Il Mulino New York - Downtown

4.9
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$50 and over
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Italian
For nearly 35 years, Il Mulino New York has prepared authentic Abruzzese cuisine with unparalleled service.

There’s no place like Il Mulino New York. The luxury Italian restaurant’s flagship Greenwich Village outpost initiated New York’s fine Italian dining trend and is still prized in the city’s elite dining scene. Zagat has rated Il Mulino New York as Manhattan’s No. 1 Italian restaurant for decades and has said the restaurant provides "one-of-a-kind" cuisine filled with delicious flavors, creating an "outstanding Italian classic" restaurant where "every dish is a masterpiece."

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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.9
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Il mulino is the kind of restaurant that anthony bourdain used to butcher in his books. Super stuffy and filled with arrogance....yet the food is mediocre at best. I dont always frequent super expensive establishments like this, but occasionally, i want to celebrate a special night. I've dined in some amazing places which cost insane money.....Il Mulino just doesnt rise to the occasion. For the diner who wants exceptional service and excellent, truly authentic italian cuisine in NYC.....visit Angelo's on Mulberry. I should have gone there in the first place, and wont make this mistake a second time

WJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a business dinner. The service was excellent -- they know how to interrupt our conversation and being funny and charming without making us feel annoyed. The food was simply great.

NN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and always great service. Highly recommend

SE
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fabulous. When you Uber Driver just dropped off a famous Italian you know this place is going to be great.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our third time in this place. Great food and service.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

George and the rest of the staff offered an experience we won’t forget. Amazing food - don’t get me started on the garlic bread. Authentic atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I will not come to New York City without going here again and again. Staff is unbelievable food is amazing! Over the top!

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb! Food is fantastic. Service is fantastic! New favorite New York Restaurant!

JD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary, birthday, etc.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

3 families together with our grown children. Very fun & delicious experience. It is our holiday tradition!!

DT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent dining experience for my Wife’s birthday celebration.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal. Little pricey, but from the appetizers to the main dishes to the service, very good meal!

PD
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely a fantastic meal with impeccable service! We will remember it for years to come!

m
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

I was visiting NY and remembered this as a fabulous restaurant that I had dined at 30 years ago. I was shocked at its appearance. We went for lunch, so the white tablecloths and the waiters in tuxes did Not cover the shabbiness of the restaurant....low ceilings with dirty ceiling tile, vinyl floral wallpaper pealing off walls etc. They give you a couple of “free” appetizers (bruschetta and a a chunk of cheese and a basket of bread with oil drenched toast. Then the waiter goes through the 29 specials of the day so fast that I didn’t get half of it. When I asked him to repeat, his attitude was arrogant. I will never go back.
And the food was mediocre

KG
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic and quick service, food was delicious, charge for sparkling water was a bit high but thats only complaint. Would recommend to all!

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Holiday with relatives

V
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was as expected. Old, classic, cramped & superb in all categories.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service! Truly great dining experience.

MB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience1

The food was really delicious! I tried several bites of friends and they were all great. However, the wait staff was borderline rude. It was absolute chaos and we left feeling harried and unvalued as a customer.

SS
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant I have EVER eaten at! Everything was completely beyond my expectations.

BH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent and service, would recommend this location to friends, family and business associates.

p
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is simply amazing so much flavor. There’s nothing more to say!

PD
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing . Truly one of the best restaurants we have ever eaten at. The veal parmigiana was as big as a man hole cover.

GK
Sydney / NSW
19 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant. One of the best in the city! Love their Chicken Parm and pastas too.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family trip to NYC. Service and food were exceptional. Highly recommend it.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal 🇮🇹❤️

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G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Dinner was amazing - the service was outstanding. Wait staff wonderful with great suggestions as well as creating a special dessert for us. Highly recommend

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my third time eating at this restaurant and it never disappoints. Still my favorite restaurant of all time. Such a fun experience... and the food is to die for. Service is the best part.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Italian food in NYC. We love it.

SC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An unparalleled dining experience. Old World charm and attention to detail. Amazing staff. Wonderful food.

CD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was middle of the road at best and the Wine was way overpriced. I've had great Dinner's here many times in the past and sadly it's just not what it used to be. Their past reputation and tourists will keep them busy but I doubt I will be coming back.

SH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The food is a mixed bag at Il Mulino. A few dishes were quite good. Others were good and the rest were ok. For the price, the value is not really there. However, the staff is excellent and makes for a fun and interesting evening. That is worth going for at least once.

KK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite restaurant in New York. Always amazing in every way.

KB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were outstanding. There were lots of delicious surprises brought to our table as appetizers, so many so that it was hard to eat all of our dinner! Although we like to try new places each time we visit NY, would definitely recommend this to our friends!

SD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down best Italian in NYC. Old school charm. Fantastic food. Great service. Do yourself a favor and let the waiter guide you through the menu. Just say yes. Jorge was the best. The food impeccable.

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing! Service and attention to detail is the best!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a very special experience at Il Mulino.

e
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Our reservation was for 8pm for 4 people. Which I made in advance with credit card to hold. However, we did not get seated until 8:45pm. The tables were very close to one another and there was very little wiggle room at the bar while waiting and in general. I could touch elbows with the guests at the next table. That said, the service and food was good/solid. There are many outstanding Italian restaurants in NYC and having lived in NYC for decades, I wouldn't necessarily return to Il Mulino as first choice. Overall, I would give it a solid 3 to 3.5 out of 5.

JE
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Il Mulino is one of those neighborhood places that everyone should go to at least once, if not again and again. There was not a bad dish to be had; however, if I had to single out a few, it would be the best rack of lamb I have ever had, the sumptuous veal chop, the delicious baked clams and the amazing meatballs, which you could make a meal of by themselves. The experience was only made better by the wonderful, friendly attentive service. And try to save room for dessert and have the wonderful chocolate cake.

J
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Il Mulino is hands down the best italian dining in the city, the food, the ambience and especially the incredible service is unmatched by any other dining experience we have had in New York. We come here every time we visit and our experience is reinforced every time, Bravo!

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