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Il Fornaio

132A Mulberry St., New York, NY 10013 40.718268 -73.997726
nr. Hester St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-226-8306 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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    8 out of 10

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Official Website

ilfornaionyc.com

Nearby Subway Stops

6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.; B, D at Grand St.

Prices

$8.95-$23.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Canal St. to Spring St., Centre St. to Bowery

Profile

This venue is closed.

Though the name translates as "the oven," the oven doesn't get a lot of use in this simple, family-run eatery. Pizza is only available on the lunch menu (as is the custom in Italy, where pizza's more a snack than a meal), bread is pre-packaged, and desserts aren't even available. Fake greenery and photos of D-list celebrities don't do much to spruce up a décor of white subway tiles and red brick, tchotchke-filled shelves and a smattering of tables topped first by white linen and then clear glass. The menu of faux Northern Italian dishes similarly disappoints. In a shrinking neighborhood with a reputation for slim pickings, this restaurant somehow manages to feel like one of the leftovers.

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