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#2,815 of 10,045 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Upper West Side
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513 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10024-4403
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Austin, Texas
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dine al fresco. Awesome Italian cuisine. Good pizza and also get the bruschetta. Great neighborhood - the place to be. I'm adding more so I can submit this review - you will enjoy your meal!

Thank AlohaFriday71
Scottsdale, Arizona
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229 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat outdoors in the large street side patio. It is a comfortable space (though tables are one next to the other and most are full). We shared a few small plates. We had creamy polenta with mushrooms ... Very well prepared, shrimp scampi ... Great sauce and plenty of bread to soak it up, and chicken spiedini (grilled skewers... More 

Thank booptraveler
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A family of four, we had dinner at Cotta. The food was great. We were approached quickly by the waiter and had a very short wait for the food to be served. This is not, however, the place to bring a family. It is extremely loud. This is a great place to meet friends, have a few drinks and a... More 

Thank Arly1
New York City, New York
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious Italian Food, nice place. I was impressed by the creative dishes. Salads, appetizers, entrees, everything is fresh and they have original flavors.

Thank RaquelitaNYC
Georgetown, Guyana
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I had a dinner at Cotta, and first we were 'welcomed' by a non very pleasant waitress who seemed in a foul mood. The pizza is nothing to write home about, decent for sure but very average. When I said I had an allergy I did not see any notable efforts to accommodate my dietary needs. I must say they... More 

Thank Paolo M
Canberra, Australia
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Went here the first night in NY and wasn't disappointed. Pizza and pappardelle were both great choices. Really good pizza crust. Cheese platter after was good, but we were more than surprised to find that what would have been olive oil in Australa was maple syrup. Cultural differences ...

Thank roadrider2014
New York, New York, United States
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a go to in my neighborhood for good food and wine. They serve Italian fare at a reasonable price. It becomes expensive because you want to have it all!!

Thank Kelly P
New York City, New York
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Let me begin by saying as long as it partially sunny, we go here almost every weekend. We are all you can drink mimosa brunch regulars. We love its proximity (close), we love the two hours of refills, we love the sidewalk seats and fun people watching (UWS stars and has beens walk by all the time), we love the... More 

Thank Rachel P
West Hills, California
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

This is a great Italian restaurant just off the Park Midtown NYC. Food was excellent but small portions. Most of us had Linguine Vongole which was extremely tasty but could have done with a little more. Good selection of wines.

Thank Nigel F
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167 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

High energy place - not too loud inspite of it being full - brick oven pizza - can't go too wrong - got a table tucked in a corner but close to the oven area. Dimly lit place has its own charm once in a while and helps create its own atmosphere. Patrons are young - just joined the workforce,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 513 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10024-4403
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212-873-8500

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Upper West Side

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Upper West Side
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 over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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