Il Mulino New York - Uptown

4.5
1065 reviews
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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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

We were recommended to this restaurant as a result of the impressive veal chop. The double cut veal chop lived up to expectations.
Unfortunately the rest of the meal did not impress. Too much oil in the zucchini chips & shrimp scampi oreganata. The focaccia bread was a let down. Also, the restaurant should make clear that their escargot is in some brown sauce which is quite far from the traditional French preparation (and not for the better).
The service was average. I had a hard time understanding the waiter but made out enough of his explanation of the specials. Also his attitude (facial expressions) towards the end of the meal were not kind (I don’t know what his problem was but he should be trained to keep it to himself).
I have no intention of returning or trying any of their other locations. I do event planning for group dinners, etc. I was hoping this restaurant could be an option. It was one of the least impressive experiences I’ve had.

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AD
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Very expensive, but worth the treat on a special occasion.

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m
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

our 3rd or 4th time here. seated promptly, small table for 2 barely enough room for the dishes, wine, etc.
service professional but seems rushed. crowd is mixed and not particularly elegant or well dressed. we began w a buretta/proscuitto appetizer, then a pasta dish which was a bit heavy on the olive oil but otherwise good. sole was also good. bottle of nice brunello priced about three times retail, which is a bit steep.
we had a full dinner, total tab over $500, and finished in 1 hour! not our usual fine dining experience.
In addition, the noise level here is extremely loud leaving little room for quiet conversation which nixes
a "business" or "romantic" or "good for date" connotation. we generally prefer side by side seating as noted in our profile but here it seems those table either don't exist or are reserved for 4

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DG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

When did dinning at Il Mulino become a race against time?
I was very much looking forward to last night's visit to a New York culinary institution, IL MULINO on East 60th Street. Our party of 4 arrived exactly on time at 7 and were seated. Unfortunately, from then on it was a race to the finish--at least for the staff and management. We were rushed to order cocktails, our wine, dinners, dessert and coffee. If any of us even paused to put down a fork, someone tried to remove our plates.
Then along with our dessert, the bill was slid casually across the table without our even asking for it. 1 hour 45 minutes later and $260 per couple lighter we were hustled out on to the 60th Street pavement.
There are many restaurants to choose from in Manhattan with excellent food, but how good is the restaurant if they do not give you the time to enjoy it? Needless to say, in the future I will be taking my business (and credit card) elsewhere

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m
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Never again. Before we got our coats off they were offering cheese, bread and other pre-dinner snacks. Went downhill from there. No one offered us a wine list even though we requested. In fact, took our wine glasses away. Everything was a rush but the actual delivery of items was always slow ad often wrong. They brought us the wrong wine, then the wrong entrees. No one seemed to "won" our table. We were asked several times about wine and order and in fact, ordered twice cause I guess they never did the first order? UI was a nervous wreck the whole time. NOT EXACTLY A RELAXING RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE. IN the end, we had to fight to get the bill AND they overcharged us for the wine but the fight was out of us. (we bought a $17/glass wine and were charged three times for a $30 glass. Really, really bad time.

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

Arrived early for a 3:30 reservation on Saturday. Seated immediately. Attentive service, delicious food.
Excellent experience

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SW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed our evening at Il Mulino but it was too rushed from the minute we sat down. Hadn’t had a chance to look at drink menu and they were putting food on the table. Then we felt rushed after we ordered our drinks to order our food. We appreciate attentive service but this was a bit over whelming.

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GF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Tasty complementary parm cheese and bread. What was branded as porcini mashrooms complementary starter was largely blackened zucchini void of any taste.

For starters we split the creamy pasta. Really good, however pricey for the size. Our main courses were partially our mistakes as we took the veal and chicken parm. Not much magic can one expect here. Both were floded in inexpensive cheese that reminds a lot of Ray’s pizza days. Generous size, however lacking in any depth with sour aftertaste as the melted mozz cheese floded the surface and the sides. We also had sauted spinach with garlic. Perfectly sauted spinach, yet void of not only taste, but also salt. I asked and got salt, but that didn’t move the needle by much. I sensed burned garlic from the kitchen. We doggy bagged most of our dinner.

Desert was tiramisu. We had some time before our babysitter had to leave so had desert. Corner cut we got (either begining or the end if a batch) very moist, but also lacking as the butter had entirely covered any flavor or sweet notes. $18.

Finally, our waiter finally cracked a smile and exposed his friendly side when he dropped off the check. The support staff was much nicer and truly attentive. Overall, not sure I will give it another shot.

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RB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal! We usually go downtown to the original location but didn’t feel like leaving midtown. So we tried this location. It felt like the original location. Food and service were on point. If you want Italian this is a place to eat at.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Cocktails Minuscule. Overrated. Salad good. Fish not too good. Been there previously and never again.

PS. Way overpriced.

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C
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was quite good. Wine list good but severely overpriced. Service was rushed initially till we asked them to slow it down. We felt like we were being processed versus served.

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

An enjoyable welcoming NYC restaurant. Good food and service and a nice buzz in the dining room. Food service was nicely paced and the menu selection was great. I enjoyed an excellently prepared branzino. Looking forward to our next visit.

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OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service
Will be back again soon

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not up to par.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

terrible service. made a reservation for 10PM.... we arrived at 10:10 and got yelled for being late, that the kitchen was already closed and that we were super late... by the way, we went to open table at around 9:45PM and made the reservation for that same day, so I dont understand a restaurant allowing guests to come dine at 10PM and closing the kitchen at 10PM sharp... if we had walked by and decided to enter that could be the case, but after making a reservation it's not acceptable.
Food was flavorless, badly prepared... and they were rushing us to leave.
Sad, because I used to love il mulino and would always go for dinner at every city they had one...
Wont come back and will tell people about they way they treat their guests.

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MG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Il Mulino. This was an outstanding dining experience. Very comfortable environment with an attentive staff supporting an outstanding waiter. All of our unique requests for small changes and additions to our appetizers and entrees were perfectly executed for us, not a detail was missed. Well done!!!!

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S
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely experience!

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RC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere is superb. Quiet, allowing for conversation at the table that is never strained in terms of speaking or listening. The quality of the food is excellent. Portion size is perfect for a good appetite. Table surface area for four people was a challenge given the size of serving plates and a penchant for additional sides.

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BS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas dinner was fabulous. Staff and food was phenomenal.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Food is cooked properly and delicious. The service is absolutely spectacular !! The cheese cake will beat the pants off any other cheese cake you have ever had - hands down.

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U
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

We live in NYC and have eaten at Il Mulino - Uptown probably 25 times. It has gotten progressively less enjoyable over time. This is likely the last time that we will eat there. It is available for take-away via Postmates. That is the best way to enjoy their food. Aside from the fact that the room is so loud you cannot enjoy pleasant conversation, from the minute you are seated, a small gaggle of staff deliver food items to the table, ask for drinks order and deliver menu's and read off the specials. From that point on, we were rushed through service and staff removed glasses and plates literally the second we were done. After we declined coffee or dessert, the check was delivered 15-seconds later. This is now simply a chain restaurant trying to turn tables to increase their number of covers each evening. It is a far cry from the fine dining restaurant that built their business. The prices may be justified for the quality of the food but certainly not for the ambiance.

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FT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We won't be going bak. We used to go ...regularly. This time killed it for us. My husband ordered a shrimp dish - the wrong one was brought out. The waiter actually argued with him and made him take what he thought he ordered. At these prices - the customer should always be right. Put a real damper on our Christmas Eve. To try and make things better he gave us some "limoncello" at the end to try and guarantee a good tip. I asked for bread twice - we had to ask for the cheese......not a great experience for Christmas Eve. I will stick with Quality Italian from here on in...this place has gotten too full of themselves. The customer should get what they want, he pointed it out the minute the dish was put down in front of him and the waiter actually ARGUED with him. Just ridiculous.

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C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

I have been to the Miami location countless times and have always enjoyed my experience. This particular location made me feel insignificant and undervalued because I didn’t want any truffles with my meal. There was favouritism towards other tables and a lot of “hidden” costs on my bill that I didn’t expect. For example, asking for a house glass of wine and finding out it was over $20 a glass at the end and I could have just purchased a bottle.
I was extremely disappointed but this is independent of the food because the meal was still phenomenal as always. Skip on this restaurant if you are in the area and hit the Miami location if you can!

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AE
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

As always I’m a big meh on Il Mulino. I’m not a huge fan but my m-i-l is so we went again when in nyc for Christmas. There are much better bolognese dishes in the city and I just don’t get it. Other dishes ordered were also ordinary.

I DO understand why the Il Mulino shuttered in NYC: much better alternatives imho.

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BM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

4 Clams in pasta vongole Protions small. Food is rushed. Felt like a diner

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JG
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places that delivers every time. Love the space, the staff and of course the food. Never disappointed. Always fresh and amazing.

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GV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal always is at it Mulino
Pricey but great service just tight and very loud!!

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Mulino never disappoints.Food and service always a 10 my favorite restaurant to visit when I'm in the city or on the island .

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FD
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Client/friend and family.

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c
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Decent food but super expensive. Would do it once but would not really come back

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M
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and great service, however we were unfortunately sat next to a very loud and I’m noxious table. When I did bring this to the attention of the maître d’ apologized and treated us to a drink and dessert on the house.

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JA
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I’m sad to report that Il Mulino is not the restaurant it used to be – at least it wasn’t this night. A great restaurant starts with at least good waiters. We went on a relatively light Thursday night at 8 o’clock, and there were very few seatings after us, and no one waiting by 8:30. We wanted a relaxed evening with our friends but our waiter approached us for our dinner orders no less than 10 TIMES in less than 10 minutes! We had to actually ask him to leave us alone for a few minutes - which he did not. Later, as we ate, the waiter and busboy continually reached over me to replace dishes, pour water, exchange silverware etc. The food itself was not as we remembered from past visits. The hors doevres were rushed and the scampi was grossly overcooked and tough. The veal scallopini, however, was excellent. The wait staff acted like they were doing you a favor by serving you....very unfriendly. There are too many excellent restaurants in New York, therefore that was probably our last visit.

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C
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was delicious but the service was busy but not in a good way. They are constantly swarming around you busing dishes before you are finished and trying to get you out of there ASAP. Given how expensive the food is this is so inappropriate and makes you feel rushed. Also the bread is hard to get I waited 10 minutes after requesting refill. Service is not personal and rushed.

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R
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

I LOVE Il Mulino in The Village. However, I've dined twice at this uptown location and both times consider it is a TOTAL RIPOFF! They eliminate much of the wonderful complimentary antipasto items customary at The Village location and portions on hat they do give are skimpy. Never again.

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n
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we’ve ever had. We like to call Il Mulino, our spot! We always leave happy.

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C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The il Molino in the Miami has decidedly better food, but the service in both are top notch. The servers make it a truly special evening

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LH
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. It is always a treat to be able dine at Il Mulino

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There’s no denying the amazing food that’s served at Il Mulino. They offer complimentary appetizers which were delicious! It includes fabulous breads and excellent quality parmigiana. We both ordered pasta since it is quite pricey. It’s beautifully prepared in the dining area. Just delicious. Wonderful flavors and textures. We also had a glass of the best Cabernet I’ve ever had. Service was impeccable. Great place for a special occasion or to treat yourself. Looking forward to goin again.

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