Aunt Jake's Little Italy

4.5
941 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 941 people are saying
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Localeater
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went with my kids for dinner, everyone loved it. Sangria is delicious and staff is incredibly cool (there were only two guys working the floor and it was very busy but they were super friendly and attentive). I would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This restaurant is a mess. Waiter was rude snd food was cold ! The other locations are amazing and I’ve had good experiences but this one sucks

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded 6 days ago

Hello, We are very sorry you did not enjoy your experience at Aunt Jake's. Were you able to speak to a Manager about your visit? All problems can be addressed and resolved once discussed with Management, as our goal is to ensure a positive dining experience for all of our guests. Thanks Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing time at aunt jakes! The pasta never disappoints and the service is always amazing & accommodating !

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded 6 days ago

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

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Jason
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful; food was delicious and restaurant was beautiful. Gem of a place!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on October 16, 2021

Jason, Thanks for the lovely 5 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We hope you got to enjoy some new menu items for fall/winter. We look forward to hosting you soon. Best, Michelle

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Service was very poor, our waiter was no where to be seen half the night. We sat outside but never saw him and couldn’t get the drinks we needed. Food was very good but service was definitely lacking.

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ChelseaW
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a beautiful and fun environment.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on October 13, 2021

ChelseaW, Thanks for taking the time to review Aunt Jake's Little Italy! You can't beat fresh handmade pasta, served in a lovely environment. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Michelle

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TaurozziS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is quite nice. The pasta excellent. But Little Italy needs to do something to renew its uniqueness.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on October 10, 2021

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was not handled properly. Meals took forever and then came out incorrectly.

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback. In the midst of the labor crisis directly impacting our industry, we are attempting to hire and train new staff members. On the night you dined, we had several new cooks in the kitchen, and unfortunately they are getting up to speed on how our systems and techniques work. We are so so sorry that this delayed your food. We have since smoothed things over with our excellent new Chef, and we would love to have you back when you're ready. Thanks, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really amazing pasta - if you haven’t had homemade pasta in a while, you’re in for a treat. This pasta is sooo good. I had the cavatelli with carbonara sauce and loved every bite.

Big portions, great value.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on October 3, 2021

Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! Our pasta is made fresh daily, and you can't go wrong with any shape and sauce combo. We appreciate the kind words and hope to host you again soon! Best, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

This restaurant did not ask for proof of vaccination as dictated by NYC law.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on October 3, 2021

This is unacceptable and will be addressed with management immediately. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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WilliamM
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ! But I think I forgot my birthday card at the table. Did you save it ? Anyway you could send it to me ?

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on October 3, 2021

WilliamM, Thanks for the review of Aunt Jake's! I'll check on the status of your card, my apologies for the delay! Best, Aunt Jake's

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SwaysWaves
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Choose your own fresh pasta and your own sauce. Delicious and simple, like the best Italian food.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on October 3, 2021

SwaysWaves, Our concept is simple and fun, and it allows each guest to be creative with their dish! Be sure to try the same concept with our bar program. We hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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BenN
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Looks great but has terrible service!
food took literally an hour then it turned out to be lost.

We were rushed to put the order and then pretty much we didn't hear back.

Just avoid.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I had been here before and was excited to return but I unfortunately felt like it was a completely different restaurant. The service was terrible, taking 30 mins before we even saw a server. Upon asking to see a server he was incredibly rude and quite literally yanked our menus out of our hands. He then proceeded to get our drink and food orders wrong. After waiting for 45 mins after ordering our appetizer finally arrived and then waited another 30 minutes for our entrees. We then had to pin down an employee for water and the check. The food was good but the restaurant itself was very poorly run.

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ncc06
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food waiter had snippy attitude when i asked for a plate. charged me $6 for ONE meatball.

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Grace
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was distracted and inattentive. They forgot our order and we waited 2 hours for two plates of pasta. We were also charged for someone else's (more expensive) order. The food was bland and undercooked, and it seemed rushed. It was disappointing.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on September 20, 2021

Grace, We apologize for your experience at Aunt Jake's. That was the first night of San Gennaro Festival and it was a little chaotic. Servers unfortunately make mistakes sometimes, but we are glad that you noticed the error and it was amended. Should you choose to dine with us in the future, I can guarantee a better overall experience. Best, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening out with our daughter before moving her into NYU, thank you!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you so much for choosing Aunt Jake's for this special dinner! We look forward to hosting you and your daughter frequently during her stay at NYU. Best, Aunt Jake's

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Kj25
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious pasta, very friendly service, and even gave us a free dessert for a birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loveeee coming here! Food is amazing as always! Staff is friendly and accommodating. We always look forward to dinner here.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on August 10, 2021

Thanks so much 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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Mike
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great! Love this place

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

Hi Mike, Thanks for the 5 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We love that you love us and look forward to hosting you over and over again. Best, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration, the restaurant was amazing they accommodated us early and had a great experience. I highly recommend this place if you are in NYC.

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

Thanks so much for the 5 star review!

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Elizabeth
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both incredible! You have to try the custom cocktails!!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on August 4, 2021

Elizabeth, Thanks for taking the time to review Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We can't wait to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s Birthday and they were amazing. Food was brought out quickly. They even surprised him with a cake. It was great!!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We strive to serve delicious food, offer impeccable service, and be very efficient and hospitable. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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Alex
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor setup, good food and portions, and the wait staff was chill/didn’t rush us even though one of the people was running late to our reservation.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on August 4, 2021

Alex, Thanks for the 5 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We want to make sure each guest has a memorable experience and feels like they are right at home. 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 July 30, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Pasta had so much sauce and did not taste right. Not a good meal at all.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on August 1, 2021

While we are glad you enjoyed the ambiance, we are sorry you did not enjoy the food. Were you able to speak to a server and try to remedy the issue with the food? Our sincere apologies if we did not live up to your expectations. We are always striving to improve, so we do value your feedback. Thanks Aunt Jake's

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EmilyL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice interior with friendly service! I arrived early for my reservation and they were able to seat me with a glass of wine while I waited. Food was good with well sized portions.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on August 1, 2021

EmilyL, Thanks for the 4 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! Our massive venue is still perfect for social distancing while waiting to enjoy a delicious meal, paired with wonderful wine too! Hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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MargauxT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Expensive for what is it. Not worth it. Mushroom pastas didn’t taste good I had to add salt (not a good sign). My friends pastas were tasteless. Overall good service

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on August 1, 2021

MargauxT., Thank you for the feedback regarding Aunt Jake's Little Italy. Since the pandemic, prices have unfortunately been raised ever so slightly, however our generous portions are enough for leftovers and sharing! If you found the sauce to be underseasoned we will definitely share this with the kitchen. It's better to have to add salt then have something too salty though! Thanks, Aunt Jake's

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Cornelius
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Our server only came over to take our orders and didn't really check up on us. When it came time for the bill, we waited roughly 20 minutes before we got the attention of someone else to help us.

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

Corenelius, In the post pandemic world, staffing is now the hardest issue we face. We are working hard to train the right people at our establishment, but sometimes that just requires patience all across the board. We are terribly sorry if this effected your experience with us, but hope that you will still choose to dine with us in the future! Best, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and great new atmosphere .

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

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
9 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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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 941 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.