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Aunt Jake's Little Italy

4.4
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845 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 845 people are saying
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vipHappyBelly
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This was my second visit to Aunt Jake's. Service was spotty, but we weren't in a rush, so it wasn't the worst. The food was just as delicious as I remembered. Don't miss the burrata appetizer. And, if you decide to get the chicken parm, consider sharing. It's literally the size of a basketball. Easily could be a dinner for two with a side of pasta. The arrabbiata has just enough heat without being obnoxious. Definitely recommend.

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EmilyG
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love Aunt Jakes! The little italy location is much better than the greenwich village one! We were seated right away (wish we were outside though) service was great, food was great, did not feel rushed would always come back!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on October 12, 2020

EmilyG, Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Hopefully you can try our newest venue on the Upper East Side too! Have a great day. Best, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come to Aunt Jakes it’s better than the last. Per Covid I haven’t been able to dine here for some months, but my return was triumphant.

A friend was cleared to visit from Texas and I took her for dinner, and we had all of my usual staples, and they all really impressed her. Her experience of New York through the eyes of a native New Yorker was fantastic. Our last dinner date in NY was here at Aunt Jakes.

The must haves, for me anyway are: the carpaccio, the mussels and the burrata. For the main we had the squid ink pasta.

Thank me later. Sure to impress any date. ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and ambiance. My favorite italian in Manhattan. Would recommend to anyone

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TaylorW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to NYC for a few nights and this was my favorite experience by far. Atmosphere, food, service. Great for a late night meal.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on October 12, 2020

TaylorW, Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great!! Food so authentic !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Cute outdoor dining, great service with great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

We did not have a good experience at Aunt Jake’s. Our outdoor dining table was placed directly in front of a gift shop, so the fluorescent lighting provided a bad ambiance. Additionally, other tables who ordered their appetizers after ours got their plates before us, and our entrees took over an hour to come. The food was not worth the wait.

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vipLocal
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent service and good food. Calamari was a tad overcooked. The pasta dishes were delicious.

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RockA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Loved the meatballs, red sauce and chicken parm, but was underwhelmed with the pasta's and vodka sauce. Great service! Cute outdoor dining setup.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service.
Sat outside for a nice Saturday evening dinner.
Great to connect with people again.
Would recommend.

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MeAFooDie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great. But the service was sooooo sloooooow

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on September 22, 2020

MeAFooDie, Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's! We are sorry that the service was slow during your visit. We hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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EricG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I always love coming here . Thank you aunt jake for you great service and food

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on September 22, 2020

EricG, Thank you for your kind words! We love that you love us. Hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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Eduardo
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, great service, and an astounding deal for the heart of little Italy.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on September 22, 2020

Hi Eduardo, Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's! We hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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luckstarr
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Service was great. My shrimp scampi was spicy (menu didn’t mention it would be). Tables are way closer than 6’. The next door business’s garbage bags were piled up close by and it stunk. But hey, that’s NYC outdoor dining I guess 🤷🏻‍♀️ Overall, it was fine but I was expecting better.

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BryannaG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is beautiful! The outdoor seating area is really cute & instagram worthy, plus the food is amazing. The lemon chicken was great.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food and good service. The portion of the food is also a lot which is really good for a big guy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most excellent service I’ve had in 27 years in NYC! Food was absolutely superb

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, it was a comfortable experience. The server was nice and very accomodating. As soon as we got there, she had us seated and took out an umbrella just for our spot. Our orders were promptly taken and drinks were served right away.

Food wise, we ordered calamari for appetizers. It was a bit gummy like it was overcooked that we needed extra sauce dip for it. While, their three cheese lasagna was well-seasoned and delicious. Cocktails were well-made and their wine selections are few but exceptional.

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vipSarahC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a little slow. Good to share. Waiters were really nice.

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Meghan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is great and incredibly knowledgeable about menu. Food was delicious and I highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute BEST TIME and BEST FOOD!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was good but service was amazing ! Loved the vibe . Definitely recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Tables were far too close together

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VanessaA
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every time we visit NYC, we always have dinner here. Due to restrictions it was bit different this time. The service and food was 10/10 as always!

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Yeliz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

They ran out of a lot of times on the menu. Seemed strange for a Friday night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Service was great! Love the outdoor seating the area feels like you’re in a busy street in Italy. Block was also closed off so it was pedestrians only.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire staff was wonderful! Food was great. Loveeeeed this place!!! And they made my fiancé birthday even better ❤️❤️ thank you all so much

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing! The outdoor seating was perfect. We started off with a pitcher which was so good and the portions of the pasta dishes were substantial. You could have shared one bowl with two people. The food was amazing and the service was great. I can’t wait to go back! I really recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute Italian spot, loved the food but the drinks were amazing!!

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vipKatherineM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best home-made pasta in the city!! Highly recommend the vodka sauce.

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vipchino
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor dining
We got rained out
Food is good value

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Anna
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the atmosphere was cute!

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vipChrisM
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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OpenTable Diner
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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MichaelF
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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vipVictoireB
New York Area
6 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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OpenTable Diner
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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OpenTable Diner
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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OpenTable Diner
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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FAQs

Aunt Jake's Little Italy does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Aunt Jake's Little Italy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 858-0470.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy is rated 4.4 stars by 845 OpenTable diners.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://auntjakesnyc.com/shop/aunt-jakes-gift-certificate/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.