San Matteo Pizza Espresso Bar

Pizza, Italian
$ $
1739 2nd Ave (at E 90th St)
New York, NY 10128
(212) 426-6943
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm

San Matteo Pizza and Espresso Bar



  • Forget Brooklyn. Forget lower Manhattan. Forget Italy. The best pizza is here. Bold statement? Yes. True? Yes. I've had plenty of pizza in my lifetime, this takes it all. Pizza perfection at its best.
  • This isn't New York pizza... This is real Italian pizza. Fantastic spot to eat.
  • Margherita pizza. You may die from how good it is. The panuozzi are also delicious. It's the sauce, the dough, the oven...
  • Si sta mangia bene! The pizza, the mixed salad, the wine, the coffee, eggplant parmigiana, everything's great! Best pizza on the UES! It's always crowded because the food is delicious!
  • How does this place get so little attention in the NYC pizza world? It's excellent. The panuozzo and calzone are also fantastic.
  • Best pizza I've had on UES; and comes out quick from the brick oven. The Capricciosa is my go-to on the menu. For caffeine, the Macchiato can't be beat.
  • They now offer wine as well. Great specialty pizzas, and very hard to choose.
  • Pizza salad food!
  • get the chianti
  • I don't know why I still peruse the menu when I always end up ordering the Tartufata! Whatever dessert they have, it's worth a try! Best Neapolitan I've had and a great atmosphere!
  • Seriously some of the best pizza I've had in NYC. Great wine selection and not too expensive. Get the eggplant parm app split a pizza and the arugula salad.
  • My mouth is still watering thinking about the pizza here! Hole in the wall, owner only speaks Italian, amazing pizzas and wines!
  • Outstanding margherita pizza; unbelievably tasty crust.
  • The panuozzo was good but I actually thought the pizza itself was better. Will definitely go again.
  • An Italian's paradise! Best authentic margherita pizza in NYC.
  • cheap eats
  • get the tiramisu
  • Ah-mazing Naples-style pizza. Go here if you're in the UES.
  • Amazing pizza, but the panuzzo is a must-try
  • Be transported back to Italy in this small, local establishment. Service is extremely personable and the food is spectacular. Everything homemade and delicious- try the meatballs in addition to pizza!

Nearby places

1744 2nd Ave (at E 91st St)
300 E 89th St (at 2nd Ave)
1652 2nd Ave (btwn E 85th & E 86th St)