What Insiders Are Saying
Always packed Morandi in the West Village is a popular Girls’ Night Out spot serving Italian favorites. The porterhouse for two is amazing.
It was Easter Sunday!! Cocktails were delicious! The Cacio e Pepe was perfect!! Ordered the lamb which was an Easter special was so so. Stick to the Italian dishes, can’t go wrong!!
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
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.
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.
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.
Recommendation was superb!!
The food was outstanding and the service was friendly and well-informed.
Morandi is a classic Italian NYC restaurant. Great vibe in there. Solid service and tasty food.
Always great! Just a little loud
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.
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.
The food was delicious and service was attentive. Very busy and noisy but we were in s comfortable corner and could hear our conversation.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Terrible, terrible food. So disappointing.
Delicious food and friendly staff!
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.
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.
Very cramped and noisy. Food was good and not too expensive. Overall it was good but not sure I’d go back.
The food was great, and I want to go back, but having to wait 20 minutes despite having a reservation was unusual and unenjoyable.
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.
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
Pobre y caro
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.
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...
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!
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.
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
Relatively good food
Over-priced (basically paid close to $20 for one medium sized avocado toast)
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.
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’.
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!
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.
One of my favorite affordable restaurants in NYC. Food and wine representative of Northern Itslian cuisine. Morandi never fails to measur up. Loved it!
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
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.