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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

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Authentic (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Cozy (10)
Romantic (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Casual (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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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·Dined on October 4, 2017

If you are craving for good Italian, this is the one.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Authentic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Octopus was stubbornly tough, Pollo was diabolical and good, marrow very tasty, waiter very friendly and knowledgeable about wine, cocktails were tasty

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent especially the chicken

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Everyone in our group loved Dell' Anima. Service, food and ambiance were phenomenal. One of the top restaurants in NYC hands down.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I loved every minute of our experience here. Took my team there for a celebratory dinner. No one had ever been. Food was amazing, as per the usual. Pastas to die for. Service was great. The roasted chicken is amazing. We ordered way too much food and then had to pack to go. I specifically asked for the jus from the chicken to be packed to go- that is one of the best parts of that dish- no problem said the server. I did not check the box when it was passed to me. Got home and low and be hold all of that wonderful jus was no where to be found. SUPER disappointed that is how our meal ended. What a total waste. Can't believe whomever packed the food to go would even consider throwing that jus out! Definitely tainted what otherwise was a wonderful meal.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I booked this restaurant for my girlfriend's birthday and it was a hit! The food was absolutely delicious. There were four of us and we all ordered individually, but shared family style and there wasn't one bad bite. We cleaned our plates and let nothing go to waste. The pasta was so fresh and kept us wanting more. All around an amazing experience with ambiance, waiting staff and the delicious food. Definitely a restaurant to keep on our list when we're back visiting NY.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We love this place-- go there at least once every few months. It's a real New York place -- service is amazing and food the best !!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent homeade pasta. Perfect flavors in the sauces. Never disappoints. It is loud and tables are close but the room has great energy. Definitely recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Annoyed because I had an 8:30pm reservation on a Thursday night but had to wait another 30 minutes until our table was free. This place is very small/crowded and loud.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

It's really overpriced place. They have open kitchen so you can see how they cook but also you will be sitting in a smoke after when they frying food.
In the end of the dinner we wanted to have another glass of wine but they recommended to go to the bar next door because table was reserved for later time. This fact was the last drop plus to all my clothes and hair smells like a fryed fish. Overall, waiter was really professional and nice.

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

So good food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in New York! We especially love the octopus and all their pasta dishes!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Consistently good and creative food with seasonal and unexpected touches. Tends to get noisy as it gets later. Well curated wines.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I was very excited that I finally got a reservation at Dell'anima, even though it was for 5:45 on Labor Day Weekend. We had a lovely outdoor table but right away our waitress was sullen and interested in being there. She couldn't describe the dishes or make any recommendations. The appetizers were wonderful, we had the charred octopus salad and my wife had the arugula salad and asked for some sliced tomatoes. The waitress said "we will see" and charged us $4.00 for a slice of tomato that she she didn't forewarn us. The table next to us had a pasta dish that looked good, so I ordered a similar dish, however, while very tasty, it came in a small bowl and was 1/4 full. We have been to their other restaurants and loved L'artusi but this was a real disappointment. Fortunately there was a good coffee shop around the corner so I didn't have to go home hungry.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Love this neighborhood spot - service is always fantastic and attentive, food is delicious, not pretentious and just all around welcoming.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Enjoyed this small Italian restaurant with lovely pasta and entrees. Also had quite an extensive wine list. Perfect if you are not in a rush, and want a pleasant dining experience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Restaurant bruyant il vaut mieux manger en extérieur si possible, qualité des produits et de la cuisson des pâtes parfait il faut y aller

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