Il Mulino New York - Uptown

4.6
906 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
LUNCH MON - SAT 11:30PM - 3:30PM
DINNER MON - THU 5:00PM - 11:00PM,
FRI-SAT- 5:00PM-12:00
SUN 4:00PM- 10:00PM
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Phone number
(212) 750-3270
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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
Madison Ave and Park Ave alt # 917.242.5511
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Parking details
Take the 4, 5, 6 to 59th St. or the N, Q, R to 5th Ave / 59th St.
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Special events & promotions
Allow our events team to assist in creating unforgettable memories for your group. Please contact events@ilmulino.com to inquire.
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 906 People Are Saying
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Charlotte
12 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance! Excellent food and service. A treat to have dinner at Il Mulino.

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HF
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect setting for an important business lunch. Overall excellent experience.

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WG
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service excellent food - first time to the uptown restaurant. We will be back!

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Chicago
8 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the location in Miami and was thrilled to replicate the experience in NYC. Food is outstanding! The welcome treats are amazing. Servers were excellent.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn't find a better, more welcoming place with exceptional food.

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Las Vegas
7 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Estuvo muy bien, no se porque no anotaron que estuvimos allí

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New York Area
6 reviews
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Old world kind of dining experience, but casual dress is not turned away.

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Las Vegas
1 review
2.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We’ve dined many times at Il Mulino. Tonight, they were off. We were shuffled between a number of servers - all of whom seemed put off to have to serve us.

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New York Area
398 reviews
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our meal was outstanding. We skipped appetizers and ordered the langustine with risotto. Incredible. We had lovely hors'doerves in the form of aged parmesan, lots of bread choices, egg plant, etc. Lovely wine, which we always order and they remember.
Expensive lunch but well worth the price.

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Houston
97 reviews
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant
Wonderful food
Energetic
Never disappoints

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Miami
6 reviews
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best food

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for a nice dinner on the last night of our visit to NYC and were not disappointed!! Immediately brought us cheese, bread, zucchini (wonderful), and bruschetta! All was fabulous and waiter was very helpful to us in explaining many menu options. Not inexpensive but well worth it as food and service was all outstanding...

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JW
New York Area
2 reviews
1.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Very disappointing! Asked for a quiet corner table when I made my reservation. We were seated in the middle of the room and the noise level was unbearable... as was the service. People that came in after us were served and finished before us! Would not recommend the restaurant. They didn't even try to accommodate us.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent considerate service, and excellent food

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B
New York Area
38 reviews
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We would have enjoyed our meal more if we hadn’t been seated next to a table of twelve we’ll-oiled men, who talked and laughed as if they were in a private room. I guess it made them feel important but it was hard for our party of four to have a conversation and enjoy an expensive (for us) but delicious meal. I don’t know how to avoid that kind of thing, particularly in a small restaurant, but I would welcome suggestions!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
1.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

As good as the night started was how poorly it ended. I went here with my girlfriend for restaurant week and we chose the $80 menu with one wine pairing. They gave us a lot of complimentary appetizers that took us pleasantly off guard but soon realized that this was done to mask later issues. The food was sub par for a 4 dollar sign restaurant. Eggplant was forgettable, pasta was ok, ravioli was very good with an intense mushroom flavor. My biggest frustration was the wine pairing or lack thereof. I had to ask the waiter twice about the wine pairing, and when I asked they seemed confused and brought out a glass of unknown wine to me. There was no explanation as to what wine this was, how many years, country of origin, grapes used, how it complimented the meal AT ALL. I was just simply given a random glass of wine for $40. I reminded the waiter for my next course about the wine pairing and they gave me a white wine for a filet mignon! Forget the fact that they gave me a white wine with a red meat, the white wine was so acidic I could not even stomach it and refused to drink it. It really did not feel like there was any wine pairing planned and they simply poured me a glass of whatever was available. Very disappointing experience, especially for a 4 dollar sign restaurant. And to top it off, later that day I was very sick from the meal, so something must have been prepared incorrectly. Would not recommend going here, as I can only imagine the regret I would have if I went here NOT during restaurant week when the meals are full price.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible and authentic dishes in a lively atmosphere. Lovely experience, recommended 10/10.

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New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went out with husband before our show and everything was amazing. Attentive staff, great menu, great food and superb night.

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Mulino is always Il Mulino. Consistently highest level of food, preparation,service excellent and appropriate wine list. I have been going to the 3rd and Thompson location since 1994. It was our first time uptown and we were delighted.

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L
Houston
18 reviews
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just incredible! Goran and the rest of the crew left us speechless. Amazing eggplant meatball and sauce, out of this world truffle pasta. Many wine choices and spectacular service. I couldn’t recommend more highly

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful. First time to uptown location. Expensive, but food was great.

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Mexico City
1 review
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uno de los mejores restaurantes de todo NYC. Una atención excepcional y muy personalizada. La comida espectacular, una extraordinaria cava de vinos italianos.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Birthday - although we had indicated as such when reserving and mentions on arrival. They needed to be reminded at end of dinner. Waiter seemed to be a bit smug. Food was extraordinary one of the best meals that I have had in a long time. .

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JP
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Our favorite Italian in the city.

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P
New York Area
2 reviews
1.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

More than average food; too heavy and far away from traditional refined italian. Noisy place with little room to move (tables are too close to each others). Quality of service was very poor, Never again!

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DD
New England
3 reviews
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner!! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a delicious Italian meal. Zanco(our server) was a delight!!!

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W
New York Area
5 reviews
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Mulino never disappoints! Consistently sublime! Excellent food, impeccable service, divine wine and truffles galore!

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FG
Houston
7 reviews
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I’ll Mulino knocks it out of the ballpark with service. From the moment we sat down the staff were very attentive, professional and knowledgeable. One of our favorite spots in NY for authentic Italian.

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C
New England
19 reviews
5.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you love Italian food, you'd have a hard time finding it better elsewhere. Il Mulino is among my favorite restaurants. The food and service is truly outstanding.

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RS
1 review
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good found but tiramisu dessert was dreadful, akin to something from Olive Garden

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All good
Guested birthday lady who enjoyed

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went in for an early lunch that was delicious and perfect.

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, & ambience! My favorite Italian restaurant!

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HK
1 review
4.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food .very good service. Work on the street detracted a bit.

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SM
New York Area
7 reviews
3.0Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We very rushed throughout the entire meal. It seemed as if all they wanted us to do was eat quickly and leave. While the food is good, having time to enjoy ones meal and company is also part of the dining experience. Apparently, Il Mulino does not seem to recognize that.

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g
New York Area
12 reviews
3.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food but way too dark...a lot of people I noticed were using their cell phones for light as well as myself.

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l
New York Area
5 reviews
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Il Mulino, and it was just as memorable as the first one. Great Italian cuisine, seamless and attentive service, quality wine list from Italy and beyond, this small restaurant on the Upper East Side is one to savor again and again.

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Philadelphia
1 review
2.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

My husband and I were very disappointed with Il Mulino (uptown). When we arrived, we were escorted to our table (we had the option of either the smallest table in the restaurant, or a larger one which was next to the bar). The maitre d suggested the latter since it was larger. However, this was probably a mistake as this table was located next to the bar, practically on the outset of the dining room, in a busy area where the servers would congregate. Unfortunately, my husband’s seat was in the walkway where the servers were constantly going back and forth coming up to the bar, grabbing things from the bar (their arms were literally inches away from my husband’s face). So our night started with prob the worst seat in the house. Overall, the food was fairly decent. Although, we were just uncomfortable with how “aggressive” if you will, the servers were as they immediately plopped complimentary starters on our table (bread, bruschetta, etc), quickly swapped them out for our appetizer, and before we knew it, our dinner was served. (Our entrees were served around 9:50 PM...mind you, we arrived to the rest around 9:15 PM. My experience at upscale restaurants is generally less rapid fire.) We felt completely rushed throughout this evening which was supposed to be a relaxing night celebrating my birthday. Very disappointing.

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RS
New York Area
31 reviews
3.0Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Tried this location again and it is just not close to being up to par let alone way above. Service was pretty much non existent. Food was good not excellent as it should be. So much I can say but why bother. Experience was just not great like it should be. Friday night and place was not busy. Maybe others concur? Sadly, I won’t be back

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R
New York Area
6 reviews
4.0Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Il Mulino is one of those old standards that continues to stand the test of time. Once you get past the hostess, the service is excellent. The food is delicious if not predictable. The price is high but not other-worldly. The soft shell crab was in season and I ordered it from the List of Specials. Wonderfully cooked with spinach that was clearly fresh. Il Mulino never disappoints.

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