Il Mulino New York - Downtown

4.8
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$50 and over
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Italian
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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OJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food at Il Mulino is very good, but the service was erratic, included too many people who didn't know what the others were doing, and ended up forgetting what we'd requested. Too much "shtick" in the waiters presentations of the food - funny, but a bit silly. And the price was too high: for four people who drank little, and had no appetizers, including tip, the bill was $325. If the ambiance had been better, and the service what you expect from an expensive restaurant, it might have been more worth it, but I'm afraid we won't be returning.

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate my birthday. Everything was perfect! The food was amazing and the service was excellent. We’ll definitely be back soon.

EN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A truly authentic Italian experience. I would give the service level higher if able. Our table side prepared pastas were amazing and everything was fresh and delicious. A perfect and cozy Manhattan memory.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best- every time!

OT
Chicago
278 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! It’s the best. We try to eat here every time we come to New York. I’m sure the other IL Mulinos are good but I’m sticking with the original. The service cannot be any better!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic tasty Italian. The staff are wonderful. It’s not just a great Italian meal, it’s an amazing Italian dining experience!! Highly recommend.

MH
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Dinner!!! Outstanding Food and Service.

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have traveled all over the US and several European countries for the past 35 years. Il Mullin is by far the best dining experience. The food is outstanding, the service is impeccable and you are treated as a guest not a customer. It is truly a 5 star restaurant. I will come back as often as possible.

Paul
Chicago

JB
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The dinner here was fine. Nothing great nor terrible. Out of 6 dishes our party ordered 2 were good and 4 were not very tasty.

The best two dishes were the Lamb and the Flourless desert.

The pastas were not great and the meatballs were mediocre at best. The service was excellent

MK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great value
Wonderful service

CK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my nephew's and soon to be niece engagement and the staff was entertaining, gracious and the food and service exceptional! Thanks so very much!

s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Nothing like it today. Touch of classic NYC.

d
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Mulino never disappoints! And restaurant week lunch is no exception. Everything was delicious!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and excellent service. Food is really amazing!! Cozzy and very italian venue

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here for years on my anniversary. Always a great experience. Food is delicious and service is outstanding.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in Manhattan!

OT
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Claudio and George are the best!

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it

r
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We have been used to expect ore zesty sauces at this restaurant; the food was nice but fairly bland. The ambiance is still lovely

J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Restaurant week winter 2020 - lunch. Meatballs appetizer, sea bass entree. Nice breadbasket and a chunk of aged Parmegiano Reggiano with thinly fried zucchini slices as a complimentary accompaniment. Great experience!

DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding!

PC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance and staff make dining here an absolute joy!

B
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Il mulino is the kind of restaurant that anthony bourdain used to butcher in his books. Super stuffy and filled with arrogance....yet the food is mediocre at best. I dont always frequent super expensive establishments like this, but occasionally, i want to celebrate a special night. I've dined in some amazing places which cost insane money.....Il Mulino just doesnt rise to the occasion. For the diner who wants exceptional service and excellent, truly authentic italian cuisine in NYC.....visit Angelo's on Mulberry. I should have gone there in the first place, and wont make this mistake a second time

WJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a business dinner. The service was excellent -- they know how to interrupt our conversation and being funny and charming without making us feel annoyed. The food was simply great.

NN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and always great service. Highly recommend

SE
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous. When you Uber Driver just dropped off a famous Italian you know this place is going to be great.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time in this place. Great food and service.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George and the rest of the staff offered an experience we won’t forget. Amazing food - don’t get me started on the garlic bread. Authentic atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will not come to New York City without going here again and again. Staff is unbelievable food is amazing! Over the top!

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Food is fantastic. Service is fantastic! New favorite New York Restaurant!

JD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary, birthday, etc.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 families together with our grown children. Very fun & delicious experience. It is our holiday tradition!!

DT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dining experience for my Wife’s birthday celebration.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Little pricey, but from the appetizers to the main dishes to the service, very good meal!

PD
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a fantastic meal with impeccable service! We will remember it for years to come!

m
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I was visiting NY and remembered this as a fabulous restaurant that I had dined at 30 years ago. I was shocked at its appearance. We went for lunch, so the white tablecloths and the waiters in tuxes did Not cover the shabbiness of the restaurant....low ceilings with dirty ceiling tile, vinyl floral wallpaper pealing off walls etc. They give you a couple of “free” appetizers (bruschetta and a a chunk of cheese and a basket of bread with oil drenched toast. Then the waiter goes through the 29 specials of the day so fast that I didn’t get half of it. When I asked him to repeat, his attitude was arrogant. I will never go back.
And the food was mediocre

KG
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic and quick service, food was delicious, charge for sparkling water was a bit high but thats only complaint. Would recommend to all!

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Holiday with relatives

V
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was as expected. Old, classic, cramped & superb in all categories.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service! Truly great dining experience.

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