Ecco-la

(212) 860-5609

1660 3RD Ave, New York, NY | Directions   10128

40.783201 -73.950782

Open Hours

Monday 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Wednesday 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Thursday 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Friday 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Saturday 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Sunday 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

 
Restaurants, $$, Italian  more

More Cuisine: Pizza

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper East Side

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Menu
Carpaccio Di Manzo, Proscuitto Di Parma Con Cestino Di Parmegiano E Melon, Calamari Fritti Con Salsa Piccante, Mozzarella Con Pomodori E Basilico, Polpettine Di Granchio Con Salsa Tartara, Impetato De Cozze, Bruschetta Al Pomodore, Bruschetta Al Pomodore, Minestra Di Vegetalli, Insalate Tri Colore... more

Reviews for Ecco-la

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Disgusting – I called this place for a delivery and got one of the worst pizzas I have ever had in New York.

I called them on a Thursday night and ordered a small pizza and some garlic bread. I asked the price and was told it would be $21. After 45 minutes I called back to find out where the delivery was and was told it would arrive in another 10 minutes. 15 minutes later the delivery man showed up with a bill for $26. After looking at the pizza it would seem they gave me a large rather than the small I had ordered.

The pizza itself was undercooked and soggy, like someone didn't leave it in the oven long enough. The mushrooms and olives were from a can and felt mushy. The garlic bread was terrible, a small baguette loaf sliced up, each piece spread with a tiny amount of butter and sprinkled with some garlic salt. What's more, the bread was hard and stale, like it had been sitting out all day! It was as if I ordered garlic bread and they gave me unflavored croutons.

You might as well go to the grocery store and buy some tasteless frozen pizza and day-old bread rather than wait for someone to serve up this garbage.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

This is one of the worst meal I've ever had. My pasta was thick and gummy, the sauce tasted like Chef Boyardee and the grated parm had a metallic freezer taste like it was old and over refridgerated. The meal was inedible and frankly, there's too much competition in the hood to ever go back.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A real upper east side deal – Great to have this place open again! Have gone several times for dinner, and even better for lunch. One of the best deals in NYC for prix fixe 10.95 lunch. Finally a decent pour of wine by the glass and decent wine, not plonk, at a real good price. Food is excellent. The new bar area is a undiscovered gem. When alone, can sit there and have quiet meal without having to be seated alone in the dining room, and the bartender seems to keep the wine glass filled!! Very friendly service.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

What NYC is all about – This is the kind of place that has the vibe of NYC that people come here to look for. Great food and service. There is a sense of exhuberance here that is really addicting. I liked it a lot.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I like it. – The menu is expansive and there is something that will please everyone. The restaurant itself is a great dining experience, large and very active. Service is impeccable.The waiter was very attentive and good with his personal recommendations on the menu(.The size of the portions were unbelievable) If you read anything negative just remember that every restaurant on this planet have a bad day every now and then, that's why I have ignored all the bad reviews and went there. . The place is fantastic. I would definitely go back.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Thank God they are back!! – I paid a visit to Ecco-la last week. I loved what they did with the place. My girfriend got there before me and was offered a seat at the (very nice) wine bar. We had the Salmon and the Black Linguini, it was very good indeed.I don't know if it was because they were not so busy that night, but the service was fantastic, our waitress gave us good sugestions on the wine, food and dessert. We loved the Foccacia bread.

I recommend this place, worth a visit.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Good Food!! Terrible service – The food was ok!!!...average at best. The waitstaff was actually the worst I've experienced...didn't bring someone's food until 20 min after everyone else and acted annoyed when we kept reminding them. Apparently they can't handle large groups for dinner on Fridays.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Don't believe the hype - this is a TRAP – This restaurant can seem like a find on a good night. Unfortunately, I've seen its true colors. The waitstaff is great. However, its obvious that management has no knowledge of how to service a highly demanding clientele. When a guest had a glass of wine dropped on her, management didn't offer to reimburse her or even apoligize. The tables are too close together in the claustrophobic and uninviting main area.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome Italian! – I thought this place was going to be a lot more expensive but the food is reasonable and realllly good. I feel like you could even take a date there. ;) It's my favorite Italian place on the upper east that's reasonably priced with good food and service. :)

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Where is the homemade bread????? – I've been going to Eccola for a few years now, it's 2 blocks from where I live, so,why not? You have to admire a place like this.The pasta you had there in 2000 (an loved it) will taste the same in 2005.It is not fancy, but the staff there gives you an honest service,very polite and attentive, and the food is simple but yet well prepared.It's cheap, so you can avoid the "early bird $9.95" dinner, because the crowd is too noisy.I find $ 6.50 for a glass of wine a bit too much, and also they used to make their own bread(not anymore), but overall, I recomend Eccola.

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