Il Mulino New York - Downtown

4.8
903 reviews
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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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KP
Cincinnati
122 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I had higher expectations- a wine list with older wines was missing, service wasn’t punctual yet started our gracious and friendly. Food was good but not great. I guess I thought this was a top ten Italian restaurant in NYC and maybe it is in the next ten. For instance, I have had much better wine lists - 2010 and much older, at other Italian restaurants at better prices. I have also had much better service and better food choices.

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LA
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment! Most amazing meal each time we go. The service is impeccable.

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L
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy Italian restaurant. Many daily, homemade pasta specials. Attentive service. Good for special occasions. Appropriate attire required.

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PD
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sons birthday dinner.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Nothing like it used to be. Food was not fresh. I will not go back

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Chicago
250 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just plain awesome! Loved it and cannot wait to return! Plus they could not have been nicer to our 6 year old daughter.

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EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Very upscale, high end food and experience. Worth every penny. We love it there

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GW
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It’s an overrated place with less than mediocre food and very terrible service. Very uncomfortable. Dark small crowded room.

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d
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best eating experiences I ever had. Service was exceptional very professional and friendly. The food variety and quality was second to done. You think your in Italy 🇮🇹

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I greatly enjoyed my Restaurant Week lunch at Il Mulino. The service was very sweet and the staff was welcoming. There was some fried zucchini, bruschetta and a basket of bread to start. All good. My waiter recommended the meatball appetizer and he didn't steer me wrong - it was terrific. For main course, I had the sea bass with shrimp, mussels, clams and a delicious sauce. Spot on! I tasted both desserts, a citrus panna cotta and a pear dessert with zabaglione and whipped cream. Actually didn't like either of these too much. The room could use a little sprucing up - looks like it hasn't been done in awhile. Mainly my experience was very positive and I would definitely come back.

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JG
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants, food is always amazing, service matches. You would not know this is here walking by, never disappoints. While the kitchen is small, it turns out some of the best food in the city.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently good. The service is always exemplary This is aneighborhood restaurant we always patronize. The food is always good. They take care of us, as hey do all patrons. I give gift cards to Il Mulino as Christmas presents.

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Went for lunch during restaurant week. It was nothing special. The service was excellent however.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experiance

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service. A classic Italian restaurant that is always unique and of the highest quality

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing dinner, service. The waiters make you feel like your at home!

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1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service food was very good but main attraction ambiance and service

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience as usual!

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best restaurant I have ever been to. Service and food were outstanding.

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Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience. Relatively small dining area but feels cozy not cramped. The cheese, zucchini and garlic bread they serve within minutes of sitting were delicious. It went up from there. Worth a visit!

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top restaurants in NYC.

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SR
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was recommended by a friend how insisted we would regret it if we did bot go. He was right. Such great service combined with fantastic dishes, This please is a must for anyone going to New York. It will be an annual stop for us now.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!!! Makes a wonderful meals feel special even if it is every day!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love it!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food ever!!!!

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh My Gosh! From the start where you are given thinly sliced grilled zucchini pieces, to the end with the after dinner drink, II Mulino impresses. The garlic bread, cheese, 5 other options of bread all before your apps come blew us away. The service was impeccable. Gotta check this place out. We will be coming back every time we go to NYC

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L
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, hospitality and ambiance! A wonderful evening!

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London
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Wonderful service and delicious food!

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to the whole team at Il Mulino for the wo derful experience. Food was absolutely fantastic. Authen5ic Italian vibe and cuisine

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Waiter should have informed us price os rack of lamb and not be chocked,!,,

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in New York City. Bar none. Every single thing they prepare is the most outstanding version of that dish possible. LOOK OUT FOR THE SPECIALS. Get the black truffle ravioli, the rack of lamb is unbelievable, and the dessert of the poached pear soaked in white wine and topped with zabaglione will knock you out. Wine list could be improved a bit, but not enough of a flaw to take away from the delicious food. Wonderful, wonderful place.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

All went well till I figured they charge me a different dish I ordered and cost $90 instead of the $45 I thought ... they said I ordered something different ... but i thought client is always right ! Did not happen this time

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BP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant t, wonderful time. Food is outstanding.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As per the last 10000 million times, fantastic. Never a single complaint !

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Was very disappointed with the overall experience. The ambiance felt unrefined and claustrophobic with waiters buzzing around and serving very casually and rushed. The food was mediocre at best and very expensive. We had to send back the porcini ravioli special (which came out suspiciously quickly) as it was drowned in a sauce that was too creamy and sticky and tasted like out of a can. The meatballs were average. The veal chops and the rack of lamb specials were ludicrously expensive ($72 and $90, respectively!!) and were not very good. The veal chop was the biggest disappointment of all. While it was appropriately cooked (medium rare) you could not taste the veal at all since it was covered in garlic, garlic crusted, garlic oil, garlic everything! All you could taste is garlic which stayed with me until the very next day. The lamb was over cooked and covered in a sauce which was too sour and overpowering. The best part of the meal was the wine - a brunello for $170. For this price tag do yourself a favor and go to Le Bernardin....not this atrocious restaurant.

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RV
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal food recommendations wine, ask for Rudy and share a grappa with Andrea. The most amazing buffalo mozzarella app and delicious pasta with white truffle and veal piccata to die for! Service impeccable. Overall A+ and we have eaten a lot of Italian food.

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great whenever with whoever for whatever occasion

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ET
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Mulino never disappoints. After dining there for over 20 years you appreciate the culinary experience. Every bite is perfect and you don’t want the meal to end. The Ricotta Cheesecake is to die for!

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KS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner exceeding expectation...top notch service and the food was memorable. I highly recommend the veal milanese and the spaghetti carbonara. You will not be disappointed.

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Best place in the city!

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