Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Sweet Roasted Red Peppers, Spicy Marinara
Garlic, Basil, Parsley, White Wine
Braised Short Rib
Short Ribs, Mushrooms, Gorgonzola Risotto, Crispy Shallots
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Loved the rigatoni with mushrooms and the truffles french fries. The ambiance is super cool for a brunch in Little Italy !
Thank you Victoire! That's wonderful to hear and we hope to serve you again soon!
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!
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.
We're so pleased to hear that. Thank you!
Terrible. Took more than an hour for food to arrive and when it did it was uncooked.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Food is AMAZING! My favorite in Little Italy. Service is fine. Bathrooms are the nicest, cleanest in the city. ;)
That's wonderful to hear, Lindsay. Thank you, and we hope to see you again soon!
Meal was excellent, great vibes, and the drinks were amazing.
That's great to hear and we're happy you enjoyed your meal so much. Thank you!
In NYC on business travel. Loved the food and the waitstaff Mans is a rockstar:) will definitely go back! 😍
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!
It took a long time to get the food
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.
food was ok, portions a bit small and could use more flavor. Took so long and only one server for the whole restaurant
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!
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.
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!
Food was amazing! The portions were well worth the price too
Thank you for your visit and kind words, Nicole. We're happy to know you enjoyed your meal!
The food was absolutely delicious and the service and staff were outstanding! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great place in Little Italy.
That's very kind of you to say and we greatly appreciate your visit and endorsement. We hope to see you back soon. Thank you!
Fresh baked breadsticks, too hot to hold but no bread plate so must wait to cool. Delicious! Asked server for lime in pelegrino but never brought. Pastas are delicious, sauces divine and many choices. Best 3 meat lasagna Smothered in melted mozzarella! Generous portions. Avocado toast yummy. Bread is beyond amazing and worth a trip. Very loud but great energy,buzz,vibe and atmosphere. Try it, you’ll like it! Ferrara’s bakery one block over for dessert
Thank you Pampers. We appreciate your kind comments on our bread sticks avocado toast and lasagna! We're happy you enjoyed your meal with us so much and hopefully will be back soon. While Ferrara's is good, don't miss our dessert menu next time and please let us know what you think!
the person who sat us was Rude. informed us they were closing early even though plenty of people were still enjoying dinner. it was only 830p. Sat us by restrooms. Plenty of nice tables were available. Food subpar (not sure why it is rated high,pasta overcooked,flavor bland).We should have left.
Hi. Please know we appreciate your visit and are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal as much as most people. We wish you had informed us that you weren't happy with your table so we could have quickly moved you. Also, our homemade pasta is usually cooked to perfection, but if it was not ideal for you we would have been happy to make you a new dish. Hopefully we'll have the chance to serve you again some day soon for what we're certain will be a perfect meal. Thank you.
A year ago the food was AMAZING. but it’s gone wayyyyy downhill. the food was not good and the service was AWFUL. we waited an hour to be seated when we had a reservation and it was not worth it.
Hi Katie. We appreciate your return visit and patience on any wait you had. We apologize for that and will make sure it is not an issue moving forward. Also, please accept our apologies if you didn't feel the service was ideal. Finally, if ever anything you order is not exactly as you had hoped, we are always happy to help you choose a dish you will love. We would like to see you back and please introduce yourself so we can make sure your next meal is as memorable as your first. Thank you.
Though our server was kind and tried his best, poor management ended up in extremely bad service. Drinks and apps took an hour, main courses took over two, and there were tables next to us of parties who'd been randomly placed together at a single table despite never having met each other. The manager/host? Nowhere to be found. He left in the middle of a busy shift instead of helping run food or deliver drinks. Love Aunt Jake's but dinner tonight was inanity.
Hi Louis. Thank you for being an Aunt Jake's fan. We appreciate your visits but apologize if your recent meal was not as ideal as most are. We did have an issue with some staff members which we addressed that night and won't be a problem moving forward. Next time you come in, please introduce yourself so we can apologize in person and make sure your visit goes perfectly!
Great wine, decent service, absolutely terrible food. I was with a group of 5 and 4 of us had flavorless semi-undercooked pasta and the other had an extremely salty, inedible meal. We talked with the table next to us and they had an equally horrible experience. I’ve heard wonderful things about this place but I would definitely not recommend.
We appreciate your visit and nice words about our wine and service but are disappointed and surprised to hear you didn't enjoy the food you ordered. We wish you had mentioned something as we would have loved to make you a new dish or help you choose different items you would have loved. If you can make it back in, please introduce yourself so we can make sure your next meal is perfect in any way. Thank you. We look forward to serving you again.
Food was good and the restaurant was so lively which was fun. I loved the new/modern decor vs . the rest of Little Italy. My biggest complaint was that out server was really overwhelmed and so he forgot nearly everything we asked for beyond our food, so that certainly took away from our experience. We also waited forever to get our check which was silly bc they had a line out the door! That said, the food was good enough that I can overlook these issues and would give it another try.
Thank you Melissa. Thank you for your compliments on our food. We're happy to hear you had a nice time with us, but please accept our apologies if your server omitted some of your requests and took too long with the check. We will definitely address those issues at our next servers' meeting and we look forward to having you back soon!
First the restaurant was hard to find there were no notible signs, we had to use the GPS on our phone to locate the restaurant. the only thing there is, was the etching on the door but you don't notice until you're actually walking in the door The restaurant itself was a little too dark. I used the flashlight on my phone to read the menu and I saw another customer holding a candle up to the menu to read it. The music was a bit to loud couldn't hear the server due to the drums and/ or the bass. I thought there was a club next door. Our server was changed mid meal, and the new server didn't seem too interested or knowledgeable when we had questions about our meals
The food we were served did not match what we had read in the menu description. Though at the end we were given a free desert to share.
Thank you for your visit, Frank and we appreciate all your feedback. We're happy you found us and we'll see you what can do about making our sign more visible and make sure the lighting in the the restaurant is appropriate. Please accept our apologies if you felt the meals you had were not as the menu described. It sounds like there may have been a small mixup and we assure you next time we see you that won't be an issue. We look forward to serving you again some day!
Such a great restaurant! Don’t be fooled by the google picture, they’re a few doors down now. Once we found the restaurant we were so excited. The restaurant was so welcoming to my service dog, they sat us in a spot where no one would step on her and they even brought her a water bowl! The food is amazing! The garlic breadsticks they bring out in the beginning are unreal and taste so fresh. We got the calamari as an appetizer which was delicious, the marinara that came with it was amazing. I got the rigatoni with vodka sauce and my boyfriend got the chicken Parmesan with tagliatelle and marinara. It was insane, it was all so fresh and just so delicious. It was truly the best pasta I’ve ever had. The portions are huge too so we definitely had some to take home. Will definitely be coming here again!
That's so kind of you to say, Natalie. Thank you for the compliments on our food and service. We're always happy to have service dogs accompany their owner and we'll look into making sure our Google picture matches the actual address. We look forward to seeing you back soon!
Was over priced for what it was. Also don’t boil your meat gets rid of the flavour. Other than that everything was good, good service, good music, and a nice place to be.
We appreciate your visit and feedback, Nico. It sounds like you enjoyed your meal and please know that all of NYC is expensive, and even though we make all our own pastas and sauces in house using the finest-quality ingredients, our prices are at or below most places in the neighborhood with similar levels of ambiance and service. We hope you will be back again soon and next time please introduce yourself so we can help you choose the items that will be perfect for you. Thank you!
We went for lunch there was no crowd. The food was amazing and we were so glad we found this place.
Thank you for your visit and very kind words. We hope to see you back soon!
Pasta was amazing, and great customer Service by the Manager/Owner.
Thank you Michael. We look forward to serving you again!
Absolutely fantastic experience at Aunt Jakes. The service was spot-on and the food was fantastic. The place looks amazing and fresh with a cool vibe. Great bar with a great selection of spirits. They have a large list of gluten-free options as well which is great for people with celiac. I would absolutely recommend Aunt Jakes to anyone and everyone. Great great place.
That's fantastic to hear, David and thank you for your very kind review. We're happy to hear you had such a good time and enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you back again soon!
Little Italy joints on Mulberry are usually run down and dated, but Aunt Jakes's was very modern so I was pleasantly surprised. Not expensive, but not cheap either, just good value. Looks like a great date place and good for a business lunch too. I'll be back for sure. Many thanks to Lasaro for looking out for us, a really good guy.
Hi Paul. Thank you for your very kind remarks. We just moved into this new location and indeed are more modern than most places in the neighborhood. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and the hope to see you back for a date or business lunch soon. We'll let Lasaro know you enjoyed his service as well. Thanks again!
My friends and I had not seen each other in a few weeks and this place was the perfect reunion. The food was amazing and the wine selection was good! I would highly recommend. However, make sure you make a reservation, they are a small place and im sure on busy nights they are packed.
Thank you for having your reunion with us, Autumn. We're happy to hear it went so well and that you enjoyed our food and wine so much. We appreciate your endorsement and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
I was very excited to eat at this restaurant because I had heard such great things about the food. We ran a little late due to road closings and when I tried to call to let the restaurant know, the phone was off the hook. When we arrived, the male host was extremely hostile and rude. He was able to seat us, but said we were "lucky" for being able to sit at all. It was very unsettling as a patron to be talked to like that. It's a shame he left us with a such a bad experience because our waiter and the other staff were very accommodating after the fact.
Hi Bella. Thank you for your visit and for your attempts to get in touch. It sounds like you enjoyed everything other than feeling your greeting was less than perfect from our host. Please accept our apologies for that. Our hosts are normally very friendly and accommodating and hopefully it was just a misinterpretation, but we will certainly talk to him and make sure this isn't an issue moving forward. Hopefully we'll be able to have you back soon for what we're sure will be a perfect visit!
We were a 2 person date. They shoved us in an unbearable table squeezed in the middle of 2 other dates to the right and left of us. There were plenty of open tables where they refused to put us. So we grabbed our things and left. Overall rude people and terrible service.
We appreciate your visit but are sorry to hear you did not dine with us. We apologize if you did not like your table but that was the section the server was handling and there were likely reservations for other tables. Hopefully you will be able to join us again some day soon for a meal we're certainly you will enjoy. Thank you.
Went here with a group of friends to celebrate my 30th birthday. One of the girls was vegan but Aunt Jake's made it so easy for everyone to enjoy a great meal. Generous portions, delicious sauces, great server, all around great meal. Will be back for sure.
Thank you JoAnnaBanana! We greatly appreciate your choosing us for your big birthday and are happy to hear your party went well. We look forward to serving you again soon!
Cute place, probably very loud if you go later in the evening when it fills up. The noise level was manageable with a 6:45pm dinner reservation. My ravioli was a good size portion, my husband’s chicken Parmesan was huge! Both were delicious. Definitely worth checking out.
We're happy to hear you enjoyed your ravioli and your husband liked his Chicken Parmesan just as much. Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you back soon!
The pasta was perfect! So fresh and flavorful. I did wish our waiter gave us recommendations on favorite combinations of pasta and sauce. It was our first time coming and although the menu was simple it didn’t give “chefs favorite combination” or “local favorite combination” regardless it was fun to experiment and be able to try the combination each person on our table had.
We love to hear that, and thank you! We look forward to having you back again some day soon!
Amazing food just took a little while but that’s expected with on the spot made pasta. Definitely will revisit.
Thank you for your visit, kind words and patience on any wait you had. You are correct in noting we make our pasta fresh but we feel it's the best way. We look forward to serving you again some day.
the menu was disappointingly small, and very empty restaurant. Despite there being barely any customers, service was slow and poor. overpriced
Hi Marisa. We appreciate your business. Please know we offer 10 different varieties of handmade pastas and sauces, plus at least 10 specialty dishes like our Braised Short Ribs, Branzino, Three Meat Lasagna, Lemon Chicken, etc. as well as many appetizers. You may have come at opening time as we are normally booked completely, but we apologize if you felt the service was not quick enough for you. Hopefully we'll be able to see you back some day and help you choose dishes you will love. Thank you.
Service was not there on a Sunday brunch. Table next to us was already complaining and trying to leave when we were seated with should have been a tip. No orange juice, club soda or ginger ale on a Sunday morning. Coffees never came. Entrees were lack luster. Server barely made it to table. Restaurant was not even full. Definitely expecting more.
Hi Karen. We greatly appreciate your visit and sorry to hear you did not feel the service was what you had hoped during your visit. We apologize for that and will certainly work with the servers to make sure this is not an issue moving forward. Hopefully we'll have the chance to serve you again some day soon and we're certain it will be as enjoyable a meal as most people have. Thank you and we hope to see you back soon.
BEST PLACE IN NYC!!! I take friends and family everytime they visit and they think it is the most amazing place and then they see the bill and it only gets better! The price is great.
That's very kind of you to say, Raegan. Thank you! We appreciate all your visits, and next time you are in please introduce yourself so we can thank you in person!
Aunt Jake's Little Italy is rated 4.3 stars by 811 OpenTable diners.
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