About Trattoria Il Mulino

Trattoria Il Mulino, located in the heart of Manhattan’s Gramercy Flatiron District, delivers a fresh dynamic featuring steampunk-inspired murals and industrial chic design while preserving the modern elegance of the Il Mulino New York name. Executive Chef Michele Mazza has created a menu that boasts traditional Italian cuisine along with original dishes that reflect the sophistication of downtown.

36 East 20th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday 11:30am - 10pm
Thursday - Friday 11:30am - 11pm
Saturday 4:30pm - 11pm
Sunday 4:30pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Between Broadway and Park Avenue South

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 777-8448

Website:
http://www.ilmulino.com/

Catering:
We do catering for both small and large events, please contact events@ilmulino.com to learn more.

Parking Details:
Manhattan Parking Group
32 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY (212) 533-0863

Icon Parking Systems
245 East 19th Street, New York, NY (212) 505-7942

Public Transit:
4, 5 & 6 trains to 23rd Street and N, R & Q trains to 23rd Street or Union Square

Executive Chef:
Michele Mazza

Private Party Facilities:
Mulino Trattoria offers two dining rooms for Private & Semi-private events. Our main dining room holds up to 130 seated guests and our Private Dining Room for up to 40 seated guests.

Private Party Contact:
Events Director: (888) 502-4004

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Trattoria Il Mulino can accommodate up to 150 guests on the main dining room and up to 40 guests in a complete private room.

Trattoria Il Mulino Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (13)
Business Meals (12)
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Authentic (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Romantic (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Casual (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Spicy (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was delicious. The service was impeccable! I love the Il Mulinos and I can't wait to done at another again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Terrific atmosphere. Great service. Will definitely visit again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Love everything about this place. Staff is excellent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Wonderful Italian food. I really enjoyed the fried calamari with spicy tomato sauce (that tomato sauce was some of the best that I have ever tasted over many years of eating out and making my own tomato sauce). I also had the veal piccata, which was delicious, and I tasted the ravioli with porcini mushroom stuffing, which was exceptionally good. The room is beautiful and was very quiet even on a Saturday evening in August. The service was excellent. The little extras that they bring for the table are always a delicious delight. This place is very pricey, but the food quality is consistently excellent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

An extraordinary Restaurant Week experience at a very special NY Italian trattoria. From the scrumptious amuses bouches to the ethereal tiramisu, you can't go wrong. The staff are attentive and helpful without hovering. After perusing the regular menu, I know I need to go back again and again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

This was our 1st time here. Thought we'd give it a try during Restaurant Week Summer 2017. Very pleased with the menu, food portions, delicious taste & service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

I visited this restaurant during the summer restaurant week. $42 Dinner menu is quite reasonable, though some of other menu are a bit pricy. Service is OK, but not as good as the old Il Mulino.

イタリアレストランの名店、イル・ムリーノのカジュアル版です。料理によってはやや割高ですのでレストランウィークでの来店がお勧めです。

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Trattoria il Mulino is absolutely amazing! Food was impeccable and service was extraordinary. Would come back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Restaurant week menu was fantastic

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 3, 2017

I really thought I was going to love dining here, and the food was actually outstanding. That wasn't the problem. I brought my three grown daughters here for dinner during Restaurant Week. After some quizzical looks from the hostess, we were seated. (Turns out they had cancelled my reservation and notified me by email, that I had not checked in hours. I don't know why they cancelled, but at least they seated us.) At first the service was great. They brought bruschetta and big hunks of Parmesan immediately. I was trying to choose a wine. The waiter offered to help in a way that made me feel pressured. I told him that I would like a few minutes, and I would prefer to choose the wine myself. Well, that did it. The waiter went away permanently. I had to flag random servers down when needed. When I finally did get a waiter to take my wine order, I could tell they were ridiculing me. Yes, I chose the Chianti Classico. At $65, it was the least expensive bottle on the menu. They were laughing and talking about me in what I assume was Italian. I worked in some French restaurants when I was younger and I know exactly what they were doing. In this day and age, they should be ashamed of themselves for treating any paying customer so poorly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Oh so disappointing. Went Restaurant Week for a very early dinner with a friend. I loved the look of the place (industrial chic), but was not happy with the food or the pricing. I ate from the Restaurant Week menu ( $49.00). My Caesar salad was ok, nothing out of the ordinary. Foccacio was terrific. Veal Milanese, nicely crusted, slightly overcooked and lacking in seasoning. Tiramisu, simply out of this world good. Complementary fried zucchini, very light on seasoning, soggy rather than crisp. I thought the waiter said "complementary" glass of prosecco, but when I asked for some, it came with an $18.00 per glass tab. Bit high for an ordinary glass of that wine, no? My friend ordered from the a la carte menu: Branzino was $52.00 without a single side dish. Just the fish. However it was beautifully served--shown to her and then boned--and she reported that it was excellent. She had a glass of Sonoma Valley white wine, not an exceptional label--$20.00 per glass. Bottom line, $193.00 for dinner for 2 with a 20% tip for lovely service.
After leaving, I checked out the costs of comparable meals at highly rated restaurants in the neighborhood (Flatiron District). Il Mulino's pricing was higher than any other comparable restaurant. I would not dine there again even with more affordable pricing because most of our dinner just wasn't that great.
Wish it had been better!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The food was very good. The service was horrendous. Multiple waiters are used at each table which makes the service worse. There were long periods between courses. A waiter poured water into my husband's gin & tonic and after we told two waiters, we still didn't get a replacement. WE ordered wine from several waiters and our meal was finished before it arrived. I really like the vibe of the restaurant and the food was what I expected from an Il Mulino restaurant but the service was absolutely unacceptable. We might try it again, but not for awhile...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

I went with a friend for restaurant week, and was delighted with the food, service and ambiance. I saw online that they have a prix-fix lunch daily, so I hope to return. The chicken dish I ordered was fabulous. I think I would return just to have the bread and hors d'oeuvres.
It was just very, very pleasant. The restaurant is very light and bright, and we sat by the window, and I watched all the people walk by.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

I had a spectacular dinner. The eggplant parmigiana was incredible. So was the mushroom pizza.
I will definately come back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Food was very good. Service and ambience was average. Expected so much more for the price. Air conditioning was not working properly which had an impact on the experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Dinner was amazing. Loved the atmosphere; and the service was outstanding. Felt like a queen.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

A wonderful experience and good food to boot! Will be coming back soon

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Very lovely space, with exceptional service, except for the blasting music that neither fit the clientele or the space. Sadly, extremely mediocre Italian food. I ordered Bucatini Alamatricana. A wonderful dish when executed properly. This was not, over cooked pasta (how could they?)with way too much sauce that was not made properly. All that, for $31.00.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Excellent service attentive and friendly
Wonderful choices and ,.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Everything was awesome and accommodating
Food was excellent

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The food was consistent and very very good. The ingredients were fresh.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Over-priced, mediocre food. Pasta was fine but at $36 for a main course size, terribly priced. Fish was bland, seasonal vegetables tasted like they were microwaved. Despite an empty dining room, seated at a table by the bar with people bumping into us.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

This was one of my worst experiences I have ever had at a Il Mulino. The service was awful and unattentive. The food was terrible and it took way too long to get our dinner. They were not busy for a Sunday evening and I would never eat here again. They comped some of our dinner but it was still expensive and the presentation was lousy. If I could think of any other awaful adjectives to say about this restaurant I would. Don't waste your money or time on this location. I have had great dinners at other Il Mullinos but this one should replace the entire staff and start over.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Service made you feel welcome and that you were a regular.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Fresh Dover sole and brazino. Excellent staff attentiveness. Willingness to pre-split shared appetizers was a big plus. Loved the food, service and atmosphere. Only downside is the really overpriced wine list -- even doe New York standards.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Service not organized over all food really good

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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was fine. Service was terrible. If you order bottles of wine, make sure they leave next to/in sight of your table. Otherwise, may get poured for another table. That is what happened to us on bottle number 2. Will never go there again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Music too loud.. We couldn't even talk to each other; the staff was polite but inattentive and the good was mediocre at best

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2017

As always, a thorough delight. Food and service are impeccable, in sophisticated but not fussy surroundings; very welcoming. A true find for quiet business lunches and memorable dinners.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Great ambience, large servings with a good menu range. Wine list ranging from regular drinking through fine wine. Attentive service without being overbearing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Waiter kept said he wanted to make sure we were happy but then was hardly around or attentive. Resturant was very hot! They said the A/C was broken.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Way over-priced ... food NOT worth what they charge ... and wasn't even good. $42 for three glasses of persecco did me in!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Cuidado con pedir algún especial del día! Un plato de mozarella y prosciutto lo cobraron en $90!!!Es un atraco! Es una lástima que por detalles así pierdan su clientela....

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

I was Beyond impressed with everything! The ambiance and service was 5 star. Must go'

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Trattoria Il Mulino was so accommodable - the definition of service! Besides being able to add two seats to the party day of, our waiter said "You need something that's not on the menu? We can do it for you" and he meant it!

Our table had guests that had gluten and dairy allergies and they worked around those needs providing an appetizer plate that everyone could enjoy. The whole evening was quite the customized experience and the restaurant did not miss a beat.

Our dishes were delicious with the favorites being a mushroom ravioli served with the pasta trio in between appetizers and the main course as well as the Chicken In Crosta.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

OpenTable menu needs to be updated. Not a true indication of the in restaurant menu. Prices are higher and some dishes don't exist in the restaurant. Portions are minuscule and very overpriced for red sauce Italian. Supposed to be a scaled down version of I'll Mulino. Would not recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Great ambiance and terrific service. From your initial seating, we felt special. The service was excellent, and we never felt rushed. The food was delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Spicy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Overpriced for rather traditional Italian food. And very heavy

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Great service, Fantastic food and overall very happy experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Everything we had was delicious. We were given complimentary appetizers to start our meal.

Tags: Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups
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