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Paola's Restaurant

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Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
+1 212-794-1890
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Neighborhood restaurant,.. a very special neighborhood restaurant in a very special neighborhood, Carnegie Hill. It’s the very upper east side on Madison Avenue close to Museum Mile, but you would never know it. There is nothing on the menu that I wouldn’t recommend but I...More

Thank DesignNYC
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fine Italian ccuisine. Portions tend to be on the small side. While service is good, waiters tend to rush you through even though restaurant was not busy.

Thank benbatouta
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Many folks of an interesting age and nearby residents. Unfortunately, many restaurants in this area have closed, leaving far fewer options. Very busy restaurant, but did not appear to impact service or meal preparation. Great appetizers of soft shell crab, pasta with asparagus very good,...More

Thank Karen o
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere is warm in this wood-paneled, upper east side establishment. What is surprising is how good the authentic Italian food is. We had a terrific meal. The Carciofi alla Giuda (deep fried artichokes) were perfectly done, crispy not greasy. It is hard to find...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We want there with our grandchildren who love real pasta.We ordered the veal Milanese , which was great! The service was great, everybody was trying to make all of us happy all the time. the Pino grigio was very good. We will come back!!!

Thank taliwell
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Cute white table cloth looking restaurant near the Wales hotel. We stopped for appetizers and drinks and sat at the bar. Great wine list, even by the glass. New inside, lots of windows and light. Great spot!

Thank Stephanie1178
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Awesome little Italian restaurant you won't want to miss. Fabulous service and amazing food. Every course was fantastic and such attentive staff. The owner must have checked on us four times during dinner just to make sure everything was perfect. Loved our meal, the setting...More

1  Thank campboydwest
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

We went for Sunday brunch and I enjoyed my first “cranberry” mimosa (or two). They easily substituted the gorgonzola for goat cheese and the salad was delicious. The rolls are also crusty and warm. For entrees, we enjoyed the pasta Bolognese and the ravioli special....More

Thank Vacationer2Maine
Reviewed April 12, 2018

I guess you might consider this stereotyping, but I generally find Italian people and Italian restaurants to be warm, and convivial. Being a Midwesterner who is not used to the kind of walking that most New Yorkers take for granted, I walked from my hotel...More

Thank Chiens
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Rude, unprofessional service, the waiter rushed us to order as fast as possible in an unpleasant way. While we were eating, another waiter cleaned up the table next to ours, for a very long time, crowding me and making it difficult to continue eating. Then...More

Thank MattClaire097
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
    (92nd Street)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: The nearest subway station is 96th Street and Lexington Avenue. The nearest express subway station is 86th Street and Lexington Avenue. Bus: The M1, M2, M3 and M4 busses all stop directly in front of Paola’s at 92nd and Madison Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-794-1890
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