very much a feel of a Florentine palazzo! From the excellent bread through a suberb Fritto Misto and on to dessert we enjoyed every bite and recommend this...More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

We met Handsome Companion’s daughter her for brunch; her choice and an excellent one. We all loved the decor, from the murals, which are quite spectacular, to the very cool bar stools. The ambience is lovely with good, experienced waitstaff and customers speaking in hushed...More

Thank Holly K
Reviewed October 23, 2017

This restaurant offers a great brunch and outdoor dinning when weather is appropriate. Many items to choose from and reasonable.The décor is made to feel like a European experience and they do it right.

Thank 123dubdutch
Reviewed October 18, 2017

After a long day at the Metropolitan Museum and very hungry we checked out TripAdvisor for a good restaurant nearby. Came across Machiavelli and TripAdvisor did not steer us wrong - we had a great dinner there! We walked from the Met thru Central Park...More

Thank C4Traveller
Reviewed October 2, 2017

White linen tablecloth, soft piano music, excellent service and outstanding food. The prices are reasonable and the menu offers a very nice variety of appetizers and entrees. Highly recommend their french press coffee and deserts to cap off a great meal.

Thank gabboca
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Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 519 Columbus Ave, 85th Street, New York City, NY 10024-3402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-724-2658
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ARTISANAL PASTA MADE THE TRADITIONAL WAY, ALL BY HAND!!! TASTE THE DIFFERENCE! The decor is influenced by the Renaissance,stunning murals representing Paolo Uccello's Battle of San Romano envelops the room. It might have the feel and look of a high-end restaurant, but only has the pretension of offering you a home away from home, with the comfort and wonders of those old European cafes. Trattoria Machiavelli offers art, live classical or jazz music and above all else an art form that is now hard to find even in Italy! Artisanal pastas made completely by hand by Andrea, an Italian sfoglino, using a mattarello! Machiavelli is a restaurant, a cafe, a bar, and so much more, an experience. Come for tea, one of our special cocktails, a glass of wine, a small dish, or a wonderful dinner, a pasta or something wonderful from the brick oven. Enjoy the talented music students from the nearby famous music colleges. This is a family run restaurant and we pride ourselves in giving you a personalized experience.
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