Roberto's Restaurant

4.7
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Roberto Paciullo opened his namesake restaurant almost twenty years ago. Since then it has become a neighborhood favorite and a destination for those visiting Arthur Avenue. He prepares the cuisine of his beloved hometown Salerno, Italy. The specials change weekly and reflect Roberto's creative use of the local ingredients from pasta in cartoccio to the perennial favorite veal osso buco.
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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even better than we remembered!

G
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GOOD ITALIAN FOOD. You pay for quality and that’s Roberto. The experience is great.... birthdays are celebrated in loud and fun fashion.

JL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roberto's is the perfect place for a family celebration. The food is excellent, the kind of traditional Italian food that you remember from years ago. The staff is courteous and friendly, as well as being efficient. The ambience is sublime; it is "old style" but not dated, everything is fresh and looking like it was just renovated yesterday, in a timeless style.

a
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Roberto’s. Best place in Bronx’s Little Italy. Always an excellent meal.

JL
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was not my best experience at Roberto's. While the pastas were outstanding as usual, the entrees were not. I had the Halibut special and it was overcooked with the clams in it were cold, suggesting it had been sitting aside and not made to order. My son had a veal dish which was similarly overcooked and he didn't finish it. The rest of my family had pasta dishes which were devoured. Wine list is good with some decent values in Sicily and Sardinia, but little else in the usual suspects.

RS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knowledge bartender- excellent mixologist
Well prepared southern Italian food

T
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love all the food at Robertos. We go every time we visit the New York botanical garden or the Bronx zoo.
Always consistent!

FG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roberto’s is amazing, always! The ambiance the service, and the food is one of a kind.

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We have been going to Roberto's for at least the last 12 years. We considered it one of the best Italian restaurants in the New York metro area. But, our last few visits have been disappointing. I think things are really slipping.

RR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Roberto's for 25 years. He continues to come up with new, creative, delicious dishes. His wine cellar is first rate.

E
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as we expected from an iconic restaurant in the Bronx’s little Italy. Everything was outstanding.
Parking wasn’t easy but there’s a municipal lot around the corner. Highly recommend.

EH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. Top notch service and food. Highly recommend.

M
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food, service and experience. They handled our large group of 9 impeccably with appetizers, first and seconds courses, cocktails, wine, desserts...Fantastic experience across the board. A+ in every category. We will be back soon!

g
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in the Real Little Italy!

SC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice lunch with guests

BW
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming for years. From the moment you walk in the door, this place makes you feel special. And it makes you feel like you’re home. The bartender, wait staff and Roberto himself welcome you and treat you like one of the family. And the food? It’s a home run. Every time. Don’t miss the pasta finished in foil. The specials are 100% can’t miss.

Go.

M
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service delicious meal!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in the world! You’ll never have better, fresher pasta in your life. Always order every special on the menu. Pasta cooked in the bag is to die for.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roberto’s never disappoints. Our favorite Italian restaurant outside of Italy!

CD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food - Service - Atmosphere all top shelf - Never disappoints.

NB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place! I come into the area each year for Christmas and it is our family tradition to go here for a later lunch post shopping on Arthur Ave.

CS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our all time favorite for Italian food. A treat every time. It never disappoints.

MA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great restaurant...been many times. Just wish it was more festive for the holidays!

P
New York Area
182 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious. Service was THE best I have ever experienced in any fine restaurant, barring none.
Only fault was the noice level. Much too loud and hard to converse. But, I will return.

DR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Roberto's executed a number of dishes that you rarely see anywhere else. Food was delicious. It was a little loud in the main room at the peak of dinner. Definitely will go back.

BJ
Philadelphia
105 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Did pasta as a shared pasta delicious. We all had some type if veal very good

F
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in the Arthur Avenue area !! The food is great and the ambiance is perfecto!

DT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Night out with the wife. Pre holiday date

s
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time at the restaurant, although we had tried to get in before but nothing was available.
The food and the service were very good, but it was very noisy. The hostess was very accommodating because we were a little late due to heavy traffic so she still kept our reservation .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another delightful dinner at Roberto’s with friends. Great food and wine.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, nice staff and excellent food

RA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in NYC. Interesting menu....wonderfully prepared and served.

d
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I've been to Roberto's twice before as it was recommended to me by a NYC foodie as the place to go in Little Italy in the Bronx. Both times before I loved it so recommended it to our family as a spot to gather for a family dinner (they traveled 1.5 hrs to meet up). I don't know what happened but the food was not good and the prices were insane. They charged us $14 for a bowl of plain penne pasta for our child. And the pastas were very small portions and they charged between $20-$26 for simple dishes that didn't warrant such a high price. Obviously, one could be charged that for a small portion if the food was excellent, but this was NOT that. The quality has clearly gone down. I wouldn't recommend this place anymore and will not be returning.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Roberto’s never disappoints. Excellent appetizers, great entrees and well recommended red and white. We even had dessert which we never do. Lovely evening. Plus I got a spot on Crescent Street 50 yards away.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I used a gift card from our son and daughter in law for babysitting! Our date night!

AF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roberto’s is a great all-around dining experience. The wait staff is energetic, helpful and fun. The food is delicious. And we love their “Happy Birthday” music!

w
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Busy weekend as it was Fordham Homecoming. Everything was great

MI
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first visit to any restaurant on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. We were brought downstairs and found it to be great. This is a cozy and roomy basement that is done very well. There were at least two servers present most or all of the time in this space. Our food was excellent. My wife and I ordered the Pollo Spinaci and it was excellent. A friend of ours orders the Veal Osso Bucco and thoroughly enjoyed his. The appetizers - a Spanish octopus and a seafood dish that was a special were very good too. We finished with a lemon cello and a chocolate lava like cake.

I heartily recommend this restaurant; the food and service were splendid.

BF
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Roberto’s in remembrance of my brother who died recently. Roberto’s was one of his favorite restaurants and the last one he had taken me to while alive. The food was great and the waiter was blissfully absent so my friend and I could talk quietly to each other remembering happier times

DB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the best!