An Italian American Grill, Petaluma has been serving the Upper East Side of Manhattan for over 28 years, with the friendliness and comfortable hospitality signature only to a quintessential neighborhood restaurant.
Our guests have been coming back since 1984 for its wood oven thin crust pizza, homemade pastas and signature desserts. Petaluma also features an outdoor café for 33 seats, and a 70 person private Yorkville dining room. The York Avenue Room is designed to accommodate a variety of events. Whether it be an intimate business luncheon or a balloon-filled birthday party, our event team will work with you to design a unique experience and ensure a successful event.
CJ was born in the winter of 1984 way up North in New Hampshire, and then moved to New York’s Hudson Valley at the age of 2. By the age of 7, he could be found in his mother and father’s pasta shop after school, helping to roll fresh pasta, make sauce and assemble meatballs. During his college years he ran the gamut of industry jobs, working in Italian restaurants and pizzerias – plus a French bistro – in upstate New York.
CJ moved down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to finish his degree in Marketing, and worked at an Italian bistro. Not long after, he was entrusted with taking over kitchen operations at the owner’s other establishment, Junior’s New York Pizza. Cooking had become CJ’s career, so he moved back to New York City to attend the Institute of Culinary Education on 23rd street, and then headed South again, but this time to Miami where he cooked at an Irish pub. After, he spent a year under Chef John Suley at the Miami extension of the NYC Institution, Gotham Bar and Grill.
After being introduced to Jeff McInnis, he was brought on as Executive Sous Chef at his restaurant, YardBird Southern Table and Bar. For two years, CJ worked hard and was rewarded with multiple James Beard nominations and the honor of the local rag calling Yardbird “Best New Restaurant.” CJ now returns to New York City to further his career and immerse himself in the NYC lifestyle.
add chicken breast +6 add shrimp +8 add churrasco +10
RUCOLA E PROSCIUTTO 13
baby arugula, asiago, candied pine nuts, prosciutto
CAESAR SALAD 15
romaine hearts, croutons, anchovies, parmesan
PROSCIUTTO E MELON 17
elon, basil seed caviar, pickled onion, creme fraiche
BURRATA & POLENTA 18
fried egg, bacon lardons
FRUIT PLATE 12
seasonal fruits & whipped mascarpone
mozzarella, pizza sauce, fresh herbs
fried eggplant, fresh mozzarella, ricotta, basil
housemade ricotta, confit garlic, parmesan
salumi, meatballs, housemade sausage
FUNGHI & PEPI 21
roasted mushroom, sweet pepper puree, aged balsamic
Potato Hash Cake
BREAD BASKET 10
ENGLISH MUFFIN 3
TOASTED BAGEL 3
+ smoked salmon, confit tomato & red onion +9
lemon cream & chocolate sauce
CHOCOLATE PIZZA 11
homemade brownie, cream cheese, coconut, raspberry sorbet
PEACH PIZZA 12
napoleon cream, walnuts, dried cranberry, chocolate ice cream
PB’s UDON CARBONARA 22
bacon & egg pasta
CAST IRON BENEDICT 15
gnocchi alla romana, baked hollandaise, poached eggs
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EGG WHITE FRITATA 14
roasted market veggies, potato, goat cheese
PETALUMA SCRAMBLE 14
braised short rib, roasted mushrooms, swiss cheese