Paul & Jimmy's Ristorante

4.7
659 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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."

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 659 people are saying
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vipKerri
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service!! They make anything that you request!!!! We have been coming here for years!!!!’

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday afternoon with a dear friend in a most desirable setting. Paul and Jimmy’s continue to be in be of our neighborhood favorites. Great food, good value abd old world service.

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MiaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food
Great service
Excellent waiter
Kind and help my niece celebrate her Birthday with a special candle
It is a excellent neighborhood restaurant
I would recommend highly
Mia Loflando

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vipAudreyG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here on Christmas Eve and again on New Year’s Eve. I arrived 10 minutes before my reservation and was able to sit at the table. The service was relaxed, we were not rushed, despite it being New Year’s Eve. This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the city! I love Paul And Jimmys !

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vipJeff
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great restaurant and a great way to usher in the New Year. Food, service and atmosphere were all terrific. The Caesar Salad was perfect (nice and creamy), as were both of the Veal dishes we had. Great job! Happy 2022!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul and Jimmy’s never disappoints. I’ve been going to this restaurant for years and it’s always my go to for special dinners or just get together’s with friends. The food is always good and the service is excellent.

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vipAudreyG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect Christmas Eve dinner with my two sons! We all loved it, as we always do. Wonderfully delicious Italian food, warm friendly service in a festive atmosphere. What more could we want? Thank you Lou!

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vipJeff
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always, my wife and I had a lovely dinner at Paul&Jimmy's . The service was friendly, courteous and professional. The food was excellent and the atmosphere just right. We'll keep coming back, for sure!

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Kathy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian restaurant! Great service, thank you Peter, great food, Greg is the best! Kathy and George

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner. The staff was very attentive and food was perfect. Asked to make a dish a little different and their answer was “no problem”. It came out great.

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vipChristinaD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and we loved it! The calamari was perfect. The waiter recommended I get the eggplant parm which is the best I’ve had. My husband had the ravioli and said it was excellent! The service was outstanding and the ambiance was cozy. Highly recommend!

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vipAudreyG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this place! I dine here regularly and everything is always perfect the food the ambience the warm and welcoming staff. You won’t be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They could not have been nicer to us and the food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife, our 6 y/o and 2 y/o here and had a wonderful meal. My wife had the tortellini, the kids had chicken parm, and I had the linguine in clam sauce, and capped off dinner with the profiteroles which were awesome. Sat outside in their covered seating area which was a nice treat too for the kids. We will return next time we’re in nyc. Also the house white and red were good too and the service was excellent.

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vipGastonSinge
Portland
85 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice old world feel. Good authentic food. Great service.

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ToriRestauranti
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this place last minute and wow! The food was amazing. The price was high but it’s NYC so it’s not unusual. The wine selection and bread was great. It’s a small little place but it feels so cozy and has great ambiance. Could not get over how good the food was, I got the prix fixe menu with the clams and chicken Francese and it was so yummy and just enough that I still had room for the cheesecake for desert.

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vipDennisC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was exactly as expected from a traditional Italian restaurant. The staff was very attentive. I will be returning for in house dining and take-out.

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Shen
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are new to the city, the first time we went a few months ago and we loved it so much we had to come back and bring our friends for a girls night out. The staff is great and the food is delicious.

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vipcolleenK
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The portions in the prix fixe special are quite small and not a value choice..
The veal scallopini recipe strayed too far from a traditional scallopini to be trally good

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MarianaV
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a vwry good place. A bit nicer attitude towards customers would be more appreciated but it wasn't bad overall.

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vipCough2
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 3 of us, 2 chose prix fixe and I went with the pasta special. We had 2 orders of clams oreganata and a minestrone soup to start followed by a veal parm, a shrimp pasta and a sausage and cauliflower pasta. With the prix fixe came dessert, Italian cheese cake and I had a glass of vin santo and some biscotti.

The food was fabulous, noise level acceptable. All in all a wonderful night out with a good friend.

Will definitely return. Service is superb.

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Kristina
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, great food and excellent service. I will definitely come back

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vipElisaC
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to be back at an old favorite! A neighborhood restaurant that hasn’t lost its charm. Food was delicious, portions were plentiful and served with a smile by an attentive staff.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service1ambience4

La comida excelente el mesero y servicio muy malo no es nada amable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service delicious food first time at your restaurant but I’m sure it won’t be my last I thank you so much for a wonderful meal and a great time

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vipCorky
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service at this neighborhood family owned italian restaurant whether for a business meeting, dinner with a friend or a large gathering. This place also remains consistent even with all the COVID drama. Favs orechiette pasta, seafood salad, Ceaser salad-one of the best. Finish with tartuffo ice cream.

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DavidK
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Paul & Jimmy's always does a great job, the perfect place to dine, when hanging out in the Gramercy Park neighborhood. Wonderful staff, and delicious food. That spot is on my permanent dining list.

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Spsand
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy eating at Paul and Jimmy’s. The food is delicious.. the wait staff attentive but not intrusive.
Whenever I want to test someone for a special occasion, I take them here.
Whether eating outdoors or indoors, it will always be a pleasure able experience.

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Traveller
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great menu, nice atmosphere, will go there again

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vipLaurenK
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Overall, it was just okay. We waited 30 minutes for anyone to come to our table or acknowledge us which was disappointing.
The food was great but the service was poor. We were told we ‘might get bread if it comes out’. The vibe was unwelcoming l.

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vipRJS39
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a neighborhood standout and did not disappoint.

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JimH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and food. Love the atmosphere.

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vipDaceyD
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have loved Paul we persevered, but, boy, did it hurt. And screaming at the person sitting next to me resulted in being heard half the time. The food and wine by the glass were excellent as always, as were the great waitstaff. Ask about parties before going. But if the noise is under control, the value is super.

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Susannah111
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was dull tasting and unimaginatively presented. Service was very nice, charming even, and attentive.

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vipmelonbrain
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Try the linguini with white clam sauce. An order of the appetizer size is more than sufficient to satisfy most older appetites. The tiramisu was also quite good.

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vipT50NY
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul & Jimmy’s never disappoints! Lou & Greg are terrific, as is the food. A true neighbor gem!

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EstelleM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met some friends. Excellent. Have dined here before

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David
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Terrific business lunch outside. Arrived right at 12:00 when they opened and it wasn't too busy and the food was so good!

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vipLisaA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went out for good Italian food for a low key bday. The food was very good and the portions large. Service was very attentive and we were recommended a tasty new wine that was not on the menu. We sat inside and the noise level from other happy patrons made it difficult to have a conversation until the crowds started thinning. Overall great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I came for my boyfriend birthday since he loves Italian food. I will say the portion and the food was great and satisfying. Was not overly salted, and food comes out at the correct temperature. The ambience is actually really intimate and cozy for indoor seating and you will find that they have a small bar inside.
The only uncomfortableness that was experienced was our service quality from our waiter. It was very pronounced that our server had a preference of serving a couple that came after us with his best service, while coming to our table and giving us his average service. The couple that sat 10 min after us, received everything first with a more positive attitude, while at some point my server made me feel like I was being annoying to ask for bread AFTER our appetizer came.
The only moment I felt the server was most attentive to us was AFTER the couple that got special treatment over us, left. He did complete my request I had written down in my reservation, appreciated that.
Overall, food and ambience was great but the first 15 min was uncomfortable For this Latin couple, and wished the server had more of a welcoming attitude to us from the beginning. We really hate to assume the worse for the difference between how we were serviced and how the couple after us, of different background, got the 5 star service aura.
Would consider maybe doing takeout because the food was definitely great. If I was to try to do indoor dining, maybe try a different server.

FAQs

Paul & Jimmy's Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 475-9540.

Paul & Jimmy's Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 659 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.