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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DP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

True Italian food.. just as we remember as children. Homemade pasta is scrumptious!

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BB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great representation of Puglia and its food, especially the handmade pasta.

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JD
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great time as always

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T
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Momma everything was great! From cocktails, wine list to the great menu & service .

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AK
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We were able to meet Dora (the owners mother who immigrated to the U.S. after world war II. She hand rolls homemade pasta there everyday. Overall, a great experience!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious. The restaurant is attractive and the garden area is inviting. I would enthusiastically recommend I Trulli.

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N
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the pasta here! Also got to see Nonna Donna in pasta making action, so it was super special

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s
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Only a couple of nights in NYC. We chose this restaurant due to the nice spot on the Today show about the fresh pasta. We were very disappointed in the lack of service (no one came to our table for 15 mins and when they got there they were rude). Pasta was not good. One person at our table took 2 bites and couldn’t eat it. Her meal was comped. If a restaurant is packed I understand waiting to get a drink. But no one was in the restaurant at all. It looked like the chef was at the bar drinking rose.
I am sure regulars got much better service than us tourists.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited for Italian Restaurant week. Great service and food. Just a bit noisy outside.

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C
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three friends got together for a lunch and had a great experience sitting in the back garden at iTrulli. It was beautiful, the food was just wonderful with our shared beet salad, and meatballs to start, and pasta and rhubarb dessert to finish. The service was impeccable, the wine light and delicious and the ambiance very special. We’ll return sooner rather than later!

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SG
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the quality of the food is amazing and the service excellent.

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n
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I Trulli never disappoints. Eating in the lovely garden on a warm evening is always a treat. Our group of six enjoyed everything we ordered. And suggestions from the staff about wines were right on.

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DI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the very best Italian restaurants in New York City. I have been going for years and the food is fabulous. I love dinning in the gorgeous garden during the spring and summer. Great for a date, for a special occasion or just an extraordinary meal with friends or family.

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OT
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I Trulli was always a go to place for us and we had not been back for several years. We were surpised at the prices as once this restaurant was a fantastic value for fresh pasta. We can understand a many NYC restaurants struggle to maintain their locations with ridiculous rising rents. As far as the food. The scallops over polenta were incredible. Four oversized, very fresh scallops and delicious polenta (dont like the browned garlic within, but thats just us). The pasta dish called mallodeous (?), which has saffron and sausage, was a disappointment for me. I love and make homemade pasta and this was a gnocci that was non-descript. The octopus appetizer is excellent. Still would recommend a try. A pretty restaurant.

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St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very solid Italian place with great service and food.

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MT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, fantastic staff, delicious italian cuisine. We had a party of 9 and everyone couldn't stop raving about every dish that came out. The wine selection is very good too. Highly recommend.

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SZ
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing homemade pasta. Great wine. Loved the rabbit Ragu

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j
Seattle
137 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Space was lovely.
Service excellent.
Food very good.
Would return!

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JL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been going to I Trulli for 25 years and have never been disappointed. Pastas are homemade by “mama” and are always cooked al dente. On our last visit, the appetizers were donna’s meatballs and amazing grilled pulpo on a bed of fennel cooked to perfection. A very special restaurant where you are treated wonderfully.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. There are so many great dishes .Try the ravioli de Olivia!!!

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OT
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The quality of the food is always outstanding. We enjoy coming to this restaurant with our family.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is a pleasure to have Mother's Day dinner at I'Trulli. Everything was excellent - except the weather driving there

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh pasta. The ravioli was out of this world.

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AC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Best service! My meal was amazing but slightly overpriced. Loved sitting at the bar but will want to try the garden area next time. Definitely coming back soon!

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only meatballs my father has ever said tasted like his mothers who was from Puglia. We were both in shock that they tasted so similar! The pasta was so soft and delicious!

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Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is hands down the best Pasta in town! It was my honor to meet Nonna and have her food. The food takes you back to a good home cooked Italian meal with amazing flavor and warmth. This place is a must

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G
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We decided to have lunch at I Trulli again since it is always enjoyable.

The pasta is always fresh and sauces delightful.

I watched my friend Robert enjoy his shell fish dish to the very last drop.

Enjoy

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RW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Barbabietole exceptional
Capesante exceptional
Tiramisue very good-not too sweet

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C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far the best Italian restaurant I’ve ever eaten in my entire life! Warm lighting and a cool environment. It may not seem like the most kid friendly place but you’ll be greeted by the hostess who grew up in the restaurant that her dad owns all while her grandmother makes pasta there by the bar. The servers were attentive and helpful. we were served a sun dried tomato bread with ricotta and oil-amazing! We ordered the orecchiette with rabbit ragu and the malloreddus with saffron, sausage and tomato sauce which were both exquisite. And the desserts are to die for. I would move to New York for this restaurant alone. 10/10-absolutely recommend to anyone looking for real authentic Italian food and hospitality.

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SN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food. Service was good, though slowed as the restaurant filled. Would return.

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CA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Service was excellent, but not in-your-face. Ambience is very good in the garden. And surrounding noise was minimal. Our table was situated well for the hearing of conversation.

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We had spaghetti with clams and the branzino. The spaghetti were very salty and branzino soaked in oil. I wouldnt recommend it for a true Italian food experience, but cute ambience in the backyard section.

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JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place! Love the family history and the food is very traditional Italian! Love it!!!

I Trulli was recommended to me by my Dad as he took our friends from Naples here while they were visiting. Knowing the food was delicious and homemade pasta was one of their specialties, I decided to reach out to see if they had any private rooms to accommodate my bridal shower. Astrid assisted with my event and was great! She was so responsive and I found that I Trulli has a great garden that is temperature controlled and has a retractable roof. I really wanted an indoor garden to fit with my “Positano” style theme but it’s very hard to find a private room in Manhattan for 30 people AND a garden feel. Once I saw I Trulli had this I knew it was the perfect place for my shower- great food and the perfect setting! The entire I Trulli team was willing to work with me to accommodate all of my requests- the menu, layout of the room, dessert table, décor, specialty cocktails, etc - to be sure my event was exactly what I wanted. All of my guests raved about the party afterwards! My fiancé and I also enjoyed dinner there on a separate occasion and find that the food is always consistently delicious! Throughout the planning of our event, my fiancé and I have met a lot of the I Trulli family and they are all so genuinely kind. The food was great and the lovely team really put this event over the top! We will definitely go back to I Trulli and would highly recommend it for a dinner out or a private event!

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London
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely home made pasta, worth the money. Service was really good and assertive waiting staff. Overall a good experience on our girls getaway in New York City, thank you!

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RG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, great service and nice atmosphere!

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h
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I Trulli used to be great and or go-to place, but the owner or proprietor must have changed. The food was nowhere near the quality it used to be and definitely not worth the price. I don't think we'll be back.

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BL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed our experience, food was delicious! Definitely coming back the next time we’re in New York.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great dinner. We had the six course meal which was outstanding! The service was great and it was overall a great experience!

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M
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual

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