Morandi

4.5
1010 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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AM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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ET
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
98 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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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Food and wine and service

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OT
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
8 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Fallen off a cliff. Food quality just isn’t there anymore. A shame. It’s fixable. Great location. And it has been solid.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Annual Christmas luncheon with my friend. Great service and food. Will definitely go back.

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dynamisch Italiaans restaurant waarbij iedere cm2 is gebruikt om tafeltjes (en mensen) neer te zetten. Levendige atmosfeer, perfecte bediening, goede klassieke Italiaanse gerechten. Je gaat hier met name naar toe voor de sfeer.

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Houston
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Morandi. We are from Houston and every time we come in town we love to visit the restaurant. Delicious food !!!!

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AS
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

I made a reservation for Monday 12/17 at 630. I had suggested through Open table reservation if we could have a corner table. Unfortunately when we arrived they did not only not honor the corner table but they wanted to see by the bar. The food was delicious but the place was extremely crowded. Was not very impressed did the first time here.

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NF
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Good food, friendly service but seriously and dangerously overcrowded. Clearly greed took over and extra tables were crammed in to accommodate seasonal bookings. Consequently the restaurant became a Health and Safety hazard as it was almost impossible to move between tables. Noise levels were intolerable.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Very delayed meals and uncontrollable noise

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The lasagna special was not hot. The meatballs my mother ordered were cold in the middle. The cocktails were not impressive (don’t remember the names). And the noise level was way higher than advertised.

This place used to be great. Won’t be going back

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BB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lived upto expectations. Pasta was house made and delightful. Best octopus I have tasted since Greece. Tiramisu was the best ever.

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L
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good but smaller portions and very expensive.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was super courteous and made an amazing experience.

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C
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing. The service was terrific. The restaurant was buzzing with holiday parties. Will definitely go back.

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RM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Tight squeeze at table. Had to wait at bar for table, when our final person was minutes away. An extra $60 we didn't need to spend. Very good food, good wine list, overpriced.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 1

Loudddddddd

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JE
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very busy for a Tuesday night but we were not delayed being seated

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K
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

we have been to Morandi before, mostly in summer when it is great to sit outside. The service is great and the food very good too. However, this time we ate inside before going to the jazz club and it was packed over the top. Not sure it would have gotten through fire hazard tests... It was almost impossible to move once you were at table and the noise was absolutely preventing any conversation.

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PJ
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at Morandi. The food was amazing, and the service was exceptional.

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d
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A good, consistent spot, marred this time by frozen tiramisu, which suggests not fresh/not house made. Poor.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing service was on point always a great time can’t wait to come back

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S
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food well prepared, especially the pasta, in a convivial atmosphere

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I missed kissing my loved one 🤲

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