I Trulli

4.5
2107 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
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Opened in 1994, Nicola Marzovilla's warm and welcoming restaurant has been a favorite for more than 18 years for those in search of hearty, delicious Italian specialties. Its celebrated menu draws on the regional cuisine of the Marzovillas' homeland, Puglia. Nicola's mother, Dora, prepares hand-rolled fresh pastas daily. The restaurant is famed for its all-Italian wine list (expertly selected by Marzovilla), and the adjoining Enoteca offers lighter food and by-the-glass choices as well as a nightly happy hour from 3-8pm. I Trulli is a popular destination all-year round: diners can sit by the glow of the main room's rustic fireplace in winter, while in the warmer months are treated to the lush splendor of one of Manhattan's finest outdoor garden spaces.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Mon-Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm


Dinner: Mon-Thurs 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Fri 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sat 5:00pm - 10:00pm, and Sun 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 481-7372
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nicola Marzovilla
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Catering
We celebrate all your special days and celebrations including: Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Communions,etc. Please contact Merrie Nell Spence, our event coordinator, for booking events@itrulli.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lexington and Park Avenues
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Street parking is available after 6pm. There is also a parking garage nearby.
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Number 6 train to 28th Street and Park Ave. South
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Special events & promotions
Call for a details and reservations at 212.481.7372.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

I Trulli offers an array of group dining options for parties of 12 or more. Menus include chef’s antipasti selections, multi-course tasting menus, wine dinners or menus customized for your event. Private and semi-private dining is available in one of our dining areas for parties up to 160.

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Sun 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Mon - Sat 5:30PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 2107 People Are Saying
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Phoenix
15 reviews
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i Truli is one of my favorite restaurants. I was sorry to see the open air patio enclosed, but things change and there must have been a reason.

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k
New York Area
68 reviews
4.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A great evening !! Wonderful service, friendly staff, and EXCELLENT fare !!
Thanks for a delicious evening 😍

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GK
New York Area
3 reviews
1.0Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

We have been big fans of i Trulli but last night was beyond disappointing. We asked three times for the air conditioning to be turned up but it never was, and we have to assume it was broken and they weren't being honest about it. People were visibly sweating through their clothes, and it was impossible to enjoy the meal under those conditions.

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s
Denver
3 reviews
3.0Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

No air conditioning. Too hot to enjoy the food. The menu was very limited and there was only one special. Perhaps the chef was on vacation. Wait for cooler weather.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went for our anniversary and it was lovely. We made reservations for 5:30 on a Saturday which turned out to be unnecessary, but better to be sure right? We had the place to ourselves for half an hour or so and the staff doted on us. The food was awesome. The Malloreddus is exceptionally delicious comfort food with an elegant touch, but my wife had the artichoke jalapeño crab pasta dish and it was AMAZING. I highly recommend this wonderful cozy little slice of heaven- get there early and get a table outside in the courtyard and you will have an evening to remember I guarantee.

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j
New York Area
8 reviews
5.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I Trulli never disappoints...great food, great outdoor dining and beautifully quiet!

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AG
New York Area
5 reviews
5.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to try new foods, especially Italian. The food from Puglia is especially wonderful and new to us.
We are going to Puglia next month , and I Trulli is a wonderful ristorante to sample what we expect there.
Highly recommended

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RS
1 review
4.0Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I love this neighborhood gem. Good food, service, ambience.

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JL
Orlando
1 review
5.0Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service and a fun atmosphere! We will be having dinner here again!

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f
1 review
5.0Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian restaurant specializing in the cuisine of Puglia. This neighborhood gem has a lovely garden in the warm months and an atmospheric fireplace in cold months.

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LD
New York Area
14 reviews
3.0Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We were there during restaurant week...the menu offered a choice of 3 courses for $42 ( very reasonable) with the option to add a fourth course for $10 additional. The $10 course was only a half portion! I also ordered the swordfish Milanese which was most definitely NOT swordfish! Somewhat disappointing...probably won’t go back.

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OT
New York Area
37 reviews
4.0Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

Watched as the mother of the chef made homemade pasta at the bar. Fantastic! Heirloom tomatoes with buratta also super good.

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LV
New York Area
2 reviews
4.0Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Walking to the back, we passed orechiette being made for the next day's batch of rabbit ragu. I had it for lunch, and they were toothsome and tasty. My companion had the tagliata, which was quite tender and flavorful. The choices for Restaurant Week were varied, given that the lunch main course could have been a primo (pasta) or secondo (meat or fish) piatto. The burrata appetizer was creamy and complemented the perfectly ripe tomatoes, while the vegetable fritto misto was amazingly light. Service was friendly, and present without being over-bearing.

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AA
1 review
5.0Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must go to! Having traveled to Puglia and sampled all the cuisine there, I Trulli hold up very well. Get the Salmon Milanese as an entree and you won't be disappointed. The ricotta cheesecake was also delicious. Very close to the one my grandmother makes. I would say this is the highest compliment. The outdoor area in the back was beautiful and you will definitely feel as if you were transported out of the city.

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CP
1 review
5.0Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, I Trulli never disappoints. Lovely food, lovely service in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere.

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S
New York Area
87 reviews
4.0Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Interesting preparations and delicious food. My husband had the restaurant week menu. His appetizer was a fritto misto - lightly breaded and fried vegetables. He had the roast chicken entree, a generous tasty selection. We shared his tiramisu dessert - one of the best versions of tiramisu that we’ve ever eaten. I had a plain salad - mixed lettuces and tomatoes. It was very good. My entree was the cod prepared with roasted fennel and vegetables. A nice portion and well prepared. The service seemed a little slow at times. In all, it was a pleasant evening.

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
4.0Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty and good value on Restaurant Week menu - liked the octopus and meatballs and tiramisu

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DL
1 review
5.0Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant Week menu options were great. Food was outstanding, wine was memorable, service staff was friendly, and the place was beautiful.

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RL
New York Area
5 reviews
3.0Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great pasta (as expected since they make their pasta on premise) but everything else falls a little short. The octopus in the pulpo salad tasted a little fishy, the tiramisu is old school and heavy, with a bit too much coffee liqueur. Service was attentive and friendly and the back patio would be great if the weather is nice.

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Charlotte
12 reviews
5.0Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and the staff was tremendous. Went out of their way to accommodate us. Really great!!

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M
New England
6 reviews
3.0Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very disappointing. Went there in the beginning and was always a special treat. Food now just mediocre, though the bar is still excellent for oysters

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b
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this neighborhood favorite....started eating here in the 90s for business lunches, now I love to go with my family and friends...my daughter and her friends who live and work in the city!

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PG
1 review
5.0Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I already wrote a favorable review on Trip Advisor

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JW
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great wine list. Super under rated food. Best corn soup with lobster i've ever had.

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AG
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came to this restaurant particularly because we are going to Puglia this Fall. We asked specially for Pugliese cucina, and also, ordered the wine from Puglia.

We enjoyed everything immensely. The staff was extremely knowledgeable regarding Puglia and the type of foods we will encounter., and, of course, Puglia, which completed our evening. Buonissimo e Bellissimo!
We planned to go back to I Trulli again, before our trip.

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AV
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Are overall dining experience was excellent. Leonel was a great waiter. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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J
New York Area
26 reviews
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our first time here. Ambiance in the garden room was wonderful. I found the food to be inconsistent. The focaccia was superb and our appetizer and wines were very good. My husband enjoyed his swordfish, but my pappardelle with lamb sausage was excessively salty. Sorbetti for dessert were delicious and refreshing.

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SJ
New York Area
8 reviews
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is fabulous! Tasty! My only critique is that is became unpleasantly warm by the time we were finished eating.

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

I Trulli definitely knows how to make decent Italian food. Generally speaking one of its highlights is the lovely warm ambience. But the night we went everyone wanted to sit outdoors. Unfortunately the result was a chaotic din outdoors while the indoor seating was almost empty. We ordered a bottle of wine early after arriving. The wine never arrived. The waiter never recalled that we hadn't ordered. We kept asking other waiters if they could get us our wine, but even though they seemed interested in pleasing us, the wine did not come.

We finally got our bottle of wine after our food. Really pretty unacceptable in my book for a high end restaurant with very pricey food. No one checked on us throughout the meal. We had to hail the waiter down a few times to get our bill. Not sure the situation would have been improved by moving into the fairly empty indoor area. Then i was afraid the waiters would NEVER look at us.

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NY
New York Area
88 reviews
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

After 20 years, food still stands up very well and the garden is lovely setting in the warmer months. The crowd is much older than many other restaurants, so doesn't have the same vibe as it once did

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the sound level was excellent after the management turned off the loud and inappropriate music

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CT
Detroit
15 reviews
3.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good homemade pasta and very good service/informative. I ordered the meatballs and it came with bread under them. I would have asked for the bread separately had I of known. The bread was so soggy. We ordered 2 appetizer portions of pasta rather than 1 full portion for only $2 more. Well worth it.
Ambience was nice.

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s
New York Area
51 reviews
4.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Portions a little on small side compared to price but it is NYC.

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N
New York Area
50 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Si mangia bene in questo ristorante! You eat well here. The most important thing is that it is consistent. I Trulli has been here for twenty years, and the food, especially the pasta made by the owner's mother, if authentic and innovative. Their wine list is also excellent and affordable, and the owner offers some of the wines from his own vineyard in Italy. With all the trendy places there are in Manhattan, it is good to know that there are some hidden places in the City that remain wonderful and timeless.

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TH
1 review
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food we know the chef and was very impressed. I knew him as a young man in high school my sons friend. He has grown to be a force to be reckoned with! Each dish that came out was over the top. When we visit again we will definitely go back to the restaurant.

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JG
New York Area
10 reviews
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding as always. One of the best Italian restaurants in NYC!

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h
New York Area
12 reviews
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Unfortunately we had bad timing as a wedding was going on in the next room and the noise level was unbearable!

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p
New York Area
24 reviews
4.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was very relaxed, food and wine were very good. I would totally recommend this place.

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SK
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went there for a Italian restaurant week.
The food was delicious!
Only thing was that the food that I ordered was with the description of chicken, broccoli rabe, and sausage.
When it actually came out, it was with potatoes and not with sausage..
It was delicious but no explanation was ever given to the difference in the menu and the actual food.
Regardless, it was a good restaurant with good vibe (especially outdoor)

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KS
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the atmosphere. The service was excellent, not rushed, very authentic. The owner stopped by our table several time, he is warm and funny. We had a wonderful time and did not leave intil almost midnight. Would love to go back.

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