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Party Size
For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
10:30 PM
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Rafele

4.6
1210 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem (40)
  • Good for a Date (37)
  • Fit for Foodies (33)
We are committed to offering fresh ingredients coupled with the most authentic Italian foods and wine available.
We work closely with our farmers, markets, vendors and purveyors to bring you the highest quality of rustic Italian recipes created with a New York influence.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Lunch :Monday -Friday :12pm - 3:30 pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 3:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 242-1999
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Raffaele Ronca
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a business meeting, Rafele's Private Dining Room is the ideal spot for your next private event.
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Private party contact
Private Dining Coordinator: (212) 242-1999
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Catering
Please contact the restaurant directly for catering options.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Morton st,
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Parking details
There is also a public lot, corner of Morton st and 7th ave south
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Public transit
The nearest subway stations are:
West4 on 6th ave where A,C,E,D,B,F,M trains are available and Christopher st station where number 1 train is available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 1210 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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YalileR (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Nestled in the heart of the West Village, warm environment; one of the best Italian spots in the city. Amazing flavors and great sauce!!!

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viptorykam (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Love this place! The best neighborhood Italian!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food, good prices for the serving size. Recommend A ++

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vipTheVillageSteve (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding food! Started with Homemade Sangria and ended with Limoncello! Seared sea bass atop eggplant was delicious! Book your reservation now!! Outstanding!

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StevenG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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vipFood12345 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Ambiance could use some updating but food was great!

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RonF (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

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AlexisU (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We really enjoyed it for restaurant week. The appetizers were the best part

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