Celebrating 25 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 25 years of service, this family-owned restaurant presents an upscale Italian cuisine with artisanal homemade pizzas and gourmet desserts.
Our newly opened Chelsea location has exposed rustic brick walls, ornate black chandeliers, and Scalamandre’s iconic zebra wallpaper creating an atmospheric motif throughout.
Both locations have two private event rooms available for special occasions at all budgets. All areas accommodate small intimate parties and larger events.
Arte Cafe opened 26 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.