Il Brigante Restaurant
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.
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.
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.
Always has been, and always will be, the best Italian restaurant in the city. A must try for everyone!
My boss & her colleague arrived on time.
The odor was so pungent from disinfectant they left, abruptly.
lovely place, lovely food, lovely staff!
Nice Italian restaurant. The food was great. It's a cozy little place with a seemingly local crowd
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.
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.
Amazing food in a very cozy location!
Great location, delicious food. Attentive service. Definitely return here.
been coming here for 10 yrs always amazing and they take care of you
Great food and great atmosphere. Feels very authentic
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
Excellent food. We were a group of four and everyone loved their food. The flavor profile is out of this world.
Everything about this restaurant is amazing! It is our favorite when we visit New York City!
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.
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.
10 of my friends have already made reservations since I’ve visited the restaurant. I’ll be back.
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.
Lots of tables...very tight. Difficult to maneuver, but the food and wine were delicious.
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.
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.
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.
Great place and staff. Second time there and still good.
Great food and terrific atmosphere. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
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.
Terrific evening! Outstanding all around!
Always a favorite for me and friends! It is a hidden gem.
Excellent every time. Stumbled upon this place once and keep coming back.
We loved it so much we came again the next night! Beautiful Italian food and wine!
Great place, cozy environment
Great Italian for great value!
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.
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.
Very authentic Italian restaurant. Lorenzo and Sara were great!
Very good food and reasonably priced around the seaport.
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.
Amazing! Lorenzo really made or night.
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.