Morandi

4.5
1059 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.

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.
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MC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been wanting to go for quite a while and it lived up to expectations. Delicious! Great ambience as well.

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S
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , friendly and accommodating staff! Nice dining experience.

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ML
Miami
76 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Great experience with the host. But once the waiter took over it went DOWN HILL. I have dietary preferences and I notified the restaurant in advance. These are not even hard - I am a vegetarian. That’s it. Well, the waiter offers me octopus when I ask what veg entrees he recommends. He then went to pasta bolognese. It was clear he had zero clue about vegetarian diets. No biggie. I decided to make it easy and ask if the kitchen could make a plate of any vegetables. First he fought me saying it “he need not bother asking” as he “already knows the kitchen’s answer.” Wow. I ended up ordering a horrid side dish of spinach. Who goes to dinner for this type of inflexible service? There are lots of vegetarian preferences. This should be easy people.

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, and the servings were sufficient. I like the cozy atmosphere. The servers were very attentive, and made sure I was comfortable. They made sure my glass was filled with water and everything was available that I wanted. A nice experience.

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SB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Been here many times. Always loved it. Service, wine list, food, all amazing. It's one of our
go to's in the Village. Thanks Morandi.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious homemade pasta with courteous informative waitstaff love love love food and atmosphere

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B
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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d
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location! Great food!

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SY
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our go to'italian in nyc great food and 5hemtypicql nyc noise level. Not a place for a romantic date

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D
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a charming restaurant. Great food, great service. I would go back again and bring friends.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good but very small portions.
Host rushed us out of our seats because reservation after us.
Very cute ambiance

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R
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

I would certainly not celebrate a birthday there again. My note that we were celebrating a birthday was completely ignored.

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j
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is my new spot for a pre-Village Vanguard evening. I can't believe I just found it - it is stellar! Can't wait to go back.

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JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the frittata- it was wonderful.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

Decided to look for a brunch place in the neighborhood. What a terrible choice I made. Poor service, rude waiter, had to ask for drinks before the food twice (I don’t think it takes 15mins to pour 2 mimosas and a vodka ginger ale). Also, I’m certain I could teach someone how to make a proper spaghetti alla carbonara.

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N
Tampa
45 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant never disappoints. Food is terrific and our server made us feel special and at home. Great time.

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A perfect place to bring my niece, on her first business trip to NYC.......a great buzz, really wonderful attentive service, and though I can’t say we really explored the menu, we both loved what we ordered. I look forward to returning!

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was good not great. Service was not super attentive. Probably wouldn’t come back here.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Much better Italian restaurants around. Food is serviceable and just OK. Not worth sitting in a loud room with junky, tiny tables. Overhyped.

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JP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We arrived more than 90 minutes early for our brunch and they still sat us down! That was awesome!

Food was out of this world! Service was ok, but it was VERY crowded, so I didn't expect much more. Server was very attentive.

The only bit I didn't like was that you were on top of other diners. If it wasn't for the fact that the party behind us left, I would have had to ask the party next to me to get up out of their seats to let me out.

All in all, the food was AMAZING! I would definitely go there again!

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E
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Obsessed. The service here is next level. We were greeted by Billy the moment we arrived, who was wonderful and beyond helpful in getting us a seat at the already packed place. Our server helped accommodate our vegetarian needs with ease. Food was delicious, atmosphere was ideal, and the service has us wanting to become regulars. Well done.

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RT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! The homemade past was prepared to perfection. It was a beautifully experience and a great definition of dining out in New York City.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Busy Village hot spot with good food,`attentive service. Noise level is quite high,beware.
Make your resv on-line and they make every effort to seat you within 10 min or so.
Do not order wine by the carafe as it is very overpriced and nearly undrinkable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and drinks. Service is also good however the tables are so close you are practically sitting with another couple.

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M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Never seen such horrible management, they overbook reservations and can’t seat reservations on time. This is the second time i experience this in a row, so I assume it is regular practice for them. We were still waiting after 50 mins past our reservation time and decided to take a table right at the door that they don’t use because they still didn’t have a table ready and we were starving. Even though they offered complimentary appetizers for the inconvenience, it wasn’t worth the wait. What’s the point of making reservations at 8pm if you are the last to be seated and eat at the same time as the hosts?!

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HA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
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 on February 17, 2019
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
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere and great food

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TS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
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
38 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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 8, 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 4, 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 30, 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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