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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vipJamesN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS, ALWAYS the best ( and the perfect meal and company prior to the city shutdown due to coronavirus). The wine was pretty good too, and the espresso martinis! 😎 Can’t await for this to all be over with to return! Hang in there.

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LaurentP
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good restaurant, great welcome and service, nice set up, good food. Only downside was the noise as it was full and very loud inside.

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vipemptynestcapades
New England
58 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food2service1ambience5

My family of 7 that dines out together on Sunday nights and eats out at top restaurants 4-5 times a week was quite taken aback by the aloof server we had this weekend. He acted like he wanted nothing to do with us and I noticed the same at other tables. We ordered 3 bottles of wine and quite a few appetizers and entrees and other cocktails so we should have been an important table to him. My Pasta Bolognese arrived with virtually no bolognese sauce. It looked like I had taken my Friday night leftovers out for Sunday dinner and the sauce had all been eaten. This was the first time in 18 months of dining out in NYC I had to send my dish back. Our appetizers were quite nice as were several of the other entrees. In the past we have enjoyed dining here very much so perhaps this was just an off night. This server really should not have been working if he hates his job so much. With so many great restaurants in the West Village and Chelsea we won't be rushing back any time soon.

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sydneyb
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Delicious food, cozy and lively. There's a certain buzz to it. Every person in their was having an engaging conversation. Good wine selection too. Loved it.

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vipMark
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great, but the noise level was so high that it made it almost impossible to have a conversation.

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vipRichardW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love your restaurant but it sure would be nicer if it were a bit more quiet.

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vipAH2014
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food and fun atmosphere, as always. Morandi is a favourite that never fails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The interior is relaxed enough to bring the family and charming enough for date night! The service is Profesional and attentive. Classify great Italian food! The wine list is great and reasonably priced. Get the sea Bream if you like fish. It’s very tasty! The classic dishes are great as well!

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vipValeriaM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience! Great food, happy vibe

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great date spot. Didn’t seat us for 30 minutes though.

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EmmaF
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at Morandi was a fabulous experience! The staff are incredibly attentive, food amazing, will definitely be back!

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Shoeshinegirl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very cute cozy place. The portions were small, the food was good, nothing over the top amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfecto! Casual atmosphere with top notch food.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Place was great. Food was good and the wine list is affordable. Cocktails weren’t my favorite but overall enjoyed my experience

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vipStephenT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, and fun as always.

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SteveC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ambience and service. This place is special.

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vipMonica
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had perfect lunch with young visitors from out of town. Morandi was a very choice for a lively meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food3service2ambience3

Too loud and crowded

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PaulM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Morandi. Two of our party ordered the Porchetti special. The pork was cooked and seasoned perfectly -- a rare treat.

Others in our party had the more traditional pastas, all of which were excellent.

We highly recommend Morandi!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s rare you’re able to get delicious food, perfect ambiance, and quality service. Morandi nailed it in all aspects. Looking forward to the next dinner. Excellent all around

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

not enough vegetarian food

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vipTWolfe
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Morandi is my go to place for great pasta and excellent Italian wine. It is the best for entertaining out of town visitors - good location, consistent food, nice ambience. The service was a little slow last visit, probably due to holiday staffing, but at least we had some delicious red to drink while waiting.

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vipNYer4Ever
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always the best—and we’ve been eating here for years and years and years. As a foodie and 50+ year-old native NYer, I like to try every new restaurant and every cuisine...But I always come back to Morandi!

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vipAlexS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Portions of pasta small. Food was average. Very busy on Saturday night

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vipRyanC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lemon spaghetti was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Clearly a busy evening for Valentines Day. By maximizing the amount of guests they were serving (squeezing in additional two tops wherever possible), you could barely move or walk around! Service was also pretty slow. Luckily we weren’t in a rush, but it would have been more of an overall better experience and felt a bit more special without being so crammed into our seats.

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CDinNYC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Solid choice any night of the week with a bustling scene and delicious, classic food. Also excellent cocktails and wine selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Burrata was great as was the mafalde with sausage and broccoli rabe. It’s a fun neighborhood spot and the food came fast. Very good wine by the glass selection which is always a plus. Will be back!

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vipTomeatsout
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service. What else is there!

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tracy3ats
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the restaurant, would definitely go back. Only problem was that even with a reservation on Open Table, they put us at a table that was too small for our party of 4 so we were a little crowded- maybe that’s just a NYC thing

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Ogdonian
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

At Morandi the food is always good, room buzzy and cheerful but the service can be little lackadaisical though.

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Bugbc
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dependable, pleasant & excellent place for a good conversation or business meeting at lunch. Dinners can get loud, but it's an exuberant loud and not unpleasant, and the food is unsurprising but fresh & well prepared.

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vipSteveK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I have enjoyed dinner here over 40 times in the past 18 months. The standard menu (with its numerous appetizers) is outstanding, and the seasonal specials never disappoint.

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