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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

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (18)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 14, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The best as always

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 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 30, 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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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Awesome experience And food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Awesome food and service. Small space

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 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 19, 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 13, 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 10, 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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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had Saturday brunch at dell'anima with a few friends. The food was great, I especially enjoyed the funghi with polenta. I'll be back for dinner!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing, consistent, friendly, familiar (and we are not from the city but always greeted and remembered as a local). Love the chef, love the staff!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Chefs table was fun to sit at. The duck appetizer was delicious and something I would go back for.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This was my second visit to Dell'Anima, and it hit a home run once again! It's a small restaurant and tables are very close together. That being said, it has the feel of a cozy neighborhood trattoria. And the food is fantastic! If you're a fan of carbonara, you MUST try Dell'Anima's deconstructed version where you mix everything together yourself on your plate, including the raw egg. The cheese and speck that they use in their version give it a very unique flavor. Also enjoyed their crispy branzino braised in citrus juices with olives. One of the best branzinos I've ever eaten. I highly recommend Dell'Anima to anyone who loves creative Italian cuisine.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Loved this restaurant! Service was fabulous, food so delicious & atmosphere warm & neighborly!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A tiny restaurant, but big on creative and delicious dishes. If they were in my neighborhood I would make it my "go to" place. A great place to reunite with old friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Love this little gem! They went above and beyond in service and the food is absolutely amazing. Thank you!!!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fantastic pasta - so delicious. Very cozy spot. Great wine. You won't be sorry.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

After having a meal here 6 years ago, we came back for our 5 year wedding anniversary. The food was even better than we remembered. The staff was extremely helpful and even with a small misstep in forgetting to place our appetizer order, they very quickly took care of the mistake and had the food out to us. Thanks for a memorable night and full stomachs.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service and food were not good. Pasta did not come out hot

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

The only reason this was not 5 stars is that it’s a very small place, and the noise level was a little high. Loved the food!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We were in NYC for two days and looking for a good Italian restaurant. This was a great choice! The lily confit bruschetta was garlicky goodness. The bone marrow dish was rich and delicious. The pasta was delicious- just chewy enough and each version was its own delight: the bucatini arrabiatta was pleasantly spicy and the bolognese was meaty. Four of us shared the carmelized tapioca with Concord grape gelato which was enough for 3-4 bites each and a smooth, fresh finish to a wonderful meal. The service was there magically whenever needed. It was quite noisy when we got there at 8:30pm (we were seated immediately) until around 10pm (weeknight) when things quieted down.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I was so pleased that I was able to get a reservation here to enjoy a fabulous Sunday night meal with our adult daughter. The pasta is a must, rarely have I had pasta that was clearly homemade with a simple spicy tomato sauce with perfect balance between the tomatoes and spice. Our waitress was very attentive and extremely helpful with suggestion. My biggest complaint is how hard it is to get reservation both here and at it's sister restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food and service. Exceptional pasta with unique recipe and flavors. Moderate portions. I would definitely go back again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

the food was fantastic. The pasta is homemade and delicious.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Was referred here by a bar tender and it was excellent. Our server was attentive and made excellent recommendations. The portions are just the right size so that you can enjoy dessert and coffee afterwards and not feel stuffed. The Bolognese sauce was about the best I've tasted and the Rum-Almond cake was out of this world. Highly recommend this cozy restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very disappointed with the long wait time. Had to wait about 25 minutes for the table that had finished eating and would not leave. Management did nothing about it and when asked if they would we were told that is not how the restaurant operates. Very small restaurant and patrons knew we were standing, basically waiting for them to leave. They had paid for food and were just hanging out. It was a bit passive aggressive from the customer and total disregard from for us who were waiting around for 25 minutes for them to leave. Didn’t even offer a drink or something to smooth the transition.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went to celebrate my daughter's birthday and had a nice dinner up until the end. We had appetizers, entrees, drinks and a bottle of wine. We ordered a dessert which came with 2 biscotti, which were very good. When we asked our waitress for 2 extra biscotti she said she would have to charge us $2 per biscotti if we wanted an extra. After we spent a lot of money on our dinner they were nickel and dimeing us. This is not how a restaurant of this caliber should operate. We have been here before and enjoyed it...but never again. This is not how you treat customers!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Really outstanding food. Not run of the mill Italian at all. A nice sense of adventure in the menu with some items I've never seen before. Terrific wine list that goes up to "way out of my budget" territory.

Service was terrific - prompt, knowledgeable and informative.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Overrated and overpriced. Waiter seemed annoyed by my presence. Very cute restaurant in charming party of town. Food was fine, but nothing spectacular. I had an arugula salad, 2 glasses of wine, bruschetta and split the risotto with my friend. Will not return. Too many other options in NYC.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Lovely! The service was amazing and the food delicious!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I feel like I haven't had really good food in a while in NYC and have been to so many restaurants and every single thing I ordered here blew me away. Not a single bad bite. And great service. So so happy with this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy
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