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Celebrating 30 Years

Arte Cafe on the Upper West Side is located in a landmark brownstone, steps away from Central Park and just west of beautiful Strawberry Fields. Celebrating 26 years of service, this family-owned restaurant presents an upscale Italian cuisine with artisanal homemade pizzas and gourmet desserts. 

At Arte Cafe, we take immense pride in crafting our signature dishes with the finest ingredients. We cook exclusively with Partanna Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Partanna, Sicily. Our chicken is Bell and Evans Free Range Organic Chicken, and our meats come from the world-renowned Pat LaFrieda. We import our Prosciutto directly from Italy and use Parmigiano that's aged for 24 months. Our San Marzano tomatoes hail from southern Italy, and our pastas are the premium DeCecco brand from Abruzzo for an unforgettable dining experience! These ingredients and many more are carefully selected by the owners and chefs. 

Looking to celebrate a special occasion? Arte Cafe has private event rooms that cater to all budgets, perfect for both intimate gatherings and larger events. Come join us and make your next celebration truly memorable!

Arte Cafe opened 30 years ago, however it all began when Dina Malta came to New York all the way from Italy in the 1960's. When her son, Robert, was a student in college, he opened his first restaurant in the early 1990's. With the help of his mother, he was able to run the location effectively. All of the original recipes, that are still used today, were created by her. "She had such a strong presence and always made sure the staff was cooking everything with the freshest, authentic ingredients", said her son, Robert. He recalled a time when one of the chefs in the kitchen wanted to use mozzarella on the dish, 'Chicken Parmigiana'. She said the dish is called 'Chicken Parmigiana' for a reason and you are supposed to use parmesan cheese. She always made sure every dish was made correctly and by hand. Although Dina has recently passed, her spirit lives on through Arte Cafe and the recipes today.