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Paola's Restaurant

Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
+1 212-794-1890
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 - 16:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Paola's has some of the freshest and lighest Italian food in NYC..you never feel that you are over loaded with heavy food....my pasta was delicious and filled with clams. The meatball appetizer was shared by the table and everyone enjoyed. The staff is knowledgeable and...More

Thank Robin W
Reviewed 9 February 2018

We had an excellent dinner there on a busy Friday night and the meal and service was tops. It is next to the Hotel Wales and Sarabeth's on Madison and 92nd.

Thank cwmorg
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Paola's is one of the best restaurants in New York, upper east side. Dinner last night was great, from calamari and Caesar salad to the salmon and homemade pasta with marinara. Terrific wine not too outrageous in price, and wonderful waiter. Got everything right! Ambience...More

Thank vasdoctor
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Paola's is a wonderful place. It is heaven for a gluten-free diner. The wait staff are experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly. The gluten-free pasta is excellent. The Caesar salad was terrific and FRESH. The Pino Grigio was superb. Highly recommended

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Had an enjoyable lunch with my wife and Mom and Dad who are both in their late eighties. The atmosphere was comfortable, the restaurant wasn't too croweded and the staff was very gracious. My problem was the service was very uneven. Our table must have...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We used to go to Paola's when it was a lovely smallish restaurant at a different location, where you could have very tasty Italian fare, meet the owner, have an enjoyable evening at a reasonable price. That was, apparently, years ago. This Paola's is a...More

Thank CPLongIsland
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We always take guests here and it never disappoints. We have kids and the servers are very good to them. Last night I had the sword fish and it was AMAZING!

Thank Ronda J
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods 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
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-794-1890
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