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106 WEST 73RD STREET (73rd St. & Columbus Ave.)(212) 501-7014
Minimum order of $10.00 is required for delivery
Delivery estimate is 25-40 min (more info)
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Minimum order of $10.00 is required for delivery
Delivery estimate is 25 - 40 min (more info)
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Available from 4:00pm to close.
Available from 4:00pm to close.
Arte Café is located in a landmark brownstone, steps away from Central Park. We serve the bets Italian food in town at extremely affordable prices. Dine in our beautiful outdoor garden and escape New York, or enjoy the ambiance of our dining room.
Our menu boasts an upscale pan-Italian cuisine with homemade pastas, fresh meats, fish, pizza from a brick-oven and sumptuous dessert. Try our vodka sauce – people rave about it!
Private rooms are available for all events and budgets also check out our garden for a touch of al fresco dining. Our wait staff will attend to you and make sure that your dining experience is a comfortable and memorable one. Come see what Arte Café is all about – Benvenuto!
Ravioli Alla Vodka—Goat cheese and sun-dried tomato filled ravioli in a pink vodka sauce
Carpaccio Di Manzo—Paper-thin raw beef with arugula and parmigiano
Capricciosa—Artichokes, mushrooms, roasted ham, tomato sauce and mozzarella
Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina—Dumplings, tomato, basil and mozzarella
Bistecca Al Ferri—Marinated char-grilled skirt steak, salsa verde, roasted-garlic mashed potatoes
I wrote a bad review of Arte a year ago or so ("Okay food. Appallingly slow delivery. The pizza isn't bad. The crostini is one of the most disgusting things I've ever ordered - burnt slabs of bread literally drowning in smelly melted cheese. It was a puddle of melted cheese - I had to look for the bread pieces.")
But now I've changed my mind. The delivery is fast and courteous. And the pizza is completely divine, namely the buffalina pizza with buffala mozzarella cheese and a light tomato sauce, arugula, and large Parmesan shavings. The crust is thin but still pleasantly chewy and the perfect consistency.
I've really come to like this place and it's my go-to delivery pizza.
Posted a month ago by Kate A.
Quick delivery - excellent food
Posted 2 months ago by alison t.
Not only is the food always great but so is the customer service.
Posted 2 months ago by granet V.
I order from here often as well as dine at the restaurant. Delivery comes quickly (I am admittedly very close).
Posted 4 months ago by Kirsten B.
I used to love this place but there recently deliveries have been really inconsistent. Today the chicken sandwich was completely flavorless and I had to take off the bread because it was inedibly soggy. Pretty sure the tomatoes had also gone bad. It's a shame. This was my go-to.
Posted 5 months ago by Lara M.
OMG crazy delivery. Its an hour after i ordered, called them they put me on hold and went to find out what happened, then someone else took over the phone and said to call in 2 minutes, then finally another person said that the manager said it was out for delivery...after 60 min. I will not order again as time really matters for me. Not waiting food for an hour.
Posted 6 months ago by Anna S.
I'm Italian and had a very good Siciliana Rigatoni, I even couldn't eat it right at the time they delivered and still after 15minutes was still warm and good.
I'll order again.
Posted 6 months ago by Chiara I.
When I called to inquire about our delivery, she said that she didn't have a "crystal ball."
Posted 6 months ago by mark v.
It took over two hours for us to receive our food. We called the restaurant twice, and the first time they said the delivery person is on their way. They showed up an hour after that, and the food was still hot. So it's clear the restaurant lied about the status of our order, in addition to making us wait over 2 hours (on a weeknight). I will never order from this restaurant again - there are so many other places to choose from.
Posted 6 months ago by Lavanya A.
The tortellini Quattro formagio was a little too al dente to our liking and the meatballs were very hard and dense. On the bright side, the burrata was good as was the stuffed chicken dish. Took ages to deliver.
Posted 7 months ago by Xan R.
Great value for breakfast and high quality. The delivery came before it was estimated.
Posted 7 months ago by David W.
Pizza tasted good, but only after being scraped off the box. It was a total mess when it arrived, with all the pieces over each other. I suspect the delivery boy simply dropped the box before delivery. Won't be ordering from them again
Posted 7 months ago by kartik g.
We only ever get the pizza and a salad from this place, but it is honestly our favorite pizza in the UWS - Maybe even the city! We only live a few blocks from here too, so our order always arrives promptly and hot!
Posted 7 months ago by David D.
Excellent pasta dishes! And the food was delivered earlier than promised, steaming hot and with the extra cheese I had requested. The pasta with bacon, mushrooms and peas in a cream sauce .... Yummm. Count me as a regular.
Posted 7 months ago by Judy K.
Too bad the delivery service is so sporadic. Today, August 1, 2013, on a rainy day in NYC, I ordered lunch at 2pm. The order arrived within 30 or 40 minutes, the food was delicious (cappelini primavera and their wonderful pear salad ($1 extra for lunch). TODAY ARTE WAS PERFECTION.
Posted 8 months ago by Nanci E.
The food is okay but the manager. hostess and kitchen is retarded. (If you eat there the service is just as bad, upper west sider's you know what I mean. Continue to order from here at your peril. You'll eventually get screwed like me.....
Posted 8 months ago by Nyle D.
its like they say about the definition of crazy, continuing the same behavior and expecting a different result. I don't know why I continue to order from here. Customer service is an absolute zero and the food is maybe a 5 or 6. And, oh by the way, it takes forever. Today I reached my limit. Never again.
Posted 8 months ago by chris m.
Their food is good, but an hour an a half when the delivery time is listed as 25-40 is beyond unacceptable.
Posted 10 months ago by Marianne R.
The food was barely edible and I threw out most of it. Will never order from here again.
Posted 11 months ago by Anita B.
Delivery is always fast. Great Parma pizza.
Posted a year ago by heather g.
Way overpriced. I don't mind paying good money for good food but I do mind paying good money for this food.
Posted a year ago by Alex V.
Arte is one of the finer Italian options on the UWS - Homemade pastas (cooked properly), fresh quality ingredients, healthy proportion sizes. All my deliveries have been timely and they consistently stock the orders with bread, oil, parmesan, napkins, etc.
The Fettuccine Boscaiola is one of my favorite seamless orders. All of their pizzas are quality as well. It is a pit pricey but definitely worth it.
Posted a year ago by Ransom H.
personal note: ehh.. prosciutto pizza not really good, didn't try pepperoni, chix parm edible but not great, but pasta part of it had promise, nice fresh'ish tomatoes
Posted a year ago by Alex M.
Spinach and goat cheese omelette is good but was completely cold because the delivery took a while. Bacon is fantastic.
Posted a year ago by Ronald K.
Posted a year ago by Samantha D.
After reading other reviews I was nervous about the delivery time, but I know the restaurant and decided to go for it. I placed my order at 7.44pm and it was at my door by 8.05. I live 9 blocks from it. The chicken Parm as always was great, the spinach too. my only complaint was the meatballs, the sauce was really good but the meat balls themselves were so so. However I would order again.
Posted a year ago by michelle B.
I ordered from here specifically because it said 25-40 minutes, and I was hungry--after an hour, I called, and was informed that my food was on its way. After another thirty minutes, I called again and was told that they had no idea what had happened with my order. Would never order from here again.
Posted a year ago by Alyssa R.
Our order took over an hour to be delivered after it was placed. The steak entree was cold upon arrival.
Posted a year ago by Rodney H.
Good food. Slow delivery.
Posted a year ago by Jonathan L.
The food was good but they didnt send half the order. Needless to say our group of people didnt get to eat lunch together since we had to wait for the rest of the order to arrive. Sorry but thats bad business. Wont be eating here again!
Posted a year ago by chris g.
SLOWEST delivery possible! Do not order from this restaurant if you expect to eat within a few hours of ordering.
Posted a year ago by Traci S.
Used to like this restaurant but they brought me infected food last week. Stayed 2 days at home to recover.
Their kitchen's cleanliness leaves much to be desired. Already noticed that in the past when having lunch there but I didn't really pay attention at that time. Not everything makes sense.
Posted a year ago by Francois E.
Simple order: 1 pizza.
Took 1 hour on a Tuesday at 8:30 (far from peak hours, and I live less than 10 blocks away..not cross-town blocks either)
Food was cold, i now have to preheat oven and wait another 30 minutes to eat
Food was UNBELIEVABLY over priced for the size of the pizza, i was shocked that I paid $17.00 for a tiny thin crust pizza
Nothing special about this. its mushrooms on a plain pizza.
Delivery guy was an impatient ass, also he dropped trash outside my apt door, noticed that he dropped it, and left.
Never ordering from here again - there are a million other places that sell identical food and will do it with a) better service (speed and quality) and b) lower prices.
I'd call and ask for a refund but I dont want to interact with this place again
Posted 2 years ago by David H.
food was ok tasting. food was sloppy, and sides were carelessly thrown into the meal, in the smallest proportions.
Posted 2 years ago by Jennifer T.
Super high quality food -- not "delivery quality" stuff ... omelets are fluffy, tasty and well-made. Can't go wrong!
Posted 2 years ago by Noah L.
Salty and just ok
Posted 2 years ago by Nancy C.
Although I've ordered before with decent results, I will never order again based on my recent pizza order. I ordered the buffalino pizza (which I've had before) but what arrived was a COLD pizza with a bit of arugala and some cherry tomotos....definitely NOT a buffalino pizza! I put it in the oven to heat it up but in the end, it was really inedible. It was like they just gave me an old pizza they had lying around. What a waste of money!!
Posted 2 years ago by Jamie C.
I've eaten at this place a few times and have always enjoyed the food. This was my first time ordering take out. It was not a good experience. The driver got lost, and kept calling me to tell me he was outside my building, when he was 3 blocks away. When he eventually got here the pasta was luke warm, the salad was also luke warm, but the bread was amazing as always. It's a shame that their take out is so poor compared to when you actually eat in the place. I shall not be ordering from them again.
Posted 2 years ago by john c.
Excellent for Pasta. Portions are larger than they used to be.
Posted 2 years ago by barry m.
The delivery service was terrible - we placed our order at 9pm and did not receive our food until 10:30pm -- after four calls to the restaurant, the third and fourth with the manager. Each time we were told it was on the way when it obviously was not. Our delivery slip showed that the order was placed at 9pm -- evidently the food was sitting for a long time because our pizza and pasta were ice cold when the food was finally delivered. Given that, it's difficult to actually rate the food - it did not reheat well.
Posted 3 years ago by Ruth C.
Very good italian food. My favorite thin crest pizza is from here. Pasta is good, too.
Posted 3 years ago by Miyuki S.
Best delivery Caesar salad in UWS.
Posted 3 years ago by Jeff C.
Delicious food. I've ordered 3 times in the last month and I haven't been disappointed. The veal is super tender, the chicken stuffed with prosciutto, spinach and cheese is amazing! My only critique is their sauteed spinach could have more flavor. Other than that, I will continue to be a fan :)
Posted 3 years ago by Judy L.
terrible service, took 2 hours and no food had to cancel order.
Posted 3 years ago by Maya O.
the pizza was good (margherita), the greek salad was okay, the apple tarte was okay, the vanilla gelato was yummy, the chocolate mousse was okay - super sweet
Posted 3 years ago by MAREIKA S.
always reliable....just slow delivery time
Posted 3 years ago by Christine G.
Posted 3 years ago by Stephanie H.
Food was average at best - a rating of one star would be more than generous for this spot. Food took 1 hour 12 mins to get to me and was luke warm - very disappointing indeed.
Posted 3 years ago by Georgina L.
The food is consistantly good, but I have found that the special requests portion of the order is not read. Most recent order was over 30 minutes past the estimated delivery time.
Posted 4 years ago by Sally D.
I really like the food at Arte Cafe. I used to order from them once a week and then I finally realized it was just too much of a bother. Like the other reviewers their biggest problem is they take 75 mins minimum to deliver meals. I live 2 blocks away so I call and want to go pick up my order, it still takes 60 mins to get a rare piece of salmon seared for less than 10 mins. I made a mistake and ordered pizza a couple of times with a pasta or an order of salmon. Bad idea. The pizza is ready way before the fish. They get delivered at the same time and the pizza is like a piece of cardboard with cheese. So in summary. Good fish. Good pasta. Horrible delivery logistics. Not very good management.
Posted 4 years ago by Ali K.
Food finally came more then an 1 hr late...pizza was cold had to cook it in the oven....called them to complain nobody answered the phone...grt biz model
Posted 4 years ago by Steffen K.
The food is good at the restaurant but their delivery service is completely unreliable. Although frequently quoted at 30-45 minutes, expect delivery in no less than 1 hour...and often times much longer. Food always arrives cold. When you call to check status, they make excuses and further underestimate time. Totally frustrating. I try them every few months to see if they improve the delivery service (since I like the restaurant), but never gets better. Avoid.
Posted 4 years ago by David M.
Only one star since I never even got the food. After 45 minutes they called to say that my dish wasn't available and it would take another 1.25 hours to get my delivery. Then I cancelled my order. Never again.
Posted 4 years ago by Denis W.
Orders always take at least 50 minutes to arrive and have been wrong 3 times in a row. Don't think I'll be giving them a 4th chance. The menu descriptions on here are wrong, so don't be surprised if you get something completely different than what you thought your ordered...oh, and it will be probably cold.
Posted 4 years ago by Hannah L.
2 hours 20 minutes (yup) for a delivery just over 150 feet away.
Think we must have the record. Four phone calls met with sympathy but no food. Frustrating as they are such nice people and their sit down restaurant is so good
Posted 4 years ago by Alan B.
The chicken burger was bland and tasteless. The bun was stale. What a disappointment!
However, I also ordered the ravioli with vodka sauce. It was quite tasty and very fresh.
Posted 4 years ago by amy m.
Seriously??? I just ordered the beet salad which I've ordered several times before. There are 3 tomatoes, 2 beets and 2 onions in a salad that used to have 3 TIMES as much. And the price is the same $9.00. I will NEVER order from Arte again. Clearly they have little respect for existing customers if portion size has decreased this much. Shame on you!
Posted 5 years ago by Nissa R.
I ordered a brunch pizza - overpriced, small and mediocre. Very disappointing.
Posted 5 years ago by Alain R.
Unfortunately, I have not had the best experience with Arte Cafe. And I have given them numerous chances because so many friends seem to enjoy it. Today, they called 25 minutes after I placed my order to tell me they could not complete the order. I now have to go to work without that meal. Last week, I ordered brunch, and it came TWO HOURS later. I had called to cancel it after an hour and a half had passed, and made my own breakfast. By the time it came ANYWAY, I had forgotten I had even ordered it... And the chicken parmigiana was glowing raw inside.
Posted 5 years ago by Bradley H.
this is the second time they have delivered the wrong order to me. I will not give them a third chance to screw it up again
Posted 6 years ago by Christie E.
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