Paola's, New York, New York, Italian, Paola Bottero Restaurant Details

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Restaurant: Paola's

Address: 1295 Madison Avenue (at 92nd St), New York (Manhattan), New York (NY), 10028

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Phone: (212) 794-1890


Delivery at home: Yes

Dress code: Upscale casual

Reservations recommended: Yes

Chef: Paola Bottero

Head Chef: Stefano Bottero

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3.8 based on 5 ratings
Located in the Historic Carnegie Hill location. Serving Lunch/Dinner/Weekend Brunch. Complimentary delivery within 86th to 96th Streets, and 5th to Lexington Avenues for both lunch and dinner. There is a $30 minimum order for delivery.
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03/21/2015 12:20 pm

This is an unusual restaurant for NYC in that it serves alot of people AND the food is consistently good AND they deliver. The delivery is always fast and prompt. The pasta is mostly homemade, Best Spaghetti pomodoro hands down. Really great place, and convenient for tourists as it's close to the museums. Recommended!

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03/03/2015 11:46 am

Delicious food, varied menu, great wine list. A neighborhood gem!

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02/09/2015 10:37 am

I had one meal here on Superbowl Sunday. My husband and a friend had lunch there the following day. All three of us thought it's a terrific restaurant. The food was really good. I especially liked the pasta special, home made spaghetti with pepper - pasta really good and perfectly seasoned. I really like the fact that you can get half orders of all the pastas. My husband had Gamberi alla Griglia, Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with Grilled Corn Salad and Arugala, which was wonderful and quite light. My friend had the Jewish Roman artichokes which she said were delicious.All three of us would recommend this restaurant and consider it a "Do-Over",

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04/26/2014 4:28 pm

We have been coming to what is now called "Paola's" since it was "Busby's" and the food was terrific. We were away from Busby's for a long time during which it underwent a few changes then re-emerged as "Paola's". We returned last Easter for brunch after church at Heavenly Rest. The food was dismaying. The eggs benedict were cool, not hot, the Hollandaise sauce was tasteless, and the French Toast was cold. The portions were surprisingly small for what they cost. We ate it anyway without complaint. This Easter, thinking surely things would have improved, we returned, stupidly, for brunch after church at Heavenly Rest. The eggs benedict were cool, not hot, the Hollandaise sauce was tasteless, and the French Toast was cold. In addition, this time my son ordered a pasta dish, and it was cold. The portions were surprisingly small for what they cost. We ate it anyway without complaint -- except this time decided to speak out here and also on Zagat, as well as informing our friends and associates. Fool me twice, shame on me. Who's running this kitchen anyway? How hard can it be to get hot food to the table in such a small restaurant? How can small diners make tasty Hollandaise that would put this place to shame? Something is truly amiss at Paola's, and we are not coming back.

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07/09/2013 12:16 am

I recently visited Paola's Restaurant for lunch as part of Italian Dine Out, where there was a fixed 3 course lunch special for $26. As I approached 92nd Ave and Madison, I started to second guess myself. Was I dressed appropriately? Will they mind that my reservation changed from 2 people to lone little me? Is this one of those she-she, nose in the air, kind of spots or would it be less stuffy?

My first positive sign, young families with kids. Whew! If the restaurant can tolerate crying kids and kid size messes then I'm a drop in the bucket. It was a Sunday afternoon when I checked into the restaurant and things were quiet and sparsely populated inside so I opted for outdoor seating. I was provided with the Italian Dine Out Fixed Prix menu and selected my 3 courses.

For starters, I had the artichokes, secundi was lemon asparagus spaghetti and for dessert, lemon tart. My favorites were the spaghetti and torte. The food was amazing, the pasta fresh yet light and the torte was a perfect ending to it all! One minor complaint was that the service slowed after dessert. I had a bit of a wait for the check. In their defense, they may have noticed me on my IPAD and not wanting to interrupt, gave me time to enjoy myself. Who knows?

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