Uva Rossa

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563 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Uva Rossa means 'red grape' in Italian. This wine bar specializes in wine and small, shareable plates with a varied selection of cheeses, bruschettas and pizza. In addition to full portion dining and our daily blackboard specials. Italian born chef/owner Antonio Bove creates outstanding Northern and Southern Italian dishes with a twist! Featuring recipes from his childhood. Amongst the restaurant's favorites are his meatballs topped with a tasty parmigiano sauce and of course his infamous eggplants balls, which are delicious and perfect for vegetarians.

There is an extensive wine list and we are now proudly featuring the first wine on tap in Long Island.

The restaurant has an old world, rustic feel with lots of exposed brick, stucco and wrought iron, and a romantic flair with candles everywhere.

So join us at Uva Rossa for a most memorable dining experience - from our food to our service and friendly atmosphere.
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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My husband and I usually love this restaurant. This was our fifth visit but not our favorite. We love the lively atmosphere, however there was a table in the corner that was obnoxiously loud the entire duration of our visit. They were so loud that our server could not read the specials to us - we had to read them off the card. Not the restaurant’s fault but put a damper on our night. We enjoyed a fabulous bottle of wine. The service was on point as usual. We had the scungilli and found it to be lacking flavor and not enjoyable. We also had the fusilli puttanesca and it was very very good. The veal saltimboca was good, not great. My favorite part of the meal was dessert. The bomba was delicious. This is a neighborhood gem and we will return but this one time we were disappointed 😞

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I’ve been several times and this visit was not up to par. The server was rushing us, the food was mediocre. I will be taking a break for a while. May have just been an off night but for the prices there, they should never have an off night.

K
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service EXCELLENT. That being said, it can feel a little rushed when the place starts to fill up. For example, we were asked to “place our full order at once if possible”.
The food was great... never had clams in garlic and GINGER! Delicious!
Can get VERY LOUD. Not the place for a quiet dinner. Great place for a party!

SR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was Excellent

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great at Uva Rossa. Fantastic staff, so attentive and accommodating! Very warm and inviting and the food is fantastic! Specials menu on the blackboard is always a great choice. The other night I had fresh fusilli with sausage that was outstanding! Love this restaurant!

K
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Service. You never feel rushed.! Love this neighborhood place

JK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good at Uva Rossa, and Miguel was a really good waiter. Sunday night is a little quieter which for a group of seven made it easy to talk around the table. Maybe we were the noisiest there.

PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Delicious Food. I highly recommend.

MC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The bruschetta is consistently a great choice. The short ribs and gnocchi special was outstanding! Great place!!!

PW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was out of this world!!

K
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, very noisy

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I have wanted to try this restaurant for several years. I was really disappointed. The table next to us was literally 3 inches from ours.....it’s very loud so hard to have a conversation. Started with the meatballs and a pizza. Pizza was delicious. Meatball were soft and mushy and not much flavor at all. Texture was very unpleasant to both of us. I ordered the salmon which was inedible. That may be my fault because I did ask for it to be cooked all the way through but I seriously had to cut it with a knife and fork. My husband ordered a chicken cutlet topped with grapes, figs and something else. Not my taste AT ALL but he ate it. House wine was very good. Wait staff seemed very harried. It was not relaxing at all. So many good Italian restaurants in this area....I won’t be back.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely my go to restaurant in Malverne!

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Wait or was great

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining at UVA Rossa and we loved it. Food and ambiance was perfect. Great value. Felt like I was in Naples

LD
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blackboard specials are the way to go. Great selection for everyone.

DW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent dining atmosphere and amazing food

BR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a great meal . great people . great atmosphere.

SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Expansive menu . Welcoming staff . Warm ambience. Only criticism is cost of cocktails

JS
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the staff very friendly. The food was delicious.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Restaurant is very nice but it very noisy . The food was good but a little pricey for the portions and limited selections. It was busy so I don’t feel we got the waiters full attention .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, our server Nick made us feel right at home. I’ve been here before for an event, but we were house shopping in the neighborhood and decided to plan dinner here after. Amazing specials, top notch service and of course great food. How a restaurant should be run.

AD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner - very good food, just a bit salty. But everything else was top notch. I even got a candle with my dessert - thanks!

LD
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Brought two friends that were in town. One VA the other CA, so they don't get the same quality of Italian food that we are use too. Both couldn't stop talking about their meals while we were on the golf course the day after. They might be thinking of moving back to LI. BTW...my Halibut was out of this world...thanks Antonio & Carol

MH
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food never disappoints. We had three different dishes . Couldn’t decide which was best. Waiters very friendly and attentive. Coconut pannacotta dessert was excellent . It is always full house which speaks for itself.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food & wine at Uva. Always get the best service & enjoy dinner with friends.

JH
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Never disappoints! Although I’ve never been served sangria without fruit in it!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful service the food was outstanding and the waiters always checked in asked if I needed anything perfect perfect perfect!!!

RL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here for years. Miss some of the former employees but that happens. Bartender is excellent. Food is wonderful!

GH
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Love this place to death. But for some reason this time it was a little off. Bread was not as good as usual, it was freezing, chicken was tough, portions were smaller and I requested no or close as they could get to no garlic in my dish and I must have found about 20 slices of it! When I told the waiter he just shrugged. 🤔

RN
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and attentive service. Very happy all around.

B
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful six women sharing my birthday

RK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Would recommend but with the understanding that the noise level is just crazy. Hard to hear our
friends who are seating at our table. Excellent waiter service, food was good but unhappy with the noise level. Maybe Thursdays are not a good day.

DR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my dad and his wife for a birthday celebration. They were floored all the way around. Sent my spouse and I a bunch of texts the next day saying that it was the best birthday dinner that they'd ever had and how memorable that night will be for them. It is the first time in my adult life that I have had the honor of taking my father to dinner apart from cooking for him at home. It was a special night for everyone. And, the staff was amazing. Our server was great! Food delish. Thanks!!!

JL
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable dining experience. Interesting menu choices. Very good food. Excellent attentive service, reasonable prices. All around delightful. Will definitely go back and happy to recommend.

AS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and cocktails. Service is also good at all times. Noise level is high. We keep returning.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved my experience here. From the moment I arrived to exiting, it was a pleasure.

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jackie is the best waitress around! Love how attentive she was even on a busy night. Gave great recommendations and the food was delicious!!

LD
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brought 5 friends and introduced them to Antonio's grilled peaches! They are still talking about them and the rest of our dinner. The staff always makes us feel welcome. We'll have to make another reservation before the grilled peaches are not on the menu!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good, but the potato wrapped Halibut my wife had last night was one of the best fish entrees we’ve had in a long time!

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