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About Il Mulino New York - Downtown

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."

86 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH MON - FRI 12:00PM - 2:30PM
DINNER MON - SAT 5:00PM - 11:00PM, SUN 4:00PM- 10:00PM

Cross Street:
West 3rd, between Sullivan & Thompson

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 673-3783

Website:
http://www.ilmulino.com/

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

Il Mulino New York - Downtown Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (14)
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Creative Cuisine (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Cozy (4)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
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Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We’ve been going to Il Mulino for 20 years , it’s our favorite

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

What can I say? Outstanding from start to finish in every way.
I was told by many that the, "Downtown" location is, "better" than the, "Uptown." Personally I
feel they are both equally good.
The decor is charming and intimate. The staff are all polite and courteous. The food is on another level.
I took a cousin from SoCal to the Uptown location last year. He declared that it was, "The best Italian food I've ever had." He's pretty close to the mark with that statement.
I had the grilled octopus salad special and the squid ink pasta with bay scallops and shrimp. The pasta was cooked to al dente perfection. The seafood was all perfectly cooked and melt in your mouth tender.
My wife had the Bronzino which is one of her favs. They present it to you and then debone it for you. Expertly done to the point that I dare anyone to find a bone.
Enjoyed it all with a bottle of prosecco.
I've seen a few reviews that complained about the prices. Well if you don't understand that eating in NYC comes with a high price, then you are very naive. If I want cheaper prices, I stay in NJ.
A must for anyone who loves going into the city and enjoying an incredible meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Il Mulino exceded our expectations. Our server was wonderful and warm. The food was outstanding. They start you with many small plates of food and then end your dinner with grappa - from beginning to end it is a dining experience to remember. We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Spectacular Dover sole. Great coffee and baileys. Best Italian restaurant in NYC.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We came here after a ladies' day of dress hunting. The staff was welcoming and took care of every request. It's a great old-time Italian restaurant with food that can't be beat. My favorite dessert is the marinated orange. It's not on the menu, you have to ask for it. YUM!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This was a fabulous meal and experience and provided a special celebration for a birthday. The service was truly outstanding and extremely generous.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Wonderful wait staff, fabulous food

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

Wonderful restaurant! The mix of starters was great. The burrata, delicious! We loved!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

As always the food and service was superb. The langostino melts in your mouth. This is one of my top five restaurants of all time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I have been going to IL Mulino since 1996 and I Never get out of there with a bill under $600 for 2-3 people! Today was the First Time I was denied my request for extra zucchini chips after 2 small plates for a table of 4! Now I would say include it in your Pricing! BUT when you are paying $70 for Oso Bucco and $92 for Lamb Chops what’s to include? We all thought it was WEAK on Management part to ask If we wanted additional zucchini they would charge us??? Very Weak for a Restaurant of this caliber

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 (London)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Like a scene from The Godfather movies / Sopranos / Sex In The City!!

Great atmosphere, simple food but New York Prices

Definitely worth visit if you are Downtown NY

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We have been to the Il Mulino in Vegas and there was something a little more special dineing in this location. Unbelievably friendly staff , greeting from entry to exit, Everyone makes you feel like you're part of their family. The food was abundant and exceeded expectations!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Wonderful food and service! The guys here treat you like an honored guest and the food is divine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Very disappointed in this restaurant unfortunately. Went for an anniversary lunch during restaurant week.
Surprisingly the place was empty. Never a good sign especially during restaurant week!
Service was dismissive. Never checked to see if our meals were satisfactory. My steak ($10 supplement) arrived well done, not medium as ordered.
Waiter pored 1/2 bottle of wine into our two glasses to finish off that task! We were one of two tables in the place at that point.
Food was fine...pretty much like any local neighborhood restaurant. Not what I expected at this acclaimed and famous place.
Seems like they are riding on their reputation. Doubt if that will last long.
Not recommended.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I have visited this several times. As always the food and service are excellent. The food is always wonderful but I forgot how good the service is. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and can't wait to return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
·Dined on August 13, 2017

Cannot be certain. We were a threesome of Asian Americans. We note that the room had other Asian tourists dining. The waiter serving our table was polite but indifferent/bored having to repeat over and over the day specials to the tables he was waiting on. Noted that the service interaction with non Asian table was more animated an more engaging.

Grilled Octopus was good, Papardelle fair and dessert a disappointment. FYI, just had dinner last week at Il Mulino in Las Vegas. So much better than NY.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This is an an an amazing restaurant, which never disappoints. A friend and I had a very civilized lunch not rushed, with great unobtrusive service and great food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Hair in the bread - In the basket of breads that the server brought us, I found a hair in one of the cheesy bread. My boyfriend told the waiter, and the waiter only said sorry and took the bread away. He did not come back with another basket till at least 10 min later. Not saying I am looking for any remedy, just a simple sorry and long wait for a replacement basket of bread? I am sure there should be a better way to handle this situation.

Mix of tap water with bottled still water - we ordered a bottle of still water, which sits in a ice bucket next to our table. The server did not pay attention to that bottle, and poured tap water into our glasses half full with bottled water. Not saying this is a big issue, just something nice to be cautious of in the future.

Unexpected Credit Card Not Accepted - in the middle of our meal, the machine for credit card payment is down. Some tables who were planning to pay with credit card had to go through their wallet and say if they had enough cash for it. Fortunately, they carried enough cash with them. If that happened to us who do not bring cash all the time, we may have to go find an ATM and get cash.

Food - the portion is good for lunch; and the taste is alright, maybe I set the expectations to high, partially due to the fact that require credit card information when making the reservation and you may be charged for a fee if you don't cancel before sometime the day before the reservation.

Conclusion - not what I expected, and may not recommend to my friends or come back myself.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Restaurant menu was unimpressive. Could get this lunch at any NY restaurant.

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

This was very unfortunate lunch during the restaurant week. As it happens often they decided to include to the menu the second class food. My seafood salad as a starter was not fresh, for desert they served canned pears!! Even thought all the waiters wear white ties, their napkins and tablecloths look great, they provide complimentary limoncello, the quality of food is pretty low. As a result whole place looks like a tourist trap. I believe also that adjusting the menu for a restaurant week is kind of cheap thing to do, rather don't participate.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Fantastic.period. Must go. Best classic Italian food in NYC!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Good night out, food was good ,service was up to par

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was Phenomenal and Service Exceptional! The sauce on the escargot is Spectacular! Best Italian Restaurant in NYC!

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Food was horrible including bland, poorly prepared bland calamari and greasy eggplant rollatini. Salmon was ok. This place has become a fast food tourist trap.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Overall very good

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Th food was as goos as always. However one of the fun things about going to il mulino was the free snacks. They continue to offer a bread basket, fried zucchini, one piece of bruchetta and one piece of fresh cut parm.. However they cut out garlic bread, mussels and salami.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 16, 2017

This place was quaint and wonderful... delicious flavour, and a wonderful dining experience! It was recommended to me, and I will definitely do the same!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Wonderful services and friendly atmosphere. The food was so authentic and the wine list just irresistible. Must come back again soon!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Service was excellent. Presentation also excellent. We all had an exceptional meal and time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

A few of the dishes were very good although the chicken parm didn't live up to the hype or the outrageous price charged. Factor in it's probably the most pathetic wine list of any Italian restaurant I've seen (and they don't allow corkage), and the place simply isn't worth the price of admission.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

They should not have taken away apps put in table n for dinner. Salami and garlic bread

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Key West)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Excellent wait staff! Very friendly and accommodating:)

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Absolutely amazing. A must visit every time we are in NYC.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Classic New York establishment. Cozy, old world atmosphere. The food is spectacular and authentic. The cheese, zucchini, garlic bread, bruschetta, and salami were all amazing and that was before we even ordered! The pastas melted in my mouth. Service is impeccable. Fun but attentive. Definitely a power room. Great Village location.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Amazing as always

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 28, 2017

The food and service was outstanding! We celebrated our anniversary here, they couldn't have been more accommodating

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Food was excellent!! Service was amazing! Next time, I would avoid the grappa drink as it proved to be too strong later in the night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

As fads come and go, this gem of a restaurant, (even though it is now part of a "chain" of Il Mulino's) remains a constant and comforting experience to be enjoyed. It is current, yet a throwback to a New York of simpler times and solid Italian food. The place never fails and the experience is worth it. Is it perfect? Nope-tell me what is!?. Is it great? Yep. So, go and enjoy a special evening, superb service from real people and fantastic cuisine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Amazing! Loved it, the service was amazing and the food was the best Italian food I have ever had!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The food here is sprinkled with magic dust! It is above and beyond good!
The service is excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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