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Dopo East

Traditional Italian restaurant located in the Upper East Side.
Private Garden.
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47 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(47 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 47 reviews
5 stars
(22)
4 stars
(20)
3 stars
(4)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Noise Level
2.3 / 3
Energetic
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(30)
  • romantic(20)
  • fit for foodies(17)
  • great for outdoor dining(15)
  • special occasion(11)
  • great for brunch(8)
Dopo East Reviews List
Review 1 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/08/2015
 2006
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Review 2 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fabuloso

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/23/2015
 2006
Dined on 7/23/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The atmosphere is lovely and the food is superb. Sit inside or in the covered garden."
Dined on 7/23/2015
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/22/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
0points
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Review 4 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Not really "outside" but...

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Dopo East has three very distinct sections; the front of the house is a tastefully upper-class room with exactly the sort of East Side restraint that bodes well for the dining experience; downstairs, past the wine-racks there's a quiet little dining area where a quiet rendesvous might be held; the rear courtyard has been transformed into a very comfortable glass-roofed section that has most of dining al fresco's delights but none of its downsides.
The staff is VERY friendly and helpful; the kitchen a bit uneven. A shrimp fra diavolo? excellent. The Chicken with cheese and prosciutto, ummm...not so much. But we WANTED to like this place and will go back to try other menu options.
"
Dined on 7/11/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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Review 5 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Perfectly lovely!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My three friends and I went to Dopo East on a Living Social deal. On a nondescript street on the east side of Manhattan, this charming restaurant was just what the doctor ordered on a Friday night. The enclosed garden let in the setting sunlight and allowed us to experience being outdoors while still enjoying the air conditioning on a warm summer evening. The piano player and singer added just the right touch without being overwhelming. The service was attentive without being intrusive and our waiter had a wonderful sense of humor, making our time there even more enjoyable. We shared the fried calamari and zucchini along with the fresh burrata with prosciutto and figs. The entrees were very good and the Living Social deal included a bottle of wine.....Pinot Grigio which was excellent. We shared cheesecake and profiteroles (amazing!) for dessert and vowed to come back again."
Dined on 7/10/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/28/2015
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
0points
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Review 7 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 6/28/2015
 2011
Dined on 6/28/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/28/2015
 2011
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Review 8 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fabulous!!!!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/12/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 6/06/2015
 2006
0points
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Review 10 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/04/2015
 2012
Dined on 6/04/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/04/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/04/2015
 2011
Dined on 6/04/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 6/04/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 12 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/28/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
0points
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Review 13 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

An Elegant Eastside eatery

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Beautiful art work adorning the walls inside and a quiet little garden patio in the back for dinner was just perfect... A very pleasant staff served us a nice meal. We had a very nice dining experience here. Thank you"
Dined on 5/26/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
+1point
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Review 14 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Beautiful garden dining

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"This restaurant is a gem. The garden in the back is enclosed with a glass roof so it is weatherproof. We had a large party. It was lovely to sit out there. The food also was excellent."
Dined on 5/22/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
+1point
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Review 15 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/22/2015
 2006
+1point
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Review 16 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/12/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem
+1point
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Review 17 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2006
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
+1point
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Review 18 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2004
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2004
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 19 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Tuna tartare didn't taste like anything. Plus the pieces of the tuna were too large.
The ravioli was overcooked.
The wine was overpriced by the glass.
Overall mediocre food in a great setting.
I was surprised that it had been rated so high."
Dined on 4/24/2015
 2002
Special Features: romantic
-1point
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Review 20 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Eating at dopo feels like you're in another country. Having a piano player and a singer there with you while you're eating is a throwback and makes the experience much more pleasurable. Definitely worth going to."
Dined on 4/25/2015
 2005
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Review 21 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/23/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
0points
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Review 22 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2014
-1point
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Review 23 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A small cozy great find

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We are not in this neighborhood much but we were going to the Metropolitan Museum and decided to check out some restaurants further away from the 70's and 80's we were not disappointed. Food was excellent, try the octopus, service was excellent. Great price fixe for lunch if you don't want to order from the menu. Also a heated patio for winter or a great spot to sit in the summer. All and all a great find on the East Side."
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2004
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great ambience and simply good food"
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2004
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Review 25 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

East side gem

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Always dependable with $25 prix fixe lunch with wine a bargain. Fish beautifully prepared as was minestrone. Gracious service and solicitous host."
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

capt mike enjoyed it

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"A nice surprise in Midtown east. Fri night included lovely piano music and a female singer. Very nice touch. Food was good. Nice experience. ."
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic
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Review 27 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Charming Restaurant - Great for Brunch

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Discovered Dopo East as I was searching for places to have brunch with friends. I really like having the option of adding on unlimted drinks, so Dopo East hit the spot. The servers and manager were friendly and accomodating, which made for a very enjoyable brunch. After seeing the woman at the table next to us get served a delicious looking dish, almost of us decided to get the spinach and mozzarella omelette. It was as good as it looked and the restaurant graciously added extra veggies to the omelette upon request. We lingered at our table for a while enjoying our mimosas and never felt preasured to leave. Overall, the restaurant was very charming and I would happily return for another brunch or perhaps try dinner."
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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Review 28 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Delightfully airy covered garden

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Pleasantly surprised by the bright, airy covered garden, especially on a dreary rainy day. Host was particularly gracious. Prix fixe lunch included wine. Chicken with mushrooms was outstanding as was the chick pea/pasta soup."
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
+1point
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Review 29 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

We totally enjoyed ourselves.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food was amazing and the service was great! We will dine there again."
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 30 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Nice brunch spot

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"the unlimited flavor mimosas were yummy!! the service was on point as well.
We had a lovely sunday brunch in the heated outdoor garden area.
"
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 31 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Excellent Food

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Nice hidden gem on Eastside. Will definitely come back the grilled octopus was awesome. Wine selections were great and very reasonable prices for the wines."
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"One of the best Italian restaurants around, will definately return"
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Dopo East
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2013
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Food not up to the level I remember from 6 months ago. I had a wide noodle pasta entree (braised shank of something). It has gone from a flavorful brown sauce to a pasty tomato base...no flavor. Has the chef changed?"
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, late-night find
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Dopo East
Based on the average of (14) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
9 out of 11 recommend this product
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic