Villa Mosconi
Villa Mosconi

Villa Mosconi

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.villamosconi.com/
  • Phone: 2126730390
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Pietro Mosconi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Giovanni Ghezzi 2126730390

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bleeker St. and Houston St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Villa Mosconi
Villa Mosconi is a family-run restaurant located in the heart of New York City's historic Greenwich Village. The restaurant has been serving the same great food under the guidance of the Mosconi family since 1976 at the same location on MacDougal Street between Bleecker and West Houston streets. The restaurant offers superb authentic Northern Italian cuisine that reflects the family's origins in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.
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Villa Mosconi reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (39)special occasion (31)good for groups (30)great for lunch (27)fit for foodies (15)romantic (11)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Always a pleasure!
    TKAGMA
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed! There are so many choices, trust the waiters, they know their food & wine.
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  • Excellent
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Whenever we visit New York ............... Villa Mosconi is ALWAYS on the top of our list . The food as well as the food is outstanding.
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  • Outstanding
    Frankie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent food with terrific service, Veal some of the very best I have eaten in years. Service was first rate. Highly recommended
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unremarkable instead of special
    KarenMichigan
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I so wanted to love Villa Mosconi (highly recommended by a friend) but left disappointed. The interior of the restaurant was very dated. The waiter was very difficult to understand and therefore we were not able to clarify menu items or specials. The bowl of soup was extremely large and I was only able to eat half of it. A smaller portion and smaller price would have been better. My friend's pasta was unremarkable other then containing canned mushrooms. My lasagna was not presented well. I liked the taste of it but the sauce was on only half of the lasagna. My husband's salmon was a piece of meat on a sea of green pesto and visually quite unappetizing. Sorry we didn't continue down the street.
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  • Come Home to Eat
    Dave
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Villa Mosconi combines superior Italian regional cooking with a warm and friendly atmosphere that makes every meal a truely great experience.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food
    Gmag
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Was looking for a quiet place for a business meeting nice place a little out dated. Food was great and service was excellent..
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    romantic, great for lunch
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  • Old Favorite
    Mep0198VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We always enjoy visiting Villa Mosconi. The food is consistently good, the service is friendly and it is a comfortable place to sit and relax without feeling rushed to leave.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Cozy
    QueenL
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A warm atmosphere and great, fresh Italian food. Nice wait staff and a homey feel.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey for decent food
    RAD1977
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I came to the restaurant with high expectations. Unfortunately, it lacked the specialness and deliciousness i was anticipating.
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  • Truly a neighborhood gem
    MelMel
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Villa Mosconi is a great find!! First thing of note is that the staff makes sure that you feel welcome and just like you've arrived for dinner in their home. The food is wonderful. Everything you would expect from a restaurant with a tried and true menu, experience and expertise over the years. I would recommend: 1 Try the homemade desserts & limoncello ! 2 Ask for a table in the garden room. It's a great vibe & the room has a glass ceiling.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a traditional Italian Trattoria
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Nothing too fancy, nothing special but it is good food if you wish to have some typical Italian fare in the Village. The ambiance is a bit tired but friendly, and the pasta is very good. You can easily select anything from the menu and it will be the appropriate taste.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great food, setting and service
    HosK
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I go to this restaurant every time I make it to New York. I much prefer the smaller family-owned style restaurants in the village to any of those in time square. Never disappointed, always enjoy going there.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Food was excellent. Enjoyed the sautéed scallops. My son loved his fettucine alfredo. My wife had Chicken endorato and loved it. The service was excellent. The restaurant had a very nice homelike feeling. We completely enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • misterp
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Villa Mosconi is a Greenwich Village institution. Food is very good and service is excellent. Value is excellent.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Villa Mosconi
    Nicky
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Villa Mosconi is a nice family-owned Italian restaurant that makes you feel right at home. The service is great, the food is awesome and you can practice your Italian by conversing with the waiters. I thought that my waiter was very attentive and it made me feel special. It also made me miss my mother-in-law's cooking. I would highly recommend Villa Mosconi to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aweful food
    FoodismylifeVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Service was good. Four star A not. Absolutely no. Quality none. Old restaurant. Expectations high because of four-star rating. We eat in gourmet restaurant, and this was a real disappointment. Steak Bistecca very tough & chewy, spaghetti was even terrible and frozen vegetables. Started with stuffed artichoke - large flattened artichoke watery bread in middle - sorry to say we couldn't find redeeming factor. Overall rating ZERO stars
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    neighborhood gem
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  • a warm welcome for everyone
    SeniorVillager
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Going to Villa Mosconi is like going to a favourite aunt's house. You and your friends are given a hearty welcome and shown to your table. Wait staff is warm, professional and knowledgeable about specials as well as the menu items; food is delicious good home cooking and each course is delivered at respectable intervals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for conversation
    village2village
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The food and service are wonderful, but so is the ambience -- the tables aren't crowded together, so it's the perfect place to dine and enjoy the company of those you're with.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 134 reviews are from the Villa Mosconi reviews archive.
  • Great Italian food
    food45
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This was our second visit to Villa Mosconi. My lemon chicken was cooked perfectly. One of my sons ordered the chicken parm and he loved it. Another son enjoyed the trout. My husband liked the shrimp scampi and my youngest liked the tortellini. The complimentary bruschetta was a nice touch. Our waiter Alex was wonderful and attentive. We really enjoyed our dinner at Villa Mosconi!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh my god the FOOD!!
    wje85
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    When we walked in, I knew without them saying anything that this is, what I would term, an old school restaurant. The room itself has not been updated in quite a while except for maybe the paint which has been kept fresh. But the tile ceilings and banquet room chairs with an ambience of years gone by gave me a questioning pause. And even some of the menu options - this is classic italian food un-modernized which was a little overwhelming for me but great for my guest who lived in Italy at one point and has many fond memories on the North Shore in San Francisco. And then Grandma's tortelli in sage and cream sauce came out. HOLY WOW!! This family business sure knows how to stay focused on the food. And that's what mattered in the end.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Everything, food, drinks, atmosphere was FABULOUS as always!
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Family gathering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We have visited this resturant many times, both for happy and sad occasions. This time there were 11 of us and the experience was great. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and fast...you couldn't ask for more!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Lien
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Reviews described good food & friendly/family-like service; also understatement & a little-bit Old World. Boy, are we happy with the choice. From the moment we arrived (45-minutes early, to get out of the rain) 'til leaving hours later, we were greeted & treated as though we were oft-returning guests. Our waiter quickly picked-up on our style & enhanced our evening with his smiles & patter, plus attentiveness & leaving us alone when he sensed that was our mood. The restaurant was filled with patrons familiar to the staff, hugs & greetings abounded. The room resounded with laughter, story-telling, and good times being had. While large portions usually indicate poor quality, that was not the case. The portions were large and delicious!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Villa Mosconi is the best!!!!
    Limoncello
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The only times that we do not eat at Villa Mosconi when we visit New York is when Villa Mosconi is closed. The food is excellent, the wait staff is fantastic and friendly and knowledgeable. Danny, who is our regular waiter, is the best. If Danny cannot wait on us, Carl is at the ready for fill in for Danny!
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clpski
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I have been to this restaurant for dinner several times and for a private bridal shower. The service is very good and the food is great. The veal dishes are very good and very large portions. We definitely will return
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    Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian!
    Laddie
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Love Villa Mosconi, food is always amazing along with wonderful family atmosphere! Great neighborhood gem!!
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    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leave the gun, take the canollis.
    BJQoolVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Will remind you of the setting of the famous scene from The Godfather. Dependable old world Italian. Good, basic dishes...large portions. Authentic Italian waiters from Bay Ridge? One complaint... way too bright in the back room.
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  • A old standard that still delivers!
    NJDiner
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Have been here.on several occasions. It never disappoints. Traditional Italian American fare is delicious. Service friendly, and experience always a happy one.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charm Galore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    An old school treasure and a perfect place for mom or dad to feed a hungry NYU student.
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  • Villa Masconi - as good as Italian
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Gets. Jerry and team do a great job in making everyone feel like they are going home to Nonna's for a great Italian meal. My in-laws and families have been going to the Villa Masconi for 30 plus years and love them like family from John (previously) at the bar, now Mike to all the staff members including the older staff's children. Go and enjoy and make sure Jerry gets you some Zabayon & an after dinner Zambuca (3 coffee beans for Good luck)! Salud!!
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    neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, romantic
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  • a real classic
    UWSfoodie
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This is a great classic Italian American restaurant. A lot of locals frequent the place regularly - knowing that they will get consistently good food -and large portions. There are no surprises - Chicken parmigiana is just what you expect- and delicious. The pastas are homemade - the palia e fino (green & white angel hair with cream, peas, prosciutto)- is outstanding! The waiters are all long time career experts ( most are part of the family) and will make sure you get anything you want. They can make suggestions if you're not sure which direction to go in. We've spent many happy family celebrations here....and can't wait to go back! The decor is very dated - but who's looking once the food arrives!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • good food
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I have not been there for many years but the quality of food is still the same . thanks
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    neighborhood gem, hot spot, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is very good with wide
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Food is very good with wide variety menu. Service also very good.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mary and Bob
    Pascale625VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Wonderful food and great service makes for a special evening!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good old world environment
    steve
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The service and food was great and the enviorment allow everone to still be able to talk without yelling
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    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We picked this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We picked this restaurant due to its proximity to The Barrow Street Theatre and were not disappointed. The food was very good and the service was outstanding. They have a lot of space in several different rooms and we were seated in the back room, which had the most lovely feel with its glass roof and lights. It could be the area they open up in nice weather for a garden feel. Give it a try.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VILLA MOSCONI WAS A GREAT CHOICE !!
    Diananana
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Not ever being in this part of the downtown area for a show we wanted to find a nice Italian restaurant for reservations close by for after our show. After reading through lots of reviews & comments, we decided on Villa Mosconi. We were not disappointed. We were greeted immediately as we walked in, checked our coats and were seated. The restaurant was about 3/4 full upon our arrival. The service was excellent, the drinks were great and the food was spectacular. We would definitely recommend and if in the area in the future we will definitely go back. While sneaking outside for a quick smoke, one of the women owners came out to check on the falling snow and we had a very nice chat.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. My girlfriend
    12345VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food. My girlfriend and I came here for Valentine's day.. The food was great, it was not to busy, and we didn't feel rushed at all. Also the cannolli at the end was quite good. I 'd also recommend the house wine! We're definitely going to come back to this neighborhood gem. And the prices were decent.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Another great evening
    BettyVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    This is the 3 visit to villa mosconi... 2 in the last 2 months and the first 30 years ago... The food is still delicious home style Italian...The service even better! The vibe remains.. That old world combo of just enough warmth, great food and engaging yet professional service that makes an evening great...
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Red and not so dead
    gadflyVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Traditional southern Italian cooking. A neighborhood prize for years. Spotless. Family run and friendly.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.