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

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Special Occasion (16)
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Business Meals (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Romantic (11)
Casual (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
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Paleo Friendly (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2017

This place is solid. Try the watermelon and freshmade burrata when in season - crazy great. Nice wine selection which is priced reasonably fair.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Amazing food!! Great atmosphere!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was amazing! We greatly enjoyed our dinner and wine too. Looking forward to coming back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Very unsatisfactory p

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Service was a bit slow & they mixed up one of our orders causing that person to wait for food...by which time all others had finished. Pricey as well for what you get.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was not as good as I expected. The seafood in my linguine di mare was overcooked and the pasta was clumpy. Service was attentive so points for that, but it was almost overly so and at times felt intrusive. Certainly not a bad evening, but for those prices I'm not in a rush to go back.

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

This place is outstanding. Just. GO. Great for a business dinner or a date.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2017

The experience we had at Trattoria Il Mulino was fabulous. The food was plentiful and delicious and the service was excellent. I will definitely be back!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Cruise ship food, essentially. There is better Italian in NYC probably 2 blocks away max.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Great food and ambiance, I would go back. The restaurant week menu is a great deal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2017

The food was very good and the environment was great, but the service was awful. The restaurants was about half full and it still took about 20 minutes for us to get menus and drinks after we were seated. The waitstaff was not attentive throughout the evening so we ended up ending the meal early and took our desserts to go.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2017

The service was outstanding! The BEST chicken parm I've ever had!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Great food. great service. Expensive but great value for Restaurant Week.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Nice new Italian specialty with a modern look (pipes and lamps hanging on ceiling like in some construction zone). Good fun vibe; good food, including a few extra tapas like apps delivered to the table. Thanks. Veal was delish - as were the desserts (especially tiramisu, that actually had a good coffee flavor)

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2017

Very friendly staff. Satisfying Italian dishes. Top Italian wines, including super Tuscans, at most reasonable prices. Recommended.

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

The food was amazing, however a little slow on the service. We were seated near the server station, so we could witness disagreements and conversations amongst the staff. Beautiful decor, great ambiance! Overall loved the restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Amazing restaurant week menu! Terrific food for the price! And the chef even gave us a few additional apps when we first arrived so def plenty of food - brought extra food home as well!

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Excellent restaurant and authentic Italian food, which I find very difficult to find here in NY (I am Italian...) Will definitely go back.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on January 29, 2017

The staff were very friendly and accommodating before and during the meal. Unfortunately, the food was distinctly average at best. Not particularly wrong, although the fish was not cooked correctly and some of food combinations seemed strange. One salad consisted only of a massive slice of red onion, a massive slice of tomato, and bacon. Some of the portions seemed a little on the stingy side and we were greatly relieved to eat the accompanying bread. When the best dish on the table seems to be pizza, then a trattoria needs to try a bit harder.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Pasta portions were very tiny. Salmon dish was generous portion and excellent.

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

We took advantage of the Winter Restaurant Week Dinner. There were 6 choices for entree. With the exception that we received the wrong entree at first, the service was very good. The Servers were very attentive and also provided a complimentary digestif. I would recommend the restaurant as the all courses very typical Italian and the Menu provided good value.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Went to lunch to celebrate my roommate's birthday. Part of the reason we picked the place was their restaurant week menu. The food was delicious but that charged us $9 for water! It seemed like that water was from the tap (which is perfectly fine, but I shouldn't be charged for it). They also asked us several times if we wanted any wine. I understand the restaurant needs to make money but part of the point of restaurant week is to make fine dining more accessible to everyday people. Don't participate if you're so desperate that you have to charge for water. Overall the food was fantastic and the atmosphere was nice but I left feeling a bit ripped off. An unfortunate end to what should have been a perfect birthday treat.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Don't know why, but it was very hot inside.
Otherwise, the meal and the service was fine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

This was a great place to go with a small group. The food was great, the choices were plenty and the wine was a perfect fit. The staff was all very friendly and accommodating. I will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

High quality food and service, but the "medium rare" salmon was overcooked and the caesar salad was bland & boring.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Great service- great food

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Disappointing. Awful. Below par. Do they have new chef ? Tasteless. Used to be a gem

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

I dined at Trattoria Il Mulino with a group of friends for restaurant week. The food was absolutely delicious. We had an issue with the menu as the menu posted on the restaurant week website listed 4 courses (which we had confirmed this with the hostess ahead of time), but the menu provided at the restaurant only showed 3 courses for the same price. We brought this up with our server who quickly remedied the situation. The manager came over to apologize and offered us a 4th course on the house. Handled the situation beautifully. What I will remember more than the terrific Italian food is the great customer service. Will definitely be back

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Amazing food, perfect service.

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

Great vibe. Beautiful décor. Airy. Delicious seafood special. Welcoming service.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Very good restaurant. Food is spectacular. Cozy but modern. Expensive but worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

FANTASTIC FOOD AND FANTASTIC SERVICE. WE WILL DEFINITELY RETURN.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Pastas were great. Sea bass special was drenched in way too much sauce that it over powered the fish. Salad with artichoke was bland.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2016

The positive about our experience visiting here is that we were just married the day before. We anticipated a gentler crowd but instead found that the table that just paid and was about to leave was joined by several new idiots that joined in the foul mouth brigade. Other guests simply up and left and while I do think we are tolerant, we are more forgiving because the staff was excellent as was the service, food presentation and taste of this wonderful Italian cuisine.

Owners/Managers beware that the BS factor doesn't work and neither do free drinks.

We may return when we visit NY again but won't be expecting the same because there are plenty of other places in Chelsea to visit.

Had these clients not been there then we would have enjoyed a bottle of wine along with dinner. Thank you for all the positive but don't sacrifice or endure these type of drunken, loud mouth guests for the sake of a few dollars because they will ruin your chances for success. You had one large table of fools but you lost at least three tables of guests looking for something authentic and good.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Great night out with friends and family. Good, wine and service were impeccable. We shared appetizers and entrees. The staff made it easy and fun. Not our first time, never seems to fail

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Wonderful dinner, the food and service were both amazing. Highly recommend and look forward to going back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2016

The restaurant was pretty pricey, and the food wasn't amazing. One of the people at my table's meat was cooked well done and he ordered it medium rare. There wasn't even a dot of pink on the meat so they took it back. When they came back with the meat the second time it was still barely pink. This time he kept it (because he doesnt like to be fussy), and because the other three people at the table were basically done with their meals. The restaurant didn't do anything to compensate for this either, and this was a $50 plate. Probably won't be back.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Very good Italian restaurant. The food choices were overwhelming and everything we had was pretty good. Octopus appetizer was outstanding although not much for the price. Fried artichoke was a bit over fried and again not much for the price.
Main courses however were better. Veal Milanese, Veal Chop and Chicken Parm were all very big portions and all very good.
Wine choices were good and prices were all over so you could have what you wanted.
The atmosphere is the main attraction. Everyone seemed to be having a great time and the feeling becomes contagious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2016

Visitor first time in NYC; loved the location, the food, the cozy factor and especially the staff. A lovely time. Thanks!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Service was terrible. Spoke to the manager who had no apologies or any kind of professionalism. Dirty dishes left in the table as the waiter was no where to be found when we needed something. All three couples were so disappointed especially for the money we spent

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