I Trulli

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Italian
Opened in 1994, Nicola Marzovilla's warm and welcoming restaurant has been a favorite for more than 24 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 as well as a nightly happy hour from 5.30-7pm .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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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I Trulli is cozy and authentic. The food was very good Puglian (southern Italy), prices are fine, and it's cozy-- no loudness. You can have a conversation over dinner. Highly recommended

JB
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there pre-concert at MSG. Food is always outstanding and Fresh. Love the rabbit dishes and the panzerotti. Wines are priced reasonably. Cocktails are good but a bit pricey for the shelf level. Stick with the wine.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly authentic, high quality homemade food.
I grew up in an immigrant Italian home with homemade pasta and nonna doesn’t disappoint....even the cheeses are authentic from the homeland . An absolute must when in NYC

V
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful warm ambiance, great service and outstanding food !

P
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Went for Valentine's Day dinner and were given a special menu (4 courses, $78) of which the first course was a couple of tiny crostini. I don't know of any restaurant where two crostini counts as a "course". The food itself was sloppy and could not be finished. The manager was called and he offered to replace the food. We said no. The check showed some acknowledgement of the issues and we were charged 50% on ONE of our meals. We went to this restaurant because we know it is an old standard that used to have a glowing reputation. Today there is no attention to detail and no sense of creativity. They are just mailing it in now. We were very disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Door personal was very unfriendly and seated us to the possibly worst table (right next to the AC)

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for their Valentines menu and it was delicious and so enjoyable. There were plenty of choices for each course.

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch and very happy we found this restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. Highly recommended.

DT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I have been to I Trulli many times throughout the years and have enjoyed the food and the experience. This time however, I found the menu uninspiring, lacking in choices and the food merely so so. As some would say, meh. For such unextraordinary food, the prices are extremely high and so the overall dining experience was definitely not worth the price. I have had far superior Italian food at other restaurants in my Murray Hill neighborhood. The service was efficient but very perfunctory. My dining partner and I were hugely underwhelmed.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in all of NYC

G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place when we are in NYC. Never disappoints!

AJ
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything exceeded expectations. Food, attentiveness, atmosphere I will be back many more times in the future

JB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Resto Week menu. I do not need Resto Week to come back again.

P
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ravioli and pasta were above average. Sauces average; need more spice

Chicken Parm was diner quality. Breading thick, sauce and cheese mediocre. $34 price tag completed the trifecta.

Back room was cold and drafty.

Many better quality neighborhood options...at a much better value. Will not return.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I am a google local reviewer and have spent a lot of time in Italy both personally and for work. I have a deep appreciation for Italian food and the various regions. From an atmosphere and ambiance perspective, I Trulli came across as old and a neighborhood place. Don’t get me wrong, neither are bad. It’s just a matter of preference. When my wife and I went it was restaurant week so the atmosphere was a bit hectic and felt a bit rushed and transactional. Our appetizers, the meatballs and the calamari, were both good. Unfortunately, our pasta was mushy, at best, and we had to send it back. Even the table next to us who have the same pasta sent it back. The owner was surprised and a bit defensive and kept saying that it’s supposed to be that way because it’s fresh pasta. I beg to differ. Not the best experience. I won’t be going back.

CG
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The space and the food were quite good. My friend and I both felt that the waiter was rushing us and that was not pleasant. Interrupted us several times when we were conversing

j
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming setting, delightful waiter, substantial portions - try the meatballs for sure. Bronzino was delicious, molten chocolate cake was decadent and the coffee was the best I've had in quite some time.
Go - and say hello to Nonna making pasta at the bar.

SG
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would go back in a flash!

l
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for a Restaurant Week lunch and found it very pleasant. We will be back!!!

K
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal at I Trulli very much. We chose the Restaurant Week menu, so the food was very good and the prices were reasonable. Also the fireplace was lovely, and the service attentive.

TW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable. Food and wine very, very good. The Bar Lady was very knowledgeable, friendly and sincere. A memorable night.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Week menu was delicious! They knew we were celebrating our anniversary and gave us Prosecco and a delicious slice of ricotta cheesecake. Amazing service as always!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve lived in the city for 10 years and I can’t believe this was my first time there. Absolutely perfect experience, from food to service and ambiance. Will be going back very often from now on.

j
Seattle
152 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good.
Service excellent.
Warm/cozy.
Noise level very acceptable.
Would return.

JM
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love I Trulli, and usually my only complaint is how noisy it is. Remarkably, at lunch the other day, it was nearly empty...not good for them, but certainly made for a lovely, quiet lunch. Food was fine, as it always is, and some touches of rose to excellent.

PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food and wonderful restaurant week menu. I really liked the short rib and the décor.

TK
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Very good restaurant week selections.

J
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful dining room with working fireplace. Service was professional and warm, food was good.
Ravioli, chicken parrm, and other pasta was all served to our party, and enjoyed by all.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Went for a casual dinner with a couple of friends. Server was alright, not exceptional but when we asked for Tabasco sauce, he said they don’t have it but there was a bottle right at the counter, which we pointed to. Starters was quite decent but the three of us made the unfortunate decision to all order the Clams Linguine.

Pasta was quite undercooked and barely edible, there was more shells than clams, and the white wine wasn’t cooked off fully, felt like the kitchen did it in such a hurry and the restaurant wasn’t even half filled.

We didn’t make a fuss but when asked we did give our comments politely. However, when the proprietor or the host came over, it felt like he was just doing his rounds (the body language was impatient) and when we explained the above, we could barely got past the “our pasta’s a little undercooked” and he was just going on about how it’s Al Dente - in a condescending manner, like I’ve never had al dente pasta in my life?

I didn’t bother to comment anymore afterwards because he was so defensive, afterall what’s the point. I gave two stars because it was inedible - but I wouldn’t go back there for sure. Disappointed.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Space is nice and staff well accommodating. Will be coming back.

SB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. The staff attentive. It was our first visit and it won’t be our last. We visited Puglia recently, so the evening brought back wonderful memories of a wonderful trip. “Authentic” is the word that comes to mind.

l
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect

JD
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Much more unique choices of pasta and other dishes than most Italian restaurants. Good options for wines by the glass too.

RR
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was friendly, food was good although the portion size for some of the dishes seemed to vary considerably. Handmade pasta was excellent. Cozy atmosphere, located conveniently close to the repertorio español!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in NYC! We sat at the bar and Daria took great care of us 🖤

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicola has created my go to place for real Pugliese (my ancestral region) food. Rabbit, fave e cicoria and great primitivo is all I need. Could use, like all Italian restaurants in the U.S., some grappa barricata. My only wish.

F
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. We loved the ravioli the best. We made reservations for 6 pm then, realized we were running late, I change the reservation time and it was really easy. Parking was fine. We found parking across the street plus we got 20% off since we were going to see a show. The service was great!!!

DB
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Pasta is a must have, planning to return!

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner but the table are close together. We were on a romantic date but the waiter and the food made up for the location of our dining experience. We had the rabbit and it was amazing!

GP
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very attentive service for the most part. Food was delicious. Wine was fantastic. Very happy