Gaetana's

4.3
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32 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

Gaetana’s in West Village is a place where a love of Italian food and New York City combine into one unique setting. The interior is amazingly charming with its warmth and richness. Gorgeous dark colors contrast nicely against lighter colored walls and linens whereas dim lighting and candlelight add a sense of romance to the air.

Some of the delicious foods you can expect to find at Gaetana’s include cold antipasto, lentil soup, cheese ravioli and penne a la vodka to name a few. There is also an incredible wine menu that allows you to select just the right drink to help complement your amazing Italian meal. If you are unsure which wines pair best with your food, a friendly staff member is always willing to assist you. Pay a visit to Gaetana’s today for some out-of-this world Italian food.

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4.2
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vipdestor23
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live Gaetana’s. It’s a neighborhood stalwart and the food is beyond excellent. They are selective in what they serve but always make the best shrimp in town. Pastas are wonderful. Can’t recommend more highly.

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SusanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made last minute reservation for Valentine's Day. Think I found my new favorite restaurant. Frankie the host was so arm and welcoming. Service was great. Food especially chicken parmigiana was amazing. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is small so try to arrive on time, not many seats at the bar to wait. Ambiance is great old world, bartender was great, Frankie the owner was a very nice, welcoming & friendly host.
Food portions were large and very flavorful. Wine list isn’t big but we had no trouble finding a perfect match with dinner. We will be definitely be going back.

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vipLeonA
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A cozy corner restaurant in Greenwich Village, food was OK, nothing special. Atmosphere was nice

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Caroline
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very friendly staff and solid food, great for groups. Will definitely be back!

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vipTruthBeTold
Philadelphia
241 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice little Greenwich Village Italian favorite. And The Great American Songbook music played over their speaker system at dinner is superb .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recomendable. Nos atendieron muy bien. La comida muy Rica. Una cantina italiana

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JedE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

this place is a gem, very old school and unpretentious, the feeling is one of timelessness, nobody was texting or taking pictures of their food for instagram

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vipthediplomat
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great family restaurant with good food, nice atmosphere and great service.

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THOMAS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, nice people. The hostess served us and tended to us as if we were family. An absolute sweetheart with a wonderful smile and very kind. I regret not remembering her name at the moment... We basically ordered everythinf she recommended and we loved it. Can't miss make sure to go!

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Kate
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaetana’s is AMAZING—we go here every time we’re in town!! The vodka sauce is to die for, along with their homemade cheese and olives. The service goes above and beyond and Frankie (the owner) is always around to make you feel extra special. They don’t mess around with their wine pour either!!

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STEVENC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaetana's was absolutely perfect! The management (owner?) greeted me as I came in, immediately asked what we needed. we had an extra person and he didn't even blink, added a seat. Water was on the table in seconds. They asked me if we wanted appetizers. i was being indecisive. he said "you want it family style?" and i said "sure". he mentioned a few of his favorites and i agreed and before i knew it they were on the table. bread, oil, drinks. the server was unflustered by 13 people (5 children), and was there for everything we needed. we never had an empty glass (water or otherwise) or empty plate. the food was fresh, light, and was cooked and prepared absolutely perfectly. All througout, the manage (owner) kept coming to me and making sure it was ok, tasted good and asking if i needed anything. for a friday night at 730 we weren't rushed or pushed out. we were able to talk and sit and have a great time with no pressure. I have and will suggest this place to anyone and everyone who asks. in a huge city with so many choices, Gaetana's is the top of the list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

One of the worst dining experiences I've had in NYC in 41 years. I felt that I was a tourist in my home town eating at a nasty tourist trap. The food was barely edible and very overpriced. We had a reservation and was ignored until I got up to ask if there was a server who could take our order. It was early since we had to go to a show after and there was only one other table that had people at it when we came in. There are so many good restaurants in the W. Village and I looked this up and the reviews were good and I really don't know how. Terrible food -- everything was greasy, over salted and questionable as to freshness . The olives in the salad had mold on them, the putanesca was so anchovy flavored that it was inedible, the lasagna tasted like the meat had spoiled. I could go on, but what's the point? Just don't go to Gaetana's!

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dook
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I liked the look of the place. But there was a distinct odor of disinfectant when I walked in the door. The food just wasn't very good and the service was slow. I'd never go back.

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vipthediplomat
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant for any occasion. The owners Frankie and Michelle are delightful and very accommodating with any request. My only regret is that Gaetana's is not located directly my neighborhood.

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MitchH
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Kind of place you can go with the family, friends, a group-- and all feel equally comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Frank and the team for making our dinner a wonderful experience. We’re coming back next weekend!

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vipMumpers1
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wonderfully old fashioned red sauce restaurant. Busy when we arrived at 815. Very quiet by 930 on Tuesday night. Service could have been more attentive in the circumstances

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always super nice atmosphere in a genuine New Yorker Italian restaurant far away from tourist traps!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Frankie for an excellent dinner for my pals birthday 👍 god bless you my dear friend 🤗

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner is an outstanding guy. His hospitality is what will make me come back soon and make Gaetana’s one of my go to places.

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Rebecca
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Have been here before and the food was excellent - however this time almost everything seemed to go wrong! Particularly disappointing considering we came for a special occasion (my mother's birthday). Food was bad (cold, unsalted, poorly prepared/low quality) and the wine was horrendous (very cheap wine marked up 4-5X!). Service was good but not great - our waiter was extremely nice and attentive, but the restaurant was very short staffed, so we didn't have access to a server many times when needed. Sad to say our experience was disappointing this time!

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vipChelseaGal
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappoints! Love their gnocchi with gorgonzala. I'm always tempted to lick the plate clean.

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candicem
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Lasagna with Marinara - It was outstanding.
We also tried the penne a la vodka and the pizza alla lara and both were delicious.
Frankie the owner makes you feel like you are a regular with the way he greets all the patrons.

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Michaella
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The owner is extremely friendly, and went out of his way to make our experience at Gaetana’s a great one. Would definitely return for the delicious food and fantastic service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The coziest place with the best food in town! This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Frankie is the best. Enjoy the penne vodka!

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Sophia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian! Great little spot excellent service.

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CarolW
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate my brother’s birthday and had an amazing time. The staff were warm and friendly, food was delicious and generously portioned. Strongly recommend!!!!

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cbg43
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went here for birthday dinner w/ 8 people because everything was booked around greenwhich village. Have never been before. Food was terrible and cold. Service even worse. Not good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, ambiance and service!!

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Thompson
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pesto sauce was fresh and excellent. The Negroni beforehand was perfect. Everyone loved having Sunday dinner here.

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Gaetana's is rated 4.3 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

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