Morandi

4.5
1198 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.
What 1198 People Are Saying
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NM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Bustling--ok, noisy--kitschy Italian with great prosecco, decent food redeemed by being Italian and not Italian-American. Nice service, reasonably priced. Recommended for groups, good sharing options

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant and food. Very noisy.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

Soooooo loud and crowded it made enjoying the delicious food almost impossible!!!

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious breakfast, Italian pasta and salad in a comfortable, chic country-in-the-city setting.

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NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

This is the first time I dine at Morandi at 11pm. The service was subpar. It seemed like they wanted to just go home. Some guy who seemed like the manager rushed us to get dessert and said "you have to order now or kitchen will close" without even showing us a dessert menu first. How were we supposed to order dessert if we didn't know what our options were?

I'd recommend this restaurant only if you want to go for an early dinner.

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HJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely delicious but when you tell a great restaurant it is your 25th anniversary, the very least they should do is acknowledge it in some way.

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Way too loud !! Service terrible ! Bartender awful!! Would not go back!!

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DP
London
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far one of the best restaurants I have been too in London or NYC

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was as delicious as usual, service wasn't that nice, but not bad anyway, just could have been a bit more smiling...

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B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Gennaro. Had a bottle of red from Sardegna which was great. Would definitely recommend the bruschetta with ricotta and artichokes. Will be back.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Great location, great food..unfortunately the service was lacking

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m
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanks, always enjoy.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Went there for the pride and got kicked out because they needed to get the tables ready for dinner (?). We weren’t allowed to keep consuming or even get drinks. 4 other tables were arguing with the manager, the security guy tried to kick them out as well, it was a MESS. I don’t think they’re prepared for such a big event. Maybe they’re good for a bite or a weekday, but they definitely don’t know how to deal with big events.

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AL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server on Sunday was phenomenal, and the hostesses were very accommodating

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c
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We sat outside and the noise level was ok. The inside dining area was very loud when I passed by on my way to the restroom. The food was below average, very salty. My husband had the pan-seared Atlantic cod and he couldn’t finish it. I had egg-pasta with classic meatball sauce. It was alright. The service was fine, no issues. Overall an average place. If you’re driving, there’s street parking available, just may need to park a couple blocks away.

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A
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

great location. sit outside. food and service has been variable between really good and just okay. Always busy so expect the staff to be stressed.

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ES
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience! The food was wonderful, the atmosphere is very appealing and the service was very attentive. There is a feeling of it being a wonderful setting for a special occasion as it was for us being my wife's birthday.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Spot for table was terrible. Stuck between a column and sewage plumbing adjacent to table. Portion size below average for price.

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h
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Expensive food, not great service, great ambiance

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C
London
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in London. Great food from a great inspirational chef.

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MK
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, real value for money, can recoment this restaurant to every NY visitor 👌🏻

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TN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Always loved this place. Great ambiance. Went back recently and was disappointed by the portion size. Could be larger for the price. Food is still delicious.

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BW
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

I did not feel comfortable from the moment I walked in because the manager gave an awkward look and throughout my time eating he would look in disgusted. It's unfortunate because the outdoor seating area is beautiful and on a perfect corner.

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E
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Honestly- dining at morandi is a hit or miss. I’ve had a couple of great experiences and recently it’s been going downhill. The tagliatelle bolognese is never consistent which is my favorite pasta dish to order. It’s either to salty or dry, without much sauce. The Atlantic cod was great but the sauce with the capers was so watery and the fish didn’t absorb the flavor. The fish was bland. We also ordered the procuitto flatbread as an appetizer and the was decent.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. It got quite loud indoors as the night progressed

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NY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, the Gnooci with the ox tail ragu was awesome and the cod was great. We have been to every McNally spot, past and present and this was one was our first time to this one. No disappointment's here.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Good place for family

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Steak in NYC

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Very disappointing- Bolognese was flavorless goop and the burrata was overly salted

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PA
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I really like this restaurant. It reminds me of Via Corato except this restaurant does accept reservations, which is important sometimes. I had as my entree hand rolled spaghetti with lemon. I love this dish and I love fresh pasta. For dessert we had freshly made ricotta fritters. They were excellent. It's a very nice place albeit a bit noisy, but if you're from New York then this won't bother you at all. I am definitely going to dine at this restaurant again.

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M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such an excellent meal and such a great time. We had the peppers, the burrata, the casio e pepe, and two orders of the tagliatelle bolognese and it was just the best - all of it was outstanding. We got recommended a great bottle of wine by our server who was, by the way, the absolute greatest and was a major part of making our dinner so much fun. This is now one of our go to dinner spots. We cannot wait to be back in the city so we can come here again. There's probably 17 more things on the menu I now have to try.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Very disappointing food. The lobster and pasta dish we had wasn’t very good and was the “special.”

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Terrible and rude service

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

I was so excited to try Morandi. We went for a friend's birthday. Our service was terrible, no one came to our table for 20 minutes, I had to flag someone down to ask to order a bottle of wine. Then, when our food came it was all cold. We had to hound our waiter throughout the night for anything we needed. Not a good experience, food was cold and service was very poor.

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LC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A stellar experience, authentic Italian fare & experience. We shared the burrata, fried artichokes (our favourite), truffle ravioli & steak. It was divine. Perfect spot for a first date, or for a couple sharing 12 years together :)

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HS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great; waiter was very good. It was very noisy, and it's a bit pricey.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Table was not ready even close to reservation time

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T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend had back problems and was in pain, and everyone- hostess, waiter and manager tried to help (eventually making a make-shift pillow for his back). We had great food, a lovely time and in a very chic and cozy ambiance. Will be back for sure!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Arrived on time for our 8 pm reservation. It took 20 min to be seated. I took another 20 min to get any orders in. Appetizers came out fine and were delicious. Once we were sitting for an hour (1 hour 20 min since our reservation) and our waitress had ignored us several times while taking care of the tables around us we asked for a our mains to be packed up to go, for the desert menu and the bill. Never saw our waitress again. Waited 15 min for a desert menu. The bill never came. Someone dropped off our food finally. We had to walk over to the waiter station and pay there. The food was all great. The service was horrible. I’d like hope it was an off night or someone called out but the moment we walked in the door it was bad.

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H
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday and this dining experience helped!

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