Morandi

4.6
839 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
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.
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 839 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Loud. Great food, service. But loud.
Like all Keith McNally places top notch in every way.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great spot with a lively atmosphere and enjoyed the food!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Our favorite when in NYC which is often. Always have a great meal and when we recommend it everyone always thanks us. For lunch I love the meatball panini!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Amazing food and great vibes in the heart of the west village

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Always solid...great food (love the burrata, meatballs, pastas, Brussels sprouts salad, & rose) & great vibe on a sunny day!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We ordered several dishes and shared among the 5 of us. It was delightful and we were able to try many different things!
I loved how attentive the staff was! As soon as one course was complete they were ready with fresh plates and silverware! It was awesome! I highly recommend Morandi for any occasion! A beautiful restaurant with a super friendly staff!

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

It's just too loud. It becomes unbearable. A shame, because the food is good. Perhaps an outdoor seat is better.

Also, the parents with screaming children running around did not help matters.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food was great! I love the atmosphere!

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food here is always great, but it was a bit of an annoyance that even though we had made a reservation in advance, we were still left waiting 30 minutes to be seated. Service was also slow, but that's to be expected on a Friday night at a busy establishment such as this one. The next time I'd probably come back during a weekday and not have to deal with the weekend crowd.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The service and food were both good. But the noise level was overwhelming. We ate outside which was s little better, but it really diminishes the great food and service. Too bad.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Dinner was relish, outside seating was lovely. Wait at the bar was lively and friendly...definitely plan to return...

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I'm still a fan of morandi's for brunch - delicious coffee and granola and yogurt. But after 15 years of visits, I'd like to see some new main dishes. I had poached eggs on a bed of vegetables - a bit too plain but healthy. My friend had ham and cheese crepes, apparently too greasy due to the cheese. Service ok - we did get coffee refills and our bread (excellent) and water.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Had a very good meal here, stting outside on a lovely and warm saturday night.
I had the shaved brussels sprout salad which was excellent, and the homemade spaghetti with lemon and parmesean; simple, but tasty and relatively light. My husband had the brushetta which was also excellent and scallops which he said were just OK. My only criticism is that the seats outside are very uncomfortable. Otherwise a great West Village place and we will return.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The food was great but had the worst service I’ve ever experienced at a restaurant. Too many great Italian restaurants in NYC to deal with that.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Everything was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Delicious food, amazing staff, and a setting that transports you to another time and place. I’ve never walked away from this restaurant without a smile on my face.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

65th Birthday

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1.0Dined on May 21, 2018

They were either under staffed on the floor or in the kitchen because it took a while for the food to arrive - also the quality of the food has gone down as well.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Food & atmosphere fantastic, as usual...love the burrata & cacio e pepe. Server was not very attentive & seemed disinterested, & one of the hosts was just rude/inconsiderate in seating us...though it was a busy Sunday brunch afternoon, we arrived early for reservation & the host blew us off repeatedly when there were plenty of open tables. When his other colleague arrived, she immediately sat us, whereas the other hostess was useless & yielded to the rude host.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The service was beyond slow.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Had a great time, thank you for a delicious dinner.

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1.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We came here for brunch with my out of town guests. After being seated, our area turned over and was slowly refilled. We had to track down our waiter to just place our food order, he then had to come back twice to make sure he had the order correct.

We noticed everyone around us (that came way after us) has been served and the table directly next to us was onto dessert.

We motioned to the waiter and he said the food would come in one minute. After 10 mins, we had to track down the waiter and he finally went to the kitchen to check on the order. When the food arrived (an hour later) my husband’s meal was cold as well as the fries we ordered. Tarik the waiter just apologized for the wait but did nothing - didn’t offer any discount for the terrible experience

We asked to speak to the manager and Christian came to the table and said, “what is the problem.” Which is a very unprofessional way to great customers, after explaining the situation - he offered to take off 2 coffees and the bread basket off the bill. He kept saying he didn’t have the authority to do anything else. It’s bizarre a manager doesn’t have any authority to fix a bad dining experience

Once he actually ran our credit card, he took NOTHING off. And gave us some bizarre explanation why he didn’t. This was literally one of the worst dining experiences I’ve had since moving to NYC

I WOULD never come back here nor recommend this place to a friend

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Morandi never fails! Great food, charming staff, lovely atmosphere. I never feel rushed and always leave thinking what a great experience it's been.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Great service and fun lively restaurant - they make a good martini too!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Noises but terrific staff and responsiveness. Excellent food and drinks.

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2.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Made a reservation for 8:30 but wasn’t seated until after 9:15. Service was really really slow and restaurant was so loud you had to shout to hear each other. Food was delicious but the overall wait plus having to wave down the waitress dampened the experience

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Birthday. Very loud- too loud and super slow service - 3 hours

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Good food, cozy ambient and nice selection of house wines by caraffes (good value)

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food, with good and fast service. Accommodated the picky orders of 2 toddlers, which is no small feat. Great wine list too.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

5* all around.

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Too expensive for the quantity and the quality.
Ugly presentation of the food. I ate gnocchi with pesto sauce and it taste like frozen food from a supermarket and with any kind of food stylish.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Delicious as always! Highlights include the burrata, shaved Brussels sprouts salad, and linguine alle vongole.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Always great thank you
Reservation was late but you accomodate us anyway thank you

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Food and ambiance were fantastic. Randomly chose this while wandering around the village one day and everything about it was amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Authentic, fun, and fantastic service. Manager, Roberto is the absolute best.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Loved sitting outside, amazing ambiance and service. Food was pretty solid.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food good. Very noisy

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1.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We’ve been coming to Morandi for years and our experience last night was very disappointing.

We made a reservation in advance, came with friends and the only table they had available to us was right behind the host stand. The restaurant was not crowded at that time but they would not offer us a table in the back which we specified as we wanted a more quiet corner to be able to hear our friends and have a conversation.

As a result it was very loud with everyone coming in to speak to the host off the street and due to our location a waiter walked by and knocked over my friend’s water with his tray sloshing water into her appetizer plate - with really no apology or urgency to clean it- in fact we had to ask for a napkin.

The food was a disappointment as well which was surprising because it is normally satisfactory. The dishes tasted very bland - orata was limp and tasteless without the usual zest from grill marks - instead it was drowning in olive oil and has absolutely no seasoning besides lemon. The fried artichokes were fine as were then shishsito peppers. The burrata which is normally a standout was also devoid of seasoning.

To cap it off, at the end of our meal the person clearing our dishes piled them on top of one another like we were in a cafeteria and slid all the cutlery onto one plate, and asked me to pass her a bunch of plates on the table which I found very unprofessional and not in keeping with the caliber of place Morandi is -
Or used to be. They’ve gone downhill and it’s noticeable in every facet.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Very nice. A little noisy but conversation was possible. Food was good.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Very busy night. Staff a bit overwhelmed but graciously and generously made amends.

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