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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JP
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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.

NW
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
6 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
38 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
12 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
34 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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Il Mulino was great. Attentive servers make the resteraunt the “land of yes:”

FD
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We sat at the worst table in the restaurant. Hostess talked us into sitting in the front of the restaurant. It was freezing cold and Staff continuously and I mean continuously walked in and out of front door to go upstairs. I’m not sure what was upstairs but every time they opened the door cold air came rushing in. Our food was cold because of that. It wasn’t the customers, it was the staff congregating at the front door. As for the wait staff, they basically forgot about us sitting in the front until it was time to hand us the bill. That was pretty funny. They never even asked if we wanted coffee. We ordered an expensive bottle of wine and had to ask twice to refill our wine glasses. They put the bottle of wine in a wine bucket far away from us. I have been to this restaurant 4 times in the past and was always pleased. We were beyond disappointed this time. Total waste of money.

LN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We’ve eaten here for years and for some reason this restaurant and location was completely off yesterday. It was unfortunate for being from out of town with high expectations... it was not the best... we always order the same dishes... veal Marsala and the rack of lamb... the veal was over cooked and the potatoes were almost cold. Unfortunate. We told the server as well as the captain... they offered dessert but while check our bill they charged us for the veal dish as well as the chocolate cake... unbelievable... oh well... back to better service at the IL Mulino in Sunny Isles.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We were seated almost one hour after our reservation.

RM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The meal was rus

DG
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot. Never disappoints

GH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing, service was close to faultless. Tables, however, are very close together and it gets very loud in the restaurant.

S
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven't gone here please do yourself a favor and go. Fantastic service and even better food.

J
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and abundant! A must if you are in NYC.

SM
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Was looking forward to our dinner... we sat down ordered a drink and the waiter asked what we wanted to order... we told him we needed a minute... he informed us the kitchen would close in ten minutes... so.... if that is the case don’t accept 9:30 reservations... the food was great but we were rushed.. to the point it was uncomfortable...

SN
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice room. Mediocre food and uninspired service.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food.

We’re from south Florida and when we’re in town we always have a meal here

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible food and service! One of our favorites in the city. But make a reservation because it fills up fast!

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!

S
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still at the restaurant

w
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Did not live up to our expectations based on prior reviews.
Generally bland and somewhat flavorless. Would not recommend.

DR
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I arrived to a mostly empty restaurant at 1230 on a weekday and had excellent service, interesting dishes to choose from and a variety of treats served before our order was taken, compliments of the chef. The ballet of small plates served and silver and porcelain placed and removed from the table was well choreographed. My bride had the lemon chicken and I had a salad with arugula and avocado and pasta with clam sauce..

d
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very loud and tight but understand it is what it is and did enjoy the meal

L
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

They packed us in the room like sardines which was not at all fun or comfortable. I would not go back to this restaurant.

JS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Food and service excellent. Our go to upscale dining restaurant when we visit the City.

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent but we were rushed ! They brought the food way to quickly and acted as though they wanted to turn the table ! The couple sitting on both sides of us said the same thing ‼️the wait staff was very nice but when we spoke to the manager he was a jerk and very obnoxious ! If you want to dine and have a great meal go somewhere else

LN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Lovely food as always. It was all a bit rushed as we were the last of the afternoon dinners starting at 3pm. It felt like it was a race to get us out by 4pm so that they could prepare for the evening dinner rush. (Starter, main and desert in 1hour.....)

Would definitely go back, but not starting at 3pm

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food...very small restaurant and wasn't seated until 30 minutes after reservation.

FB
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't use the word exceptional often, however this was a meal that defines the word. From the service to the food itself it was all perfect.

TC
Poconos
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Overcrowded. Noise level was very loud. Service was extremely rushed to where we had to stop the waiter from removing our food until we were finished. The food was average and very expensive. We will not be back.

MD
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is Amazing... food, service best in the city

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