dell'anima
dell'anima

dell'anima

  • 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.
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dell'anima reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (79)fit for foodies (75)romantic (42)special occasion (38)hot spot (37)notable wine list (36)great for brunch (15)late-night find (9)great for outdoor dining (7)vibrant bar scene (6)great for lunch (3)good for groups (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • great place!
    mdmirsky
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    had a great meal here Staruday night with my wife. everything was delicious but in particular the house made fresh pastas were off the charts good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful place - always reliable
    WVneighbor
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food was great, and service was charming! A wonderful spot for a cozy dinner with friends or a romantic dinner - any occasion works. I love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shar
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This meal was delicious from start to fishish. Bruschetta w/ricotta cheese was my favorite dish, which says a lot because everything was so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved It
    Ltrain
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We sat at a high top by the open kitchen. Loved all the action and everything was great, the wine list the staff and the food. We are Italian and know great food and everything we had was great. It is noisy and a little tight depending on where you sit but our family likes that so we had fun. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dell'anima was Wonderful!
    LadydalVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We wanted a new restaurant to try in NYC so went here on the advice of a friend. We gave up our reserved table for a place at the "cooks bar" so that we could watch the preparation of meals. So happy we did. It was facinating and we tried more than we normally would since we could see it being prepared! The waitress was very knowledgeable and helped in our selection. We shared two appetizer size pasta's and had the chicken, which is one of the house specialties. Everything was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Our #1 NYC Favorite
    NYCFANVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My husband and I have been coming here since it opened. It is by far our favorite in the city and we frequent many places. The menu changes fairly frequently and is always great. The manager and staff are fantastic, always makes us fell welcome. This past weekend white truffles were on the menu and the pasta was excellent. Also a must is the short ribs and polenta, absolutely incredible!! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    BrittVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Couldn't have been happier that I got a reservation at Dell'A for our 2nd anniversary. The food was fantastic, notably the octopuss and boar ragu. Tight space, high noise level, but fitting considering everyone is so enthralled with the food, tasteful dining room with 2 bars, great service, overall solid spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jonny
    Jonny
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent ! Recommended by a friend and now I have recommended this restaurant to about a dozen people this week. Pasta closest to eating in Italy !!! Impeccable service and great ambiance. Finished off 2 great pasta dishes with a heavenly chocolate tart with hazelnut ice cream
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good service
    Lbrasin
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had dinner here before going to see a Broadway show. I didn't feel overdressed in my black dress, but you could wear jeans, too. The service was good and the waiter very helpful. We had the arrabiatta pasta and the branzino and they were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below average across the board
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We had been wanting to try Dell'Anima for some time, and finally did so last week. Unfortunately we were unimpressed and will not return. Every aspect of the dining experience there - from atmosphere, to service and food - was off the mark. The space was aesthetically bland, as well as loud and cramped. The service was rushed, unpolished, and impersonal. Oh, and don't bother with any special dietary requests. The food itself was forgettable, not even adequately seasoned. For the same price point you can and will find better and more flavorful food, Italian or not, elsewhere in the West Village, not to mention a better overall dining experience.
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  • Great spot
    sjb1VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Love this place. I always try to eat at the chef's table where they cook right in front of you. Food is always delicious and staff is always great. I have been many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable evening
    nycite
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Try the fish and the tagliatelle. Lively atmosphere which encourages conversing close and gives you privacy in a bustling restaurant full of people. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still a Bit to Learn
    TOFoodie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Service was friendly, prompt and courteous. Good was a hit and miss. First pasta ordered was bland and not spicy as it should have been. They replaced it with a better one. Portions small. No offer of compensation, free dessert, etc. for very bland pasta arrabiatta. Unfortunate for a cute restaurant with lots of competition in NYC.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fabulous!
    love2eat
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My husband and I visited dell'anima on the recommendation of friends in Denver. Our waiter, Ben did a fabulous job of recommending dishes with wine pairings. We sat at the chef's table and looked on as the chef and his assistants put together all the plates and answered our foodie questions. The chicken dish was to die for. We may never eat chicken again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Annie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This is the second time I've been to dell'anima and once again it did not fail to impress. The good is delicous. Simple Italian with wonderful flavors. I look forward to continue going back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    food4me
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    4 of us went. We ordered various pasta's, appetizers, entrees, 2 bottles of wine, and one dessert to share. We shared all the dishes. Everything was incredibly delicious and gourmet. The wait staff was excellent. Attentive,helpful and not over bearing. I would recommend this restaurant whole heartedly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost
    Venice40
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Good food - unbearably noisy which will prevent us ever to return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Definitely Recommend
    bmcdermotttVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This place is an absolute must, especially if you're into Italian food. I had the Charred Octopus, Tagliatelle alla Bolognese, and Pollo al Diavolo. I would recommend any of these dishes in a heartbeat, especially the Tagliatelle. The ingredients were all so fresh and packed some really amazing flavor. Also, the wine list is rather impressive. Perfect spot for a date or special occasion, very friendly staff, and all around a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    brunogn
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I never wrote a restaurant review before but the amount of black pepper in my gnocchi was just outrageous. It was more like Sbarro's than "high end Italian". There should be an "Authentic Italian Food Association" to shut down places like this!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my fave's
    Laurag
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I love this place. It's been one of my neighborhood favorites for years. Food, wine, and ambiance are excellent. Small space, so make a reservation! Excellent homemade pastas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great italian
    WillajaneVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Chaotic and noisy but great food Rustic, simple and creative
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Started off with assortment of the bruschetta dips; wonderful with wine. Beets salad was refreshing and dressed properly. Try the Carbonara, it was made to perfection. The Branzino cartuccio was probably the best prepared and tasting fish I had in a long time. Service was attentive and plates and silverware changed with new course. Small place so book in advance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • peachyss16VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I always love going to this restaurant. The menu is always changing with the season and what is available; a sign of a great chef. I love that you can sit and watch the food being prepared in the open kitchen environment. Super friendly staff and an all-around amazing experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite and Consistently Good
    villagegal
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I always order the same thing but dine with other who order other things to taste. We always love what we ordered while also wishing we'd ordered what someone else got -- it's all that consistently good. Delicious, fresh, ideal food and fun setting whether inside or outside in the back. It has a great downtown NYC vibe. I am always looking for an excuse to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great dinnner!
    nycdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    You know a restaurant is great when the most simple dish is one of the best (bucatini). Also loved the other pastas, and the fish. Will return to try new items and enjoy our favorites again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service, good wine
    CPBP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Service not really up to scratch in my view, but fortunately the food, wine and ambiance (and our company for the evening) were all excellent.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dee--lish!
    suzieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Incredibly different and beautifully prepared dishes. Always ether than great. Noisy, but food trumps it all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 86 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 637 reviews are from the dell'anima reviews archive.
  • A delight
    wendywe
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My peekytoe crab and avocado was a superb marriage of flavours; his carbonara was delicious and light being made with egg rather than cream; the espresso-rum almond cake, not especially espresso or rum flavoured but totally yummy. We sat outside which was perfect for a romantic evening. I suspect it is quite noisy inside. The waitperson was so warm and positive and well informed about both the food and the wine that she really added to the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Every dish is a winner. Homemade pasta melts in your mouth. Seafood seasoned wonderfully. Love this spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!!!
    neighborVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual noisy neighbourhood Italian
    Nycdinnertime
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Small , cozy, noisy but very pleasant ambience. Food is very good, modern, light Italian.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will be back!
    FrenchfryloverVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was extremely good, service excellent, all at a very reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE best
    greatscott23VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Love the open kitchen and love the food....the waitstaff and managerial people are also spectacular. All around amazing restaurant
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!!!
    Northeasterly
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Great experience - fish was amazing and the sides were really lovely. Great service too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    food was good but it was too loud felt like a pub scene
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    Amazing
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Food, ambiance, service etc were all excellent. So glad I finally got a reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Nice
    ChrisVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate