LArtusi

4.8
2161 reviews
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Italian
Opened in December of 2008, L'Artusi is the second restaurant from the team that brought dell'anima to the West Village.



Executive Chef Joe Vigorito, Pastry Chef Jessica Craig, and Beverage Director Annecherie Saludo share their expertise in Italian cuisine and Epicurean Hospitality. Featuring refined rustic cuisine, a crudo bar, specialty cheese program, private dining room, and a walk-in wine cellar, L’Artusi offers guests a variety of dining options in a warm, friendly vibe.



Our 110 seat restaurant, designed by Brooke Maples, features two floors of comfortable banquette seating, extended traditional bar, cheese bar and a chef's counter over-looking the open kitchen. Private dining opportunities are also available in our 2500 bottle walk-in wine cellar.
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding as usual, manager always stops by to check on us. Great staff and ambiance, not to mention the food is always amazing!

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DD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always come here when visiting NYC. The service, food, and ambiance are consistently good. Their simple spaghetti with parmesan and a little spicy kick from chiles was al dente and one of the best pasta dishes I have ever tasted.

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CW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was delicious, fresh and unique. Definitely adding this to my list of favorite NYC spots.

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CD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always - consistently the best restaurant I've been to.

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MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service wasn’t great - food came out to the table next to us far before us even though they sat down a lot later.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fantastic place and had one of the best pastas I’ve ever had AND I’ve been to Italy!

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LS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was incredible. Very friendly servers and made great recommendations.
The food was amazing. I loved the ricotta paired with the compote. The hanger steak with the whipped creme and potatoes was the true star of the meal. Finished it off with the savory sweet olive oil cake.
Would highly recommend this beautiful restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 2

Considering the proximity to the next table, I’d still recommend it to my friends. The spaghetti was so light and delicious. The crunchy topping was amazing. My husband enjoyed his quail. We both enjoyed the oil cake with a scoop of chocolate gelato.

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W
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I chose this restaurant because it had gotten so many good reviews for food and was described as one of the most romantic restaurants in New York. We arrived on time and were immediately seated at a table along the wall opposite the bar. At first, I thought it might not be a great table, but actually it was as good as it gets. The bar, where many patrons eat, extends almost the whole length of the downstairs. My husband mentioned to the hostess that we were celebrating our anniversary. Our server, who was charming, brought us each a sip of Prosecco to celebrate. A nice touch. I went to the rest room to wash my hands. Upon entering the very, very dark room, I looked in vain for a light switch. After a while, I realized the lights were on! The room was black. I had to grope around and finally found the hand dryer. Back at the table, we quickly became acquainted with the couple next to us because the tables were so close. The place was noisy, making it easier to talk to the stranger sitting next to one than to one's partner across the table. The menu is interesting. I ordered a chicory salad and gnocchi with rabbit ragu. My husband ordered mushrooms and charred calamari. We ordered wine by the glass. The bottles were expensive. House-made sparkling water was free. Another nice touch. I enjoyed my food. My husband did not enjoy his. Both of his dishes had too much hot pepper. We didn't have dessert.

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MA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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NS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is great and the service is AMAZING
This is a MUST!

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F
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and exceptional value. I had a pork chop that was among the best I have ever had (at about one half the cost of my all time favorite). Service was also very good and every staff we interacted with was friendly and professional. We will be sure to return and recommend it highly.

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EH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on out first date and came back for our anniversary

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

You can’t beat the scallop crude for best appetizer. It was delicious. I also had the jalapeño clam pasta. Amazing!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is very good. Let me say again: very good. However it is far from being the best, specially in NY. Is it worth if you happen to find a convenient time or just want to sit at the bar? Yes. Is it worth making reservations at midnight one month in advance or waiting for hours for a spot in the bar? Hell no!

Prices are very fair and portions are ok if you want to share a couple of dishes or eat one by yourself.

Service lacks a lot of attention. Everything seems rushed, including the bus boys clearing the table very very fast. Servers can’t keep up with the crowd and things gets very slow when it comes to ordering something. For a restaurant that is used to being overbooked this should’ve been addressed already.

After I ordered I overheard from the table on my left that there were specials (that I would have loved to order had I been told about them) and no “compliments from the chef” like the small soup that the table on my right got. Service must be at least a little more consistent.

At the end, good restaurant, above average food but not worth going if it’s a struggle to get a spot or if it’s out of your way.

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j
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It would be better to make it clearer that the scallops appetizer was a raw dish. While the hangar was delicious, the very large portion of roasted potatoes was much, much more than necessary. Very good beet salad.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The oil cake. We got 2!

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J
E. Tennessee
16 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother daughter Italian obsessed duo but NYC. We tried quite a few Michelin star restaurants as well as some other popular spots (Marea, Scarpetta) and this was by far our favorite meal. The basic spaghetti was life changing and I have craved it since I left! It’s very much a low key spot but the food service and wine are all outstanding... highly recommended. I can’t wait to go back!

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MK
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We would recommend L’Artusi to a friend, but the personnel was definitely not very friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lit

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SA
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Get the mushrooms and white bolognese. Service is spotty — not very attentive. Delicious food though and great ambience.

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m
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service: our waiter was knowledgeable and helpful, while being super relatable and warm. And he’s 11 feet tall so was a dream to watch :)

Have been eating here for 10 years and so happy it’s not dipped below excellent in all that time.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overrated restaurant. The food was mediocre (we ordered mushroom appetizer, ravioli, garganrelli, hanger steak and olive cake). It’s way below my expectation (I expected it would be better than my favorite Italian restaurant Sotto Sotto in Atlanta). It was not even close. Very disappointed. Does not worth the long wait and money.

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great meal from appetizers to desserts!

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing overall experience! The pasta and the cheeses were to die for.

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SF
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious! Loved the garlic spaghetti and olive cake. Trouble is it’s so hard to get a reservation I don’t know that I’d be coming back anytime soon.

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CE
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time here but I would definitely come back. Food was great and the ambiance was nice

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SH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here on a cute date and loved it! Service was great, ambiance was perfect and of course food was amazing! We had the special appetizer pesto arancini balls and those were our favorites. We also go the mushroom ragu pasta and the lamb pasta which were both super flavorful and rich. The pasta was very well made and fresh.

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SG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usual! My all time favorite restaurant in NYC.

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S
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were blown away. Everything was amazing.

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NY
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They Did very well with the dietary restrictions our group had which is very appreciated. Everything was delicious and served well paced. Consistently great.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

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EB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been wanting to go to L'Artusi for months now so when I finally was able to get a dinner reservation for a Sunday night, I couldn't wait. The ambiance was perfect for date night and the food very much live up to the hype. I can't wait to go back.

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KW
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Was very excited to try LArtusi after hearing about the restaurant by word of mouth and Infatuation. However, we were under impressed overall with the experience. Beef carpaccio was tasty, but the bread and pastas were forgettable. Didn’t understand the hype of the restaurant. Wouldn’t go back.

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j
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a disappointing meal at L'Artusi. Two of the dishes we ordered were not cooked properly. The roasted mushrooms with the fried egg came with runny egg whites, and the pork chop that we ordered medium arrived well done and dry, and when we sent it back we were served a rare pork chop. The staff/management tried to be accommodating and the rest of the meal was tasty. Our daughter ate there several months ago and had the best meal of her life, but a restaurant needs to be consistent in order to earn my recommendation.

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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Pasta Ever! Service is impeccable. Highly recommend to anyone!

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AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and the service matched the quality. I had such a great time here and can’t wait to come back

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RS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L’Artusi is phenomenal!! Everything was perfect- our waitress could not have have been more helpful and wonderful and the food is to die for. I cannot wait to go back.

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RF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

L’Artusi - West Village

Everything for everyone, classic to its core, doesn’t try to be too much, best wine list for those looking to learn Italian wines in the city...

2005 San Michelle Barbara d’alba malvira
Yummy, balanced, elegant with a long and mouth watering finish. Great mineralogy and aroma but honestly, wasn’t food friendly... would order 10/10 times but would aim to have it before the meal or after, not during.

Housemade ricotta butter crisps jam
The crisps were perfect, tasted like butter and cut well by the fat of the ricotta and the acidity of the jam. All in one bite, magic. Today’s SPECIAL but hopefully they do it again because it might have been the best thing we had. So simple, yet so elegant. Finesse of flavor

Beef carpaccio, great flavor and even better textures. The crunch of the breadcrumbs with the creamy horseradish sauce and the beef itself, magic.

Hen of the woods tortellini - so much depth, each bite is a little bit different and once you realize how good the sauce is, you’ll switch trade your fork in for your spoon and just go for it like no one is watching. Must love mushrooms...and be able to handle a little heat on the back end when the Calabrian chili oil says hello. again, this was a special.

Spaghetti simple - beautifully simple and the risotto style sauce with the cheese baked in is smooth and rich. The chilies give it the perfect kick but if you don’t like spice it still plays. Your mouth will feel it but you won’t regret it.

Pork chop - a little bit all over the place here, not sure how I felt about pairing sweet potatoes with olives but the accouterments aside, the meat itself was cooked beautifully and packs a punch of flavor.

Carrots - underwhelming to be honest, would probably try something else next time. They came gratis to the table which was nice, but probably wouldn’t order them.

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ER
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! The food is amazing. We paired dinner with 2 bottles of a recommended red that was an excellent recommendation

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