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About Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina

Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina brings the passion and commitment, high quality, artisanal pasta to the U.S. in the form of a full-service restaurant, where fresh pasta is made on site daily in a glass-enclosed Pasta Studio, and hand-selected rare and regional Italian products and prepared foods are available to take home.

75 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10111
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
15th and 16th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 370-0975

Website:
http://rananyc.com/

Public Transit:
Subway:
L to 8th Avenue.
A C E to 14th Street.



Bus:
M14 to 14th Street.
M14D to 14th Street.

Executive Chef:
Francesco Berardinelli & Giancarlo Perbellini

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Mon 5:00PM - 5:00PM

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Giovanni Rana Pastificio e Cucina

Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

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Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for a Date (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Fun (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Business Meals (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Have to be honest here, after all the hype I️ was pretty disappointed. Drinks were really weak, food was on the salty side and service made us feel like they forgot about us a few times during the night. Probably won’t be returning unless I’m invited to another pasta making event (those are fun, though!)

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Atmosphere and service were good, food was so so. Had linguine and did not taste as fresh or delicate as described. “Lump” crab was shredded and old. Sauce was very sweet.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food is great and so the wine.
Chairs and tables are very uncomfortable. 20 min into our dinner and our back was hurting.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Took my best friend there for her birthday! Got the pasta with samolina

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Service, food and atmosphere were amazing. We started with some small plates-all were flavorful and fantastic, moving onto to Pastas- freshly made with fresh ingrediants, then coffee and dessert...Great experience, we will return.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Hot Spot, People Watching, Fun, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I am from Canada and was looking online for a place to reserve a table for my friends and family to share a meal following my art exhibition opening in Manhattan. As it turns out, I could not have chosen any wiser!! The food and service exceeded all expectations! Thank you Giovanna Rana!! I cannot imagine returning to NYC and not coming back for a meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Perfect pasta and great service! Beautiful speaks as well. Highly recommend!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The pasta was very good. I highly. Recommend eating at Rana

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 (Brighton)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing mixed plate starter, delicious mains though some more al dente than others. Kids meals small for our kids but they were aged 10 and no kids dessert option.
A great evening all round

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Absolutely perfect

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

GRISEL or GISELLE she was AMAZING. The drinks, my Beets salad, our main entree, all good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was overpriced, and the pastas served weren't fresh. The best thing on the menu was the shoshito peppers; the rest of what we ordered was not tasty.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This is a fun-atmosphere kinda place. The food is good but I wouldn't rave about it. Four of us shared a salad and prosciutto/ parmigiano fritters. Both were good. We all shared four pastas and they were pretty good but again, not raving. I would recommend this place for a very casual dinner especially if you are craving pasta like we all were! Our server was very nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Pasta solid. Service indifferent. Pricey. Cool space.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Wanted to buy some pasta to take home but it had ice on it - frozen! Expected fresh! and the salesperson working at that take-away counter was not knowledgeable enough.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Our server, Miguel was absolutely outstanding! His nowledge of the menu and wine list was spot on. His attentiveness to our needs was a pleasure. I would want his table again next time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Superb pasta dishes, including whole wheat. Best sit-down place to eat at Chelsea Market.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

My husband and I went for his birthday dinner. Admittedly, Italian isn't my first choice for an evening out, however I greatly enjoyed this meal. We had the pasta sampler, 3, it was plenty of food! The food was fantastic, cooked perfectly. We greatly enjoyed the bread, and the drinks as well. Our only complaint is that the servers were not as attentive as we would have liked. We felt like we had to flag everyone down when we needed something.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I come here fairly regularly because of the delicious pasta! This time I got a new one which isn't as good as their other pastas but I always like trying when they have something new on the menu. Definitely this is a must try for pasta (i would do the tasting). It can be really loud sitting outside here during the day but I love that they have a patio

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Vegan, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

This was my fourth of fifth time at Giovanni Rana and I would say this was the first time I got disappointed. The service and the ambience were very nice, the place wasn't so noisy as it can be sometimes. The negatives points were the size of the dishes - which are clearly smaller comparing to my visit last year -, and also the quality of some of the plates we've order. They have a famous parmesan basket that came, this time, not only smaller but also hard and tough to break and to eat. A parmesan basket is supposed to be crispy and not hard as it was. My mother, who absolutely LOVE this parmesan basket, simply couldn't eat it. The pasta inside the basket was ok, good, but the parmesan crust itself was really below our expectations (comparing to what we have already tasted at Rana, in other opportunities).

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

I'm a Rana Fresh Pasta lover, usually buy at supermarket, and this visit was a decepcion, although the food is very good, the food and personal service are very bellow the price...

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Service was poor- was told could pick any 3 pastas for tasting-- and then was served 3 courses of ravioli in different sauces - had to take home a course as was sick of ravioli after the second course had to grab attention of server several times for simple things- no fork and knife on table etc
Although ravioli quality was very good the whole experience was not for my guests and my wife and me

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Nothing exciting. Go if you want pasta. However, the gnocchi appetizer this time was not worth it nor was the shrimp appetizer. Avoid them altogether.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Meh. Could've been very good, I think we had the Sunday night "B team". Our waitress didn't know anything about the charcuterie offerings - was beyond uninformed. At one point we described to her what they probably had and what it would be based on the name of the offerings. Really unenthusiastic, and didn't even pretend to understand the fare.

Drinks were very good, albeit expensive and mostly ice. Pasta was great, desserts ok. Husband ordered a whisky ice cream dish which ended up just being vanilla ice cream for $$$$.

Was recommended by a local "in the know" - I can only assume it's better on peak nights. On a Sunday, horrible value all around.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Our celebration for my daughters birthday was wonderful! The appetizers were delicious as were our. Entrees and wine. We will be back soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, People Watching, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

My friends & I decided on Giovanni Rena for dinner since we received an email offering NY restaurant week special . We were delighted ! Food as well as the service on point We'll definitely be back next time we go into the city .

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

What a great meal! This was my first time at this restaurant. Their wine list was excellent and had a good range of prices. Their watermelon and tomatoes salad was the best thing I've ever eaten. Their pasta really was al dente and extremely delicious. I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Service was very good but the food was nothing to talk about and the cost was too much

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Overall nice location and good menu offering for casual dining

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Truly very good and well prepared pasta, ambiance. Casual, service mediocre

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Pasta was decent but 2 of us needed to ask for more sauce since the pasta was quite dry. The butter sage sauce was very bland almost as if the was no butter in it or it was diluted. A little over priced on some items.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Pasta was excellent. They make their own and about 10 varieties. Appetizers are very pricey.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I had the pork sausage ravoli. They were great and the she service was good.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Went for a date and were treated very well. Polite and attentive service that also knew when and what was too much.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Delicious pasta I had Apple Fennel & Pork Sausage Ravioli my wife had Sicilian Tuna Pasta both very good as was the Kale Apple Walnut salad and gnocchi small dish. Service was very attentive, sommelier recommended a nice wine to pair with our meal. The place is jumping on weekends and bit noisy but we definitely enjoyed it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Booked this place based on reviews - didn't disappoint! Atmosphere was exactly what we hoped for - friendly, casual, rustic, lively. Menu was fabulous & catered nicely to our vegetarian guest. Service was a little slow but our waitress was so lovely & knowledgeable that we still tipped well & left happy. Highly recommend & certainly will be returning - a new favorite!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Food was good but the server was trying to rush us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Food was fine. Not the greatest presentation or execution for $$$. Waitstaff were overwhelmed and flustered and rushing while it wasn't particularly busy. Asked two of us which wine we wanted to drink, and the second I finished my sentence he already ran away to get it without listening to my gf's drink order. Then had to take that separately.
Desserts were nice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 15, 2017

I absolutely loved it here. Amazing appetizers, cocktails, and most importantly the pasta was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

I always love the pasta. The tartare was just ok , and the service was oddly slow. Some pastas are really outstanding (truffle ravioli). I go here often and it's a solid bet.

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