Despite a menu filled with smartly conceived Northern Italian dishes, an enviable wine list and a stylish, Sicilian drawing room decor, the dominant feature of Uva is noise. Packed with Upper East Siders on first dates, Uva reverberates with energy—but not necessarily the kind you’d want. And that’s a pity, considering the menu—with main courses such as ricotta gnocchi with black truffles, excellent pork tenderloin and sea scallops wrapped in speck—deserves the kind of attention virtually impossible amid the din.
1486 Second Ave
|Cross street:||at 77th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun noon–1am; Fri, Sat noon–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 77th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V ($30 minimum)|