Went there for anniversary. The atmosphere was most pleasant and the waitstaff was helpful and friendly. We wanted to take our time and we were not rushed at all.
The food was phenomenal.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Different and Delicious
The restaurant was terrific. Everything was wonderful and exotic tasting.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice spot for family brunch
There aren't a lot of places that take reservations for brunch. If you have more than two people, planning a brunch can get tricky. We've been to LArtusi once before and had a great time so when we were getting family together, we thought, LArtusi! Its classy and quiet and the food was outstanding. We had some fancy folks in the party and they were summarily impressed by the location, so definitely count that as a win. There was an enormous amount of food, the pastry basket was a hit and our water glasses were always filled, although I think the staff was a little thrown off by our party of 9 (I was informed that this was not standard so not entirely their fault). Great experience, coming back, especially to impress/entertain!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
One Size Fits All
If you love Italian food and Italian wine, you have found a gem in the West Village. A perfect place to have a nice dish of pasta and a glass of wine, or to indulge in decadent wine and a five course meal. One size fits all!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is very good. Very noisy, especially if you sit downstairs. Upstairs the noise level is a little more acceptable. I have been to this restaurant at least 5 times and have noticed food courses come out very slowly. Service staff is very friendly.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another amazing meal
We eat here regularly, and try to bring friends who haven't been before. This time, our friends loved the food and the service. Butter lettuce salad, chicory and anchovy salad, and roasted peach salad as appetizers, orecchiette with sausage as a middle shared course, and then delicious fish main courses. Plus a huge side of the roasted potatoes - they are a must! We were so full, we only ordered one dessert - the chocolate budino - and it was amazing. Great Service from a team of professional, friendly servers. A wonderful evening.
8/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing NYC meal!
The food and service here was absolutely wonderful - everyone should try this place!!
I had written in my Open Table notes that it was going to be my boyfriend's birthday and the restaurant had a candle in his cake without me saying a word - so impressive!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The tagglietelli pasta with white Bolognese sauce was one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had. But I had to scream w my dinner date. Why oh why do these great places have to ruin the dining experience with deafening spaces.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing, As Always
By far, this is still my favorite restaurant in NYC. A must.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We discovered this restaurant 3 years ago on our first visit to NY. It was recommended by a server in Gramercy tavern, if I thought I could find her again I would would give her a bigger tip! Since our first visit we always return when in NY some times twice a trip. Food is always amazing and service is very friendly. Wine list is big, interesting and reasonably priced. It is by far our favourite restaurant in NY
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing. Never disappoints
So good. The pastas are amazing. Fresh and creative with great wine. This is one of my top NYC places to go. Unique!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fourth time dining here
This is a wonderful restaurant with great food and service. My daughter orders the spaghetti and plate of cheeses every time and tells me that it is the best that she has ever eaten....and she has eaten around the world. The housemade crackers that are served with the cheese are amazing. I have never been disappointed with any of the fish or pasta dishes and the salads are always excellent. They have great drinks and an extensive wine list. We will be back!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Innovative recipes and food prep
Ingredient combos are winning. eg, cauliflower had roasted lemons, olives and pine nuts. Curiously, the Market Salad (described as greens, feta, beans and walnuts) lacked even one walnut! Our waiter was equally stumped. Filleted fish portions served with skin intact - perfect texture. Don't miss dessert; The Italian 'Budino' is a twist on French 'Pot de Creme' in a good way! And thats not whipped cream with the signature Olive Oil cake. It's Creme-Fraiche mousse: Refreshing to the palate and the experience.
Was worried when led upstairs from active bar-level. But loft-level tables refilled beyond 10:30 PM. Never felt secondary. Consider angling the mirrors down a bit on upstairs walls, so diners have a view of action in the room.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went to L'Artusi for my birthday dinner and we were very pleased - the food was great across the board (salads, starters, pastas and proteins) and they went out of their way to help us celebrate bringing us prosecco when we arrived and a scoop of sorbet with a candle at the end. It is a bit loud and feels a bit like a 'scene' but the food is worth it and this is my favorite of all of the related restaurants (dell'anima, L'apicio, etc.)
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved it. Very Nice place and very good food. I recomended
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My go-to Italian
Have now been several times and continue to be impressed. Extremely consistent -- ranges between very good and excellent. I honestly don't understand the comment on portions. Every time I go someone in the group comments on how LARGE the portions are. Perhaps some of the reviewers are comparing it to olive garden. L'Artusi executes on a wide variety of items (well-balanced salads, crudo, pasta) and has some excellent desserts, particularly the olive oil cake. This is one of the three restaurants in NYC that, if it closed, would make me cry.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing service and food
Our server was amazing. She really helped make the meal a great experience. The food was delicious and the menu was wonderful. Great spot!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for my birthday dinner and it couldn't have been better. Terrific food and wine list and while most reviewers said how loud it is - we sat upstairs and didn't feel that way at all. Although, downstairs was really crowded so perhaps that could be the case there. Will definitely go back. Thanks for a great experience!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Pasta portions.
I admire a restaurant that can make pasta in the right portions. I don't like being served a plate of pasta the size of my head so eating at L'Artusi is refreshing. All the dishes are amazing. One small note for the restaurant. Go light of the salt! The garlic bacon pasta was too salty.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and wine were superb,
The food and wine were superb, the ambiance warm
and appealing. The service, though, left much to be desired.
The waitress had attitude with
a capital A, and couldn't wait to street us.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place, love the scene and dinng in the kitchen! Pasta was amazing
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Living in NYC surrounded by great food you should never go to a restaurant more than twice. I have been to L'artusi four times and will probably return again. The atmosphere is energetic and the service never fails to impress me. My glass of water has never been fully empty. The food portions/entrees are a bit on the smaller side for what you would expect when you think 'Italian'. It does not leave you uncomfortably full. Pasta dishes there are done right texture-wise, al dente mixed with seasoning/flavors that gives it a distinct crunch (such as croutons and fried garlic bits). Last but not least, (one of my favorite desserts) we finished off the meal with the olive oil cake was not overly sweet nor heavy. Highly recommended!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
An entertaining night, great food and excellent service. I sat at the counter facing the kitchen (my choice). Very fascinating to watch every thing come together in such a fast-paced, hectic environment. I had the Ricotta cheese special, the Chicories salad. the Gnocchi pasta and the gelato/sorbet dessert. Mixed in those selections a soup and ravioli sampler courtesy of the kitchen (much, much thanks). The wine choices I left to my fabulous waiter and he did not disappoint. In fact, there were no disappointments at all. I highly recommend L'Artusi.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place had a great vibe
This place had a great vibe and the service was outstanding. I loved it.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten at LArtusi' on several occasions and they never let me down. The meal was exceptional and the service great,as usual.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
We made a reservation at 9:30pm to this restaurant. When we got there, they did not have a table ready for us just yet (it was pretty busy there). They offered us an alcove at the bar, which we took. They were so accommodating to us, even offering wine and cheese on the house, as a gift for us being so flexible with seating. This place really knows how to treat its customers.
Not to mention, the food was absolutely delicious!
Thank you L'Artusi for a great dining experience.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best of NYC
I've said it for years now and I stand by it: L'Artusi is the best restaurant in NYC. The service is always impeccable, probably the nicest staff in the city, the food is magnificent (take my word for it whenI say, get the chicken) pasta dishes are exceptional (my favs are the garganelli and the carbonara when they have it) The sides are wonderful (brussels sprouts for me) fantastic cocktail/wine/beer menu. Get the hazelnut torta for dessert. I'll be back again soon, and looking forward until then.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We live in the neighborhood and go to L'Artusi for special occasions. The food and service are always perfect!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
ITALIAN TAPAS...WHAT COULD BE BAD!
I was only recently introduced to this west Village gem...where you get to taste a host of small plates of perfectly, inventively/
prepared dishes. The wait staff is great, the noise level is not disturbing. It is an experience that keeps bringing you back.
Will be back soon :)
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleased but Cautious
Food was excellent and we were not rushed at all. Menu is strange in that it offers neither tapas or full size dishes but something in the middle. The tagiatelle rabbit dish I ordered was delicious but way too spicy for me and had to send it back. It was not mentioned on the menu that it would have any spiciness associated with it. The waiter took it back and did not charge us for it. Overall it was a good experience and plan on returning but this time asking what's in the dish.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
went for a bday and everything was delicious, especially the carbonara pasta special and the mushroom appetizer. the waiter was very attentive.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful neighborhood gem
Wonderful neighborhood gem indeed, almost don't want to say too many good things as that always make it impossible to get into a great restaurant, but alas, I can not lie, it was a lovely time and the wait staff and the bartenders were awesome as well. I'll definitely be going back!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was good, service was fine. But the wait, despite the reservation, was very long.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Snazzy Italian in the West Village
Very friendly elegant contemporary Italian restaurant. Excellent wine list and very helpful, not in your face
staff. The pasta, cruel, salad, steak were all first rate. Only complaint was the noise level. You couldn't escape the high level of noise. Too loud to be considered intimate. Overall, though a very nice experience .
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
It checked the boxes, but no WOW
Ambiance was great, and the food was in the upper tier of good, but there was nothing about this restaurant that gave it that WOW factor. I definitely don't regret our meal and experience there, but with all of the restaurants in Manhattan, it didn't have that hook that will make me go back. The wine list, however, was exceptional. I couldn't stop reading it even after the food came.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic NYC Meal
Chose L'Artusi for our Saturday night out on a weekend away in NYC and were not disappointed. It was a nearly perfect meal...
The mushroom dish was so good we could have ordered 2 more for dessert.
Service was wonderful as well.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed L'Artusi. The gnocchi and other pastas were fantastic as was the fish. Our server, Lisa, was attentive, friendly and helpful. We'll definitely go back.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, the service not so great. Our waiter seemed harried and impatient. He did not explain the menu very well.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be back
Went there for a birthday dinner on a Monday night and the restaurant was surprisingly crowded. Service was very good, food was even better, and the ambiance was the cherry on top. Definitely recommend to a friend - can't wait to go back!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my NYC Favs!
Honestly for years this place has been one of my favorite NYC spots, and it didn't fail this time. Food was amazing, service excellent, great vibe - you feel like you're in a NYC restaurant for sure. Portions are the perfect size - read: smaller - so that you can order a few things and not be stuffed. Two of us shared two cheeses to start, over cocktails. Then we each had an app, a main or pasta and shared a dessert. Everything was fantastic and they didn't rush us so we were truly able to dine. Love this place!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Portions are on the smaller
Portions are on the smaller side but that's always fine for us because we are less concerned about quantity and more concerned about quality and selection. Like many places in NYC, it's not a large space so be prepared to sit close to other diners, but the food is very good and it's an energetic atmosphere in a good way. Reasonable selection and fair prices for NYC. Food was prepared well and service met expectations.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is very interesting and delicious. Our waiter was excellent and very knowledgeable about the wine list. My only complaint with LArtusi is the noise level, it is difficult to carry on a conversation with your dining companion.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, difficult wine list
The food was great and priced normally. The wine list was organized by Italian region without much helpful information regarding the type of wine you could expect in a given category. I don't mind asking for guidance but it definitely makes it harder to choose unless you've spent time researching Italian wine.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
L'Artusi always delivers an amazing dining experience. It is by far my favorite Italian restaurant in NYC. It's intimate and perfect for a date. The service is top notch and the food is terrific. Love the spaghetti.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was just outstanding. Olive oil cake all the way.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
A truly amazing dinning experience at L'Artusi. Food-salad, crudo, pasta, char and chicken- was outstanding. Service was friendly and knowledgeable.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
L'Artusi is L'Artistic
Wonderful find. Succinct but varied menu and preparation clearly well thought out. Pastas particularly memorable, lamb gnocchi is knockout as is the chicken dish
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Based on the reviews, we had high expectations for L'Artusi and were not disappointed. We started with a nicely dressed chicories salad, which was large enough for two. As a main dish, I had the charred octopus with olive oil, lemon, chilies, fingerling potatoes, pancetta, and olives, which was very tender and flavorful. As a side, I had the cauliflower with anchovies, olives, and pine nuts--also delicious. My husband raved about his dish, the pasta special with chicken ragu. We told the waitress we were there to celebrate my 60th birthday and she sent over their signature dessert, a chocolate hazelnut torte with a praline crust accompanied by a salted caramel gelato, which was to die for. In sum, everything was top-notch!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and great cocktails,
Great food and great cocktails, Delicious Pasta! will definitely come back.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food here is amazing! The homemade pastas cant be beat, the hanger steak, crispy potatos and short ribs were outstanding. I highly recommend! My favorite new restaurant!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM