Aunt Jake's Little Italy

4.5
913 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 913 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and great new atmosphere .

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded 14 hours ago

Thanks for the five star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We've been at our newest location since December 2019, and hope to remain here forever. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent homemade pasta!! And you can create your dish

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

Thanks for the 5 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy!

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Kait
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t remember the waiter’s name but they were amazing! So kind and helpful we stan

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on July 14, 2021

Kait, Thanks for the 5 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! All of our staff members are friendly and helpful, and we were glad they were able to assist you! We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Best, Aunt Jake's

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JulieW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing mussels, pasta and bread! They seemed low on staff but the service did not lack, our waitress was attentive and the atmosphere was great even for a rainy evening. Definitely recommend eating at this delicious restaurant.

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

JulieW, We great appreciate the 5 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! Staffing has been exceptionally challenging in this post-pandemic world, but we greatly appreciate your patience with us as we seek to improve this area. We hope to see you again in the future! Best, Aunt Jake's

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

the service was pretty bad. they dropped off the food and never came back. had to get up and go find someone to pay. the carbonara was a but bland. the chicken parm was good

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on July 7, 2021

MatthewW, Our apologies for the poor service. Staffing has become a major post pandemic issue, and we are putting all measures in place to find qualified employees - however this can be time consuming. We hope you consider trying us again in the future! Best, Aunt Jake's

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Buckeye
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! We chose to sit inside and the restaurant is beautifully decorated. Our server was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and made excellent recommendations for our meal. We both chose pasta…ravioli with white cream sauce and tagliatelle with Sunday sauce. Enjoyed an aperitif to complete the meal. Our next trip back to NY we will be coming back again!!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on July 5, 2021

Buckeye, Thanks for the amazing 5 star review of Aunt Jake's! We offer the best food and service in all of Little Italy, and we are glad you agree. Looking forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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Kaitlin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great vibes. Def would recommend for any occasion.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on July 5, 2021

Kaitlin, Thanks for the lovely 5 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We are a great venue for large parties, family gatherings, and even hosting our signature pasta classes! Looking forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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EmilyW
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the taste and portion size of the food, to the service, to super clean bathrooms, to the overall vibe of the restaurant makes Aunt Jake’s an easy choice for dinner.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on July 5, 2021

EmilyW., Thank you for the 5 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! Our venue is impeccably clean and we are glad you agree. We look forward to serving you dinner again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came in just at opening time for brunch. Pasta was good, servings were huge and we were the only ones in the restaurant. Waitstaff was nice and accommodating despite not being fully prepared for service. Would go back for dinner.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! Our portions are large enough to either share, or take home for leftovers. We look forward to hosting you again for dinner soon! Best, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience3

Had dinner here last night, so disappointed….poor servers were ran off their feet doing everything, no host or manager on site the entire time…
We needed several things but went without as everyone was too busy to ask.
How can you run a busy restaurant with no one at the front door or no manager?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outdoor street dining table was small for 3 big men ranging from 5'10 to 6'4
Enjoyed the food and drinks, service staff was very nice and came over constantly to make sure are drinks are refreshed. Very good experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Such a nice gem in Little Italy! Food was great, portions were big! I loved the vibe! Will definitely be back

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

Thanks for the lovely review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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NikkiC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for homemade pasta….look no further. Aunt Jakes is the place. I have gone 2 weeks in a row and not one complaint. Food is fresh and savory….what more could you ask for.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on June 26, 2021

NicoleC, Thanks for taking the time to review Aunt Jake's Little Italy! Our fresh homemade pasta keeps our customers returning on a regular basis - and we are grateful that you have become a regular too! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I took some of the Father’s in my family out for a pre Father’s Day dinner.
Everyone loved their meals and drinks.
I choose to do the bespoke cocktail it was the best cocktail I have had in a long time the ingredients were blended perfectly. I choose vodka with pineapple garnish, pressed apple juice and clover honey.
Our waiter was patience as a few ppl kept changing or adding to their custom pasta dishes.
I will be back very soon

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

Thank you so much for the five star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! Our bespoke cocktails and the ability to pair your own pasta shape with sauce makes dining with us fun as the possibilities are endless! We hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I had very high expectations for this restaurant but not in an over-hyped up kind of way. Unfortunately, my carbonara was incredibly bland (and I never say that). The portions were huge, which was great, but flavorless. We sat outside which could have affected the level of service in terms of frequency and attentiveness, but there was something off about our waitress -- we felt like we were bothering her for very simple requests like water after not having a refill in 30 minutes. Annoying and disappointing experience.

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Amester
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our dinner was delectible but made all the mor delightful by our server Mathew -- amazing! i just wish the chairs were more accommodating/comfortable for thos of us of ample sizing.

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

Amester, Thanks for the 5 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! Our super star staff members go out of the way to ensure each guest feels right at home. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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RobertT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

RobertT, Thanks for the 5 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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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 on June 17, 2021

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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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 4.5 stars by 913 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.