Il Brigante Restaurant

4.6
309 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Il Brigante Restaurant was created with the goal of replicating some of the tastes and traditions of southern Italian cuisine, using the freshest and best quality ingredients to make simple and authentic Italian fare.
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JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent, but the restaurant is very small and loud. We had to move ourselves and our table multiple times in order to allow other diners to get through. A bit frustrating, but everything we ordered was delicious.

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KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The food is terrific, and this is coming from an Italian who also cooks. But the noise level is impossible unless you want to scream at each other across the table. Too bad about that... I would order and get take-out. But the service is lovely, very attentive.

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AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

IL Brigante never fails to disappoint. This restaurant is by far one of my favorite Italian Restaurants in Manhattan! This is coming from a resident of 5 years and a former pharmaceutical representative who dined at some of the type Italian restaurants with clients. IL B has outstanding service, exceptional food and a reasonable price. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a great experience. The restaurant is good for small groups and date nights. It has a very romantic atmosphere which is cozy and candle lit. Thanks IL B for making our groups nights so special as we celebrated a Birthday for one of my closes friends.

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always has been, and always will be, the best Italian restaurant in the city. A must try for everyone!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My boss & her colleague arrived on time.
The odor was so pungent from disinfectant they left, abruptly.

Ty

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

lovely place, lovely food, lovely staff!

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BH
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice Italian restaurant. The food was great. It's a cozy little place with a seemingly local crowd

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RS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I have been here 6-7 times in the past 6 months. It started out great( service) but has become increasingly bad. The food is consistently very good. I don’t think I’ll be back.

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh, properly prepared and a great value for the price. I would highly recommend it. The buffalo mozzarella was amazing in the caprese salad and the tiramisu was truly delectable.

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

Amazing food in a very cozy location!

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V
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, delicious food. Attentive service. Definitely return here.

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t
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

been coming here for 10 yrs always amazing and they take care of you

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GG
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere. Feels very authentic

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W
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Ordered eggplant app and burrata for apps. For dinner ordered eggplant with rigatoni. Eggplant on both dishes had a lot of peel left on it, had to enjoy. Tomatoes on the burrata app was hard as rocks left them but burrata was good. BUT what was crazy was there was literally no room to move, people had to keep getting up from their chairs to let people out, and the noise level is insane

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A
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. We were a group of four and everyone loved their food. The flavor profile is out of this world.

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KC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is amazing! It is our favorite when we visit New York City!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NYC is known for having great Italian food and this small gem of a place does plenty to deliver on that tradition. Entering the restaurant you are immediately hit with the aroma of wonderful food. Classic recipes are executed flawlessly with nightly specials that add creativity. Attentive service in an energetic but intimate setting make it a winner across the board.

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PL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointingly was asked to move tables in middle of meal to accommodate a larger incoming party. Was offered a free dessert in exchange, and we complied, but especially at a restaurant I call one of my favorites -- with good people running it -- I did not expect to be disrupted this way so the restaurant could make a few extra bucks on a Friday. Extremely disappointing. Still will go back, but hope this never happens again.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10 of my friends have already made reservations since I’ve visited the restaurant. I’ll be back.

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i
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I were in town for a girls weekend and this place was a recommendation. We had a few special orders and the server and the kitchen went above and beyond to accommodate us. Our server was so polite and attentive. This is such a hidden gem.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Lots of tables...very tight. Difficult to maneuver, but the food and wine were delicious.

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k
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here with a couple of coworkers. We split the bruschetta (really fresh and flavorful) and got our own entrees. Both veal meals were enjoyed and I had a personal pizza with arugula, prosciutto, and shaved Parmesan. Good service and good location.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My dining experience at Aul Brigante was very good. The staff was attentive and professional. My only complain was the noise level was a bit high but I would definitely return.

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NY
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! The owner accomodated our last minute request to add two more people to our already large party, even on a bustling Friday night. They provided great service and food, and we had a wonderful "only in New York" experience! Would love to go back and try lots of other things on the menu.

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AP
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and staff. Second time there and still good.

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LI
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and terrific atmosphere. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

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JY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A terrific, small, friendly Italian restaurant, with good food and wonderful service. Our hostess/waitress was spot-on for everything... attentive, quick, smiling, patient, and thorough. The food was terrific, from the pastas, meat & fish dishes, and pizza options. All were delish, and on-point for our expectations. Prices are above-average, but the ambience, high-level service and warmness of people, easily makes up for it. A wide selection of tasty wines, smooth desserts and coffees, etc., made for a well-rounded dining experience. We easily recommend this 'trattoria', and hope more will enjoy. One reminder: it is a very small place, so book early ... esp for larger groups.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific evening! Outstanding all around!

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B
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a favorite for me and friends! It is a hidden gem.

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F
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent every time. Stumbled upon this place once and keep coming back.

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Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it so much we came again the next night! Beautiful Italian food and wine!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, cozy environment

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

Great Italian for great value!

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely family meal here after a very busy day sightseeing! The food and wine was great. Best of all was the vibrant atmosphere and great service! Would highly recommend the restaurant to both locals and tourists. It's definitely worth making the trip to eat here. Best meal in NYC for our family.

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JR
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The service experienced at this restaurant was very poor! The server never showed us to our table, and didn’t bring water until we asked. Very poor service, I would never recommend this establishment to anyone, save your coins and eat somewhere else where you are welcomed. Very disappointed in this establishment, as I frequently travel to NYC and never experienced this type of treatment.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very authentic Italian restaurant. Lorenzo and Sara were great!

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TN
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good food and reasonably priced around the seaport.

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TP
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was a bit noisy but the food was good. I didn't really like the sauce on the pizza a bit bland. But, chicken dish I had was good.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Lorenzo really made or night.

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GH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Reservation for 8:15 and was seated at 9 PM. The host/manager kept saying another 10-15 min. Waitress was very cold, unattentive. First time ever posting a review in general and I wrote this negative review, but was disappointed.

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