Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village

4.7
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$30 and under
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Italian
Founded in 2015, Nick Boccio set out to replicate the idyllic, simplistic, cuisine he grew up to enjoy. However, he wanted to create Italian food for the "next" generation. The idea was to develop an Italian concept around the customer's choice on how to eat pasta compared to how the restaurant wanted you to eat it. With that in mind, Aunt Jakes' core mission is to bring high-quality fresh ingredients daily to craft our handmade pasta and sauces in a health-conscious manner. The customer can mix and match, sauce with shape, and create a custom dish of their own. What's more, the customer can also choose whether they would like their food served individual or family-style.
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C
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great.

AF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our friends birthdays and were a party of 7. The food was excellent and fresh and for the quality, the price point was great. The ambiance was comfortable, not rushed like it tends to be in the City The staff extremely attention. Will definitely go again. We recommend this place without hesitation.

OT
Louisville
56 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

MM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Ordered gluten free...received regular pasta and informed after I completed eating it that they made a mistake...ouch

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat upstairs. Lemon ricotta pancakes were amazing!

SA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were seated upstairs at first which was very bright and lack ambience. I asked the host if we could sit downstairs and that wasn’t a problem.

The music was a little low so I didn’t feel fully entrenched in the ambience the mood lighting and decor was very nice.

The buratta was gritty - everything else the pasta the Cesar salad the branzino were good.

Our server was nice and accommodating. However our food came out quickly which made us feel rushed.

VA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was friendly and attentive. Definitely plan to go back again soon.

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded 5 days ago

That's wonderful to hear, VA! Thank you for your visit and very kind words. We look forward to having you back soon!

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Naples
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and atmosphere. Highly recommend the “Bespoke” drink where you pick a liquor, a flavor and a few mixes and they customized a drink for you! Perfect for a date night.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bartender, amazing food, and good service. Never a bad meal while there

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for your very kind words. We're happy you have enjoyed what sounds like many meals with us and we look forward to serving you again!

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TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The last two times I have been here for brunch the service has been absolutely terrible. I love this restaurant but I don't know why the brunch service has been so terrible the last few times. The only redeeming quality of the service is the host (he's been there both times) who helps out, refills our drinks, etc. when our server is nobody to be found.

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on February 5, 2020

Hi Tori. We appreciate you being such a good, long-time customer and we are sorry to hear you didn't feel your last two visits were as good as usual. We are not sure what happened but next time you can, please make sure you introduce yourself so we can hear about your experiences, apologize in person, and make sure everything is perfect for you on the next meal. Thank you!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Made a reservation, showed up on time, but they had us wait for 35 minutes before they sat us. Too busy to enjoy

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on February 7, 2020

We appreciate your reservation and patience on your wait. Thank you, and please accept our apologies if things were running unusually busy the night you showed up. Things may have gotten a little behind with people enjoying their meals for longer than normal. That usually is not an issue and we're certain it won't happen again. It looks like you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you back soon for what we're sure will be a perfect evening.

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EK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The pasta at Aunt Jakes was absolutely incredible, and it is definitely a popular place. We were glad we had a reservation. They also have a sort of "create your own cocktail" drink where you pick a spirit and give some flavors and they will make a drink for you based on that, which was a lot of fun, and the drinks always turned out great. The only issue we had was that the service was really slow. The manager helped us more than our waiter did, and it took a long time to get someone to come over and order a second round of drinks, but I guess that just speaks to how popular the place really is.

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi Emily. That's fantastic to hear. We're happy you enjoyed our create your own cocktail drinks. Please accept our apologies if your service took longer than you had hoped. That normally is not a problem but we will certainly keep an eye on it and make sure it does not happen again. We look forward to having you back soon for what we're certain will be a perfect visit in every way!

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SB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect lowkey place. There were some families with small kids and it was chill. would recommend.

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on February 5, 2020

We appreciate your visit and kind words, Shan. Thank you! We look forward to serving you again soon.

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LR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

It took about 15 minutes before someone came over to take our order, my food arrived cold and no one checked to see if everything arrived ok. I will not go back

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on February 5, 2020

Lil Ricky, we greatly appreciate your visit and this feedback. Please accept our apologies if your service wasn't as prompt as it normally is and you felt the food wasn't the proper temperature. We wish we had known so we could have quickly brought you a new dish you would have loved. We will certainly keep an eye on those items so it does not happen again and hope to have another chance to serve you what will be a perfect meal. Thank you and please let us know if you make it back in.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food and vibe, not expensive

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you! We're pleased to know you enjoyed Aunt Jake's so much and look forward to seeing you back soon!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The pasta is always delicious

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you. We're happy to hear you enjoy our pasta and hope to serve you again soon!

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A
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Went for a birthday dinner and although we’ve been there before and we love the food, I can’t imagine going back there for dinner. It’s just ok damn loud. As in, can’t hear the person next to you loud. Not sure if it’s because we were upstairs and there was a pasta making class/dinner going on. All the food was spicier thanks I remember. Love the concept but I won’t be back.

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on February 1, 2020

Hi Ad0Matic. We appreciate your return visit for a birthday celebration and for your kind comments on our food. Thank you. We apologize if you felt it was too loud where you were sitting. We have sections that are certainly more serene and would have been happy to move you if it was possible. Also, we have many items on the menu that are not spicy and we should have pointed those out to you. Hopefully you will be back soon for what we're certain will be as enjoyable as you remembered.

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KJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Chicken param is amazing here, loved the kale salad. I've been here before and would definitely come back.

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for your return visit Kristi. We're happy to know you enjoyed our Chicken Parmesan and the kale salad so much. We look forward to having you back soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was pretty bad. Server was spread too thin and was unable to give our table much attention. After taking our order we never saw him again, left to request the check from the host.

Sad because the food is amazing.

This is the second time we’ve been and the service has been an issue. Not sure there will be a third time to test it again.

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you for your two visits and for taking the time to provide this feedback. We're very pleased to know you enjoy our food so much but please accept our apologies if you felt the service did not match up. We certainly will look into this as to what may have happened and make sure it does not happen again. Next time you visit please introduce yourself so we can be sure everything goes perfect. Thank you again and we look forward to serving you soon!

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r
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Arrabiata not that great

LM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Amazing pasta. Took my family here when they visited and they loved it. Uncomfortable chairs for seating though and very cold.

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you Lindsay. We're so happy to know you and your family enjoyed our pasta so much! We also appreciate your feedback on the chairs. They should not have been cold and we haven't heard anyone note their weren't comfortable, but we can certainly keep our ears open and if it is an issue we will take care of it. We look forward to having you back soon!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I visited this trip to NYC. Amazing atmosphere, food, and service. Will absolutely visit again next time I'm in tons.

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 22, 2020

That's wonderful to hear. Thank you for your very kind words and we look forward to serving you again nest time you are in town!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute and intimate spot! Food was wonderful and the pasta is made fresh in house! The family size portions were huge!! So glad we tried it. Jeff was super friendly and made us feel welcome. Love him! Our server was Tomas and he was great! We will definitely be back!

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you so much! It sounds like you enjoyed your meal and server and we'll be sure to let Jeff and Tomas both know your compliments. We look forward to having you back soon!

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b
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

well appointed with ample room both upstairs and on the ground level. service attentive, professional and prompt. food good; portions large. a comfortable, neighborhood place.

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 22, 2020

Hello Jay. Thank you for your visit! We're happy to hear you enjoyed our food, service and atmosphere and look forward to serving you again!

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F
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it all. Fresh food. Simple. Great neighborhood.

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 22, 2020

That's great to know, Frequentpatron. Thank you!

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, large portions, excellent service and reasonable prices. The place was very crowded and really hopping when I was there, although it cleared out later on and became more relaxing. Very nice and sleek decor. Overall a winner!

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 22, 2020

Hi Sport. We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit so much. Thank you and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good not great. Food was good and the service was attentive and positive. Good value.

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 25, 2020

We appreciate your visit and compliments on our service, value and food. Hopefully next time we see you we can help you choose dishes you will absolutely love. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place has never failed to deliver. We have been here many times now, and we never regret it. The food is delicious, the service is quite pleasant, and the prices are terrific. This time there were 4 of us. We decided to share (after all, we are still in the post-holiday party season) a beet salad, tagliatelle with mashed meatballs (both single serving size), and a family portion of chicken parmigiana. All of it was delicious and enough for the 4 of us. We will be back many more times.

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 17, 2020

We're happy to hear that, Ealman. Thank you for your several visits and we're happy to know you've enjoyed them all so much. We look forward to having you back again soon and please introduce yourself so we can thank you in person!

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great. Another server paid more attention to us than our server did, hence the three stars for service. Everything else was very good.

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 12, 2020

We're happy to hear you loved our food so much and we hope the service overall worked out well even if another staff member had to temporarily help out. Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you back again!

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GM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty food and friendly staff. Jeff, the manager, is welcoming and very customer service oriented When solving an issue at a neighboring table

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you Gilbert. We're pleased to know you enjoyed your visit so much and we'll be sure to pass your compliments on to Jeff as well. We hope to serve you again soon!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was attentive and friendly. They offered good suggestions based on our meal and drink preferences. Food was excellent, from appetizers to main course. Didn’t have dessert, too full.

2nd time eating there. Would highly recommend to friends, family, colleagues.

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 12, 2020

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and we greatly appreciate your return visit. Thank you for recommending us to your friends and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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MS
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Italian restaurant in my hood! Love this place!

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 9, 2020

We're happy to know that, Michael and thank you for calling us your favorite. We look forward to serving you again!

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p
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great pasta, enjoyed watching it being made fresh, friendly atmosphere

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you Pamk! We're happy to know you enjoyed watching our pasta being made and eating it too! We hope to see you back soon!

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great large group brunch on Sunday! Food was great and the service was exceptional and very accommodating!!

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for your visit, Cass. It sounds like you had a great time and we hope to serve you again soon!

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K
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food but expect it to be packed and loud, especially on a weekend night

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 9, 2020

Hi Kristin. We appreciate your compliments and know that on some nights it an be a little boisterous but we usually don't have an issue with to being too noisy. We do have have some tables that are more tucked away and be sure to ask for one of those next time you visit. Thank you!

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SB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for groups, reasonably priced, delicious food. Highly recommend doing family style. The service was wonderful!

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 3, 2020

That's wonderful to hear, Sarah. Thank you for your visit and very nice words. We look forward to serving you again some day soon!

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a
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a great family New Years Eve celebration here. We arrived on time and were pleasantly seated at a cozy corner booth even though our party was still incomplete. Enjoyed a crispy family calamari platter; salads were serviceable but not exciting. The pasta dishes we ordered were all uniformly savored and enjoyed. Still thinking about the cavatelli with carbonara sauce which was the runaway favorite. Pastas were also nicely al dente. Also liked the squid pasta with puttanesca sauce, a zesty, briny combo. Great to have a place where a vegan and an inveterate carnivore can be very happy and not have to settle! The desserts were kind of a miss; the tiramisu was well constructed, but bland, needed much more coffee flavor. The big sundae was fun to eat, but ultimately a whole lot of noise signifying nothing. Coffee was good. Our service from Hannah C was quietly pleasant and efficient and all other servers seemed cheerful. On the whole, great moderately priced family place to know about in this neighborhood. I plan to be back!

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on January 3, 2020

Hi Aggie. Thank you for spending New Year's Eve with us. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the pastas so much and that your service was what you had hoped. We are happy to know you will be back and we look forward to serving you again!

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OT
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely outstanding and the service was just as good to match. Thoroughly recommend and mezcal cocktail is definitely worth getting.

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on December 30, 2019

That's great to hear! Thank you for your visit and we look forward to seeing you back soon!

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G
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Me encanto el lugar. Super bien la atencion y la comida deliciosa! Voy a recomendarlos sin dudas!

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on December 30, 2019

Hi Cuillermis. Thank you for your visit and very kind review! We're pleased to know you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to serving you again some day soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you! We’ll be back soon! Cheers, Jessica & Manny

Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again!

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