4 diners . 4 different meals. All excellent !! Highly recommended.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our 2nd time at Rana. The food, from appetizers to desert, was just to die for. The service was excellent!!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food,but extremely loud.
Go at an off hour. With more than 20 people in the dining room it is impossible to carry on a conversation. Our server was very sweet, but not 100% on top of things. 15 minutes after I ordered a gin&tonic she came to the table to tell me they were out of tonic. Then she asked if I'd like a vodka & seltzer? I told her we were in the Chelsea Market, there were about 50 places to pick up tonic, why didn't she send someone out to get some. She looked at me like I was crazy & replied, We don't usually do that, but I could ask my manager. I said, yes, ask your manager to send someone out, please. The manager--after my boyfriend complained--gladly agreed to comp the drink. Food was good.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a truly authentic restaurant in Chelsea Market. Highly recommended. Most servers very familiar with Italian and how each dish has been prepared.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice rustic space in a fun part of town. Pasta is great and as they make it there I. The shop you can take some home too
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even if its a bit pricy, the food is excellent. I would recommend for anyone who want to have the dinner close to meatpacking and then hangout in one of the roof tops in the neighborhood.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would definitely go back....and recommend to others!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian....right place to be at
Although it is expensive, the food is amazing. The portions are small, but worth it!
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious...well sauced and seasoned. I will return again!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came back to Rana because we enjoyed the food so much when we went there in April. It was early and the weather was beautiful so we asked to sit outside on the sidewalk. After a bit, our waiter came by and wished us a good evening in Italian. I looked up and much to my surprise immediately recognized Luca Manfe from Master Chef! My wife and I watch the show all the time and Luca has always been one of our favorites so this was quite a thrill. He was so personable and gracious, posing for pictures and chatting about the show without giving anything away, obviously.
The food was great once again, my daughter especially enjoying the chocolate ravioli dessert. I would recommend this place to anyone even if you don't get a celebrity waiter!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noted for pasta
The pastas are quite good. My wife had a prosciutto ravioli that was simply excellent. Our first visit I had a lobster mezzaluna I really enjoyed. The second time I had squid ink linguini with clams that was good but a bit salty...even for seafood. The side order spinach with golden raisins and pine nuts is excellent. Service was good on both occasions but the restaurant was surprisingly noisieier on Thursday than on Sunday.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pasta was delicious and I have every intention of coming back.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great homemade pasta , very
Great homemade pasta , very reasonable price, very nice atmosphere without being pretentious ! Great service highly recommend !
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
No disappointment here!
We really enjoyed this resturant. We had friends in from out of town and the experience was fun. After walking the High Line it was a great end to the evening! Everyone's food was good but the service was excellent!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Family Experience
A nicely packaged experience. Rana specializes in hand made pasta and uses their recipes to showcase their product. I think they nailed it. Simple enough dishes to appeal to the kids, complex and authentic enough to appeal to the adults. My family loved the experience - and that is all I can ask for.
In our case, we had a young Italian man as waiter and he was shy, yet very helpful and friendly. There is a bustling ambiance so don't expect a quiet, romantic spot. There is plenty of space and they have a rear exit into Chelsea Market. If you love pasta this is a must-go-to in Manhattan. Great desert's, too.
Entertaining and we all felt happy when we left.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I felt I was in Italy!!!!
Food was amazing! We started with prosciutto melon and fig (delicious!!!) the kids had pasta bolognese and ate the whole thing. We ordered prosciutto capeletti with sage butter and it was amazing I dream of going back to have dinner there. Amazing place great service and the BEST italian food true to their origin.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best for the pasta, which
Best for the pasta, which was absolutely superb. The minestrone soup, while very interestingly presented, was too infused with sage, overpowering the other ingredients. But the tagliatelle bolonese was miraculous.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Italian dinner!
My husband is Italian and when he says 'excellent" it's realy special! We were a party of three with 3 different entrees and each fantastic. Leave room for the chocolate ravioli desert, it's one of a kind and worth the indulgence. The atmosphere of the Chelsea Market is trendy and restaurant is casual with great atmosphere. We had an early dinner at 7:00 pm when it's fairly quiet but by 9:00 pm on Friday it's packed and noisy so don't pick this for a romantic setting - go for the food and the area! The only complaint wasthe bottle of Pinot Grigio being served warm - nearly room temp and the waitress didn't really get it that Pinot Grigio should be served cold but she did put it on ice. The wine wasn't a deal breaker but was dissapointing.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We tried both the different types of the fried raviolis (one savory for an app, and one sweet for dessert). We also had the grilled cheese to start. We both ordered pasta as our main course - I had a pasta covered in cheese and a lemon tagliatelle. Both were excellent. Our waitress was having an off night but the manager was very kind and tried to make up for any problems!
Overall a great time!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, great service, great wine, great date.
perfect birthday dinner.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh Pasta with delicious
Fresh Pasta with delicious sauces, a great place when in the area of Chelsea Market or walking on the Highline, Causual and friendly , perfect for a group or a couple.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I will return!
Pasta was delicious and cooked perfectly.
Interesting menu and a fun place to spend your time.
Service was excellent and very attentive
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great vibe and even better food!
Had a great experience here for dinner. The ambiance is really nice and lively, and the food is excellent. The spinach & marscapone ravioli in the Parmesan bowl may be my new favorite dish...ever! Good for groups or for a date. Definitely will go back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
fabulous pastas, cooked to perfection! lots of other good bites as well--great for sharing. in fact i'm always jealous of someone else's plate so sharing is a must! and try to leave room for dessert--loved the watermelon granita and panna cotta with succulent cherries.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
la comida es espectacular, he estado 2 veces con mi esposa y siempre salimos contentos por la calidad de la comida. L ultima vez fuimos con amigos y cada plato que probamos fue delicioso. Las bebidas alcoholicas son buenas, pero no excelentes como la comida. Es un buen sitio para pasar con amigos, un poco bullicioso si esta buscando compartir un momento romantico.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The place is quite nice, but too noisy for me. The food is the best part, amazing! Loved it!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't wait to go back. Please
Can't wait to go back. Please open one in montréal!!!
Everting was perfect. OMG the food!! The raviolis......
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food,great quality. right price food and wine. to be back soon
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always with some friends
My husband and I are always going to Rana with some friends. The pasta is always amazing and the restaurant it's a kind of place that you can go with your family, friends, kids...etc
We love this place specially because is located in Chelsea Market, our favorite spot in town.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner with friends!
Came here cuz we were in the area, my second time here, dinner was fantastic, everything was delicious and the wine was great!
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
great all around!!! highly
great all around!!! highly recommend the spinach ravioli!!! love this place!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our party of six had a delightful
Our party of six had a delightful evening. The food was excellent. Our server, Moe, was spot on, perfect. Wine was awesome. Although we were not part of an "event", the Event Coordinator gave us great suggestions for ordering. We will be back next time we are in NYC.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always delicious pasta!
The homemade pastas are fantastic, and the service impeccable.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time lasting impression
Vibrant energetic rustic space with awesome pasta selections and standard NYC prices in Chelsea Market walking distance from the High Line. Not to be missed.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, small portions. Pasta is amazing. Will not disappoint. There are only about 4-5 other food options besides pasta, 1 meat, 1 chicken, 1 fish which always changes.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Relax and enjoy!
The food is wonderfully prepared. Our waitperson was tremendously accommodating. Soup of the day, salad, pasta dishes, all cooked to perfection. We even substituted one of the pasta shapes! A bit noisy, but that comes with the territory these days. Highly recommended.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had to make a last-minute reservation for dinner on a saturday night at 8pm. With few options, Giovanni was one of the only places that could take us. It was a pleasant surprise to find a cozy yet spacious dining room, filled with delicious smells and eclectic decor. The charcuterie plate (small) was a mountain of extremely fresh italian meats, a great value that was more than enough for 3 people. Even better was the tagliatelle bolognese, with house-made pasta and a rich ragu. The ravioli in a baked cheese "basket" may have been a bit silly, but one bite of that crisp cheese shell had everyone sold on the dish. The only thing this place is lacking is a waiter who knows his or her wine; excusable given the quality of the food.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
great pasta and so-so rest
love giovanni rana pasta. buy it for home in florence and buy it for here so was curious to try restaurant. braised beef ravioli and porcini mushroom ravioli were excellent, lemon tagliatelle w fish was just good. Very disappointed in appetizers. Fun atmosphere for lunch if you're out showing your tourist friends around the meatpacking district.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
every time a good time
I take many of our guests here. They all love it. The food is good, the ambience is good, the location is good. That's also why I like it for lunch when I'm with guests from Europe (High Line, Chelsea Market...etc). Good spot. Will definitely return.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not the Ambience I had imagined, but the food was amazing...waiter was super knowledgeable as well and recommended some great stuff.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
love the pasta!
the pasta was amazing! we shared dishes and had a delicous
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pasta, Pasta, Pasta
I had been to Giovanni Rana once before, and thought of it when some friends wanted to walk on the HighLine. The food, mostly pasta, is excellent, as is the ambience.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pasta was so light and delicious!
Pasta was so light and delicious! Just like being in Italy.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great space. V good food, service excellent. Will goo back.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect. Outstanding server!! Wonderful experience!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Large tables allowing for
Large tables allowing for an easy group gathering. Friendly swrvice
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food great food
Homemade pasta is to die for and worth the money not sure about the white truffle 92 dollar plate but every other price was very reasonable. Didnt get any bread but it looked good, they ran out of three different wines but the substitute was still very good. Very rich food and worth the sit down. Only bad note on entire meal were the tables numerous interlocking tables that were small and more leg room is needed.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rustic Ambiance Good Food
We were served by the manager who was excellent so our service was impecable. Food was good and wine list very reasonable. Good place to go with friends, as a regular, not sure its a place for a romantic dinner. Has that rustic, good food kind of feel.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very eager to clear our plates!
Very eager to clear our plates! The restaurant was not even full and the wait staff was hovering. Made the dining experience uncomfortable.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Pasta- Service!
Every person from waiters to busboys were extraordinarily pleasant , efficient and polite. The type that is more often found in higher priced restaurants - thats why my outstanding rating. The level of service and the quality of food far exceed the price point. The pastas ( there were 4 us and each ordered a different one) were cooked to perfection and perfectly portioned.
Try the bolognese and for desert (better share) try the chocolate ravoli (or called something like that) you will die! LOL
Worth it on many levels. Enjoy
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM