Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
Founded in 2015, Nick Boccio and Carmine DiGiovanni set out to replicate the idyllic, simplistic, cuisine they both grew up to enjoy. However, the duo wanted to create Italian food for the “next” generation. Their 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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AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Cozy and delicious !

HP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch there on a Sunday, server was very nice and personable! Great recommendations! And the food was phenomenal!

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The pastas and their sauces all lacked flavor and texture. The clams in my spaghetti vongole were way too large. The clams should be small. The pastas took forever to come out. They were overcooked and served cold. I had higher expectations than this and will definitely will not be returning.

E
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely one of my favorite places to eat! I love being able to watch the pasta being made behind the bar. Everything my family has tried so far has been amazing— our favorite dishes are the lasagna and Sunday sauce with farfalle pasta. The place is very clean and the servers are very kind!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta...the shrimp scampi was amazing!

AN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Came here for a birthday brunch and was so so pleasantly surprised. DELICIOUS food and drinks all around, the cutest restaurant and good service. They did forget our coffee till our food was served but other than that would highly advise that you go for brunch and get the french toast or any of their pastas which are also handmade right there. So yummy!

v
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We’ve been here twice. The food is yummy, but service is poor. Surly staff who did not check in once after delivering our food to see if we needed anything. I had to keep getting up to find our waiter to ask for things - milk fir my coffee, salt for our food, the check.

Grumpy AND shoddy service!

I have lived in the Village for over 20 years and there is lots of great service around here, but not at Aunt Jakes!

PG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our first visit. Food was excellent. Generous portions. Cozy atmosphere and good service.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant! Delicious menu. Excellent selection of handmade fresh pastas (you can actually see the pasta being made in the dining area) and choice of many different sauce options! Apps and drinks also great. Lovely cozy setting. Nice service. Will definitely put it in rotation when craving Italian!

FS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Pasta was fresh and plentiful. The chicken parm was one of the best. Tender and moist!!
Burrata bruschetta was served so nicely .. on baguette style bread with just enough dressing on the arugula topping !
Great cozy ambiance. Just enough candlelit lighting. Loved it!!

W
Seattle
49 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they have the best mussels! fun to watch the making of the pasta as well.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit to NYC from Seattle on vacation with husband. Best pasta I’ve ever had!

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! Can’t beat fresh, homemade pasta.

f
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Restaurant was kind enough to find a table despite being booked (thank you)! Meal was phenomenal, I highly recommend the Lemon, Rosemary Chicken dish and the Burrata appetizer. Can not wait to return and try more from the menu. Well done.

ML
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing find off the beaten path. Many NYC visitors like to hang around Midtown and Little Italy for their Italian fix so there was no wait to be seated at the Greenwich Village location! You could watch the pasta artist roll the fresh dough through the pasta maker which proved that the pasta you ate was fresh. We had excellent service and the price wasn't bad for fresh pasta. Will definitely be returning.

IH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food, just wished service was as good. Server was nice on the surface but could feel his impatience with our questions. Ending up googling things that he didn't have the time to answer.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Would not recommend the particular pasta I had though. Very underseasoned

JA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The pasta is so fresh and delicious!! Love the environment

OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh and amazing. My favorite in nyc.

b
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well the downstairs was really loud they were very accommodating and let us sit upstairs which was significantly quieter. The shrimp scampi with tasty and the cavatelli had a nice density. The sauce we chose for the cavatelli, garlic cream sauce or something like it was quite pedestrian. I would go back again and try a different sauce.

JM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Outstanding homemade pasta. Friendly staff. Good for groups not a quiet dinner. Will return.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!! Can’t wait to go back. Great drinks too.

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Food was bland. I got the pasta carbonara and had to add cheese salt / pepper.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. We love the garlic twists. The food was plentiful. We had the lasagne which was more than enough for two people, and the shrimp with pasta!
Very flavorful.

JD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kale Caesar is to die for! The pasta is always fantastic, and the servers are on point.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My pomodoro was eh— my date loved his pasta with white wine sauce. There was a private event so it was very crowded downstairs but service was sweet about it.

NW
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food outstanding

KA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a cloudy day with a forecast of expected rain in the evening. After spending our afternoon at the met, we decided we were in the mood for some warm delicious pasta loaded with lots of carbs to make up for the physical activity we endured at the met. I came across Aunt Jakes on yelp, and although the destination was afar from where we were, needles to say, we were willing to make the commute. Upon arriving, the staff was respectful, kind, and seated all three of us immediately. Then they provided us with the menu, breadsticks, and gave us some time to pick out our dishes. The food was spectacular and the portions were perfect. It left all of us satisfied. We then ordered a round of drinks such as Lemonchille and a glass of Rosé. The drinks were also very good and of high quality. The ambience of the restaurant is welcoming, aesthetically pleasing, and for one-a perfect place to go to on a rainy evening. Overall, great service, amazing food, splendid environment. Will return soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I loved it! It’s one of my favorites!! The food and experience are all consistently excellent!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the decor and ambiance, and omg the pasta. So delicious- no matter what sauce you get! We got the Sunday sauce and the roasted garlic pecorino and we ate it all up. The calamari was also delicious. Also, try Aunt Jake’s cocktail- very refreshing.

NY
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a friend's birthday and will definitely return again

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best Italian meals I've ever had, and I am married to an Italian woman who is a great cook. All homemade pastas, including Gluten Free. I highly recommend the Bolognese, simply fantastic. Service was excellent and wine suggestions on point.

MD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place exceeded my expectations. Food and drinks were both delicious. The atmosphere and space upstairs was unlike your typical NYC restaurant. Downstairs was a bit crowded, but overall, larger than most others. We went with a party of 6 and felt very roomy and private and didn’t feel like our conversation was being overheard by other dining guests. Shocked at how reasonably priced everything was at the end of the meal. Overall, great experience; would definitely come back!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious pasta, disinterested server.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter

N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Family style portions available but make sure you ask how big each one is as we ended up with a bit more than we thought.

LH
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was great for a more intimate brunch - noise level is on the lower side, its well-lit, food is delish (esp the pancakes!!) and you get to see the staff making fresh pasta in the background (so cool!). It's also in a great neighborhood, so perfect for a walk after. Highly recommend this place.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great brunch menu! Really cute and cosy venue!

JB
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite restaurant, I will definitely be coming back.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was just perfect. Everything was so fresh. We had the chicken parm and delicious fresh made pasta with vodka sauce. Our waiter Tim was awesome, even recommended a perfect cocktail. Can’t wait to go back