Cavatappo Grill

Restaurants , Italian Upper East Side
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Cavatappo Grill

Restaurateur Luca Marcato has recast his decade-old Upper East Side eatery, Luca, as the more casual Cavatappo Grill. Old favorites like duck ragù, gnocchi and ravioli will remain on the menu, with an added section for crowd-pleasers like burgers, sandwiches and cheese plates. Marcato, who plans to expand his other UES project, Cavatappo Wine Bar, to a Gramercy location later this month, will also amp up the wine offerings, with 70 selections available by the glass.

Venue name: Cavatappo Grill
Address: 1712 First Ave
New York
Cross street: between 88th and 89th Sts
Opening hours: Kitchen: Mon–Fri noon–11pm; Sat, Sun 11am–11pm. Wine bar: Mon–Fri noon–1am; Sat, Sun 11am–1am.
Transport: Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St
Price: Average main course: $18. AmEx, MC, V
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Julie S

Cavatappo Grill is a fantastic neighborhood Italian restaurant. Besides delicious Italian food, they’ve got daily specials, a bottomless brunch, and tasty house cocktails. Sit inside where there is a cozy atmosphere and cool bar, or outside in the warmer weather to watch all the action on First Avenue. The menu is huge with options like salads, cheese plates, sandwiches, pasta, and main dishes. The tomato, cucumber, and onion salad is light and refreshing. The spinach and ricotta ravioli in butter sage sauce is heavenly as well as the rigatoni with eggplant tomato sauce, and ricotta salata. Try to leave room for desert, they have killer tiramisu.