Nestled in the heart of the West Village, warm environment; one of the best Italian spots in the city. Amazing flavors and great sauce!!!
Love this place! The best neighborhood Italian!
Just an excellent dining experience! Nico attended to us, and made everything perfect. The only down spot was we forgot to preorder the $5000 cheesecake, and had to settle for the $9 variety 🙄🙄🙄. MUST GO!
Great food, good prices for the serving size. Recommend A ++
I took a friend here for her birthday last summer and we had a great meal. I had been back several times and had dinner again last Friday night to celebrate a good friend's birthday. This restaurant has the best caponata that I have ever tasted and it is given to you with the bread. I never knew that there was a downstairs room and it was nice and quiet as upstairs every single table was taken. I had an excellent salad followed by the special fish of the day. The other people had branzino and octopus to start. Everyone loved everthing. I am returning this Saturday night with my boyfriend to celebrate my birthday!
Outstanding food! Started with Homemade Sangria and ended with Limoncello! Seared sea bass atop eggplant was delicious! Book your reservation now!! Outstanding!
I almost don’t want to share because I fear not being able to get a seat. Outstanding is a appropriate description. Nice wine list. Really well presented and the service was as good as always. Attentive but not hovering. A free piece of cheesecake as a bonus. Love this place. Your welcome.
Ambiance could use some updating but food was great!
Came across Rafele on a food tour several years ago and now make a point of eating here whenever I'm in Manhattan. Never disappointed! Pasta dishes are always freshly made and delicious and anything here with eggplant is memorable. Sangria, tasty and refreshing and packing a punch, is the best I've found in the city. Ambience in main dining area is warm and cozy ... downstairs not so much. I'll be back!
We really enjoyed it for restaurant week. The appetizers were the best part