Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village

4.6
241 reviews
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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. 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.

At Aunt Jake’s, the “pastabilities” are endless!
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GV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't go wrong with anything on the menu! Cocktails are great as well.

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

Great food, ambiance and attentive service. Simple, clean menu with lots of options. Also cool to see pasta being made in the open!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Pankaces were yummi but overall had a bad brunch experience. Mostly bad service, carrot juice tasted watered down and sugared, and the waiter was very rude when we asked about it, kept walking away while we were speaking to him and being passive agressive.

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EC
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Casual cozy vibe, friendly service, & delicious food! Loved the kale Caesar salad, burrata, & well-prepared rigatoni w/ their “Sunday sauce” (house tomato w/ short rib, sausage, & veal)!

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food!!! The whole experience was great ... I recommend the lasagna!

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DO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit to Aunt Jakes and we thoroughly enjoyed it from appetizers to dessert !
Tim, our waiter, was pleasant and helpful. Overall service was great. Will definitely go back!!

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tim was AMAZING!

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Downstairs ambiance is better. Food and wine selection are delicious. Service was okay. Didn't really stop by our table a lot. Different waiters for everything brought to the table. Cleared the table quickly for turn over. Would come back again and request to sit downstairs.

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MM
Montana
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

They need to stop, think and create flavor over show.

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SS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was very happy with the meal.
Service could have been better - the hostess took our order but didn’t know anything about the menu and had to continue to go back and ask the kitchen and then wouldn’t come back to our table for quite sometime

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great places to come with a few friends for some soul food

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AM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great environment! Staff were friendly, food was good. Great spot for two people or a group. Would definitely recommend!

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous! Food is amazing they don’t rush you...can’t wait to go back again!

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AG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Was pleasantly surprised. Went for brunch, will be back for a dinner soon.

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K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious- couldn't have asked for a better meal!

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JS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, best homemade pasta and one of us had Gluten free pasta and all agreed, Very tasty and inventive sauces. Terrific staff, warm, helpful. We were there twice in one hour Erin’s and the first night we sat at the bar watching the pasta being made - great food and an opportunity to watch a master at work

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food! Great manager. Loved!

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f
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent Sunday brunch. Server was friendly and gave suggestions. Lemon ricotta pancakes were to die for and farmhouse breakfast fresh and delicious.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

1 hour wait, terrible waiter- host had to apologize for how bad waiter was. I was assuming they’d comp some of the meal based on this but they didn’t

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NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

Went to the restaurant a week ago on a Sunday early evening. I will rate A good friend was in from out of town and likes pasta. We wanted to try out Aunt Jakes before but on a night without a reservation it was a one and half hour wait. So, Sunday we made an Open Table reservation for 5:30pm for 3. The disappointment started when they sat us promptly at a small 2-top table located in a high traffic area. We asked for a 4-top but they said none are available. For the next half hour we watched 4 larger tables remain empty. We spoke to 2 different waiters each saying they would try to move us. After a half hour and still larger empty tables we decided to go on Open Table and book a reservation down the street. While we were doing that and informed are waiter we are leaving all of a sudden 3 different waiters came over to assist. One said they could seat us upstairs at a 4-top table. We decided to stay and finally move to a larger table upstairs. Next disappointment came after we ordered 2 pasta dishes and one fish. About 20 minutes after ordering the waiter came back to say there was no more fish! I would think they should have known this as soon as the order went in not 20 minutes later. The evening was a disappointment over all. The food was no better then most similar prices pasta restaurants. Our guest wasn't impressed and I see no reason for my wife and I to go back. This is a city with thousands of restaurants.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambience was great. Service too. We weren’t rushed out. Would come back, and will!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

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Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh and amazing!!!! Highly recommended. Service was great

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RA
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Village restaurant, good service and delicious pasta. Fish is excellent also.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Table was a bit small for 3 people but the food was really good and service was attentive. I would go back.

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LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is delicious, place is beautiful and open, and wait staff is nice, but I much prefer the Little Italy location. We had a reservation but we’re still seated 3 people to a 2 top table, and it took a long time for our orders to be taken and food/drinks to come out. Environment is cozy.

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DL
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice surprise find! Super cute restaurant and delicious homemade pasta! We enjoyed our visit and will definitely be back! I would suggest always having a reservation as I saw them turn people away. Also, iced tea seems expensive at $4 per glass with no refills. I will be back but will enjoy a glass of wine instead next time!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasta is one of the best I’ve ever had!

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DO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited Friday night (for the first time) and enjoyed it. Joe, our waiter, was personable and helpful with dinner suggestions. We will definitely make a return trip!

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K
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! One of my fav Italian restaurants in NYC - the squid ink is amazing with their lamb ragu sauce. Honestly anything I've tried here is great!

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KD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this spot! Great brunch options, but also can't beat those homemade pastas. I also really liked the fresh-pressed juices.

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FL
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just happened to stumble upon this restaurant on OpenTable as we were looking for a place to brunch before we left town. We took a chance and we’re so glad we did. Everything was wonderful, the food had excellent flavor the service was incredible, the atmosphere clean and crisp, and one in our party had the burger and had to share it with everyone because it was that good. This definitely will go on the list of places to revisit.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good pasta. Nice ambience. Will go back.

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p
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an amazing dining experience. The chicken parm and shrimp scampi were outstanding. I’m from North Jersey and have eaten plenty of Italian food in my day. I truly believe that the chicken parm here may have been the best I’ve ever had. The pasta was extremely fresh and delicious.

Perfect place in the Village to bring a date, have a romantic meal, or meet up with friends.

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SF
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is my second time at Aunt Jakes and it did not disappoint. The salads and pastas couldn't be fresher, and the option to create ones own pasta dinner is very appealing.

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k
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A pleasant discovery in the vicinity we live!! Seating was perfect and more importantly accommodative of kids! Definitely to be visited at least couple times!!

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SM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with two friends to celebrate a birthday. The food is delicious! Fresh pasta was luscious and all of our sauces were just perfection. We stayed a while and never felt like we were being pushed out. Lovely decor. Overall great experience. Can’t wait to go back!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was amazing! The food is delicious! Inside is beautiful, and I loved the way it was decorated. There is something for everybody on the menu. Our waiter was very attentive and answered any questions we had. Overall the experience was fantastic and I’m recommending this restaurant to all my friends for sure!

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VO
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this location, loved how it was setup, how evem though we had a reservation we did not have to wait. I loved the courteous staff who were available when needed and were able to help with recommendations. Definitely a place I will be looking forward going back to.

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