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Bella Blu

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Misticanza con Scaglie di Parmigiano
Organic mixed baby greens, shaved parmesan, sherry vinaigrette
Riccia con Noci Caramellate, Gorgonzola Dolce
Frisee, caramelized walnuts, gorgonzola, sherry vinaigrette
Rughetta con Finocchio, Arance, Olive Nere di Gaeta
Arugula, fennel, black olives, orange, cherry tomatoes, lemon oil
Tropicale con Cuori di Palma, Avocado, Peperoni arrosto e Mais
Hearts of palm, avocado, roasted peppers, radish, corn
Insalata di Spinaci con Uvetta, Noci e Caprino
Baby spinach, raisins, walnuts, goat cheese, honey balsamic dressing
Tritato di Carciofini, Sedano, Arugola, Funghi e Parmigiano
Chopped baby artichokes, celery, mushrooms, arugula, parmesan
Verdurine Bella Blu al forno a legna
Brick‎ oven chopped roasted vegetables, red wine vinaigrette
Rape Rosse con Scalogno Riccia e Caprino
Roasted red beets, frisee, shallots, endive, goat cheese, red wine vinaigrette
Insalata di Cesare
Traditional caesar salad, croutons, parmesan
Tortino Di Melanzane alla Parmigiana
Eggplant parmigiana, mozzarella, tomato sauce
Carciofini Scottati con Pistacchio e Valeriana
Sauteed baby artichokes, pistacchio, mache, parmesan
Bocconcini di Bufala con Peperoni arrosto, Pomodoro e Basilico
Fresh buffalo mozzarella, roasted peppers, tomatoes, basil
Portobello alla Griglia con Zucchini e Scamorza
Grilled portobello, zucchini, smoked mozzarella
Brodetto di Cozze e Vongole
New Zealand mussels, manila clams, white wine, mild spicy tomato sauce
Carpaccio di Tonno alle Erbe con Arance, Indivia e Pepe Rosa
Herbed crusted tuna carpaccio, orange, endive, pink peppercorn
Tortino di Calamari e Carciofini con Valeriana
Squid and baby artichokes cake, mache, lemon dressing
Calamaretti al Forno con Piselli e Crostino all’Aglio
Brick oven baked calamari, peas, tomato, garlic crostino
Vitello Tonnato
Cold thinly sliced roasted veal, tuna sauce, capers
Carpaccio di Manzo con Rughetta, Cremini e Pecorino Romano
Raw filet mignon carpaccio, arugula, cremini mushrooms, pecorino cheese
Spinaci Saltati
Sauteed spinach
Asparagi al Forno
Oven roasted asparagus
Patate Arrosto
Roasted potatoes
Broccoli rabe
Lemon and oil string beans
Bietole Saltate
Garlic and oil swiss chard
Spaghetti alla Chitarra, Pomodoro Fresco e Basilico
Spaghetti chitarra, fresh tomato and basil
Gnocchi con Pesto e Fagiolini
Gnocchi, pesto, string beans
Pappardelle Integrali con vegetali organici
Organic whole wheat ribbon shaped pasta, organic baby vegetables
Orecchiette con Salsiccia, Rapini e Peperoncino
Orecchiette, sweet sausage, broccoli rabe, red pepper flakes
Casoncelli alla Bergamasca con Guanciale, Burro e Salvia
Veal and raisin ravioli, guanciale, sage and butter sauce
Bucatini all`Amatriciana
Bucatini, guanciale, onions, tomato, pecorino romano
Mezzelune di Ricotta e Spinaci alla crema di Tartufo
Ricotta and spinach ravioli, black truffle cream sauce
Ravioli di Carciofi con Pistacchi, Burro e Parmigiano
Artichoke ravioli, pistacchios, butter and parmesan
Paccheri con Ragu di vitello al profumo di Limone e Rosmarino
Paccheri, veal ragú, lemon rosemary scent
Penne al Tonno con Capperi, Origano, Olive di Gaeta e Pomodoro
Penne with Fresh Tuna, Capers, Oregano, Gaeta Olives, Tomato Sauce
Battuta di Pollo con Misticanza, Mais, Fagiolini e Caprino
Pan seared chicken paillard, baby greens, corn, string beans, goat cheese
Petto di Pollo alla Milanese
Pounded and breaded organic chicken breast, hearts of palm, mixed greens
Saltimbocca alla Romana
Pounded veal loin, prosciutto, sage asparagus, roasted potatoes
Galletto al Forno in Salsa di Senape con Patate arrosto e Rapini
Pan seared free-range baby chicken, roasted potatoes, broccoli rabe, mustard sauce
Bistecca di Manzo alla Griglia con Rughetta e Cipolla caramellata
Grilled prime black angus steak over toasted garlic bread, caramelized onions
Salmone alla Griglia con Verdure saltate in salsa di agrumi
Grilled atlantic salmon, sautéed baby vegetables, citrus sauce
Gamberoni con Insalata di Rucola e Mango
Pan fried hawaiian king prawns, arugula, mango
Tonno ai semi di papavero con Carciofi, Fagiolini in salsa di Soya e Zenzero
Poppy seed tuna, artichokes, string beans, cherry tomatoes, soy ginger dressing
Filetto di Ippoglosso al Forno con Ragú di Funghi
Pan-seared halibut, butternut squash sauce, wild mushroom
$31 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews pasta tiramisu branzino antipasti prosciutto lobster truffle bread upper east side northern italian food new york our waiter neighborhood restaurant wine list a late lunch recommend this restaurant great pizza
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in there for a simple dinner ... some salad and pasta plus wine and were not disappointed. The pasta was al dente and tasty The restaurant full of locals The service “New York-friendly” - which is friendly enough... a bit eclectic A bit...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank MathiVan
Reviewed May 15, 2019

We got there when it was full and without a reservation, but they were gracious enough to see our faces of disappointment and gave us a table. I had the ravioli di fungi al pistachio (I think the sauce had pistachios) and my friend the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank alberto927
Reviewed April 30, 2019

This restaurant came highly recommended but for an Italian place it is very pricey. Glass of white Chardonnay $19 plus tax ! the most interesting part of the visit here was when a lady came with her dog (assume service animal which is not unusual...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank TPNY1
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

We had a Saturday night reservation and were seated as soon as we arrived even though it was very crowded. Our waiter Mauricio was great!! The menu has a nice assortment of pastas, fish and meat and appetizers. Salads were delicious as were our entrees....More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank debcoh
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

We had a special treat, a late lunch today around 2.30pm, on Palm Sunday after a long walk in Central Park. Our waiter, Maurizio, immediately got with our three kids and understood what type of food and drinks we may like. So much that we...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank CKaram73
Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

We are rarely in the neighborhood, but it is convenient to the Park Avenue Armory where we were attending a performance. The host and wait staff are very welcoming and friendly, the atmosphere lovely, and the food delicious.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Dobbstraveler
Reviewed March 28, 2019

It is a good upscale Italian Pizza Restaurant, but it is very cramped. One of their claims to fame is that they have great Pizza. I was a little disappointed though. It was not that crispy and had a lot of flop to it. It...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank DCFireMedic
Reviewed February 27, 2019

Our group was 8 in number we had made a reservation and the place was bustling. Our waiter was attentive but not overbearing. His recommendations were excellent (branzino, garganelli with veal ragu', lobster ravioli, and sea bass). Each dish was excellent and an array of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ronnie T
Reviewed February 15, 2019

Nice to go with friends. Varied menu. Leave time as it is a bit of a wait for food to come, It however is worth the wait.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank marllynd
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

It’s better then a lot of more famous Italian restaurants in the city. Always fresh and clean. Best pizza in town!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sheri100
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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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