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dell'anima
dell'anima

dell'anima Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dellanima.com
  • Email: info@dellanima.com
  • Phone: (212) 366-6633
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Lunch: Monday - Friday 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 (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 for lunch Monday through Friday 12:00pm to 5:00pm, 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 walkin-ins.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Good place to go if you are looking for a good ambiance, good quality food, and can hear each other. Nice West Village gem as a go-to. I will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "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
  • "The last two time I dine here I ate as if I was dreaming. Well this last experience wasn't that. The pasta was under par, it arrive slightly under room temp. The dishes wasn't as refined as I remember ."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "the noise level is unbearable.....the combination of poor acoustics and music choices require you to shout ...hence the people at the next table are shout, and so on..."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Always packed and lively and the food is reliably solid - especially the pastas. Just know that you'll be yelling to hear your dinner companion any time after 7pm. If you're OK with that, the service is fine and they have a good selection of Italian wines. Great neighborhood spot."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Food was delicious and the staff made us feel like we were VIP's all night long! What an incredible NYC experience. We will be back very soon!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Tried this place because it is one of my friend's favorites in the neighborhood - have to say I wasn't overly impressed. The food was good, but the service was lacking - I think we were served by 5 different people, it took them forever to ask if we wanted drinks even though the restaurant wasn't busy, etc. It was also a more casual ambiance than I had expected. So if you want a casual bite of good Italian, this place is fine, but if it's any kind of occasion or special night I'd skip it."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Sat at the kitchen counter.. GREAT experience. Food was awesome, wine list was awesome, everything was great. The pastas def stand out as this restaurants strong suit however that's not say that all of our food was great. Cheers Mr Campanale, great restaurant."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "...paired with an excellent wine selection. Love this restaurant; the menu is not overdone, featuring carefully selected dishes from the more traditional to creative interpretations of classic cuisine, all beautifully served. Super friendly, highly competent service in a fun lively atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "So disappointed! I my boyfriend and I have wanted to try this place for months (after waiter at l' artusi told is it was same owners, more casual vibe. We LOVE l'artusi!) Terrible service! Came here to celebrate my friends engagement. Waiter was beyond rude. Litterly walked away from us while we were in middle of ordering!! We were too slow / indecisive so rather than helping speed is along with suggestions he walked away mid order . Waiter was so unpleasant he really killed the vibe of our celebration. Food (or what we ordered) was average except the amazing octopus and spreads. Sad.... Very sad as I loved the casual vibe to this cute little West village resturant."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Very imaginative fare. Down-to-earth good eating, not fussy or fancy. Every dish a gem. Food comes to the table hot and savory.Lots of help. Superb service; very attentive staff ( no one is too busy to help). Not your father's Oldsmobile. Given the restaurant's popularity, reservations must be made well in advance. Not to be missed."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Dell'Anima by far is our favorite NYC restaurant. Chef Andrew never disappoints my husband and me. The dishes are so creative and flavorful. This past weekend we had the cioppino, grilled octopus and pasta with pecorino and almond. FANTASTIC!!! We will be back soon."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Have been to dell'anima about six times in the past 18 months. The food is always very good and reliable. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. Sadly, the service has continued to slide. On my recent visit on a Friday night for dinner, the restaurant wasn't full when we arrived, yet the waitress spent a lot of time chatting with her colleagues near the bar and it was hard to get her attention. Further, she didn't tell us about the specials until we asked and then when we asked for a recommendation between two dishes, she was indifferent and seemed annoyed. It's a great neighborhood gem, I hope they can upgrade their service, soon."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Been here several times for dinner and it's always very good so decide to try it for brunch and was not disappointed. Great drink options, and a wide variety of menu items to choose from. Service is always pleasant and attentive. One of my go to's in the area."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Deep flavors and market fresh produce make this A fabulous place to fine Pastas/ salads/ entrees/ wine are all superlative"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great spot, nice ambience and perfect for date night. The bone marrow was the highlight of the meal, but we loved everything that we ordered."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Always a pleaser, this tiny little nook serves great food and the service is friendly and warm. They really pack them in here and the place is always crowded, so be prepared to hear your neighbors conversations. But the food makes up for the tight fit."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "I went to dell'anima on saturday night. my date and i sat up at the chefs counter (we just made a regular reservation and requested to sit there when we checked in. we ended up waiting a bit longer for a spot to open up, but it was totally worth it). we met the chef and asked him for recommendations. We ordered the octopus, and the cappellacci and cioppino at the chef's recommendation and I'm so glad we did. They were extremely delicious - the Cappellacci was our favorite-- the duck ragu was amazingly tender and flavorful and the pasta was cooked perfectly al dente. The octopus and cioppino were extremely tasty as well, but if i were only able to order once dish, i'd get the cappellacci. We will be back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "great recommendation from Wine and Food list of top restaurants in New York. The restaurant was small and intimate and cozy. Every dish we had (there were 4 of us) was wonderful. Would go back and recommend this to others."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The meal was outstanding. We sat at the Chef's table overlooking the kitchen, Every dish was beautifully prepared and looked amazing. Our dinner was Fantastic. I have gluten and dairy allergies and the chef made recommendations and prepared things for me. The staff was knowledgable, friendly and perfectly attentive. We had wine pairings with each of our courses and they were perfectly chosen. This restaurant our new "must go to" when we are in NYC!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "4 of us went for my birthday dinner on Sunday Jan 12. Night started out nice, brushetta was very good. It went downhill from there. Waited 30 minutes for salads and other appetizers which were uneventful. We waited and waited for the main courses. After being there 2 hours , it was 845p and we had a 645p reservation the waitress came over and said 3 more minutes and our meals will be out. 20 minutes later our meals appeared, two pasta dishes, one chicken dish and one duck. The duck was ice cold, as were the pasta dishes. The chicken was steaming hot but the so spicy it was inedible! The pasta was oversalted and just not good. The manager did come over and didn't charge us for the 2 pastas and a glass of wine. Our overall experience was bad."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "This place never disappoints. This visit had the octopus appetizer and stuffed pasta with duck sauce. Both were terrific as was the wine and the service."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Great experience sitting at the back bar next to the kitchen. The chefs were great and very helpful with random questions. The octopus was outstanding and so were the braised ribs. We're definitely going back next time we're in NYC."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I love dell'anima and all of the epicurean restaurants. We had just gotten engaged earlier in the day and were ready for a great into.ate meal with a few friends. The food was outstanding as usual. The plates are modest portions, but we split a whole bunch of them between the four of us and were filled. tons of wine knowledge, the grappa is delicious, sweetbreads were perfectly cooked, and I always enjoy the duck ragu and pollo a diavolo. Great for an end-of-the-night drink."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Took my girlfriend on our first date here 5 years ago, and last night I took her here after proposing. It's the best pasta in the city and the nicest staff you could ask for."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Overall great food with creative preparations. The main courses were generous, but the pasta dished were too small. I would occasionally have just an appetizer and pasta, but not here."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "dell'anima never disappoints. The food is always excellent, and the service is fantastic. If you are looking for a place with great food that isn't pretentious, this is the place."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "tiny, romantic and delicious homemade style italian. Always get the grilled octopus app and bolognese pasta. also had the duck this time with was excellent."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "From the food to the service to the ambiance, 10s across the board."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "I had dinner here for my 30th Birthday and it was the best dinner to end the day of celebrating. Our waiter was great, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was small and intimate but vibrant and full of life at the same time. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Took my two friends in from San Francisco here for brunch and was really impressed with the food! Perfect sized menu (not overwhelming but plenty of choice); incredibly fresh, tasty pastas; great scones and my "Ovo in Purgatorio" was terrific. The brussell sprouts were a bit too sweet for my liking but overall a great experience and I'd definitely come again!!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We enjoyed our meal very much. We ordered the bruschetta and really enjoyed the shallots and garlic, the others I would skip. The octopus was delicious as was the gargenelli. I would skip the salads as they were not very good."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Food is exceptional, not your typical Italian fare. Even dishes like pasta with bolognese are done diffferently. The sauce is not smothering the pasta, but just accompanying it. At first that does not sound that great, but trust me, the best pasta bolgnese i've had in NYC. Brussel sprouts with cranberries was a great mix of tastes, exceptional."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Best experience and food in the week we spent in NewYork!"
    Dined on 11/27/2013