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Il Mulino New York - Downtown

4.8
1096 Reviews
$50 and over
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."

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richardr
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

its not what it used to be. We waited an hour for entrees and 30 minutes for a check. the food was okay, not outstanding like it used to be. It is fine, but not the icon of past days. sad.

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JosephR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great people. George, Andres, Nicola, are the best!

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vipronc
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great traditional Italian restaurant. Cozy atmosphere, delicious food, classy service. Healthy portions and nice complimentary opening dishes.

As a New Yorker, I am used to seeing trendy restaurants come and go. Il Mulino has been here a long time because they focus on serving delicious food.

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Daniel
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the staff was amazing. The food is incredible. Service is too notch. We try to go for any and every special occasion

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HenryB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Scallops pancetta was fantastic

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RonnieR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was above and beyond. Beautiful setting for a bday celebration. The chef was able to accommodate our requests with no problem.. Can't wait to return.

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vipjefftennis
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rudy and Hugo were outstanding, as the food and the atmosphere, just lovely

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ErikaR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal- just as great as ever! First time back in almost a year and it was better than I remember. Service was everything you’d want. My husband and I had octopus and baked clam apps, Red Snapper Livornese and Langostines with Risotto- all perfect. Can’t wait until bar is open so we can stop in for a quick drink and apps which we really miss doing! We’ll be back for dinner again soon!

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vipwrva
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal at an Italian classic. Staff and the food where terrific

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food highly mediocre. Service top notch. Super expensive

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible waiters, such an amazing meal, one you’ll remember for a really long time

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JeffreyS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been back to Il Mulino since before the pandemic began, and I am very happy to report they have not lost a thing during these awful times. The food was as spectacular as ever, the service impeccable, and the manager Claudio made it feel like coming home again.

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vipLauren
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dinner was to celebrate my sister's birthday and it was absolutely wonderful! Fun wait staff and DELICIOUS food!

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NinaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was fantastic with his customer service, love going there!

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FLASH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely birthday dinner for my fiancee here. They provided us with a quiet table in the corner, and the service was exemplary. We shared a few apps, langoustine, and one of their signature pasta dishes. Classic after dinner drink and cake sealed the deal. Always top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service - all around. Food was superb.

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vipPampers
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was attentive, professional and friendly. Food was delicious. We sat in outdoor enclosure with very loud fan overhead.

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Breadislife
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best service in nyc. Very good food although a bit pricey

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vipMichaelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Il Mulino, one of the best outdoor setups in the city. Food was great, George (waiter) is the man. Thanks for the great service

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in NY. Delicious food. Great service. Clean. Safe.

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vipLisaM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The little house outside was warm and Cozy. Loved dinner and even had a little cheeky Sunday wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful meal and George took such good care of us. Love the cozy and warm outdoor setup!

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vipRickK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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DianeK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wasn’t able to go because of the pandemic, but I love this place so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply The Best Italian In NYC!

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vipLouiseM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were almost 30 minutes late - we called to let them know and they were so gracious, never mentioned it after we arrived. The food was perfect - we ordered a lot of different things for 6 of us to to share and every single thing was delicious. Our waiter was fantastic - just the right amount of friendly. New favorite restaurant for special occasions.

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PatriciaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Sadly it's not the place it once was. We will continue to go because it's an old favorite but we will need to lower our expectations. For a long time it was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I went here for my birthday with my parents and could not have had a better experience. Would recommend to anyone who wants full service, great wine, and great food.

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vipFoodie411
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the complimentary bruschetta, zucchini and Parmesan starter. We ordered a pasta to share as a starter. The Bronzino could easily feed two. I recommend adding the tomato from the bruschetta on top with olive oil. If they bring you grappa, lemonchello is also avail. Love this restaurant. One my top 5 in 30 years in NYC.

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AmieG
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and top notch service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and special memory!

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vipWadeJ
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening! Always outstanding! Great service and wonderful food!!! Best authentic Italian in New York City!!!

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vipOJPJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food at Il Mulino is very good, but the service was erratic, included too many people who didn't know what the others were doing, and ended up forgetting what we'd requested. Too much "shtick" in the waiters presentations of the food - funny, but a bit silly. And the price was too high: for four people who drank little, and had no appetizers, including tip, the bill was $325. If the ambiance had been better, and the service what you expect from an expensive restaurant, it might have been more worth it, but I'm afraid we won't be returning.

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Jennifer
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate my birthday. Everything was perfect! The food was amazing and the service was excellent. We’ll definitely be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother-daughter trip to nyc to celebrate 17th birthday.

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vipElleiNad
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A truly authentic Italian experience. I would give the service level higher if able. Our table side prepared pastas were amazing and everything was fresh and delicious. A perfect and cozy Manhattan memory.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best- every time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
308 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! It’s the best. We try to eat here every time we come to New York. I’m sure the other IL Mulinos are good but I’m sticking with the original. The service cannot be any better!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic tasty Italian. The staff are wonderful. It’s not just a great Italian meal, it’s an amazing Italian dining experience!! Highly recommend.

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MollyH
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Dinner!!! Outstanding Food and Service.

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Il Mulino New York - Downtown is rated 4.8 stars by 1096 OpenTable diners.

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