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) #2,120 of 9,240 Restaurants in New York City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Pizza
1109 1st Ave, at 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8723
+1 212-754-5454
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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1109 1st Ave, at 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8723
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Dined there recently for lunch. Thoroughly enjoyed my salad and the hefty eggplant parmigiana appetizer. Yummy....

Thank maudeny2015
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Small quaint and quiet venue. Loved the bread basket and olive oil. Three of us. Ordered 2 apps, 3 dinners, 1 side of Brussel sprouts, and dessert and vin santo and coffees, and a $45 bottle of wine. Burrata was small and tasted different. I...More

Thank Jerry F
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Nice cozy space on 1st ave by the 59th St bridge. Décor nothing to write home about. About 17 tables plus or minus. Great as a neighborhood restaurant but would not pick for a special evening. We shared a spinach salad which was very good....More

Thank JeffreyFireIsland
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I stumbled across Tiella while searching Yelp for a small, Italian restaurant. My girlfriend and I were in NYC and staying on 57th street, and this place was just a few blocks away. We drove right past it in the cab (the entrance is small...More

Thank Cody P
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Amazing menu, quaint & romantic space, wonderful wine. Food made from scratch. The price for our meal was so reasonable for NYC. A new find for us - we will return. So good we hate to share our secret. Enjoy!

Thank FineWine80209
Reviewed 14 December 2016

As I was walking towards the restaurant I wasn't sure what I had gotten myself into because the area is not great...mind you, not bad, but not the best. Then I walked in and it was a cozy little restaurant that made you feel like...More

1  Thank MiamiMartin
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This hidden gym was recommended to us by friends who live in Manhattan. It is a small Italian restaurant, with a warm, friendly atmosphere, excellent service and delicious cuisine. The seafood and other ingredients were fresh, and the menu included a nice variety of dishes....More

1  Thank FJP-TEX
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great little spot. Small local gem hidden on 1st Ave. Great pasta and wine. Not very expensive . Romantic , great for a date.

Thank Ricardo J
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Warm and friendly neighborhood Italian with staff who seem always attentive to their customers. We especially enjoyed the orecchiette and the pan seared swordfish. Small dining room with railway car style. Good wine list of both reds and whites. Highly recommended.

Thank weyl-59
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A nice surprise. My niece recommended this restaurant - my wife and I took my niece, nephew and son...I would describe it as tiny but special...a hidden gem near the Queensboro Bridge. Great mini pizza's and pasta's. Can be a bit cramped, but is worth...More

1  Thank joe b
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

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Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1109 1st Ave, at 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8723
    (60 th and 61 st Streets)
  • Public Transportation: F to 63rd Street N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 59th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-754-5454
  • E-mail
Tiella serves modern Southern Italian cuisine. Its inventive and sophisticated menu is inspired by and elevates the home-cooked meals and peasant culinary traditions owners Giuseppe Castellano and Mario Coppola were raised with in Naples, Italy. Indeed, Tiella takes its name from the Neopolitan word for a cast-iron pan that is used for baking, grilling or frying meats, fish and breads. Our signature tiellas are pizza-like appetizers baked in our wood-fired oven. Our philosophy is that the greatest meals require the finest ingredients. We import mozzarella di bufala, stracciatella and other fine cheeses, as well as risotto and prosciutto from Italy. Many other ingredients are sourced from local producers and farmers. To ensure that we serve the very best bread and pasta, we make our own. The extensive wine list is comprised of Italian makers and complements the menu.
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