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Posted by Ross on 04/03/2011
So let me tell you about UVA... Not only is it our favorite restaurant in all of Manhattan, it also happens to be my new favorite spot for private birthday parties as well. Last night, I threw a surprise party for my wife. We had 28 people, they allowed me to personalize the menu, the food was beyond incredible and the service happened to be exceptional!!! They allowed me to personalize the menu and next, I will come to the food: Eggplant, chicken, salmon, shrimp or whole wheat pasta? Can't decide? Every single item on this menu is absolutely the best my wife and I have ever tasted. And we have eaten at some of the best Italian restaurants in Rome and I will still take UVA over any of those places! Let's talk wine. For my money, I think it is almost impossible to beat whatever the house wine is that night. You can't go wrong with whatever they choose off the extensive wine list. Let's talk service: Our server managed to remember 28 orders, never keep us waiting, and always made everyone feel like they were in fact, the one who was celebrating a birthday. Her attention to detail was second to none: every time my glass of water or wine was even close to being empty, there was Catherine, pouring away. And everyone else said the same thing. The owner, also happens to be one of the nicest guys and it's the first time I have ever seen a restaurant owner actually walk around and ensure that his guests are enjoying their meals and be willing to listen and actually care about their comments and overall dining experience. I do not have a bad thing to say about this place. I will give you one tip: in terms of appetizers, do yourself a favor and order the eggplant rolletini (did I spell that right?) Thank you everyone at UVA for helping to make my wife's surprise party an overwhelming success!!!!! We will be seeing you very soon!
Posted by UES_Girl on 03/19/2011
Wonderful, Incredible, Amazing. The food is so tasty and the atmosphere is adorable. It’s not just me that feels that way. There have also been many times others have asked if I’ve ever eaten at UVA when others find out where I live. Most tasty items are the Gnocchi Ricotta, Veal Pappardelle, Eggplant Parmesan. Only one problem: They need delivery! Otherwise you must check this place out!
Posted by Meg L on 03/03/2011
I've been here several times and I absolutely love it! My boyfriend and I still talk about the black truffle gnocchi we got there last year! So delicious and a perfect date place. The back patio is adorable and romantic. I would highly recommend Uva!
Posted by Siena on 02/27/2011
This place has an awesome atmosphere and the food is great! The pasta is sooo good! (And it is all young people - it does not feel like a nursing home) My husband and I go here often and it is always great!
Posted by Anonymous on 02/25/2011
I have been here three times and just can't bring myself to go back. The service keeps ruining the experience and the food doesn't make up for it. There is one dish I really like, the veal pappardelle. When I think about it ahead of time, I call ahead and pick it up since they don't deliver.
Posted by Mike&danielleues on 11/28/2010
Have been to UVA in the past a few times. Loved it to begin with, however after a few visits the geriatric crowd sorta made me feel like I was in a nursing home. Love the food, the vibe is eh wine bar esque, however due to the aging clientele i think i will have to opt for a more downtown location. Not to stray you away! Great for a quiet night with the rents.
Posted by nyclove on 11/18/2010
every dish is delicious from the gnocchi, to the eggpland parm, the salmon...cannot go wrong with any of the apps either. the desserts are also incredible. you literally cannot go wrong. the gelato makes me weep it's so good. this is my favorite spot on the ues for the food but also the intimate setting. outdoor seating is sweet and cozy. i've been downstairs for group dining, nice spot, not as nice service but the food makes up for it. great date spot, very romantic. wine is delicious and everything is very inexpensive. i love uva.