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Cucina 812 Main Staircase and lobby - Cucina 8 1/2, New York, NY

Cucina 8 1/2

4.7
4.7
634 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
ITALIAN DINING, ELEVATED.

Cucina 8½, showcasing refined rustic Italian cuisine, situated in the iconic Solow building at 9 West 57th Street, presents an exquisite dining experience. "Among the offerings is a tableside Caesar salad and Chicken Parmesan"–Thrillist. We offer a captivating menu using the finest ingredients, carefully crafted to honor both local and traditional Italian specialties, boasting a diverse selection of dishes.

One of "12 Outstanding Caesar Salads in NYC" – Eater NYC.

Indulge your appetite in our main dining room, snuggled in a booth or exclusively in one of our five private rooms.

Sip on signature cocktails, like our "Sex and the City" Cosmopolitan or classic Negroni, while listening to live entertainment nightly, sitting by the bar, seated in the lounge or outside at our seasonal sidewalk cafe.

We look forward to serving you soon. BENVENUTI TUTTI !!!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 829-0812
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Sam Hazen
  • Neighbourhood
    Midtown West
  • Cross Street
    Between 5th and 6th Ave on 57Th Street
  • Parking Details
    Parking is available at the garage next door.
  • Public Transit
    F train to 6th Avenue and 57th Street subway station, E train to 5th Avenue and 53rd Street subway station and N, R or W train to 5th Avenue and 59th Street subway station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 634 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

4,908 Reviews
  1. binjetztweg

    NRW

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Starters were good, but main course should be better. Value4money could be much better. Nice atmosphere and location.

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  2. KenY

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food beverage and service was outstanding. Liz and her team took amazing care of us and it was one of the most memorable dining experiences of my life. 10 out of 10! Can’t wait to go back ❤️

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  3. CallaLily

    New York City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow..what a beautiful evening..Our dishes were amazing!! Liz was the best! Her friendliness made us feel so welcomed..she went above and beyond to make sure that our food experience was exceptional with all of her recommendations. It was such a pleasure for us to also meet Chef Michael Aiello who spoke on the dishes of the night. Thank you for a beautiful experience.

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  4. BrianA

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience from drinks to dessert was amazing. Liz supervised everything and left nothing to chance. We could not have had a nicer evening and look forward to the next time.

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  5. PatekGirl

    Houston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant has been in this same location for many years. The current cucina is a version of the original and still the quality of the food and the service have not missed a step. The homemade pastas are outstanding and the preparation is perfect. Great restaurant!

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  6. RonHutch

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an incredible Mother’s Day meal. It’s hard because my mom is 98 and can’t stand noise. It was quiet, airy in our booth with glass as a partition. The restaurant is beautiful, very majestic and dramatic. The service was warm, friendly and polished. The food was utterly fantastic. Everyone loved what was ordered— a truly perfect meal.

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  7. RayLeslie

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Caesar Salad was excellent as was the chicken Parmesan. Really enjoyed the meal and room with private booths. Surprised with this quality that room was not full of diners. Will definitely come again.

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  8. DrG18

    New York City

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We keep coming back. Exceptional food, service and ambiance.

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  9. AmyL

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I want to give a big shout out to Liz, you made our day. You out did yourself in going out of your way to make our experience amazing 👏. The wait staff also deserves 5 stars. Now to the food. We have the charcuterie board YUM,the sea bass and the tiramisu were fabulous. I would highly recommend this restaurant and would go again in a heartbeat.

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  10. MichelleS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding ! I’ll come here again. Best experience I had for my birthday :)

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FAQs

Cucina 8 1/2 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 829-0812.

Cucina 8 1/2 is rated 4.7 stars by 634 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cucina 8 1/2

9 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between 5th and 6th Ave on 57Th Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Midtown West
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking is available at the garage next door.
  • Public Transit
    F train to 6th Avenue and 57th Street subway station, E train to 5th Avenue and 53rd Street subway station and N, R or W train to 5th Avenue and 59th Street subway station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Sam Hazen
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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