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About dell'anima

dell'anima means "of the soul" in Italian and the food features hearty, eloquent dishes of thoughtful simplicity. Our menu offerings change daily, and we use local, seasonal, sustainably harvested produce where possible. Our menu features a selection of pastas made in-house daily, traditional dishes rarely found outside of Italy, and Italian-inspired creations that are of Thompson's own invention. Our wine list features an array of small production, high-quality selections with an emphasis on traditional and natural winemaking. Over 200 hand-chosen wines are selected for flavor, uniqueness and tradition. dell'anima is open weekend brunch and dinner daily. Reservations are recommended but we accept many walk-ins.

38 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday 11am - 3pm

Dinner:
Sunday 5pm - 12am
Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 12am
Friday 5:30pm - 1am
Saturday 5pm - 1am

Cross Street:
Between Jane and West 12th Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 366-6633

Website:
http://www.dellanima.com/

Parking Details:
Jane Street Garage

Public Transit:
A, C, E & L trains to 14th Street/8th Avenue and 1, 2 & 3 trains to 14th Street/7th Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Gabe Thompson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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dell'anima Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
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Cozy (13)
Romantic (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
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Notable Wine List (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Fun (8)
Casual (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good food. Atmosphere was lively and quaint.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Great ambience. Shame we were sat at table in a corridor by the bar (until we were moved). Other than this, strongly recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

the restaurant was small and nicely appointed but very noisy .
the food tended to be spicier than I usually find italian food and just ok

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food. No one should be disappointed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

What a wonderful dining experience with some of the most divine Italian food in NYC. Can’t recommend enough.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Came back for a second time to celebrate an early Valentine's Day dinner. The service was horrible and the waitress was not helpful. Food was excellent, but removing this from our short list of go-tos. We had a better experience wandering in off the street and dining at the bar than we did making a reservation and formally sitting down.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good food, good service. We shared the Pappardelle and Tagliattelle, both were done perfectly and soo good. Followed with the Venison, medium rare, loved every bite!!! We will dine here again...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always phenomenal food and the chefs table/bar experience is my favorite in NYC

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent all around.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I had mushrooms and polenta brunch, and it was delicious! Great for friends' get-together to really catch up as the restaurant is not noisy, and you can actually have a conversation without having to scream at each others! Staff were friendly and helpful, and they did not rush us. Had a really relaxing Sunday brunch. Definitely going back for more of those pleasant experiences!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful experience as always :)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always a fantastic meal at dell'anima - never disappoints!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and bartenders.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I liked this place, but it was a bit too loud for my taste on a Thursday night at 845PM. Despite making a reservation we still had to wait almost 20 minutes and then what made matters worse, they asked us to move during our appetizers to seat a bigger group. They comped a friend's drink, but still would have preferred not to move. The appetizers were ok. We ordered some bruschetta and some quail. The pasta was better and the main courses were the highlight of the meal. My venison was excellent. My friend's duck was also very good. Dessert was ok.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, People Watching, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food was mediocre.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always excellent. It's hard to rival the simplicity and flawless execution of this place.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was superb. Seating is very, shall we say, cozy... but the meal more than made up the proximity to the next table. The fried gnocchi was amazing. A wonderful place!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Fun vibe, best pasta, outstanding service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Made a reservation at the last minute, what a great choice of restaurant. From out of town and was ready to eat something elegant. Our server, Joanna, was fantastic and very helpful in the decision making. Her recommendations were spot on and even though we were one of the first reservations the restaurant filled up fast. We were served in a timely fashion and the food was wonderfully HOT. Started with the 3 Beets salad and Bruschette, delicious!! Duck leg confit was beautifully crispy and simple in preparation, hit the spot. Polenta was so creamy and a great compliment to my Rabbit entrée. Finished the dinner with cappuccino and almond cake, which was just enough. Would definitely make another reservation when back in town.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Creative and delicious menu. Staff was knowledgeable, attentive, and very polite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was fantastic and we will absolutely go back. We are eager to try the sister restaurant to see if it’s as good or better than this one. The people we were with loved it as well. We stared at the wine bar next door which is amazing! Great selection of wines and the women working behind the bar new what type of wine you wanted just by describing it. We highly recommend.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

This was my second visit.
My first was not memorable.
So glad I gave a second try.
Each dish, including the salad was unique, flavorful with balance.
I can't wait for my next visit - intimacy be damned!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

been here at least 5x over the years. walked in, was pretty empty but still ignored by the hostess standing at the computer for 3 entire minutes sipping a drink despite being inches away from her.

the spreads for the toasts and the bread itself are all of lower and less fresh quality than they used to be.

my wife's pasta was same dish she had last year but instead of being flash fried gnocchi, this was deep fried.

my monkfish was exteremely undercooked. after sending it back and curious if i would get a new dish or a reheat i waited 10 minutes to be delivered a reheated dish which was inedible, it was still undercooked and rubbery, i didn't touch it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The tajarin carbonara was the hands down best item on the menu. The pollo ai diavolo was also an amazing concoction, with an alluring crispy outside and clean white breast inside. The greens also paired nicely. Not too spicy, but enough to awaken the taste buds. The restaurant has a great date ambiance: small, cozy, and authentic. Expect about $30 a person excluding tip. Well done dell’anima. We will return soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

my friend was visiting from Australia and we had a great time! excellent service, really enjoyed the Italian stout.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The best as always

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Muy ruidoso pero vale mucho la pena

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing experience. Chef is incredible - kept a very stressful atmosphere very cool. And the food was delicious. The service was warm and impeccable. And the music was great.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food is amazing like always. So delicious. We were also running 10 mins late and they were so nice about it. Have been here twice for special occasions and can't wait to go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Friendly check in, seated on time. We had Tagliatelle alla Bolognes, Fried Gnocchi with rabbit, Tajarin alla Carbonara and Venison. All the pastas were fresh, perfectly done and quite tasty. The Venison was medium rare and the star of the night. Service was very good and will come back for sure!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent experience, the food was extremely good!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Fabulous restaurant, delicious food, excellent service, great wine list. lively atmosphere, open kitchen, relaxed atmosphere, definitely coming back the next time we are in NYC.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Awesome experience And food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Awesome food and service. Small space

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Had a res at chef counter, was told we would be seated. Then ended up eating at the bar after waiting patiently for 20-30 mins. First bartender was great, second one acted as if we had offended her somehow. Tough to get a drink or attention even though no one was at the bar. I’m sure it was just an off night.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food was wonderful! We had a pasta dish and the chicken dish and both were delicious! The service was wonderful and we look forward to returning very soon! The sides were equally well prepared.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent, affordable, worth the reservation. Great service. Amazing open kitchen, clean. Cooks work shoulder to shoulder in harmony. Amazing!

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Andrew deserves all the accolades he has received in maintaining high quality freshness and personal preparation at dell'anima. Very engaging and entertaining chef, also creative outside of the box if need be.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Solid but not extraordinary Italian food. Pleasant and attentive service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

recommend making a rez before coming, good for people watching, impressing guests, or a romantic date but the overall volume is a little loud if you are expecting something more intimate. The atmosphere was inviting and energetic, the fried gnocchi was superbly prepared❣️👌🏻💯

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