I Trulli

4.5
2445 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2445 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance and food was excellent. Service was fenomenal and very friendly.

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vipLorieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian food. The homemade pastas and homemade desserts are amazing! Great value and a great Saturday night

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AmyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been eating at I Trulli since they opened and have never been disappointed. The care and attention that goes into making a great restaurant is evident in everything they do.

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vipHungry
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Consistently good food and service and you can hear. They work to make you feel part of the family.

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jayne
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Expensive. Food lousy - on par with coffee shop food.
Outdoor enclosed garden, with lucite dividers and overhead fans????
Bill was $160 with tip for food and wine. Wine not poured straight from bottle, but from a small carafe, so who really knows what that $15 glass of wine really was.
I had rabbit ragu, which had 4-5 shards of rabbit meat. Awful.
Overall a expensive, lousy meal.

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vipdavidg
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extremely attentive service and excellent food. Courtyard seating a pleasure.

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vipHarrisH
London
44 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Underwhelming. Service slow. Food, fair.

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vipjbe1894
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was disgusting and overpriced. Beyond embarrassed that I actually invited people I care about to a place like this.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great. We had an event to attend with only about an hour to spare. We had our appetizer and drinks almost immediately and our dinner in about 20 minutes. The food was outstanding! What a great experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for my Mom’s birthday dinner. Friendly, great food and wine, gorgeous relaxing back garden, highly recommend!

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vipGourmetFoodie
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the hidden gems on the New York dining scene. Authentic and delicious old-school Italian food. They have an excellent selection of wines, but make sure you ask about the owners Wines from his Vineyard in Italy.

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vipLEMG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The back garden is always a pleasant place to dine.

RL
vipRuthL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a wonderful experience to visit I Trulli. Authentic (and delicious) Northern Italian cuisine with delightful, responsive service. Nice garden setting, good for larger groups or dinner for two.

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vipSusanfromNY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Everything was great.

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AlDpal
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and an outdoor dining area In the back added to a fabulous experience!

JM
vipJMaz
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

When I booked an Italian food restaurant I was surprised to have the full wait staff comprised of foreign nationals (not Italian) that struggled with communications. Not a big deal but unexpected

Food was very good, but at an average of over $100 a person, with 4 people I expected a little better.

Garden is very nice but unfortunately covered to the point where you can't tell its outdoors

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fast, food was great

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i’Trulli is one of our favorite restaurants in Manhattan. Everything is spectacular and you will be treated as family.

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KyleH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great food in a great space. I highly recommend.

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vipliketogoout
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

restaurant week. Fried calamari and salad excellent. we shared two pasta’s. Both free fresh, tasted great. Drinks expertly crafted. Tiramisu very fresh.
very good food.

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tonyd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just a delight to dine in their beautiful garden, which compliments the exciting and delicious food

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vipLisa
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, staff, ambiance - can't wait to go back!

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MichaelM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional as well as the service. Our waiter, leonil was fantastic. As an Italian living in the USA, I. An say this is truly authentic food. It is like eating at home. The best Italian restaurant.

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FredM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Fun bar. The owner is attentive and friendly. I’ve had 2 parties there and all my guests enjoyed it. Some of the servers have been there for years. Great people!

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vipmanger123
New York Area
295 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An Italian gem off of Madison Square. The meat balls are THE BEST--but then there is nothing shoddy about everything else on the menu. Glad they have survived the pandemic. Go and eat there OFTEN!

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!!!!! Family owned, incredible food and lovely atmosphere.

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LaurenciaS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing and the service was too. The waiters were very nice and went over the top when recommending dishes. Amazing place, food, and people.

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vipHungry
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good. Lovely atmosphere and you can hear.

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JosephineT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went well. We called to say we'd be a half hour late because we had to wait for our parking spot to become legal & they were fine w/it so that was very nice! Food/service/speed all excellent. Very enjoyable!

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vipDoro
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently delicious. Sat out back in the garden where it was airy and well spaced, a pleasant change from Covid street dining.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was mediocre at best. I ordered a dirty martini and got watered down vodka with a splash of olive juice. My boyfriend ordered red wine which was also watered down and bland. For dinner, I ordered spaghetti and meatballs which should be easy enough for an Italian restaurant in NYC. However, what they served me could have easily passed for a can of chef boyardee. My boyfriend ordered a lasagna. Which again should be easy for an Italian restaurant. Unfortunately, the top was burnt and the middle was cold. When my boyfriend complained, the staff was quick to try and rectify the situation. Our waiter quickly took the food back and brought over another glass of the watered down wine. The chef made a whole new burnt but at least not cold lasagna and at the end of our meal, even though we didn’t order or want dessert at that point, the chef sent over a burnt ricotta cheesecake. The only good part of the meal was the octopus salad appetizer we ordered.

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oldblue
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice Italian food. Good service. Table in back garden very nice!

BT
vipBobT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wine at this delightful restaurant. The service was attentive and atmosphere great for spending time with family.

NY
vipNYMom
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Itruli is a wonderful restaurant. The covered garden is always a lovely spot. Home made pastas are divine.

CO
CateO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner with my best friend and her husband for the first time in over a year. We sat on the patio/garden at I Trulli. The ambiance was lovely, the service attentive and the food was delicious. The wine we chose, a white and a red were from the owners vineyards in Tuscany. They were delicious and well priced. It was a lovely evening reuniting with best friends!

RC
ReyC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the ear-shaped pasta in rabbit ragu. Enjoyed every bite of it - texture and taste were both on point.

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Perry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in New York City. It's a beautiful restaurant, and we especially like the enclosed patio in the back with the Italianate murals. The food is authentic and beautifully prepared. The wine list, which used to be pages long, has been much reduced but is still extensive with wines of many regions at a wide variety of price points. The is attentive but not intrusive. It's a lovely place and we hope it will be able to stay open after the devastation of the pandemic.

JP
vipJackPhilly
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Great service. Nice wine list with excellent values and over the top bottles if you’re interested.

Saffron gnocchi was superb
Lasagna was among the best I’ve ever had.

Very professional staff.

MF
MarkF
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Trulli has always been a favorite, and coming back after so long was a welcome visit. Always great pastas, quiet but casual surroundings, always knowledgeable staff

FAQs

I Trulli does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. I Trulli also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 481-7372.

I Trulli is rated 4.5 stars by 2445 OpenTable diners.

I Trulli does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.itrulli.com/store/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.