Welcome to Machiavelli

Machiavelli restaurant is the inspiration of veteran restaurateur Nathalie de la Fontaine, owner of the popular La Focaccia restaurant in New York's Village for nearly 20 years, she dreamed of a restaurant that offered the finest authentic Italian food, hand-made pasta, beautiful décor, art, and live music. Machiavelli is her dream realized.

Chef Peter Graziano offers authentic Italian specialties and fresh hand-made pasta in a friendly and splendid environment. Guests can watch the sfolino, Andrea, hand-roll fresh pasta in the traditional, Italian way in the pasta room behind the bar. Selections, like the trattoria's renowned lasagna, grilled fish and meats, brick oven thin-crust pizzas, and a wine list featuring French and Italian wines, are making Machiavelli a destination

Having lived extensively in Italy, Nathalie envisioned a restaurant that captured the magical beauty of Renaissance Italy as well as the exquisite food.  She commissioned talented artisans, woodworkers, ceramists, a sculptor and a blacksmith to create the art and décor that fill Machiavelli.

There are live classical or jazz performances daily. Talented musicians, many who attend the nearby renowned Mannes College of Music, help create the perfect dining atmosphere.

Making fresh pasta daily the traditional way.


Not only a feast for the senses, Machiavelli is friendly, welcoming, a great place to relax for dinner or just a glass of wine or cappuccino. Open from 8AM to 1AM daily, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Machiavelli is rapidly becoming a Upper West Side neighborhood favorite.


"This place is delightful The atmosphere is wonderful. The staff is so friendly and accommodating. The food is delicious. It is a place to go back to again and again. I am thrilled that it is in the neighborhood."