Located in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Caravaggio boasts elegant, sophisticated Italian cuisine with a modern twist. The Bruno brothers’ latest cutting-edge concept carries on the long-lived family tradition of serving great Italian food to their devoted patrons and to the greater New York area. Their attention to detail, in both food and service, continues to be their goal as they present guests with the ultimate fine dining experience. They believe in nourishing body and soul, which is the wisdom of their Salerno ancestors from Southern Italy.
In addition to serving outstanding dishes, Caravaggio sets itself apart from all other NYC restaurants with its smooth, inviting ambiance, and impressive art collection. The restaurant serves as an idyllic destination for locals and tourists, but also art-enthusiasts as its one-of-a-kind collection caters to art aficionados. With over a few million dollars worth of artwork throughout the restaurant, Caravaggio is a perfect destination to continue your gallery tour along Museum Mile, even while dining!
Located across from the Whitney Museum of Art and only a few short blocks from New York institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Asia Society, Caravaggio features sculptures and paintings by Donald Baechler and Frank Stella, as well as a custom column and drawings by Beatrice Caracciolo. Additionally, the restaurant recently purchased 4 original Henri Matisse stencil lithographs that now adorn the walls of the private dining room.
Whether you’re looking to rub elbows with Manhattan’s elite or simply treat yourself to a stellar meal, Caravaggio offers it all. Please be sure to also visit our sister restaurants: Sistina and San Pietro.
On July 15th, 2009, Caravaggio opened its doors to New York City for the first time. Located in the heart of Manhattan’s glamorous Upper East Side, the Bruno brothers’ latest cutting-edge concept carries on the long-lived family tradition of serving great food to their devoted patrons and to the greater New York area. They believe in nourishing body and soul, which is the wisdom of their Salerno ancestors from Southern Italy. Giuseppe Bruno, Cosimo Bruno, and their staff, along with the remaining Fratelli Bruno, strive daily to continue this heartfelt tradition. The Brunos work hard to bring each of their guests the best modern Italian cuisine in New York City.
Chef Luis comes to Caravaggio after having worked with some of the world’s leading chefs and at some of the highest-rated restaurants in New York City. He started his career as a dishwasher at Rocco DiSpirito’s Union Pacific, quickly working his way up the line, eventually becoming Executive Sous Chef. While there, he participated in top culinary events such as The Food & Wine Class in Aspen. From Union Pacific, Chef Luis went on to further his skills as the Saucier and Meat Roaster for the world-renowned Bouley, working under Executive Chef Cesar Ramierez. In 2005, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian recruited Luis to be his Executive Sous Chef at Town. There he oversaw the creation of the tasting menu and specials as well as kitchen leadership. Chef Luis has been with Caravaggio since the restaurant’s opening in 2009.