Great Italian Restaurant
As an Italian, I can state that I Trulli is a great Italian restaurant. It stands above other restaurants in the Murray Hill/Kips Bay neighborhoods. Of the meals tasted, I would highly recommend the fried rabbit, or the ravioli with pistachio sauce.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really good restaurant. Quiet
Really good restaurant. Quiet enough to have a good conversation. Wine was excellent although pricey.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect business lunch
We brought business colleagues from Asia and they loved it. Very attentive staff, owner came over and said hello also. Waiter also made a great wine suggestion which all loved
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic and friendly
A warm, inviting restaurant. There's a reason I Truilli has weathered so much -- the food is tasty, the staff warm and friendly. Italian food -- as opposed to American Italian.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem in all aspects. Food was regionally different and well prepared and served. Our experience for a very special occasion was shared in a very special restaurant.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
overall good experience
we had an overall good experience once we got past the hostess with her "don't bother me, i don't care" attitude". The food was delicious and the service was excellent. we enjoyed the homemade pasta. our only problem was with the hostess and this almost caused us to leave the restaurant. she first showed us to a totally unacceptable table for two in the garden right outside the noisy hot kitchen. we politely refused to sit there. she was disinterested and unhelpful - almost downright rude. we considered leaving at this point because she annoyed us so much, but luckily the manager noticed our displeasure and after waiting a few minutes at the "bar", he was able to seat us. once we actually got to the table, everything went well!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, service, and ambience
The food, service, and ambience were all terrific. Would definitely go back again and recommend.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was recommended by my hotel and it as better than they said
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant never disappoints
This restaurant never disappoints - a cut above most other Italian restaurants in the flatiron/gramercy area.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb as usual!
We had another positively lovely meal at I Trulli. The restaurant week menu was excellent and it is always nice to dine outdoors.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely ambiance - the courtyard
Lovely ambiance - the courtyard is a wonderful escape from the bustle of the city - complete with fountain, greenery and ceiling fans to keep you shaded and cool. The food is beautifully presented, creative, and delicious. The servers are friendly, attentive and professional.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
friendly staff, excellent food, great service, different dishes, a little pricey but well worth every penny
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Italian Gem
I Trulli is one restaurant that truly participates in the spirit of Restaurant Week---giving the diner a real taste of what the kitchen is capable of. The choices were varied, the ingredients first-rate and portions normal sized.
My appetizer, a simple caprese---buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, basil was delightfully fresh. My main, zuppa di pesce, was delicious. Mussels, clams and a huge shrimp with its head on floated on the herb-scented, light tomato broth. A separate bowl was presented for the disposal of shells. My peach tart with gelato was a pleasing ending.
The welcome was warm, the service casual but attentive. We will certainly return to ITrulli at regular prices, which are reasonable for the quality you get.
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Exceptional cuisine, service,
Exceptional cuisine, service, hospitality. True Italian cuisine with amazing home-made pasta & desserts.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to eat
As always, a great place to sit and enjoy your meal. My only problem and it's not usual here, was the server rushing us. I would say, give us a few minutes and the server would say"take your time" and come back 2 minutes later. I like to look at the menu and decide, not be rushed into something I don't want. There wasn't a line out the door, there were plenty of seats. Other than being rushed to order it was very good.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent pasta dishes. Some of the best I've had in years of dining out. The saffron dumplings with pistachio sauce was superb!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite place for clients
We are always made to feel welcome. Thanks Nicolo.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great date place
Great food, superb service and exceptional ambiance combine to make his the ultimate date place.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for a birthday celebration and were not disappointed. We sat outside in the garden area which had a really nice ambiance. Food was really good, cocktails were a little on the pricey side but good, and the service was great. this was our first visit and we would definitely go back again.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I Trulli's food is awesome
I Trulli's food is awesome and it cannot be compared to other mainstream food or area restaurants because they are really more about fine food than serving a cattle call of tourists... They are very attentive and have a clear handle on how to make italian and serve it with distinction
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a visit
Consistently excellent Italian food with pasta made in house (you may see Mama making it behind the bar during the day), with tables spaced far enough apart that you can hear your companions speak and a lovely covered outdoor space.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I TRULLI, THE PLACE TO BE
EXCELLENT AS ALWAYS! WE ALWAYS LOOK FORWARDS TO DINNER AT I TRULLI AND WE HAVE BEEN COMING FOR YEARS. THANKS FOR BEING THERE.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yum! Everything fantastic. Meatballs, caprese salad, baby calzones. Great outdoor space....indoors.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
How Can You Go Wrong With Italian?
Italian cuisine is a safe and usual choice for many. This place does not disappoint. This is my second time here at I Truli and this time I was in charge of finding a place to celebrate a good friends birthday. My birthday friend and his wife are true foodies and have travelled the world for good food. It was their first time here and both were impressed with the quality of the food. This place has struck a cord with them to label this a special place to bring someone. From a first date place to a romantic 40th wedding anniversary. The wait staff was very helpful with wine pairing with your entree choice. This place has the best Tiramisu.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although we have been dining
Although we have been dining at I Trulli for years and always enjoyed it, this week's dinner was one of the best meals I have had in recent memory. The warm owner and staff, the excellent pasta and the outrageous wine list made for a perfect evening!! Check out some of their aged red wines which the owner serves with a reasonable mark-up.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant, reliably good spot
Pulpo appetizer was good, not great, as the texture of the octopus was a little rubbery. Cavatelli was similarly not great - too salty and not quite as good as expected. But it is a lovely spot with good service. Nice place to bring out of towners who might want something a little less frenetic.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary in NYC including a fabulous dinner at I Trulli. We were able to eat in the rear patio and enjoy the beautiful weather and decor. The food, wine and service were exceptional.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a Favorite
i Trulli has consistently been a restaurant where I know the wine is great, the food is always interesting and delicious and the service and ambience are consistently enjoyable...a great dining experience each time I go.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Fare, Splendid Wine
I started with the chickpea fritter and goat cheese, which caused me to fall in love instantly with iTrulli. The Wild Striped Bass was so delicious, and the mint pesto went well with my Brunello di Montalchino - Casanuova 2008. Dessert was the show piece of the meal; I had the Panzerotti, which are Nutella filled calzones. Truly are memorable dinner.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a stand out
Great food, lovely place, friendly staff. What's not to love.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried & True, Always Good
i Truli and it's delightful owner Nicola have been outstanding staples for this neighborhood for many years and the high standards have never waned. we had not been back in while and were impressed to find quite a few new offerings that were all terrific. The list of Italian wines is one of the most extensive you will find anywhere and fairly priced. The room is very warm and comfortable, there is a big open fireplace between the two main rooms and a charming back back garden patio. Great for groups or cozy dinner for two.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The specials were wonderful and the waiter was very helpful.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Have dined at I Trulli many
Have dined at I Trulli many times over the years. Have always found it good but pricey. This time, my wife and I went for the pasta dinner with wine accompaniment. Still pricey, but the food was terrific, and the unfamiliar Italian wines were well-chosen. It was the best meal we've ever had at this restaurant and worth the cost.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
I chose this restaurant primarily because of it's southern Italian cuisine which I grew up with. And I wanted to introduce the cuisine to a visitor from Slovakia. Needless to say the Orecchiette with rabbit ragu was excellent paired with the Massoferrato Rosso. The panzerotti dolce were like moms.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite restaurant....No joke!
Every year, for our anniversary, my husband and I come here! The food is always amazing, the wine list remarkable, the service top notch! It's our favorite special occasion place!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fine Italian Dining
I have dined at I Trulli several times. The food is authentic and very well prepared. It might have the largest list of Italian wines in town. The owners have an Italian wine store acrosee the street. The restaurant has a charming garden for outdoor dining in season and a warming fireplace for the cold months. It serves what I would call upscale Italian food without the ubiquitous red sauce invading much of the menu. The staff is experienced and helpful. The rooms are moderate size so you do not feel closed in at all. I have found their pasta exceptionally good.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Italian dishes at I Trulli
The Italian dishes at I Trulli are never less than good, and sometimes they're outstanding. Getting only outstanding courses for a full meal, however, is chancy. Stick with pastas and you probably won't be disappointed.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, good service, good wine in a nice atmosphere. I would dine here again.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Underrated Wonderful Venue
My wife and I have enjoyed several wonderful evenings at this neat little Italian Restaurant with one of the best unique wine lists I have ever encountered. The server who waited on four of us this past week was as good as there is. He knew the food and he listened to our requests, questions and comments attentively. We had one gluten free requirement which this place specializes in satisfying. The Sommelier worked to honor my requests in type and quality and easily, coolly and professionally he quickly picked up on the fact this visit had to stay within a reasonable business budget. The food here always rivals places with much higher prices, and the atmosphere and people are just way above the crowd. We look forward to our next visit.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently a quality spot. Small, fun bar. All the classics and always a few new dishes.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
My family loves i trulli. The food is classic puglian. Hearty and plentiful, with flavor as keynote. Winelist ranges from good values to trophy bottles of barolo. Fixed menus are full servings and excellent value, very italian style. Service is fine, but I would prefer it one notch less formal, more in keeping with the warmth of the room. It is a family owned restaurant, and we always see one of them there. It is very family-friendly if your kids love food and have decent behavior, they are made welcome and treated as guests.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my second visit to this outstanding restaurant, my group of 4 each ordered a different item from fish to pasta to steak, and all where excellent! Wine list was mostly pricey but good variety, will be back and so will everyone we bring there! Service needs to be mentioned also, very attentive and unobtrusive but friendly.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of our favorite places in Manhattan. The warmth of the hosts; the service of the staff, the wine list; and most of all the food are among the best in the city. If you are looking for an Italian restaurant with authentic regional foods this is the place. The garden room is lovely and they can accommodate large parties comfortably. Great regional wine list too.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had the pasta special, was very good, love the bread basket, manager, hostess and servers are very friendly. wish they would have more vegetarian pastas.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I Trulli is definitely a neighborho
I Trulli is definitely a neighborhood gem. There are lots of interesting and delicious starters that can easily be shared-notable among these are the panzoratti and the burrata. The fish entrees that were tried at our table were all wonderful and cooked perfectly. Among the desserts we had the chocolate cake and apple tart--both were excellent and freshly made. Wines were available by the bottle or glass and what we had pleased everyone. The restaurant treated our table to Moscati for dessert being that several of us were celebrating anniversaries. This was a lovely added touch on their part. No one at our table ordered a pasta dish but we are looking forward to trying these next time we go.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always an enjoyable experience. Food, service, ambience all make for a wonderful meal.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Midtown Italian
I Trulli is a lovely quiet restaurant with delicious food. I had the hand-made orecchetti which was perfect. Admittedly my husband likes my lasagne better than the restaurants but he may just being nice... The whole dining experience was lovely.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant was overall
The restaurant was overall excellent, but a bit tight and overly busy. The wait are buzzing all, yet our waiter never paid attention to us. The wine list has very few affordable choices.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't miss it.
I Trulli is a long time neighborhood gem but since it's not on an avenue you may not easily notice it. Take the walk on East 27th Street and discover this fine family-owned Italian restaurant. The service from coat check to servers is friendly and personal, and it is clear that fresh ingredients are used and prepared with imagination and care in the kitchen. We'll be returning and you shouldn't miss it.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Italian Gem
We heard about this restaurant from the best thing I ever ate and had to try it knowing that we love pasta so much! Popular restaurant with amazing food, we loved the orecchiette. Service, food and experience was outstanding!
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM