Scalinatella is one of the many overpriced Italian restaurants that populates the Upper East Side. The food isn’t going to blow your mind, but it’s a good spot if you’re looking for an old-school Italian experience. It’s also fairly likely you’ll run into Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Rudy Giuliani while you’re there. You can decide how you feel about that.
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San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina
If you want to sit down and eat a good pizza on the UES, San Matteo is the place. It’s big and casual, and there’s also stuff besides pizza here.
The Stumble Inn
When you want to feel like an undergrad and watch sports on the Upper East Side, head to The Stumble Inn.
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Scampi is a seafood-focused Italian restaurant in Flatiron with a great space and less-great food.
A little Italian cafe and sandwich shop on the Upper East Side near Central Park. We love the sandwiches, but hate how much they cost.
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The East Pole
The East Pole is a restaurant where you should meet a friend for a martini in the east 60s.
Uva is a rustic, cozy little Italian Upper East Side spot that is ideal for date night, mostly because it’s easy.
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