Ulivo opened its doors in April 2016 to celebrate what is arguably the heart of Italian cuisine: olive oil.

Olive oil is the essential building block shared by all Italian recipes and, as such, there can be exquisite Italian cuisine only when top-quality olive oil is being used in the kitchen.
Fabio Camardi and chef Emanuel Concas launched Ulivo with the desire to research and source the best Italian olive oils, as well as the finest cheeses and cured meats the Italian market has to offer today. Fabio and Emanuel’s extensive network of importers and specialty distributors enables them to regularly sample extra virgin olive oils from Apulia, Sicily and Tuscany, along with the most delectable Apulian fresh cheeses – such as stracciatella, burratine and fior di latte – and the best Sardinian aged cheeses – such as Pantaleo and Fiore Sardo – accompanied by the ever-present pane carasau!
Nevertheless, Fabio and Emanuel’s creation of a superb dining experience does not end with the selection of the finest Italian ingredients. In fact, motivated and inspired by the extremely successful seven-year (and counting) run of their first establishment – Mercato Trattoria in Hell’s Kitchen – Fabio and Emanuel decided to up the ante when planning for their sophomore restaurant, Ulivo

The significant investments made in outfitting the two kitchen spaces present at Ulivo allowed them to purchase and import from Italy the professional pasta machines and related bronze dies necessary to extrude a myriad of Italian pasta shapes.
Accordingly, Ulivo Trattoria – Pastificio, aims at setting itself apart from the idea of the “typical Italian restaurant” that can be spotted on countless New York City blocks. Instead, it seeks to build its identity around the vision of a culinary breeding ground in which ingredients, savors and aromas are researched, experimented with, discussed and perfected before delighting the palate and senses of the clientele. The latter plays a central role in this framework seeing as the constant interaction with customers and their invaluable feedback are what drives all the staff at Ulivo to keep raising the bar and delivering an ever-improving level of service and hospitality.

Ulivo is located in the revitalized NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan. The acronym "NoMad" stands for "North of Madison Square Park", which is where the original, celebrated Madison Square Garden once stood.

Although the name “NoMad” has only been adopted in recent years due to the widespread use of the term by local real estate brokers, the district itself is one of the best-preserved neighborhoods of the Old New York era. Ironically, the improbable survival and preservation of most of the buildings in the area is attributable to the lasting obliviousness of many speculative landlords, who failed to recognize the architectural beauty that was before their very eyes. Their lack of awareness largely spared NoMad from the rampant development of glassy towers and high-rises that has been taking place – at an increasing rate – throughout New York City for the past two decades. It also facilitated the designation of Madison Square North as a Historic District, which was granted by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2001 Today, a stroll through NoMad gives locals and visitors alike a great opportunity to observe and appreciate the variety of architectural styles that make up this storied neighborhood. Its streets are characterized by a captivating blend of Gothic Revival, Italianate, Victorian, Art Deco, and Queen Anne facades, the latter being the style adopted for the building that houses Ulivo. In reality, the five-story edifice in which Ulivo is located today was originally built in 1865 as a townhouse. However, the industrial boom of the late 19th century and the staggering economic growth of that time brought enormous wealth into the pockets of New York City landlords. As a result, many of them embarked on a quest, not only to erect new and magnificent examples of architectural splendor, but also to amend and embellish numerous existing structures. It was during this period that the original frontage at 4 West 28th Street was replaced by the current Queen Anne style facade. Unbeknownst to many, between approximately 1850 and 1930, West 28th Street was also home to the famed Tin Pan Alley. Not far from Ulivo’s entrance, a plaque on the sidewalk commemorates the one-time epicenter of American songwriting.

Following a grueling two-year period devoted to the extensive restoration of the original bones of the building, Fabio chose to fill Ulivo with warm materials and colors. He picked cherry wood for the bar counter that he personally designed and – after tearing down the hideous aluminum doors and windows that had marred the facade until 2013 – selected mahogany to fully reconstruct the original storefront. In order to preserve the continuity of the historic structure, Fabio also elected to save and repurpose most of the decaying wood beams that used to support the old flooring. Today, guests at Ulivo can easily notice the striking conversion of the aforesaid beams as they have been turned into an integral part of the restaurant’s wine cellar, main kitchen, and communal table.

Private Dinner

Our cellar can be used as a  private dining room that seats 30 ppl with a dedicated cocktail bar, coat check,  i pod music connection and private restrooms.

Chef’s table can seat up  14 people.

The communal table in the main dining room can seat up 10 people.

Ulivo’s private dining room is the perfect spot  for a small wedding, holiday parties, business party and film shoot.

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Ulivo is located at 4 west 28th street New York,N.Y. 10001 ( between Fifth and Broadway )

Business hours :

Sun to Thur 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Fri and Sat   11:30 a.m. to Midnight. ( 365 days )

Tel. 2126848000   info@ulivonyc.com