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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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The waiter didn’t serve the food courses as we asked and he promised. Pasta was a little cold. Meatballs were great! Staff that greeted us was awesome!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary 1

K
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was lovely. Beautiful decor. Server excellent. Disappointed in the food

A
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are A LOT of Italian restaurants in NYC. This is my favourites. Love this restaurant. When in New York, I always make a stop here. With kids and without kids, it’s a great place to go.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

While we didn't have a bad experience at Morandi, we didn't have an exceptional one either. The food was good, but not worth returning to. We ate outside and definitely should have gone inside because it seemed the atmosphere outside was not up to the same level of inside. We noted in our reservation we were celebrating a birthday and our waitress did not make mention if it. It was just many little things added together which made it a place I don't need to return to.

A
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well-prepared classic Italian food. Beautiful burrata platter, served on two plates because we planned to share, lovely pasta with lemon sauce, and a delicious agnolotti made for a memorable meal, we dined outdoors with a friendly and helpful server looking out for us. I had a wonderful Prosecco with passionate fruit juice, probably my favorite pre- dinner drink of all time, We have been to Miranda before...and it has consistently made us smile (as did the check...which was not NYC over the top by any means.)

KB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morandi is always one of my favorite go to places. The best food and great ambiance.

e
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always love the food at Morandi. It's a little too loud for me inside usually, so best to sit outdoors when the weather permits.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Took forever for a waitress to come to our table. We had to flag someone down. Then she was slightly rude. Love this restaurant but was disappointed this time

AP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

The service was most inattentive and lacking ... had to wait for the server for long, despite the restaurant being empty and on;y 2-3 other tables occupied ... the server also had a terrible attitude. Asking for water or a refill of coffee was such a chore for the server, and the dishes and cups were removed before we were done. This will be my last visit to Morandi.

MH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Molto bene! Awesome restaurant with amazing atmosphere!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I think the place is very noisy but the food and the service is very good

OC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurants in town! However, it suffers the same problem like other NYC restaurants: too much noise :-)

g
New York Area
181 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

At Morandi, we enjoyed the lovely warm room, and the service was outstanding from start to finish. Food was very good -- all of us enjoyed our pasta dishes. Portions were on the small side but reasonably priced. The scallop ravioli was the stand-out. Desserts were the weak point of the meal and will be skipped at our next visit.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious! Portions were the perfect size. Service was very nice! Was able to sit outside and the ambiance was so great!!

t
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great to have dinner at Morandi. Food and service are excellent.

v
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never dissapoints....food was fantastic. Table outside was perfect.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Waitress was aware of our surroundings and helpful in speeding up our dining experience.

R
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. We had foccacia flatbread starter and the Cacio e Pepe for an entree. Both were great.

CS
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morandi is always consistently great! The ambience , decor, wait staff are always on. Great cocktails and even better food. We had the octopus which was perfectly cooked without a hint of chewy. Richly flavored yet not over powering. The hand rolled spaghetti is perfect as well. Pasta cooked perfectly then simply flavored and delicious. The Orata was moist and flavorful. Perfect meal . Get the fritters for desert although you can’t go wrong. The pastry chef hits them all effortlessly! My go to place

j
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Everything was very good except for one dish. The salmon was completely over cooked. The rest of the food and the service were very good.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was bland (cacio a pepe and the psto pine nut pasta as well as the eggplant parm.), not super impressed.

VO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Visiting and having dinner with family.

XO
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Went for last minute dinner and hadn’t been to Morandi in a long time. I remember it being much better :(

JH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All our food was magnificent and the staff was attentive and sympathetic to our desires. Great experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch with my wife

T
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Same old bad table gets seated first complaint I have about every restaurant.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, great service

JM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

People at the front were nice enough, and our server was great at the beginning of our meal, but didn’t really come back to check on us through the meal. He cleared our plates, and gave us dessert menus. We decided against dessert, and he was friendly and took the menus away. And then never came back to give us the check. Never. After 15 minutes of being ignored by everyone in the place, we finally flagged someone down who printed us a check and told us our server was outside. No idea what was going on there. We paid the random guy and left and I thought that was was really annoying. The food itself was just ok. The best thing at our table was my grilled chicken. The pastas were sub-par. Also, the noise level in there is insane. Had to shout to my table mates. I won’t go back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent service

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was awesome - great food and affordable in a very cool location!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, was a little disappointed with the food. It was more average than what I was expecting for Italian in New York.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

El lugar extremadamente ruidoso. Las pastas no son nada del otro mundo. Lo más ricos los agnolotis.

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r
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

I expected more from Morandi's food. The linguine vongole was very basic, almost without any taste of vongole.

RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant to enjoy excellent food with a very attentive, support team to make their dinner guests comfortable!

ED
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Two dinners at Morandi over 6 days, as preclude to Village Vanguard concert. Pasta is exceptional. Service outstanding. It's loud in there, but that's more a testimony to the popularity. I suppose if we want a hush hush ambience we'd need to go to USVI :)

Oyster appetizer is amazing. Succulent with flavor. Creatively presented and in taste. Calamari good, tender, though quite pale in taste. Cannelloni desert very good.

Love the decor. Overall, will go back there regularly as part of the Village Vanguard routine.

J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Caprese salad, homemade pasta dishes and the lasagna were excellent.

SE
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love Morandi, it is pricey but it is one of the best italian places in NYC.
Cacio e Pepe for life!

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family was visiting me in New York City for the weekend and we are so happy we chose to eat here! This is, without a doubt, the best Italian restaurant we have all been to. The service was incredible: the waiters paid great attention to us all without being overwhelming. The food was fabulous! We each got a different pasta dish and we’re extremely happy with what we got. It’s clear that this restaurant serves great homemade pasta. I will definitely be coming here soon!

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