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Posted by Tara on 03/17/2012
The food is simple, no-fuss, delicious and high-quality. The service is impeccable. I can't say enough good things about how friendly the waitstaff are. When you're new to the West Village and still exploring restaurants, it can be tough to find an unpretentious, casual and cozy place like this. You can tell they get a lot of repeat business because most people that came in tonight were regulars who the owners and waitstaff knew. Always a good sign when there are tons of restaurant options in the area. In short, we will definitely be back! With regard to what we ate and what I can recommend...I had the gnocchi with tomato and meat sauce and it was so yummy that I ate the whole plate! My husband had lobster cannelloni in vodka sauce and he also cleaned his plate. Then, we both had dessert. I got the chocolate chip cheesecake. It was really good, but it's a really big piece split in two, so I recommend sharing if you get it. My husband had the tiramisu and it was so good that after I tried one bite, he wouldn't let me get at it for the rest of the night!
Posted by BjFide on 07/29/2011
Yes, the place gets noisy. Yes, you sometimes have to wait even with a reservation. Yes, there's not a whole lot of room between tables. But, really, this is just a different world. I could tell you about the great, unpretentious food. What most stands out, however, is how FRIENDLY people get. No doubt, this has a lot to do with Renato, Maria, Peter, Fernando and Luis. But hardened New Yorkers walk in and you quickly find that everything feels like family. And the proximity of the tables then seems like a plus. My favorite restaurant. Period.
Posted by italianfoodlover on 01/13/2011
Have been here many times over the years... the food is wonderful and comes in generous portions, the house wine is delicious, and the whole atmosphere is warm, welcoming and pleasant. Such a great and unique experience in the city of the rude-waitered-designer-dish restaurant.
Posted by anonymous on 10/22/2010
Wait can be a problem, noisy occasionally and service sometime maybe hurried, but there's genuine feeling that they want you to totally enjoy the place. Probably because its family owned and they take pride in the food, as well as your comfort. In fact the place is now a rarity, for there are no other small family run restaurants in the area. Bottom line, for an excellent quality meal at reasonable cost in a comfortable homey environment this is the place.
Posted by anonymous on 10/15/2010
The food was okay but the service made it impossibe to enjoy the meal! We had reservations at 9:30 and weren't seated until after 10. Very frustrating!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/12/2010
Absolutely amazing. It is like going for Sunday dinner at your Italian grandparents' house. The staff is great and food is consistently good. The closeness of the tables actually adds to the family atmosphere.
Posted by tony L on 02/07/2010
Owners and siblings like your own family , staff just great. Don't expect Il Molino but you won't pay IM prices either. Try the Lobster Canneloni. House red is very nice. Nuttella cheescake out of sight! Never had a bad meal or left hungry. Oh the Calamari Fra Diavolo is very nice be careful has a bite . Boun Appetito!