Il Mulino New York - Downtown

4.8
851 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
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  • Good for a Date
For nearly 35 years, Il Mulino New York has prepared authentic Abruzzese cuisine with unparalleled service.

There’s no place like Il Mulino New York. The luxury Italian restaurant’s flagship Greenwich Village outpost initiated New York’s fine Italian dining trend and is still prized in the city’s elite dining scene. Zagat has rated Il Mulino New York as Manhattan’s No. 1 Italian restaurant for decades and has said the restaurant provides "one-of-a-kind" cuisine filled with delicious flavors, creating an "outstanding Italian classic" restaurant where "every dish is a masterpiece."

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
LUNCH MON - FRI 12:00PM - 2:30PM
DINNER MON - SAT 5:00PM - 11:00PM, SUN 4:00PM- 10:00PM
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Phone number
(212) 673-3783
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West 3rd, between Sullivan & Thompson
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Public transit
Take the A, B, C, D, E, F or V train to West 4th Street.
Additional
Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 851 People Are Saying
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j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to this location of Il Mulino for years and it never disappoints. The service and food are worth the drive from Queens, and worth the money. Just wonderful.

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Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wasn’t sure what to expect but it was amazing. Every dish was as good as the next

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

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MI
Baltimore
94 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian restaurant!!
All facets are perfect !!

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NY
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a perfect destination for celebrating a special occasion. Service is professional, food delicious and excellent. A bit pricey, but worth it if you are celebrating. Best part of the dinner, being greeted by Claudio at the door.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the service to the food everything was perfect. We have been to Italy and this Italian restaurant made me feel like I was back in Italy. With the amazing service and the tasty food. Would recommend this place to anyone visiting New York or if you are a local. This is the most authentic Italian food I have had since we have been back in the states.

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FW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I frequented Il Mulino often in the '90's and early 2000's, but hadn't been back to the original in years. I was concerned that the "chain" effect with all the new ones would have ruined the original, but this is not the case. We had a great time as a family, the food was that same awesome old-school Italian, albeit pricey (which has always been the case...). However, the wine list, while somewhat limited for an upscale NYC restaurant, had some wines in our price point that I was very happy with. Overall, with tip and tax, wine, etc. it's hard to get out of there for much less than $200 a head, but every dish we ordered was great (for what it is) from the three pasta "tris" we started with, the branzino in salt, langoustines, and the cut orange to top it off. Service was excellent and friendly (in a NY kind of way...), always attentive and helpful- an example, my wife was hoping that the sabayon would have been made tableside, like it used to , so when it arrived in a dish she said something to the waiter. He said, "I'll be right back..." and came back and made a second portion table-side; nice touch! This is not "inventive" Italian, this is very much the garlic, red sauce, creamy, Italian food that we were after. And I still love the barrage of food at the start- the sauteed zucchini is my favorite. We all left completely stuffed. My kids want to go back like next week, but it might be a while- even I'm already looking forward to returning.

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CT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all the way around. Beautiful meal !

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MS
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was very good but a but over priced. $39 for Calamari app which was regular size and not family size is over priced.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic authentic full service experience !!!

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RV
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent service with attention to detail and wonderful food! Elegant waitstaff and environment too,

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NV
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, great food, ambiance and wine. It was a family dinner. The kids loved the food. One point to note, they do not have high-chairs, so we had to manage with our 3 year old sitting on a regular chair.

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LV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food and service was superb from start to finish. Brought friends who had never been here and they loved it. At first you might feel that the tables are a little close, but after a few minutes you feel like you are part of a big Italian family!

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N
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent; old world classic charm. Superb food. Kind staff

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BK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Booked for Restaurant Week menu but arrived to find that opentable took reservation though RW prix fix not offered here. Despite mixup, service was great, food delicious, and they made my guest’s birthday feel special. Awkward mixup but restaurant still very good. Traditional, tasty, timeless.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Birthday celebration

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Over priced and very loud. Ambience is dated. Service is robotic - like without any personality.
Saw friends there. They called me the next day and felt exactly the same.
Would never recommend this restaurant as it may have been good 20 years ago but a disappointment today

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C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming here, everything is always perfect, the food, the service, the ambiance!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing everything. Not to be missed!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and perfect place to celebrate my birthday with family. Service was excellent, and everyone loved their food. We had the dessert platter which we all devoured! Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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KK
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best Italian food I have ever eaten outside of Italy! The service was amazing and I left not only satisfied by the meal but feeling like I had several new friends in the staff. I can't recommend it highly enough! Amazing evening!

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Il Mulino is the best Italian food I have ever eaten in my life.....and I have been to Italy a few times! Been coming here for years and it never disappoints!!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing cheese n amazing food.
The portion was more than sufficient.

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Pittsburgh
43 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claudio was amazing and the food incredible. So good my kids hugged him out the way out. And they are picky eaters. We will be back one hundred times over. Such care and devotion to ensuring and excellent experience.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great night out with friends
This was more than a meal
It was an experience
From the moment we entered and saw the waiters in tuxes and bow ties and the italian accents to the cheese wedges and bruschetta and the zucchinni antipast and the bread both garlic and their special we were so impressed before we even got our menus
Our waiter recited almost the entire menu for us and we ordered the escargot and burrata apps
The escargot was served in a mushroom with a gravy
A little unusual bot really tasty
The burratta came with prosciutto that melted in your mouth and was amazing
On the waiters recommendation we got the veal chop and rack of lamb entrees and our wives had the shrimp francaise
The lamb was melt in your mouth and the veal was excellent too
The shrimp was jumbo and tasty but not great
After our plates were taken the waiter brought over some chilled italian grappa
We finished with the cannollis which had an unusual orange flavored filling but was good none the less
We knew from reading other reviews that it was pricy so we expected it
I was a little upset that thd waiter reccommended the two most expensive entrees on the menu
Rack of lamb at $90 was a little pricy and veal chop at $72
But overall it was a great night out
The meal took about 2 1/2 hours and it was one of the best italian restaurants we have ever eaten at

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My all time favorite restaurant in the world never disappoints. You can’t find home style Italian like this anymore. The ambience, service, and quality of food is unparalleled.

Get the mushroom truffle ravioli, lamb chops, and the scallops wrapped in prosciutto are insane.

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AT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!!

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Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just enjoyed our 11th visit even though we live 1,000 miles away. Have been to many NYC Italian restaurants but this is consistently the very best in every respect. Don’t miss this experience! Just superb menu, service, wine selection and ambiance. Not cheap but with every penny. Already looking forward to our next visit. Having so much fun spending our children’s inheritance!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Terrible experience
As Italian I can tell the food is not authentic at all. And the pasta sauces are overwhelmed with garlic
Location is ok
Service is not in line with the price and the appeal of the place:simply too easy going and superficial for the kind of experience you would expect from such a place and such prices
No one even asked how we were doing with the food as a complete lack of attention to the customer.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary cuisine thoughtfully imagined and executed with service of a level not expected anywhere.

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Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Definitely some next level service in this establishment we were seated and immediately provided food, drink, bread and cheese ... fantastic experience

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New York Area
327 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very little has changed here in the last 20 years. The waiters are still formally dressed, the room is still dimly lit, the food is still spectacular. This is a place to visit infrequently - when an occasion or special event calls for it. Both calorie count and cost will give you pause, but it is well worth the occasional indulgence.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Old fashioned Italian-I wouldn’t recommend it.

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j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just Perfect in every detail. Highly recommended!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERYTIME ALWAYS THE ABSOLUTE BEST PLACE TO EAT IN NYC

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BP
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service in this iconic Greenwich Village restaurant. We loved it from the moment we walked in, sat at the bar for a glass of prosecco - service was outstanding. Food was fabulous - from complimentary zucchini and parm cheese to decadent chocolate cake.

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CC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Mulino is one of our favorite restaurants in New York. The food and service are always outstanding....they never disappoint!

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b
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special thanks for great service by Biagio & Luis. Our meals were terrific and perfectly prepared. The wine recommendation was especially appreciated because besides being a great choice, the cost was ove $100 less expensive than the one I initially wanted. Honest! Thanks for a wonderful experience. We can't wait to return to NYC to experience Il Mulino - Downtown.

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a
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the finest meals of my life. Along with tons of kindness and fun thrown in!

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NC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at Il Mulino for as long as I can remember and it never disappoints. Food is always outstanding and service impeccable

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