Morandi

4.5
1031 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Opened by Keith McNally in 2007, Morandi is a rustic Italian trattoria located in the West Village. The restaurant is open from breakfast through dinner, as well as for brunch on weekends and for original cocktails or full meals at the bar. Acclaimed chef Tony Liu serves regional Italian dishes, which include the restaurant's classics as well as seasonal specials.

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The Infatuation
7.7

Always packed Morandi in the West Village is a popular Girls’ Night Out spot serving Italian favorites. The porterhouse for two is amazing.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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HA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Eating with my family. Good food and service. Nice place.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Had a great time chasing down waitresses. The table next to us did the same. They actually got up and literally flagged the waitress down.
Food was just okay. I felt bad for taking the birthday girl there.

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GA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere and great food

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TS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Waiter was so unattentive. We waited forever for our check only to find out she had left for the day when we finally tracked someone down to pay.

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MA
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bolognese, avocado toasted and carbonara pastas are great choices. The spritz are great for brunch.

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v
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came a bit early but were made welcome. Everything was lovely: service, food, attention level. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun time with friends!

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OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved our family dinner here. Love the lighting and the feel of the interior and they had a great Restaurant Week Menu. I had the raw fish appetizer, forget what kind it was!, and the Sea Bream entre with tiramasu dessert. All quite good.
The lighting is really nice and I'm always impacted by that so now a fan. The only thing that did get to me was the noise but we were able to have a good family conversation in spite of it. And we were there on a Friday night at 8 pm so, to be fair, that was the worst day and time for noise.
I would love to go back at 5.
My daughter had the pasta and loved it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

a little crowded, great food, great service

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D
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for dates, special occasions and larger group gatherings

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

It was a beautiful resturant. Very nice ambiance, excellent service. But the food left a lot to be desired for me and then the prices for subpar food was even more painful. There are plenty of beautiful Italian restaurants with better food in nyc. I would skip this one.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice lunch.. delicious pasta and salads. The service was on point and very relaxing to sit and enjoy our meal.
The ambience is rustic, cozy and spacious. This trattoria is located in the West Village.
The menu has many delicious options.
Will return in the future.

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TM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

we had restaurant week specials, which we know may not be your best items. appetizer branzino crudo was tasteless, risotto was poor quality, steak okay, frito misto which was regular menu just ok.
Been several years, back then I was very pleased, what happened? It was Monday night, not too crowded, just felt like kitchen no longer cares. Sorry, it was a birthday dinner, and we were disappointed.

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LG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morandi has a very warm and friendly welcoming atmosphere. The bartender was very astute at his Bourbon old Fashioned skills, I enjoyed it very much that I ordered yet another along with my husband's vodka. Food was delicious, service outstanding, very personable staff. We intend to return soon.

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London
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the neighbourhood feel where the atmosphere is lively and warm with families and couples eating and having conversations while enjoying good hearty food. A nice place to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon and evening.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Not nearly as good as it used to be

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday of out of town visitors

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PL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Feels like a restaurant out of a small town of Italy...but that's the only thing small about Morandi. Wait staff and food are definitely 5 star big city quality and the atmosphere is just perfect. Great for families early and date night after 7pm. This is has become a regular stop for us.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week risotto was a bit lacking but overall a very good meal and dinner in a nice place

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r
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I have been to Morandi in the past two weeks. Both times the food is outstanding and the atmosphere/service is excellent. Maybe it’s the restaurant, food or atmosphere but both times I’ve had one of the most enjoyable dinners in a long time.

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AM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great go-to spot in the west village for good food and a fun time.

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f
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 4ambience 1

The noise level ruined the entire evening. Literally could not have a conversation or hear the server. Also our two-top appeared to be placed in the middle of the main pathway for guests and servers. Large, heavy trays coming very close to our heads all evening long. Such a disappointment!

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ET
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

When you're going for jazz at Village Vanguard, Morandi could hardly be closer. Our party all loved our entrees and salads, especially the Pici al Limone. When you arrive early (6 pm), the place is quiet, but by the time you have finished your meal, the din is overwhelming. Be forwarned.

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TA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was just average. Pasta was not hand made. Pasta vongole was without any taste. Very expensive for what you get. Place so noisy you had to scream to the person across the table. So many better Italian restaurants in the village than this. Will not return.

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F
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 2

The noise level at this restaurant makes it impossible to have a conversation. We have dined here at breakfast & lunch which are quieter times, but dinner was quite literally sound at the pain level. I think it should be tested.

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L
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

YUM YUM YUM. Such a lovely evening, delicious wines, wonderful service and delicious food. I wish you would leave the olive oil at the table though!

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FF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere, food was excellent - but SO loud my friend and I could barely hear each other. Not the place for a Sunday brunch catch-up conversation; more for younger people who don't mind yelling! As a 66 year old who keeps fit w/yoga, walking and rowing, I found the level of noise quite exhausting.

Not that I wouln't go back - I'd just try and choose a time that was less rowdy.

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We had a 9pm reservation. We were not seated until around 9:25pm, and while that's not overall that big of a deal (the very friendly host offered us a glass of wine or appetizer to make up for it), the waiting area by the bar was so slammed and loud that it was a very uncomfortable wait. And the crowd was not a respectful bunch. Loud, rude, pushy is how i could best describe the crowd. But that's what you get at 9pm on a Saturday night I guess? Food was not great - the complimentary burrata that was brought to us was sour tasting. Eggplant parmigiana dish was gross. Fried olives were outstanding. We were happy to go back to Brooklyn after that meal. (Side note - our server was friendly and efficient).

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DR
Philadelphia
117 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

MORANDI is most solid in the essential basics -food/sevice/atmosphere /value.

Excellent pastas. Dessert gelatis were super.

Prices were fair and appropriate.

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OT
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Great food AND ALWAYS HORRIBLE SERVICE

I typically order in their food to get away from their horrible service. I waved my arms like a crazy person to get anyone to provide service 5 times. Nothing...nada...be prepared for wishing you just got the food to go.

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Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Food and wine and service

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London
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great impromptu meal with the kids while visiting NYC!

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s
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place ! The only negative is the portion size is not great value for the price . Other than that I’d give it 9’s across the board ..

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TS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good energy at Morandi

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

The food was good but the ambiance was not great. It was extremely loud even at 6:30pm and we were placed next to a large drunk boisterous party. Looking for an intimate dinner for two this was not a good location for us.

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JG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!!!!!

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ED
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We LOVE Miranda been coming for at least 10 years. Don’t change a thing. Would have given 5 stars if our waiter(Michael) wasn’t so abrupt and full of himself. Other than that, soooo good!! Always make time for Miranda when we are in the city!

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful time dining here. Everything was very good and the service was outstanding. A nice décor indicative of what you may find in different locations in Italy. The food was excellent and portioned reasonably. Take the time to enjoy some fine Italian food. You won't regret it.

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TL
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Christmas Day dinner at Morandi and it just might be our new tradition! Our young children (2 and 4) were happily welcomed and the kitchen staff was kind enough to modify menu items for them. The food was delicious and a mix of menus- some items were from the regular dinner menu and there was a special holiday menu, too. We will be back!

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DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

In the past I have enjoyed my dining experience at Morandi. However this time was an exception. Table was crowded into bar area. We were all on top of each other. Waitress totally overwhelmed and rarely came to our table. We had to ask the woman busing the tables for drinks. Waitress could
Not explain menu questions. Salad came and was nothing like description. halibut and salmon dishes were ordinary and not worth the price. If this had been my first time here I would never return. Now I will have to think twice choosing Morandis as an option

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