Il Brigante Restaurant

4.7
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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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OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good came back two days later.. love this place

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great little place. Love coming here.
The pizza is the best!!

PS
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small Italian restaurant that always delivers wonderful food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Great ambiance! Food is overpriced and inconsistent.

T
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and Service here is fantastic. I would just note that it is a small place and can get crowded. Definitely worth it though

OT
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot to have New York style Italian food. Reliable and fun. Cramped and delicious.... enjoy!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Authentic Italian food in a cozy restaurant. The walls show exposed red brick.

AB
Berlin
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sicuramente il miglior ristorante made in Italy della nostra vacanza. Locale informale ma personale gentile e cibo ottimo.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was very good. The place was loud, but that is probably normal for a Friday night.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my secretary out for the holidays

KF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, lovely locale and delicious food as always!! Able to manage large groups well.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Will definitely be back.

k
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good dinner as always!

C
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Holiday luncheon with work colleagues and overall had a really good time. Service was a tad slow. Food was delicious though I ordered wild salmon dish and the fish appeared to be farm-raised. My work colleagues all enjoyed their meal. Appetizers and deserts were delicious too. Ricotta cheese cake is a must so light and not too sweet😋

AW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with amazing pizza!

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a quaint little Italian place that seems to be more locals than tourists. They are super friendly and the food is wonderful.

LE
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

great fun, bustling spot. cozy and lively, and excellent homemade pastas + large salads + great wine!
bricks and candlelight to boot!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect place for a cozy Birthday dinner for family members ranging in age from 7 to 75 everyone was happy with their meal

SG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent with the dimming ambiance. The food is great ; tasteful

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute date spot

j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t want to give away this terrific secret! We’ve been to Il Brigante several times and it just keeps getting better. The “Pink Sauce” is fantastic. The owners are always on site and make you feel like part of the “famiglia”. Great location in the Seaport district. Highly recommended!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food/ wine/ service

W
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience1

Food is consistently very good, volume in the restaurant is deafening can’t hear anything,

TF
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was warm and cozy. We were very satisfied with the eggplant appetizer, the rigatoni with sausage and mushroom, and the veal shank. The only reason that it wasn’t 5 stars is because the staff seemed to be overwhelmed once the restaurant filled up, and the service dipped a bit, and the volume also markedly increased. We would definitely go back, perhaps just at an earlier time.

KS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and friendly, attentive staff! Always love to come to Il Brigante

j
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Wonderful place. Wish we found before our last night in town. A must place to eat!

B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. enjoyed by everyone.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everyone enjoyed their food and wine. Buffala appetizer was amazing! It got a little noisy as the night went on but it wasn’t too bad. Service was good and they never tried to rush us out. Much appreciated

k
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food. Great vibe. Staff have us time to chill and decide. The salmon was delish and enough (almost) for two.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Table was tippy but food was amazing

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have been ordering from here and taking people here for dinner for years. I cannot even process the most outrageous experience I had in Il Brigante tonight. We came at 6:00 with a res and got a great table by the window. Was so happy. The waiter got me my fav 1/2 bottle Barolo. My sister and her husband and I ordered two pasta dishes to start and three main course chicken parm.

After waiting a very long time (at least one hour) the waiter brought the pasta and main courses all at once, even though they are first and second courses. My sister's husband, who is Italian, told them that's not how its supposed to come. I've eaten there dozens of times and that's not how its done.

They take it all away, instead of leaving the pasta, and I get up to speak to a mgr, but there wasn't one, its labor day weekend. What appeared to be a waiter told me that bringing it all at once was normal when we all know it wasn't. And he said it with animosity and an intent to argue with me. I was astonished. I said "you know what, I'm just not going to come back here anymore". What happened next is astounding. He pushed me on my shoulder and said "good, get out". At which point I told him DO NOT TOUCH ME - and I went back to the table and told my party we were leaving. My brother in law asked him if he touched me and he lied and said "No, I have a daughter." My brother in law told him to be a gentleman bc clearly he had no idea.

A complete animal and a complete liar.

In my entire life living in NYC I have never, EVER experienced nor heard of such insanity.

I'd love for the owner or actual manager to reach out to me to explain how this situation could even happen.

RO
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going here here for over 10 years. Food is consistently good, menu options are great, ambiance is very nice. It’s a must for anyone looking for a good quality affordable meal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic, really went above and beyond

ML
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific Restaurant. Beautiful night. Good Food, Great Service.

IC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice Sunday lunch with Family. The fried calamari was excellent! Mom enjoyed her individual margerita pizza. Linguini with shrimp and zucchini was light and delicious. My dad and husband enjoyed their pasta with shellfish. Service was excellent. Just steps from Circle Line and Seaport stores.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very quaint little place with optional outdoor seating (weather permitting) A nice romantic place.

NF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Es war wirklich schön! Haben dort einen Geburtstag gefeiert und mussten unseren Tisch sogar verschrieben. Alles kein Thema! Service nett und aufmerksam. Speisen gut bis sehr gut. Die Weine sind vielfältig und entsprechen dem Stil des Restaurants. Preislich im Rahmen der amerikanischen Verhältnisse. Alles in allem ein sehr schöner, gelungener Geburtstagsabend.

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M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation but got there and they had no space for us. Bad experience!

M
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic. Pizza is great!! should have reservations if for dinnertime and expect to wait anyway. It's worth the wait.
it's a favorite of my family.

SG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very cozy and homey restaurant with wonderful staff and delectable food that tasted fresh and very flavorful. The wine selection was also very good. We’re definitely going back to try more of their dishes. Well worth the money.