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“not as good as it used to be” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Petaluma

Petaluma
Ranked #4,481 of 13,478 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $8 - $38
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Cross street: E 73rd Street
Transit: 6 train to 68th Street or 77th Street; and M72 Crosstown Bus or M15 1st Ave Bus.
Description: Serving patrons since 1985. Petaluma is a neighborhood Italian American restaurant featuring wood oven pizza, homemade pastas, signature classics, and extensive 100+ bottle wine list. Located in the the quaint Yorkville section of the Upper East Side, it has 144 seats for dining and a cafe of 33 seats for outdoor dining. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Takeout and Delivery is available.
mexico,d.f
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“not as good as it used to be”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

the pizza is still nice, but the rest of the food is just average, nothing great about it, nice open space, but that's about it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mzaga63
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English first
New York City, New York
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Used to be so good......”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We live in the neighborhood, and walking home after a movie yesterday, we decided to stop in and have lunch. We have been to Petaluma so many times in the past, but hadn't been there in awhile, so choosing it was an easy decision to make. But never again!

Food was terrible. Imagine going to a retaurant and paying $20 for a seafood salad with Italian salad dressing, only to consume what BOTH my wife and I were certain was a Wishbone type of dressing i.e-not made in the kitchen from fresh ingredients.

The seafood looked "wilted", and had that aweful "regrigerator taste".

Service was "fair".

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank David M
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Northborough, MA
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

We had lunch here on Easter Sunday and ordered from the Easter Menu. It was overpriced, and my "rack" of lamb was only 3 chops, and they were overlooked. The risotto was overly salty.

Maybe it was because of the day, but the service was slow as well. But the staff were very nice.

It is convenient to where we were staying, but I wouldn't rush back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LeslieRMH
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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177 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Shoe leather chicken”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

Don't ask for well done chicken. You'll get shoe leather. This overstated and overpriced restaurant was a huge disappointment. The salads were ok but way too expensive. The chicken had the surprising combination of being lukewarm but overlooked and it came naked of the promised potatoes. The waiter did bring a plate after he was asked.
Overall, for $100 (only 1 had wine), I felt ripped off and hungry. I ate popcorn after I left to fill up.

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rocky P
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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259 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“omg the fried olives!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

lovely family restaurant...great atmosphere, food, value and those fried olives are worth going back for!! did not feel rushed, loved the food, and ambiance...try it!!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lkrocks
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