Da Marcella
Da Marcella

Da Marcella

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.damarcella.com/
  • Phone: 6465599192x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Mon thru Friday 12pm-3pm, Sat-Sun Non Stop

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Friday: 5pm-12am, Saturday: 12pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 12pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Francesco Mueses
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Alessandro Bandini 6465599192x
  • Entertainment: Background music. Cable TV. Sport and Major Events Shown on Request.
  • Special Events: If you wish to book parties for more than 6 people call us @ the restaurant. 646 559 9192.

    Thank You

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sullivan Street
  • Parking: No
A word from Da Marcella
We source all our meats from Pino's Prime Meat, located right across the street from Da Marcella since 1903, including the organic free-range chicken in our menu. All our pastas are made with the best durum wheat using the classic bronze dies that leave the surface of the pasta rough and porous to perfectly absorb our slow cooking sauces. At the same time, most of our pastas are organic and very...soon all of them will be. We believe that great food should be affordably priced.



We have a passion for good food and excellent service utilizing the best ingredients. Most importantly we have a love for food, service and quality.



Our philosophy is simple: cook with real food to create unbelievable results. Authentic food, authentic service. You deserve it.

WINE and BEER ONLY!
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Da Marcella reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (80)fit for foodies (49)romantic (14)good for groups (13)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (7)notable wine list (7)hot spot (6)special occasion (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • A Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My first time at this restaurant. It was a real find. The prices were moderate for NYC., the food was excellent. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty classic Village joint
    FrequentTraveler
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Small hole-in-the-wall Italian joint. Perfectly good food, great service, nice ambience. Was packed and noisy on a Friday night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for 2 or small group
    aq33
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I tried this place with my friend and we liked it here! Nice cozy atmosphere and good food & service. A glass of wine $7 is a great deal and was not bad! I'll come back soon
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    lov2findgoodfood
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    First time dining at this location. Had eaten at their location at 51st Street, but it closed, so decided to try their other restaurant on Houston. Very pleased. We were 4 people and everyone really enjoyed their selection of food. Not difficult to get to, the 1 train stop at Houston, stops a few blocks from the restaurant. the service was very attentive and the atmosphere was comfortable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MGNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Food is delicious.. Portions are large.. Value is fantastic.. Service is great.. Seating is HORRIBLE
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly, tasty, no frills
    Rsgnyc
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Surpringly affordable combined with very tasty dishes, and homey, friendly service. What could be bad about any of that?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • What a great find
    parkslopewinelover
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We caught pre-theater dinner here before a show at The Public. The artichoke appetizer was one of the best artichokes I've ever had - perfectly cooked and with a tasty garlicky broth. My husband's beet salad was beautifully presented and delicious. The fried squash blossoms were heavenly. For mains, I had the pumpkin gnudi special, which was unique and very tasty. My husband's pasta with mushrooms was rich and flavorful, and the homemade spinach and ricotta ravioli my daughter chose was fresh and delightful. The wine list is also reasonably priced. The only downside is that it was really noisy at the beginning. That improved when the table behind us left, but I think it's a risk. Still, I will definitely come back here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Customer requests IGNORED
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    They don’t try to satisfy customers. I asked to sit near the door where it was cooler. The table was for 4 and we were 2. It was available but they said it is reserved. They put us next to the kitchen instead. The table I requested was still empty when we were leaving. That was saved for ‘just in case’ if 4 people will show up. I was a repeated customer, I guess no more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is the third time we have eaten at Da Marcella and each time has been terrific!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • welcoming, warm, wonderful
    DoctorBVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Everything was delicious, as usual. Smelts, cold cuts, and flowers were great openers. The duck and the various pastas were divine. Chianti hit the spot and was reasonably priced. The greeting is always warm and welcoming, and the service was friendly and efficient. Flavia gets special mention for her sense of humor and helpfulness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fabulous
    fabulosa
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    every year a group of italian friends and i celebrate columbus day with a fabulous meal! there are sooo many italian restaurants in this city to choose from.... this was one of our all time favorites. i highly recommend it! especially the squash flowers!!!! yayyyyyyy. thanks Da Marcella!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always a delight
    billlVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    completely reliable wonderful Italian food, esp. the pasta. friends bring friends, who always bring others. just a terrific dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Affordable, Authentic Fare
    jcdiner
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My family and I had a wonderful dinner at Da Marcella. I ordered the artichoke appetizer special which was heavenly, and I had one of the best and most juiciest pork chops I have ever had as a main course. The service was warm, attentive and friendly. Da Marcello was a great value as well. I look forward to going back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GinnyM
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Dinner was wonderful, wine choice was fabulous, beet salad amazing and pasta exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to meet friends
    ClaufmuVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Always great food accompanied by wonderful wine, one of my favorites restaurants to meet friends and have a good time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great local italian
    JohnnyDeeVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Found this place just walking around Soho and the east village, loved the good food and reasonable prices. Good wine list and delicious pasta entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If I lived closer
    hebattyVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I would live at Da Marcella - food is so good, wine list so reasonable - they are always happy to see you and you can't get a more reasonably priced high quality meal. Have had lots of different bottles of their very excellently prices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    pigger
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Been here many times and always look forward to going. Solid and one of my favorite Italian restaurants in NYC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food - great price
    ChicNewYorkVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Da Marcella is a must try. The food is excellent. I enjoyed the chicken liver pate and the tagliatelle pasta. I had never had pate served warm before - it was delicious! And, the tagliatelle was fresh. The restaurant is small and can get quite noisy but it's a great spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    opentablebritVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great menu, lovely service, great location to go out to some nearby bars afterwards. Recommend for an intimate dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was excellent, but I suggest that on hot and humid days (like this past Friday) they should close the front doors so that it's cool inside, making for a more enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Italian Food
    Morgendorffer
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This is a fantastic restaurant that serves legitimate Old World style Italian cuisine. That said, be sure to order something alongside the pasta dish, which in Italy is more like a first course than a meal in itself. The pasta was wonderful, not drenched in sauce like many American restaurants. They even offered gluten free and whole wheat options, which is surprising given the traditional nature of the restaurant. It's small and cozy and is great for small groups (~6 people) and for romantic nights out. On top of the great food and ambiance, the price was right.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food, great value
    CasaLVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Although we have dined here before, we are always amazed at how good the food is for such reasonable prices. Especially notable is the tagliatelle bolognese just delicious. But everything is always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Delicious Dine
    nativeitalian
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    What a well kept secret, or not. I arrived at 6:30 with a reservation, all tables full, sat at the bar for 10 minutes with a wonderful glass of pinot noir. Worth the wait! Had a delicious salad, pasta bolognese just like my husband's sister-in-law, who lives in Pisa makes - wow I was transported back to that delightful meal in Italy, more wine, tiramisu, decaf cappuccino; the bill for two people was $66.00! Best meal, best price and delightful. I met the owner, who was busily working busing the meals from the kitchen. I also recommend the mediterranean sea bass, expertly deboned and served with fresh vegetables. Real Italian food with fresh ingredients for real Italian food overs. what a wonderful way to punctuate my visit to NY. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food not great service
    Jmg311
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The pasta and other dishes were all excellent. Our group got several dishes and not one was a miss. We were seated 30 minutes after our reservation and still had to wait a while for water and also to order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Our party of three very much enjoyed the authentic Italian food. I would continue to recommend Da Marcella, but you should note that they only serve beer or wine, no other alcohol.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food /Great find/Great night!
    dslp
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Based on other reviews on Open table I made a reservation ! I had been looking for a while but there was something that said "try this restaurant". What a great choice. All of the servers and everyone associated with the restaurant were as pleasant as could be. I felt so comfortable there. you almost got the sense that you were dining in someone's house. The food was excellent. There were three of us that went to dinner. We each had something very different, from pasta, to fish and chicken. Each of the dishes were so delicious ! Everything came out hot! No one rushed us and the overall atmosphere of the restaurant was fantastic. When we move to NYC, Da Marcella will be my weekly visit. I recommend it highly!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was a wonderful dinner in NYC. The prices were surprisingly very affordable and the dishes were fabulously tasty. Must try
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great value
    Bethany
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was all well prepared. Our service was top notch. We have 4 pre-teens to teens and all of us enjoyed the meal. It is very good food for the price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    billlVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    superb food, esp. pasta, and lovely Valmira to be the hostess and run the room. Just a wonderful dining experience, as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Italian food - REALLY!!
    Itfoodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I grew up eating Italian food, and have been to Italy many times. The meal at Da Marcella was absolutely delicious. The authenticity of the food was surprising. I could have been in Rome eating cacia e pepe. Friendly and attentive staff. Overall, great experience and I will definitely return to try more of the menu items.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, friendly staff
    FinerDiner
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Had a very good time at Da Marcella the other night. Staff was friendly, seemed to know many of the other customers by name. Was there with my girlfriend for a romantic dinner and discovered that this restaurant seems more suitable to groups than to couples. Candles and wine were pleasant but most of the tables were meant to seat 4+ patrons and the somewhat loud (though not bad) music wasn't quite the atmosphere I was expecting. No marks off for that however, just a note. Most importantly, food was extremely good. We had the spanish octopus appetizer, ravioli, and whole sea bass; all three were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    JohnnyDeeVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Found this restaurant while walking in the east village and was able to make a reservations for later that evening, delicious food, reasonable prices, affordable wine list, loved the wild boar ragu and the Bronzino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High quality, excellent value
    BeePVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    A real find. Very good food at reasonable prices in a pricey neighborhood. Will go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Perfect Bolognese ? Close.
    BillEatsVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Well, if it's not a perfect Bolognese, it's close. The two best in New York are at Balloto's and at Da Marcella. The chef takes his sauce seriously. Portions are perfect. The wine list is varied and well-priced. Service was erratic; the waitress was intent upon conversing with the other staff and with the boss rather than recognizing us, providing water, and menus. When she got around to it, all went smoothly. One of our party had the Pappardelle al ragu' di cinghiale; I had a taste. It was perfection. Would we return? Of course. The place is small, with a few tables a step down from the sidewalk. It can get noisy, with the hard surfaces. The prices are very reasonable; the owner gets a neighborhood crowd. Go for the food; it is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, service ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Incredibly reasonable Italian restaurant with very good pastas that fill you up without leaving you stuffed and won't break the bank. Go for the wild boar special! Also, the Octopus appetizer was incredibly tender. I'm not sure if they were understaffed but the waitress seemed to also be the hostess and was running around a lot so our food came out before we even got our wine. Will definitely go back when in the area.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great food. Great Wine. Great Service. Wonderful people.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Lots of energy, popular. Great Italian food. Reasonable prices for New York. This Restaurant should expand to double their business.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food but No AC
    WinkBlurbVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Do you love food? This is one of those spots then...pasta is creative and al dente. Cost is so very affordable. Love the environment, but don't go when it's hot out since it will be hot inside as well. Staff is eager to please but will forget the extra requests -- balsamic vinegar, a glass of ice and so on. Is that a deal breaker? Certainly not, but asking 3-4 times to different staff should engender a faster response. This is a must spot to visit because of the affordability of well-prepared food. It's also situated on W. Houston -- just across the street is SoHo and NYU is all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A neighbourbood gem in Greenwich!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The two of us had an early dinner on a Monday evening. We shared an appetizer Bruscetta, and two salads: the Mozzarella with Roasted Red Peppers, and Red & Golden Beets Carpaccio with Endive, Arugula and fresh Feta. A pretty plate and a highlight! We don't eat meat or seafood, so we also shared our mains: Homemade Gnocchi with fresh tomato, and the absolutely-I-wanted-to-lick-my-plate ricotta and spinach ravioli with a hearty wild mushroom ragu with fresh tomato. Nom nom nom! Too stuffed to have dessert. Service was perfect. Can't wait to return on our next trip to NYC. Delicious, and incredible value for the price. Thanks Open Table for pointing us here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate