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Arco Cafe

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££ - £££
Upper West Side
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886 Amsterdam Ave, Btw 103 & 104 Street, New York City, NY 10025-4452
+1 212-665-0033
11:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:30
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Evanston, Illinois
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Loved this place at lunch after visiting St John The Divine way upper west side. Fabulous prix -fixe. Thumbs up on the tomato and mussels soup and the traditional Sardinian pasta with sausage and tomato. Great decor. Friendly solid service.

Thank CSredRidingHood
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a great little spot to get the best Italian (Sardinian) food. They have a house red wine that is smooth as silk. The price point is way beyond reasonable and won't break the bank. Locals LOVE the place and visitors to the city MUST DO Arco Cafe. Its great for solos (who may want to at at the... More 

Thank 61DPB
Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The day I arrived at the hostel, went to this Italian cafe to try Italian special! I tried Fregola, an oven-toasted​ round pasta with mussels and baby octopus in tomato broth, paid $16, but really loved it! Highly recommnded!

1 Thank nomadnovice
Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We went in for a birthday celebration and were quite pleased. The cured meat and Sardinian cheese board with pane carasau was great. I had a great pork tenderloin with wild mushrooms and polenta. All the pasta dishes we ordered (Bolognese, Cacio de pepe and sardi) were superb. My daughter had a wonderful salmon with exquisite sautéed broccoli rabe. The... More 

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New York, NY
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645 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

One has to love this small café -- the food is consistently excellent; the service is helpful; the setting is nice (even with a full house, it wasn't noisy); Francesca, the manager/hostess is so welcoming and charming that she makes the customers feel important and so glad that they have come to the Arco Café. Not sure I can offer... More 

1 Thank Trup
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Arco Cafe is a wonderful neighborhood eatery. We went on a Monday night so bottles of wine were 1/3 off - sensational. The pasta dishes were fresh and delicious and priced extremely reasonably. I would recommend anyone to go and soak up some good atmosphere with friends.

1 Thank G7420UCseano
Gores Landing
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

An early dinner on the way to the Met was made enjoyable with a sharing of mussels in tomato sauce and a excellent sea bass. Dinner for two,with a glass of wine at $70 makes Arco good value.

Thank MurrayTO
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing more to say than simply excellent! The service was excellent, the food was excellent and the price was reasonable.

Thank israel z
New York City, New York
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189 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have only had brunch here but of the smallish menu, there are some mouth-watering dishes. Typically, the Branzino is tenderly cooked served on a bed of kale. The usual brunch standards such as eggs with bacon etc., are equally delicious. The place has a full bar and the staff are most welcoming with excellent service at all times.

Thank alec s
Ocean City, New Jersey
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stopped by for lunch last week with two colleagues. Cute place. Service was good and the dishes did not disappoint. They have fresh homemade pasta that is gluten free, and got a goat cheese salad. The sizes are not too big, but not too small either. Just right. My two colleagues enjoyed their meal too.

Thank jd0shi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 886 Amsterdam Ave, Btw 103 & 104 Street, New York City, NY 10025-4452
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-665-0033
Arco Cafe presents the flavors of the Italian region of Sardinia in an atmosphere of family hospitality. Brother & sister Daniele & Francesca invite you to visit the Mediterranean in New York City.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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