Il Mulino New York - Downtown

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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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B
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most authentic, enjoyable experience for our NYC final evening! So many extras of cheese, bread, etc. that were delicious.
George and his fellow servers were gracious and attentive.

f
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday. They could not ha e been nicer. The food is amazing. The special osso bucolic best we ever had. I love this place.

F
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wha a gem we found in the village. We were full before our orders even came out! If I had to say one negative thing, it would be that the wait staff was almost too attentive. The food was stellar! We were just on our way to the comedy club down the street, wish we had more time to stay and enjoy the ambience of this little treasure!

BR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Start off with complimentary Parmesan and bruschetta which went great with our bottle of Brunello. They also gave us a comp of meatballs and some terrific toasted garlic bread. Had spaghetti amertriciana and veal limon which was outstanding. Four of us had great meals but fruti di mar pasta dish was the best dish on table.

DL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it! We’ll be back!

CB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience here. Was recommended by a friend, and she did not disappoint! Came to celebrate a friend's recent wedding, and had a great night with impeccable service and delicious food. If you're looking for a small, classy place to celebrate a special occasion, or just somewhere to find delicious food with outstanding service, you can't go wrong here.

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

Amazing service !!

S
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is always a treat to eat at IL Mulino, the food and service are among the very best in NYC!

PP
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This place used to be tremendous. This week, the appetizers and the "extras" were great. However, during our recent visit, the $44 chicken parmigiana was almost tasteless and nowhere near as good as we have had in many other NYC restaurants for significantly less money. The value just was not there..

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner, everything about it was fabulous!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food always excellent . Place is a bit small but not noisy . Servers provide excellent snd attentive service

G
Puerto Vallarta
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The staff was great!!

MJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I was expecting more flavor in the pastas was kinda bland

R
New York Area
386 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Been going here since the late 1980's. Many of the staff have been there that long or longer. It's been a staple of the West Village for generations. Very romatic and a celebrity magnate.

LL
East Texas
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both excellent. Top notch restaurant!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food. Best service in nyc.

T
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for a special dinner

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this location. Think I noted some of the same personnel from uptown :-) Food and Service superb, always great!

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t have been better, service and food were excellent

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary. From the very start until we were finished it was very special. As soon as we sat down, a cheese was served, fresh hot rolls were served, bite size warm garlic bread was served , brochette was served, all without asking. Our meal was outstanding, we had spaghetti carbonara and Dover Sole . Just when we thought we were finished , they served us complimentary after dinner wine and complimentary dessert. What a special treat for the entire evening !

B
10 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here. Old school Italian at its finest. The food is amazing, the service wonderful, and it is such a warm and lively place, yet romantic. Thank you I’ll Mulino!

p
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overwhelmingly great service. Food is fantastic. Top 10 experience.

p
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s the food! Simple as that.
All the starters they bring before you even order are incredible.

AA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is fab and they bring lots of extras for your trial and enjoyment

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
107 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
New York Area
7 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
34 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

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