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Posted by czguest on 2014-03-10
I took a friend here to celebrate his birthday.
The staff was friendly and attentive.
The interior was warm and cozy. Pizza was tasty, and good for a shared starter.
The dissapointment of the night was the Gnocci. It was basically bland and tasteless.
Posted by Susan from Vancouver on 2013-10-08
Our group of six were on a food tour and stopped at Rafele's for an eggplant appetizer, it was delicious! We had dinner reservations at another restaurant that evening but cancelled and decided to come back to Rafele's and try the Chefs Tasting Dinner.
Posted by CAROL on 2013-09-23
I thought I was back in Italy. The food was so authentic. The chef does a wonderful job with the pastas. The lamb ragu pasta and the Cacio e Pepe pasta were mouthwatering and just like I would have expected in Naples.
The crispy artichokes are a m
Posted by Vanessa on 2013-06-13
We ate a Rafele and were disappointed after the reviews here. The atmosphere is nice, but not overly wonderful. The indoor is a bit loud and the outdoor is pleasant, but would benefit from a few candles or nice touches. The food was disappointing after th
Posted by jkp on 2013-01-07
I loved the meatballs so much we ordered another serving. Have gone twice and am planning another visit. Absolutely love this place- classy, romantic, casual, and delicious- what is better than that!
Posted by mopan on 2012-10-17
We were dying to try this beautiful new restaurant in the village. The food at Rafele is given the proper attention to detail and is a joy to the palate. This is not your grandmotherâs cooking. The kitchen was open and we watched the chef do his magic.
Posted by marcello on 2012-08-27
I have eaten there now four times. It has constantly been excellent. The food is more of todays Italy its what people in Italy put together now. Fresh, simple and crisp thats the way i would put it. My only request is a wine that can be purchased for le
Posted by Franco on 2012-08-24
Sure there are plenty of "Italian" restaurants in NYC and the Village in particular. However, MANY of them are not Italian owned or cheffed and others still are just lackluster. Finally, we can say that this is a thoroughly owned and operated Italian re