Aunt Jake's Little Italy

4.3
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811 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Founded in 2015, we set out to replicate the idyllic, simplistic, cuisine we grew up to enjoy. However, we 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. Whats more, the customer can also choose whether they would like their food served individual or family-style.

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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.0
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4.4
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4.1
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CM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered off the choose your pasta & sauce (all house made) menu. The food was excellent. Alberto was an excellent Waiter. Nice contemporary atmosphere in the center of Little Italy.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on March 13, 2020

Hi Chris. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and will certainly pass your compliments on to Alberto. Thank you and we hope to see you back soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, just had a bachelorette party seated next to us which was slightly overwhelming and I couldn’t hear my sister across the table. Otherwise great!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on March 13, 2020

That's great to hear and we greatly appreciate your patience if you were seated next to a bachelorette party that may have been a bit too boisterous. We will keep our eye on that in the future and we look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you!

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MF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Aunt Jakes was terrific on all levels. The new space is beautiful. Dan and his team are first rate restaurateurs. I highly recommend Aunt Jakes.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you Michael. We appreciate what sounds like your many visits and next time you are in please introduce yourself so we can thank you in person. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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VB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the rigatoni with mushrooms and the truffles french fries. The ambiance is super cool for a brunch in Little Italy !

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you Victoire! That's wonderful to hear and we hope to serve you again soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch here was great! There were make your own pasta options and breakfast options. It wasn’t too crowded and quality of food was good!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on March 9, 2020

That's great to hear and thank you for your very kind review on our brunch. We're happy to know you enjoyed it so much and we look forward to serving you again. Thank you.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on March 9, 2020

We're so pleased to hear that. Thank you!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible. Took more than an hour for food to arrive and when it did it was uncooked.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on March 5, 2020

We appreciate your visit but please accept our apologies if your food took longer to arrive than you had hoped. While we do serve our pasta al dente, we wish you had mentioned it wasn't right for you as we would have been happy to quickly make you a new order or help you choose something else you would have enjoyed. We hope to have the chance to serve you again some day for what we are sure will be as enjoyable an experience. Thank you.

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L
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Aunt Jake's is fun if you like to pick your pasta and sauce. It is a nice restaurant with pleasant decor. The food is good, the service is pretty good. The Sunday brunch menu didn't have as many Italian options as we would have liked and no breadsticks but you could get pasta.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you Lilly. We appreciate what sounds like your several visits and are happy to know you enjoy our pastas, sauces and breadsticks. Our brunch menu is indeed slightly different than our lunch and dinner offerings but hopefully you were able to enjoy some of our brunch-exclusive items. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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MR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the first time I've been to the new Little Italy location (I usually go to the one in the Village). The food, as always, is exceptional. The service was very good. The noise level was a bit loud, but it was a Saturday night!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you Melani! We're happy you enjoyed our new location as much as our Village one and we appreciate your very kind words. We look forward to serving you again soon at either location and please introduce yourself so we can thank you in person!

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LM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is AMAZING! My favorite in Little Italy. Service is fine. Bathrooms are the nicest, cleanest in the city. ;)

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on March 5, 2020

That's wonderful to hear, Lindsay. Thank you, and we hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was excellent, great vibes, and the drinks were amazing.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on March 1, 2020

That's great to hear and we're happy you enjoyed your meal so much. Thank you!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In NYC on business travel. Loved the food and the waitstaff Mans is a rockstar:) will definitely go back! 😍

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on March 1, 2020

We appreciate your visit and look forward to having you back. We'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our waitstaff as well. Thank you!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

It took a long time to get the food

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for your visit and feedback. It sounds like you enjoyed our food and ambiance from your ratings, but please accept our apologies if it took longer than you had wished to receive your food. That is normally not an issue and hopefully we will see you back again soon for what we're certain will be a perfect meal in every way. We look forward to serving you again.

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LV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

food was ok, portions a bit small and could use more flavor. Took so long and only one server for the whole restaurant

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for your visit, Leylah. Please accept our apologies if you felt the service was not exactly as you had hoped. You may have caught us in a temporary staffing issue and we have taken measures to make sure that does not happen again. We look forward to seeing you back some day and we can help you choose items that will be ideal for you with perfect service!

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KM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great day celebrating my granddaughters birthday. We were there on a Sunday @ 1:30. Only one waiter on busting his butt but didn’t waiver on his service. When he did get to the table he was apologetic. He did all he could do to make everyone happy. Give that man a raise. Food was great and it definitely was worth the wait.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on February 26, 2020

Hi Kathy. Thank you for celebrating your daughter's birthday with us. We're happy to know you enjoyed your meal so much and we apologize if there was any issue with your service. We did have a temporary issue that day and we have since taken measures to make sure it does not happen again. We look forward to having you back soon for what we're certain will be a perfect meal in every way!