I Trulli

4.5
2406 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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Safety precautions

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 2406 people are saying
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NicoletteC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fresh homemade pastas and delicious appetizers! We came here to eat outside not on an NYC street and were not disappointed!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Im Italian and have been trying a few places in the city. In my opinion, this one really doesn’t live up to the hype. The bread and focaccia they provide was outstanding but the rest of the food was very mediocre and not comparable to other equally expensive places in the city.

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vipmelissar
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Authentic amazing Italian. The owner is always around and comes to talk to the table- so personable! Highly recommend!

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vipNYDiner
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My all-time favorite meatballs. So good that I ordered some as a gift for a relative recovering from minor surgery. The ravioli were also delicious. Next time I'm going to try the pasta bolognese.

When I first moved to the neighborhood, I found and liked this place, and then somehow I forgot about it for a long time. Remembered it this summer and it's now a neighborhood favorite.

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vipmelissar
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing authentic and great service! Will definitely be back!

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vipAnthony
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First place where I took my girlfriend a year ago!

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VivianV
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance, and service. It's a real treat to dine on this fine food that reminds me of my nonna. Fresh, high-quality ingredients, perfectly prepared. The homemade pasta is delicious. The service is outstanding. It is expensive, though. Occasionally, noisy trucks driving by, but that's unavoidable under the circumstances dining on the sidewalk.
Dining in their garden room would be a better option if you can. Highly recommended restaurant.

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vipPJMidtown
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently fine food with dedicated service. A family-run restaurant that has continuously adapted to dining needs. During COVID19, they have really been creative in adapting to and complying with changing rules while maintaining their meal quality standard.

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vipNYDiner
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Italian food -- appetizer meatballs were actually the best meatballs I've ever eaten. I tried both the lobster ravioli special and the regular ravioli in pistachio sauce. Both were scrumptious. So was the hot apple crumble I had for dessert.

Looking forward to the days that I can eat inside again, but the outdoor seating in front was comfortable!

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vipSadie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

il trulli has become a little commercialized, food is basic.

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ElizabethP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Menu a little limited. But food was authentic and delicious.

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vipctldiner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and the staff was so accommodating to me setting up a business dinner for 6 of us back in the garden area.

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vipElleC
New York Area
169 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Delicious fresh S. Italian cuisine (must try the handmade pastas). Great negroni & wines! Charming, rustic, old-school vibe/atmosphere. Spotty service, though lends a bit to the old-school vibe. Tables are placed close together, but had plexiglass separators & all staff adhered to face masks. The street dining atmosphere actually seemed nicer with more greens/flowers than the back “garden”.

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OrangeGirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The 'garden' is not really a garden in the outdoor sense. If you are nervous about dining indoors the garden is not truly open air. Better to sit out on the pavement.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing and the heated garden is beautiful!

MC
vipMauriziaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Overpriced for the value

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely celebratory dinner in their patio. The service was excellent as well as the food. Everything was delicious.

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JonJ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food did not disappoint. Service was excellent and quick. A fruit fly dropped into my wine, was replaced for free. Utensils and dinnerware was clean.

The perfect restaurant for a date with low noise levels, privacy, romantic lighting with the picturesque garden seating in the back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience5

I’ve never written a review before but I was prompted to today. The manager/owner first off decided to rudely inquired why I was waiting outside the restaurant on a public sidewalk. Graciously I explained that I was waiting on a friend and had a reservation - he then demanded my name to verify my claim.

Fast forward to finally checking in to be seated and I have a foldable electric scooter with me. The extremely rude manager/owner aggressively told me that by law they’re not permitted to allow me to have my scooter in the back patio dining area.

Not only did I respect his claim but I inquired where I could safely store my item. He pointed to a storage nook close to the host stand and I placed it there. Subsequently, I asked nicely whether my item would be secure and he barked at me that by law I had no option. Also he made sure to let me know he couldn’t guarantee my item wouldn’t be stolen.

I’m empathetic that during a pandemic there’s frustration due to financial issues etc but being rude and aggressive to diners, will backfire exponentially during this time.

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vipPete
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homemade pasta was excellent; service and atmosphere were good. Will return

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This restaurant used to be a warm and inviting neighborhood place. I assume there are new owners!

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vipihatenicknames
New York Area
256 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous experience. In the midst of the pandemic eating at this restaurant gave me such an uplift I'm still smiling days later.
The back courtyard is beautiful, comfortable and safe. The food, wine, and drinks are fabulous. The service is excellent.
If I lived in NY I'd be there every night!

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AdaO
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall, a very good experience. The set up is really nice. Both the patio and the street are full of plants. Glasses separate tables. Food is delicious. I recommend the ravioli pesto pistacho. We had to wait a lot to get the check. Perhaps too much. This is why I am giving 4 stars.

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GigiC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Focaccia was dry and hard. Pasta dishes were OK but not great.

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AnnV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt safe with plexiglass dividers. Ate in outdoor garden and for a while, forgot about COVID

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service. Beautiful garden seating in the back. Service was excellent and the food was tasty.

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vipDelepp
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be sitting outside at one of our favorites. Food and service tasty and attentive as always. Looking forward to going back soon.

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anita
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Setting was lovely in the back garden area. Greet staff fine. Food so-so. This was my first time eating in a NYC restaurant since Covid started and I was so looking forward to it. That said, the service was so bad that it ruined everything else for the evening.

Clearly the wait staff was cobbled together as no one seemed to know what they were doing. Waited forever for wine service. Waited a long time for food to be served and when presented it was cold pasta. Had to ask repeatedly for everything. No sauce for appetizer, no pepper offered, no cheese proferred. When the bill came ($150 for two people with three wines, no dessert, no coffee) the bus person was very quick to ask where the tip was until I pointed out we paid cash for the tip.

Not only was staff inefficient but bordered on rude. I realize how hard it is to run a restaurant these days but at these prices at least be polite. I live in the neighborhood and have been to I Trulli numerous times before but it'll be a long time, if ever, before I go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and incredible food. Can not wait to come back!

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vipWeezyNYC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a very pleasant dinner. Service was exceptional. Food was delicious. One of the servers named Ahmed made the dinner extra memorable. Ahmed was incredibly nice and offered wonderful desserts for my husband’s birthday! We couldn't ask for a better dinner and we can't wait to go back.

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vipCanon
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a comfortable environment. Great service and wonderful adaptations during this pandemic.

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vipRobertG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Food was poorly prepared. Avoid the fish dishes. Missing ingredients and undercooked. Waitress missed some items and took multiple people to complete our order.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience . Great food ! Servers were amazing ! Owner was superb . He remembered my name and made me feel special . Outstanding service !

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vipNYCfeinschmecker
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was great, the ambiance enchanting - what's not to like?

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Zana
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great ambiance for outdoor dining, great food and delish cosmo

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vipMotosport
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way.
The rear garden was perfect for dinner during this trying time.

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vipNYRestaurantLover
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor garden is beautiful, the staff was accommodating in every way, and the food was delicious.

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vipDavideC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic italian food, very attentive service and cozy outdoor patio. Highly recommended.

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vipDavidK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Executed a safe and enjoyable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pudo haber mejorado.

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FAQs

I Trulli does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. 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 2406 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.