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About Paul & Jimmy's Ristorante

Paul & Jimmy's Restaurant has been a landmark in the historic Gramercy Park neighborhood since 1950. The father and son tandem of Louis and Greg Azzollini continue to serve old-country-style Italian dishes, as well as, innovative specials prepared daily. All plates are crafted with the freshest of ingredients, many sourced locally from the farmers market. Louis always welcomes you as part of the family and Chef Greg makes sure each dish would proudly be served to "Nonna."

123 East 18th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Monday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Park Ave S. & Irving Pl.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(212) 475-9540

Website:
http://paulandjimmys.com/

Catering:
Paul & Jimmy"s offers catering for all: office functions, special events, and gatherings of all sizes. Please call for all inquires,

Parking Details:
Union Square: N R Q W 4 5 6 L

Executive Chef:
Greg Azzollini

Private Party Facilities:
A Gramercy Park Landmark since 1950 we can accomodate semi private parties up to 40 and private parties from 40 to 75 or cocktail parties to 100 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Greg Azzollini: (212) 475-9540

Additional:
Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Available for private parties Saturday and Sunday from 1:00- 5:00 pm for up to 70 people.

Paul & Jimmy's Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (17)
Authentic (14)
Casual (12)
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Business Meals (11)
Cozy (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Healthy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Cozy and charming. Good food, friendly staff, not noisy. A sweet find.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Delicious food! Friendly staff! A great neighborhood venue!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We’ve been to Paul & Jimmy’s before with friends. This time around we came for my birthday. It was great as always. We got a great recommendation for a bottle of red wine.
Service was great, didn’t feel rushed like most places make you feel.
The food came out nice and hot or warm for dessert.

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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Maybe add some background music - it was pretty quiet in there for a Saturday night.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Met with 8 of my classmates from our High School Class of 1969.

Great place to gather, gab and have a good meal.

Will keep Paul and Jimmy's in mind for another one of our gatherings.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I have been going to Paul and Jimmy’s restaurant for 60 years. It’s the same today as it was 60 years ago, fabulous. I would recommend it in the highest possible regard for anyone. The food is absolutely authentic southern Italian cuisine and is marvelous. Qq

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent food, great service! Host makes you feel like family.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

good food, excellent service. would definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We came there, the four of us for my brother's birthday. It was new for us We had passed by , but never went in. This time we just tried it after looking at comparable restaurants in the area. It needed to be in the Gramercy area due to our logistics. Great food, well prepared. good lighting. I like to see my food. Not rushed. They had a prix fixe that helped us make a good selection. Would go here again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was good, not huge portions. Excellent service. Nice ambiance. Wouldn't return, nothing special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was very good. We ordered 6 different pasta dishes. All were good but I'd highly recommend the Spaghetti alla Carbonara & Linguine alle Vongole.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food Service was outstanding. Recommend you try.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Really nice authentic Southern Italian Restaurant. Classic Italian dishes (like I grew up eating), reasonably priced wine and a very nice prix Fixe option. Freshly made desserts topped off the meal. It's such a pleasure to be able to talk to your friends without shouting in a nice ambience. Nice meal overall.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was tasty. Service was friendly. Cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food, service, ambiance all meet/exceed expectations. Paul & Jimmy's never fails to please!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I was looking for a good restaurant for a holiday get together with friends and I saw great reviews for this one. It was very nice and cozy. The staff was friendly and always there to fill a drink. We all wound up doing the Prixe Fix which was a good deal. I wish it had more pasta on the menu for that though. But it was a nice night and my friends really enjoyed it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Was not too impressed with the quality. My Fiance's pesto pasta with shrimp had barely any shrimp and way too much pasta. My Ravioli was bland at best. They also totally dropped the ball with my request for a piece of cake for my Fiance's birthday. It was okay, but nothing more than that.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Found Paul & Jimmy's on Yelp and it was exactly what we needed. Was able to make reservation on Friday for Saturday for party of 5 at 6 PM. Owner greeted us at the door. Bar was filled. We found a nice Italian restaurant in Chelsea with white table cloths, attentive wait staff and good food. Everybody was able to talk and we were not rushed out even though restaurant was busy. I actually had something off the menu with no problem and it was excellent. Nice local place with good food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We hadn't seen each other for a long time, and the restaurant wasn't at all busy, so they let us linger for over two hours without even presenting the check. We appreciate their attitude.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My martini was really good as were the fried calamari. However the sauce that came with it tasted like it came out of a jar. The chicken in my chicken cacatorie(sic) was over done and dry and the sauce tasted "old".

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 28, 2017

A family favorite for many years.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Calm, tasteful, wonderful service. You must ask for the burrattacand the bruscheta. Excelent, as the veal I had.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I am sure it's a neighborhood favorite. Not bad, but not particularly remarkable, just "eh" as they say in Brooklyn.

You could do worse.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We love this neighborhood gem - My wife and I had a dinner the night before Thanksgiving and it was perfect. The soups are homemade and the fish salad and pasta perfect. This is our 5th time here. The quality of the food is top shelf and it is not as expensive as many restaurants are in the Gramercy area.

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

My favorite neighborhood restaurant. Greg is the best chef, one can order anything, even if it’s not on the menu!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Paul & Jimmy's has been my "go to" restaurant for many years. The owners are accommodating and friendly, the wait-staff is efficient (also nice), and the food...the food is wonderful: tasty, well-prepared, well-seasoned, attractively served. Order anything, you'll enjoy it. Ask for modest changes from the menu; it can be done. Want more bread (warm), butter instead of oil--just ask. The room, as all NY restaurants, tends to get a bit noisy, but it's always possible to enjoy conversation with your companions while you enjoy your dinner. And you will enjoy your dinner. Oh, and definitely try the tiramisu for dessert. You'll be glad you did.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was amazing! The restaurant was super cozy and small. It was a great time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

What a wonderful fine in lower Midtown! Great ambience and hospitality!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Honestly.. my husband has had 2 great lunches here and wanted me to try.. we went for dinner on Sat night.. we shared a “burrata” and tomato appetizer.. it wasn’t burrata but mozzarella.. I ordered the pasta special.. oriechetta w/broccoli and cauliflower.. absolutely no taste and I even had to add olive oil.. just not good.. extremely bland..
Sadly.. I won’t be returning any time soon.. I’ll let my husband continue his lucky streak at lunchtime..

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Really great dinner here. Fresh and delicious! Halibut special was fabulous. Pastas were so tasty!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This restaurant is true, old school Italian cuisine at the highest level. Anyone who knows Italian food will love Paul and Jimmy’s.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great food and service in nice setting. One of the best in the Union Square area. Nice fixed price menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Paul & Jimmy's never disappoints. Have been going there for over 20 years. It's a great place to meet friends for a nice long quiet lunch (or dinner). The food is consistently good & well-prepared, served up tastefully. As soon as we arrived, we were greeted warmly, brought nice hot crusty Italian bread. The waiter was very attentive & offered refills on drinks. Everything was delicious from the appetizers to the main course to the dessert. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was our 4th time to Paul & Jimmy's, and came with friends on this visit. The food and service were spectacular. Our group enjoyed the Minestrone soup, salads, fish and veal. On each visit we have been extremely satisfied. If you are looking for a really good traditional Italian NYC restaurant - this is the place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

A very reliable old-school NY Italian restaurant. Good food, friendly staff. Reminds me - in good way - of the Sopranos!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

One of go to restaurants when we visit from Los Angeles. Food is authentic, service awesome. Nice wine list. Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We were in NY for a week and heard about this small Italian gem. Would recommend it for the food, the ambience, and the great menu!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our third time there. Great traditional Italian restaurant. Service and selections are wonderful. A definite destination for those who want good food each and every time.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food, atmosphere, and service! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Very good old-school Italian restaurant. Not a place to go if you're looking for something inventive and bold, but great choice for Italian classics. Above average pasta. Good selection of appetizers including a number of specials. Attentive service, but a bit slow. Dimly lit, romantic vibe. Would return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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