Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village

4.7
161 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Named after a fictitious relative that every Italian family can relate to, Aunt Jake’s allows the diner to choose from one of our ten fresh pasta shapes to be paired with our 10 different house-made sauces. Following the triumph of our first location in Little Italy, Aunt Jake’s has now opened a new location on West 8th Street. While ‘Pasta with a Purpose’ is our brand’s motto, we also offer Daily Specials including Pork Chops with Vinegar Peppers, Shrimp Scampi, and Lobster Fra Diavolo. For the meat aficionado, turn to our Specialties menu for Braised Rabbit Tagliatelle, and a Three-Cheese Meat Lasagna with short rib. Housed in an intimate two-story townhouse, Aunt Jake’s makes you feel right at home with cozy banquets, warm wood accents and signature blue and white-tiled bar.

The restaurant is open every day from 11am to 11pm.

At Aunt Jake’s, the “pastabilities” are endless!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

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Phone number
(212) 253-9333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carmine Di Giovanni
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 6th & Macdougal
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Public transit
West 4th Street: A, C, E, B, D, F, M

Astor Place: 6 Train

8th Street/NYU: N, Q, R

Christopher Street: 1 Train
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Special events & promotions
Please inquire within to hold any special event with us.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

Aunt Jake's Greenwich Village is perfect for private events from Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings & Bridal Showers to Corporate Dinners.

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What 161 People Are Saying
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MS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is exceptional. I made res on open table. It’s the second time I’ve been there where they tried to squeeze 3 people at a table for 2.

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M
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and daughter (14) just had dinner at Aunt Jakes on Friday and it was amazing! We started with beet salad with softest cheese that was delicious and loved the breadsticks to eat the extra cheese. I had the ravioli with Sunday sauce and I am still dreaming about the delicious red sauce with tender beef. My daughter had the penne with vodka sauce and loved it. My husband ordered the chicken and polenta and it was the best he’s ever had. Waiter was terrific and everything was just perfect - what a wonderful treat to discover this place and we will definitely be back! My only regret is that we were staying in hotel and could not take home leftovers - would have loved to take home everything!

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A
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Enjoyed sharing large and small bowls of different pastas and sauces. You might miss the fact that you are paying for the sauce separate from the pasta which adds to the cost. The space is pretty but LOUD. Our server was bordering on rude, slamming bowls down, offering us dessert and coffee, failing to mention the espresso maker was broken. If the food wasn't so good, I doubt we'd be back.

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BB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Great pasta, loved the options. Great space. Friendly.

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MN
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I am going to try one of their other pasta dishes next time. Ordered Shrimp Scampi, and it was way too spicy. too many chili flakes. Our waiter, we sat at the bar, was a little grumpy. The restaurant got loud with music and it was hard to keep a conversation, but I will definitely try it again.

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OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Friendly service, great food. Fun to watch pasta being made. Great drinks.

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HR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! Took my aunts here who were visiting! The place is very cozy and the staff went above and beyond. Very friendly and we never felt rushed. The food was so delicious- I recommend the burrata, calamari and Sunday salad for appetizers! All of the pasta dishes were so good, it was nice to be able to pick your noodle as then your sauce, at way everyone could get what they wanted! I will definitely be back! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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a
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific food and great service and good value and good customer concern. Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with great food. The kitchen staff needs to communicate better with the servers. Overall, a lovely birthday brunch.

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v
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My sister and I had a wonderful time at Aunt Jakes. Our host, wait staff, food and overall experience was wonderful, as we were in town for the US Open. Our best to you and to the restaurant staff. Vikki Constable

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PR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. The staff was great. Can’t wait to go back. Like the s lection of pasta choices.

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KL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This restaurant is one of my absolute go-to’s. The food is consistently high quality and fresh and is always worth the price! If the prices scare you, the portions are also pretty big so don’t worry!

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AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

I traveled from rockland county to celebrate my 6th anniversary at this restaurant, specifically for the Frosé. When we attempted to order, we were told that the menu has a misprint and they don't have Frosé. We asked for upstairs seating since that was on option on the site when making the reservation and were told that space is only for overflow. So we left since we basically could not get anything we requested.

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J
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really wonderful find and pasta that reminded me like I was in Italy! I keep dreaming about the tagliatelle and excited about the next time I go!

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MG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing meal at Aunt Jakes! I brought my boyfriends parents here and They loved it! The wonderful consistency amongst all of our meals - everyone’s was delicious. From the appetizers to the main dish...yum. Even though short staffed that night, we would have never known! Our waiter had the perfect mix of checking in and leaving us to our company :) can’t wait for our next meal at Aunt Jakes.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The lemon ricotta pancakes with mixed berries and marscapone are INSANE and I can not sotp recommending them to literally everyone I know. Super fluffy and jam packed with flavor, these pancakes are the perfect way to kick off your morning.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Host was great. Server was great. Got a bespoke cocktail before our dinner started. Had plenty of food to take home! Highly recommend. Carbonara was amazing.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and the waiter was very friendly. I want to go back!!

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AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great food and reasonably priced! Was awesome place to go with friends!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch around 11:30 on a Sunday and it was fairly quiet which was so nice. Typically, finding a place this cute with a great, relaxing aesthetic would be so uncomfortably packed. We had an amazing meal and the waiter was great. Will definitely be back!

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local restaurant with the freshest pasta and sauces! Everything was delicious.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a birthday gathering!

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HB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the lamb ragu. It comes in a cream sauce but don’t let that scare you away, it was absolutely delicious.

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KW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Homemade pasta, Sunday sauce and great service from Joe. What more can you ask for?! Perfect evening out.

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G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really cute place! Food was awesome. I think they were a little understaffed for a Sunday night but besides that we had an excellent time :)

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e
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent home made pasta. I had the herb gamelli with chicken bolognese. So flavorful, and a little spicy this time too. Also loved the avocado toast. Seriously delicious food in a charming hip setting.

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k
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gteat restaurant specializing in pasta and small plates. Staff is welcoming and very accommodating. I always have a great meal here.

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RS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious homemade pasta, great portions that are enough for two meals !!

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PA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice Restaurant, good food, delivered hot and accurately
Only complaint and I am reaching for one is the menu needs more meat entrees
Plus menu did not inform you that you could add meat to your pasta
The waiter explained that you could, but could not add shrimp to your pasta, this could provide more revenue to the restaurant too !
Finally, charging for additional bread cheapens the experience, raise the prices $1 to cove unlimited bread sticks or fountain beverages
Will come back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

No air conditioning. Awful dinning experience

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DH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, great food and friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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MG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Service was terrible. But every time I’ve been to aunt jakes I’ve had terrible service. We arrived 5 minutes before our reservation, but rather than seat us early, they took a walk in and then made us wait until past our reservation time. We ordered a bottle of wine, 10 minutes later we found out that wasn’t available. The gave us bread. I had to go find my own silverware and plates. The only saving grace is the food. Best Italian in the city.

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OT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great restaurant to have a quiet dinner in the village. Lovely ambiance, great, friendly service. Definitely homemade pastas. Overall great experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic Italian food. Very good flavor. No complaints. Service was good.

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AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

My friend and I were early for our reservation and were seated immediately. That’s as good as service got. They seemed to be short staffed as the host was also our waiter, and he failed to make sure my meal was gluten free (which I said was important b/c I’m a Celiac). After a long wait for the food the cook came out to say that the sauce I had picked wasn’t gluten free, so they re-made it with the only gluten free sauce they had: marinara. For a “choose your own adventure” pasta place, one would think there would be more gluten free sauce choices. The host/server apologized and gave us a free round of wine, but the damage was done. I was starving, my friend and I ate our dinner separately, etc. Our carafe ran out of water and was never refilled. I asked to have my leftovers packed to take home and that didn’t happen either. I would not recommend this place or go back.

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F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Went for Father's Day, and had a delicious lunch of homemade pastas. Ambiance was clean, bright, and lively. Service was a little slow, but we didn't mind because we weren't on a tight schedule.

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG. We had been looking forward to eating here since we booked our NY trip in February and we were not disappointed! Food was delicious. Interior was adorable. Service was fantastic. Can't wait to go back some day!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Aunt Jakes - eat at the counter and watch them cut the homemade pasta noodles! Amazing experience as always!!

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasta choices were wonderful. Whole wheat mafalde with marinara was such a surprise! Loved the tagliatelle puttanesca, too. Service was excellent. We arrived early, before official opening but sat at the bar watching the pasta being made. Everyone was so warm and friendly and welcoming. Will return!

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f
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Really wanted to like this restaurant as I live in the neighborhood, and love the idea of fresh pasta. However, the restaurant was chaotic, server and Maitre D were overwhelmed, and we waited an hour for our food. Other patrons were equally hungry and angry. To add insult, I was notified a couple days later by Open Table that our reservation was marked as a "no show"! Get your act together, Aunt Jake's!

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