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What Makes Italian Restaurants So Popular?

Italian food is one of the most popular cuisines in America, thanks to immigration and, surprisingly, World War II. Millions of Americans are descended from Italian immigrants who came in waves in the nineteenth century…

Tomatoes

When we first came to New York in 2014, we had the goal of bringing along the taste of home – Sardinia. We created many dishes that were well known to Italian food lovers but unfamiliar to locals. One thing’s for sure though – they all had fresh ingredients. Thanks to loyal customers, we have…

Saffron - Zafferano

Saffron

Experience delicious, authentic Italian cuisine at Arco Cafe. Our food is rooted in the traditions of the island of Sardinia, the first-ever declared blue zone, known for health and longevity. Every dish is homemade using the freshest ingredients to provide you with a taste of the Mediterranean…

Pane Carasau - The traditional Sardinian lifestyle required shepherds to bring their flocks up into the mountains every summer for good grazing. Along with them came stacks of crisp flatbread that stayed fresh indefinitely. Still a staple in Sardinia, Pane Carasau is served in a special basket and eaten with almost every meal.

Pane Carasau

To Italians, a meal is not complete without bread. In our hometown of Nuoro in Sardinia, there is a museum featuring more than 100 traditional breads. But the one that is on nearly every table in Sardinia is called pane carasau. Of course, we serve it at Arco, along with our homemade focaccia. About Pane…

Bottarga, dried roe of the mullet, traditional food of Sardinia

Bottarga

Here at Arco Cafe, we bring a taste of authentic Italian food from the region of Sardinia to New York City. From handcrafted pasta to traditional Sardinian desserts like sebadas, Arco brings guests together with loved ones to discover new tastes and exceptional hospitality. About Bottarga…

Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Step into our Sardinian restaurant on the Upper West Side and be prepared to be transported to the Mediterranean. The fresh ingredients we use in our dishes will take your taste buds on a journey to our home, the island of Sardinia. Experience authentic flavors from the Mediterranean and discover something new …

Mirto

Mirto

After a meal in Italy, it’s very common to linger over a small glass of liqueur, called a “digestivo.” As the name implies, the alleged benefit is to aid digestion. More likely, the practice is to prolong the pleasure of dining with family or friends. There are many Italian digestivos, some bitter with herbs and…

sardinan menu

Our Sardinian Menu

Dining at Arco Cafe is the best way to enjoy the flavors of Sardinia without a plane ticket. Homemade pasta and sauces, fresh vegetables, and locally sourced meat and seafood that will send your taste buds on a trip straight to the Mediterranean. Enjoy our healthy, delicious, food at lunch or dinner…

Meet the team Arco Cafe

Meet The Team

With a dedication to authentic Sardinian Italian cuisine, Arco Cafe has been serving residents of New York City since 2014. When our owners, brother-and-sister team Daniele and Francesca Fiori, first opened the doors to Arco Cafe, it was with a mission to provide local and visiting New Yorkers …

Food Delivery

Food Delivery

Get the freshest, most authentic Sardinian Italian cuisine delivered straight to your door with Arco Cafe. Not only are we available for dine-in (outdoor and indoor table services from 12:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 7 days a week), but we also offer delivery and takeout…