Morandi

4.6
930 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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 627-7575 ext. 0
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th Avenue
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Public transit
A, B, C, D, E, F or M train to West 4th
2 or 3 train to 14th Street or 1 train to Christopher Street.
Additional
Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

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.
What 930 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were sitting in New York for a conference and I was referred to this restaurant by a friend and it did not disappoint! It was charming, delicious, fun and our server made all the difference in our experience! Can’t remember his name but he had just moved to New York a few years ago and was delightful!

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Waited over an hour and past our reservation time..... it was a birthday dinner. They did not seem very concerned with the delay although did send over some Prosecco (not all our guests even drank it since it was so late).

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KB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful per usual. Brought my family from Oklahoma and they loved it

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 2

The hostess was incredibly rude and was so desperate to take our table away after 1.5 hours that even the waiter felt bad. I will
Never return to Morandi

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M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Salty food that i would do better at home. Too much noise. People were screaming on the table next to ours

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FF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the food, but it was so noisy that our ears were ringing!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Ambience is great, food is nothing special and the noise level is excessive.

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SA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Shrimp, cantaloupe, watermelon salad was mediocre - shrimp were small, fruit not fresh. Pastas were mediocre and arrived lukewarm - no Parmesan offered and couldn’t find waiter for 15 min. Shrimp was comped- which was appreciated. Overall food has declined over the years.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service and ambience always good, but quality of the food has been slipping recently.

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BO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good value for the price. Excellent pasta dishes and not so much that you were overwhelmed. All in all, a good place for dinner!

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SA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Loved our waiter! The food was really good but the room gets really loud. That just means it is truly popular because the food is so good but be prepared.

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R
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!!!! The food was fantastic. I had the Cacio e Pepe and my wife had the Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe we shared each and it's hard to say which one was better. The service was great as well. Highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious pasta. Good service. Good ambiance.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was Ok, lots of children which was unexpected. A cute brunch place but nothing amazing. Nice big space if you have a big group.

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k
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was not very fresh or enticing - long wait for poor quality - you guys need to step it up- great ambiance but food is not served hot or very interesting in terms of quality - sorry I love the space and bar

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CZ
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful time and dinner. However, It was very loud

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JG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Love the food and ambiance. Tables were much too close and the noise level was off the charts. It was difficult to hold a conversation without shouting.

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AE
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food. Definitely a repeat.

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L
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was okay. Nothing extraordinary but good. Service wasn’t the best either.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

Amazing place to dine al fresco - service is a challenge because it’s a bustling restaurant because the food runners don’t speak English and the waiters go into hiding after you order. Can be a real challenge if you are on a schedule or a mission for a day of rosé

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k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morandi is a West Village favorite of mine! The home-made hand rolled pasta is unreal! Excellent food and excellent wine. Always a great meal!

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N
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Extraordinarily noisy. Hard to hear across the table. Don’t ask for something not on the menu, the pricing is silly high. Very expensive wine list.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Ac was not working

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h
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food for the price, wonderful atmosphere and selection

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Quite possibly the worst dining experience of the year. Very Poor service inattentive servers. Not sure on what planet the eggplant parmesan would be recognized as such. A hard cold thick crusted stack of mostly basil with minamal eggplant and sauce. Would rather eat an outdated Stouffers frozen entree. Over cooked pasta with not enough sauce to cover. No redeeming qualities.

Servers never inquired as to why I took only two bites.

Cold bread no pepper. Weak wine list. No ice in water and very poor quality of rest room .

A thousand better places to go in Manhattan. Is this really a Kieth McNally experience?

Very very disappointing.

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CH
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good as it gets for an authentic, excellent restaurant.

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DS
New England
36 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Casio de pepe was good but not memorable. Eggplant entree was chewy and seemed to be deep fried.. Restaurant graciously removed eggplant from bill. Dessert was good. Service was attentive.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Really busy so nice atmosphere in one way but the server was too busy to give us full attention. Main problem was that the starters were good but the main course pasta dishes were pretty bad and would expect more at this kind of eatablishment. Wouldn’t go back.

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GR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic excellent great food. Best outdoor space in manhattan

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Could add a few more options to the menu but still excellent

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AG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a good choice, Morandi long ago passed the three visit test for winning my affection. The food, atmosphere and experience consistently please. It’s simply an easy place to have an enjoyable meal.

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite places in the neighborhood to have a breakfast meeting.

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LF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Too noisy. Poor food. Very slow service. Wrong drinks eventually arrived after long wait.

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CH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I happened to come across the restaurant after walking around the village during a wine tour two years ago. And we’ve been coming here ever since. Between the delicious food and wonderful wine selection, this is our slice of dining heaven whenever we’re in the city. :)

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s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Sadly the food was just average. Basics were basic and not even that good. Ordered baratta. Perfectly ok but the tomatoes (during high tomato season) were cold and not ripe. Tomatoes shouldn’t be refrigerated in the first place. Spaghetti carbonara was watery and had littl flavor. Bread was not offered. The noise level was horrendous, our reserved (a week in advance) table for 3 was a table for two in the corner. We had to wedge in and were made to wait 15 minutes. Wouldn’t recommend.

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JV
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, loved being able to be outside on a gorgeous fall evening. Food was delicious and service was wonderful.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service & food

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JB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I have been to the restaurant a few years ago and on that visit it was great. This visit was poor. Food had slid across plate for appetizer and main. Table surface was dirty. Table was small. Restaurant needs refurb. Meal was expensive for what we received. Server did not offer us dessert or coffee before he brought the check. So we left.

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SI
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food is marginal.

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CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great!

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