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San Matteo Pizza Espresso Bar

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Neighbourhood:
Upper East Side
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1739 2nd Ave, 10128, New York City, NY 10128-3502
+1 212-426-6943
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12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

LOVED this pizza restaurant! The waiters were very friendly and the pizza is the nicest I've had outside of Italy. I'm from Australia and this pizza, to me, was even better than DOC or Zero95 which are both incredible pizza restaurants in Melbourne. This topped it. Yum!!!

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Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed dinner of margarita pizza and burrata so much that we ordered it for take out the next evening! This cozy place in the neighborhood is always full to the door and beyond. The manager was very friendly and full of energy that was so contagious. Better reserve in advance.

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Thank Seeseej
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the antipasti were excellent, the other dishes were lacking flavor and were not prepared fresh. Modifications to the menu items were not feasible. The pizzas had the brick over flavor but lacked the flavor to balanced the charred crust. I would recommend the main restaurant - I believe located at 81st.

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Austin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real neighborhood gem -- very small but friendly. This is the original location -- definitely you should go. The owner Ciro is a genuine human being, delightful to meet. Don't be put off if he is sometimes gruff. He gives excellent service. I like the pizza a lot. Note they have a couple of choices without cheese. I enjoyed... More 

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Thank weyl-59
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We went here for lunch. Great brick oven pizza. Many to choose from. Very small place but worth a visit!

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Thank Jennifer R
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

I've been telling my friends and family about this place since we went in January. Authentic food and service. Best pizza we've ever had. What an exceptional experience during our first visit to NYC. Thank you San Matteo.

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Thank Alexandra G
Boston, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Many styles of NYC pizza. San Matteo rocks the real Incredible crust kind. Fresh ingredients, great hosts.

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Thank Rono01
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We've been going to SAN Matteo on a regular basis since we moved to the neighborhood 5 years ago. This is our favorite pizza place by far in the city and we were so happy to find it so close to our home. In summer, the tables outside are very pleasant too.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I used to live next door this tiny delightful place - the owner welcomes you in Italian, takes your order and serves you authentic Italian pizza which are beyond delicious. Nothing like that anywhere in the city. The limited wine selection is also spot on.

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Flushing, New York
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Owner Ciro is a doll and makes you feel at home. Starters was a rolled pizza sliced vertically. Never saw this before but LOVED it! Their oven pizza is amazing but we also ordered gnocchi family style for the table and WOW was that good! Ciro recommend the wine and again it was perfect pairing for our meal. We finished... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1739 2nd Ave, 10128, New York City, NY 10128-3502
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-426-6943

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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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