Aunt Jake's Little Italy

4.6
896 Reviews
$30 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 896 people are saying
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4.3
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place in Little Italy. Food was excellent ! Got to try it

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not bad but not amazing.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's Little Italy! Were you disappointed with the food, or rather the service? Please feel free to email or call the restaurant directly as we would love to learn how your experience can help us improve. Best, Aunt Jake's

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AlexanderL
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and decor! Definitely recommend this place to anyone.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on June 8, 2021

AlexanderL, Thank you for the 5 star review and recommendation of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! Our friendly and attentive staff is the perfect compliment to delicious food in a beautiful environment. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Best, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was awesome and the food is always amazing!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on June 6, 2021

Thanks so much for reviewing Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We hope to see you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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makailag
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor set up so separate all the tables and give a private dinner. Food was delicious and service was also great!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on June 2, 2021

makailag, Thanks for the 5 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We make every effort possible to focus on personal space and cleanliness during these times. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and look forward to hosting you again soon! Best, Aunt Jake's

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Pascal
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We found this place on Yelp. The food was amazing but our server Jessica or Jessy was not very attentive and overall put a stain on our first time there. I recommend making sure you do not get her as a server. I cant stress how great the food was at Aunt Jakes, every dish we ordered was so good. If you are in Little Italy, please try this place.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on June 2, 2021

Pascal, Thank you for taking the time to review Aunt Jake's Little Italy. Our delicious food keeps all of our customers returning to our 3 venues! I believe the server you had that evening was just starting training, so we appreciate in advance your patience with our new staff. All the best, Aunt Jake's

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EsterC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pasta was delicious especially carbonara with squid ink noodles. Staff was really nice!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on May 24, 2021

EsterC, Thanks for the 4 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! Our mouthwatering carbonara pairs perfectly with just about any pasta shape. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you in the future. Best, Aunt Jake's

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DarcyM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat outside (at our own request), but ended up wishing we had been inside. (Smoke from passersby, sidewalk traffic in general)

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on May 19, 2021

DarcyM, Thanks for taking the time to review Aunt Jake's Little Italy. We are sorry that your outdoor experience was not up to your standards, but unfortunately we have no control over cigarette smoke from foot traffic. Aside from your disappointment with the smoke and traffic, we more importantly hope you enjoyed the food and service. Thanks, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Service was slow

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on May 15, 2021

We appreciate your five star review of Aunt Jake's despite the slower service. We truly hope you enjoyed your food and that your next experience with us will be superb. Looking forward to hosting you soon! Best, Aunt Jake's

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Flora
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere were really nice. The dessert was the highlight of my experience. I had the doughnuts with salted caramel sauce. OMG! The doughnuts were warm and fresh. It went so well with the salted caramel sauce. The fried calamari and broken meatballs were underseasoned and I remember it tasted more flavorful when I last visited about 4 years ago.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on May 19, 2021

Flora, Thank you so much for your review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! The doughnuts are out of this world and should be enjoyed after every meal. We are sorry if the calamari and meatballs were underseasoned but glad you enjoyed the rest of your experience. Best, Aunt Jake's

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KaitlynR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food!! Absolutely love this place. Highly recommend

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on May 19, 2021

KaitlynR., Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's Little Italy! Our food, ambiance, and service keep our customers coming back. We can't wait to host you at any of our locations again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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VictorM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian Food, i really love this place. The food is great, and great enviroment

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on May 11, 2021

VictorM, Thank you for your lovely review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We would like to consider ourselves a neighborhood gem, and hope you would agree with that. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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Kate
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food is good, but Sunday service was really slow. 40 mins of a wait before our food arrived.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on May 11, 2021

Kate, Thank you for taking the time to review Aunt Jake's Little Italy. We apologize for any poor service. The restaurant industry as a whole has been greatly impacted and now suffers a labor shortage which in turns effects our business. That is no excuse for a disappointing experience though. You should have been informed of any delays that day. Our sincere apologies and we hope you choose to dine with us again in the future. Best, Aunt Jake's

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vipJRS1
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been there for dinner and brunch. It's our favorite pasta place, and everything else we've had there has been great.

Brunch was really good also. The lemon ricotta pancakes are delicious and great to share for 3-4 people as an appetizer.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on May 12, 2021

JRS1, Thank you for the 4 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We are thrilled you enjoy brunch and dinner, and look forward to hosting you again in the future. Best, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was terrible - our waiter only checked on us once and it was after we were almost done with our meal. The chicken parm was very good, but it didn’t even come with pasta - that was an extra $6! The shrimp scampi lacked flavor. If I were back in the area, I wouldn’t return.

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vipcodymom
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Place is nice but the food is very bland. Wouldn’t go back. There are much better Italian restaurants in the city

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GerardH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Aunt Jake's in Little Italy several times and it never disappoints. The staff is always welcoming, attentive and makes diners feel at home. The food was excellent as always and Aunt Jake's is becoming one of my favorite places. It's perfect for groups or even a date night. They have something for everyone. Parking is a bit rough due to the location but if you're on public transportation, it's located near multiple subway lines. Great place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good portion and very delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The host was incredibly rude. I had to ditch my reservation and go to another restaurant.

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DanielleD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great service, yummy cocktails. Young crowd but felt totally at home

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on April 19, 2021

DanielleD, Thanks for the review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We try to make each guest feel like they are at home, and there's no easier way to do that than by providing great food, drinks, and wonderful customer service. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Aunt Jake's

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viptherea1jrod
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The handmade pastas are incredible. Highly recommend the Lamb Ragu and the Sweet Potato Gnochhi.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on April 19, 2021

therea1jrod, Thanks for the 5 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! Be sure to enjoy the Lamb Ragu again before it's removed for our Spring menu! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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Fayze
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Aunt Jake's is a consistently solid option for Italian cuisine. Their pasta and sauce selection is amazing across the board - one could not get tired of the possible combinations! Their short rib is also extremely tasty. I would recommend sticking with entrees, as they are generally a better value than the appetizers. Oh, and the Aunt Jake's cocktail is fuego.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on April 19, 2021

Fayze, Thank you for the review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We appreciate the feedback and look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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Mikki
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The wait staff barely came to our table and even though the restaurant was empty they were rushing us out towards the end. The food was great but the experience was subpar

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite brunch place!

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CBGB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service from start to finish. Our waiter gave honest and excellent spot on recommendations. Food was delicious and we shared a great bottle of Napa Cab per his suggestion. Will make this my go to place when in Little Italy!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on March 29, 2021

CBGB, Thank you so much for the review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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dianac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We had a very nice and fun dinner, the drinks are really good and the service is splendid, Javier was our server, he was very attentive and has very good knowledge of the menu.
We’ll definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Poor service - and they forgot to give my card back to me.

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nycreviews
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and great service! I got the kale Cesar and mafalda with arrabiata sauce and both were delicious. Will definitely be back!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on March 8, 2021

nycreviews, Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's Little Italy! Great food and amazing service are the recipe to obtaining repeat customers. We hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! I will definitely be back!

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vipDafnyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and fresh pasta dishes was amazing. Our server was great as well.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on February 23, 2021

DafnyG, Thanks for your review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We are glad you enjoyed both the food and hospitality. Hope to see you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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Fred
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let me start off by saying the level of professionalism at this establishment is something hardly ever seen nowadays especially with everyone being on edge due to the pandemic... The hostess greeted us in such a charming manner, the waiter very attentive always asked if we needed more of anything we where having that night , a true Italian restaurant to the T . Every single dish we got with my family was nothing less than perfect marvelous taste and attention to detail and may i also say that this establishment follows all the requirements for a safe environment , checking temperature upon entering and safe distances between patrons and guest , i don't have enough words to describe my experience its something you have to see for yourself... i will be returning in March for my birthday and we live in Maryland btw thanks again to the whole staff that evening -Fred Mena

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on February 23, 2021

Fred, Thank you kindly for your review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy. While the pandemic may have changed the landscape of the restaurant industry, we at Aunt Jake's have not only wholeheartedly adapted to the new environment, but we also try to go the extra mile to make sure every guest feels safe and comfortable with their families. We can't wait to host you again soon for your birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was amazing to our group for me and my roommates birthday and the food was amazing as well

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Aunt Jake's! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience. Best, Aunt Jake's

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vipMichaelG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food!!! Seemed more than 25 % capacity;?mildly uncomfortable

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JamieN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first indoor dining experience since Covid and the Aunt Jake's staff made sure everyone felt comfortable and safe. The atmosphere was lovely and the staff was incredibly attentive. Delicious food and great Negronis!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on February 17, 2021

JamieN., Thank you so much for the 5 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! Safety is our number one priority and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your indoor experience. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING service on Valentine’s Day the food was amazing and the ambiance was great with the right playlist and music volume will definitely be back again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s Day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food we had was delicious, also the drink. Besides, we had super fantastic experience because of the waitress. She was greatly patient recommending the menu which I didn’t have any clue what the best to try in this restaurant at first. Will surely come back!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you so much for reviewing Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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AlexaS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My cousin and I had been dying to get some italian food for a while and we came across this restaurant online. I got the squid ink pasta which is so flavorful and my cousin got the cheese ravioli. It was a quiet brunch and no one was next to each other whats so ever! My waiter was nice and gave us a nice table :) We will be back!!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on November 28, 2020

AlexaS., Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We are so pleased you enjoyed the food and service. Can't wait to see you again soon! Best, Aunt Jake's

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vipMargo
New York Area
202 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

All restaurants on street crowded leary to go in but wwnt by reviews. Nothing special will not return.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on November 28, 2020

Margo, We are sorry you did not enjoy your experience at Aunt Jake's. Was there a particular problem with the food or service? Feel free to email us directly to explain further! Best, Aunt Jake's

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Pasta was okay, nothing super special. Really liked the "Mystery drink" option where you pick a flavor and a spirit, and they bring you a custom cocktail.

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 4.6 stars by 896 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.