What Insiders Are Saying
Always packed Morandi in the West Village is a popular Girls’ Night Out spot serving Italian favorites. The porterhouse for two is amazing.
Always a great go-to spot in the west village for good food and a fun time.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
MORANDI is most solid in the essential basics -food/sevice/atmosphere /value.
Excellent pastas. Dessert gelatis were super.
Prices were fair and appropriate.
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.
Great. Food and wine and service
Great impromptu meal with the kids while visiting NYC!
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 ..
Always good energy at Morandi
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.
Excellent food and service!!!!!
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!
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.
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!
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
Fallen off a cliff. Food quality just isn’t there anymore. A shame. It’s fixable. Great location. And it has been solid.
Annual Christmas luncheon with my friend. Great service and food. Will definitely go back.
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.
We love Morandi. We are from Houston and every time we come in town we love to visit the restaurant. Delicious food !!!!
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.
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.
Very delayed meals and uncontrollable noise
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
Lived upto expectations. Pasta was house made and delightful. Best octopus I have tasted since Greece. Tiramisu was the best ever.
Very good but smaller portions and very expensive.
Staff was super courteous and made an amazing experience.
The food was amazing. The service was terrific. The restaurant was buzzing with holiday parties. Will definitely go back.
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.
Excellent food and service. Very busy for a Tuesday night but we were not delayed being seated
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.
It was our first time at Morandi. The food was amazing, and the service was exceptional.
A good, consistent spot, marred this time by frozen tiramisu, which suggests not fresh/not house made. Poor.
Food was amazing service was on point always a great time can’t wait to come back
Good food well prepared, especially the pasta, in a convivial atmosphere
I missed kissing my loved one 🤲