Il Mulino New York - Downtown

4.8
956 reviews
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Italian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Good for Anniversaries
For nearly 35 years, Il Mulino New York has prepared authentic Abruzzese cuisine with unparalleled service.

There’s no place like Il Mulino New York. The luxury Italian restaurant’s flagship Greenwich Village outpost initiated New York’s fine Italian dining trend and is still prized in the city’s elite dining scene. Zagat has rated Il Mulino New York as Manhattan’s No. 1 Italian restaurant for decades and has said the restaurant provides "one-of-a-kind" cuisine filled with delicious flavors, creating an "outstanding Italian classic" restaurant where "every dish is a masterpiece."

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ME
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience,,

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Came for lunch restaurant week and NYU graduation. Perfect all the way.

B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ll Mulino is consistently good The problem is Open Table misrepresenting the availability of reservations.

LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection, from the moment you walk in the door it is clear you are in for a once in a lifetime experience. You are greeted like you are family, the cocktails are superb, the food is beyond your expectations. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and it was definitely a highlight in our 30 years together, the staff made us feel wonderful including singing to us as they presented dessert. If you are celebrating a special occasion look no further. Thank you for making our night so memorable.

G
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The rest was empty on Monday. The food as usual was excellent. I do have one comment. Rest week is listed as 3 courses. When we finished our first 2 we were then told that there would be NO desert. If was either or - a first course or desert. This should have been told to us at the start of the Neal not the end. If rest are going to change the rules they should post them on the site.

JE
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and superb service!and many complimentary appetizers to start off the meal. The atmosphere is charming and romantic.

SC
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good upscale Italian restaurant with old world charm (at the W.3rd St. location). They know what they're doing.

DF
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in NYC

DC
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

EJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Mulino is consistently one of the best dining experiences you can have in NYC. Period.

PC
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I celebrated her birthday with lunch. The entire staff was attentive without being intrusive, friendly, professional. The food was superb - absolutely a must try more than once, do many interesting choices. The ambiance was calming and luxurious!

c
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can not wait to go back!

KS
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food. Just perhaps reducing the pace once you sit with all the apetizers would make it a better experience. Still, I would go back anytime

A
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The classic NYC Italian with unbeatable food, great service and predictably high prices. But worth it.

LG
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never miss having lunch at the original IL MULINO when in NYC. It is my favorite & this includes many terrific Italian restaurants I have dined in around the world including may regions of Italy.

Larry Gellman - Los Angeles

BB
Austin
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

M
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to struggle to get to the restaurant through many street closures due to parades and street celebrations. When we arrived, it was like a little oasis in complete chaos. The staff was beyond wonderful and the food was outstanding! We went on the recommendation of a friend, now we'll happily be the recommenders to our friends!

c
Atlanta
75 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great meal at I’ll Mulino. The appetizers given to the table were good but very oily. The zucchini was greasy. The Bronzino was very very good but the baked clams were boring. As usual the waiter was attentive and charming.

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ! Fabulous staff !

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the country! Wish I could go back to NY tonight and sneak in for dinner!

SR
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a back corner table - best in the house. Food was unbelievable and service too. Parmesan cheese chunks, salami bites, fried eggplant, and garlic bread to start the evening make this a unique New York experience. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu although the specials (4-5) are always worth trying. Haven't been back for 5 years but it hasn't changed a bit. You don't need a fancy inside if the food is as good as this place. Worth the price and BTW the wine selection is just as incredible.

R
New York Area
181 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great appetizers sent out from kitchen. Included parm, breads, garlic roasts, olives.. just lovely. We lucked out and we able to park in the street. Food was yummy. Service was impeccable. Loved the house made limoncello as a comp at the end of the meal. Thank you for a great night.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was extraordinary and the food excellent.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

TA
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Never disappoints. Some of the best food ever. And the service is great too.

j
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Molina never disappoints. First class food, service, and ambiance. Our go to restaurant in NYC.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular. Soup to nuts best food in town.

K
Miami
89 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good, upscale Italian. Very good service. Refined atmosphere. A classic but not cheap, that’s for sure. Will return. I always do.

LD
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

It’s like dining in Italy. Very old fashioned with large wait staff. Restaurant is kept so dark that you can’t even read the menu. Food is ver good but pricy. Save for a special occasion

SC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing first class service and wonderful wine selections. Highlights were the cheese and octopus

R
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I hadn’t been to Il Mulino in a long time and it was a great and reasonable treat during Italian restaurant week for lunch. The food is wonderful and I think this may be the best Italian restaurant in New York City.

JM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

In NYC for a concert with friends. Had always wanted to try Il Mulino. The service from the time we sat down until we left was outstanding. The food was excellent quality and plentiful ... more than you probably need to eat. A bit on the expensive side, but hey, it’s New York.

JO
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful classic Italian meal and great experience. We come here for special events every few years, and it never disappoints. We love the giant Parmesan wheel and welcome starters. Excellent fresh pasta and veal. Great service from friendly professionals.

b
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every member of the staff was top notch. Our dinners were great and the complimentary Grappa was a nice touch. Special thanks to George. It was wonderful to talk with Claudio whom we met over 20 years ago when he was a waiter/captain.

k
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was great

AC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Firstly the food was amazing, everything we ordered was fresh, tasted great and was cooked to perfection. The service was acceptable, however with the army of staff I expected more attentive service (ie. the waiter missed a salad when we ordered).
The restaurant itself looks like a scene from the '70s, which for the price I expected more, however, others in our party loved it.

BM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They've still got it! We had not been to Il Mulino ( only go to the 3rd St location) in 20 years so I was concerned that it had changed. It has not- whew. Intimate and unpretentious because they don't need to be. It's an old school, delicious culinary experience in an intimate setting. Come hungry! The welcoming bruschetta and various other treats arrive on your table before you even get your menu.

MM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service! Nice ambiance. Overall, food was terrific, as always. Lentil soup was very salty, though (first time having this, so not sure if this was a one off, or if it is always this salty).

m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic Italian food and more, superbly executed with consistency.

BP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Business, it was great

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