Morandi

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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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Please join us for Thanksgiving at Morandi! We will be serving our regular Breakfast in the morning and Dinner from 12pm to 10pm with fabulous specials!!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 1318 People Are Saying
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AH
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

As always, great service, great food, and a really fun evening. Perfect for groups as well as a romantic dinner, depending on day and time.

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food all very good to excellent. Unfortunately the restaurant was so loud you couldn't hear yourself think. Dinning kinda tight with too many people crammed into the space. Both myself and wife left with a headaches.

SW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience on a Saturday night. The restaurant had a great energy. The bar and table service was excellent. Very professional and attentive. We had a table of 5 and lots of dishes which were all perfect. Pasta, Fish, Salads - all amazing. Constructive criticism is that the table space is tight and the placement of tables is a bit random. This is a must go restaurant!

e
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We’re early diners. The food is almost always above average. From Friday — Sunday the place is super loud with lots of little kids doing what kids do. Not a problem for most, but worth knowing.

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent. I highly recommend.

d
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Morandi offers warm, comfort, Italian food - but certainly not boring. Great spot to get all the classics - the dishes are full of flavor and the staff are great if you are in for a quick bite or want to linger and finish the wine. Great spot in the neighborhood, always full of energy.

RA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The restaurant was full and had a great ambience. But the noise is loud and can make important or detailed conversations difficult

PA
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We have been to Morandi several times before and have enjoyed the food and the atmosphere in the past. This time, our entrees were brought before we had finished our starters. No apology, just a pile up of plates. It was difficult to enjoy the rest of the meal.

JN
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Way way too noisy. Bring your noise canceling headset

d
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Overpriced drinks: $20 (SMALL) MARTINIS !! $18 GLASS OF WINE
Overly dry halibut, however, delicious meatballs!!
Very noisy!!

C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were visiting NYC for the weekend and decided to come to Morandi for a later dinner. We were not disappointed and had an fantastic dinner. Service was excellent, food was fresh and very delicious!
Prosecco was chilled to perfection.
Thanks!
Nicole

CP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome night. Our server was fantastic, the food and drinks were outstanding, and the place is beautiful. My only complaint is that it is unreasonably loud. They really need to install some sort of sound absorbers.

HA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve dined at Morandi several times. It’s a lively spot with great food and professional staff.

GD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, energetic ambiance and friendly service. Also excellent value for money. The place to go before a night out

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lemon pasta and steak

A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They took great care of us on our anniversary date night. Wonderful table and excellent staff who made us feel welcome. Tiramisu was very, very good. My halibut was excellent. Husband ordered lobster spaghetti; was a bit disappointed with lobster portion which he was told was enough for two. It was undercooked but the flavors were spot on. This place was recommended by a friend and we would definitely recommend as well.

LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tiny pasta portions and limited options for pasta. All in all was just ok.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Too crowded. Delicious food and great service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

No order at the hostess stand, unless you stand over their shoulder (reservation or not) you’re not getting seated anywhere near the time they told you. Took 10 minutes to even get menus. 4 bread baskets came before we relieved mediocre apps, the fish was FISHY. Very sick after. Pasta as dry and up flavorful. Overall priced too high for reservation wait time, service, food, etc. the place is too big for what they can handle, maybe If they cut the number of tables in half they would be able to manage.

p
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a gem that has been around and we went for lunch. They greeted us in a very friendly way and gave us a window sit looking out on the street activity. Our waiter too was friendly and fun. The food was terrific and the ambiance was lovely. We would definitely go back.

BT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. One of my favorite neighborhood spots for any occasion.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good quality but our service was very bad. The waiter forgot our appetizer order and then when we said we still wanted it he forgot to put it in again. Overall experience wasn’t worth the price.

g
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morandi is consistently delicious. We were very happy to return after having been there on our previous visit to Manhattan. Everyone should come here when visiting NYC! It’s a great place to go for a leisurely and delicious dinner with family, friends, or on a date. Fantastic!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fritto misto eccezionale.
Mario,il cameriere,eccezionale.

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GT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not impressed at all. Our pasta was not good. The apps and drinks were decent but I don’t understand the popularity of Morandi.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Way too loud

TE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Pasta was very good, but our appetizer never arrived even after checking after it a few times. Waiter was very busy and never asked us about a second round of drinks.

t
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Morandi is one of my standbys-because it's really good food and service. Sometimes, particularly at night the noise is overwhelming and it's impossible to have a conversation unless you enjoy shouting to your companions. This time my party chose to sit outside so we could talk; but it was chilly and the scaffolding is not like having an awning but a very unfriendly bunch of tables and chairs stuck in a construction zone. Not Morandi's fault, but it takes away from the ambience, unlike indoors which is quite comforting and rustic. So if you're immune to the effects of everyone shouting, you'll be happy with the food and the service.

DW
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Some of the food was great, some was inedible. I expected much better for the price and the reputation. Service was average to poor. I had the daily special (3 small lamb chops the 3 small artichoke heart halves and steamed spinach...$39). I'm not supposed to eat spinach and asked for another side item. "No. This is New York. You can purchase other side if you want." Sad. Separate checks? "No. Too busy." I will definitely try somewhere else next time.

BK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morandi is such a neighborhood gem. Amazing food, great service, wonderful atmosphere. Simply perfect.

PF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morandi is one of our favorite family joints: terrific food; friendly, excellent service always. Outdoor seating is wonderful in season. Thanks, Morandi. 👍👏

GD
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Superior eatery in the west village, lively ambience and excellent wait staff make for a wonderful evening. The portions are small but taste great. They are great about letting you have a relaxing evening we were there for over 3 hours.

RY
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We arrived at our 6 pm reservation and were immediately seated on a busy Saturday evening. The waiter was prompt, friendly, and most importantly the food was very fresh and very good.

AO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This is my second time at Morandi's and the food is absolutely amazing. I highly highly recommend the meatballs. They are the best thing I have ever eaten :)

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my dinner experience at Morandi. All was perfect! I strongly recomend a visit to this italian restaurant.

J
New England
37 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was poor - a lot of staff for the time and number of patrons but very inattentive. Disappointing!

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always great but a little bit rushed during dinner service

AG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little bit of Italia on Waverly Place! Food is always spot on and a very comprehensive & nice wine list. Service is always professional and the ambiance of the restaurant makes one feel like you are eating in an Italian bistro. Always reliable!

H
Little Rock
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dreaming about spending a fall afternoon dining on the patio at Morandi— and it did not disappoint! The food was amazing— and the staff respects your privacy. The ambience can not be beat. I could sit here for hours just taking it all in. This is my new favorite spot in the City! We will return!