Il Brigante Restaurant
Il Brigante Restaurant

Il Brigante Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilbrigantenyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122850222
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 12:30pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can prepare all our dishes for catering purposes.
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant can be reserved for private parties, up to 50 people seated and up to 70 standing.
  • Private Party Contact: Il Brigante Restaurant 2122850222

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beekman St
  • Public Transit: Fulton St (2, 3) Fulton St (A, C, J, Z) Fulton St (4,5)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Il Brigante Restaurant
Il Brigante Restaurant was created with the goal of replicating some of the tastes and traditions of southern Italian cuisine, using the freshest and best quality ingredients to make simple and authentic Italian fare.
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Il Brigante Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)fit for foodies (10)great for lunch (8)notable wine list (7)special occasion (7)kid-friendly (6)good for groups (6)romantic (6)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • A beautiful summer evening !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything was great: The ambience,the service and the food. We never had such a good pizza.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    mponweb
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    If yuo want to have a taste of good Italian food, this is the place for you. (Don't miss parmigiana and affettati as appetizers)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HerbwymVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Wonderful food, interesting menu. Glad to see comeback from Sandy
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    jefflissVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Very authentic feeling Italian restaurant downtown near South Street Seaport. Wine selection is limited but it works. Menu has a great selection of appetizers, salads, pastas and entrees. The lightly fried calamari and shrimp appetizer was terrific!!! I chose the linguini with shellfish in a white wine sauce. The pasta was wonderfully fresh as was the bread on the table. The service was very attentive. I plan on making this a regular stop for me.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Il Brigante
    BruceVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    More like an Italian Italian restaurant than any American Italian restaurant I've been in, which is to say the food is excellent and the service is warm and friendly. They were closed for a long time after Hurricane Sandy, but we were very happy to find that they were just as good when they re-opened. We've been there many times, and will be back. (It's also right near the Seaport but not in the thick of tourists and noise).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Short Walk from the Seaport
    eproofreader
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Just a short walk from the craziness and crowds at South Street Seaport, this little restaurant was a fun find, which we chose because of its high ratings on several sites and because we were able to make a reservation. We got there 1/2 hour early but they accommodated us. Food was excellent but service was lacking; despite being a very small restaurant, we felt we were forgotten a few times. Save room for dessert ... it was terrific, especially the Cassata and the Gelato. And cappuccino was what we would expect for a NY restaurant. Overall a nice experience for our family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot
    richard
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I love Il Brigante for being a nice neighborhood spot for Italian food. It doesn't come off as a highly touristy place even though many tourists may wander in. Solid food, nice staff, and EXCELLENT prices for NYC. NOTE: no liquor / beer & wine only.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KingVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    this is my third time there,everything is good ,one thing i would say is the host can be better,for some reason this time is total different,not as friendly as like before I'm was there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canceled my Rez w/o telling me
    tinafeyVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Good thing i called to check my Rez. I really think this place has potential and maybe they're still trying to work out the kinks after re opening. The pizza was fine. How bad can you mess up pizza?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • July 4th by the Brooklyn Bridge
    NYDiner
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Mostly chose Il Brigante for its location close to the Brkln Bridge and the Macy's fireworks that night but was very pleased with the whole experience. Dinner with my wife and 2 daughters was a delicious find. The chicken and sausage dish was savory and the Italian red picked by our waiter was an excellent compliment. The canolli was terrific as was the decaf (sorry you espresso fans).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    foodgloriousfood
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Il Brigante is an unexpected surprise. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We were sampling portions of each other's dishes and the dessert (rum cake) was to die for!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - Long Waits
    KappaxVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Great Food BUT food took over 40 minutes to be served.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food in warm environment
    valdo
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great authentic Italian food for reasonable price (from an Italian)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 36 reviews are from the Il Brigante Restaurant reviews archive.
  • A Comfortable Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The Shrimp appetizer, eggplant parmegan were very good. The steak was awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great little place
    YorkshirePete
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We needed a restaurant 'last minute' during a city break to NYC. We picked this place becuase of the good reviews and location - close to the amazing buildings in lower manhatten. It didn't let us down - great location, great good, great staff, busy but with quick service, and at good price. We would definately come back here on our next trip to NYC!!!! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicioso!!!
    josedlunaVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Great place to meet with friends and enjoy amazing dishes... they also have a great selection wines.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot in South Seaport
    Vicki
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Although not a large restaurant, Il Brigante was able to graciously accommodate our party of 10 who were in town to celebrate a family wedding. The service was outstanding, the food excellence, and our guests found it to be a very warm welcome to New York.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday
    Annette
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Went there to celebrate my birthday with baby and 10 friends and had a great time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep this to yourself
    TobuscusVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I sort of wish I wasn't doing this review because now everyone is going to be there. It's a small restaurant and if you go after the usual dinner crowd, it can even be romantic. The food is fantastic and it's worth it to get a schedule of when they are doing lamb chops! Lastly, the staff there is fantastic and they are actually Italian!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Accoustics are difficult
    nynyVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Tried to dine with friends but tables are quite close together, and acoustics are challenging, so a loud neighboring table can make it impossible to talk with your party, ruins the experience. Restaurant staff was impervious to the issue; after we spoke with them about a really loud adjoining table with a yelling mom and kids, asking them to intervene, they made a veiled attempt, problem was never solved. Be prepared to yell to be heard with your party, police loud guests yourself, or in the end choose another venue. Truly sad bcs we wanted to love this restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When I dine at Il Brigante,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    When I dine at Il Brigante, i feel as if I'm dining at one of my favorite trattorias in Florence. all thanks to Alessandro from the cozy Florentine feeling. Grazie Mille.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome back.
    BruceVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    They recently reopened after Hurricane Sandy had shut them down for months. It was as though they'd never closed: The food and service were great, just like before. It's adjacent to the Seaport, but away from the tacky tourist traps. Really good, authentic Italian cuisine, and a great wine list.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MUST GO
    sweetsp
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Food was great, however very pricey. I love how they celebrated my birthday. I'm so glad that I found this restaurant. It is a most go too. The owners were very friendly. Despite the Price the food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Spot in Wall Street
    JasonKeatingVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Definitely a recommended spot to eat at if you are in the Financial District. Had a very nice, quiet dinner on a Sunday night in February. I imagine this place is even more vibrant during the summer, so I am excited to go back when it gets warm out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service is good,
    tennis
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The food and service is good, great for us as we are local. Our biggest negative is that it is a very physically COLD restaurant due to there lack of a good door.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian In Seaport
    AAMI71VIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Great food. Authentic. Wonderful waiter, spoke Italian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Seaport Find!
    LgreenVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Very cute little restaurant. Food was excellent! Love the brick on the wall. Makes it feel like a very homey comfortable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice little neighborhood Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Very casual, but great service and good food. Recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Virginia
    VA186
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Loved the restaurant rustic look, takes me back to Italy. The service was great. The host was very attentive and the food portion were very generous. I usually go out a lot to eat and I definitely can say that this will be one of the many places that I will revisite in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Welcome back!!!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    So glad to have our favourite little restaurant open again after it was damaged by Super Storm Sandy!!!! Supported your 'take-outs' when you were shut, but prefer being able to come and share the ambiance and the love in person. As always great food, great wine list and warm, welcoming atmosphere!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great to see it back after Sandy
    4MikeyT
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We were dining only a moth after the restaurant had reopened after Hurricane Sandy. The food was fabulous and great value and the service faultless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We LOVE coming here. Always
    luv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    We LOVE coming here. Always a great meal! Love the pastas and the pizzas!!!! They always make such a huge deal over birthdays - this time we were celebrating 2 - it was so much fun! Another great time was had by all!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, with fabulous
    247foodieVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    Excellent food, with fabulous service in a delightful NYC casual space. Consistently good!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    We loved the ambiance of this restaurant. We went when they were just opening at 12:30 for lunch. Our food was delicious. We will be back on our next trip to NYC. Our waiter was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and excellent service.
    Chappiemom
    Dined on 8/20/2012
    Great food and excellent service. I was in town for work and dined alone on a Monday night. I was not rushed or ignored. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Great location in the financial district/ Southstreet Seaport area. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our 3rd time here
    luv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2012
    This was our 3rd time here in the past 3 weeks. No complaints at all. Great food, and really nice size portions! Pasta with pesto, rigatoni with eggplant, pasta with meat sauce, gnocchi, and pizza - all were delicious!! This has truly become a favorite restaurant of ours!! We are looking forward to our next meal here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we were a group of 14 and
    Bianca
    Dined on 7/29/2012
    we were a group of 14 and we all loved the delicious food and the attentive service, all good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had just been here a week
    luv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2012
    I had just been here a week ago, and liked it so much - I came back with a friend and my son. Everything again - was great! My sons pizza, our pastas and eggplant appetizer were all delicious! This restaurant is definitely a good find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we've eaten here three times
    247foodieVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    we've eaten here three times in two weeks during nyc stays. it remains a fabulous find, with great food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were celebrating a birthday
    luv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2012
    We were celebrating a birthday - there were 5 of us. When we got there it was very crowded - but our table was all set up and ready for us. Food was great - pasta, calamari, eggplant, pizza & dessert - all were wonderful. Be sure to tell them if you are celebrating birthday-everyone comes over to sing...very fun!! A good time was had by all - we will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic