Da Raffaele - NYC

4.8
356 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Da Raffaele's is a warm and inviting Italian restaurant.
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CarrollC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An innovative chef, a warm and lovely room. So happy to have discovered this wonderful restaurant.

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LucaR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raffaele always delivers - great food, attentive service and a very nice experience

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KKJo
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place to take my friend for his last dinner in NYC before moving out of state. He wanted to order one of everything on the menu - the choices were so good he couldn't decide.
The martinis were tasty, the wine divine and the food exceptional. I will be returning again with others before my friend comes back to visit.

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MichelleG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I make sure to dine at Da Raffael every visit to NYC. Authentic, incredible service and delicious food.

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vipTK719
New York Area
321 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian restaurant! Wonderful mixed salad to start. The monkfish was simply divine. And the dessert crepes were fantastic. Excellent service and very reasonable prices. It’s definitely worth seeking out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique dishes you are unlikely to find at other Italian restaurants. Like having dinner at a neighborhood place off a small piazza in Roma.

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AlyseC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must go to this restaurant! Raffaele is the sweetest owner and his good is delicious and service is amazing. The ambiance is so cute and intimate and the neighborhood is so cute. Pay him a visit!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! Every visit - he never ceases to disappoint!

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vipPostman2019
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening - food, service, ambience. We look forward to returning.

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vipTimS
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We noticed that they were having issues abiding by the NY State mandated covid regulations, including overcrowding and too many non-diners waiting without masks.

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vipTimS
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall this was an incredible experience and so glad we found Da Raffaele. The food was glorious and we loved that the chef/owner was so attentive and present. Our only concern was that there appeared to be far too many people seated inside. It was well above the 25% requirement, and was probably even over 50% occupancy.

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vipLaurenW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tables are spaced out safely for current Covid restrictions. We were offered mini arancini gratis with our bread, which was a nice surprise. We ordered the stuffed artichoke hearts for appetizer and they were delicious. The pasta was fresh and tasted homemade. Dessert of cannoli was also very authentic and delicious!

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vipHawk
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of the chefs was not wearing his mask in the kitchen until I told the owner. This is unsafe and would prevent me from returning to the restaurant.

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vipOwen
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Fabulous food. Chef was very visible and engaging.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Perfect, From Food To Service 👌🏻 Definitely Recommend 🙌🏻

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BruceH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most personal of service. A classic Italian restaurant with the chef owner offering his suggestions, his service ,and his only too happy changes to an order to please his clients. A little jewel on First Avenue near the UN.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food as always, and good outside dining option.

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vipBobb
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent, nicely priced food and wine, however, place is a little noisy even when not crowded, and service is a bit haphazard. That said, definitely worth a visit!

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vipLisaD
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

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vipTerryD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little neighborhood place. Excellent food and service.

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vipDMJMS
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite neighborhood restaurant. Outstanding food and service. Go there!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!!

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vipAleksandraR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good Italian food and very pleasant service! Ended up being a bit on the pricey side but still ok for NY standards. Really liked the atmosphere and will definitely go back. Had the duck breast and some tiramisu, both very recommendable.

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Natasha
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy the great food and friendly service at this establishment. The lamb chops and monk fish are to die for!

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vipMelissa
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, great presentation and great service!

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vipEric
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience !!

Great food, atmosphere, and service.

Well recommended.

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RBJL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was excellent but service was very rushed and unattentive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy and affordable place

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Nick
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Da Raffaele is one of my favorites in the area near the United Nations. The menu has a good selection and is authentic Italian. The service is friendly and efficient. The pappardelle ragu is very good. Restaurant is very suitable for a business lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden Gem in NYC. Owned and operated by authentic off the boat Italian who sources his own fresh foods daily and makes the pasta fresh. Price wise for NYC I have yet to find a better value meal for what you get for the price. Service is impeccable and very attentive. Many specials in addition to the regular menu that are all delicious. Ricotta Cheesecake and Pistachio Tartuffo to die for. If you haven’t tried it I strongly recommend and don’t think you can be disappointed.

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giuseppel
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my wife and I come to New York 3 to 4 times year and I feel this was one of my best dinner , not necessary to go on the Amalfi coast

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place offers a large variety of fresh food. I liked dining here. The employees are always very welcoming, pricing is convenient and the place is always neat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Da Raffaele the food is excellent and authentic Italian. I order for start baby artichokes smoke mozzarella and dry tomato, superb combination my wife order Pappardelle whit lamb delicious. We will be back to try much different and different food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Raffaele is Superior to everything .

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vipCrez
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, all levels were outstanding. The food was delicious. Grilled Boar chop was a first and will repeat if offered. Can’t wait to hear the truffle season offerings.
Gem of a place. Very user and good for a nice romantic dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Da Raffaele is very authentic Italian food. I have linguine whit Manila clams and pesto. The only place I have eat this combination was in Genova .The region for the Pesto . Bravissimo

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Scungilli Fradiavolo cooking perfect, not many restaurant have anymore. My wife order lasagna Bolognese with besciamel superb better than Bologna.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I always enjoy whatever we get. Great atmosphere and always nice to see Rafaelle there working hard. He’s such a nice guy!

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YaelR
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Old style Italian restaurant and I mean it as a compliment. Quiet, friendly service, excellent food. Will definitely adopt it as a neighborhood spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem . We are so locking to have this excellent restaurant in the neighborhood. I am eating to Da Raffaele and the food and the service never disappoints me. Home made pasta is cooking perfect.

FAQs

Da Raffaele - NYC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 895-9849.

Da Raffaele - NYC is rated 4.8 stars by 356 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.