Il Mulino Trattoria
36 East 20th Street
New York, NY 10003Neighborhood:
Gramercy / Flatiron
ItalianPrice: $31 to $50
Il Mulino Trattoria
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.ilmulino.com/
- Phone: 2127778448
- Hours of Operation:
MON - WED 11:30AM - 11:00PM
THU - SAT 11:30AM - 12:00AM
SUN 11:30 AM - 11:00PM
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Mediterranean
- Executive Chef: Michele Mazza
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
- Catering: We do catering for both small and large events.
- Special Events: Mulino Trattoria can accommodate up to 150 guests on the main dining room and up to 40 guests in a complete private room.
- Cross Street: Between Broadway and Park Avenue South
- Public Transit: 4, 5 & 6 trains to 23rd Street and N, R & Q trains to 23rd Street or Union Square
- Parking: Street Parking
- Parking Details: Manhattan Parking Group
32 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY (212) 533-0863
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245 East 19th Street, New York, NY (212) 505-7942
A word from Il Mulino Trattoria
Reigning from the Il Mulino New York Family, Mulino Trattoria is now open in the heart of Manhattan’s Gramercy District. Mulino Trattoria delivers a fresh dynamic while preserving the modern elegance of the Il Mulino New York name. Executive Chef Michele Mazza has created a menu that boasts Mulino Trattoria New York’s traditional Italian cuisine along with original dishes that reflect the sophistication of downtown.Continued
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Il Mulino Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since May 5, 2014
- Ambiance3.7Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (53)neighborhood gem (38)great for lunch (27)special occasion (25)hot spot (23)good for groups (21)notable wine list (17)romantic (16)vibrant bar scene (16)great for brunch (9)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
- KateVIPDined on 8/31/2014We went to Il Mulino Trattoria based on a favorable review in the Wall St. Journal and were quite disappointed. The ambiance was that of a sports bar rather than an upscale Italian restaurant. The front dining room where we were seated is dominated by a large screen (as in 6 feet by 6 feet) television that was tuned to ESPN the entire time we were there. There was also fairly loud piped in music. The food was quite good but incredibly overpriced. I ordered the halibut which was $38 and came with no sides. A side order of spinach was another 10 bucks. On the plus side, our waitress was excellent as was the entire staff. There are too many outstanding dining choices in NYC for me to return to this one.
- It you are looking for LOUDOpenTable Diner Since 2004VIPDined on 8/23/2014LOUD is the theme in this trendy, in spot for dinner. 2 of 3 dinner choices were very good, the third should have been sent back. Not my first time here, but will be my last!Special Features:
- abouttown1Dined on 8/19/2014I have been her several times and I have consistently found the food and service exceptionally good. While all the food is expertly prepared, the ricotta meatballs and the pasta with truffles are not to be missed.Special Features:
- Fantastic FoodMikeDVIPDined on 8/14/2014This was my first visit and I was very impressed. The food was fantastic....to be savored. The service was OK....needs some work. Decor interesting. Noise too loud for quiet conversation. I'd return for the food anytime!Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 8/13/2014Quality of food reflected high volume, long wait on stove or heat lamps, didn't live up to reputation or description. Restaurant Week portions more "tasting menu" & overcooked. Servers Not your new BFF.Special Features:
- Delicious food in a modern settingRainbow3feVIPDined on 8/10/2014This Trattoria has food as well prepared as the original Il Mulino. However, the service lacks interest and attentiveness. We were 4 people. Three ordered a bottle of wine and one ordered a drink. The wine arrived and was poured but about 10 minutes later, we had to ask again for the drink. There was no apology. They ran out of breadsticks at 8 PM on a Sunday night an decided not to make more since the restaurant was not crowded. The servers were courteous but did not show the kind of professionalism you would expect in a fine New York City restaurant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- NYfoodieVIPDined on 8/7/2014First time here and did not disappoint... Wonderful interior design with food and service to match... Judy happens to be down the block from the famous " Gramercy Tavern"..Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- TWICE THE CHARMER...DEB1VIPDined on 8/5/2014My friend and I liked it so much the first time, we came back shortly thereafter... Sitting at the Chef's Bar you can see the love 'Ariel' puts into each preparation and his recommendations have been right on each time... we'll be back after Labor Day...Special Features:
- Great food & service!StephanieGDined on 8/4/2014The found was amazing! I dreamed about the barata on watermelon for the next week! The mushroom raviolis, grilled octopus and stuffed calamari special were all exceptional. The staff was great, very knowledgeable and offered us complimentary shots at the end of our meal! Will absolutely go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Service too aggressiveHKPPVIPDined on 8/1/2014The food was great but the service was so aggressive that we felt rushed throughout the dinner. The reception was not very welcoming either. Hope the place will be ran better soon.Special Features:
- First TimeAshleyDined on 7/31/2014Went here because of restaurant week, wanted to try something new! Loved the truffle ravioli, absolutely delicious. Pizza is fabulous too! Noise level was annoying, although of course it was busy. I feel like if they added buffers to the ceiling to detract from the noise it would be such finer experience. All in all I would recommend the place again, the staff was friendly, great food, and cool atmosphere.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Restaurant WeekcaroleecarolieDined on 7/29/2014I came across this restaurant based on a friend who loves the original Il Mulino. The restaurant is very modern and comfortable, a little darker, and definitely was busy by the time we got our food around 7:30pm. Dinner was great, I especially enjoyed their wine selection. Before eating the bar tender was very helpful in making wine suggestions and even allowed me to taste before I made a final decision. Overall great experience, and worth trying during Restaurant Week!Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 7/25/2014The services from the bust boys are very good and the 4 stars all go to them.... the maî·tre d' and the waiter can learn a lot from the lower level workers. The octopus appetizer is very good.. but the quality of food goes down from there in each course.
- Great foodYummyinthetummyDined on 7/24/2014Great food, but spotty service. We had to keep asking for wine from the bottle we ordered bc they wouldn't put it on the table. In addition, they didn't ask if we wanted another bottle after we finished the first (which we did) nor did they ask if we wanted any more drinks. They lost out on additional revenue due to spotty service. The noise level was very high.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- not in keepinghappyeaterDined on 7/23/2014I have been to other il mulinos. The service was very slow amd overwhelmed. The noise level was deafening
- So disappointedLUVFOODTRVLVIPDined on 7/23/2014We were seated promptly for our 6:45 reso. When they heard we wanted the restaurant week menu, they weren't happy. Portions were tiny, and after sitting there for an hour and a half, our main courses hadn't come out yet. After two and a half hours, dessert hadn't come out, so I left without the third course of my prix fixe three course meal. Kitchen has serious issues as it wasn't only our table.
- overpricedeatsoutalotVIPDined on 7/22/2014Overpriced for what it is. Not the Il Mulino of old, trading on the name of a former great restaurant. Prices of entrees not worth it especially when all the side dishes are an additional $10Special Features:
- Trattoria Il MulinoPublicolaDined on 7/21/2014They better get their act together soon or they will destroy the good name of Il Mulino. The noise is not baffled and severely impedes any effort at normal conversation. The server was energetic and eager to please, but was totally undermined by the failure of a colleague, who was apparently responsible, to distribute menus. Also, the kitchen was exceedingly slow, and it took approximately an hour and a half to get our entrees even though it was late evening and the restaurant was emptying out. The food was mixed, and my wife suffered severe GI distress after the meal, probably from the oysters. I welcomed the Trattoria because I have always though Il Mulino was the best Italian restaurant in NYC, but we won't be going back to this one.
- Great Findnewport5VIPDined on 7/21/2014We went to Trattoria IL Molino for New York restaurant week. The lunch menu was very good. There were so many other dishes I would have loved to try but it was a wonderful experience and I will go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Stavros AktipissaktipisDined on 7/10/2014Very nice restaurant with good food and service. Amazing to say.. that the music was great also but noisy room.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- EH???goodfoodVIPDined on 7/9/2014It is so loud at 8pm that hearing your dining companions or the wait staff is really tough! Some sound absorbing tiles would help tremendously.
- Amazing foodChuckDined on 7/9/2014Very accommodating, food is incredible, will take special requests to menu which is hard to find in the city.Special Features:
- good, but......zmanVIPDined on 7/8/2014food is good, but everytime that I have been there ( multiple times), there has been some problem with the kitchen, the service or reservation. They still don't have act together.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Il Mulino is Special PlaceMichaelVIPDined on 7/8/2014Once again you can't be disappointed at an Il Mulino restaurant. Great lunch with a "special lunch deal" that can't be beat. Service is very attentive. Really good pizza as a starter followed by solid lunch with a very good Lemoncello Tiramisu Can't beat this place for a business lunchSpecial Features:
- consistentgramercyfoodie1VIPDined on 7/7/2014one of my favorite restaurants in manhattan with a great menuSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not up to expectationsmarietVIPDined on 7/1/2014We were so excited when Il Mulino opened in the Gramercy area as we had never made it to their Village location. Although everything was good it did not live up to our, perhaps unrealistic, expectations. Everything was good- maybe even very good if prices weren't so high. Just not exceptional. The lemoncello tiramisu dessert was the only item which was unique, delicious and truely exceptional.
- ExcellentFlatironfavoriteDined on 6/24/2014Excellent romantic dinner with that special person in my lifeSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AngieVIPDined on 6/24/2014I wanted a quiet lunch but entered a noisy bar like place with soccer game on full blast. Waited 15 min to order just ok food. The place is understaffed and mismanaged. I'll stick with Il Mulino midtown with very attentive service and expensive but excellent food.Special Features:
- not impressedlipastagirlVIPDined on 6/19/2014the space and decor was great but the food is awful. very limited mundane menu. sweet server who could not easily explain the simple dishes. Most delicious item was the grilled eggplant which was complimentary.Special Features:
- Andjess22Dined on 6/14/2014Delicious but very loud. Service was good. Would go again, just not during the World Cup.Special Features:
- Good foodShell29VIPDined on 6/14/2014We shared a pizza and pasta. Was very good. My husband ordered the veal chop too. Seems like it is more poplar for the later crowd. Our reservation was 8:30pm. Will look forward to returning thereSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Where the noise kills your taste.CupidDined on 6/14/2014If there are brain circuits that can kill your senses, especially taste, when noise levels are near deafening, then this is the restaurant to use for testing. OK, Saturday night had a World Cup match on TV, but I could have stayed at home to watch it. We wanted great Italian food; and this restaurant's chef can provide it. But, the space designer created something like a railroad station waiting area for your other senses. Hard, noise-amplifying surfaces everywhere: all the walls, bare floor, hard chairs, etc.. Conversation even to the adjacent diner was impossible, much less across the table. It is a shame the generally excellent food is presented in such a terrible environment. The prices charged should pay for at least some carpeting.
- Best ItalianNyponyVIPDined on 6/11/2014From the moment you walk into the restaurant you are greeted warmly. We first sat at bar and ordered a bottle of wine recommended by the amazing bartender. From there we were seated at a great table by the window and had an amazing culinary experience. We tried several homemade pastas that were scrumptious. Dessert was the best ever lemon tiramisu. I will go back repeatedly!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 6/10/2014Best lunch deal in NYC and the Lemon Tirimisu is amazing. Great Watermelon Salad, meatballs, and the garlic breads are such a bonus!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- We regret our choiceMlmfDined on 6/7/2014The food was good, but the service and experience was not. It was incredibly loud and our server virtually ignored us. I don't recommend it.
- Always a step aheadNYCfinestDined on 6/2/2014You an never go wrong with this restaurant. From a small group to a dozen this setting works!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food-Great vibe!LaurenTVIPDined on 5/31/2014I have been to Il Mulino on 3rd Street several times and always had a delicious meal so when a friend reccommended Trattoria Il Mulino I was eager to check it out. From the moment I walked in I was impressed with how they transformed the space from the prior restaurant that had been there. It was so open and the decor chic and modern. We were seated immediately and the waiter came over and greeted us shortly after. He was able to answer any questions we had about the menu and made some great recommendations. The food was delicious and I will definitely be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Love it for brunchAnneofGramercyDined on 5/31/2014Four of us had delicious food, lovely service, etc. It was quite pricey. I don't think this location has caught on for brunch because it was rather empty. I've been there previously for lunch and once for dinner. Lunch was equally pleasant. For our taste, and we are older people, it was just too noisy at dinner. But if you like a party atmosphere with a lively bar and loud-ish music -- along with excellent food, this is a great dinner place for you.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 5/24/2014Absolutely outstanding meal! First time at Trattoria Il Mulino and as long patrons of the original Il Mulino on 3rd Street I can tell you it did not disappoint. Everything we ordered was prepared to perfection and like the original, each was a generous portion. The Trattoria offers some different menu items in additional to the old favorites that we had and we can't wait to go back and try them all. Hopefully we'll still be able to get a timely reservation!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Trattoria Il MulinoMy2centsDined on 5/23/2014The food is excellent and presentation beautiful. Excellent variety of choices. Plenty of things on the menue if you are a vegetarian as well. I Only have been there for lunch where the prix fixe menue is very reasonable. It may be the best deal in NYC.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.