Il Mulino New York - Uptown

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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."

Executive Chef Michele Mazza, who hails from Naples, Italy, has proudly carried this tradition since 2003. Fresh ingredients, artistic preparation and impeccable service distinguish Il Mulino New York as one of the world’s premiere restaurants. In addition to fine dining, Il Mulino New York provides excellent off-site catering and products.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was almost perfect. The only problem is that they finish que dished inside the main area of the restaurant producing a lot of smoke and smell

MC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would go back for every meal!
Fabulous food and service!!
New favorite in NYC!!

l
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Chicken parm was waaaaaay tooooo salty! Wow!

AK
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Overpriced and overrated place. Average food. What we didn’t like is that we arrived for a late lunch (2 pm) and by the end of our lunch there was almost nobody to wait for us since they were all busy having their own lunch in the restaurant. I don’t intend them not to eat but if you have guests they should be priority and don’t leave them almost without service. Having lunch in the same premise as clients ?? Not sure about it while the clients are eating. Doesn’t look good for me.
Won’t come back

e
Montana
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great. Service was quick. The only issue was space. Given the small space, the tables are very close to the point that tables have to be moved in order to be seated

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience food quality lacking big time

OT
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner prefixe was wonderful. Love the old-school elegant Italian feel of this restaurant. Our servers and captain was spectacular as well. Great place

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Well, il Mulino was a disappointment!
Service wasn’t great for such a large staff - we were accosted by severs as we were seated which was overwhelming., but then it took a while to place our food order. The food was overpriced: calamari was average, chicken and steak were good.
They were out of both wines I wanted. The first replacement was too sweet, the second was ok but I know the wine and it’s cheap at the store but the markup was significant ($10 liquor store wine for $70!)
The tables are too close together and it feels very crowded. The noise level was high making it difficult to have a conversation.
It was way too dark - I had to use my phone flashlight to eat!
Overall, do not recommend!

JF
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to the uptown location. Within seconds of sitting down we were greeted with light appetizers including salami, bruschetta and a zucchini dish. We were then promptly greeted by a server who got our drink orders. My glass of water was never empty. The staff was superb. They were so attentive and made the dining experience very enjoyable. This isn’t a quiet setting but I don’t mind the noise. I think it makes the atmosphere more upbeat. My mom and I split the veal parm and arrabbiata pasta. They were nice enough to split them on two plates for us! Then we finished the meal with tiramisu which was absolutely amazing! Highly recommend if you want a 5 star dining experience

KP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, great service. A bit pricey, but worth it.

MH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in NYC. Wonderful service too!

CH
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in NYC

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f
New England
45 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Certainly a nice place with great food. Awesome location.

M
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very Good , Caprese Salad , Salmón was great, Tiramisu the must.

BO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would definitely recommend this restaurant to all my friends, as a matter of fact, one of my colleague just made a reservation for up coming Sunday lunch. Very attentive, professional, and most of all, great food. I can't wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very pleasant and the food was delish

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I went for restaurant week for lunch. $26 for appetizer and entree or dessert and entree. We made it very clear we were doing the restaurant week “deal” to the waiter. We ordered apps and entree. We didn’t read the fine print, and we were offered dessert by the waiter. I assumed this was included bc they had already whisked the menus away from us. If he knew that we were doing restaurant week, I’m unsure why he’d offer $20 each desserts. Yes that’s right, $20 PER PERSON. So, we got no sort of deal. Had dessert in the middle of the day for absolutely no reason, and spent $40 on it. Service was not good for the reason that we got absolutely tricked by this waiter. Spent over $100 instead of $52. Food was OK. Ambiance sucked. White walls... looked like a sketchy Italian restaurant on Arthur Avenue in the 80s where the mafia did deals. Very, very upset with this experience.

JM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good. How ever I am not sure a Baileys and a martini are worth $50. No to mention that the Maitre D made me leave my drink at the bar under the pretense that it would be brought to my table. And guess what that never happen. Why alienate people who can afford to pay $600 for dinner for 3 people regularly? I am not sure but it certainly not smart.

SZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Il Mulino Uptown. Been going to Village location for 30 years. Food was great and it was restaurant week so a real score.

H
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!

2
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service!

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Very load but it is Restaurant week

m
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

it was restaurant week so place was packed. had pleasant drinks at the bar: very good Negroni! shown to table where we were able to sit side by side, oherwise we would not have been able to hear one another. (this is generally a very loud place). service was appropriate and professional. there is a captain who you are obliged to tip separately on the check but he did not show until we had already ordered wine and only presented the menu, never discussed the dishes and was never seen again. we ordered appetizers and pasta: everything was excellent: I originally chose the cavatelli but this was no longer available so had rigatoni with a meat sauce. perfectly done and delicious. we did not order the restaurant week menu
I want to be fair: this was restaurant week so things were loud and a bit hectic, perhaps more so than usual since we have been here several times before.
I would say give it a try you will certainly dine well and hopefully be able to hear one another

B
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have dines at several of your establishments and the food is always amazing. Authentic Italian dishes. Bread, cheese and zucchini starters that are included are amazing!

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere e the food was very good the staff very attentive

JP
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

+ + & - -

+ Relatively serene ambiance, with uncrowded seating rarely found in the area

+ With carpeting, tablecloths and leather seats, noise level is below average

+ Staff is friendly and develops rapport with customers

+ Daily specials take advantage of opportunistic market purchases

NOTE: It is a tribute to NY’s cultural sensitivity and diversity that this establishment, with almost exclusively Latin American chefs, waiters and staff, provides a good approximation of the food and ambiance one might expect to find in a good restaurant in Rome or Naples. This isn’t something that can be done by formula.

- Air conditioning is difficult to manage. Keep a jacket or light sweater at the table.

- Wine list is meager, overpriced and has only very limited Italian selections.

- There is an odd disconnect between the pressure to order wine or drinks and the otherwise relaxed pace of dining. We were asked for drink orders before we had finished sitting down and then prompted to order another glass before the last was empty. Yet the menus took 5 minutes to arrive, there was no pressure to order food and the food was delivered at a relaxed pace. Coincidence?

- Somewhat overpriced, even for a pricey area.

HC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of my favourite restaurants in New York. One came in there for (late) lunch and stayed to eat a seciond time for dinner…:-). Top Italian food and wines. Last time airco was a bit harsh, but got changed rapidly.

JT
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The branzino is delicious as are the pastas. The aribiata is not that spicy and the baked clams are small but otherwise the experience was great and the desserts were perfect ways to end the meal!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Easily one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life. Incredible service and impeccable food. Not to be missed.

MP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best! They take care of you like you are familia!! As soon as you sit they are like ninjas with antipasti and cheese and drinks! Very intimate small place
Same waiters every time
We love it and come here every time we visit NYC! Even sometimes twice!! Highly recommended!!!!!

R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent but very expensive

OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wine by the glass very warm...at $30 a glass, a minimum of quality is exoected
Bad service, lack of attention, the waiters seemed too comfortable and bored
Not sophisticated food, very rustic and vulgar presentation
Tasted ok
Bad experience, will never go back

TB
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each time in NYC I'll Mulino is a must go! Never disappointed!

NC
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our regular favorite place in NYC. Food is always exceptional, ambiance is perfect.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The veal was very good but the pasta dishes were very disappointing.

LN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very dissatisfied with food, service, loudness. I specifically asked the very hurried waiter if the pork chops were tender because I did not want them if they were difficult to chew. They were so dry, no moisture at all. I had one bite and sent it back.

My husband’s veal was fair.

We will not be back again and quite frankly have no idea how Il Mulino is rated so highly. Il Mulino if years ago was superb - not anymore.

Not fair for people to pay extravagant prices for poor-fair preparation of food, and a waiter who is so busy/distracted that he didn’t offer the truth when asked and made us feel anxious with his high-strung demeanor.

We made reservations well in advance and stuck us next to the kitchen, jammed in with other small tables. Never again

JM
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of my favorite restaurants for Christmas Eve dinner in NYC. Our waiter had a bit of an attitude but other than that the experience was excellent

JE
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! We make a point to eat here and in South Beach!!

CP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Disappinting.

We had 8:00pm reservations and we called to change our reservation to 7:00pm and they were accommodating.

We arrived at the restaurant and sat at one of the tables in the front, the waiter took our order brought our food and we never saw anyone again. We had to beg to get water, actually for fine dining in Manhattan this was one of the worst experiences I have ever had. The food was mediocre, nothing was worth the price. There are many better options, I don’t recommend this location. If you need to try This restaurant choose the 3rd ave location or Atlantic City, better off going somewhere else.

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