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Paola's Restaurant

1295 Madison Ave. (E. 92nd St.) Send to Phone
212-794-1890 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A dependable Upper East Side Italian trattoria.

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Paola's Restaurant, New York, NY

Paola's Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Paola Bottero was one of New York City’s first noted female chefs. Her Italian eatery feels like a warm sweater, comfortable and cozy with cuisine that’s skillfully prepared and always satisfying. Now in a bright, airy space on Madison Avenue, the restaurant serves starters of crispy artichokes alla Judea, which are lightly fried in garlic and oil, or cappesante, seared sea scallops with polenta made “on the moment” with the juice from the scallop to keep it creamy and rich. On beautiful dinnerware made especially for the restaurant, main courses like grilled shrimp with corn salad and arugula look quite attractive. Don’t miss daily specials such as lobster-filled ravioli or veal chop Milanese topped with salad that enhance the menu of regional Italian favorites. Paola’s regulars mix with museum-goers enjoying homemade pastas, perhaps savory organic kabocha squash ravioli, as well as desserts and cakes. A fine wine list is complemented by a choice of grappas.
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