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Rafaella on Ninth

178 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10011 40.74515 -74.002262
at 21st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-741-3230 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Cafes, Coffeehouse, French, Italian, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 23rd St.



Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Daily
  • Delivery
  • Great Desserts
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering


  • Beer and Wine Only



Delivery Area

10th St. to 37th St., Fifth Ave. to West Side Hwy.


This venue is closed.

After a downcast restaurant season post-2001, only one of the three original Rafaella restaurants in the West Village remained—in a high-ceilinged square space in Chelsea. Fans continue to appreciate the generous portions and fresh ingredients at this holdout. The atmosphere feels like a cavernous café that coincidentally has table service; mismatched chairs, plush couches, marble-topped tables, and colored charcoal art hangings make up the interior, punctuated by exposed brick and huge windows. The far-reaching menu runs to crepes, salads, pizzas, and pastas—such as ziti and fresh tomatoes topped with arugula and chunks of broiled salmon. Don’t overlook the homemade cakes and tarts shielded by the glass display case, especially the Vesuvius cake, a decadent blend of chocolate mousse, caramel, nuts, and vanilla cream.