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dell'anima Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dellanima.com
  • Phone: (212) 366-6633
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Friday 5:30pm - 2:00am, Saturday 5:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday 5:00pm -12:00am, Monday 5:30pm - 12:00am

    Bar Menu: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 5:30pm, Saturday 3:00pm - 5:00pm, Sunday 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gabe Thompson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Jane and West 12th Streets
  • Public Transit: A, C, E & L trains to 14th Street/8th Avenue and 1, 2 & 3 trains to 14th Street/7th Avenue.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Jane Street Garage
A word from dell'anima
dell'anima means "of the soul" in Italian and the food features hearty, eloquent dishes of thoughtful simplicity. Our menu offerings change daily, and we use local, seasonal, sustainably harvested produce where possible. Our menu features a selection of pastas made in-house daily, traditional dishes rarely found outside of Italy, and Italian-inspired creations that are of Thompson's own invention. Our wine list features an array of small production, high-quality selections with an emphasis on traditional and natural winemaking. Over 200 hand-chosen wines are selected for flavor, uniqueness and tradition. dell'anima is open weekend brunch 11:00am to 3:00pm and dinner Tuesday through Friday from 5:30 pm until 2:00 am, Saturday 5:00pm to 2:00am, Sunday 5:00pm to 12am and Monday 5:30pm to 12am. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, dell'anima offers aperitivo from 4 pm - 6 pm. Reservations are recommended but we accept many walk-ins.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Every dish is a winner. Homemade pasta melts in your mouth. Seafood seasoned wonderfully. Love this spot."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We love dell'anima for brunch and/or dinner. The food and service both are outstanding. Sitting outside on a summer night at this charming west village restaurant feels like being on vacation!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Small , cozy, noisy but very pleasant ambience. Food is very good, modern, light Italian."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My husband were in NYC for our anniversary and a colleague of mine recommended dell'anima. We had a reservation but the tables were running a little behind. The hostesses and the manager were very attentive during the delay and we were able to have a drink at the bar while we waited. The manager continued to make our experience more enjoyable. He offered help selecting a wine and offered feedback on menu items. The staff did not linger unnecessarily yet our water glasses were never empty. The courses were served with nice time in between each. Our favorite dish was the bone marrow followed by the Insalate Endive. Nice work dell'anima and Robert Nieporent. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Thanks to Robert and his warm, talented staff for spoiling us last night. We had the pleasure of sitting at the kitchen bar. This group works well together to create delicious, fresh, hot food that moves immediately out of the oven or stove to your table. Handmade pasta, fish, quail, crusty but juicy chicken, other meat selections were all on the menu. Start with the house made ricotta spread and end with the dessert that includes sea salt caramel ice cream. Anything you choose for the in between will be a treat. We were particular to the Bronzino and the penne pasta made with chanterelle mushrooms. This is a neighborhood gem with great energy. We were treated to a celebrity spotting. She is one smart actor choosing to eat at Dell'Anima!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was extremely good, service excellent, all at a very reasonable price."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Love the open kitchen and love the food....the waitstaff and managerial people are also spectacular. All around amazing restaurant"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great experience - fish was amazing and the sides were really lovely. Great service too."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "food was good but it was too loud felt like a pub scene"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food, ambiance, service etc were all excellent. So glad I finally got a reservation!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. Great bruschetti spreads, excellent arugula salad, tajarin alla carbonara, bolognese, and pork chop were all great. Super helpful and friendly staff."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Had brunch with a friend on a Sunday. We sat outside (which is actually around the corner) and had fantastic service and tasty food. Be aware, you won't get a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa until noon on a Sunday."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I love this restaurant!! I have only been for brunch so far (at least 5 times) and each time I love the food more than I remembered. The ricotta spread and toasted bread that comes complimentary is such a treat, and all of the dishes are amazing. So far my favorites are the Uova Fungi, Dell'Anima Scramble, and Uova in Purgatorio. So good. The bloody marys are both delicious as well! I love coming to dine with friends, family, or alone-- The bar is great for solo dining and catching up on some reading, and the servers are all incredibly friendly -- Bella is my favorite :)"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I liked this place; it was recommended to me by a friend. The quail appetizer was excellent and I got a dish with chicken ragu. I never order anything chicken, but this called to me. And was delicious. I wouldn't say that advertised "garden" is a garden, it's just street tables, but it's a nice way to spend an evening outside with great food, wine and excellent service."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food was incredible. Had the charred octopus, which was cooked to perfection and not chewy. The hamachi was super fresh. The risotto was melt in your mouth and the branzino was in an orange citrus sauce that we couldn't get enough of. Would definitely go back and recommend for a romantic date spot."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great food. Lots of unusual choices. Chicken diablo was great as well as the fish with raisins nuts etc. wonderful service. Good recommendation from our server Bella."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "In our opinion you can't find a better meal in NYC. We usually sit at the chef's counter but the weather was glorious on Sunday so we sat outside. The peekytoe crab salad was exceptional with the crunch of the pistachio and the gentle heat from the jalapeno. The striped bass tartar was also a fantastic explosion of flavors. Main courses were chicken and bucatini arrabbiate.....DELICIOUS!! Thanks Chef Andrew!! See you soon."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Place was packed but we had no trouble getting seated as we had a reservation. Food was great but it was noisy. Went on a recommendation of a friend. I enjoyed the experience overall and will b back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Dell'anima is a must try in my opinion...the food is fresh and delicious every time, and the service is attentive and friendly. The crostini spreads are a nice starter with fresh, crispy bread. The pastas are mostly made in house...definitely try the bucatini or the tagliatelle. For entrees, I think the bronzino is the top choice. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Had dinner at Dell'anima for my fiances birthday. We got there early so our table was not ready yet, but there were two seats at the kitchen bar. We opted to take those seats and were extremely happy that we did. Getting to watch Chef Andrew and his incredible team work their magic in the kitchen was an unexpected delight. We already had unlimited respect for the work that chefs do in the kitchen, but this experience only helped to further and affirm. Service was wonderful. We shared bruschette,a primi, a secondi and a side. Orecchiette, cauliflower and hanger steak were delicious. It is a rare occurrence these days that I'm still thinking about a meal two days later, but this is one of those times. Do yourself a favor and check it out! "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Food: I was really excited about dell'anima because both of the sister restaurants (L'Apicio and L'Artusi) were incredible. The food was okay but nowhere near as good as at the other two and many of our dishes were over-seasoned. Service: My only real complaint is that I had asked for a dessert to be brought out as a surprise (it was my boyfriend's birthday) and made note of it in the reservation and confirmed when I arrived at the restaurant, but when we finished our meal they didn't remember. Otherwise, waitstaff was friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The food brought us back this time. It lived up to our memories. Wonderful seasonal fiddleheads and ramp dishes. The server and kitchen were very accomodating to special requests. And the manager was friendly, helpful and so personable. We'll come back next time because of him. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great for a special occasion. Unique and tasty dishes. Extensive Italian wine list. Good and friendly service."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "i love the food here, everyone i've ever taken here wants to, and does, go back. i've been here 4-6 x's over the span of about 3 years. they hostesses, bartenders and wait staff used to be so nice and normal. this most recent time, they were mildly snotty and rude, even over the phone when they called to confirm the reservation. its why i took 1 star off. i hope the food doesn't go this way"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Overall the food was excellent - the Bone Marrow, Tagliatelle Alla Bolognese, Charred Ramps (hen of woods mushrooms) Wild Striped Bass are must tries for first timers. The Risotto alla Pilota was also good but on the saltier side. Great ambiance for dates or special treat with friends/family. Our particular server was not very good but the head chef and other staff were very friendly. Try getting a spot at the counter and watch the chef whip out some amazing dishes! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food was out of this world. We had three Bruschette, the Risotto and the Gnocchi. Not being from the city, I was a little worried at the portion size of the Gnocchi for $27 but it was definitely more than enough. The mushrooms I believe were in season which made it extra special. LOVED this place! It's small and intimate but the music playing wasn't romantic, more fun. I would suggest going here for maybe a nice girls night out or a fun date night. It was nice but maybe not as quiet and romantic as I was anticipating. Regardless, I absolutely loved this place!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The food was good, a bit salty for my taste. Cute space but very tight seating and it got very loud! Well priced."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "It is such a shame that, great food but due to poor ventilation system you end up smelling like the food that you eat. When I pointed out to the manager, he apologized and told me that he had removed the drinks that we never had from our bill...what a joke. LOL. It was supposed to be a great Sunday brunch since I had been there before but ended up being not so great. Not planning on going back."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The large windows let in the early spring sun on a Saturday morning and the entire experience was great. Food was excellent. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great spot for date night. Plenty of delicious entrees to split with your significant other while sharing a bottle of red."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Always so good this small charming restaurant. Pasta dishes are exceptional (and will be made without butter if you request) but apps and entrees are also well done. Great energy in the restaurant and such a beautiful neighborhood."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I took a friend here for a birthday dinner and it was great. We started off sharing the butter lettuce salad. It was a little small, but very light and delicious. My friend had the gnocchi and I had the chicken. I usually don't get chicken in an Italian restaurant, but the waiter recommended it and I was glad I listened. The gnocchi was incredibly fresh but we both agreed and liked the chicken better. If Tony the bartender is there, say hi, he's awesome. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food and Service is great! The noise level is very high and often makes chatting a challenge. Ask for quiet space if possible and go at more off hours. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food was good, as was the service. The seats are very uncomfortable."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I tried L'artusi (nearby sister resataurant), I was intrigued and wanted to give them a try. The first neagtive occured at the fornt end with the hostess. With an early seating reserved, there was one other couple already dining and 90 minutes before the next guest. After a short fumble we were ushered to possibly the 2nd worst seat in the empty house, unacceptable. The hostess had to get clearance before seating us at one of the many other available and better tables. Thankfully the wait staff are awesome and the antipasi were competently prepared and quite tasty. The Secondi on the otherhand were pricey, a poor value, and tasted gimmicky as if they were done in the same store bought sauce/rub. It was a bit surprising and I wont be back."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Dell'anima's team has mastered the art of creating deeply memorable eating experiences using simple combinations of perfectly chosen ingredients. Everything that hit the table was as close to perfection as I have experienced. Service was personable, efficient but unobtrusive. The wine list is exceptional; try one of the very unusual "orange wines" featured--you won't easily forget it. Advice, descriptions, tastes and background information on all the beverage selections were all provided graciously. The only debits were noise level (uncomfortably high at 7 PM on a weeknight, much better by 8:30) and temperature (a seat near the open kitchen was uncomfortably hot). Reservations are hard to get, and for good reason."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "A trusted foodie friend told me about this restaurant so I went on Sunday night. We enjoyed every bite as well as a delicious bottle of Italian wine. I love this neighborhood and this restaurant fits in just perfectly."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I visit NYC often, and never miss an opportunity to enjoy the delicious food at dell' anima! The homemade pasta and rich, flavorful sauces are worth the visit! The restaurant staff is attentive, friendly and noticeably love working at this neighborhood gem!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Overall a fine restaurant selection but the waitress was beyond annoying. She was way too present and repeatedly asked if we were finished when it was clear that we were enjoying our conversation over our last drinks. I could understand the need for a table when there's a line out the door and it's already a full house but neither was the case and the restaurant was nowhere near a beehive of activity. To come over 4 times in the span of 25 minutes is ludicrous."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Overall, the food and wine options were broad and choosing options was difficult. We ordered some bruchetta (which was a nice start to the meal), the charred octopus for appetizer to share, and then she had the Arrabbiata and I had the Carbonara. As usual for grilled octopus, it can be a little rubbery, which was acceptable as the flavor was good. The bad part was that the chorizo was HEAVILY salted. It made it almost impossible to finish as the salt over-powered the meal. Once we got our dinners, I was pleased with my carbonara, but my date's arrabbiata was so over peppered that she coudn't finish it. She noted that it wasn't the usual chef, but the over-use of salt and pepper really overshadowed a great wine and dinner spot."
    Dined on 3/19/2014