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

Cucina 8 1/2

4.5
4.5
625 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 !!!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 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 625 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

4,903 Reviews
  1. 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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  2. BeckieM

    New York City

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in New York City The food is amazing fresh delicious, and very flavorful I come here at least once a week with my coworkers or friends The staff is super nice, respectful and accommodate everyone

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  3. JohnR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cucina 8 1/2 has some of the best food in the city. The table side Caesar is one of my favorites, the zuccini chips are amazing. I've had the bronzino before and it's delicious. Had the ribeye for two, amazing. And something as simple as foccacia knocked me out of my chair last night. And August Ceradini, the proprietor and former chairman of the Culinary Institute of America understands hospitality and great food. I don't know that I've ever been there without him stopping by to chat. It's a great place to entertain and to enjoy an exquisite meal.

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  4. StephenW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gracious hospitality from the start to finish, elegant space with comfortable seating options & layout and a fantastic Easter brunch. Grazie mille!

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  5. Colofoodie

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I showed up solo for Easter Brunch 2024 and was treated like royalty by Manager Liz and server Rebeca. From the prix-fixe menu I enjoyed Insalata Di Castelfranco, Baked Eggs Puttanesca, and the Warm Apple Crostata, plus unlimited Mimosas, all spectacular. What a wonderful memory!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cucina 8 1/2 is our second home!!! We love it more than words can express. The food is divine and the service is sublime thanks to THE AMAZING WOMAN IN CHARGE, LIZ!!!! Wow!!! I celebrated my 50th birthday at 8 1/2 in December and my husband celebrated his birthday there last night! Every moment spent at 8 1/2 is a true blessing. Thank you, Liz and team! See you soon!💖🙏🏽💖

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Cosmo to die for, the Best Beet salad ever and amazing pasta!

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  8. SarahG

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Abaokutley wonderful! My daughter picked this place for her 16th birthday dinner because it looked “fancy”… and she wanted to dress up. They welcomed her with a special table with rose pedals and her own menu on the back to wish her a special birthday! She also left with a rose from the server. Service was top notch, piano music was great and the ambience simply classy. Food was also good, drinks were quite pricey. We enjoyed it!

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  9. BrianA

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each and every time is amazing. Mostly I want to mention how special the Easter Sunday Brunch was for all of us. It was fantastic and beyond all expectations. The menu was so extensive and delicious. Everyone loved the meal from beginning to end. Bravo to Liz and the team!

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  10. William

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cucina 8 1/2 is the perfect restaurant for any evening out. It is a total dinning out experience from the moment you walk in the door. Run don't walk to Cucina you will not be disappointed.

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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 4.5 stars by 625 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 13 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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