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About Gradisca

Gradisca is an authentic Italian restaurant with sexy, vibrant ambiance and genuine hospitality. Committed to offering the most authentic Italian dining experience outside of Italy since the opening in the fall of 2000, Gradisca captures indeed all the charm and warmth of a true trattoria.
The menu is classic Italian with a modern twist, using the freshest organic and local ingredients possible, and featuring fresh pastas hand-crafted daily. The Wine Spectator-awarded wine list is all Italian and includes more than one hundred wines from all of the twenty regions of Italy.
As Eric Asimov of the New York Times wrote soon after its debut, "Gradisca may be of the moment, but its appeal is timeless."

126 W 13th St
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm

Cross Street:
Between 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 691-4886

Website:
http://gradiscanyc.com/

Public Transit:
14 St. (1, 2, 3)

6 Ave. (L)

14 St. (F, M)

Executive Chef:
Enzo Neri

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Gradisca Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.1

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4.2

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4.0

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Casual (14)
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Fit for Foodies (11)
Authentic (11)
Cozy (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Romantic (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Fun (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious, melt-in-your-mouth fantastic. The waiter was great with food and wine suggestions. It was a little strange to hear pop music in an Italian restaurant, it kind of offset the ambiance.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

although the décor inside is lovely, we chose to sit outside since it was a beautiful night. Pasta was amazing, service attentive, wine list expansive. a bit on the pricey side for pasta: but totally worth it! will go back!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Pastas here are superb! Also very good artichokes. Great neighborhood place.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Always a delicious meal! Staff is friendly, and the wines are at a good price point.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

All their pasta is homemade. It was extradionarily delicious. We even took an order to go for the next night. My steak was juicy, tender and tasty. It's in our neighborhood. Will make it a regular dining place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This has been a family favorite every time I have visitors since I moved to NY 12 years ago. Sadly, we were very disappointed this visit. There were so many bus people, the second we put down something, someone would rush over and remove it. Then another. Then another. It was bothersome and annoying. We kept our hands on our glass just so they wouldn't remove our wine! Too many busing the same table and only one server for the entire restaurant. I recommend one bus person per table. Every minute someone was interrupting our time together.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food remains very good, but it is clear they are under new management. None of the excellent staff we have known for years were there, and we didn't get the same warm, welcoming feel we are used to at Gradisca.

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

Gradisca is always consistent, although they changed their menu recently. There used to be a lot of vegetation options that were labeled as such. But now it appears that there are more meat dishes. I still think it's great. The wine list is extensive. The pastas are fresh and the risotto was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great staff. We were seated in the back with larger groups, a few of whom were very loud. I asked if we could be moved since we were trying to have a conversation, and they gladly moved us to a free table up front.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We came here for a special occasion, and received very poor service. Our waiter was rude and rushing us through the dinner, and received a 20% auto gratuity. We do not recommend this restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Amazing Italian food. Service impeccable. Staff bent over backwards to be friendly and helpful

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fun, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Specifically asked for vegetarian option- got clams with my pasta. Restraunt acknowledged that I did order the vegetarian option. Got me back pasta with some bits of clam still in the sauce. No vegetables at all as a substitute.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2017

homemade piadinas and pastas remain the best feature of this now well-established Greenwich Village authentic Italian restaurant. Go for any of the piadinas as appetizers and a dish of fresh pasta and you'll never be disappointed.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 3, 2017

pasta is always terrific, and the vegetables were as well. The waiter charmed the out of town cousins, and MOM, which is most important.
Plus, it was Reno Sweeney in the old days, so there is the history as well...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Such a gem find! This was my first time here and loved it. Family run...feel of eating in your grandmothers awesome and authentic Italian kitchen. Will definitely return!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Casual, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 25, 2017

The servers were great. The food was excellent!! Veal scallopini excellent!!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Birthday dinner

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The most homemade and authentic pasta in NYC. Food is consistently exceptional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Fabulous meal at Gradisca. Food, wine and service all superb. Kitchen is wonderfully flexible and staff is accommodating of all food allergies.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Went there to celebrate my Birthday and I couldn't have asked for a better evening. They were extremely accommodating with our big group of 10 and they were able to fit us in at the last min on a Sat night. The food was delicious and having a vegan in the party didn't pose a problem at all as they very graciously altered the dish to his requirements. The staff was very friendly and warm especially with having 3 kids with us. Overall we had a great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Gradisca remains a village gem. The food continues to be great. The wine list always a treat. The service is first-class. And the ambiance, having previously been Reno Sweeney's, is loaded with deep Greenwich Village history.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Had dinner here before attending a concert a few blocks away. Very nice experience. Food was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Food just acceprable. Tortellini were not cooked enough (I am Italian, and a cook), the mushroom risotto used canned mushrooms, the lasagna bolognese uninteresting, bland. Not what I look for when I dine out

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Terribly average. Food is standard homemade Italian fare, but for the price range I was expecting something less plain. That's not to say the food is bad, it's simply OK. I also saw Mama. I don't know if she enjoys being a spectacle, but it made me sad seeing her behind a rope sitting silently at a table. Maybe she enjoys seeing people eat her pasta, but I wanted to tell her to rest easy! I believe you! It's handmade!

My partner and I got the tasting menu. Was pretty disappointed that I had to salt my own food and that salt and pepper was even provided to me in the first place. The courses were as follows: meatballs (not bad), octopus (rubbery despite being braised for several hours, had to pour olive oil onto it), dumpling soup (not bad), polenta and braised beef (ok), and tiramisu (ok). I think I had one more course but I can't even recall what it was. Meal was on the whole unmemorable. Ambience is great. Service was good.

Homey and unassuming with hip and upscale affectations. Mama's (I assume deliberate) public placement, dare I say, felt gimmickey. Food is uncool and the word of mouth is too much. Don't go with great expectations. Not worth the price, but I enjoyed sitting in the establishment the 2 or so hours I was there. Lots of wine to choose from if you care about that.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Mama making pasta in the corner was a nice touch! The restaurant was perfect for dinner with the parents and everyone had a great meal. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2017

I have dined at Gradisca and its sister restaurants for years. Malatesta introduced me to the incredible service and cuisine, Piadina is a great romantic spot, and Gradisca is a livelier alternative. I remember Mosto in the East Village and frequest Malaparte now. At Gradisca, the wine list is varied and extensive and the menu contains fresh and authentic options. An excellent place for finding consistent, quality food and service.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Amazing place and food great and is fresh. Pasta is made in house! Amazing!! Try the pomegranate martini

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

The pasta at this restaurant is insanely good!! I am Italian and love Italian food and the pasta my boyfriend and I ate here is some of the best I've ever had. Incredible and super high quality. We had the tortellini - they were the best I've ever had - and the papardelle and both were extremely enjoyable! Highly recommend!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 24, 2017

We were extremely disappointed with our veal main courses, which were tough, and had to be returned for another dish...certainly bummed me out when I had brought new people with us!

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

Very friendly and professional service and a great meal - we really enjoyed dinner here and we got great advice on the wine

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Had a wonderful time with old friends and having delicious food and wine. Many thanks!

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

This is a neighborhood gem! The food is excellent and the below street level ambiance is very cool. On Sunday night they had a chef rolling out hand made pasta! Their tiramisu was amazing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Good food, awful service. Food took 1hr 20mins. Had to prompt waiter after 1hr that we hadn't gotten our food, and he had to reconfirm what we ordered. No apologies, no complimentary drink.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went there for Valentine's Day dinner. But their staff was quite rushed due to being apparently short-staffed in the kitchen. Nearly every table sat for at least an hour for their dinner, with long waits between appetizers and main course. Luckily, the wait staff got it, and kept wine glasses full. They did their best, but were not supported by a timely kitchen. There was a cold going around, so perhaps a chef called in sick on one of the busiest nights. Couldn't tell. It was just 45 minutes too long of a meal.

When we finally go our food, it was quite good. The portions are European sized, not gobble gobble American, which is nice. The good food would have been better served had it been timely. As a result of the general wankery, the volume of the place seemed to grow every time a waiter got some dish out, so it's not an intimate quiet dinner type of place. The decor is great, but the stone and wood doesn't absorb sound, so it stays very lively. It's ok if you're old time Italian, but not if you've got a small voice.

Anyway, all that being said, I'm sure it was not their best night, but it seemed due to odd circumstance, rather than habit or poor management. I'd go back, but only if I could be sure to get the back room where the decor would absorb the sound better.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very bummed. I've been there a dozen times in the last 8 years. Although this most recent visit was after about a 2 year hiatus. It was Valentine's Day, so understandly busy but we waited 50 minutes between our pasta and main entree. At that time, we pulled the plug and asked for our bill. The waiter was great and we felt bad for him but management should have staffed the kitchen/floor better. Not sure where the ball was dropped but with all the options in the city not sure when I will be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The service was terrible and the tiramisu was not good. Pasta was great, as usual.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

It was Valentine's Day, so perhaps that's why our food got lost, service was absent-minded and when the food arrived, it was wrong, and had to be sent back …more waiting. I was just glad to get out of there, no coffee, no dessert. I forgot to turn in my OpenTable certificate for $50 off as I just wanted out. So, this was doubly disappointing evening.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Great homemade pasta, awesome wine list, cool cozy location with intimate atmosphere. Good service but a little loud.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2017

True good Italian experience!
Best tortellini and tiramisu in town.
Tried almost every dish they have none of them failed ever!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Great date spot but pricey.

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