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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Jack & Fanny’s
Jack and Fanny’s is an Upper East Side bar with great cocktails and a bocce ball court in the back.
Tiramisu is a casual Italian restaurant on the UES with some great sidewalk seating during the summer.
An import from Nantucket, Sfoglia is one of the few Upper East Side joints that, if transported to downtown, wouldn’t feel out of place.
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Olio Pizza e Piu
Olio Pizza e Piu managed to get one of the worst Infatuation ratings ever. Each pizza we ordered was a mess of rubbery cheese and crust – heavy, sloppy and unappetizing.
Quality Italian is a neo-classic Italian restaurant in Midtown melded with a steakhouse. We like it for the variety on the menu and the massive space.
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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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