Our Story

30 years of excellence

Diners at Arté Restaurant are often repeat customers, some fifteen-year veterans with claims on their own tables.

Twin fireplaces cozy up winter nights, and sidewalk tables and a shaded back garden make the best of pleasant weather.

An older, affluent crowd seems at home in a suburbanlike setting of beige walls, white tablecloths, and elaborate potted plants.

Though the trappings suggest red-sauce Italian, the cooking is much more subtle. Simple, fresh preparations rely on olive oil and Mediterranean herbs: Tender branzino comes with a lemony sauce, topped off by deep-fried clusters of rosemary and sage; and a tangy roasted tomato sauce bathes the frutta di mare pasta.

Portobello alla griglia, a favorite of neighbor Ed Koch, stars meaty grilled mushroom caps in a savory brown sauce that’s been infused with the essence of white truffles.

The entrée list is dominated by a half-dozen veal variations, augmented by nightly specials.

True decadence is reserved for dessert and the Vesuvius, a concoction erupting with white and dark chocolate ganache, truffle bombs, and caramel, flowing over a cheesecake, brownie, and chocolate-mousse base.

People Are Talking

T H. – Roslyn, NY

Comfortable space: plenty of room between tables to maneuver. Noise level, even with a full house, is pretty low key. This is becoming a rarity in NYC

Food is terrific: any pasta dish and the branzino prepared table side are our standbys.

Service is professional but friendly enough to remember you even if you’ve haven’t been there in 4 months.

Shane C.

Tampa, FL

Great Italian. I ordered the seafood pasta special which was amazing. Date had the pumpkin ravioli which was very sweet and delicious. Ambiance is amazing. A lot of complimentary beginnings like bread and bruschetta. Would have been cheaper but we ordered a bottle of wine. It was $135 out the door.

Aimee F.

Manhattan, NY

One of the cry best Resturants I have eaten in. Food is amazing! Staff is extremely friendly and attentive! Great music, and you can actually have a conversation. Best ink squid pasta! Love this place can’t wait to return!!!! Now I know why it’s been here 30 years!!! It’s a must go to!!!!

Danielle L.

Manhattan, NY

Loved every moment of this experience. There are real wood burning fireplaces throughout making for a very comfortable setting. I brought a group here for an intimate dinner and we received royal treatment. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the food was amazing. I had he lobster pasta special with squid ink pasta and it was fabulous.. I am coming back to try more.

Nate S.

New York, NY

I really enjoyed this restaurant, both the food and just the sort of decor and atmosphere. The place is exactly what you would expect from the name – it’s sort of classy and quaint with this low lighting and nice maroon and earth-toned color scheme. The pasta was great (I had the penne in vodka sauce…really good)…looking forward to trying the seafood or duck next time I’m there.

lisa h.

Cook, IL

Seriously the best Italian food I’ve ever had. I’m still dreaming of their fettuccine with black truffles–the freshest pasta with the most delicate flavors. What an unexpected surprise. Our service was fantastic too. If you’re in the Village, run, don’t walk, to this amazing restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

Lola Emery D.

Manhattan, NY

I have frequented this place for years now almost 2 decades, I have to say I have not one complaint about this restaurant. I love the food here, the dover sole is out of this world and deboned tableside. I love the cappelini in garlic and oil (not typical– absolutely flavorful) I love the chicken scallopini dish, and all their specials. I love their risotto always done perfectly. The fireplace is cozy and I’m always welcomed here. Couldn’t ask for a better Italian restaurant. In the summer I love to sit outdoors as well the neighborhood is charming as is this place. I will always come here.

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