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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

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (13)
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Notable Wine List (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
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Tasting Menu (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We chose to do the flight of 3 pastas. Each one was delicious. The service is not that great and this is more of tourist trap being next to Chelsea Market. Also, the tables are very small and uncomfortable to sit at, especially with the bar across the table legs making it impossible to slide your chair close to the table.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Pasta journey was the way to go! We did 3 pastas for a group of 6 ppl and it was perfect way to taste different dishes and enjoy conversation without being rushed!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was delicious and came out of the kitchen super fast! They give you bread at the table which was also yummy!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Really enjoyed the ‘make your own pasta’ options. Liked them all. Server was wonderful

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

First of all, the meatballs and the wine we ordered to start we're fantastic.
But, be sure to specify food allergies because they don't ask regularly nor are there known allergens listed under menu items.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2018

the only thing I don't understand is the calzone is not on the menu!
why? it's been my 2/3 times there looking for the calzone...

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

It was too cold

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It lowered the quality of food. It does’t worth anymore like it use to be

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Awesome food and the pasta journey was well worth it

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had made a reservation to spend Christmas at 9.30pm, when we arrived they told us that at 10pm they closed. It really was a disappointment.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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?

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Extensive wine list. Pasta was sub-par which is unfortunate for a restaurant specializing in pasta. Although service was good, I probably won’t be back.

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 (London)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great pasta. Good atmosphere. Very nice friendly service.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent Great food music notable was really tasty

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The ambience is so pretty and the attendance is excellent . Try their Squid Ink Linguine with crab, is delicious.

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

Date night with wife

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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Vibrant, fun atmosphere and delicious food! My new favorite restaurant in NYC!

We loved everything from the appetizers to the main pasta dishes to the desserts and wine! Try the truffle ravioli!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was delicious. We had a great waiter, Den, and he was very helpful offering suggestions and allowing us plenty of time to order. The space was big and open. I will recommend to family and friends.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This is my 4th visit and it Is always a great experience. Fresh. Friendly and comfortable. We loved it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Insane prices for bad food and overpriced wine. If you want to pay 130$ for 2 pastas, 2 glasses of wine and a salad, this is your place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Not so great, and probably won't be coming back.
Squid ink pasta with crab wasn't as good as in the past. Appetizer was nice, but meals were just "so so"

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Delicious! Good environment and service! The gnocchi as an entree was spectacular!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Fun
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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.

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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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