I Trulli

4.6
2185 reviews
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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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St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very solid Italian place with great service and food.

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MT
New York Area
3 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
136 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
60 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
19 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
54 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
1 review
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
5 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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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
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual

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B
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a business catch-up meeting and the food was wonderful the service was accommodating and we had a lovely time. Would definitely come back

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j
Seattle
136 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service excellent, friendly.
Room cozy/warm.
Plenty of space between tables.
Food good.

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CC
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I Trulli is one of my favorite Italian restaurants. The octopus appetizer is excellent. Very tender and flavorful. I always get the rabbit rage which never disappoints.

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend and I both liked I Trulli a lot. It's a well-designed space with plenty of room for each table, an acoustic that allows for conversation, a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and a great location. Our dishes were both simple and satisfying. Recommended.

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CP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Small and nice looking restaurant with a fireplace for ambience. Delicious food. No matter what you get for dinner, save room for dessert! You’re welcome.

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n
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great location! amazing food. will repeat and recommend

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IR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to I Trulli since it opened....it is our family restaurant and I am impressed by the owners, how they continue to innovate and change and the incredible food and wine list.

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c
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were very good. It is somewhat noisy, making conversation difficult.

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JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice, but overpriced. That's it to get to 50 characters

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Christmas lunch. Pasta was outstanding, wine delicious, sitting by fire ...just perfect afternoon.

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DD
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of New York's best Italian restaurants. Homemade pasta and delicious dishes of every kind. Owner/host Nicola is a treasure. Service is superb. You will go again and again.

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CG
New York Area
156 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On Friday, December 21, 2018, my wife, her brother and I had dinner there. It was excellent. We had the Feast of The Seven Fishes. We do this every year. The service was excellent. It was quiet.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omg the food was delicious.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

disappointed - i had been going there from time to time the last time maybe 6 months ago - it has fallen from grace!

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