Paesano of Mulberry Street

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$30 and under
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Italian

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Nestled in the heart of Little Italy, Paesano's epitomizes Italian culture and charm. The old - world Italian recipes prepared in our kitchen are made the traditional way, using only the freshest local ingredients. We are happy to accommodate groups of any size, large or small. We can also customize any catering menu to your specification. Come and dine with your Paesans, only at Paesano's of Mulberry Street.

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Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely location, fantastic food and fun staff. I would go here again!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cannoli in the city!

GB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Last night in New York. Arrived on time, waited over half an hour and were still no closer to being seated. Huge queue at the door of parties who had booked and were not being seated. 3 groups in front of us walked out before we did. Loud, cramped restaurant with tables by the door of people trying to eat while surrounded by customers waiting for a table close enough so they could not pull their chairs out.
No names were taken for reservations, or times. It was made clear these reservations aren’t honoured and just a ploy to get people in the building. We left and found a much nicer Italian restaurant over the road.
Would not recommend at all. Waste of time on our last night in the city.

T
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Made reservation on Open Table and we were 15 minutes late because of D train delays. I called and they said they would hold the table. We were a party of six with 3 big guys. They made a "save" from the outset moving us to an table (3 two-tops together) with ample room from their original seating on a 5-foot round crammed against a load-bearing column. Traditional ambience and decor, which we wanted btw. Service was attentive and timely; did not feel rushed. Fair pricing indeed for NYC. My linguine was overcooked and white clam sauce was mealy and bland. Edible, just disappointing. Was mini-family reunion, so I did not want to make a fuss. Seems everyone was very happy with their entrees (no starters) and I tried a few and they were tasty, well-prepared, so I guess that was the second "save." Gnocchi dish my cousin and wife had was really good. I would go back for the atmosphere and service and just not order pasta.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Located in Little Italy it was our first time visiting. The atmosphere is old school and we like that. When visiting for the first time it’s hard to make a decision on what to order and we may try some other dishes the next time but overall this was a nice night out. Service was good and the price was not crazy.

OT
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding experience. Everything was as described and even better. Quintessential old world Italian restaurant with a great vibe, atmosphere, and excellent meal.

MS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you the hospitality. My hubby and I really loved the place and the foods. We are definitely coming back to try more dishes.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a wonderful pasta meal in Little Italy. Nice family restaurant in a joyful inviting dining room. A bit cramped but I guess that adds to the atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, even more fantastic food! Definitely a must stop on the Italian restaurant list!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice place, good food for the price. The staff is incredible and very attentive.

d
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious, as anticipated, but very generous portions. All seafood very fresh, pasta just right. Veal Piccata sauce done well.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious meal at a great price!

KB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I took my daughters for a birthday celebration and the whole team of waiters came to sing and the surroundings were just like an Italian garden in a village in Tuscany. Very wonderful dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was just average, nothing special. I thought since we were on Mulberry St in Little Italy the food would be great. I would not return.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Extremely busy restaurant, queues out the door until around 9pm. Booked with open table and we were seated on arrival. Pretty much every seat in the house was full, and dining space was at a premium. I can understand trying to maximise the available space, but over crowding to this extent actually damages the customer experience, which is a real shame.The food is good, and quite big portions, but as soon as you’ve finished your starter the main course arrives, hardly giving you time to breath. Overall I enjoyed my time at the restaurant, but with a little more thought about the customer & not the cheque, could move this place up a real notch or two.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it! It’s a cute quick stop & very romantic & good vibes! Especially if you want ita

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding as always!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for Valentine’s Day. The service was amazing. You can tell the staff truly is family. They made us feel like family. Food was amazing. We got the calamari, light and delicious and the rigatoni alla vodka was super fresh! Will def come again!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for Valentine’s Day!

LB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in e everything was perfect the service was impeccable the food was delicious

CC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Waiter had zero personality. Calamari pasta bland, meatballs in the spaghetti had no flavor. We just wanted a basic old school nyc Italian restaurant and we wasted our night. I truly did not understand the 5 stars it was given 😩

MR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went shopping for our Granddaughters 16th Birthday, and finished With a great meal at Paesano’s. All of us enjoyed our meals. They were with qualify ingredients, and freshly prepared. I would go back to Paesanos, and I would recommend them.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and food is amazing. Gets really crowded on weekends to the point where the line was out the door. Staff was friendly and attentive.

WB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food combined with reasonable prices makes this traditional Italian a top choice. Customers are mostly young people who
probably appreciate the good value and authentic vibe -- and are tired of the restaurants who have converted to the fake millennial style atmosphere.

i
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing waiters and staff, everyone is friendly and that makes you feel like you want to be there! Food is great, at first glance you might think you will leave hungry but that false! Its very filling. Been here a handful of times and looking forward to returning in the next few weeks.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. Prices so decent for wonderful food!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambiance. We are traveling and know for sure if we lived locally it would be a regular date night.

EG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

LW
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Recommendation from a friend, and it was right on the mark. Paesano’s is tucked quietly in the middle of the block and is a true jewel. The space is a bit rustic and gives off a true authentic feel of old Italy. The service was amazing! From the Maître d’ to the wait staff, all friendly attentive and efficient.
While the food itself did not exceed expectations, it was solid Italian and the prices do not leave you bare. The baked ziti was too much tomato, but the calamari Luciana linguine was a home run!
We will be back 👍🏼

AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I first searched for a place to eat on Mulberry St and was drawn to the pictures of Paesano's before anything else. After seeing the menu, I made a reservation. The menu has a great variety of options. The garlic break with cheese was outstanding. My baked ziti was spectacular and my friend's dish was wonderful as well. We also got a side of spaghetti in pesto and it was outstanding as well. We didn't try any desserts since we were too full from dinner. I will visit this place again.

MA
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Repeat customers!! We were early for our reservation and still able to be seated. Sat in the little alcove in front of the restaurant...cozy family dinner!!

OT