I Trulli
I Trulli

I Trulli

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.itrulli.com/
  • Phone: (212) 481-7372
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Mon-Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm


    Dinner: Mon-Thurs 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Fri 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sat 5:00pm - 10:00pm, and Sun 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Nicola Marzovilla
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We celebrate all your special days and celebrations including: Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Communions,etc. Please contact Merrie Nell Spence, our event coordinator, for booking events@itrulli.com.
  • Special Events: Call for a details and reservations at 212.481.7372.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lexington and Park Avenues
  • Public Transit: Number 6 train to 28th Street and Park Ave. South
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available after 6pm. There is also a parking garage nearby.
A word from I Trulli
Opened in 1994, Nicola Marzovilla's warm and welcoming restaurant has been a favorite for more than 18 years for those in search of hearty, delicious Italian specialties. Its celebrated menu draws on the regional cuisine of the Marzovillas' homeland, Puglia. Nicola's mother, Dora, prepares hand-rolled fresh pastas daily. The restaurant is famed for its all-Italian wine list (expertly selected by Marzovilla), and the adjoining Enoteca offers lighter food and by-the-glass choices as well as a nightly happy hour from 3-8pm. I Trulli is a popular destination all-year round: diners can sit by the glow of the main room's rustic fireplace in winter, while in the warmer months are treated to the lush splendor of one of Manhattan's finest outdoor garden spaces.
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I Trulli reviews from OpenTable diners
149 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (78)great for outdoor dining (74)fit for foodies (73)notable wine list (64)special occasion (58)romantic (55)good for groups (46)great for lunch (20)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (4)great for brunch (4)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Good Place to entertain guests
    philsz
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I've eaten here several times now, usually when entertaining out of town guests -- and the excellent service, expansive wine list, and wonderful authentic Italian cuisine never fail to please. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of both the food and the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Onalark
    onalarkVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Returning here after a ten year hiatus. It was just as we had remembered. Food was excellent. We especially liked the ravioli with pistachio sauce. The minestrone soup was very good Our main courses included lamb, pork and pasta. All at the table enjoyed. The wine list is extensive. While many are triple digits there are reasonable options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing spaghetti bolognese!
    Lesm4
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The spaghetti bolognese is amazing. I ordered it for myself and then ordered a take out order for my son who also thought it was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Find!
    Jane
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    After many years of wanting to dine at I Trulli I finally was there to celebrate my birthday. The food and service was excellent and I especially enjoyed Nona making the pasta. It had a homey atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and Consistent
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I have dined here many times over many years. I have brought individual guests and large groups. I Trulli has always provided excellent food, wine and service. Everyone I have ever brought here has been pleased -- some even from out of town have returned on their own. Great choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, not great
    alondonVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was our third visit to I Trulli. Don't need to go back. The menu does not change and choices are limited, especially for people who don't eat meat. The fried pasta dish with chickpeas was a mushy mess. Sent it back because it was unedible salty. The new dish arrived when my dining companion was halfway through her meal. Service is very good - once they get started. But we waited ten minutes to order wine. Typical New York style dining - tables too close together, very loud. Constantly getting bumped, reached over by servers
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Anne
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was my 6th time at I Trulli and it was perfect as always. The table was out in the garden, which is covered for the winter, as I requested. Our waiter was attentive without hovering. The owner came over to ask how everything was. The food is truly inspired and we all cleaned our plates completely. We hosted friends from Amsterdam and they were incredibly impressed with everything. True praise from Europeans! I will be back every time I am in the city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous dinner Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Dinner with a group of 8 people in town for the marathon. Delicious food. Great service. Very friendly atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good food
    Red1
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Been here several,times......very warm and hospitable ambience. Good food and many choices. Wine list reasonable. They honor reservation time have fireplace and garden room if weather cooperates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    GemmyVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Based on the previous open table reviews, I expected more in terms of flavor. The ambience was lovely but the service left a lot to be desired. At most Italian restaurants, even the lower priced ones, if you request a little pepper they bring A resasonablly sized mill and the waiter grinds the pepper for you. Here that's not the case and for me the devil is in the details. The waitress while not rude was just adequate. Maybe I just set my expectations a bit too high? The food was good, at least my dish was because my companion's dish lacked flavor. However, the appetizer was more than satisfactory. I wasn't even inspired to order dessert, which says a lot. Next time, I'll try somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it - returning customer
    NYer
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    When an out of town guest comes in for a meeting I always choose I Trulli. I've never been disappointed, neither has my guest. We had a great bottle of Barolo and a fabulous dinner. The staff is always the kindest and right on top of everything. Highly recommend - and I'm Italian!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Same great food and service
    RAMshooter
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The service was once again outstanding. It has a great ambience and the salads, pasta and main courses are outstanding. We love the place and always bring friends when visiting NYC. Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must STOP for Dinner
    CisterninoVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    When I visit NYC...I don't leave without having dinner at Trulli...a must stop for me!! Brought my colleague and customer and they walked out in love as well. Service was amazing Sophia....we were on a tight schedule and you helped us manage a wonderful experience in time... I will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food
    WVEE
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The atmosphere is traditional, the waiter service is outstanding, the food and wine list are both great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Trulli
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I had not been to I Trulli for several years, and unfortunately it not as good as it used to be. Our group had 3 different pasta dishes; all were good, but not one was great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite
    eatcwVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This is truly the best Italian dining experience outside Tuscany
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, nice back patio
    FoodnServiceSnob
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Had a nice dinner here with an old friend- server was friendly and service was spot on; we had the ravioli as appetizer and it was yum! The short rib looked amazing!!! My lasagna was meh- bland as can be a really it looked like a heap of cheese and meat slopped on the plate- otherwise the experience was delightful, prolly my fault for choosing the lasagna! Enjoy while the weather is nice!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eh
    MamaS
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I was disappointed in the lackluster feeling and food. True, it was a Sunday night, but that's no excuse for a mediocre food experience really. In addition, the electricity breaker was going on and off, creating a starting and stopping of lighting, which was annoying, but no compensation was offered. I have been there before and enjoyed the small, quiet restaurant, but the food had always been very good. One for instance: our Fritti as an appetizer course was supposed to be fried calamari and zucchini and lemon. There were perhaps four strands about 2 inches long of zucchini, and clumps of stuck-together calamari. We said nothing, figuring the chef couldn't see. The meal was no better.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SeanoNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had not been to I Trulli for some time. But after this recent dinner, I am excited to go back soon! The wine list is impressive; and can be explored pre-dinner in the cozy wine bar. The service is friendly but not overbearing. The covered back patio is a fantastic place to dine; even in October. The food was delicious. There was slight misstep on an octopus starter; but the pasta, lasagna, and calamari were fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An anniversary made extra special
    padrinopetrini
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    An absolutely fantastic restaurant with delicious food offerings, a spectacular wine list (many varieties of Sangiovese), and fabulous service. For an extra special touch on our anniversary, we were treated by the manager to two glasses of Muscat. I cannot forget to mention the beautifully quaint outdoor dining area. It resembles the structure for which this restaurant is named - a trulli. And overall this was trulli fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manhattan's Jewel
    thataboy
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Consistently excellent food,🍷,and service.Homemade pasta,traditional dishes,and the regional played are a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marina17
    Marina17
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food is thoughtfully prepared, and the staff was very knowledgeable. Very cozy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a bad meal
    JRLAVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I love this restaurant. Perfectly cooked, honest Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was ok and I would have recommended it but the service was intrusive and clumsy. The waiter almost pulled the bill away as we were signing. I wondered what the rush was?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Disappointing, after finding this in top 10 wine bars. Had a booking and table was not ready. Service was average, menu and food average.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good local spot
    dineandwineVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Went for lunch and had a watercress salad, which was a special, and it was delicious. Also had the gnocchi with broccoli rage, but was a little bland. Other diner had a swordfish dish which she said was wonderful. The wine list is a little lacking, but we choose a chardonnay blend that was nice. Emanuele was our server and he was great and attentive as was the rest of the staff. Overall I would go back, as the service was great and overall experience was good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enoteca I Trulli
    HansiVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Noise level in the Enoteca absolutely deafening. Had to move to main restaurant which was fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gail Spangenberg
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everything about this restaurant is first rate. The food is absolutely superb. I am a discriminating Italian food person and have gone here many times. It's a very high on my list of top priority NYC restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RichofNewYork77
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Fried rabbit? While we had a very nice evening together, the food was average at best. It was once one of our favorites, but we will not return.
    • Food
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  • Fresh and tasty
    FrankH
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Second time for dinner and the food was outstanding. The service was prompt but not rushed between courses and no hurry to get you out after coffee. The lamb chops were fantastic. Pasta always freshly made.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I Trulli is the best Italian restaurant in NYC! The food is extraordinary, the staff is warm, friendly and very knowledgeable, the wine list superb. I only wish I could go every night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Usually reliable, not this time
    Mags1112VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Back courtyard was not open, despite it being a lovely summer evening with great weather. Food was mediocre (couscous tasted as if prepared out of a box, roasted bass was dry and overcooked, salad was much too salty, "unsweetened" iced tea tasted like Liptons powdered tea). Server rushed us through the meal but took forever to bring the check. I've enjoyed past visits to this restaurant but this most recent visit was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Garden Dining
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have dined at I Trulli many times over the past almost twenty years, and each time has been an excellent experience. Food and service are always outstanding. This was my second time dining in the garden. That is an altogether even more pleasant experience -- it is comfortable, behind the restaurant and not on the street, and does create the experience of out door dining in Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Order mix up
    Azabu
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    There were 3 of us and the waitress mixed up one order. So two ate while the third waited for her food. However, the maitre d gave us acomplimentary after dinner drink and vigorously apologized. Thisis our favorite Italian in town so we are forgiving. The tables are too close together and the other diners were LOUD.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Italian food!
    ItalianFoodEnthusiast
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I am Italian and I can guarantee that the food is not only great, but very authentic. The pasta is hand made, always fresh, and it reminds me of the pasta my parents make. Also the 'pugliese' (from Apulia) specialties are just outstanding! We were a group of 10 people and we all loved it. I have been there several times with my wife and the quality is always high and consistent. Also, the garden, for outside dining, is one of the best in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the garden
    JayDVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    On a low humidity night, you can't beat the lovely garden. Yummy food from Puglia with more unique choices than most typical restaurants. Fairly priced wines by the glass. It was a bit loud yet others love the garden too. Later in the evening when the early crowd left it was almost an oasis.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So glad I went back
    FireboxVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Probably the best restaurant week meal I ever had--and wonderful, restaurant week or any time. Expected a very nice dinner - So nice to have had a meal that exceeded expectations
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    eatcwVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I love this place particularly when you can sit outside on the terrace
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic
    Fantastic
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Ambience was great and had a very old school romantic vibe of the place. Definitely somewhere you can go to just relax sip wine and enjoy food with great company.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My wife and I love I Trulli, but at our most recent meal, I found the Italian cuisine terrific while my wife was disappointed. Nothing she had was bad, merely less exciting than I Trulli's usual performance. Even so, we'll return happily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.