Il Mulino New York - Downtown

4.8
878 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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 878 People Are Saying
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Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food ever!!!!

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh My Gosh! From the start where you are given thinly sliced grilled zucchini pieces, to the end with the after dinner drink, II Mulino impresses. The garlic bread, cheese, 5 other options of bread all before your apps come blew us away. The service was impeccable. Gotta check this place out. We will be coming back every time we go to NYC

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L
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, hospitality and ambiance! A wonderful evening!

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London
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Wonderful service and delicious food!

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to the whole team at Il Mulino for the wo derful experience. Food was absolutely fantastic. Authen5ic Italian vibe and cuisine

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Waiter should have informed us price os rack of lamb and not be chocked,!,,

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in New York City. Bar none. Every single thing they prepare is the most outstanding version of that dish possible. LOOK OUT FOR THE SPECIALS. Get the black truffle ravioli, the rack of lamb is unbelievable, and the dessert of the poached pear soaked in white wine and topped with zabaglione will knock you out. Wine list could be improved a bit, but not enough of a flaw to take away from the delicious food. Wonderful, wonderful place.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

All went well till I figured they charge me a different dish I ordered and cost $90 instead of the $45 I thought ... they said I ordered something different ... but i thought client is always right ! Did not happen this time

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BP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant t, wonderful time. Food is outstanding.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As per the last 10000 million times, fantastic. Never a single complaint !

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Was very disappointed with the overall experience. The ambiance felt unrefined and claustrophobic with waiters buzzing around and serving very casually and rushed. The food was mediocre at best and very expensive. We had to send back the porcini ravioli special (which came out suspiciously quickly) as it was drowned in a sauce that was too creamy and sticky and tasted like out of a can. The meatballs were average. The veal chops and the rack of lamb specials were ludicrously expensive ($72 and $90, respectively!!) and were not very good. The veal chop was the biggest disappointment of all. While it was appropriately cooked (medium rare) you could not taste the veal at all since it was covered in garlic, garlic crusted, garlic oil, garlic everything! All you could taste is garlic which stayed with me until the very next day. The lamb was over cooked and covered in a sauce which was too sour and overpowering. The best part of the meal was the wine - a brunello for $170. For this price tag do yourself a favor and go to Le Bernardin....not this atrocious restaurant.

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RV
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal food recommendations wine, ask for Rudy and share a grappa with Andrea. The most amazing buffalo mozzarella app and delicious pasta with white truffle and veal piccata to die for! Service impeccable. Overall A+ and we have eaten a lot of Italian food.

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

Great whenever with whoever for whatever occasion

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ET
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Mulino never disappoints. After dining there for over 20 years you appreciate the culinary experience. Every bite is perfect and you don’t want the meal to end. The Ricotta Cheesecake is to die for!

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KS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner exceeding expectation...top notch service and the food was memorable. I highly recommend the veal milanese and the spaghetti carbonara. You will not be disappointed.

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Best place in the city!

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great, we should have selected meals effectively if pricing was announced upfront in reciting specials

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DM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous time and Rudy was terrific! The food was great and I would have given it a five except the soup was too salty. This is definitely on my list when returning to NYC.

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LN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service from start to finish. Was initially surprised to see a lot of traditional Italian dishes on the menu, but pleased to discover that they were exquisitely prepared. Would highly recommend this establishment for a wide range of occasions.

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b
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been going for 30 years. Never gets tired, never disappoints. Food is simply amazing and always surprised and pleased by specials. Service is impeccable yet friendly and so accommodating. Is it expensive yes, but they make you feel special and worth it.

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best classic Italian dinner New York has to offer!

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BB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

OMG! Biagio is amazing! He makes every guest feel special. He is Il Mulino. I’ve been to Il Mulino Prime but they don’t have a Biagio. It was my Father’s birthday and Biagio went above and beyond for him. In the dark! The lights went out in the dining area temporarily but Biagio did not break a sweat. I look forward to visiting Il Mulino again just for the food and Biagio’s timeless service alone. Worth it! The Branzino was amazing by the way!

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JK
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! What an incredible meal. Our waiter was so nice and friendly and helped us with the menu. The chef sends out delicious zucchini, salami, chunks of parmesan, among other things. Amazing! We definitely will go back the next time we are in NYC!

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service.a bit pricey but well worth it.would go back .

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JA
Los Angeles
363 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is really good in the menu is varied. They start you out with a lot of little plates of food that are delicious. I had the Oso Buco which was very tender and tasty. We are Asian but not from Asia. We don’t speak another language. When we entered and departed, they spoke Japanese to us. I guess they were trying to make us feel comfortable but it was a little weird. Service was really good.

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O
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, special ambience.
Best Italian in town?

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MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is authentic southern Italian. The service is impeccable. Food is delicious.

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j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
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
11 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
96 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
5 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
3 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
36 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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