Morandi

4.5
1102 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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LD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I have dined here before but this meal was horrible. The lamb was tough and tasteless. The lasagna was salty. The beet pasta was dry and tasteless no sausage to be found. I hope this is not a sign of future dining at Morandi

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CB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely linguine in clam sauce pasta for brunch. Delicious Nutella crepe. Avocado toast with poached egg was less exciting, but the brunch cocktails made up for that. Great atmosphere, and although it was really quite busy on Easter morning, the service lagged.

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Underwhelming food - big resturant, not intimate. There is much better quality Italian food in the city for a much more decent price as well. Brought my family here while they were in town and left unimpressed.

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RL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

From the outside looks like a great restaurant and in many ways it is a typical Italian place in NY. Unfortunately on this occasion it didn’t live up to expectations, was very loud inside, entire meal was rushed and waiter impolite, rude and had to ask for everything rather than be looked after. Food quality was ok, but nothing special, my lamb was well cooked but smallish serving. Artichoke starters were tasty but a little dried out. Possibly a case of having a late serving around 9:30 and a tired staff but for the price would expect more.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommendation was superb!!

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SW
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the service was friendly and well-informed.

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h
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Morandi is a classic Italian NYC restaurant. Great vibe in there. Solid service and tasty food.

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always great! Just a little loud

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GA
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Super cute neighborhood bistro-type place. I had the pici al limone and my husband had the chicken - both delicious. Noodles were homemade (although not all of their pastas have homemade noodles so ask!). I thought the price point was good (portions are not big), a much better value than midtown. The tables are tight and it is loud, vibrant bar scene. There was a good mix of couples on dates and groups of friends. The neighborhood is so cute, and I would definitely go back if I lived in the area. We were visiting from Chicago.

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

I have been going to Morandi for almost ten years but will not be going back. There were several issues with our order and our waiter was too inattentive to fix them. The food itself was neither worth the wait nor the price. The only positive part of our experience was being able to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.

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MB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and service was attentive. Very busy and noisy but we were in s comfortable corner and could hear our conversation.

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LW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Beautiful atmosphere and very attentive service. It was a little overcrowded the night I went but all in all I love this restaurant!

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ML
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I've been going to Morandi for many years. This last time the food was overly salty and the service was lacking. It took a very long time to be greeted at the table and the restaurant was busy but not at full capacity and it was early in the evening. Once greeted, the server was short, not friendly and we could tell that she wasn't pleased to serve us.

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EK
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Our servers were very attentive which I appreciated. However, the food was nothing special. Everyone at my table got a different dish, and we all agreed it was just average.

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LF
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The foot was great. The atmosphere was incredibly homey with an old world feel that made for a great setting. While noisy, it was festive and I look forward to going back.

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CW
Mississippi
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morandi was like a Neopolitan restaurant placed in NYC. The quaint atmosphere and welcoming staff made you feel at home. The food was amazing as were the house wines. To start we had the salumi e formaggi These meats and cheeses were delicious! For dinner I had the gnocchi with veal ragu and my wife had the cacio e pepe. Both were phenomenal and the home made pasta was amazing. I would definitely recommend Morandi and will come again on our next visit.

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M
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

No, I dont recommend to a friend this restaurant! The food was terrible, without flavor and taste; the attendings was good, not special and The Place was noisy, a little bit chaotic...
By the Way .... os expensive

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N
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Terrible, terrible food. So disappointing.

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MA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and friendly staff!

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a
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Really disappointed...Have been going here for years and this time was beyond disappointing,. The presentation was very sad and lack lustre. Service was ok, but that was about it.

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c
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Food is always wonderful and service is reliable. This time however, our waiter was exceptional. I wish I could remember his name (recently relocated from the Midwest I believe). He was very knowledgeable about the menu, both food and wine and made several excellent suggestions. We took out of town friends and the too were very impressed. I hope to see him again next time we are in the restaurant.

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b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very cramped and noisy. Food was good and not too expensive. Overall it was good but not sure I’d go back.

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NS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great, and I want to go back, but having to wait 20 minutes despite having a reservation was unusual and unenjoyable.

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OT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun place to go, food is always excellent! wine selection is very good. The noise level is at times very high on weekends but adds to the ambience.

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c
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morandi is always a great experience. Although it is crowded the service is gracious and efficient . Delicious food and generous servings of wine by the glass. The spaghetti with lemon parmesan sauce is a favorite as are the salmon and sliced steak

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DA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Pobre y caro

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MG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff went above and beyond to accommodate us. The restaurant energy was wonderful and the food was beyond amazing!

Great place to enjoy a fun Friday night out with friends.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

Even though food is amazing, they just rush you to eat fast and get out. We were in the middle of every dish and they already asking if they could take it away...

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Houston
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable and the food is the best Italian food I have had outside of Italy. The calamari was so light and perfect. We had the ravioli and fusilli dishes. And did I mention the desserts??
Thank you for a great evening!

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Lost my open table res and then made us wait an hour even though I showed it to them on my app. Rude and self righteous people. Never again.

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BS
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Sitting outside in warm weather is the way to eat here- inside, bad idea :

Served wrong food- waited so long for replacement that we wrapped it up and left

Jammed with people, no air circulation and extremely loud (think bar mitzvah) conversation had to be at a scream level

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J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Pros -
Relatively good food
Good ambience

Cons -
Over-priced (basically paid close to $20 for one medium sized avocado toast)
Too noisy

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food, very busy and packed scene. Very Very loud !!! Staff was attentive and knew how to guide us with suggestions and checking in on us.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

I’ve been coming to this restaurant for years. The food didn’t feel fresh to us. It felt more like ‘fast food’ than ‘fine dining’.

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morandi is an old fave... we tried the calamari for the first time and loved the light breading. And then I got what I came for - my fave pasta dish, pici a limon. Always outstanding!

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LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish the service and food was incredible. I highly recommend the cacio e pepe for a pasta and the ricotta and artichoke hearts on Italian bread as an appetizer. Some tables are a tight squeeze and the noise level increases during busy times but this restaurant is excellent and worth it.

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite affordable restaurants in NYC. Food and wine representative of Northern Itslian cuisine. Morandi never fails to measur up. Loved it!

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T
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another excellent experience at Morandi. The combination of the food, the service, the other patrons, and the ambiance keep me coming back for more

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EK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Three of us were squished at a table for two in the corner. Room was very tightly packed and barely had room for food on the table, but the food was very good.

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MA
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Bolognese, cacio e pepe, prosciutto and tiramisu are my favorites in the menu.

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