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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.
New York, NY 10111
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
15th and 16th Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
L to 8th Avenue.
A C E to 14th Street.
M14 to 14th Street.
M14D to 14th Street.
Francesco Berardinelli & Giancarlo Perbellini
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Giovanni Rana Pastificio e Cucina
Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina Ratings and Reviews
The food is excellent and so is the service. Two things were not so good, though. The place was extremely noisy (though it wasn't even full) and the temperature was not controlled. They have us a table near the door and we froze every time somebody entered or left, which was every ten minutes, by the way.
It was my birthday and it was the second time I chose Rana to enjoy it with my friends. Food is yummy and on point. Wait staff was a little hovering but overall fine. The vibe is good and since it is in the market, good to walk around in afterwards. I will be back!
The menu on open table had 10 items I would have ordered so we took a chance: the menu in the restaurant Had 1 of those 10 items Service was slow; our waiter changed half way thorough the meal and so the new waiter never brought half our dinner. Food tasted soso; I was very unimpressed and won't return.
This is a very good place to eat. The food was great. The service the night we went was slow but overall it was a good diner experience. It is a litter over priced but then again this is New York City. I did like the decor of the restaurant and the lighting was just right. We did go at night and that brought out the ambience of it.
All set for a Christmas Dinner- booked weeks ahead- it started poorly, with waiter who came and went and came and went, not really that interested in us, so we had to have the manager wait on us- eventually, when we said no one was attending us- then, the meal- nice pasta three plates except that no one told us that they were three samplers, not a main meal, and so we finished feeling starving- and had to order spaghetti and meatballs- I have never had an experience in a pasta meal where you leave feeling less that full, but Rana managed it- then, the manager knew we were struggling with the whole deal and kindly offered us two deserts- ( just) there were 6 of us, but that did not blunt the shock of a 400 Plus dollar bill, that included two cups of hot water- for 5 dollars each- that was the tipping point and we told the manager that we would not pay for such below par service on christmas day, with our family. It totally ruined the experience we set out to have. She was a bit taken aback and slashed the bill dramatically, but even that outcome will not erase the bad taste in the mouth of a pasta restaurant that serves starvation portions and charges royalty rates. We knew that NYC would be expensive but for one meal,???? this was totally unacceptable and I have been telling my friends here to give the place a big miss- it was insulting. It made a mockery of our christmas plans. The only positive that my complaint saved us 300 dollars!!! never had that happen before.
Pasta dishes were okay to good. I would not visit again, but I would buy their uncooked/raw fresh pasta to go and make my own at home. Love their pasta products!
Service was okay, but given the place was empty they staff became helicopters over us, interrupting our conversation a few times to ask us non-urgent questions. My advice to them: learn to slow down and get in sync with customer's pace instead of circling them like a shark.
Lastly, despite my telling the host I had a reservation with OpenTable, which btw they confirmed on their reservation system, they still listed me as a no-show, after which I had to call OpenTable customer service to reinstate my reservation and receive the 100 point award. Staff not thinking or sufficiently engaged in their work?
My wife and I came for Thanksgiving with our 11 old month son. They let us sit 45 minutes earlier than our reservation which was awesome. The server was very nice and accommodating. My son was on the outside toward the aisle and all of the busboys, servers, etc were all stopping to say hello to him. The highlight though was one of the line cooks was walking downstairs and saw him so on his way back he stopped and gave my son 2 fresh strawberries to nibble on while we waited for our food. It was an amazing gesture and one that I appreciate very much. He didn't have to go out of his way so it made me very happy.
The food is also amazing. The prosciutto and Parmagiano Reggiano fritters are a must have and all of the pasta dishes are fresh and cooked perfectly al dente as they should be.
Do yourself a favor and eat here. You will not be disappointed.
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!)
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.
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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