About Il Brigante Restaurant

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.

214 Front Street
New York, NY 10038
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Beekman St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 285-0222

Website:
http://www.ilbrigantenyc.com/

Catering:
We can prepare all our dishes for catering purposes.

Public Transit:
Fulton St (2, 3) Fulton St (A, C, J, Z) Fulton St (4,5)

Private Party Facilities:
The restaurant can be reserved for private parties, up to 50 people seated and up to 70 standing.

Private Party Contact:
Il Brigante Restaurant: (212) 285-0222

Additional:
Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Il Brigante Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.4

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4.1

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (2)
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Good for a Date (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Tapas (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I typically don't write reviews - positive or negative - for restaurants I have only patronized once. It doesnt seem fair in most instances. I will make an exception in this case. Do not eat here. Ever. We had an 8:30 reservation... We weren't seated until 9:15. That is ok - this is an NYC restaurant on a Friday night, and delays are to be expected. However, the GM (I assume) was very unprofessional about it. When we were finally seated, we were not seen by waitstaff for nearly 20 minutes, and that was to inform us we needed to move tables so that the owners family could sit together. After we moved we didn't see anyone for another 15 minutes. The food was below average at best. Twice during our business dinner, the Happy Birthday Song came on (at a volume level that startled everyone in the restaurant), the lights dimmed, and the staff brought out a dessert with a sprarkler. I couldn't help but laugh. I wasn't sure if it was a bit the first time - the second time, when the dessert was delivered to our former table, I knew it was real. I can't describe it - it was embarassing to have picked this spot for a business dinner. After we paid, our server chased us to the car asking for a signed copy of the receipt. We left one on the table. She would not let our car leave - I had to go back inside and show her the receipt, which was on the table where we left it.

The whole thing was laughable. Funny things happen at restuarants, but for the money you can find better Italian without the Applebee's vibe.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Authentic restaurant with excellent service and outstanding food. Will definitely go back.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Really enjoyed the meal, the space and the service

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great place

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very authentic and delicious Italian food, ambiance and service. We had an early supper (4 pm) so the noise level was zero. Good time to go if noise bothers you.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

So cute with birthdays! Many menu items and entrees are witty showing up for

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great Food, staff and Wine. Only complaint was the wait for the table. We had a reservation for 7:30pm and we were seated at 8:10pm

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food was really good. Some nice options! Staff was helpful. I really enjoyed it.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was tremendous and we loved the cozy atmosphere. The service was very friendly and efficient. We will certainly be back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Cori thought it was good but too loud. Yes, thank you.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

It was our first time at Il Brigante, and recommended by a friend who lives in the neighborhood. The atmosphere was vibrant, our waitress and waiter were both lovely and the food was top notch authentic Italian food. Our entree came out SO quick. Id come back in a heart beat. 5* STARS FOR IL BRIGANTE. Keep up the great work.

-Erika

Tags: Tapas, Romantic, Fun, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our second time there. We really like the place. We tried the bruschetta and was excellent. The rigatoni a la Norma was good as well. Very cosy place, a bit noisy though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

What a great find! Tucked into one of the cobblestone streets at the Seaport, you get that cozy feeling. Got there at 6:00, only a few tables were occupied. By 7:00, the restaurant was at capacity. When we left, people were waiting outside. Also noticed that it was being patronized by the neighborhood folks. Good sign.
Half of my party showed late, but Sara, our waitress, was very accommodating and did not cop an attitude.
Food was absolutely delicious. Every one of us enjoyed our meal. Will definitely be back and I have already spread the word.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Never treated so poorly by any restaurant ever!!! Not only did they not honor our reservation, but after waiting 40 minutes they took in some loud mouth bully who was a friend of the owner? manager? This bully then proceeded to yell, curse and try to intimidate myself & my 18 yr old daughter! He picked the wrong 2 girls... Again, worse experience ever, and we didn't even eat there. STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS DUMP!!!!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

As noted in the past, this has become a "go-to" for business lunches of all occasions. This time it was to welcome some new additions out of college. The food was great - we had the fired calamari and burrata for appetizers. Several gnocchi and ravioli dishes were ordered much to everyone's enjoyment.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Good food service little bit slow

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The food was delicious and moderately priced. Maksim was very attentive to our needs. Did not disappoint.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Seated us 15 minutes after reservation time -- missed fireworks show as a result

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Had lunch with my family at El Brigante and loved it! Great food, great service, great location, great value! Will definitely go back. One recommendation is that they should play italian music not german.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Went here since it had all good reviews. The food was great!!! Unfortunately the service..... not so much. Constantly we were looking for our waiter who by the end of the meal completely disappeared. Never did he ask how the meal was, they filled my water up once, which they filled it up a quarter of the way, and we actually had to physically bring our check up to pay and then The Who I would call the manager, put it in a pile and said he'd get to it. At this point l, we had already been waiting over 30 minutes just to pay. Unacceptable!! I would probably go back one more time because the food was very good, but there are a lot of good restaurants in NYC.... so maybe not.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Good was excellent but the restaurant was very loud

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Fried calamari was very nice. Pizza is ok. Came for quick lunch w kids

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Very poor service, we had to wait for a long time to order and in between courses. Had to ask for bread 3 times.

Food was good, was the ravioli portion was very small. The other dishes were of a good size.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

This was our second visit to Il Brigante and it was just as good as the first time. We live in Florida, but visit the city often and this gem will stay on our must-do list. The food is fantastic. Our friends from Tasmania had a different idea of what marinara is, and were expecting seafood with their pasta. When it was "just" tomato sauce, they inquired about it. The waitress was sweet enough to offer a side of mixed seafood to add to the dish. Problem solved! The pasta dishes are superb, but this trip we had two lamb specials and they were just as good. It's a small place, so make reservations! It's definitely worth the trip downtown!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Made a reservation, but the place was so crowded that we waited 1/2 hour to get our table.
Very disorganized, they were trying to be accommodating but my dad is diabetic and has to eat on schedule so this was very worrisome. Had to ask for water to be replenished often. We felt like they were short on help. The food was ok but not memorable.

Tags: Casual
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 (London)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great ambiance. A rustic authentic place. Great service and food. Recommend any pizza or pasta.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Lovely place. We went as a family and enjoyed great food, good service and a warm atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Excellent pizza and salads. The balsamic dressing they use is delicious! Pizza's were made perfectly. They were late with opening the restaurant by 20 minutes which delayed our plans a bit, but we were very satisfied with the meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2017

What a lovely little local restaurant. Food is great and the waiters know what they are doing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2017

A great overall dining experience! My only issue was they did not serve hard alcohol, only beer and wine. Personally I am fine with that but my wife has allergy problems with beer and wine, so she could not have an alcohol drink.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Love the atmosphere of this place, which is casual and very European-feeling. Staff was attentive, non-intrusive, ever-available and really nice. Thought the food was good and tasty, but not very out of the ordinary. Solid and competent, can't go wrong, but you won't be taken over the moon. Which isn't always necessary. A great option in the financial district.

Tags: Cozy, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

BYOB $20 cork fee.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Music is to loud.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Outstanding! Hand crafted pizza and pasta. Sauces that are to die for. Best Ceasar salad I've ever had.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Great food! We have been here several times and it never disappoints. May be a bit too cramped but the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff makes more than up for it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Food is the best and plentiful

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Sort of a hole in the wall experience with extraordinarily loud customers and crazy tight seating. My penne was undercooked and the sauce was nothing special. In fact, it was taste-less.

Wine list is rather unimpressive.

Wish them well but not my thing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2016

This is one of my favorite neighborhood gems!!!!!!! The food is always perfection and delicious but the service is nothing but TOP NOTCH. They welcome you like family and treat you special. Its a must go to!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 3, 2016

We made a last minute reservation here for a group of ten of us. Reservation was ready when we arrived a few minutes early. Staff was friendly with good service. Food was very good. I would recommend and I would eat here again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2016

GREAT place I found on Open Table and was really psyched how great it was! Cute place - they only serve beer and wine - just an alert. We started out with burrata cheese and tomato and the sausage w broccoli rabe - DELICIOUS! I had spaghetti con vongole - I'm VERY picky! Waiter said they're known for it so I took his advice and was HUGLEY pleased! DELICIOUS! My friends has pizza, pasta w sausage, and chicken and sausage - all plates cleaned and happy visitors! Then we finished up with one of the best tiramisus I've had in a looooony time! Our waiter and the manager were on point - no rush (and it got crowded!) and very charming! Definitely a "go to" when I'm in NyC!

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