The bar is excellent as is the staff. My Martini was perfect. I love the energy of this place it always feels good, like a happy party. Very energetic with a great vibe. The outside seating is wonderful for Sunday brunch and meeting up with friends. I love all the food!
Lovely space , nice service , good good not great
One of my favorite restaurants! The table was great . A little corner perfect for a lovely,cozy lunch. Waitress was lovely and the food as always delicious!!
Loud and a terrible waiter
Wonderful service and food!
Terrible Service. Food was good, but small portions for the price. Great dining area/ ambience, but the tables were very very congested.
Our dinners were excellent, but the restaurant was VERY noisy ... It was a beautiful Friday evening, so I didn't really mind all that much, but it was somewhat difficult to hold a conversation without yelling. The maitre d' was extremely gracious (even though we showed up 15 minutes late for our reservation).
My boyfriend and I went here for a date night before a show. We are from Nashville and read many great reviews about the food and restaurant in general. However we got there and they refused to seat us at a table close to the patio which was fine we happily sat at the other table. The waiter brought us our house bread and water pitcher, however spilled the entire pitcher in my lap. I get it accidents happen, but the gentleman was very unapologetic and said after it happened “it’s only water it will dry” and didn’t offer to take anything off our bill. The food was subpar for the price. If I make the trip back up to NYC I will not be going back to the restaurant
We gave up. I arrived early for an 8 o'clock reservation, and in keeping with the uncivilized mores of our time, was told I couldn't be seated til my companion came. So I crammed myself into the insanely packed bar. And when my date did come we were told they were a bit backed up and it would be awhile. It was so insanely loud that when 8:30 came around and there was still no table we left. If I ever come again it'll be for lunch, when it's less mobbed and less noisy and one's reservation is usually honored.
Awesome ! Loved the food and the ambience !
Excellent food and service, however, it was difficult to carry on a conversation as it was very loud.
Very expensive for what we ate. The bill for 4 was close to $400 for 4 people and nothing was all that great (except the burrata). The breading on the veal Milanese was way too heavy. The dish was an expensive miss for me. On the plus side, we had a wonderful roomy table. Service and atmosphere were very good.
It was really good food, great atmosphere. Nice crowd.
Despite letting the restaurant know that it was our son's birthday, they forgot to put a candle into his dessert. The "scene" aspect of Morandi is definitely what it trades on. There is nothing special about the food. The lemon pasta is no longer a bocconcino-style pasta. Just an over-cooked, gummy pasta. This is just a symptom of the larger issue. Crank it out, and turn 'em over!
Morandi delivers consistently excellent food and service.
I have been going to Morandi for over a decade now. Each time, I'm a bit more disappointed than the last time. The front host staff is among the rudest in town, and terrible at their jobs. (This was the third time in a row at Morandi that I specifically requested in my reservation a table against a wall, low foot traffic, corner preferred... While I understand not all accommodations can be made, they clearly do not even read these requests. Each time, they've tried to seat me at literally the complete opposite of what I requested, when there are many many tables available that fit what I did request. They always try to seat me at a table in the middle of the room, when I specifically ask for a wall.) Once you get past the nasty host stand, service is only mediocre. No regular check in to see if we need anything; no water refills unless you flag them down; no asking if we'd like another drink. Food here is always good, though they've removed certain items that I genuinely love for some reason. Apparently there's a new chef, but he should've learned what people who are regulars love to order here before simply removing them. The restaurant is also EXTREMELY noisy and loud. While I love the energy, it's impossible to even hear the person across the table from you. It did not used to be this way. Perhaps tablecloths would go a long way to help this. Overall, I find myself going here less and less as the years go by... Like most of the West Village, it's in decline.
The restaurant is beautiful and I loved the authenticity of the place.
The waiter was nice.
I really recommend Morandi
Our family monthly visit is never disappointing. We enjoy lasagna night (Sundays) with a glass of Chianti Reserve - great food and excellent service - see you next month!
Seated us at a two person table when we had 3. And it was in the corner. Felt very odd as we could view and overhear those right next to us. And the waiters couldn’t even reach us because the corner table was literally in a corner surrounded by other diners. Was a tough fit but the food was very good as always. We could have made a stink about it when we sat down, so that may partly be on us. But as the GM I wouldn’t have recommended that to 3 people.
Excellent food and professional service can be found at this local gem.
The Italian cuisine was not above average. The restaurant needs an interior design consultant to figure how to reduce the noise level. My two twenty-something kids commented that it was difficult to hear table conversation.
We did not stay, too loud, you could not your dinner companions.
We had a nice time and a very good meal. Though it was a little noisy, which made it hard to converse. Also every time the door opened, we felt the cold breeze (we were a couple tables over from the entrance). But other than that, it was a nice dinner :)
Despite having a reservation, we waited for 30 minutes for a table that has been empty all along. Service was subpar and so was the food. Morandi has been a stable where we enjoyed returning but after our last experience, we will not be coming back.
First time to Morandi - it was for brunch. Host was really nice, service staff were friendly, attentive & service was efficient. Food was good - atmosphere was lively. Would definitely return & recommend.
Great food, very capable and attentive service. Salmon with mushrooms was awesome as well as the artichoke appetizer. Great drinks,too.
The service was terrible. Awful. Waitress was non existent. Waited long time to take order. She was nowhere to be found during the meal, especially when we needed her to take the food back as the salmon was still swimming on plate.
This is the second time in a row. After many years of going there, I think this was my last.
Service ruined the experience. Too bad when good places go downhill.
Absolutely fantastic classic Italian fare. There are rotating specials. I had the pork medallions with a salad and then bolognese as a first course. My only small complaint is that it was a little noisy. Arrive early.
As always, Morandi lives up to great food, ambience and service. A neighborhood favorite, i will continue to go back over and over again.
We celebrated our anniversary. Food was great!!
I’ve been to Morandi a number of times on a Sunday at lunch-time and it’s always been pretty good. This time the wait for the table was 30mins, food eventually turned up after 35mins and the eggs were over cooked/hard. It basically seemed as though the restaurant was over subscribed and the poor staff were struggling to cope. I left feeling more stressed than when I entered lol. It’s a good spot but avoid busy periods as you can get a similar experience at Penn Sation during rush hour without the wait and at a fraction of the cost....
The server cake with a bottle of white and literally just dropped it on the table unopened. She came back five minutes later and poured the whole bottle to four people in one flash. Tacky. What about a bucket? How about letting it breathe? Also for about $60 - not expecting fabulous but was really a terrible bottle of wine. Food is just mediocre. Would not come back.
Missed part of order, dishes that did come out were meh
Great intimate but happening spot . Warm and inviting with great service that let us sit there and enjoy our meal and company without bothering us. Food is consistently tasty and delicious!
Yet another perfect dinner at this perfect restaurant!! Don't know where to start...the location is perfect....the staff is amazing....the food is incredible......the wine list offers something for everyone...I could go on and on!!! I must also give an extra special shout-out to Joe and Josh, two of the nicest most hospitable guys on the planet. We couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable time!!
This place is great for girls night out, but it is definitely pricey. Didn’t think the food/wine lived up to the price...
Seated a half hour late which was not great. The food and energy were awesome. Would go back again!
The service was horrible. Neglectful. Forgot parts of our order.
Lovely rustic restaurant with great gluten free options!
We love Morandi..it has been our fav spot since we moved to NYC 10 years ago and still is..
Best linguine with vongole of the entire NYC.. love all the menu!